NPC

Focused on finishing as Canterbury get set to repay Auckland in quarter final.

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Drawing on the energy of a passionate home crowd will be key for Canterbury as they look to repel old foes Auckland in Friday night’s NPC Quarter Final.With their season on the line, Head Coach Marty...

Sam Whitelock on the Cusp of All Blacks History

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the great Richie McCaw hung up his boots for the last time with 148 Test caps for his country, most people thought no man could ever come close to breaking his record.   Eight years later,...

Counties Manukau shock Canterbury with last-ditch try in Pukekohe

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe: Counties Manukau 31 (James Thompson, Ioane Moananu, Adam Brash, Blake Makiri tries; AJ Alatimu con, pen, Tevita Ofa 3 con) Canterbury 29 (Ben Funnell, Daniel Lienert-Brown,...

NPC: A look into Round 3

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The NPC enters its third week of non-stop action. This weekends fixtures kick-off with Bay of Plenty travelling to the Navigation Homes Stadium is a stadium in Pukekohe, to take on Counties Manukau....

NPC: The history of the Ranfurly Shield

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 1902 Auckland became the first holders of the Shield because in that year it had the best record of any Provincial Union (the blue and whites were unbeaten that year). In 1904 the first challenge was...

Reds sign All Blacks Alex Hodgman and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) has announced former All Blacks Alex Hodgman and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen have signed with the Queensland Reds through 2025.  The pair bring more than 250 games...