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Aaron Smith rested for Highlanders, Kayne Hammington starts his 50th

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders return to Forsyth Barr Stadium for their last round-robin home game of the season knowing that nothing less than a win will do to keep them in the hunt for a finals spot.    Shannon...

New Canterbury NPC Assistant Coach Named

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marty Bourke joins Reuben Thorne and Mark Brown as Canterbury NPC Assistant Coach.   Fresh ideas, a new way of looking at things, and a hunger to grow and develop has seen Marty Bourke head off...

Irish lock Jack Regan signs for the Ospreys

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ospreys have announced the signing of second-row Jack Regan on a three-year deal.   Regan, 24, will leave the Highlanders franchise in the Super Rugby Aotearoa in New Zealand to join the regional...

Ospreys sign Highlanders utility back

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ospreys have confirmed the signing of utility back Michael Collins on a two-year deal.   Collins, 27, played Super Rugby for the New Zealand franchises - the Blues and the Highlanders –...

Highlanders halfback suffers season-ending injury

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have confirmed that halfback Folau Fakatava has been ruled out for the remained of the year after sustaining a knee injury on Friday against the Crusaders.   Following imaging...

Japan Star Kazuki Himeno Set For Highlanders Debut

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders, fresh from the bye, welcome several players for their first start of the competition against the Hurricanes. Giant lock Pari Pari Parkinson returns from a long-term injury to partner the...

Fakatava extends stay at Highlanders

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders under-study scrumhalf Folau Fakatava will remain in Otago until 2023, having recently signed an extension with the Franchise.   Highlander’s CEO, Roger Clark, said:   “Folau...

New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has announced the 2021 High Performance Referee Squad which will oversee all national competitions.   High Performance Referee Manager Bryce Lawrence said:   "We're really...

Irishman Jack Regan set for Super Rugby debut

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening round of Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa will feature the two Southern clubs first battle of the season.   The Highlanders will host the Crusaders in what promises to be an epic encounter....

Stars of the Japanese Top League

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...