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Mitre 10 Cup Round 6 Preview

3 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...

Weekend Round Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sekope Kepu to retire from International Rugby at the end of 2019     Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu has today announced he will retire from international rugby at the end of 2019 following...

Aaron Cruden in line for shock return to Super Rugby

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks and Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden is in line for a shock return to the Chiefs for next year's Super Rugby season.   The 30-year-old will finish his stint at French club Montpellier...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...

The Crusaders name Brad Mooar's replacement

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed Scott Hansen will join their coaching group in 2020, following the departure of Brad Mooar earlier this month. Hansen will replace Mooar as Crusaders Assistant Coach for...

Everitt to lead Sharks' Currie Cup double charge

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sharks will look to defend their Currie Cup title in 2019 and have announced that Sean Everitt, the coach of the successful 2018 Under 19 Sharks side, will be the head coach for the 2019 Currie...

The Blues could benefit from All Black flyhalf joining Dan Carter in Japan

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby franchise the Blues could benefit from Japanese Top League club Kobe Kobelco Steelers recruiting former Chiefs and All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden.   Cruden is set to leave Montpellier...

Wednesday Morning Round Up

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

U20 Championship:   The stage is set as the teams play their final group stages game and push for a Semi Final spot. France, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are all unbeaten. Ireland face...

Retallick re-signs with NZRU

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brodie Retallick is the latest All Black to re-sign keeping him until 2023.    The Chiefs powerhouse is another player that has signed a contract allowing him to play outside New Zealand which...

Carter laughs off recall speculation and backs current eligibility rules

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black flyhalf Dan Carter has laughed off speculation that he will return to the All Blacks for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, after his name was thrown into the conversation following Damian McKenzie's...