New Zealand

  • Mike Cron examines new scrum rules

    All Black scrummaging coach Mike Cron took time out from a scrum clinic for schools in Tasman on Thursday to deliver his verdict on the...

  • Rodley gets Maori call-up

    Taranaki scrum-half Brendan Haami has been forced to withdraw from the New Zealand Maori squad because of injury. Haami suffered a rib injury at training...

  • Saints scouting for Wayne Smith

    Northampton Saints have made a bid for current All Black assistant coach Wayne Smith as they strive to find a Director of Rugby capable of...

  • All Black legend Cullen calls it a day

    All Blacks legend Christian Cullen has retired from the game of rugby with immediate effect. Cullen, 31, has called time on all all provincial and...

  • NZRU wins commercial relief

    In the face of absent All Blacks, the New Zealand Rugby Union has successfully won a reprieve from New Zealand's Commerce Commission that provides relief...

  • All Blacks to wear silver at Rugby World cup

    The French team sponsor Nike has revealed a new strip with a new darker navy jersey, which is a departure from the traditional light blue....

  • Graham Henry’s selection headache

    With the Super 14 winding down from yet another action-packed journey fueled with explosive tries and bone-crunching tackles along with the usual rollercoaster ride of...

  • Floodgates to open in All Black exodus

    All Blacks scrum-half Jimmy Cowan has reportedly been offered a NZ$33 000-a-month deal with French club Stade Francais. According to New Zealand newspaper, the

  • Another All Black heads north

    Highlanders and All Black prop, Clarke Dermody, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with London Irish, kicking in from November onwards.

  • Kiwis put bad boy Sivivatu on notice

    All Black and Chiefs flyer Sitiveni Sivivatu has been "placed on notice" by the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU), after they found him guilty of...

  • Kiwis hold onto their ‘young guns’

    The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) may be set to lose a large chunk of their most experienced and prized assets between now and the...

  • Kiwi exodus gathers momentum

    The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) may have a post-World Cup player crisis on its hands if the current player exodus to the Northern Hemisphere...

  • All Blacks to reveal World cup shirt

    The All Blacks are set to reveal a new jersey for the World Cup which is not unlike the jersey that England, South Africa and...

  • Somerville targets June comeback

    The Crusaders' veteran All Black prop Greg Somerville is confident of returning from injury well in advance of the World Cup in France this year....

  • Henry and co. braced for departures

    All Black coach Graham Henry has warned New Zealand fans that they could expect a mass exodus of New Zealand players after the Rugby World...

  • Henry wary of Boks

    The Sharks performance against the Blues has stirred many pundits in New Zealand. The Blues are a flagship New Zealand side, and the Sharks showed...

  • Sivivatu narrowly escapes assault conviction

    All Black winger Sitiveni Sivivatu escaped a conviction on Thursday which could have ended his World Cup dreams after admitting in court to a charge...

  • Henry gives his blessing to Tuitupou move

    New Zealand coach Graham Henry has given his blessing to Sam Tuitupou's move to Worcester. The Auckland captain departs after the Air New Zealand Cup,

  • Worcester land Tuitupou

    Worcester Warriors have completed the signing of New Zealand international Sam Tuitupou. The highly-rated 25-year-old, who has won nine international caps for the All Blacks

  • Kelleher joins post-RWC exodus

    All Blacks and Chiefs scrum-half Byron Kelleher has confirmed that he will be staying in France after the Rugby World Cup and playing club rugby...

  • Laporte: ‘All Blacks a class apart’

    French coach Bernard Laporte gave an ominous warning to the rest of the Six Nations teams when he said, looking ahead to the World Cup,...

  • NZRU alleviate the pressure on Jack

    The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) has taken a rather relaxed approach to the news of All Blacks and Crusaders lock Chris Jack's intentions of...

  • Dunedin to host Junior All Blacks

    The Junior All Blacks will host Australia A in this year's expanded International Rugby Board (IRB) Pacific Nations Cup tournament as they look to defend...

  • Jonah Lomu: ‘Nothing’s impossible’

    Former All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu is involved in a new adidas marketing campaign entitled, 'Impossible is Nothing' - a promotion that might well have...

  • NZRU suffer loss

    The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) have announced a loss of $4.8 million (GBP1,7 million) for 2006. The result follows a $23.7 million (GBP8,5 million)...

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