Aaron Cruden rugby player
Aaron Cruden rugby player

Aaron Cruden

8th Jan 1989 1.78m/84kg Fly Half

Former All Black Ben Smith set to make his comeback from retirement

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black fullback Ben Smith will make his comeback from retirement this weekend for Japanese club Kobelco Kobe Steelers.     Smith brought his career to an end after the 2021 Top League...

Watch: Israel Folau scores a match winner on his return to rugby union

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau made a try-scoring comeback to rugby union on Saturday dotting down in the 75th minute of Shining Arcs 23-24 win over Kobe Steelers.   With Kobe leading 18-17...

Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

James O'Connor linked with Super Rugby Aotearoa switch

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies and Reds ace James O'Connor has been linked with another move away from Australia with the latest reports linking him with a move to New Zealand.   In the same week that O'Connor was linked...

Bryn Gatland Bound for Chiefs

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Aaron Cruden and Tiaan Falcon off to Japan, a worrying void was developing in the Chiefs’ flyhalf stocks, however, a solution has appeared in the form of Bryn Gatland, who looks set to return...

How the All Blacks fared in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup was a special one as the bulk of the All Blacks squad were made available to their regional sides, an extremely rare occurrence as New Zealand's...

Aaron Smith and NMS included in Turbos team

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Smith will turn out for the Manawatu Turbos for the first time in NINE years this weekend and will be joined by the exciting return of Nehe Milner-Skudder.   Aaron Smith’s long-awaited...

Super Rugby Aotearoa - Top stats performers from Round 8

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

At the conclusion of Round 8, the Crusaders hold their position at the top of the table after their defeat of the Chiefs while the Blues, lying in second place, still have a shot at the title should their...

Super Rugby Aotearoa Team Of The Week Round Eight

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby Aotearoa heads into the closing stages of the competition with just two rounds remaining with the Crusaders leading the pack with 24 league points with the Blues hot on their heels with...