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Steven Luatua to lead Blues, Ihaia West at 10

2 weeks ago by TVNZ New Zealand

All Black Steven Luatua has been named to lead the Blues for the rest of the Super Rugby season after captain Jerome Kaino was ruled out with injury. Luatua, who could play his 50th game for the Blues...

Concussion forces All Black to retire

1 month ago by Rugby 365

Chiefs prop player Ben Afeaki has decided to retire from the game due to medical reasons. Afeaki suffered concussion in February 2014, during a Super Rugby match against the Crusaders. He was later...

Marcelo Bosch last gasp Quarter Final penalty sinks Racing Metro

1 month ago by Rugby Dump

Saracens defeated Racing Metro 12-11 in the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup this weekend, but only found victory with the final kick of the match.   An incredibly close fought affair...

Super Rugby flavour to New Zealand Under 20s

1 month ago by ESPN Scrum

New Zealand have named seven Super Rugby-contracted players in their Under 20 squad for a key warm-up tournament ahead of the Junior World Championship in June. The Junior All Blacks will travel across...

Walsh hangs up his whistle

2 months ago by Rugby 365

Steve Walsh, a rugby referee in the top category of rugby referees, is to end his career with immediate effect. The suddenness of the decision may lead to speculation of misbehaviour but it is in fact...

Kiwi reputations rubbed in the dirt

2 months ago by Rugby 365

There are a few reputations that were rubbed into the dirt of the North Harbour Stadium in Albany at the weekend . . . not that the New Zealanders would have noticed. You have to wonder why they...

Lions win basement battle

2 months ago by Rugby 365

The Lions came back from a half-time deficit to edge the Blues 13-10 in their Super Rugby Round Four match at the North Harbour Stadium, in Albany, on Saturday. It was the Lions' first win of the season,...

Preview: S15 Round Four, Part Two

2 months ago by Rugby 365

Saturday will be a day of milestones for front row forwards - with Keven Mealamu and Benn Robinson in the spotlight. It will be minor sideshows to the bigger events - a day of intriguing Super Rugby...

Ackermann 'rotates' his pride again

2 months ago by Rugby 365

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has again made changes to his team, ahead of the opening match of their four-game Australasia. Ackermann made two changes - both in key positions - for the encounter with...

Mealamu to set Super Rugby record

2 months ago by Rugby 365

All Blacks warhorse Keven Mealamu will set a new Super Rugby appearance record after being named in the Blues starting line-out for their match against the Lions. The 35-year-old hooker will contest...