Ardie Savea rugby player
Ardie Savea rugby player

Ardie Savea

14th Oct 1993 1.88m/102kg Openside Flanker

France’s Damian Penaud voted Player of the Series

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 26-year-old has played a central role in France’s unbeaten 2022 and receives the award ahead of New Zealand’s Ardie Savea and Italy sensation Ange Capuozzo. The shortlist was compiled...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

1 week 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...

3 players nominated for Autumn Nations Series Player of the Series

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The nominees for the Autumn Nations Series Player of the Series have been named.   France’s Damian Penaud, Italy’s Ange Capuozzo and the All Blacks’ Ardie Savea are the three in...

The Three Biggest Omissions In The World Rugby Men's 15s Dream Team of the Year

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Sunday evening the 2022 World Rugby Men's 15s Dream Team of the Year was unveiled at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco on Sunday.   Every year there are players who can feel hard...

World Rugby Unveil The 2022 Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby revealed the 2022 Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco on Sunday.     Men's World Rugby Player of the Year Josh van der Flier headlines...

All Blacks Player Ratings v England

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks led by 14 points inside 10 minutes and extended that lead further in the second half, yet somehow they missed out on a seventh successive victory.   England ran in three tries in...

England Player Ratings v New Zealand

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England scored three tries in the final eight minutes to fight back from 18 points down and earn a barely believable 25-25 draw against New Zealand on Saturday.     Here is how we rated Eddie...

Brodie Retallick named to play 100th Test in clash with England

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have named Brodie Retallick for his 100th All Blacks Test, against England at Twickenham.   The 31-year-old will become the 12th All...

Last time they faced off: Rugby World Cup 2019: England 19-7 New Zealand

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manu Tuilagi's early try set the tone as England shattered New Zealand's hopes of winning an unprecedented third consecutive Rugby World Cup and moved into the final with a famous 19-7 victory.   England...

Autumn Nations Series Team of the Week - Round Two

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Another thrilling weekend of the Autumn Nations Series has come to an end, with the Northern Hemisphere claiming huge scalps.   Ireland defeated Fiji 35-17 at the Aviva, but at the same...