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14 All Blacks released to play NPC this weekend

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The following players have been released by the All Blacks to play in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC this weekend:   Counties Manukau: Nepo Laulala, Dalton Papalii, Hoskins SotutuTaranaki: Stephen...

NPC kicks off new era

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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...