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2021

Tuipulotu signs with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues until 2025

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks lock and Super Rugby Trans Tasman-winning Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu has inked a long-term deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues, which will see him leave for a playing sabbatical...

Nine new in the Canterbury NPC squad as Naholo moves from Taranaki

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The side will again be captained by High School Old Boys’ Reed Prinsep. “Reed’s a leader,” said Co Coach Mark Brown. “We felt he did a great job for us in the role last year...

Latest World Rankings: Wales Fall, Argentina Rise

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the weekend's test action, Wales have fallen to ninth on the World Rugby Rankings with Argentina moving into their highest position since June 2016.   Los Pumas' 33-11 in Cardiff...

David Havili | The Journey Back

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Perseverance from David Havili. Four years after his All Blacks debut, he;s back in the black jersey.      

Marika Koroibete Red Card not upheld

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby have released a statement confirming that Australian winger Marika Koroibete's red card against France will not be upheld as Head Contact Process was not met due to mitigating factors, and...

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Stormers v British & Irish Lions

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions wrapped up their preparations for the test series against the Springboks with a 49-3 win over the Stormers. The opening quarter was a tight affair, with Tim Swiel kicking...

Disciplinary hearing set for Koroibete

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia winger Marika Koroibete will attend an independent disciplinary hearing after he received a red card for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackling) in Australia's international...

'The result was not what we had hoped for, but a number of questions were answered' - Jacques Nienaber

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber expressed his disappointment in the 17-14 defeat South Africa ‘A’ suffered to the Bulls at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday and said the result did matter in the...