Rugby Union

Sun 20 May 2018

All Blacks make shock changes

All Blacks make shock changes

ALL Blacks coach Steve Hansen has ushered a changing of the guard at loose forward in announcing his squad to face France in June.

Crusaders beat Blues to go top of Super Rugby

Crusaders beat Blues to go top of Super Rugby

THE Blues’ woeful record in Kiwi Super Rugby derbies has continued with a bruising 32-24 loss as the Crusaders reclaim top spot.

Sat 19 May 2018

Hansen has All Blacks selection headaches

Hansen has All Blacks selection headaches

Two more tries to prolific Hurricanes winger Ben Lam may not be enough to get his name read out in coach Steve Hansen's first All Blacks squad of the year

Thu 17 May 2018

Eddie Jones abusers take their medicine

Eddie Jones abusers take their medicine

Three men have been fined after hurling foul-mouthed abuse at England rugby coach Eddie Jones following Scotland’s Calcutta Cup triumph

Reds captain returns, Waratahs' Hanigan to miss a month

Reds captain returns, Waratahs' Hanigan to miss a month

The Queensland Reds have received some welcome news ahead of their crunch match against the Hurricanes, with skipper Scott Higginbotham named

Cheika: just ignore Folau's posts if you disagree

Cheika: just ignore Folau's posts if you disagree

Wallabies coach Michael Chieka is standing by Israel Folau, refusing to take issue with the match-winning fullback’s provocative online posts

Wed 16 May 2018

All Blacks legend given Blues coaching lifeline

All Blacks legend given Blues coaching lifeline

The struggling Blues have given coach Tana Umaga a 12-month contract extension but made it clear he needs to turn around the Super Rugby club’s fortunes

Controversy strikes Rugby World Cup

Controversy strikes Rugby World Cup

RUSSIA scores start at 2019 Rugby World Cup after Romania disqualified for fielding ineligible players during qualifying with Belgium and Spain also guilty.

Tue 15 May 2018

New Zealand eyes Pacific team for Super Rugby

New Zealand eyes Pacific team for Super Rugby

The New Zealand government has examined setting up a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team, reportedly to help offset China’s rising influence in the region

Thorn makes changes as Reds enter Hurricane

Thorn makes changes as Reds enter Hurricane

DUNCAN Paia’aua is set for a recall to the Reds backline as coach Brad Thorn prepares for daunting mission against the dynamic Hurricanes’ in Wellington.

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