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Experienced heads return to New Zealand for 2018 Mitre 10 Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup, we take a look at the biggest names returning to New Zealand to feature in New Zealand's premier provisional competition.    Thomas Waldrom - Wellington   The...

Players to Watch during the Mitre 10 Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Mitre 10 Cup is just days away and New Zealand’s provincial competition is renowned for unearthing the stars of the future. We narrowed down our list to 10 stars who could have breakthrough campaigns...

Super Rugby by the Numbers

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Now that the dust has settled on yet another stellar Super Rugby season that saw the Crusaders claim back to back titles we take a look at who dominated the numbers during the 2018 season.   Surprisingly...

Unselected All Blacks XV

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks are the World's best team for a number of reasons, one of them being their enormous amount depth in a number of positions.    All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen and his...

All Blacks name squad for 2018 Rugby Championship

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks have named their squad for this year's Rugby Championship. The squad also features two uncapped players. Crusaders and Tasman prop Tim Perry, who played two non-Tests on last year's Vista...

Super Rugby Final Preview

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2018 Super Rugby Final is a historic one, it will be the first time that the same teams are playing against each other in successive finals.   Last year, the Crusaders did what was deemed...

Crusaders Make Two Changes For Super Rugby Final

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders will host the Lions in Christchurch this Saturday night, in the Super Rugby Final. The match will be the first time the Crusaders have played a Final on home soil since 2008. Head...

Scott Robertson's Incredible Coaching record

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders will be looking to win back-to-back Super Rugby titles when they host the Lions this weekend with Head Coach Scott Robertson guiding his side to consecutive finals in his first two years...

Dane Coles included All Blacks training squad

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles has been included in an All Blacks training squad in the build-up to the Rugby Championship.   There is no guarantee he will face Australia in...

Julian Savea somehow finishes in the corner then steamrolls an All Black

4 months ago by Rugby Dump

Former Test winger Julian Savea had another top game on Saturday, despite being part of a losing cause, as the Hurricanes went down 30-12 to the Crusaders in their Super Rugby semi-final. Savea beat three...