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Gatland Rolls Out His All Blacks For The Clash With The Champions

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs return home to FMG Stadium Waikato on Saturday 8 February following their 37-29 victory over the Blues in their opening match of the season. Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland has named his side...

New Zealand Provincial side teams up with a Chinese side to complete the Global Rapid Rugby Roster

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Global Rapid Rugby has unveiled the China Lions as the final team in its inaugural home-and-away competition this year. China Rugby Football Association and New Zealand’s...

McKenzie returns as Gatland looks for a strong finish to his first game in charge of the Chiefs

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland has named his side first side of the 2020 season which will face the Blues at Eden Park.   The selected twenty-three will see three debutants in Waikato centre Quinn...

Joe Marchant handed starting Super Rugby debut as Ioane hits 50

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six players will make their debuts in an exciting Blues side that includes All Black Rieko Ioane who will play his 50th game for the club for the Super Rugby opener against the Chiefs at Eden Park...

Cotter Appointed Fiji Head Coach

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji Rugby Union have announced the appointment of New Zealander Vern Cotter as the incoming Fiji Head Coach.     The two-time Super Rugby and Top 14 Championship winner will take the reins...

Glen Jackson hangs up his whistle

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former golden boot turned New Zealand professional referee, Glen Jackson has today announced he is hanging up the whistle, and retiring from professional refereeing after an on-field career that has spanned...

The Highlanders lose another youngster to injury

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Otago and Highlanders’ hooker Ricky Jackson has been forced out of the 2020 Super Rugby season with an ankle injury sustained during training pre-Christmas.   After extensive investigations...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominees

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Thursday New Zealand Rugby will have their awards.   New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said:  “Congratulations to all those nominated for awards.  Every year, the ASB...

Monday Morning Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ardie Savea voted All Blacks player of the year by peers     Ardie Savea has been voted the best All Black of 2019 in this year's New Zealand Rugby Players Association (NZRPA) awards.   The...

Liam Polwart forced into premature retirement

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

24-year-old Chiefs hooker and former All Blacks Under 20s starter Liam Polwart has announced he is retiring from rugby following ongoing issues with concussion.     Polwart was missing...