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Steve Hansen confirms Japan move

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that he has taken up a role with the Toyota Verblitz as director of rugby ahead of the next Top League season in Japan.     In...

Read needs to take a bow – Hansen hails outgoing All Blacks captain

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen lauded the leadership of Kieran Read after New Zealand sent their outgoing coach and captain on their way with a 40-17 demolition of Wales in the Rugby World Cup bronze match.     The...

All Blacks give Steve Hansen and co. a fitting farewell

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand put on a show in Steve Hansen's last game in charge, Ben Smith scoring two of their six tries in an emphatic win.     Ben Smith marked his swansong with a double as New Zealand...

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand 40-17 Wales

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Smith marked his swansong with a double as New Zealand ended the Steve Hansen era by hammering Wales 40-17 in an entertaining Rugby World Cup third-place play-off.     The All Blacks...

South Africa Name Team for Rugby World Cup Final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fit-again wing Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team in the only change to the match 23 for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama International Stadium.     He...

Springboks without star man Kolbe for semi-final clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Powerful winger Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting line-up for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium     Nkosi...

A look at Wales' opening game against Georgia

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alun Wyn Jones has been lauded by Wales coach Warren Gatland as he prepares to rack up a landmark appearance against Georgia.       Wales coach Warren Gatland hopes Alun Wyn Jones...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...

Springboks name final training squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok training squad of 36 players assembled in Bloemfontein on Sunday for a four-day Rugby World Cup camp in Bloemfontein as part of the Boks’ preparations for the global tournament which...

Springboks name squad to travel to New Zealand

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks have confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and Argentina in the next three weeks.   SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus,...