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Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

Blues unveil 2021 squad including Pat Lam's nephew AJ

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Blues are determined to ensure their progress in 2020 was no aberration after naming their squad for the Super Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman competitions.   The squad includes 12 current...

Chiefs confirm 11 new signings including two former Hurricanes and two highly rated halfbacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have confirmed their squad for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season and Trans-Tasman competitions.   With Warren Gatland working with the British and Irish Lions, Clayton McMillan will...

Bryn Gatland Bound for Chiefs

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Aaron Cruden and Tiaan Falcon off to Japan, a worrying void was developing in the Chiefs’ flyhalf stocks, however, a solution has appeared in the form of Bryn Gatland, who looks set to return...

Harlequins add to scrumhalf stocks

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins have announced the signing of 22-year-old scrum-half Lewis Gjaltema from Mitre10 side North Harbour ahead of the Club’s 2020/21 Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup campaigns. A...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 10 Highlights: Northland Vs Waikato

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northland produce a brilliant performance to beat Waikato and take some good momentum into the playoff next week. Waikato lead at the break after a good entertaining first half, but Northland were...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 10 Highlights: Bay of Plenty Vs North Harbour

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty have do it! They come from 21 points behind to beat North Harbour and claim their place in next weeks semi final. It was a hugely entertaining game as both teams were happy to run the ball....

All the action from Round 10 of the Mitre 10 Cup as semi-finals loom

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The semi-finalists who will contest the Mitre 10 Cup have been named after an action-packed Round 10. In today’s (Sunday) fixtures, all three losing teams, remarkably, posted 33 points and surrendered...