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Rene Ranger continues to perform despite Northland's loss

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a game of Rugby. 96 Points in an epic high scoring match. Hawkes come out victors 55-41. Hawkes Bay came out like a team possessed in the second half scoring 5 unanswered tries to blow Northland...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Hawke’s Bay v Northland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a game of Rugby. 96 Points in an epic high scoring match. Hawke's Bay come out victors 55-41. Not many teams lose games after scoring 41 points, and Northland looked the business in the first half....

Northland flanker Kara Pryor skins Fijian winger after farcical error by the TMO

1 month ago by Rugby Dump

Flanker Kara Pryor scored the most dubious of runaway tries as Northland crossed seven times to thump Manawatu 49-19 in Whangerei on Friday. It was a try that baffled not only those watching on, but the...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Northland v Manawatu

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northland get their first win over Manawatu in 7 years. And what a win it was. Dominated the game from the 6th minute onward.  Manawatu opened the scoring but that was it from them. Northland were ruthless on attack and ruthless on every mistake Manawatu made. They can be extremely happy with this result. Manawatu will have to have a long hard look at their defensive game today. Manawatu host...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Manawatu v Otago

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manawatu only have themselves to blame. Otago were brilliant in the 2nd half. They made Manawatu pay for the basic mistakes. Rob Thompson was impressive, but he was fighting a lonely battle out there....

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

2 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...

Liam Hallam-Eames suspended for four matches

2 months ago by New Zealand Rugby

Manawatu lock Liam Hallam-Eames has been suspended for four matches for striking an opposition player in his team’s Mitre 10 Cup match against Waikato on Saturday 18 August. Hallam-Eames was cited...