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The Chiefs snap up Rebels and NZ 7s star for 2019

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Chiefs squad announced today won’t need to look far for inspiration when pulling on the jersey next season.   Star prop Angus Ta’avao was called into the 2018 squad as an injury...

Waikato winger scores four tries in epic semi-final

5 months ago by Rugby Dump

Waikato winger Sevu Reece scored four tries in a scintillating semi-final clash against Northland in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship.

SEMIFINAL HIGHLIGHTS: Waikato v Northland - 2018

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fantastic game of rugby. But we expecting it from these two attacking teams. Waikato really turned it on in the 2nd half and end the end were too strong for Northland, who can be very proud of their effort....

Thursday Morning Round Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hughes handed a six-week ban Wasps no.8 Nathan Hughes is set to miss England’s first three autumn Tests through suspension.   Hughes has been banned for six weeks after he punched Gloucester...

The Battle for Promotion in the Mitre 10 Cup

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The battle for promotion to the Premiership division of the Mitre 10 Cup kicks off this weekend with Waikato hosting Northland and Otago hosting Hawke's Bay.   Here are two sets of semi-finals:      The...

Maori All Blacks squad named for historic tour

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Maori All Blacks squad to play in the USA, Brazil and Chile for their end of year tour, has been named today.   Five players in Japan with the All Blacks will later join the Maori All Blacks...

All Blacks named for the November Tests

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen has named his 32 man squad for the November Tests with just one uncapped player in Dalton Papali'i. Matt Todd returns to the squad.       Loose forward Matt Todd has...

Canterbury's worst finish since 2014

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Mitre 10 Cup finishing the group stages, Canterbury will stay in the hunt for the title but won't host a play off game for the first time since 2014. Auckland and Tasman bagged the top two spots...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Northland v Southland

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northland end up getting a bonus point win but it was far from a spectacle. It was all Southland in the...