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Sport: Top athletes scramble to leave Africa as new Covid-19 variant spreads

British and Irish golfers and rugby teams were scrambling to return home on Saturday after the UK government announced it was banning flights from South Africa to counter the spread of a new Covid-19 variant .The inaugural season...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 27 Nov 2021 | 8:26 am(NZT)

Straight Up: Sonny Bill Williams on ambition, education, faith and finding himself

Former All Black and rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams said his drive to provide for his family as a young man was "almost psychotic", but led to his enormously successful career.The 36-year-old multi-code sports star joined...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 27 Nov 2021 | 6:00 am(NZT)

Rugby: Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby perform u-turn over World Rugby sanctions

Rassie Erasmus, South Africa's director of rugby, and SA Rugby have withdrawn their appeals over sanctions handed down by World Rugby last week, and apologised to referee Nic Berry and the match officials who took charge of the first...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 26 Nov 2021 | 7:21 am(NZT)

Rugby: Australia gets the nod for 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia has been given 'preferred candidate status' to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup, World Rugby have announced overnight while the USA is set to hold the event for the first time.Australia last hosted the event in 2003 and shared...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 25 Nov 2021 | 8:59 am(NZT)

Rugby: England coach Eddie Jones reveals his strange tactic ahead of Rugby World Cup win over All Blacks

England rugby coach Eddie Jones has revealed he used a samurai sword and kiwifruit to inspire his side ahead of their 2019 Rugby World Cup semifinal win over the All Blacks.England denied the All Blacks a shot at a third straight...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 25 Nov 2021 | 8:17 am(NZT)



Rugby: World Rugby approves game changing eligibility rule

In a move that will be seen as a huge success for Pacific Nations, the World Rugby Council has approved an amendment to its international eligibility rules.Under the rule change, from January 2022 an international player will be...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 25 Nov 2021 | 6:28 am(NZT)

Opinion: 2019 Rugby World Cup will answer if All Blacks have turned into Old Blacks

COMMENT The Japanese tapestry is about to undergo significant change, from an exotic weave of artefact and finery to the crunch and wallop of a Rugby World Cup as the tournament sets out to show that it is first and foremost compelling...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby competitions | 21 Sep 2019 | 5:00 am(NZT)

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia - How to watch, live streaming, kick-off time, starting lineups

All you need to know ahead of... Japan v Russia Home fans won't have to wait long to see their team in action, with host nation Japan meeting Russia in the first game of the Rugby World Cup. Japan, coached by Kiwi Jamie Joseph,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby competitions | 20 Sep 2019 | 10:13 am(NZT)

Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks move on after 2015 World Cup glory

Tony Woodcock will long be remembered by New Zealand rugby fans for his heroics in the 2011 World Cup. The loosehead prop scored the only All Blacks try in their 8-7 win over France in the final at Eden Park, leading the side to...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby competitions | 20 Sep 2019 | 8:37 am(NZT)

Spark Sport and the Rugby World Cup, customers urged to test stream before cup opening

New Zealand rugby punters are being urged to trial Spark Sport before the Rugby World Cup kicks off to ensure they encounter no problems.The opening ceremony and first match between Japan and Russia will play live on Spark Sport...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby competitions | 18 Sep 2019 | 8:15 am(NZT)



Rugby: Former Wales and Lions wing Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV

Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive, declaring via Twitter that he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition.The ex-British & Irish Lions wing, who was captain for the second and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby competitions | 15 Sep 2019 | 11:22 am(NZT)

Skelton, White and why the Wallabies need 'winners'

The Premiership final pitted two Wallabies World Cup aspirants against each other. Whether Will Skelton joins Nic White in Michael Cheika's squad remains to be seen, but the value they can add is undeniable.

Source: www.espn.co.uk - RUGBY | 3 Jun 2019 | 11:38 pm(NZT)

Super Rugby Round 16 review: How can we ignore Tokyo, Suva?

The Sunwolves and Tokyo have just six Super Rugby games to watch next year. That's it. The Chiefs' three-year deal with Fiji is over after yet another raucous Suva crowd. What's wrong with this Super Rugby picture?

Source: www.espn.co.uk - RUGBY | 3 Jun 2019 | 7:27 pm(NZT)

England survive Barbarians comeback

The young England side overwhelmed the Baa-Baas for much of the match, and did just enough late on to avenge last year's Quilter Cup loss.

Source: www.espn.co.uk - RUGBY | 3 Jun 2019 | 8:11 am(NZT)

Springboks' Warren Whiteley won't return in Super Rugby

Loose forward faces a race against time to be ready for the Rugby World Cup after announcing he will be sidelined for at least another two months with the knee injury he sustained in April.

Source: www.espn.co.uk - RUGBY | 3 Jun 2019 | 6:02 am(NZT)

Saracens' dominance forges rugby's newest dynasty

Saracens' fourth Premiership title in five years was business as usual for the Champions Cup winners, who will expect to dominate for years to come.

Source: www.espn.co.uk - RUGBY | 2 Jun 2019 | 10:55 am(NZT)

Saracens captain Barritt fit to face Exeter in Premiership final

Saracens captain Brad Barritt has recovered from a hamstring injury to start against Exeter Chiefs in Saturday's Premiership final, the club said on Friday.

Source: www.espn.co.uk - RUGBY | 2 Jun 2019 | 1:43 am(NZT)

Lions tour: Audacious tap was all done on maths, says Aaron Smith

Don't fall asleep when All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith is around.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Rugby | 25 Jun 2017 | 1:16 am(NZT)



Lions tour: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen satisfied, but says job only half-done

Battle won, but not the war. The All Blacks are not reaching for any champagne bottles just yet, with coach Steve Hansen emphasising that a fine first-test effort against the British and Irish Lions in Auckland is worth nothing on its own.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Rugby | 24 Jun 2017 | 11:47 pm(NZT)

Lions tour: All Blacks surprise Lions by dominating up-front battle

Disappointed, deflated but also defiant, Lions coach Warren Gatland believes the series is far from over.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Rugby | 24 Jun 2017 | 11:41 pm(NZT)

Lions tour: Praise heaped on All Blacks on social media after beating British and Irish Lions

A professional, polished performance from the All Blacks, where they took their chances and the British and Irish Lions didn't.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Rugby | 24 Jun 2017 | 10:48 pm(NZT)

Lions tour: Worrying injuries to All Blacks Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty

Excitement of beating the British and Irish Lions first up has been tempered by injuries to backs Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Rugby | 24 Jun 2017 | 10:40 pm(NZT)

Lions tour: Punters win big as All Blacks beat Lions in first test

As New Zealand celebrates the All Blacks' win over the Lions in the first test, two punters have more reason to cheer than most.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Rugby | 24 Jun 2017 | 10:25 pm(NZT)





















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