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Dan Carter hailed as an 'icon' and one of the greats after announcing retirement

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There was a wave of tributes to legendary fly-half Dan Carter after the All Blacks great announced his retirement on Saturday.     Dan Carter was hailed as "one of the best to have ever...

Eklund signs as fulltime replacement for Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty hooker Kurt Eklund has been named as fulltime replacement for the Blues for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season. Eklund will replace hooker James Parsons who last week announced his retirement...

Rebels snap up Argentinian duo

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Melbourne Rebels have bolstered their 2021 playing squad by adding some South American flare, today officially announcing the signings of Argentinian duo, Lucio Sordoni and Ignacio Calás.   Sordoni...

Report: NRL Superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Set For Code Switch To Chase All Blacks Dream

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

National Rugby League superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is set to quit rugby league and chase his dreams of representing the All Blacks.   According to a report in the Australia Daily Telegraph, Tuivasa-Sheck will...

Blues talisman James Parsons announces his retirement

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues talisman James Parsons has today announced that he has decided to retire from all rugby.   Parsons finishes as the fourth highest capped Blues player (115 games) behind Keven Mealaumu, Jerome...

Crusaders lose Andrew Makalio for the 2021 Super Rugby season

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders hooker Andrew Makalio injured his neck following a collision while playing for Tasman towards the end of the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup.   Subsequent investigations and specialist opinions...

Wallabies scrumhalf Jake Gordon to lead the Waratahs in 2021

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waratahs head coach Rob Penney has today named the man set to lead a new era for the NSW Waratahs, with halfback Jake Gordon today named Captain.   Gordon takes over the armband from Wallabies flanker...

Former All Black Tamati Ellison joins Crusaders coaching group

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed the appointment of a fifth coach for the 2021 Sky Super Rugby season, with former All Black and Hurricanes utility, Tamati Ellison, joining the squad today. Ellison will fill...

2021 Queensland Reds Squad Announced

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Reds have continued to invest in developing elite Rugby talent at Ballymore with a total of 31 players retained from last year’s program ahead of the 2021 Super Rugby season.    Following...

Hurricanes to play Blues, Chiefs at Upper Hutt’s Maidstone Park

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Upper Hutt’s Maidstone Park will play host to the Hurricanes pre-season clash against the Blues and the Chiefs on February 13. It is the first time the venue has held a Super Rugby fixture, let...