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Billy Proctor set for All Blacks Test debut against Fiji in San Diego

Billy Proctor will make his All Blacks Test debut against Fiji, starting at centre for the final match of the 2024 Steinlager Ultra Low...

Former All Black Norm Hewitt dies at 55

Norm Hewitt, a former All Blacks hooker and season-one winner of Dancing with the Stars, passed away at 55 after battling motor neurone disease. Hewitt,...

Ireland snatch dramatic win over Springboks with last-minute drop goal

Ciaran Frawley delivered a sensational drop-goal with the last kick of the game, securing a win for Ireland against South Africa 24-25 in a...

Wallabies condemn Wales to ninth straight defeat

Wales experienced a ninth consecutive international defeat as Australia secured the series 2-0 in an exhilarating eight-try match in Melbourne. Filipo Daugunu's two tries, along...

All Blacks take tense Eden Park showdown against England

The All Blacks secured a hard-fought 24-17 victory over England at Eden Park on Saturday, clinching the Steinlager Ultra Low Carb series. Despite struggling for...

All Blacks prepare to build on win against England in second test at Eden Park

The All Blacks are focused on advancing their strategy after their first Test victory over England in the Steinlager Ultra Low Carb series, aiming...

Beloved Wellington rugby coach dies suddenly

Willie Leota was the 1st XV coach at St. Patrick's College, Wellington. The Wellington rugby community is reeling from the sudden death of Willie Leota....

Wallabies begin Joe Schmidt era with Triumphant win over Wales in Sydney

The Wallabies secured a tense 25-16 victory over Wales in Sydney, marking a successful start to the Joe Schmidt era. This win comes ten months...

ABs secure nail-biting win over England in Razor’s debut

Scott 'Razor' Robertson's tenure as the All Blacks coach began with a tough 16-15 win over England in Dunedin. The match was marked by crucial...

All Blacks team announced for opening match against England in 2024 Steinlager Series

All Blacks Head Coach Scott Robertson, alongside his assistant coaches Scott Hansen, Jason Holland, Leon MacDonald, and Jason Ryan, has unveiled the team set...

Michael Hooper announces retirement from international rugby

Michael Hooper has announced his retirement from international rugby, ending a distinguished career. The former Wallabies captain shared his decision on Instagram, expressing gratitude for...

Toulouse crowned champions of France

Stade Toulousain displayed clinical precision in their resounding 59-3 triumph over Union Bordeaux Bègles in the Top 14 final. The match was a showcase of...

Former All Black Shayne Philpott passes away at 58 following medical event

Shayne Philpott, the former All Black who played two tests in 14 appearances for the All Blacks, has died at the age of 58...

Māori All Blacks to honour Connor Garden-Bachop

The Māori All Blacks have pledged to honour the memory of their former teammate Connor Garden-Bachop, who tragically passed away on June 17 at...

Scott Barrett named new All Blacks captain

69 test cap Scott Barrett is poised to become the 81st captain of the All Blacks in a Test match. He will be supported by...

All Blacks squad announced

All Blacks coach Scott Robertson has announced his first squad this evening for the upcoming series against England, and match against Fiji. Props: Ethan...

Super Rugby Pacific: Blues 2024 Champions

Twenty-one years after their last Super Rugby title win, the Blues, under the guidance of Vern Cotter, triumphed over the Chiefs with a 41-10...

Sevu Reece extends Crusaders contract until 2026

All Blacks winger Sevu Reece has committed to New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders until the end of 2026, a move that solidifies his...

Storm continue domination of Warriors

The Melbourne Storm continued their dominance over the New Zealand Warriors, overcoming an early deficit to secure a commanding 38-24 victory in Auckland on...

Chiefs secure Super Rugby final spot with dominant win over Hurricanes

The Chiefs have stormed into the 2024 Super Rugby final after a commanding 19-30 victory over the Hurricanes at Sky Stadium in Wellington on...

Blues defeat Brumbies at Eden Park to reach Super Rugby Pacific Grand Final

The Brumbies' hopes were dashed at Eden Park as they faced numerous setbacks, including the last-minute withdrawal of veteran prop James Slipper due to...

Blues make key change for Brumbies semi

The Blues have made one enforced change to their lineup for Friday night’s Super Rugby Pacific Semi Final against the ACT Brumbies at Eden...

Cops investigate assault on Taranaki rugby player during post-match handshakes

Taranaki police are investigating an assault incident that occurred after a premier grade rugby match at Yarrow Stadium on Saturday, where a Coastal Rugby...

Northampton Saints clinch Premiership title in pulsating win over Bath

Northampton Saints emerged as the English rugby Premiership champions for the first time since 2014, narrowly defeating a resilient 14-man Bath team in a...

Canterbury principals condemn ‘elitist’ proposal to exclude Combined Schools from top competition

In a recent development, a proposal to exclude combined schools' 1st XV rugby teams from the top grade of the local schoolboy competition has...

Super Rugby Pacific quarter finals: Brumbies 32 – 16 Highlanders

The Brumbies have beaten the Highlanders 32-16 in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter final tonight at GIO Stadium in Canberra. https://youtu.be/5vGjcaJg1sw?si=ioE6H4Pd2V1H2kTS

Super Rugby Pacific quarter finals: Blues 36 – 5 Fijian Drua

The Blues have beaten the Fijian Drua 36-5 in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter final tonight at Eden Park in Auckland. https://youtu.be/IE4HX-7L8yY?si=B1PszufmFmVlSw5W

Super Rugby Pacific quarter finals: Hurricanes 42 – 20 Rebels

The Hurricanes have beaten the Rebels 42-20 in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter final today at Sky Stadium in Wellington. https://youtu.be/jcllkSAwGU4?si=WvNOp5_ZsH0v0V3A

Super Rugby Pacific Quarter Finals: Chiefs 43 – 21 Reds

The Chiefs have beaten the Reds 43-21 in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter final clash tonight at the FMG Stadium in Hamilton. https://youtu.be/ZPydKgL-YUY?si=pKY6N50v7Hb3mhE-

Cotter focuses on consistency ahead of quarter final clash with Fijian Drua

Blues Head Coach Vern Cotter has largely retained the same lineup for the upcoming DHL Super Rugby Pacific Quarter Final against the Fijian Drua,...

France and Australia take honours at Madrid SVNS

In a tense start to the World Rugby SVNS final in Madrid, France applied early pressure on Argentina, nearly scoring before a crucial tackle...

Super Rugby Pacific: Blues 31 – 17 Chiefs

The Blues have beaten the Chiefs 31-17 in their Round 15 clash this evening at Eden Park in Auckland. https://youtu.be/Zsz54twVlEk?si=Wu5Xb8BZ_1xZBZGc

Super Rugby Pacific: Hurricanes 41 – 14 Highlanders

The Hurricanes have beaten the Highlanders in their Round 15 Super Rugby clash today at Sky Stadium in Wellington. https://youtu.be/4qgWXmuEyfg?si=OlAvfRs09UpAV2C9

Super Rugby Pacific: Crusaders 43 – 10 Moana Pasifika

The Crusaders have beaten Moana Pasifika 43-10 in their Round 15 Super Rugby clash tonight at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch. https://youtu.be/cjeFZL1yVTk?si=vii31-nRgsPYV1t2

Melbourne Rebels axed – full Rugby Australia statement

Full statement of Rugby Australia on the Melbourne Rebels announcement today. The Melbourne Rebels acknowledge Rugby Australia’s (RA) decision not to grant a Participation Agreement...

NZRPA plans split from NZ Rugby after governance proposal rejected

New Zealand Rugby Players Association (NZRPA) boss Rob Nichol is bitterly disappointed following the rejection of a 'transformative governance proposal' at New Zealand Rugby's...

Crusaders keep playoff hopes alive with rousing win over Blues

In a nail-biting encounter, the Crusaders eked out a vital 29-27 win against their arch-rivals, the Blues, in Christchurch, keeping their slim playoff aspirations...

Super Rugby Pacific: Moana Pasifika 27- 12 Waratahs

Moana Pasifika have beaten the NSW Waratahs 27-20 in their Super Rugby Pacific Round 14 clash today at Go Media Stadium in Auckland. https://youtu.be/vdU9bH4pmRs?si=-qgJDrUGiMtahLq_

Crusaders boss apologises for Penney comment

Under-fire head coach Rob Penney described reporter Thomas Mead as a “disgrace” and a “c***” when he thought the microphone was turned off. CEO Colin...

Super Rugby Pacific: Rebels 23 – 26 Chiefs

The Chiefs have beaten the Rebels 23-26 in their Round 13 clash tonight at AAMI Park in Melbourne. https://youtu.be/EQG98rndT74?si=a6jzZ4oaifJglNMg

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