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

4 weeks 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...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

Battle in the Back-row: Reidy vs Elstadt

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2020-21 Champions Cup kicks off tonight amid much excitement and optimism after the disruptive 2019-20 instalment. Taking to the field in the second game of the evening will be Top 14 giants Toulouse...

MacDonald keen for 38 year-old Carter to stick around at Blues

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Legendary All Black fly-half Dan Carter will not turn out for the Blues next season, at least not in any playing capacity.   The 38 year old joined the Auckland-base franchise in 2020 but did not...

Report: Blues in talks to sign Los Pumas youngster

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues are reportedly looking to strengthen their midfield depth for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season and have looked to secure the signature of Pumas midfielder Santiago Chocobares.     The...

O'Connor to start at Flyhalf for Wallabies final Tri Nations Test

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has named James O’Connor at flyhalf for the side’s final Tri Nations Test of the year against Argentina at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday.     Wearing...

2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experience and continuity run through the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads announced today with just 26 rookies across New Zealand’s five clubs and just nine player transfers.     The...

Blues unveil 2021 squad including Pat Lam's nephew AJ

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Blues are determined to ensure their progress in 2020 was no aberration after naming their squad for the Super Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman competitions.   The squad includes 12 current...

Chiefs confirm 11 new signings including two former Hurricanes and two highly rated halfbacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have confirmed their squad for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season and Trans-Tasman competitions.   With Warren Gatland working with the British and Irish Lions, Clayton McMillan will...