First Highlanders team of 2024 to include five new debutants

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first official Highlanders team of 2024 is set to introduce no fewer than five debutants on Saturday night in Dunedin.  Head Coach Clarke Dermody expresses confidence in the team selected for...

Top referees selected in new-look development programme

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new-look development referee programme has been introduced in 2024 and features more than 70 of the country's leading referees.The programme sees the traditional High Performance squad disbanded in favour...

Saints sign Gabriel Hamer-Webb on short-term contract

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints have signed wing Gabriel Hamer-Webb on a short-term contract as cover for injured players and those on international duty. The 23-year-old former England Under-20s international will...

Matatu to play in Invercargill

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Matatū are excited to announce that Invercargill will play host to Round 1 of the defending champions’ Super Rugby Aupiki season, one of three homes games in 2024.   Our team, representing...

Moana Pasifika gear up to take the 2024 season by storm

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new wave of Moana Pasifika talent is set to light up DHL Super Rugby Pacific in 2024.  Twenty newly contracted players headline the 38-man squad. The team boasts 19 players that featured at...

New faces join the Highlanders squad for 2024

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders will usher into the fold a swag of new players for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific competition. Some have already made brief appearances last season such as halfback Nathan Hastie, loose...

Hamer-Webb adds firepower to back three

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Rugby have snapped up former England Under-20s wing Gabriel Hamer-Webb on a short-term contract.  The 22-year-old wing linked up with the Blue and Blacks earlier this week after spending...

NPC: Southland rugby coach explains reason for bizarre substitution strategy

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

You should never underestimate the men from the south when it comes to innovation on the rugby paddock. Southland proved that when they surprised nearly everyone by declaring they would replace half their...

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Southland v Hawke's Bay

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Check out all the highlights from Southland v Hawke’s Bay in round eight of the NPC.  

Counties Manukau shock Canterbury with last-ditch try in Pukekohe

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe: Counties Manukau 31 (James Thompson, Ioane Moananu, Adam Brash, Blake Makiri tries; AJ Alatimu con, pen, Tevita Ofa 3 con) Canterbury 29 (Ben Funnell, Daniel Lienert-Brown,...