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Mitre 10 Cup Round 6 Preview

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mitre 10 Cup is at its halfway point with round six bringing plenty of must-win match-ups as the battle for playoff spots in both the Premiership and Championship heats up.     Waikato v Hawke’s...

ROUND 5 HIGHLIGHTS: North Harbour v Waikato - 2019

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

North Harbour steal a massive win in a sensational game of rugby. They never gave up, despite Waikato looking set to win. They continued to fight and put...

The All Blacks opted to finish their clash with Tonga with 14-men, Steve Hansen explains why

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen admitted that during the 92-7 demolition of Tonga at Waikato Stadium that he deliberately forced his men to finish the game with 14 players in the final 15 minutes in order...

All Blacks fall short of century in pre-World Cup annihilation

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks fell just short of 100 points in a merciless display in Hamilton, where New Zealand scored 14 tries on Saturday.     New Zealand's final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal was...

Beauden Barrett to fly-half for the All Blacks final hit-out before World Cup

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play Tonga on Saturday September 7th at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton.   In the forwards, Codie Taylor starts at hooker, with Liam Coltman providing cover...

ROUND 4 HIGHLIGHTS: Waikato v Auckland - 2019

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a game that had a explosive start as Waikato took the lead and were 14-3 in the lead by the fifteenth minute. Auckland were struggling to gain traction and were only able to score their first try...

Tonga name Rugby World Cup squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga Head Coach Toutai Kefu has confirmed his 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.     Players from clubs in England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, USA and Tongan based...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 4 Preview

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

If the Wellington vs Counties Manukau game is anything to go by, Mitre 1 Cup Round four brings plenty of mouth-watering battles, with unbeaten Tasman and Taranaki facing off and winless Southland...

Queensland Reds confirm 2020 squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) has today confirmed the St.George Queensland Reds playing squad for the 2020 Super Rugby season. In total, 31 players of the current 34-man squad have been retained...

Chris Gibbes joins Hurricanes as assistant coach

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Widely respected coach Chris Gibbes has joined the Hurricanes on a two-year deal as an assistant coach.Gibbes, 46, will leave his role as head coach of the Wellington Lions at the end of the Mitre 10 Cup...