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Nine new in the Canterbury NPC squad as Naholo moves from Taranaki

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The side will again be captained by High School Old Boys’ Reed Prinsep. “Reed’s a leader,” said Co Coach Mark Brown. “We felt he did a great job for us in the role last year...

Pari Pari Parkinson returns for Maori All Blacks

4 weeks 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...

Bryce Heem signs for the Blues

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Auckland and Northland player Bryce Heem will fill the final spot on the Blues roster for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.   The Auckland-born Heem, who played for the Chiefs and...

Rugby World Cup 2021 match schedule confirmed

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2021 aims to break the record for attendance at a women’s Rugby World Cup tournament, which is expected to be boosted by some mouth-watering matches, including hosts and reigning...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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...

Stunning pass leads to steam-rolled fullback as Macilai shows his class

8 months ago by Rugby Dump

Northland are through to the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final on the back of their 32-19 semifinal win over Otago. Winger Jone Macilai got things off to a brutal start by running over opposing fullback...