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Liam Messam returns as the Chiefs make 20 changes for their final round robin match

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named his  team to face the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday 1 May with 20 changes to the matchday 23 from last week.   The youthful twenty-three includes...

Chiefs call on services of seasoned warrior

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have called on the services of an old stalwart as a solution to some injury problems in the squad.    Liam Messam and Taranaki loose forward Tom Florence will make themselves...

Mitchell Brown to start in 50th Chiefs game

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs return refreshed from their bye week to venture south this Saturday to take on the inform Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.   Loosehead prop Aidan Ross, hooker Samisoni...

Pita Gus Sowakula returns as Chiefs stick with McKenzie at fullback

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named his Chiefs team to face the Blues on home soil following their 35-29 win over the Hurricanes last weekend. McMillan has made three changes to his starting fifteen...

Josh Lord and Kaylum Boshier in-line to make Super Rugby debut

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clayton McMillan has named his Chiefs team to challenge the Crusaders in their second game of this year’s Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa competition at Orangetheory Stadium on 13 March.   McMillan...

New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has announced the 2021 High Performance Referee Squad which will oversee all national competitions.   High Performance Referee Manager Bryce Lawrence said:   "We're really...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads confirmed

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experience and continuity run through the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads announced today with just 26 rookies across New Zealand’s five clubs and just nine player transfers.     The...

Blues unveil 2021 squad including Pat Lam's nephew AJ

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Blues are determined to ensure their progress in 2020 was no aberration after naming their squad for the Super Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman competitions.   The squad includes 12 current...