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Super Rugby Pacific: Highlanders snap up Chiefs wing Jonah Lowe, rising star Fabian Holland

A four-try Chief and a Dutch delight.The Highlanders have wasted no time filling some of the blanks in new coach Clarke Dermody's first squad.They yesterday announced the signings of Chiefs winger Jonah Lowe and rising Otago lock...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 24 Jun 2022 | 6:17 pm(NZT)

New Zealand Rugby's big new strategy looks sadly familiar

Originally published by The Spinoff New Zealand Rugby announced its "Reimagining Rugby" strategy on Tuesday. An underwhelmed Madeleine Chapman reports. When you watch the All Blacks train, you watch from a distance. At the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 23 Jun 2022 | 10:45 am(NZT)

'Warmest welcome ever': ABs land in Kerikeri for three-day training mission

One of the warmest airport welcomes the All Blacks have ever received — that was the verdict of captain Sam Cane after the team touched down in Kerikeri at the start of a three-day Northland visit.The 35-strong squad landed at Bay...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 22 Jun 2022 | 5:47 pm(NZT)

All Blacks-Ireland rugby test series: TAB ad campaign seeks to stir pot by poking fun at Irish record

Ireland's touring rugby side are set to be reminded at every turn they have never beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand as part of a controversial marketing campaign likely to rile a few feathers.The ads will focus on the All Blacks...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 22 Jun 2022 | 3:09 pm(NZT)

Rugby Direct podcast: The big Super Rugby Pacific final review

On this week's edition of Rugby Direct, Elliott Smith (Newstalk ZB's lead rugby commentator) and Liam Napier (chief sports writer at the NZ Herald) break down the Crusaders' emphatic Super Rugby Pacific grand final win over the Blues...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 22 Jun 2022 | 2:48 pm(NZT)



Rugby: 'They are not good partners' - Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan hits back at Kiwi criticism

The strained relationship between Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby has taken another turn for the worse. Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has doubled down on his recent comments saying Australia could walk away from...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Rugby | 22 Jun 2022 | 12:37 pm(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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