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Former All Black Tamati Ellison joins Crusaders coaching group

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed the appointment of a fifth coach for the 2021 Sky Super Rugby season, with former All Black and Hurricanes utility, Tamati Ellison, joining the squad today. Ellison will fill...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

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...

Details revealed for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Super Rugby Trans-Tasman 2021 draw has been finalised with the five-week competition kicking off in Dunedin where the Highlanders will host the Queensland Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday, 14...

"It's something that does burn in the back of my mind" - Squire eyes All Blacks return

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having made himself unavailable to the All Blacks ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Liam Squire hasn't ruled out a return to the Black jersey.   The blindside flanker is set to make his...

2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experience and continuity run through the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads announced today with just 26 rookies across New Zealand’s five clubs and just nine player transfers.     The...

Liam Squire's return and Japan star headline Highlanders 2021 squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There are six new faces and two returning familiar faces among the Highlanders squad announced today. The squad features 22 forwards and 17 backs and will again be co-captained by Ash Dixon and Aaron Smith.   A...

Four Players Promoted From The Crusaders Academy For 2021

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has unveiled his 38-man squad for the 2021 Super Rugby season and the club’s development pathway is highlighted, with all four new recruits having progressed...

Chiefs confirm 11 new signings including two former Hurricanes and two highly rated halfbacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have confirmed their squad for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season and Trans-Tasman competitions.   With Warren Gatland working with the British and Irish Lions, Clayton McMillan will...