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13 new caps named in Samoa's squad to face Maori All Blacks, Tonga

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thirteen new caps have been included in the Manu Samoa rugby squad to play the Māori All Blacks and Tonga in June and July.   Leinster bound prop Michael Alaalatoa will captain the 31-man squad...

New Canterbury NPC Assistant Coach Named

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marty Bourke joins Reuben Thorne and Mark Brown as Canterbury NPC Assistant Coach.   Fresh ideas, a new way of looking at things, and a hunger to grow and develop has seen Marty Bourke head off...

Chiefs frontrowers Aidan Ross & Samisoni Taukei’aho re-sign

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs loosehead prop Aidan Ross and hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho have recommitted to the Chiefs, both inking a new deal with the club.   25-year-old Ross has signed for a further two years...

Gibson appointed as Bay of Plenty Steamers Head Coach

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty Rugby has today announced that Daryl Gibson has been named as the new Steamers Head Coach.     Gibson brings a wealth of coaching experience having previously been assistant...

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

3 months 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...

Bay of Plenty quartet sign new deals

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union announced today that four players; Cassius Misa, Benet Kumeroa, Kali Vaipulu and Kohan Herbert, who have come through the Bay of Plenty Rugby High...

Eklund signs as fulltime replacement for Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty hooker Kurt Eklund has been named as fulltime replacement for the Blues for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season. Eklund will replace hooker James Parsons who last week announced his retirement...

Crusaders lose Andrew Makalio for the 2021 Super Rugby season

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders hooker Andrew Makalio injured his neck following a collision while playing for Tasman towards the end of the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup.   Subsequent investigations and specialist opinions...

Two Englishman ranked among the worst Top 14 signings this season

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2020/21 TOP 14 season has reached the midway point in the competition and as they do every season, Rugby Rama has allowed fans to vote for the best and worst signings of the season with the popular...

Clayton McMillan extends stay at Chiefs

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Super Rugby franchise, the Chiefs, have announced that interim head coach Clayton McMillan will extend his stay with the team as an assistant coach for 2022 and 2023.   McMillian will...