Owen Franks rugby player
Owen Franks rugby player

Owen Franks

23rd Dec 1987 1.85m/122kg Tighthead Prop

Super Rugby Pacific 2024 Round One Teams

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby Pacific is set to get underway this weekend as the 12 teams battle for the title. The defending champions Crusaders will kick off the action against the Chiefs on Friday February 23, followed...

Crusaders Team Naming: Aumua, Reihana Set to Debut in First Round v Chiefs

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have named their squad to take on the Chiefs on Friday 23 February in Round 1 of Super Rugby Pacific 2024. Kick off 7.05pm at Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato. It’s the season...

Team News: The Crusaders Team to take on Munster

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

First starts and some great returns   Rob Penney has named his Crusaders team to face Munster in their historic clash in Cork, Ireland.   Quinten Strange captains the team who take...

The Crusaders travel to the North as they reveal squad

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tasman Mako lock Quinten Strange will lead the Crusaders during their Northern Tour when the reigning Super Rugby champions come up against Munster and the Bristol Bears next month. The Crusaders flew...

Team News: Hurricanes vs Crusaders

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hurricanes Head Coach Jason Holland has named his side for Saturday’s final round-robin clash of the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific competition against the Crusaders at Sky Stadium.  The match...

Hurricanes sign powerful young tight head prop, Siale Lauaki

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have today confirmed the signing of young tighthead prop, Hurricanes and New Zealand under-20 representative, Siale Lauaki, until 2025.   Lauaki, who was first identified at St...

Team Announcement: Melbourne Rebels Vs Hurricanes

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

In what promises to be one of the biggest ever weekends of rugby in Melbourne, Victorian lock Trevor Hosea has been named to make his starting debut for Friday night’s Super Round blockbuster against...

A statistical look at Wayne Barnes' career ahead of his record-breaking 101st test match

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes will become the most-capped referee of all time when he takes charge of his 101st test match on 12 November when France meets South Africa in Marseille in the Autumn Nations...

Hurricanes Announce 2023 Squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have today named their 38-man squad for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.  While the core of the squad is maintained from 2022, five new signs have been named, with four players...

Former England scrumhalf Willi Heinz makes his NPC return

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England scrumhalf Willi Heinz makes his return to provincial rugby this weekend after being named on the Canterbury bench to face Manawatu in their NPC season opener.   Heinz left the Crusaders...