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2018 New Zealand Rugby Award Winners

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

• Kendra Cocksedge dominates awards taking Player of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year and Fiao’o Faamausili Medal• Black Ferns Sevens win first ever adidas New Zealand Team of...

Hansen hails outstanding Ben Smith ahead of Pau switch

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Smith's lengthy association with New Zealand Rugby will end after the 2019 World Cup when he makes the switch to Top 14 side Pau.         New Zealand coach Steve Hansen...

Ben Smith confirms departure from New Zealand at end of 2019 season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Highlanders outside back Ben Smith has confirmed that he will be leaving New Zealand Rugby at the end of the 2019 season.     32-year-old Smith, who has played 76...

Clarke's Defence Proves Worthy

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the end it was a try in the last minute by Gerbrandt Grobler that put the nail in the coffin. However, like they say the best form of attack is defence and a strong defensive effort by Freddie...

Hisa Sasagi signs for Saracens

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

31-year-old prop Hisa Sasagi has arrived at Saracens from New Zealand provincial side Otago and will provide cover for the Premiership champions on a short-term deal.   Sasagi...

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL HIGHLIGHTS: Waikato v Otago

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato win the Championship and by default go back into the Premiership next season. When you look at the game, it was a relatively...

Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final Top Performers

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato return to the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership next year after they beat Otago 36-13 in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final.   Jono Gibbes side was on top for most of the game and got some revenge...

Friday Morning Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland Could be No.1 in World by the end of the Weekend     Ireland could head into their first November test fixture against Italy as the number one ranked side in the world but they...

Waikato out for Ranfurly Revenge

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato and Otago face off in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final today with a place in the Premiership next season on the line.   Since 2006, the two sides have faced off 9 times with Waikato claiming...

Myles Thoroughgood signs for Yorkshire Carnegie

2 months ago by Yorkshire Carnegie

Yorkshire have further boosted their squad for this season with the capture of two talented young players from New Zealand. 23-year-old fly-half or full-back Myles Thoroughgood has signed for the remainder...