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New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

1 day 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...

Hurricanes 16-31 Blues: Visitors charge away for impressive win

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues started their Super Rugby Aotearoa season with a 31-16 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. Last year's runners-up, the Blues scored three second-half tries at Sky Stadium in Wellington to record...

Seven All Blacks start for the Blues

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three debutants and nine All Blacks are included in the Blues line-up to travel to Wellington for Saturday’s first round of the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Hurricanes.   Both starting...

Ardie Savea captains the Hurricanes in his 100th game as brother Julian returns

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ardie Savea’s first game as captain of the Hurricanes will also be his 100th cap for the side when they take on the Blues at Sky Stadium this Saturday. Ardie’s older sibling Julian will...

"I am very grateful that I can do it on my terms" - Dan Carter calls time on his career

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter, twice a World Cup winner and rugby union's record international points scorer, has announced his retirement.     New Zealand great Dan Carter has announced his retirement from...

Bryce Heem signs for the Blues

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Auckland and Northland player Bryce Heem will fill the final spot on the Blues roster for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.   The Auckland-born Heem, who played for the Chiefs and...

Blues talisman James Parsons announces his retirement

1 month 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...

Former All Black Tamati Ellison joins Crusaders coaching group

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed the appointment of a fifth coach for the 2021 Sky Super Rugby season, with former All Black and Hurricanes utility, Tamati Ellison, joining the squad today. Ellison will fill...

Lions legends: Sir Ian McGeechan

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Over the 132 years of the British & Irish Lions tradition, few men have poured as much time, blood, sweat and tears into the iconic red jersey as Sir Ian McGeechan.   McGeechan was born in Yorkshire...

The INCREDIBLE World XV side that faced the All Blacks in the 90s

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Back in 1992, New Zealand celebrated a Centenary year of New Zealand Rugby in doing so they hosted a World XV for a three-test series.   The three tests were hosted at Lancaster Park...