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Crusaders roar past rivals Highlanders

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Smith marked a milestone appearance with an early try for the Highlanders, but they were soon swept away by the Crusaders.       The Crusaders moved 11 points clear at the top...

Match Highlights: Crusaders v Highlanders

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An outstanding second half performance by the Crusaders saw them cruise to a 43-17 home win over the Highlanders in round 9 of Super rugby. The Highlanders got off to the perfect start with an early...

Dominant Crusaders Spoil Ben Smiths Party

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders headed to Christchurch looking to end a four-game losing streak and pay tribute to one of the legends of the franchise, Ben Smith, who was celebrating his 150th appearance for the Southernmost...

Ben Smith scores two minutes into his 150th game for the Highlanders

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It did not take Ben Smith long to celebrate his 150th Super Rugby match with a try as he sliced through the Crusaders' defence to dot down inside the first three minutes.   The try was his 38th...

Aaron Smith set to return ahead of schedule

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Highlanders scrumhalf Aaron Smith is on track to return against the Sunwolves in a fortnight.     Smith injured his ankle in round six against the Blues at Eden Park and had...

Milestone match for Ben Smith against the Crusaders

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Smith will play his 150th game for the Highlanders on Friday night. Highlander #160 he made his debut in 2009 and debuted later that year for the All Blacks (75 games), he has scored 190 points for...

Israel Folau's Super Rugby record in numbers

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After he surpassed Doug Howlett's Super Rugby try-scoring record, we look at Israel Folau's career in the competition in numbers.         Israel Folau made Super Rugby history...

Super Rugby Team Of The Week: Round 8

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another round of Super Rugby has come and gone with the Sharks victory over the Lions one of the standout results of the round while the Blues claimed their fourth consecutive victory. Elsewhere the Jaguares...

Hurricanes cling on to win derby thriller, Reds down Stormers

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes withstood huge late pressure to beat the Highlanders, while the Stormers were beaten by the Reds.     Ardie Savea bagged two tries as the Hurricanes beat the Highlanders 31-28...

Israel Dagg announces his retirement from rugby

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Crusaders outside back Israel Dagg has confirmed he is hanging up his boots, announcing his retirement from rugby.    The injury-enforced announcement comes after 30-year-old...