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The Hurricanes sign former Blues' pivot Simon Hickey

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes backline is set to be bolstered with the signing of first-five Simon Hickey. Originally from Auckland, the 26-year-old made a name for himself as the Captain of the Kings College 1st...

PRO14 Targeting August Return

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO14 has today confirmed a return to play date as well as a reduced format to finish the 2019/20 season following a five-month Covid-19 pandemic hiatus.     The PRO14 Board selected August...

Zebre Shakes Up Coaching Staff

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Bradley, former coach of Connacht and Edinburgh and current coach of struggling Italian side Zebre, has opted the shake up his coaching staff before the resumption of the Pro14 competition.   Alessandro...

Ins and outs: A full list of the 2020/2021 Transfers

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

This is a list of player transfers involving all of the top flight leagues before or during the 2020-21 season.     Premiership BATH Players in: Ben Spencer (Saracens), Will...

Weekly Round Up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

How the Blues could line up with Beauden Barrett and Dan Carter:     With Dan Carter having signed with the Blues for Super Rugby Aotearoa, Blues head coach Leon MacDonald has a...

Rising Star In High Demand In Europe After Reds Exit

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Reds fly-half Isaac Lucas finds himself in high demand following his exit from the Super Rugby franchise.   According to the Rugby Paper, Glasgow Warriors, Munster, Bath, Edinburgh and London...

Ins and outs: A full list of the TOP14 2020/2021 Transfers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

This is a list of player transfers involving all of the TOP14 clubs before or during the 2020-21 season.   AGEN Players in: Morgan Phelipponneau (Castres), Jean-Marcellin Buttin...

Tyler Bleyendaal calls time on his career with immediate effect

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster have confirmed that playmaker Tyler Bleyendaal will retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.   The former Crusaders man, has called time on his career due to a neck injury....

Super Rugby's Team of the 90s - Auckland Blues

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the final whistle blew on Saturday the 25th of May 1996, the sight of the scoreboard reading Auckland Blues 45 – 21 Natal Sharks confirmed Zinzan Brooke’s charges as the first champions...

Munster Seek Personal Growth During Lockdown

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster have utilised the time away from physicality to sharpen the proverbial saw and concentrate on the personal growth of their players and coaching staff, focussing on skills that would normally have...