Team News: Hurricanes v Highlanders

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have won the last four games at Sky Stadium against the Highlanders. Due to minor injuries, Dane Coles, Fraser Armstrong, Gareth Evans and Reed Prinsep have not been included in the...

Hurricanes Sign Man-Mountain

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kaliopasi Uluilakepa, a Tongan-born tighthead prop, is the latest acquisition by the Hurricanes and one that is sure to bear fruit for the Wellington-based franchise.   Uluilakepa was born in Tonga...

Former Blues Midfielder on Life Support

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues centre, 26 year old Matt Johnson, is currently on life support after undergoing open-heart surgery.   Johnson suffered from a bout of rheumatic fever when he was just 13. It was serious enough...

Highlanders Reveal Refreshed Squad for 2020

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders will have a fresh new look in 2020 with 15 players in their first season with the southern-most Super Rugby club.   There is plenty of experience in the forwards with Liam Coltman, Ash...

Blues Super Rugby 2020 squad confirmed

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues Coach Leon MacDonald has confirmed his 40-strong Super Rugby squad, with 26 of the players from the 2019 season returning with another 4 signings who have come through the Blues development system...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 7 Round Up

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato gave Mitre 10 Premiership leaders Tasman plenty to think about before the southerners came home strongly to take the win in Hamilton on Saturday.     It was an impressive...

ROUND 7 HIGHLIGHTS: Southland v Counties Manukau – 2019

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Southland end their 27 game losing run with an outstanding performance over a lacklustre Counties Manakau team. Southland's confidence grew as the game went on, strong set pieces and disciplined defense was the key. They were helped by some poor errors from Counties. Southland will take massive confidence from this

Snubbed All Black Ngani Laumape scores a brilliant brace for Manawatu

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black centre scored a brilliant brace for Manawatu in the Mitre 10 Cup this weekend against Southland.   He linked up well with halfback Jamie Booth for the first try before putting in a superb...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 6 Preview

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mitre 10 Cup is at its halfway point with round six bringing plenty of must-win match-ups as the battle for playoff spots in both the Premiership and Championship heats up.     Waikato v Hawke’s...

ROUND 5 HIGHLIGHTS: Hawke's Bay v Southland

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hawke's Bay maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 41-23 home win over Southland in round 5. Hawke's Bay opened the scoring with an early try, but two Southland penalties saw the visitors...