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NPC kicks off new era

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new era of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC rugby kicks off in Palmerston North this Friday where Manawatū hosts Canterbury, in the first match of a 2022 season that will see one team crowned as the national...

Black Ferns named for O’Reilly Cup Test series

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Black Ferns continue to build to the Rugby World Cup 2021, played in 2022, Director of Rugby Wayne Smith as named a 33-player squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia.       The...

Next Generation of Highlanders Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have signalled a strong focus on the future with the signing of five of their young stars on three-year Super Rugby contracts beginning in 2024. All players are recent graduates of or currently...

Mallett predicts scrum time to be All Black downfall against Boks

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok boss and current rugby pundit Nick Mallett has aired the view that the wounded All Blacks do not possess the necessary balance to topple the world champion Springboks.    Coming...

All Blacks Name Rugby Championship Squad: Foster and Cane retained

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named the following squad for the 2022 edition of the Rugby Championship. The bulk of the Steinlager series squad has been retained as the All Blacks set their sights on...

Former All Black Greg Cooper named Utah’s new Head Coach

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Greg Cooper is the new Head Coach of the Utah Warriors.   The 57-year-old New Zealander fills a role left vacant after the departure of Shawn Pittman halfway through the 2022 campaign. Assistant...

World’s top players to wear Smart Mouthguards at Rugby World Cup 2021 in landmark agreement to help reduce concussions

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Prevent Biometrics to play a leading role in informing and advancing injury-prevention at Rugby World Cup 2021   Participating teams will wear Prevent Biometrics’ instrumented mouthguards...

Maori All Blacks v Ireland: All You Need To Know

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

With a new captain and a rejigged back-line, Ireland begin the last week of their summer tour in New Zealand's capital city where the Māori All Blacks will provide stiff opposition again. 2022 SUMMER...

Latest World Rankings: France go top, Ireland second

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France have reached the summit of the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since the rankings were introduced.     Les Bleus go top and Ireland are now second in an unprecedented...