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New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2022 will be recognised at the ASB Rugby Awards, with nominees announced today.   This year’s awards will be presented live on Sky Sport 1...

Fainga’anuku to wing for All Blacks XV against the Barbarians

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks XV Head Coach Leon MacDonald has named strong team to challenge the Barbarians in their closing match at Tottenham Spur Stadium this Sunday.     Following a win against Ireland...

Patrick Tuipulotu to captain All Blacks XV team to face Ireland A in Dublin

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV team has been named to play Ireland A at RDS Arena in Dublin on Friday 4 November, kick-off at 7:45PM GMT (8:45AM Saturday 5 November NZDT).      The matchday 23 is...

All Blacks XV bolster squad ahead of Northern Tour

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV have called in an additional six players to join the squad, ahead of their inaugural Northern Tour against Ireland A (4 November) and Barbarians (13 November).   Cortez Ratima,...

Wales call up NZ-based Kate Williams

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Wales Women’s coaching staff have called up North Harbour Hibiscus and New Zealand Defence back row Kate Williams to replace the injured Alisha Butchers.   Born in Swansea, Williams’...

Hurricanes Announce 2023 Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have today named their 38-man squad for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.  While the core of the squad is maintained from 2022, five new signs have been named, with four players...

Blues name squad for 2023

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A fresh face with a familiar name is the Blues’ newest recruit for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.     Northland blind-side flanker Rob Rush, son of former All Black and Sevens...

All Blacks XV squad named for two-match tour against Ireland A and Barbarians

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Auckland and Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu will captain the inaugural All Blacks XV squad selected for two matches against Ireland A and the Barbarians next month. The 28-strong All Blacks XV squad was...