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Scarlets announce new head coach

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets legend Dwayne Peel will return to his former club to take charge as head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season.   Peel donned the Scarlets on 151 occasions. He was capped 76 times for Wales...

Dane Coles extends NZ contract through to 2023

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles has recommitted to New Zealand Rugby and his Super Rugby team, inking a deal through to 2023.     The 34-year-old has played 74 Tests...

All Blacks set for two additional end-of-year tour tests - report

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks could face off against a surprise opponent on their end-of-year tour this year.   The New Zealand Herald reports that the All Blacks could face Wales and the United...

Trio extend with the Hurricanes

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A trio of experienced players have committed to staying at the Hurricanes. Former international wing Julian Savea and ultra-consistent loose forward Reed Prinsep have re-signed with the club for the next...

All Blacks star in talks for shock NRL switch - report

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara is in talks for a shock switch to rugby league according to a report by 1 NEWS.   This comes after speculation that New Zealand Rugby is opting not...

Damian McKenzie at first five, Boshier returns for Crusaders clash

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs return home this Saturday to take on current Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa competition leaders and defending champions the Crusaders. Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named a strong twenty-three...

European Player Of The Year Award Nominees Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Representatives of the elite clubs which have qualified for this season’s Champions Cup semi-finals not surprisingly dominate the list of 15 nominees for the prestigious EPCR European Player of the...

Blues Team For Key Clash Against The Highlanders

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues, Chiefs and Highlanders are tightly grouped in the middle of the table chasing the likely one spot for a place in the final of the competition with three rounds remaining.   Friday night’s...

CONFIRMED: Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua to join revamped Super Rugby competition

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a significant step forward for Pacific Island rugby, Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua have been granted conditional licences to join a planned new professional competition next year, New Zealand Rugby...

Hurricanes captain out of Super Rugby Aotearoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s bad news for renowned All Black flanker and Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea as the 27 year old was given the news that he has sustained a significant MCL injury and will be out of rugby for the...