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Bryn Gatland Bound for Chiefs

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Aaron Cruden and Tiaan Falcon off to Japan, a worrying void was developing in the Chiefs’ flyhalf stocks, however, a solution has appeared in the form of Bryn Gatland, who looks set to return...

Alaimalo signs three-year deal with Highlanders

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Solomon Alaimalo has signed a three-year deal with the Highlanders. Alaimalo has played most of his rugby in the North Island making his first-class debut for Northland in 2016 before a single season...

Details Of The New Super Rugby Trans Tasman Competition Have Been Revealed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Rugby Australia (RA) have today released the details of a six-week Super Rugby Trans-Tasman tournament which will kick off on 14 May.   The Trans-Tasman crossover competition...

Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 Draw Announced

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has announced the draw for Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 with 10 weeks of derby matches to kick off on 26 February next year and finish with a winner-takes-all Final for the Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa...

One Year Ago Today: England 12-32 South Africa

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

One Year ago today, South Africa dominated England to match New Zealand's tally of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for a third time. Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe kicked England when they were down and...

Force re-signs All Blacks duo

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force has announced former All Blacks Richard Kahui and Jeremy Thrush have signed new contracts with the club.       With a combined 29 All Blacks caps to their...

Highlanders Sign Japan's Rugby World Cup Star

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have added some Japanese grunt to their pack for the 2021 season with Brave Blossoms star Kazuki Himeno signing with the club from Toyota Verblitz.   Himeno was one of...

Former All Black lock Isaac Ross joins Tasman

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks lock Isaac Ross has been brought into the Tasman Mako rugby squad for the remainder of their Mitre 10 Cup campaign.     Having been with Japanese side NTT Communications...

Barrett or Mo'unga? Predicting how the All Blacks could line up in Ian Foster's first game

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster kicks off his term as the new All Blacks head coach on Sunday 11 October at Sky Stadium in Wellington.   The former assistant coach has a tough task ahead of him following the successful...

Report: Three Teams To Be Added To Super Rugby Aotearoa In 2022

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

    Super Rugby Aotearoa is set to return in 2021, with a minimum of three teams to be added to the tournament in 2022.   According to a report by Liam Napier at the New Zealand...