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Former New Zealand prop Johnstone becomes first openly gay All Black

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Campbell Johnstone hopes that coming out as gay will help others within New Zealand's sporting community.   Johnstone, who played three times for the All Blacks, including in a Test series against...

Ruahei Demant and World Cup winning Black Ferns shine at the ASB Rugby Awards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns co-captain and World Cup winner, Ruahei Demant has collected three major prizes at the 2022 ASB Rugby Awards, including the supreme Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year. As well as...

New Zealand Under 18 Sevens teams named for World School Sevens

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby announced today the selection of the New Zealand Under 18 Boys and Girls Sevens teams alongside the New Zealand Māori Under 18 Ngā Whatukura (Boys) and Ngā Māreikura (Girls) teams...

NZR elect first female Chair

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dame Patsy Reddy has become the first female Chair of New Zealand Rugby (NZR). She was elected Chair at NZR’s final Board meeting of the year in Auckland today and will replace outgoing Chair Stewart...

Highlander greats join Management Team

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Highlanders’ co-captains Nasi Manu and Ben Smith have joined the 2023 Highlanders’ management team. Manu, who co-captained the team with Smith to a Super Rugby Championship in 2015,...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2022 will be recognised at the ASB Rugby Awards, with nominees announced today.   This year’s awards will be presented live on Sky Sport 1...

Fainga’anuku to wing for All Blacks XV against the Barbarians

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks XV Head Coach Leon MacDonald has named strong team to challenge the Barbarians in their closing match at Tottenham Spur Stadium this Sunday.     Following a win against Ireland...

Patrick Tuipulotu to captain All Blacks XV team to face Ireland A in Dublin

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV team has been named to play Ireland A at RDS Arena in Dublin on Friday 4 November, kick-off at 7:45PM GMT (8:45AM Saturday 5 November NZDT).      The matchday 23 is...

All Blacks XV bolster squad ahead of Northern Tour

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV have called in an additional six players to join the squad, ahead of their inaugural Northern Tour against Ireland A (4 November) and Barbarians (13 November).   Cortez Ratima,...

Hurricanes Announce 2023 Squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have today named their 38-man squad for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.  While the core of the squad is maintained from 2022, five new signs have been named, with four players...