Kieran Read rugby player
Kieran Read rugby player

Kieran Read

26th Oct 1985 1.93m/110kg No. 8

Dane Coles to retire at the end of 2023

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dane Coles is set to leave everything on the field this season, which will be his last in professional rugby.   A Rugby World Cup winner and World Rugby Player of the Year nominee, Coles has decided...

Last time they faced off: Rugby World Cup 2019: England 19-7 New Zealand

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manu Tuilagi's early try set the tone as England shattered New Zealand's hopes of winning an unprecedented third consecutive Rugby World Cup and moved into the final with a famous 19-7 victory.   England...

A statistical look at Wayne Barnes' career ahead of his record-breaking 101st test match

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes will become the most-capped referee of all time when he takes charge of his 101st test match on 12 November when France meets South Africa in Marseille in the Autumn Nations...

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 103rd time on Saturday as the old foes clash at the iconic Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.   We take a look at all the team, match, referee, and...

The last time the Springboks beat the All Blacks in South Africa

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Under-fire All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will be looking to defend an impressive away record against Springboks.   New Zealand suffered a home series defeat to Ireland, a first in...

RANKED: The countries with the most test centurions

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An elite group of 80 men's international players have reached the incredible milestone of 100 test caps.     Even some of the most talented players who have graced the rugby pitch...

O'Gara and New Zealand-linked Robertson named Barbarians coaches for All Blacks XV game

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scott Robertson will be part of the Barbarians coaching staff for their game against an All Blacks XV, amid links to the New Zealand job.     Scott Robertson will join Ronan O'Gara in coaching...

Selection Stories | Kieran Read

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kieran Read shares what the black jersey means to him and reveals where he was when found out he made the All Blacks.  

Kieran Read introduces Pablo Matera to New Zealand cuisine

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's Culture Round in DHL Super Rugby Pacific and Argentinian star Pablo Matera meets with former All Blacks captain Kieran Read to learn more about their respective cultures.    

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...