Previous Suspensions For Kicks To The Head

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett will be free to play against Argentina this weekend after a SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing found him not guilty of contravening Law 9.11 after he was...

The New Signings Each Top 14 Club Made During The Off Season

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The French Top 14 returns this weekend in a mouth-watering opening round of fixtures.   Newly promoted Biarritz Olympique opening the competition against last season's semi-finalists Union...

Super Rugby Pacific format confirmed

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby Pacific will kick off a new era for the world’s most exciting professional rugby competition next February with a 15-week regular season and a refreshed finals format, New Zealand...

The Big Name Signings In The PROD2 This Season

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France's second division competition kicks off on Thursday with the two sides who were relegated from the Top 14, Bayonne and Agen, kicking the season off.   While the PROD2 is not France's...

Report: Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby agree on new Super Rugby format

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have agreed on a new Super Rugby format according to reports in Australia and New Zealand.     According to the reports by the New Zealand Herald and...

FULL GAME: Blues v Highlanders (Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final)

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Settle in for a full match replay of the Blues v Highlanders 2021 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final.   Line-ups: Blues: 1. Alex Hodgman 2. Kurt Eklund 3. Nepo Laulala 4. Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 5. Patrick...

Looking ahead to Round 2: NPC

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 2 of the Bunnings NPC kicks off on Saturday with Counties Manukau hosting North Harbour at Navigation Homes Stadium. Counties will be looking to rectify their start to the competition after they...

The Best Of: Ash Dixon 2021 Highlanders season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Maori All Blacks, Highlanders & Hawke's Bay skipper Ash Dixon's announcement that he's headed to Japan at the end of the year, here's a look back at his 2021 Super Rugby season with the Highlanders.  

Ash Dixon heading to Japan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders co-captain and veteran hooker Ash Dixon is heading to Japan on a two-year deal to play in the new Japanese League One competition which begins in January 2022.   Dixon (32) brought up...

A look at the career of Aaron Smith as his 100th Test approaches

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday will see one of the biggest milestones in the career of arguably the best scrumhalf in the world, Aaron Smith.    Smith is set to take the field for the one hundredth time in his country’s...