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Highlanders name team for battle of the Mainland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

This weekend’s round 12 match up between the Highlanders and the Crusaders is a fitting fixture for a Culture round as it encapsulates the culture of rugby fandom in the South Island.    A...

Wales and Lions great ‘The King’ Barry John dies aged 79

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

John inspired the British and Irish Lions’ famous 1971 series victory over the All Blacks. Barry John, the Welsh rugby union great who was crowned ‘The King’ after inspiring the Lions’...

Matatu to play in Invercargill

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Matatū are excited to announce that Invercargill will play host to Round 1 of the defending champions’ Super Rugby Aupiki season, one of three homes games in 2024.   Our team, representing...

Amy Rule determined to help Black Ferns bounce back in Dunedin

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup-winning prop insists morale remains high in the New Zealand camp despite their 18-17 defeat to France on the opening weekend of WXV 1. Following on from a tough loss is not something...

World Rugby Hall of Fame to recognise five Rugby World Cup greats

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter (New Zealand), Thierry Dusautoir (France), George Smith (Australia), Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina) and Bryan Habana (South Africa) will become the latest legends inducted into...

Super Rugby Countdown: 23 Past Winners

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

With just 23 days left until the new Super Rugby season kicks off, we take a look at the 23 clubs who lifted the trophy since the competition's inception in 1993.   1996 Blues       The...

Highlanders and Crusaders set for Farmlands Cup showdown in North Otago

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a one-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Crusaders and Highlanders will have a pre-season showdown on Friday 10 February 2023 in Weston, North Otago for the Farmlands Cup.Through this annual event,...

The latest rumours, player movements and re-signings

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

We round up the week's latest rumours, signings, and re-signings.     Richie Mo'unga re-signs with New Zealand Rugby until at least 2023 Richie Mo'unga has signed...

Highlanders named for sixth match of the season in Christchurch

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have named their team for round seven of the DHL Super Rugby Pacific season. They will be playing the Crusaders at 7:05pm Friday at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch.   The team,...

Inaugural Super Rugby Aupiki squads announced

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The inaugural season of Super Rugby Aupiki reaches another milestone today with the announcement of player signings across the four teams. 105 players have signed contracts for 2022 and the first season...