August 26, 2019

Rugby

Dave Rennie to coach the Chiefs from 2012

Manawatu NPC coach Dave Rennie has been appointed head coach of the Chiefs Super Rugby Franchise. The former New Zealand Under-20 coach has a two season contract. Current coach Ian Foster hadalready decided to step down some time ago. Chiefs CEO Gary Dawson said "We are delighted Dave will … [Read more...]

Kurtley Beale leaving Waratahs for Melbourne Rebels

Australian Rugby star Kurtley Beale is to announce tomorrow that he has signed to play for the Melbourne Rebels in next seasons Super Rugby competition. It is understood that the Rebels lured Beale from Sydney to Melbourne with a two year financial offer he could not refuse, including lucrative … [Read more...]

Christchurch loses all Rugby World Cup Games

Christchurch, New Zealand has been stripped of all seven of its scheduled Rugby World Cup games following the devastating earthquake last month that has severely damaged the city. Christchurch's AMI Stadium, which has been badly damamged, was due to host pool games involving England, Argentina, … [Read more...]

ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend sacked

The ACT Brumbies have sacked coach Andy Friend after only two matches of the Super Rugby season. The Canberra Times isreporting that Friend has been told that he no longer enjoys the clubs support and defence coach Tony Rea will take over as caretaker coach immediately. There is no word at … [Read more...]

Robbie Deans signs with ARU for two more years

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is set to sign a two year contract extention with the Australain Rugby Union before Septembers Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. ARU Chief Executive John O'Neill has approved a contract extension for the coach he brought in to restore Australian rugby pride after the … [Read more...]

Melbourne Rebels do AFL and NRL training sessions

Melbourne Super Rugby side the Melbourne rebels are planning to playa new style of rugby when their season kicks off agains the New South Wales Waratahs on Friday night. The Rebels have held secret training sessions with the coaching staff of Carlton's AFL team. Rugby League great, Andrew Johns … [Read more...]

All Blacks fight hard to subdue galant Ireland

The 38-18 victory for the All Blacks over Ireland at Aviva stadium on Saturday was fast and furious game of rugby. Irish captain John O'Driscoll described the first 15 minutes as the hardest he had ever experienced in a Test Rugby career spanning 105 matches. The All Blacks started with the … [Read more...]

All Blacks v Ireland preview

The All Blacks have named a strong side for the weekends Rugby international against Ireland at Aviva Stadium. They are going to need it as well. Never in recent seasons have I heard such confidence from All Blacks supporters. It is starting to rival the airs of superiority that swirled around … [Read more...]

New Zealand 2011 Super Rugby squads named

New Zealand based Hurricanes, Highlanders, Chiefs, Crusaders and Blues squads for the 2011 Super Rugby competition were announced at Eden Park today. There are few surprises in the line-ups with most transfers of note being well publicised in advance. Newswarped is happy to seed the squads … [Read more...]

All Blacks beat England but cracks are showing

The All Blacks have bounced back from defeat by the Wallabies in Hong Kong to overcome a spirited England at Twickenham, but the cracks are beginning to show. It was an improved performance by the All Blacks but still nowhere near their best. The forward pack is a yard behind where it needs to be … [Read more...]

Wallabies beat All Blacks – Well done Australia

The Wallabies have defeated the All Blacks 26-24 in Hong Kong with a try and conversion after the final hooter. After racing out to a 12-0 lead with tries to Quade Cooper and Adam Ashley-Cooper against a rusty All Blacks side. Australia then let the All Blacks back in and found themselves behind … [Read more...]

All Blacks v Wallabies in Hong Kong – Preview

Both the All Blacks and the Wallabies have gone for experience and reputation over form and match fitness for tomorrows Rugby International in Hong Kong. Any Test match between Australia and New Zealand is an intense affair, but this one is lacking the egde that is normally there. It has been … [Read more...]

England bring in Hodgson for injured Jonny Wilkinson

Charlie Hodgson has been called into the England rugby squad for the Test Match against the New Zealand All Blacks at Twickenham on 6th November. The Sale fly-half is on standby to cover for Jonny Wilkinson who has an injured shoulder. Wilkinson is to have a scan today to assess the seriousness … [Read more...]

Sonny Bill Williams selected for All Blacks

Former rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams has been selected in the All Blacks squad to play Australia in Hong Kong and the Autumn Internationals in Europe. After two seasons with French club Toulon, Williams signed with the Canterbury Rugby Union earlier this year to play in the NPC ITM Cup … [Read more...]

Piri Weepu breaks leg ending All Blacks Tour hopes

All Black half back Piri Weepu has suffered a broken leg early in the second half of Wellingtons 49-15 victory over Taranaki in the ITM Cup. Weepu was supposed to be in Melbourne on an All Blacks promotional trip, but managed to get a release so that he could play for struggling … [Read more...]