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Perenara hunting Super Rugby record

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Record-seeking TJ Perenara was on Wednesday named to start at scrum-half in place of the injured Cam Roigard for the Hurricanes who face a huge challenge to their unbeaten Super Rugby record against the...

Japan Rugby League One Round 11 Review

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Brave Lupus Nearly ‘Rammed’ in a Sunday Thriller A comfortable Sunday afternoon it was not for Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, who needed a try six minutes from time by centre...

Super Rugby Preview: Highlander vs Moana Pasifika

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head to Head   The Highlanders beat Moana 45-17 away from home last season.     Highlanders Form   The Highlanders have been disappointing over the last few seasons and were...

First Highlanders team of 2024 to include five new debutants

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first official Highlanders team of 2024 is set to introduce no fewer than five debutants on Saturday night in Dunedin.  Head Coach Clarke Dermody expresses confidence in the team selected for...

Top referees selected in new-look development programme

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new-look development referee programme has been introduced in 2024 and features more than 70 of the country's leading referees.The programme sees the traditional High Performance squad disbanded in favour...

Erasmus signed to 2027 as Bok coaching team confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus – the mastermind behind the Springboks’ back-to-back Rugby World Cup titles of 2019 and 2023 – has returned to the role of head coach for the next four years, following...

Springboks look to scoop up former All Black into coaching staff

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to reports, the Springboks are set to sign former All Blacks flyhalf Tony Brown as an attack coach – and if they get this right, it will be a huge boost for the South Africans. Another...

Blues playmaker beats Auckland's 68 year old sporting record

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s hard enough to reach the heights of professional status as an athlete in any code, let alone two. But at 22 years of age, former Blues playmaker Jock McKenzie has broken...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Sungoliath Aiming to Avoid Feeling Blue They did it last season to Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights.They did it again just before Christmas to Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay.Can...

Force bolster burgeoning 2024 squad with addition of NZ duo Tapsell and Hume

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force continue to make waves ahead of the 2024 Super Rugby Women’s season with the major signings of New Zealand pair Pia Tapsell and Sheree Hume. Tapsell is a 25-year-old Black Ferns...