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Former Highlander Shane Christie forced into retirement

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Highlanders and Tasman captain Shane Christie has been forced to retire due to ongoing symptoms from a concussion he suffered back in 2016.   The 32-year-old flanker missed the entire...

Monty Ioane re-signs with Benetton

4 months ago by Benetton Rugby

Benetton have announced that Monty Ioane has signed a new two-year deal with the club.    The Melbourne-born flyer has scored 9 tries in 10 appearances since signing with the side from the...

Monday Morning Round Up

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jono Gibbes named as new Waikato Mitre 10 Cup coach   Former Waikato captain Jono Gibbes has been appointed as the new head coach of Waikato for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup. Gibbes, 41, will return to...

Jono Gibbes named as new Waikato Mitre 10 Cup coach

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Waikato captain Jono Gibbes has been appointed as the new head coach of Waikato for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup.   Gibbes, 41, will return to New Zealand at the conclusion of the PRO 14 season...

Sir Graham Henry joins Auckland coaching staff

5 months ago by New Zealand Rugby

Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry is set to make a surprise return to coaching after being named as Auckland’s assistant coach for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup season.   In an announcement...

Alaimalo switches Taniwha for Mako

7 months ago by Tasman Mako

Solomon Alaimalo has signed a deal that will see him represent Tasman during the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup season after two productive years with Northland.   The outside back played all 21 games he could...

Taufua sidelined for 12 weeks

8 months ago by Crusaders Rugby

Tasman and Crusaders number eight Jordan Taufua broke his arm in Saturday's Mitre 10 Cup final.   Tasman lost 35-13 to Canterbury in Saturday's Mitre 10 Cup Final in Christchurch and Taufua was...

PREMIERSHIP FINAL HIGHLIGHTS: Canterbury v Tasman

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canterbury claimed a 35-13 home win over the Tasman Makos to notch up their ninth Premiership Title in 10 years. Tasman ran in the opening try and added a penalty soon after for a 10-0 lead....

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL HIGHLIGHTS: Wellington v Bay of Plenty

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thrilling game of rugby as Wellington secured promotion to the Premiership beating Bay of Plenty 59-45. Bay of Plenty came out the gates flying as they scored the first try of the match 3 minutes into...

Hawke’s Bay & Manawatu players cop suspensions

8 months ago by New Zealand Rugby

Hawke’s Bay’s Tony Lamborn and Manawatu’s Newton Tudreu have both received suspensions for their roles in an incident in the final round robin match of the Mitre 10 Cup on Sunday 15 October. Both...