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NPC to continue without Auckland based teams

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed the Bunnings Warehouse NPC will continue without the Auckland based teams; North Harbour, Auckland and Counties Manukau, and will release a revised season draw in...

Next three weeks of Bunnings Warehouse NPC draw confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Bunnings Warehouse NPC will continue for the next three weeks without Auckland-based teams as New Zealand Rugby (NZR) considers options for re-integrating Auckland, North Harbour and Counties-Manukau...

Domestic and community rugby to resume outside of Auckland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed the Bunnings Warehouse NPC, Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) and Heartland Championship, outside of Auckland, will recommence from Friday 17 September.   Confirmation...

Looking ahead to Round 2: NPC

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 2 of the Bunnings NPC kicks off on Saturday with Counties Manukau hosting North Harbour at Navigation Homes Stadium. Counties will be looking to rectify their start to the competition after they...

All Blacks name squad for 2021 Rugby Championship

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks selectors, Head Coach Ian Foster, Assistant Head Coach John Plumtree and former All Black Grant Fox, have named their squad for the 2021 edition of the Rugby Championship.         🎥...

Pari Pari Parkinson returns for Maori All Blacks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Maori All Blacks team has been named to play Manu Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday 3 July.   Head Coach Clayton McMillan (Ngāi Te Rangi/Ngāi Tamawhariua/Te Rangihouhiri) has...

Nine debuts in Tonga's team to face the All Blacks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga have included nine new caps in its starting XV to play the All Blacks in the first game of the Steinlager Series at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.   Four of their substitutes could also...

Leinster's Academy Manager McNamara heads to South Africa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby Academy manager Noel McNamara has been appointed to a senior coaching role with a South African URC franchise.   Noel was head coach of the Ireland U-20s from 2018 to 2020 winning...