International Friendlies

2020

“I can speak truly when I say I’ve never felt pressure to play through a head knock” - Sam Cane

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks captain Sam Cane is concerned his bouts of concussion may affect his future health.   Speaking to Radio New Zealand, Cane says rugby officials in New Zealand are focused...

Clayton McMillan on 2020 Maori All Blacks squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Māori All Blacks Head Coach Clayton McMillan chats through the squad selections for the one-off match against Moana Pasifika in Hamilton on December 5.

Ten Years Ago Today, Chris Ashton scores a stunner against Australia

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ten years ago today, England delivered a scinitlating performance as they secured an impressive 35-18 victory over Australia at Twickenham.   Chris Ashton dotted down twice for the Red...

All Black Player Ratings v Australia - Bledisloe IV

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Australia claimed a historic win in a pulsating clash in Brisbane as Ian Foster suffered his first defeat as the new All Blacks coach.   A game muddled with cards saw both Ofa Tu'ungafasi and...

Video - Lachlan Swinton becomes the first Wallaby to be sent off on debut

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A debut to forget, Lachlan Swinton has the unfortunate tag of being the first Wallaby to ever be red carded on test debut.   The Waratahs' flanker was sent off in the 34th minute just 12 minutes...

Bledisloe Cup Three: New Zealand press conference

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand coach Ian Foster, assistant coach John Plumtree and captain Sam Cane speak to the media at ANZ Stadium after the third Bledisloe Cup Test against the Wallabies.        

Bledisloe Cup Three: Australia press conference

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia coach Dave Rennie and captain Michael Hooper speak to the media at ANZ Stadium after the third Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand.        

Tri Nations 2020 | Australia v New Zealand - Rd 1 Highlights

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup after a convincing 43-5 hammering of Australia in what was also the start of the Tri Nations Championship. Only two minutes in and Australia were down to 14 players...