The Bizarre Story of How Victor Matfield Was Finally Coaxed into Joining Toulon

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Several months before the 2007 World Cup in France, Tana Umaga had successfully convinced Wallaby stalwart George Gregan to take up with Toulon.   As excited as he was at the new prospect, in Gregan’s...

Newcastle Falcons sign Italian lock Marco Fuser

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italian lock Marco Fuser has signed a two-year deal with Newcastle Falcons.       Capped 33 times by Italy, the 29-year-old joins from Pro 14 side Benetton Treviso.         Fuser...

The Electric Ben Smith's All Black Debut

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As Mike Delaney stood in the centre of the field, ball in hand, waiting for referee Stuart Dickinson to give the signal to commence the tenth encounter between the All Blacks and the Azzurri, debutant...

Leinster Injury Update

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has issued a squad injury update as the team continues preparations for a return against Munster at Aviva Stadium on 22 August.   Cullen has confirmed that winger...

Super Rugby Aotearoa Team Of The Week Round Eight

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby Aotearoa heads into the closing stages of the competition with just two rounds remaining with the Crusaders leading the pack with 24 league points with the Blues hot on their heels with...

Dan Carter's stint with Blues may end without an appearance

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black first five Dan Carter has conceded that he might not make a single appearance for the Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa with just one game remaining for the Auckland-based the side.   Carter,...

Stand Out Players - Highlanders v Blues

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Forsyth Barr Stadium dished up a thriller as the Blues ran in 5 tries, their first win at the stadium, won the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy and were able to keep the pressure on the Crusaders. The Highlanders...

Second generation star: Caleb Clarke

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Catching up with young Blues sensation Caleb Clarke & his former All Blacks’ and Blues legend father Eroni Clarke to find out about life and rugby growing up.

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and confirmed transfers of the week.     Vern Cotter brings in reinforcements Vern Cotter has started to piece his backroom staff at Fiji together...

Quartet sign for Honda Heat

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Honda Heat have confirmed the signing of four players, with three South Africans joining the club as well as a New Zealander.    The Top League side have found a replacement for RG Snyman,...