Rieko Ioane rugby player
Rieko Ioane rugby player

Rieko Ioane

18th Mar 1997 1.88m/103kg Outside Centre

Introducing The Six Uncapped Players In The All Blacks Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has named a 36-man squad to face Ireland in a three-test series.   Here are the six uncapped players that have been included in the squad.    Pita...

All Blacks Name Squad To Face Ireland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

“This will be the biggest home series since the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour for the All Blacks. There are massive expectations all round and it will be immensely competitive.” Ian Foster...

Brilliant Barrett steers the Blues to the Super Rugby Final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Brumbies have gone down to the Blues 20-19 at Eden Park in Auckland, Dan McKellar’s side showing tremendous bravery to come back from a 20-7 half-time deficit.  Late tries to replacement...

Super Rugby Pacific Wrap: Clean sweep for the New Zealanders

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a full house of wins for the New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific teams this weekend while the Fijian Drua downed Moana Pasifika in their first match against one another.     Highlanders...

Captain returns to lead Blues troops back into action against Western Force

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We welcome back some key players to take on the testing challenge against the Western Force in Perth on Friday evening.   Several players with minor niggles or on All Black leave, who missed the...

Crusaders v Blues - How the Blues broke the Christchurch Curse

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The last time the Blues beat the Crusaders in Christchurch Carlos Spencer started a move that would turn out to be one of the most memorable tries in Super Rugby history, this was 18 years ago!   The...

MUST-SEE: Rieko Ioane's match winning tackle secures historic win for Blues

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Before Friday, The Blues had not beaten the Crusaders in Christchurch since Carlos Spencer inspired the Blues back in 2004.   This changed on Good Friday with the Blues securing a historic 27-23...

Sarah Hirini and Anna Richards take major prizes as women's rugby shines at the ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini has collected three major prizes at the 2021 ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards, including the supreme Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year. Due to COVID-19...

Simon Middleton creates history by winning World Rugby Coach of the Year Award

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Simon Middleton creates history as the first coach of a women’s team to win the prestigious award.   Middleton guided the Red Roses through a second successive calendar year unbeaten and 18...

Nominees announced for 2021 ASB Rugby Awards

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2021 will be recognised in an ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with nominees announced today. This year’s awards, due to COVID-19 restrictions on public...