Rugby

Italy make four changes for Six Nations clash against powerhouse England

Italy will be looking for their first win this tournament at Twickenham.

04:25
Andrew Saville and Stephen Stuart gaze into their crystal ball to find week one’s winners.

Late Hits: Sav & Steve's Super Rugby picks, round 1

Andrew Saville and Stephen Stuart gaze into their crystal ball to find week one's winners.

Former Blues youngster Tevita Li to debut for All Blacks-laden Highlanders

Li is part of a full-strength backline which features Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo, Malakai Fekitoa, Lima Sopoaga and Aaron Smith.

New Zealand's Portia Woodman goes on the attack against France at the HSBC Sydney Sevens, 03 February, round two of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Photo credit: Michael Lee - Taiwan Mike Photography - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Black Ferns Sevens include rookie in their ranks for Las Vegas series

Coach Allan Bunting has unveiled an otherwise experienced squad for the North America campaign.

Chris Boyd says Nehe Milner-Skudder didn't play last season so he can compete, but two other local stars also dodge the players’ collective arrangement.

Star back Nehe Milner-Skudder left out of Hurricanes' Super Rugby opener against Sunwolves

Milner-Skudder has a minor hamstring injury and has been ruled unfit to travel to Japan.

Brumbies Christian Lealiifano

Be bold, Horan implores Aussie Super teams

Wallaby great Tim Horan reckons the gap between Australia and New Zealand in Super Rugby will only close if local teams start taking more risks.

00:27
Jono Kitto bravely spoke about the struggles of mental illness within professional rugby.

'I wanted to die' – former Bay of Plenty halfback reveals battle with depression

Jono Kitto bravely spoke about the struggles of mental illness within professional rugby.

01:25
The Blues coach spoke about the need for current and former players to speak up after the passing of Dan Vickerman.

Watch: 'Rugby players aren't bulletproof... This game doesn't sustain you' - Tana Umaga wary of retirement struggles

The Blues coach addressed mental health issues in the game in the wake of Dan Vickerman's death.

00:21
The halfback is adapting back to the 15-man game having been a part of New Zealand’s Olympic Sevens campaign.

'I feel sharper' – new Blues signing Augustine Pulu better off after Sevens experience

The halfback is adapting back to the 15-man game having been a part of New Zealand's Olympic Sevens campaign.

00:37
Blues coach Tana Umaga says he was in disbelief when he heard about the failed drugs test.

Blues keep faith in pre-season players to take on Rebels in Super Rugby opener

Coach Tana Umaga has kept faith with his side from pre-season, with many of the side's All Blacks named on the bench.

01:22
Ricahrd Escot of L'Equipe explained that the former All Black was initially pulled over for speeding after drinking four glasses of wine.

Land Rover dumps Dan Carter over drink drive shame

"Not surprisingly, Land Rover, who for good reason have zero tolerance towards drink driving, have ended their relationship with me," Carter posted today.

'They can put you under a lot of pressure' - Chiefs looking to end Highlanders hoodoo

The Chiefs have lost their last six meetings with the Highlanders, but hope to change that when the two sides meet in the first round of Super Rugby.

Seta Tamanivalu attacks

Crusaders to shift Seta Tamanivalu from centre to wing

The three Test All Black will start the Super Rugby season in a new position after his move from the Chiefs.

00:22
Milner-Skudder picked up a hamstring injury in the Hurricanes final pre-season match with the Crusaders, with the All Blacks flyer racing to be fit for his side's trip to Japan.

'He picked up a twinge' - Nehe Milner-Skudder under injury cloud ahead of Hurricanes' Super Rugby opener

Milner-Skudder picked up a hamstring injury in the Hurricanes' final pre-season match.

00:31
Ngatai was looking likely to be an All Blacks regular in 2016, but hasn't played since last May after a nasty concussion.

'He's getting better' – Dave Rennie hopeful of Chiefs return from concussion for Charlie Ngatai

Ngatai was likely to be an All Blacks regular in 2016, but hasn't played since last May after a nasty concussion.

00:37
Mitchell Karpik has played for both NZ Schoolboys and the Baby Blacks, but has still looked into representing Poland.

'I'd like to play here first!' Promising Chiefs star could become first Polish All Black

Mitchell Karpik played for the Baby Blacks, but has still looked into representing Poland.

00:31
The Hurricanes skipper is targeting an improved start to the competition after last year, when his side take on the Sunwolves in Japan.

'We were fat and slow last year' – Dane Coles raring to go for new Super Rugby season

The Hurricanes skipper wants an improved start to the competition after last year, when his side take on the Sunwolves in Japan.

00:25
Having had his breakthrough season in 2016, the ever smiling McKenzie now faces a fight for his place as an All Black.

'I'm just trying to take it week by week' – Damian McKenzie coy on chances of making All Blacks in 2017

Having had his breakthrough season in 2016, the ever smiling McKenzie now faces a fight for his place as an All Black.

00:54
John Plumtree spoke of his history with the former Wallaby, including a possible union in their native South Africa.

'I tried to get him to the Sharks, it's shocked all of us' – Hurricanes assistant coach devastated by passing of Dan Vickerman

John Plumtree spoke of his history with the former Wallaby, including a possible union in their native South Africa.

'He was a big man with a soft heart' - Rugby community mourns loss of Wallabies' 'enforcer' Dan Vickerman

The 37-year-old lock played 67 Tests and three World Cups for Australia.

Ben Ryan

'We are miles behind' - ex-Fiji sevens coach says rugby players lacking skill

Ben Ryan has declared that rugby players are lagging behind other sports in terms of player skill.

Israel Folau taken by Kriel Andre. Waratahs v Bulls, Super Rugby Round 12. Played at Allianz Stadium, Sydney Australia on Saturday 14 May 2016. Copyright Photo: Clay Cross / photosport.nz

'The gap is closeable' - former Wallabies fullback rates Australian Super Rugby chances

Former Wallaby and Waratah Matt Burke believes the Australian conference can compete with New Zealand.

'We celebrate and mourn the loss of a great man' - Sione Lauaki remembered in Auckland

The 17-Test All Black was farewelled in West Auckland yesterday.

Brumbies Christian Lealiifano

'It's an absolute blessing' - Christian Lealiifano in remission after leukemia battle

The Wallabies star is aiming to return to rugby after he was diagnosed midway through 2016.

All Blacks' Ben Smith, Kieran Read & Israel Dagg hold the Steinlager Trophy

Blues, Crusaders set to unleash All Blacks on touring Lions

The two Super Rugby sides will be able to field their international contingent during their tour matches with the Lions in June.

loading error

refresh

POPULAR

FEATURED