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Maori All Blacks Squad Announced

1 hour ago by Ultimate Rugby

Maori All Blacks Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named his squad to take on Manu Samoa in a two-match series commencing on 26 June and concluding on 3 July.    The squad will be captained by...

Watch: Christian Cullen makes his test debut 25 years ago today

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

25 years ago today, the rugby world was introduced to a legend of the game with young fullback Christian Cullen making his test debut against Samoa.   Cullen was cleared to make his debut on...

Saints sign Samoa international Brandon Nansen

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints today announce the signing of Samoa international Brandon Nansen.     Welcome, Brandon 🙌The @manusamoa international is headed for Franklin’s Gardens in 2021/22...

13 new caps named in Samoa's squad to face Maori All Blacks, Tonga

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thirteen new caps have been included in the Manu Samoa rugby squad to play the Māori All Blacks and Tonga in June and July.   Leinster bound prop Michael Alaalatoa will captain the 31-man squad...

Matches unveiled with festival of All Blacks, Maori and Pasifika rugby in July

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

An epic festival of All Blacks, Māori and Pasifika rugby matches has been confirmed for Aotearoa / New Zealand this July with the All Blacks, Māori All Blacks, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa all...

World Rugby and unions confirm men’s July test schedule

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A strong revised programme of men’s test matches is set to take place in July after all unions and World Rugby agreed to a revised schedule within the existing window.   Twenty-five of the...

Barbarians return to Twickenham to face Samoa in Killik Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Barbarian F.C. will face Samoa this autumn as the two sides meet at Twickenham for the Killik Cup on Saturday 27 November.     It will be just the second time the teams have met, the first...

CONFIRMED: Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua to join revamped Super Rugby competition

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a significant step forward for Pacific Island rugby, Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua have been granted conditional licences to join a planned new professional competition next year, New Zealand Rugby...

Warren Gatland announces coaching staff for 2021 Lions tour

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has announced his coaching staff for the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.   After much uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was finally decided that...

Michael Alaalatoa to join Leinster ahead of 2021/22 season

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that tighthead prop Michael Alaalatoa will join the club from the Crusaders ahead of the 2021/22 season.     The 29-year-old, capped at international level...