Luka Connor rugby player
Luka Connor rugby player

Luka Connor

24th Sep 1996 1.71m/92kg Hooker

Ruahei Demant and World Cup winning Black Ferns shine at the ASB Rugby Awards

7 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns co-captain and World Cup winner, Ruahei Demant has collected three major prizes at the 2022 ASB Rugby Awards, including the supreme Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year. As well as...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2022 will be recognised at the ASB Rugby Awards, with nominees announced today.   This year’s awards will be presented live on Sky Sport 1...

Talent aplenty for 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki squads

2 weeks 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...

Black Ferns team named for Rugby World Cup Final

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Black Ferns team to face England for the Rugby World Cup title, at a sold-out Eden Park this Saturday, has been named. Black Ferns coaches have made just one injury-enforced change to their match-day...

Renee Holmes will start at full-back for New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup 2021 semi-final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Renee Holmes will start at full-back for New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup 2021 semi-final with France at Eden Park on 5 November.   New Zealand director of rugby Wayne Smith has named his team...

Portia Woodman is one of six players returning to the New Zealand starting line-up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Portia Woodman scored two tries in the Pool A meeting with Wales and is one of six players returning to the New Zealand starting line-up for their quarter-final in Whangārei on 29 October.   New...

Co-Captain Kennedy Simon makes her return for Black Ferns quarter-final clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coaches have named a powerful match day 23 for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Wales, with the return of co-captain Kennedy Simon from injury. Simon will make her World Cup debut...

Black Ferns primed for second Rugby World Cup encounter

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coaches have made a raft of changes ahead of their second Rugby World Cup fixture against Wales at Waitakere Stadium this Sunday (kick off 3.15pm).     With wholesale changes to...

All the lineups for the opening weekend of the 2021 Rugby World Cup

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The teams for the opening weekend of the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.   TEAM NEWS HEADLINES   South Africa v France   Zenay Jordaan will become South Africa’s...

Black Ferns named for Rugby World Cup opener

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Black Ferns team to play in their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2021, in front of a record-breaking crowd, has been named. The match is the third in a triple-header opening day at Eden Park, kicking...