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Nowell's Return Revives Exeter's Hopes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

No team has ever qualified for the European Championship knockout having not won one of their opening three games of the group stages. However, a very hearty performance by the Exeter Chiefs and the return...

2018 New Zealand Rugby Award Winners

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

• Kendra Cocksedge dominates awards taking Player of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year and Fiao’o Faamausili Medal• Black Ferns Sevens win first ever adidas New Zealand Team of...

All Blacks to play Tonga in Hamilton in 2019

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks’ haka will face the Ikale Tahi sipi tau when the two teams meet in a one-off pre-Rugby World Cup Test match in Waikato in September next year, New Zealand Rugby announced today.     New...

Introducing New Zealand's Super Rugby class of 2019

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thirty three new faces feature among the 190 professional players contracted by New Zealand’s five Investec Super Rugby clubs for the 2019 season.    The Blues, Chiefs, Wellington, Crusaders...

The Chiefs snap up Rebels and NZ 7s star for 2019

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Chiefs squad announced today won’t need to look far for inspiration when pulling on the jersey next season.   Star prop Angus Ta’avao was called into the 2018 squad as an injury...

Highlanders bring back cult hero Marty Banks for 2019

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have today announced an experienced squad to play the 2019 Super Rugby season.     Just seven new caps amongst the 38 man squad with five of those in the forwards. Hooker Ray...

Strong Crusaders squad confirmed for 2019

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders squad for 2019 has been named, and will feature five new players for the Super Rugby season. Head Coach Scott Robertson, alongside Assistant Coach Brad Mooar and Forwards Coach Jason...

Six new faces in Hurricanes 2019 Super Rugby squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have opted for continuity with the selection of the 2019 squad for the Super Rugby season.   There are just six new faces in new head coach John Plumtree’s 38-man squad, with dynamic...

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL HIGHLIGHTS: Waikato v Otago

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato win the Championship and by default go back into the Premiership next season. When you look at the game, it was a relatively...

Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final Top Performers

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato return to the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership next year after they beat Otago 36-13 in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship final.   Jono Gibbes side was on top for most of the game and got some revenge...