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Leinster's Academy Manager McNamara heads to South Africa

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby Academy manager Noel McNamara has been appointed to a senior coaching role with a South African URC franchise.   Noel was head coach of the Ireland U-20s from 2018 to 2020 winning...

Introducing: The 5 Uncapped Players In the 2021 All Blacks Squad

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks selectors, Head Coach Ian Foster, Assistant Head Coach John Plumtree and former All Black Grant Fox, have named the squad for the 2021 Steinlager Series Tests against Fiji and Tonga.   Here...

All Blacks name squad for Tonga and Fiji tests

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks selectors, Head Coach Ian Foster, Assistant Head Coach John Plumtree and former All Black Grant Fox, have named the squad for the 2021 Steinlager Series Tests against Fiji and Tonga.   The...

Newcastle Falcons hang onto Collett

7 months 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

7 months 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

10 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

11 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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...