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Thursday Morning Round Up

16 hours 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...

Can Canterbury be stopped?

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Mitre 10 Cup Premiership title has been based in Canterbury for the past three years and without a home semi-final this year, it is the perfect opportunity for another Province to getting their...

Maori All Blacks squad named for historic tour

2 days 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...

A look at the 7 new All Blacks

3 days ago by AllBlacks.com

Following the extended squad named by Steve Hansen we take a look at the 7 new All Blacks named. New Zealand will take on Japan, England, Ireland and Italy next month with the Bledisloe Cup game against...

All Blacks named for the November Tests

3 days 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

4 days 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...

Manu Samoa names team for Northern Hemisphere tour

1 week ago by Manu Samoa

Manu Samoa's squad for the forthcoming Northern Hemisphere Tour in November this year has been named.   Head coach Steve Jackson has retained most of the old heads in the team with a number of new...

A gutsy defensive effort by Otago to record historic win

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

At the back of 6 wins on the trot and an unbeaten season thus far, the men from Auckland had their eyes set on another scalp. However it was a Matt Faddes hat trick and a good defensive effort that saw...

Romano & Ioane push for All Black Call Ups

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Luke Romano Crusaders lock Luke Romano put in another outstanding performance for Canterbury today as he continues to put his hand up for a test recall. He was impressive at lineout time making...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Otago v Canterbury

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another strong performance by Canterbury as they claimed their 13th consecutive win over Otago. The visitors scored their first try of the match inside the first three minutes of the game when George Bridge...