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Maori All Blacks to play Ireland twice

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Māori All Blacks will play Ireland in two mid-week matches in Hamilton and Wellington this July New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced today.  Ireland will bring an expanded squad to cater for the...

‘Global rugby union tournament is only way to save the smaller nations’

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Global rugby chiefs agreed in principle to back plans for a new biennial world championship — and were immediately presented with the consequences of failing to deliver the competition, writes TheTimes.     The...

Unions in talks about massive shake-up of international rugby scene

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A massive development is in the pipeline with regard to the international rugby scene.    The proposed idea of the Nations Championship – a competition involving twelve teams (England,...

Montauban's Kelly Meafua dies aged 32 in tragic accident

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Waratahs and Samoa sevens player Kelly Meafua has died aged 32 after jumping off a bridge while celebrating a win for his club team in France.   Reports out of France state that the flanker...

New Zealand Maori Rugby Board AGM celebrates development pathways

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Māori Rugby Board (NZMRB) Chair Dr Farah Palmer took the opportunity at their Annual General Meeting in Wellington to celebrate the growing number of Māori playing at representative level...

Niko Jones, son of All Blacks great Micheal, set for Super Rugby debut

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Moana Pasifika have named their team to play the Chiefs in Round 9 of Super Rugby Pacific.    Pasifika Head Coach Aaron Mauger has make several changes to his side for the match, one of...

Scotland hooker agrees new deal with Glasgow Warriors

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have secured the services of another established Scotland star ahead of the 2022/23 season, after hooker George Turner put pen to paper on a new contract extension with Danny Wilson’s...

Singapore set for thrilling finals day as South Africa’s sevens winning streak ends

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

USA’s Perry Baker scores last gasp try to bring South Africa’s incredible 36 match winning streak to an end Australia, New Zealand and the USA top their pools with perfect win records on...

Quartet of Saints to depart Northampton this summer

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints have confirmed that Ahsee Tuala, Api Ratuniyarawa, Piers Francis and Taqele Naiyaravoro will depart the Club this summer.   The experienced quartet have 23 seasons and over 400...

Wales back in Top 10 of World Rugby Women’s Rankings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales Women's win against Ireland on Saturday has lifted the Welsh back into the Top 10 of the World Rugby Women’s Rankings at the expense of Spain, while the loss of 1.85 points drops...