NZ Rugby takes over at the Blues

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has retaken the reins of the Blues in a bid to avert what they saw as a looming crisis.   NZ Rugby is vowing to get the right people in the boardroom to fix the ailing franchise.   On...

The History of the Ranfurly Shield & what it means to New Zealand Rugby

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby's most prized trophy will be up for grabs on Friday when Taranaki host Manawatu. Taranaki have successfully defended the 'Log o Wood' twice this year during pre-season beating Poverty...

Bryn Gatland horror show script flipped after return from HIA

7 months ago by Rugby Dump

North Harbour edged Northland on Thursday in the opening game of the Mitre 10 Cup. Rene Ranger was a stand out, as we posted about, but another sub-plot was the story of Bryn Gatland. The number ten started...

Rene Ranger at his dynamic best as the Mitre 10 Cup kicks off with nailbiter

7 months ago by Rugby Dump

Forever a fan favourite, Rene Ranger put in another strong performance as Northland started their Mitre 10 Cup campaign earlier today against North Harbour. Unfortunately for them, they were edged 21-20,...

Mitre 10 Cup Top Performers - North Harbour vs Northland

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2018 Mitre 10 Cup 2018 is well and truely underway with the opening game turning out to be a thriller which was won by the narrowest of margins by the Premiership side, North Harbour. A few household...

Rene Ranger with a brilliant run and try assist

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rene Ranger has set up the opening Mitre 10 Cup try for 2018 with a brilliant run and pass.   Ranger, gets the ball from Debreczeni and runs 40m to set up the try for Tom Robinson

Mitre 10 Cup Round 1 Highlights: North Harbour v Northland

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A cracking game to get the Mitre 10 Cup season underway with both sides giving it their all. North Harbour enjoyed the vast majority of possession and territory but the Taniwha's defence stood strong at...

3 Sides that could end Canterbury's dominance

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Mitre 10 Cup is back! Defending Champions Canterbury will be aiming to win their fourth successive title and their 10th title since 2012. Canterbury have dominated the tournament in recent times, so...

Teams Announced for Mitre 10 Cup Opener

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northland and North Harbour will clash in the opening fixture of the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup tomorrow.    The last time these two sides met North Harbour beat Northland 22-31 in Whangarei...

Ireland U-20 Coach McNamara To Gain Coaching Experience With North Harbour

7 months ago by Irish Rugby News

Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has begun a three-month professional development placement with New Zealand's North Harbour who kick off their Mitre 10 Cup campaign against Northland on Thursday.