Highlanders sign Wallabies prop
The Highlanders confirmed the signing of Wallabies tighthead prop Jermaine Ainsley who has inked a two-year deal with the side that will see the New Zealand born player turn out for the Highlanders in 2021. Read more
Super Rugby Aotearoa Round One - Round Up
A thrilling final passage capped off the first spectacle of Super Rugby Aotearoa as the Highlanders snuck in with a 28-27 victory over the Chiefs in Otago on Saturday.
The following day saw Blues take on Hurricanes in what was a wonderfully competitive first half with a single point separating the teams at halftime (14-13) after tries by Dan Coles and Ben Lam for the Canes and Caleb Clarke and TJ Faiane for the home side.
An outstanding 65 minutes from @BluesRugbyTeam winger Caleb Clarke earns him a place in our #SuperRugby Aotearoa Team of the Week 🔥— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) June 15, 2020
🔟 Carries 🏃♂️
5⃣ Defenders beaten 🕺
2⃣ Clean breaks 💨
1⃣0⃣5⃣ Running metres 🔥
1⃣ Try 🏉
Super Rugby Aotearoa: Top Ten Players Of The Weekend
We have picked our top 10 players from the weekend, in no particular order, with five players featuring from each game.
Mark Telea has been one of the Top Performers of the opening half, here is a look at selected Stats pic.twitter.com/pG4khxjFr2— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) June 14, 2020
🎯 Damian McKenzie— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) June 13, 2020
🎯 Bryn Gatland
A thrilling finish to the first game in two months 🔥🙌pic.twitter.com/xfwWKopaSg
Lyon Confirm Six New Signings With Two Players Returning To The Club
Lyon have confirmed the signing of six players ahead of the 2020/21 season with two of the six players returning to the club.
The two returning players include former France International, Mathieu Bastareaud who returns to the TOP14 club after a stint in America with Rugby United New York. Full story
Tuilagi brothers join London Scottish
The Tuilagi brothers, Fred and Brian, have put pen to paper and will be pulling on a London Scottish jersey for the 2020/21 season.
Carrying one of the most well-known surnames in rugby, Fred and Brian’s father is former Leicester Tigers and Samoan legend, Freddie Tuilagi, not to mention their multiple uncles whom have all had blessed professional and international careers including none other than England superstar Manu Tuilagi. Full story
Chris Robshaw off to MLR as he signs for SD Legion
The second most capped England captain and Harlequins legend has signed with the San Diego Legion. He will join the Major League Rugby tournament for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Full story
Most Capped Test XV of 2000s
The most capped test side between 2000 and 2009 😮https://t.co/tyCDiH18OO— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) June 17, 2020
The best of the best of 2000s, we take a look at the most capped Test Team of the 2000s. Read more
Akira Ioane returns to the Blues starting XV
All Black loose forwards Dalton Papalii and Akira Ioane return to the Blues starting line-up for Saturday’s second round of the Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Chiefs in Hamilton.
They are the only changes from the team that accounted for the Hurricanes 30-20 in the first-round clash at Eden Park. Read more
PRO14 Targeting August Return
The PRO14 Board selected August 22 as a target date for the season to restart across all five competing territories.
The league's resumption will see teams finishing in the top two places in Conference A and B contest the semi-finals, with the final being scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12 September at a yet to be confirmed venue. Full story
Montpellier could face punishment having reportedly disguised the salaries of Johan Goosen and other star players
Last week French newspaper Midi Olympique reported that the LNR's salary cap manager Samuel Gauthier had found evidence that Montpellier have failed to adhere to the cap which is set in the region of 11.3 million euros. Full story
Ardie Savea starts for the Hurricanes against the Crusaders
Two changes for the Hurricanes as they bolster their pack with Lock Vaea Fifita getting the nod ahead of Scott Scrafton and Ardie Savea starting at 8 after making an appearance off the bench last week.
Five Reasons Why Round Two Of Super Rugby Aotearoa Will Be Even Better Than Round One
Following a blockbuster opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa, New Zealand prepares for round two of the competition with the second round of action promising to better the spills and thrills of the first.
Here are 5 reasons why Round Two of Super Rugby Aotearoa will be even better than Round One Full story
WRU calls off Judgement Day VIII
The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed that Judgement Day VIII that was scheduled to take place on the 18th April has been cancelled.
The Judgement Day VIII was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with organisers hoping it would be possible to re-schedule at a later date, but the recent announcement from PRO14 effectively rules out the idea of a near-capacity double-header occasion in Cardiff. Full story