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New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2022 will be recognised at the ASB Rugby Awards, with nominees announced today.   This year’s awards will be presented live on Sky Sport 1...

Hannah Porter appointed in newly formed role of Head of Women's High Performance

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fresh from overseeing the Black Ferns successful Rugby World Cup 2021 campaign, Hannah Porter will take the newly confirmed role of Head of Women’s High Performance at New Zealand Rugby. Porter...

King Carlos Spencer Returns To The Blues

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Blues and All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer has returned to the Blues signing on as the Blues women’s Backs Coach for Super Rugby Aupiki 2023.       Spencer,...

Talent aplenty for 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki squads

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the success of the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has contracted 105 players across the Blues, Chiefs Manawa, Hurricanes Poua, and Matatū for the 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki season. Among...

Van der Flier, Demant and Smith land top World Rugby awards

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Josh van der Flier and Ruahei Demant were named the best rugby players in the world on Sunday, with Wayne Smith the number one coach.       Ireland's Josh van der Flier has been named...

Les Elder announces retirement

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Bay of Plenty, Chiefs Manawa and Black Ferns captain Les Elder has today announced her retirement from rugby.   Elder first debuted for the Black Ferns in 2015 and was part of the 2017 Rugby...

Nominees unveiled for World Rugby Awards 2022

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby is unveiling the shortlists for the prestigious World Rugby Awards 2022, which will be presented in Monaco on Sunday, 20 November.     Following a stellar year for international...

Black Ferns beat the Red Roses to win the Rugby World Cup

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand became the first host nation to win a women's Rugby World Cup as they beat 14-player England at Eden Park. New Zealand became the first host nation to win a women’s Rugby World Cup as...