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Beauden Barrett fit to return for All Blacks against Argentina

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden Barrett is fit to return for New Zealand when they go in search of revenge against Argentina on Saturday.   Barrett missed the Pumas' first-ever away victory over the All Blacks last...

Reviewing Round 4 of the Bunnings NPC

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The home sides largely dominated in Round 4 of the Bunnings NPC with big wins coming for Canterbury and Waikato in particular.    Canterbury knocked over Tasman on the latter’s home turf...

Cheika lauds Scott Robertson, takes aim at Foster

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Los Pumas boss Michael Cheika has tipped his hat to Scott Robertson regarding the huge improvement of Pablo Matera since joining the Crusaders.    Yesterday, the Argentina pulled off a maiden...

Tawera Kerr-Barlow available for Wallabies switch 'without hesitation'

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks World Cup-winning scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow says he is available to make the switch to the Wallabies if called upon.   Kerr-Barlow won the 2015 Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks...

Black Ferns set to defend O’Reilly Cup in Christchurch

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coaches Wayne Smith, Wes Clarke and Whitney Hansen have named their side for the first of two O’Reilly Cup Tests, to be played in Christchurch, this Saturday (kick off 7.05pm).     The...

14 All Blacks released to play NPC this weekend

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The following players have been released by the All Blacks to play in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC this weekend:   Counties Manukau: Nepo Laulala, Dalton Papalii, Hoskins SotutuTaranaki: Stephen...

NPC kicks off new era

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new era of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC rugby kicks off in Palmerston North this Friday where Manawatū hosts Canterbury, in the first match of a 2022 season that will see one team crowned as the national...

Black Ferns named for O’Reilly Cup Test series

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Black Ferns continue to build to the Rugby World Cup 2021, played in 2022, Director of Rugby Wayne Smith as named a 33-player squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia.       The...

World Rugby Match Officials announced for The Rugby Championship 2022

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the match officials that will take charge of the 2022 Rugby Championship, which runs from 6 August to 24 September.   Following a busy schedule of men’s test matches...