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All Blacks XV bolster squad ahead of Northern Tour

1 month 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

1 month 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...

Crusaders announce 2023 squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A returning Crusader, a local boy done good, and a few fresh out-of-towners – here’s your first look at the Crusaders squad for 2023. These boys will represent the club and the history of the...

Leicester Fainga'anuku leaves All Blacks squad ahead of Japan test

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders back Leicester Fainga'anuku has left the All Blacks squad for family reasons and is out of the test against Japan in Tokyo on Saturday night.     Assistant coach Scott McLeod has...

Joe Marler to play for Barbarians vs All Blacks XV

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins star Joe Marler will pull on the iconic Barbarians FC jersey next month as the famous invitational side face an All Blacks XV at Tottenham Stadium on Sunday, November 13.     Marler...

Brodie McAlister re-signs with Crusaders until 2025

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brodie McAlister has re-signed with the Crusaders, adding depth and maturity to an already strong 2023 line up.    The 25-year-old has impressed since his fulltime Super Rugby selection in...

All Blacks winger George Bridge leaves the Crusaders

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders and Canterbury have confirmed the departure of All Blacks winger George Bridge.   Bridge, 27, has fell out of favour with the Crusaders and All Blacks this year and following the news...

Sevu Reece extends contract with Crusaders, All Blacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Star All Black Sevu Reece has signed a new deal with the Crusaders and NZR which will take him through to 2024.    Since joining the Crusaders in 2019, Reece has notched up 55 appearances,...

Highlanders and Crusaders set for Farmlands Cup showdown in North Otago

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a one-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Crusaders and Highlanders will have a pre-season showdown on Friday 10 February 2023 in Weston, North Otago for the Farmlands Cup.Through this annual event,...

All Blacks XV squad named for two-match tour against Ireland A and Barbarians

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Auckland and Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu will captain the inaugural All Blacks XV squad selected for two matches against Ireland A and the Barbarians next month. The 28-strong All Blacks XV squad was...