Les Elder rugby player
Les Elder rugby player

Les Elder

10th Jan 1987 1.66m/62kg Loosehead Prop

Talent aplenty for 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki squads

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the success of the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has contracted 105 players across the Blues, Chiefs Manawa, Hurricanes Poua, and Matatū for the 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki season. Among...

Les Elder announces retirement

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Bay of Plenty, Chiefs Manawa and Black Ferns captain Les Elder has today announced her retirement from rugby.   Elder first debuted for the Black Ferns in 2015 and was part of the 2017 Rugby...

31-strong Black Ferns squad named for home June Test series

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Months out from Rugby World Cup 2021 playing in 2022, New Zealand rugby fans get their first taste of Black Ferns action with the Pacific Four Series squad named today.Black Ferns coaches Wayne Smith,...

New Zealand Rugby announces 29 contracted players for Black Ferns players

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Black Ferns programme has received a welcome boost in 2022 with 29 contracted players leaving behind their day jobs to focus their attention on rugby.   Building on the professional performance...

Sarah Hirini and Anna Richards take major prizes as women's rugby shines at the ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini has collected three major prizes at the 2021 ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards, including the supreme Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year. Due to COVID-19...

Nominees announced for 2021 ASB Rugby Awards

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2021 will be recognised in an ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with nominees announced today. This year’s awards, due to COVID-19 restrictions on public...

Red Roses record win over Black Ferns

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

England Women ran out comfortable 56-15 winners against New Zealand at Northampton's cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens.It is the first time England have secured back-to-back wins over New Zealand...

Inaugural Super Rugby Aupiki squads announced

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The inaugural season of Super Rugby Aupiki reaches another milestone today with the announcement of player signings across the four teams. 105 players have signed contracts for 2022 and the first season...

The Breakdown: How the All Blacks bounced back to retain the Bledisloe Cup

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jeff Wilson, John Plumtree, Sir John Kirwan and Ali Williams talk All Blacks, Wales climbing to number one in the world and Black Ferns skipper Les Elder joins the team in studio to wrap up their international...

Improved Black Ferns win Super Series

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand's Black Ferns retained their world No.1 status when beating England 28–10 in their best performance to win the Women's Rugby Super Series in San Diego on Monday (NZT).     Beaten...