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Crusaders announce new-look 2020 Super Rugby squad

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders squad for 2020 has been named, with a number of debutants in the side, and some familiar faces who will be named in the 38-man squad for the first time.    Of the 12 new Crusaders,...

HIGHLIGHTS: Hawkes Bay v Otago (Championship Semifinal)

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Incredible game that was a thrill a minute and took us into Extra Time as the Magpies managed to wrap the game up after it was anyone's game at one stage. Brilliant display from both sides as Hawkes Bay...

ROUND 9 HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland v Southland – 2019

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Auckland get the job done. They needed a big win and they well and truly delivered. Auckland 10 tries and besides 10 minutes in before halftime, they were never really under pressure. The win puts them in with a chance now. They need to hold thumbs while Canterbury go to Otago...

ROUND 9 HIGHLIGHTS: Otago v Canterbury – Ranfurly Shield

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canterbury have won the Ranfurly Shield off Otago in an exciting game where they took a comfortable lead but were put under pressure towards the end following a 50m intercept try by Adam Thompson

Mitre 10 Cup Round 7 Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato gave Mitre 10 Premiership leaders Tasman plenty to think about before the southerners came home strongly to take the win in Hamilton on Saturday.     It was an impressive...

Sean Wainui cleared of dangerous tackle

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki winger Sean Wainui has had his four-week suspension for a dangerous tackle overturned.     Wainui was initially handed a four-week suspension after he was cited for a dangerous tackle...

ROUND 7 HIGHLIGHTS: North Harbour v Otago – 2019

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A try from Otago and then much later in the first half from North Harbour and then a quick last minute try to Otago with a yellow card. The second half saw a try from each team in the first 10 minutes....

The Miracle of Brighton - How beating the Springboks set the stage for Japan

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan were meant to stand no chance against mighty South Africa but sprang the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history in Brighton.         Shortly after breakfast on September...

Friday Morning Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six legends to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame   World Rugby has announced that six legends of the game in Richie McCaw (New Zealand), Shiggy Konno (Japan), Os du Randt (South Africa),...

Highlanders add three more to 2019 Super Rugby squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ranfurly Shield holders Otago will supply two more players to the Highlanders for 2020 and a third will commit for three years from 2021.       Otago players Michael Collins and Sione...