Kieran Read rugby player
Kieran Read rugby player

Kieran Read

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

On this day in 2013: All Blacks

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 2013 The Bus scored a double and Kieran Read picked up a try at Twickenham 🔥#AllBlacks — All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 16, 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023 Semi-Final Preview: Argentina v New Zealand

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ultimate Rugby brings you everything you need to know about Argentina v New Zealand at Stade de France, on Friday, 20 October. Argentina and New Zealand meet at Stade de France on Friday, both knowing...

Six All Blacks changes for quarter-final - New Zealand name team to play Ireland

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Ian Foster has made six changes to his New Zealand starting XV from their 73-0 victory against Uruguay, recalling Ethan de Groot, Scott Barrett, Ardie Savea, Aaron Smith, Rieko Ioane and Beauden...

Cane returns as captain - New Zealand announce team to play Uruguay

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand captain Sam Cane returns to lead the side in their final Pool A match against Uruguay in OL Stadium in Lyon on Thursday, after making his comeback from a back issue off the bench in their 96-17...

Whitelock on the Brink of All Blacks History

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sam Whitelock will equal Richie McCaw’s record as the most capped All Black in test history this weekend, when he takes the field against Namibia in Toulouse – his 148th cap for the national...

Dane Coles to retire at the end of 2023

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...