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Gamble pays off for Hansen as New Zealand get 'money in the bank'

8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Steve Hansen says New Zealand's less-experienced players will learn from a huge battle with Argentina.     Steve Hansen said New Zealand's hard-fought Rugby Championship win over...

Steve Hansens explains why Josh Ioane didn't make his test debut against the Pumas

10 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks survived a big scare against Argentina as they came narrowly close to suffering their first ever defeat to the Pumas in Buenos Aires claiming a 20-16 victory.   Rookie first...

All Blacks pip plucky Pumas

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina kept New Zealand scoreless for the second half of their Buenos Aires showdown, but could not avoid a Rugby Championship defeat.     New Zealand fended off an impressive Argentina...

Jordie Barrett set to snub three Super Rugby franchises - reports

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks utility back Jordie Barrett looks set to snub multiple offers from other New Zealand franchises and re-sign with the Hurricanes according to report by Stuff.co.nz   The...

Rugby Championship: How the four nations measure up ahead of 2019 tournament

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina will all hope to find form at the tournament ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.       The Rugby Championship begins this...

"We have to play with the enthusiasm of the people" - Mario Ledesma

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina have named 13 Jaguares in their starting line-up to face New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.     Mario Ledesma hopes Argentina can use the nation's excitement to their advantage...

Opportunity knocks for World Cup bolters

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sevu Reece is among the Rugby World Cup hopefuls who will look to make their mark in a shortened Rugby Championship.     Just two months before the Rugby World Cup starts in Japan, this...

Watch: Sevu Reece's supercut from his debut Super Rugby season

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders' winger Sevu Reece is set to make his starting debut for the All Blacks this weekend after he enjoyed a stellar rookie Super Rugby season where he scored 15 tries.   No player in any top-flight...

SBW given until Thursday to prove his fitness

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster says that veteran midfielder Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to feature for the All Blacks against Los Pumas this weekend.   Williams is unlikely to recover...

Predicting the first All Black 23 of 2019

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has revealed that openside flanker Sam Cane will lead the World Champions in their opening Rugby Championship encounter against Argentina on July 20.   Regular...