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Highlanders welcome back de Groot for Final Pre-Season game

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have included All Black, Ethan de Groot, for this week’s pre-season clash set to take place in Methven. This Friday’s match will see the Highlanders take on the Crusaders, who...

Top referees selected in new-look development programme

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new-look development referee programme has been introduced in 2024 and features more than 70 of the country's leading referees.The programme sees the traditional High Performance squad disbanded in favour...

Ben Funnell eager to add final chapter to career

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Crusaders hooker Ben Funnell has been handed the chance to add a final chapter to his Super Rugby career after signing with the Western Force. Funnell played 89 Super games for the Crusaders between...

Ardie Savea wins top prize at ASB Rugby Awards

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A month after claiming World Rugby’s biggest prize, Ardie Savea has claimed the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year at this evening’s ASB Rugby Awards. It is the second time Savea...

Canterbury Rugby announce NPC coaching group for 2024 and beyond

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canterbury Rugby is pleased to confirm the extension of NPC head coach Marty Bourke through to 2025 along with Assistant Coaches Alex Robertson, Craig Dunlea and Matt Todd. Canterbury Rugby would also...

Japan Rugby League One | Round 1 Preview

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One - Semi-Finals Revisited Defending champions, Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay, will need to hit the ground running as they open their Japan Rugby League One campaign against Tokyo Suntory...

Hurricanes Poua 2024 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki Squad named

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have announced their 2024 Hurricanes Poua squad for the upcoming Sky Super Rugby Aupiki competition. Hurricanes Poua Head Coach Ngatai Walker has named an exciting squad with 13 new...

Mo'unga ready to forget All Blacks after Japan switch

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand playmaker Richie Mo'unga said Tuesday that he can imagine playing in Japan "until I retire" and is not thinking about a future return to the All Blacks. Mo'unga has moved to Toshiba Brave...

Trio To Sign For Munster

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to confirm the signing of Oli Jager from the Crusaders with the tighthead prop signing a contract until the summer of 2027. Hooker Eoghan Clarke is rejoining Munster...

Munster close in on signing of tighthead prop Jager from New Zealand

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

MUNSTER ARE UNDERSTOOD to be closing in on the signing of tighthead prop Oli Jager, who has been playing with the Crusaders in New Zealand since 2017. The former Ireland U18 international grew up in Kildare...