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New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2022 will be recognised at the ASB Rugby Awards, with nominees announced today.   This year’s awards will be presented live on Sky Sport 1...

Talent aplenty for 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki squads

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the success of the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has contracted 105 players across the Blues, Chiefs Manawa, Hurricanes Poua, and Matatū for the 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki season. Among...

Seven of France's match-day 23 for their RWC 2021 quarter-final with Italy made their test debuts against the Azzurre

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Seven of France's match-day 23 for their RWC 2021 quarter-final with Italy made their test debuts against the Azzurre, including hooker Agathe Sochat who will win her 40th cap in Whangārei on 29 October.   France...

Fourteen of Italy's starting line-up beat France in September

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fourteen of Italy's starting line-up for their Rugby World Cup 2021 quarter-final with France also started the Azzurre's victory over Les Bleues in September, including winger Maria Magatti who plays her...

Portia Woodman is one of six players returning to the New Zealand starting line-up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Portia Woodman scored two tries in the Pool A meeting with Wales and is one of six players returning to the New Zealand starting line-up for their quarter-final in Whangārei on 29 October.   New...

World Cup Quarter Final Teams Announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coach Wayne Smith believes his team has an opportunity to match Wales physically when they meet in the Rugby World Cup 2021 quarter-finals at Whangārei’s Northland Events Centre...

Co-Captain Kennedy Simon makes her return for Black Ferns quarter-final clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coaches have named a powerful match day 23 for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Wales, with the return of co-captain Kennedy Simon from injury. Simon will make her World Cup debut...

Match officials appointed for RWC 2021 quarter-finals

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has today confirmed that Hollie Davidson (Scotland), Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa), Maggie Cogger-Orr (New Zealand) and Joy Neville (Ireland) will take charge of the Rugby World Cup 2021...

Hurricanes Announce 2023 Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have today named their 38-man squad for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.  While the core of the squad is maintained from 2022, five new signs have been named, with four players...

Blues name squad for 2023

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A fresh face with a familiar name is the Blues’ newest recruit for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.     Northland blind-side flanker Rob Rush, son of former All Black and Sevens...