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Newcastle Falcons hang onto Collett

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Openside flanker Connor Collett has announced he will be staying at Newcastle Falcons for another season.    The 25 year-old joined the northern English outfit from North Harbour...

Saints sign Samoa international Brandon Nansen

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints today announce the signing of Samoa international Brandon Nansen.     Welcome, Brandon 🙌The @manusamoa international is headed for Franklin’s Gardens in 2021/22...

New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

3 months 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

4 months 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

5 months 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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...