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New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has announced the 2021 High Performance Referee Squad which will oversee all national competitions.   High Performance Referee Manager Bryce Lawrence said:   "We're really...

Blues talisman James Parsons announces his retirement

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues talisman James Parsons has today announced that he has decided to retire from all rugby.   Parsons finishes as the fourth highest capped Blues player (115 games) behind Keven Mealaumu, Jerome...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

Blues unveil 2021 squad including Pat Lam's nephew AJ

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Blues are determined to ensure their progress in 2020 was no aberration after naming their squad for the Super Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman competitions.   The squad includes 12 current...

Chiefs confirm 11 new signings including two former Hurricanes and two highly rated halfbacks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have confirmed their squad for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season and Trans-Tasman competitions.   With Warren Gatland working with the British and Irish Lions, Clayton McMillan will...

Bryn Gatland Bound for Chiefs

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Aaron Cruden and Tiaan Falcon off to Japan, a worrying void was developing in the Chiefs’ flyhalf stocks, however, a solution has appeared in the form of Bryn Gatland, who looks set to return...

Harlequins add to scrumhalf stocks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins have announced the signing of 22-year-old scrum-half Lewis Gjaltema from Mitre10 side North Harbour ahead of the Club’s 2020/21 Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup campaigns. A...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 10 Highlights: Northland Vs Waikato

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northland produce a brilliant performance to beat Waikato and take some good momentum into the playoff next week. Waikato lead at the break after a good entertaining first half, but Northland were...