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Super Rugby Countdown Day 17: Rookie players to look out for in 2023

5 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Super Rugby Pacific competition around the corner. The New Zealand sides have announced their 2023 squads. All-round these clubs have included a total of 21 new-faces in their squads. Few of these...

South Africa to host next two World Rugby U20 Championships

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa will host the next two editions of the World Rugby U20 Championship, in 2023 and 2024, the global governing body and SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday, while Kenya was awarded the World Rugby...

Ardie Savea Wins All Blacks Player of the Year at ASB Awards

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hurricanes 2021 captain Ardie Savea has been named All Blacks Player of the Year at the 2022 ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards for the second year in a row.     After another bumper international...

Ruahei Demant and World Cup winning Black Ferns shine at the ASB Rugby Awards

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns co-captain and World Cup winner, Ruahei Demant has collected three major prizes at the 2022 ASB Rugby Awards, including the supreme Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year. As well as...

New Zealand Under 18 Sevens teams named for World School Sevens

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby announced today the selection of the New Zealand Under 18 Boys and Girls Sevens teams alongside the New Zealand Māori Under 18 Ngā Whatukura (Boys) and Ngā Māreikura (Girls) teams...

NZR elect first female Chair

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dame Patsy Reddy has become the first female Chair of New Zealand Rugby (NZR). She was elected Chair at NZR’s final Board meeting of the year in Auckland today and will replace outgoing Chair Stewart...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2022 will be recognised at the ASB Rugby Awards, with nominees announced today.   This year’s awards will be presented live on Sky Sport 1...

Patrick Tuipulotu to captain All Blacks XV team to face Ireland A in Dublin

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV team has been named to play Ireland A at RDS Arena in Dublin on Friday 4 November, kick-off at 7:45PM GMT (8:45AM Saturday 5 November NZDT).      The matchday 23 is...

On This Day in 2015: McCaw and Carter bow out in World Cup Final

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 2015, All Blacks legends Riche McCaw Dan Carter played their final test match steering New Zealand to Rugby World Cup glory.   McCaw captained the All Blacks in the final as he ended...

All Blacks XV bolster squad ahead of Northern Tour

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV have called in an additional six players to join the squad, ahead of their inaugural Northern Tour against Ireland A (4 November) and Barbarians (13 November).   Cortez Ratima,...