March 24, 2019

Ma’a Nonu – Have you seen my franchise bro?

Poor old Maá Nonu. He seems to be having trouble finding his Super Rugby franchise. Got booted out of the Hurricanes, went to the Blues and now he's going to turn up in Dunedin to play for the Highlanders. Nonu is one of those rugby players that plays really well for the All Blacks but seems to have … [Read more...]

Zac Guildford flees Rarotonga and wants to give up alcohol

All Black Zac Guildford has arrived back in New Zealand after being smuggled aboard a Pacific Blue flight from Rarotonga to Auckland by All Blacks mentalist, Gilbert Enoka. On his return to New Zealand, Enoka sign the MAF form that he was carrying no harmful pests but did not have his bags … [Read more...]

French team ignored coach at Rugby World Cup

Imanol Harinordoquy says the French team ignored coach Marc Lievremont at the Rugby World Cup because he was "lost". The World Cup runners-up came in for criticism after some poor performances in the pool stages, losing to Tonga and New Zealand before reaching the final. Lievremont called some … [Read more...]

Video shows Rougerie eye-gouge attack on Richie McCaw

Footage of French centre Aurelien Rougerie apparently gouging All Blacks captain Richie McCaw's eye has been released after the All Blacks captain played down the incident. McCaw said yesterday that he got "a poke in the eye" in the World Cup final but is not sure if it was deliberate … [Read more...]

Kidney Illness forces Jonah Lomu out of charity boxing event

Jonah Lomu's ongoing kidney disease means he has been forced to withdraw from the Fight for Life charity boxing event next month. The 36-year-old had been training hard for the fight but has now ended up on dialysis and the future of his transplanted kidney appears bleak. At last night's IRB … [Read more...]

Eye gouge claim against French team in Rugby World Cup Final

The French rugby captain's role in an alleged eye-gouging incident against All Blacks counterpart Richie McCaw during Sunday's final has been questioned by commentator Keith Quinn. Quinn told Radio New Zealand there was an attempt to gouge the All Blacks captain's eye during a ruck towards the … [Read more...]

All Blacks name team for World Cup Final

The All Blacks, who have made no changes to the starting team to contest the Rugby World Cup Final against France on Sunday. The side to be captained by Richie McCaw features just one change on the reserve bench from the team who beat Australia 20-6 in the semifinals, with Adam Thomson recovered … [Read more...]

Adidas holds firm on price of All Blacks jerseys in NZ

All Blacks sponsor Adidas is refusing to budge on the price of All Blacks replica jerseys being sold in New Zealand despite pressure from sports retailers and fans. Even All Blacks legend Sir Colin Meads has backed fans and retailers saying he can't understand why the Rugby World Cup jersey is so … [Read more...]

All Blacks team to play South Africa named

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has announced his team to play South Africa in Wellington on Saturday. There are four personnel changes and two positional switches from the the side who beat Fiji 60-14 in Dunedin last week. Adam Thomson will play No.8. With Jerome Kaoino starting on the … [Read more...]

Sonny Bill Williams beats Liava’a on points

All Black and Canterbury Crusaders rugby star Sonny Bill Williams has won a unanimous points decision over Tongan gospel singer Alipate Liava'a in their boxing match at Auckland's Trusts Stadium Arena tonight. The fight labelled 'Fight for Canterbury' went the scheduled six rounds with Sonny … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]