New Zealand

Ethan Blackadder back for the Crusaders

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have named their squad for the first of two home games to close out the regular season.   Our boys will do the jersey proud when they take the field on Saturday night against the...

Second Bok alignment camp kicks off in Cape Town

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks will kick off their second in-person alignment camp in Cape Town on Wednesday – a month before their opening Test of the season against Wales in London on 22 June – with a group...

Sean Maitland to retire from rugby

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

SARACENS CAN TODAY REVEAL THAT SEAN MAITLAND WILL RETIRE FROM RUGBY AT THE END OF THE SEASON. The winger, who has been at the forefront of the game for well over a decade will hang up his boots after...

Jack O’Donoghue Set For 200th Appearance

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Friday’s United Rugby Championship Round 17 clash with Edinburgh at Hive Stadium will see Jack O’Donoghue make his 200th appearance for the province. In doing so, the Waterford man will become...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Semi-fianls preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights (1) v Yokohama Canon Eagles (4)Saturday May 18 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo, 2.05pm (JT) Just how long can this continue?It’s now over a decade since...

Jack O’Donoghue Set For 200th Munster Appearance

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Friday’s United Rugby Championship Round 17 clash with Edinburgh at Hive Stadium will see Jack O’Donoghue make his 200th appearance for the province. In doing so, the Waterford man will become...

Bristling Benetton eye SA sweep at Fortress Loftus

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Benetton Rugby have emerged as a BKT United Rugby Championship powerhouse and the Italians are poised to achieve an unprecedented clean sweep of the South African teams. A narrative that would have seemed...

Composure the name of the game for businessman Umaga

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacob Umaga showed plenty of composure with his match-winning heroics for Benetton Rugby in Durban last weekend - which is rather appropriate given his business interests outside the game. Along with...

Highlanders name team for GordonHunter Memorial Trophy clash

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

This weekend’s clash against the Blues in Auckland will not only be round 13 of the DHL Super Rugby Pacific competition but also present an opportunity for the Highlanders to play for the Gordon...

A story of "Real Champs" vs "People's Champs" Part 2: A Cold War

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

If you have not read part one this story, stop right now, and go find it. If you were with this us last time, then you will have gotten to know of the rise of the “People’s Champs”. The...