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14 All Blacks released to play NPC this weekend

3 days 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...

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 102nd time on Saturday with the rivalry taken to a new destination, Nelspruit.   Saturday's test will be just the fourth time South Africa...

All Blacks must step up for under-fire Foster in the heat of Springboks battle

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have been smarting from a historic defeat to Ireland, and Ian Foster needs a response in South Africa as he fights for his job.     Ian Foster will know there is more...

NPC kicks off new era

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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...

The last time the Springboks beat the All Blacks in South Africa

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Under-fire All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will be looking to defend an impressive away record against Springboks.   New Zealand suffered a home series defeat to Ireland, a first in...

RANKED: Current Tier 1 coaches' win ratios

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2022 Rugby Championship, we look at the win ratios for the current tier 1 test head coaches.     Argentina and South Africa secured Series victories in July, while...

Every United Rugby Championship Clubs New Signing Ahead Of The 2022/23 Season

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The United Rugby Championship sides have kicked off the pre-season ahead of the second season of the competition with some new faces in the squads.   We run you through every signing...