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Watch: The giant Australian lock that's attracting Super Rugby interest

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Standing at 204cm and hitting the scales at “about 120kg’s", Callum MacDonald is set to make the step up to professional rugby with Super Rugby clubs in Australia and New Zealand...

Experienced front rower re-signs with Waratahs

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The NSW Waratahs have secured the signature of experienced hooker, Damien Fitzpatrick for the Super Rugby 2020 season. Entering his ninth season as a NSW Waratah, Fitzpatrick will again be in the engine...

Jordie Barrett is set to sign a new NZ Rugby deal with a twist - report

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having shown some contract flexibility with the likes of Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock and Beauden Barrett, NZ Rugby looks set to make similar accommodations for Jordie Barrett.   The young utility...

Accessing the All Blacks openside options ahead of the Rugby World Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Matt Todd is arguably one of the unluckiest All Black openside flanker with the Crusaders man's career starting while Richie McCaw was still donning the Crusaders red and All Blacks' black.   Following...

The Crusaders name Brad Mooar's replacement

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed Scott Hansen will join their coaching group in 2020, following the departure of Brad Mooar earlier this month. Hansen will replace Mooar as Crusaders Assistant Coach for...

Meet the rookie loosehead and Fijian powerhouse the Wallabies are unleashing on the Springboks

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika sprung a few surprises when naming his first Wallabies 23 of the year with James Slipper and Nic White returning to the test fold.   However, the two debutants...

Du Preez twins make early Sharks exit

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sharks have confirmed that loose forward duo Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez will leave the Durban-based franchise with immediate effect and join their older brother Robert du Preez at the Sale Sharks on...

The Sharks partways with their coach and appoint a new CEO

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sharks have confirmed that they have parted ways with coach Robert du Preez on the same day as they confirmed that Eduard Coetzee would be taking over from Gary Teichmann as the franchise's...

Predicting the first All Black 23 of 2019

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has revealed that openside flanker Sam Cane will lead the World Champions in their opening Rugby Championship encounter against Argentina on July 20.   Regular...

Could the Hurricanes turn to a former Cane to replace Beauden Barrett?

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black flyhalf and two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett's move to the Blues could cause somewhat of domino-effect on flyhalf movement in New Zealand.   New Zealand Rugby announced...