September 17, 2019

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

Poor old MaĆ” 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...]

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...]

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...]

Zara Phillips turns up in NZ to check on Mike Tindall

Royal newlyweds Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have been caught on camera this morning in Dunedin, New Zealand. Zara Phillips arrived in Dunedin yesterday only a week after tabloid allegations of her new husband getting up close and friendly with a female patron at a Queenstown bar last … [Read more...]

Rugby World Cup ticket scam busted

One man believed to be part of an international ticket-fraud ring has been deported to Africa in the past few days and another six people have been refused entry to New Zealand as authorities clamp down Rugby World Cup tickets purchased with stolen credit cards. Rugby New Zealand 2011 spokesman … [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 to stay with NZ rugby

Sonny Bill Williams has confirmed he'll stay with rugby in New Zealand for at least another year, and a three-way race is now expected for his signature for Super Rugby. He must decide between the Blues, Chiefs and Crusaders as his Super Rugby franchise. The All Blacks midfielder said when he … [Read more...]

Ma’a Nonu and Andrew Hore sacked by the Hurricanes

All Blacks Ma'a Nonu and Andrew Hore have been sent packing by Hurricanes management and been told to find another franchise to play for next season. Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett in his first season with the franchise is re-shaping his squad and getting rid of a whole swag of senior … [Read more...]

All Black Mils Muliaina signs contract to play in Japan

All Black fullback Mils Muliaina has signed with Japanese club NTT Docomo and will leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the season. Muliaina, 30, has played 94-test matches for the All Blacks' and considers himself "lucky" to have had such a long career in New Zealand. "I consider myself to … [Read more...]

Wayne Bennett to help Wallabies for Rugby World Cup

Champion rugby league coach Wayne Bennett is to help the Wallabies in their preparation for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand later this year. Wallabies assistant-coach, Jim Williams is wanting Bennett to provide some insights about how a sports team can succeed at a major sports tournament like … [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...]

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...]