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Quartet sign for Honda Heat

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Honda Heat have confirmed the signing of four players, with three South Africans joining the club as well as a New Zealander.    The Top League side have found a replacement for RG Snyman,...

Sevens star and former Sydney Rooster sign for Connacht

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby have announced the signings of Australian 7s player Ben O’Donnell and Bay of Plenty Number 8 Abraham Papali’i. The pair will link up with the squad before the start of the...

Everything you need to know ahead of the Super Rugby Aotearoa clash between the Chiefs v Blues

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening game of round two of Super Rugby Aotearoa will see an in-form Blues side make the trip to Waikato to face Warren Gatland's Chiefs with tickets selling fast with an anticipated...

Team News: Akira Ioane returns to the Blues starting XV

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black loose forwards Dalton Papalii and Akira Ioane return to the Blues starting line-up for Saturday’s second round of the Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Chiefs in Hamilton.   They...

The Machine Out Wide - Sitiveni Sivivatu's International Debut

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On 10 June 2005, on a chilly night in North Harbour, a shining star in the then Super 12, Sitiveni Sivivatu, was given his first run in the All Black jersey.   The Fijian-born winger’s Super...

The INCREDIBLY Talented U20 Class Of 2010

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

We continue to look back at past U20 World Championship and have a look at where some of the players who have had gone to reach the pinnacle of test rugby and star on the domestic scene.     Kurtley...

Blood Brothers - Siblings In Rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The genes required for good rugby players run stronger in some families than in others. We take a look at 10 sets of brothers in the modern and recent era who have made it to the top.   Mako and...

Tompkins set for loan, Tigers trio injured, Haouas banned, Super Rugby line ups and more news

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

From Rhun Williams premature retirement to James Slipper signing a new deal with Rugby Australia to the latest teamsheets, here is a round up of the latest news.     Cardiff Blues' Rhun Williams...

Marchant to wing it for Blues as Ioane takes centre role

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England centre Joe Marchant will start on the wing against the Stormers this weekend as Rieko Ioane shifts into the midfield alongside TJ Faiane for the clash in Cape Town. TJ Faiane and All Black...

Joe Marchant handed starting Super Rugby debut as Ioane hits 50

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six players will make their debuts in an exciting Blues side that includes All Black Rieko Ioane who will play his 50th game for the club for the Super Rugby opener against the Chiefs at Eden Park...