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Leicester Tigers confirm the departure of five players including Manu Tuilagi

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the departure of five players including England centre Manu Tuilagi.   Leicester Tigers chief executive Andrea Pinchen confirmed that England stars Tuilagi and...

Watch: Caleb Clarke puts in an outstanding first half performance scoring and assisting a try

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Caleb Clarke got the Blues off to a perfect start on Saturday in the opening Super Rugby Aotearoa game of the weekend.   The winger scored in his side's first game of the season but...

Potential North v South Island Teams

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster confirmed on Friday that a North Island versus South Island rugby match will go ahead with the clash doubling as an All Blacks trial.   The inter-island match was...

Ian Foster reveals the eligibility for the highly anticipated North v South All Blacks trial

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has revealed the criteria for the North Island versus South Island clash that will double up as an All Blacks trial.   The clash is set to take place on August...

Like Father, Like Son - Waisake and Hoskins Sotutu

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the most exciting elements to gain recognition from the first two rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa has been the prodigious form and presence of Blues number 8 Hoskins Sotutu. By all accounts, Sotutu’s...

The Deal That Set Super Rugby and Tri-Nations in Motion

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, on the eve of the iconic World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg, details pertaining to two brand new competitions; the Super 12 and the Tri-Nations.   The...

Mark Hammett to step down as Highlanders assistant coach

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has been confirmed that Highlanders assistant coach Mark Hammett will step down from his role at the conclusion of Super Rugby Aotearoa.     Hammett, who played for the All Blacks between...

Like Father, Like Son - Tom & Alistair Robinson

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The sight of a mane of ginger hair charging with purpose after the rugby ball has become a much talked-about one in New Zealand over the course of the past two seasons. Said mane is attached to the head...

Five Reasons Why Round Two Of Super Rugby Aotearoa Will Be Even Better Than Round One

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following a blockbuster opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa, New Zealand prepares for round two of the competition with the second round of action promising to better the spills and thrills of the first. The...

Like Father, Like Son - Eroni and Caleb Clarke

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Those Super Rugby fans of appropriate age who cast their minds back will recall the golden days of the Auckland Blues in the late 90s; a team littered with individual brilliance that produced the goods...