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New Zealand name their U20 squad ahead of the U20 Championship

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fresh from winning the inaugural The Rugby Championship (TRC) Under 20 tournament, the New Zealand squad for the upcoming World U20 Championships has been named.The team heads to South Africa next month,...

Japan Rugby League One Preview: Final Round

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Koroibete (Wallabies) v Naikabula (Brave Blossoms). Matusda (Brave Blossoms) v Mo’unga (All Blacks). Cornelsen(Brave Blossoms) v Leitch (Brave Blossoms). Gunter (Brave Blossoms) v Frizell (All Blacks)....

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Semi-fianls preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights (1) v Yokohama Canon Eagles (4)Saturday May 18 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo, 2.05pm (JT) Just how long can this continue?It’s now over a decade since...

Highlanders name team for GordonHunter Memorial Trophy clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

This weekend’s clash against the Blues in Auckland will not only be round 13 of the DHL Super Rugby Pacific competition but also present an opportunity for the Highlanders to play for the Gordon...

Official Review: Japan Rugby League One 2023-24

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – And then there were four Times, dates, teams, and draw are confirmed for the semi-finals of Japan Rugby League One after the weekend’s final round of the regular season. The...

Black Ferns Pacific Four Series squad named

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coaches Allan Bunting, Steve Jackson, Mike Delany, Tony Christie and Dan Cron have named a 30-strong squad for the Pacific Four Series including three home Tests in Hamilton, Auckland and Christchurch.The...

New Zealand U20 team named to play South Africa U20

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hurricanes and Manawatū hooker Vernon Bason will captain the New Zealand Under 20 team against South Africa in the opening match of the inaugural Rugby Championship Under 20 Tournament at Sunshine Coast...

Highlanders reshuffle in search for winning combination

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

For the second leg of their Australian tour, Head Coach Clarke Dermody has made several changes to the team that went down to the Rebels in Melbourne. No doubt keen return with some points from the two-match...

Perenara hunting Super Rugby record

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Record-seeking TJ Perenara was on Wednesday named to start at scrum-half in place of the injured Cam Roigard for the Hurricanes who face a huge challenge to their unbeaten Super Rugby record against the...

Japan Rugby League One Round 11 Review

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Brave Lupus Nearly ‘Rammed’ in a Sunday Thriller A comfortable Sunday afternoon it was not for Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, who needed a try six minutes from time by centre...