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Jordie Barrett stars in Chiefs hammering, Sharks end wait for win in Sydney

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jordie Barrett scored two tries and laid on another in an emphatic win for the Hurricanes and the Sharks made a great start to their tour.       Jordie Barrett sparkled on his return...

Jordie sends a clear message to WC selectors

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having been rested last week Jordie Barrett was itching to get back into action. And it did not take him long to make his presence felt.     Playing in his preferred fullback position it only...

Super Rugby Team Of The Week: Round 10

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 10 of Super Rugby provided a few upsets with the Lions edging the Chiefs in Hamilton, The Sunwolves running the Hurricanes close in Japan while the Reds ended a 15-year-old drought in Durban beating...

Dominant Crusaders Spoil Ben Smiths Party

2 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...

Aaron Smith set to return ahead of schedule

2 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...

Israel Folau's Super Rugby record in numbers

2 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

2 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...

Scarlets v Edinburgh: Signings For Next Season

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head Coach - Brad Mooar The Crusaders Assistant coach will take over from Wayne Pivac at the end of the season. Mooar helped the Christchurch side to the last two Super Rugby titles. The 44-year-old will...

Hurricanes cling on to win derby thriller, Reds down Stormers

2 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...

New Zealand Under 20s named first squad of 2019

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The New Zealand Under 20 team will face Australia in their first game of the year later this month. Coach Craig Philpott has named the squad to travel to the Oceania Rugby U20 Championship.   Philpott...