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Stats & Facts: New Zealand v Australia

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A look at the head to head stats and facts for the second Bledisloe Cup test.   NEW ZEALAND v AUSTRALIA – EDEN PARK, AUCKLAND – KO 19:05 (08:05 BST) Head to head Played 171...

Exeter sign two new forwards ahead of the 2021/22 season

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their pack ahead of the new season adding prop Sam Nixon and Lock Ryan McCauley.   Tighthead prop joins from French Top 14 side Bayonne while McCauley has joined...

Rennie backs Lolesio to bounce back from 'rough night with the boot'

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia will rally around Noah Lolesio after his poor kicking handed New Zealand victory in the Bledisloe Cup opener.   Noah Lolesio's wayward kicking cost Australia at Eden Park on Saturday,...

Morne Steyn returns to Springboks side as De Allende reaches 50

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Damian de Allende will become the third Springbok in the Castle Lager Lions Series to reach the career milestone of 50 Test caps in Saturday’s decider in Cape Town, where Morné Steyn could...

Milestone for Kitshoff as Springboks make changes for Second Test

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff will earn his 50th Test cap at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday in the second Test of the Castle Lager Lions Series, with Jasper Wiese named at No 8 in this crucial...

Cooper links up with Wallabies squad

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fly-half Quade Cooper is to be involved in the Australia camp but is not an official member of the 42-man squad.   Quade Cooper has been called up to train with Australia ahead of the Bledisloe...

Rennie wants Wallabies to build momentum after naming Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship squad

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dave Rennie says Australia have a great opportunity to build further momentum in the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship after naming Izack Rodda and the uncapped Duncan Paia'aua in a 42-man squad.   New...

Mike Blair Appointed Edinburgh Head Coach

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby has announced the appointment of Scotland Assistant Coach Mike Blair as the club’s new Head Coach.     The former Edinburgh and Scotland captain made over 150 appearances...

Bledisloe Cup and The Rugby Championship Covid-19 update

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) is working with Rugby Australia (RA) and Sanzaar to evaluate the options around The Bledisloe Cup Series and The Rugby Championship following the New Zealand Government’s...

Springbok milestone for Pollard in opener against Lions

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Handré Pollard will earn his 50th cap in the momentous opening Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday – the first of three internationals...