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New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominees

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Thursday New Zealand Rugby will have their awards.   New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said:  “Congratulations to all those nominated for awards.  Every year, the ASB...

Team of the Week - Champions Cup Round 2

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The European block is complete and 2 weeks of Champions Cup Rugby has seen a few upsets and a number of World Cup stars make their way back for hteir respective clubs. This weekend was full of action with...

Highlanders Reveal Refreshed Squad for 2020

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders will have a fresh new look in 2020 with 15 players in their first season with the southern-most Super Rugby club.   There is plenty of experience in the forwards with Liam Coltman, Ash...

Crusaders announce new-look 2020 Super Rugby squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders squad for 2020 has been named, with a number of debutants in the side, and some familiar faces who will be named in the 38-man squad for the first time.    Of the 12 new Crusaders,...

Blues Super Rugby 2020 squad confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues Coach Leon MacDonald has confirmed his 40-strong Super Rugby squad, with 26 of the players from the 2019 season returning with another 4 signings who have come through the Blues development system...

Hurricanes 2020 squad announced

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highly rated prop Tyrel Lomax and lock Scott Scrafton are two big additions to the Hurricanes squad for the 2020 Super Rugby season.   One test All Black Lomax has moved to the club on a four-year...

The Chiefs confirm Gatland's 2020 coaching team

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have announced the coaching team which will be joining Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland for the 2020 Super Rugby season.   Former Gallagher Chiefs first five-eighth and New Zealand Under...

ROUND 9 HIGHLIGHTS: North Harbour v Wellington – 2019

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

North Harbour survive a spirited 2nd half comeback by Wellington to go up to 3rd in the table and all but secure a playoff place. 78 points and 11 tries created a massively entertaining game with some fantastic tries on display. Wellington looked buried at half time but picked themselves up and put in a special 2nd half to come away with a valuable bonus point but will be disappointed they missed out on another one. North Harbour have done what they set the,selves to do and leave playoff chances in their own hands, but they have a rather tough task when they take on Canterbury...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 7 Round Up

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato gave Mitre 10 Premiership leaders Tasman plenty to think about before the southerners came home strongly to take the win in Hamilton on Saturday.     It was an impressive...

ROUND 7 HIGHLIGHTS: Waikato v Tasman – 2019

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tasman battle back from behind to overturn a a halftime deficit to beat a spirited Waikato team. The firsthalf saw Waikato put in a brilliant performance but Tasman changed things in the second half as Will Jordan played a crucial role in handing Tasman the win. They remain unbeaten as the Mako train rolls on