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Walsh hangs up his whistle

1 week 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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...

Blues' Mealamu to start in milestone Super Rugby game

3 weeks ago by TVNZ New Zealand

Inspirational Blues and All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu will become the most capped Super Rugby player in history as the Blues looked to end their winless start to the season, at North Harbour on Saturday...

Rene Ranger set to return to New Zealand and the Blues

3 weeks ago by Rugby Dump

The wrecking ball Rene Ranger is all set to return to New Zealand rugby later this year after he was granted an early release from his contract at Montpellier. He has played in France for two seasons,...

Rene Ranger heading home for family reasons

3 weeks ago by ESPN Scrum

Rene Ranger will re-join the Blues for the 2016 Super Rugby season, the former All Blacks cult hero returning home to New Zealand "primarily for family reasons" having gained an early release from his...

Former All Black Rene Ranger to return to the Blues

3 weeks ago by TVNZ New Zealand

Former All Black Rene Ranger is headed back to the Blues after two seasons in France. The 28-year-old's return is a huge boost for John Kirwan's embattled side, with the Blues winless after three rounds...