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Waisake Naholo's brother Kini set to make his Super Rugby debut for the Chiefs

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs kick off their final Super Rugby Aotearoa match for 2020 when they take on the Hurricanes at Sky Stadium this Saturday in Wellington. Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland has made several changes...

Two Rising Stars Re-Sign With The Hurricanes

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

 New Zealand Rugby and the Hurricanes have secured contract extensions for major local talents, Peter Umaga-Jensen and Asafo Aumua.   Umaga-Jensen’s mid-field talents have been front...

Team News: 50 Up For Wes Goosen As Coles Returns To The Starting XV

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hurricanes winger Wes Goosen will bring up 50 games for the Hurricanes on Saturday when he runs out against the Chiefs at Sky Stadium.   The winger has been with the Wellington-based side...

Super Rugby Aotearoa - Top stats performers from Round 8

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

At the conclusion of Round 8, the Crusaders hold their position at the top of the table after their defeat of the Chiefs while the Blues, lying in second place, still have a shot at the title should their...

How Three Teams Could Still Take The Super Rugby Aotearoa Title

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the hugely successful Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament nears conclusion, Round 8’s results have maintained the possibility of an exciting finish and the Blues’ victory over the Highlanders...

Super Rugby Aotearoa Team Of The Week Round Eight

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby Aotearoa heads into the closing stages of the competition with just two rounds remaining with the Crusaders leading the pack with 24 league points with the Blues hot on their heels with...

Super Rugby Aotearoa: The Top Five Players Of The Day

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders bounced back from their loss to the Hurricanes last weekend, running in 5 tries to beat the Chiefs 32-19.  The victory have won seven of their last nine Super Rugby games against the...

The Six Players Who Have Played 150 Games For The Crusaders

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black second-rower Sam Whitelock is set to become the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the Crusaders this weekend against the Chiefs and in doing so he joins an elite club of players to...

New Zealand Rugby Voices Concern Over ‘Player Burnout’ in Aotearoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to a report in businesslive.co.za, the New Zealand Rugby players’ union head has expressed concern about the physical and emotional effect that the high-intensity nature of Super Rugby...

Super Rugby Aotearoa - Top stats performers from Round 7 - most tackles, running metres, turnovers & more

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby Aotearoa has routinely delivered a healthy dose of quality rugby and thrilling moments with Round 7 being no exception. The visiting Hurricanes shook up the tournament this past weekend when...