August 26, 2019

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Former All Blacks Rugby Coach stabbed in South Africa

Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell has been stabbed at his apartment in South Africa after tackling intruders he thought was a flatmate playing a practical joke. Mitchell was stabbed in the upper arm and thigh, during a scuffle with two intruders at his apartment in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, … [Read more...]

New Super Rugby competition format unveiled

The Super Rugby competition between franchises from Australia, South Africa and Australia will include 31 more games next season. No longer referred to as the Super 15, Super Rugby changes include more games, a new finals format and home and away games for teams within the same country. The … [Read more...]