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Super Rugby Aotearoa Wrap Up - Round 8

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 8 of Super Rugby Aotearoa saw The Crusaders over-power the Chiefs in a tough battle in Hamilton while the Blues got one over the Highlanders to keep their title hopes alive.   Chiefs v Crusaders   Life...

Stand Out Players - Highlanders v Blues

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Forsyth Barr Stadium dished up a thriller as the Blues ran in 5 tries, their first win at the stadium, won the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy and were able to keep the pressure on the Crusaders. The Highlanders...

New Zealand Rugby Voices Concern Over ‘Player Burnout’ in Aotearoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to a report in businesslive.co.za, the New Zealand Rugby players’ union head has expressed concern about the physical and emotional effect that the high-intensity nature of Super Rugby...

Julian Savea Returns To The Hurricanes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Julian Savea's return to the Hurricanes as been confirmed with the former All Blacks winger returning to his former Super Rugby side for the final two matches of Super Rugby Aotearoa.     The...

How things stand after Round 7 of Super Rugby Aotearoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The talk of Round 7 was undoubtedly the Hurricanes 34-32 surprise win over the Crusaders in Christchurch while the Blues managed to stem the tide of a late onslaught by the Chiefs to emerge as 21-17 victors.   The...

'See you soon' - Ardie Savea adds fuel to Julian's return to the Hurricanes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bordeaux Begles bound Ben Lam featured in his 50th and final appearance for the Hurricanes on Saturday with his side giving him a perfect send off with a 34-32 victory over the Crusaders.    Lam’s...

Blues defence denies the Chiefs a late winner

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another Super Rugby Aotearoa game, another thrilling encounter that was decided in the final moments of the game as Warren Gatland's Chiefs lose their seventh straight game.   The Blues get back...

Top Stories of the Week

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six Nations respond to Fiji claims that they are joining the tournament   Following the Fijian Rugby Union's claim that the Flying Fijians are on the verge of joining the Six Nations...

Referees boss admits error on disallowed Damian McKenzie try

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby Referee boss Bryce Lawrence has admitted that Damian McKenzie's disallowed try on Sunday should have stood.   McKenzie's try in the 65th minute was called back after TMO Brendon...

Top stats performers from Round 6 of Super Rugby Aotearoa

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 6 delivered a good dose of thrilling rugby with two fantastic games on show, with only two points separating the teams in each case. In the first match-up, the Hurricanes enjoyed some revenge for...