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Fiji Unites In Sevens Gold Medal Celebration

<b>Fiji</b> erupted into scenes of celebration when their heroes won the <b>2016 Rio Olympic Games</b> sevens gold medals. To locals, it was a dream come true–every …

NZ Rugby Grandstand-Week One Mitre 10 Cup

Last week, New Zealand (NZ) Rugby kicked off it’s National Provincial Championship. The <b>Mitre 10 Cup</b> will see the top 14 sides in the country face …

Factory Like Performance by the All Blacks

In the end, it was a factory like performance by the <b>All Blacks,</b> as they won the opening <b>Rugby Championship</b> match. Won handsomely in fact, as the</b> …

All Blacks squad named for Sydney Test

On Saturday August 20, <b>The Rugby Championship</b> begins. The annual competition between <i>SANZAAR</i> partners <b>South Africa, New Zealand, Australia</b> and <b>Argentina</b> …

Olympic Sevens: Golden Dreams Realized

The world watched today as Rugby Sevens players dreams were finally realized. In amazing scenes, two national sides competed for one of the most …

Olympic Sevens: Day Four Men's Competition

Day Four of the <b>2016 Rio Olympic</b> competition saw all 12 teams begin their quests for Gold. Beginning with a bang, <b>France</b> upsetting <b>Australia</b>, that …

Olympic Sevens: Fairy-tale Semifinal For Fiji And Japan

It will be a fairy-tale semi final for <b>Fiji</b> and <b>Japan,</b> when they meet in the Olympic Sevens competition. Fiji continued their dream run when they ended</b> …

Olympic Sevens: Cheers, Tears and Gold Medals

After three days, the inaugural Women’s Olympic Rugby Sevens competition has concluded. The 12 pioneering women’s sides all demonstrated the …

Retribution for Hurricanes in 2016 Final

After defeat in the 2015 <b>Super Rugby</b> final, it was a case of ‘Retribution for Hurricanes’ supporters this year, as their team were finally crowned …

The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Turns 50: A Psychedelic Masterpiece That Rewrote the Rules of Rock

‘Revolver’ is the sound of a band brimming with curiosity, confident in its ideas and delivering uncalculated greatness. Rock listened, and never …

'Game of Three Halves' Returns in 2016

“The <b>All Blacks</b> will again take on two provincial sides, in a game of three halves training match. They will play <b>Counties-Manukau</b> and <b>Northland</b> in …

All Black Sevens Ready To Win Rio Gold

The <i>dream</i> has almost become a reality for the <b>All Black Sevens</b>. As the squad enters the Olympic village, final touches are being made in <i>Rio</i> ahead of …

Rugby Sevens

The All Blacks Ready for The Rugby Championship

In a busy news week for rugby in New Zealand, topics have ranged from <b>Super Rugby</b> semi finals to the <b>All Blacks</b> head coach re-signing. News items …

Super Rugby

Law Changes to Impact On Rugby Across All Borders

As is common in the post-World Cup period, <b>World Rugby</b> has made a number of law amendments that will impact on Rugby across all borders of the game.<p>A …

World Rugby

Crusaders Coaching Panel Prepare For New Combinations in 2016

For many rugby purists, when you think of the Crusaders <i>Super Rugby</i> franchise, you see Championships. Multiple championships and trophies. In the …

Super Rugby

Super Rugby - Fun, Excitement and a Super Result

As the competition begins a new season, it all went off with a Bang! Finally, the protagonists were let loose on the field. No more training runs or …

A Hive of Activity and Action at Forsyth-Barr Stadium

Every time you go to a new ground to watch any sport (in this case Super Rugby) first impressions are all important. So from the moment you drive …

Super Rugby

NZ Super Rugby Conference: Round Two Brings More Excitement

Super Rugby round two kicked things up a notch this weekend, as fans follow their team’s progress. Admittedly only one or two games into the 17-week …

Kiwis Win Vancouver Sevens leg of HSBC Sevens Series

New Zealand won it’s third title in the last four tournaments of the HSBC Sevens Series today, claiming the Vancouver Sevens tournament crown over …

The Chiefs Atop New Zealand Conference For Now

The Chiefs may be atop of the New Zealand Conference in Super Rugby, but this team has been here before, and there is an added complication of travel …

Highlanders secure Jack Wilson to Refresh Their Backline

The injury hit Highlanders Super Rugby side that travels to Sydney on Friday night has had to shuffle and bring in replacement players that will …

New Zealand Under 20 Hopefuls in Trial Camp

<i>The following is a Media release from New Zealand Rugby.</i><p>Forty nine players have assembled for a trial camp in Palmerston North, New Zealand, as …

NZ Super Rugby Teams Continue to Win in Round Five

Last week this author heralded four victories and a draw from the five <b>NZ Super Rugby</b> sides. This week, as the Blues sat out a bye round there were …

Three New Caps in New Zealand Women's Sevens Team for Atlanta

<i>The following is a Media Release from new Zealand Rugby.</i><p>The New Zealand Women’s Sevens team for the <b>Atlanta Sevens</b> tournament (8-9 April) that …

Hong Kong Sevens, A Proud History

This weekend, the <b>Hong Kong Sevens</b> will again entertain fans across the globe, as it has done since 1976. This rich history has seen many of the best …

Highlanders Survive Knockout Super Rugby Encounter

HIGHLANDERS v WESTERN FORCE<br>Forsyth-Barr Stadium, Dunedin NZ<p>A brutal night of rugby saw the Highlanders survive a knockout Super Rugby encounter at …

Super Rugby

The 'State of Play' in New Zealand Rugby

Any fan of rugby will have an appreciation of New Zealand Rugby. They know that in this country, it is the leading sport in the land. They may have …

Blues visit Chiefs Country and Horror Record Continues

A traditional rivalry is developed over time. Years, decades and sometimes a century or more–that is how the <b>‘Battle of the Bombays’</b> has built a …

Liam Messam to captain All Blacks Sevens at Singapore Sevens

<i>The following is a Media Release from New Zealand Rugby.</i><p>Liam Messam to captain All Blacks Sevens at <b>Singapore Sevens</b>.<p>Isaac Te Aute earns first cap, as …

Hong Kong

Blues v Sharks Game Reflects on Super Rugby History

Every match has a certain amount of significance. A players first, their 50th or 100th match is certainly memorable for the individual. Any teams …