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2021

Barnes calls for on Eddie Jones to drop Owen Farrell

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stuart Barnes has called for Eddie Jones to drop Owen Farrell for Harlequins flyhalf Marcus Smith during the autumn internationals.   Barnes believes that going with Farrell "would be...

New Zealand 33-25 Australia: All Blacks accelerate away for another Auckland win

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia will return to Eden Park in the Rugby Championship on a 21-Test losing run in Auckland after falling to New Zealand again.     New Zealand's Eden Park fortress remained unbreached...

A standing ovation for Aaron Smith after his 100th test match

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Smith became the first All Black scrumhalf to play 100 test matches on Saturday.   The 32-year-old assisted two tries in New Zealand's 33-25 victory over Australia and was given a standing...

Video - Aaron Smith leads the Haka in his 100th test

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Smith led the Haka in the opening Bledisloe Cup test of 2021 on the day he also become the first All Blacks scrum half to play 100 test matches.   Aaron Smith leads the Haka in his 100th...

Gleeson joins England coaching staff

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Martin Gleeson will join the England senior coaching set-up as attack coach. Gleeson joins from Wasps, where he has been attack coach since 2019.  He enjoyed a successful rugby league playing...

Sideline with Brodie Retallick

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sideline with Brodie Retallick at All Blacks Tuesday training in Auckland      

Quade Cooper grateful for another Wallabies opportunity

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Veteran flyhalf Quade Cooper says he didn't expect to be back in the Wallabies environment and is grateful for the opportunity.    For the first time since 2017, Cooper is back in the Wallabies...

Bledisloe 1 to go ahead as scheduled

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed the first Bledisloe Cup Series Test between the All Blacks and Australia is still scheduled for Saturday, 7 August at Eden Park in Auckland.   NZR is working...

Cooper links up with Wallabies squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fly-half Quade Cooper is to be involved in the Australia camp but is not an official member of the 42-man squad.   Quade Cooper has been called up to train with Australia ahead of the Bledisloe...

Tuipulotu signs with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues until 2025

1 year 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...