Dane Coles rugby player
Dane Coles rugby player

Dane Coles

10th Dec 1986 1.84m/108kg Hooker

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

Julian Savea returns as the Hurricanes confirm 2021 squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hawke’s Bay’s Lolagi Visinia and Wellington’s Pepesana Patafilo will take up the final two spots in next year’s Hurricanes roster.    The 2021 squad will officially...

All Blacks See Off Pumas With A Clinical Performance

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand avenged their historic first ever defeat to Argentina two weeks ago with an emphatic 38-0 victory over the Pumas in the second last fixture of the Tri Nations Championship. New Zealand missed...

Akira Ioane starts for the All Blacks 'vital' test against Argentina

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play Argentina in the Tri Nations Test at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, on Saturday 28 November.   The key feature of the squad is the selection of loosehead...

Analysis: How Los Pumas managed to topple the All Blacks for the first time

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Heading into their Tri Nations test match against the All Blacks on Saturday, Argentina had never beaten the All Blacks with their record reading 29 tests, 28 losses and one draw.    Before...

'They must show some respect, I’m playing for my country' - Pablo Matera

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina claimed a famous victory over the All Blacks on Saturday in Western Sydney as the beat the three-time World Champions 25-15.   The Pumas were sensational from the get-go with Nicolas Sanchez...

All Black and Los Pumas teams named for Tri Nations clash

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Black and Los Pumas teams have been named for their Tri Nations Test at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney on Saturday 14 November.   The matchday 23 forward pack features the return of Joe Moody,...

The Seven Players Set To Make Their Debuts In Bledisloe IV

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Test Rugby undergoes a change with the start of every Rugby World Cup cycle and 2020 has been no different for the Wallabies and All Blacks.   Both sides have welcomed new head coaches in Dave Rennie...

Test Team of the Week

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A jam-packed weekend of test rugby saw the Six Nations come to a close while the Tri-Nations got underway with Australia hosting the All Blacks.   The action got underway in Australia with the All...