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Experienced heads return to New Zealand for 2018 Mitre 10 Cup

11 hours 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...

Super Rugby by the Numbers

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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...

Dane Coles included All Blacks training squad

2 weeks 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...

Player Ratings: Crusaders v Hurricanes

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Following the Crusaders' 20th Super Rugby home playoff win we rated both side's starting XVs out of 10:   CRUSADERS:  15. David Havili - 8  A solid game from Havili as he repaid...

Hurricanes Unchanged for Semi-Final

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have named an unchanged starting XV to head south for Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final against the Crusaders at Christchurch's AMI Stadium.   After defeating the Chiefs 32-31 in...

Super Rugby Playoff Team of the Week

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

We pick our team of the Week after the Hurricanes, Crusaders, Waratahs and Lions booked their places in the Super Rugby semi-finals.   1. Toby Smith An improved scrummaging performance compared...

Thumping hits from Barrett and Laumape as Hurricanes beat Chiefs

3 weeks ago by Rugby Dump

The Hurricanes have made the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 32-31 playoff win over the Chiefs. With five minutes left in the match, they had led 32-17. There were plenty of big tackles throughout, with...

Super Rugby Quarter-Final Highlights: Hurricanes v Chiefs

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

An extremely entertaining Super Rugby quarter-final with the Hurricanes coming away with 32-31 win over the Chiefs to progress into the semi-finals. The game burst into live in the opening minute...