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Highlander greats join Management Team

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Highlanders’ co-captains Nasi Manu and Ben Smith have joined the 2023 Highlanders’ management team. Manu, who co-captained the team with Smith to a Super Rugby Championship in 2015,...

MLR Off-Season Update – Utah Warriors

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Utah Warriors are the first team to unveil their squad in its entirety for the upcoming season. For the most part the off-season has been one of refining, rather than rebuilding, with a strong core...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

3 days 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

1 week 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...

Fainga’anuku to wing for All Blacks XV against the Barbarians

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks XV Head Coach Leon MacDonald has named strong team to challenge the Barbarians in their closing match at Tottenham Spur Stadium this Sunday.     Following a win against Ireland...

Patrick Tuipulotu to captain All Blacks XV team to face Ireland A in Dublin

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV team has been named to play Ireland A at RDS Arena in Dublin on Friday 4 November, kick-off at 7:45PM GMT (8:45AM Saturday 5 November NZDT).      The matchday 23 is...

Jamie Joseph names Japan squad for England and France tests

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has announced the 40-member Squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series.     The squad left Japan on Wednesday and will face the likes of England and France...

All Blacks XV bolster squad ahead of Northern Tour

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV have called in an additional six players to join the squad, ahead of their inaugural Northern Tour against Ireland A (4 November) and Barbarians (13 November).   Cortez Ratima,...

Highlanders Announce 2023 Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

2023 brings the arrival of a new Super Rugby Pacific season and a new captain for the Highlanders. Experienced loose forward, Billy Harmon, will take the reins of the team for 2023, fresh from skippering...

Highlanders Confirm Coaching Group for 2023

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have announced Otago NPC Coach Tom Donnelly has been appointed as their forwards coach for two years from 2023.   Donnelly played 65 games for the Highlanders between 2004-2011 as...