Whanganui club rugby: Changes across grades as 2022 season opens

Marist turned out against Grand Hotel Challenge Shield holders in the first game of the season. Photo / NZME Brought to you by Whanganui Rugby The times they are a-changing in the Tasman Tanning Premier and Senior championships as a reduced five-team top grade takes to the field in 2022, while the second tier has … Read more

Northland rugby: Hora Hora win to kick off their centenary celebration in style

Hora Hora hooker Lanitalo Latu charges upfield in the opening round of Tyrepower’s premier club rugby against Moerewa. Photo / Tania Whyte Hora Hora could not have asked for a better start to their centenary celebration than a win at home for their teams in the opening round of the Tyrepower Northland club rugby over … Read more

‘Really challenging’: New Zealand rugby boss Mark Robinson on why NZ will struggle to host Rugby World Cup again

New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson. Photo / Photosport.co.nz New Zealand will struggle to host the Rugby World Cup again – that’s the inference from rugby boss Mark Robinson. While the New Zealand Rugby chief executive didn’t state that outright, he made it clear this country could be left behind as the tournament becomes more … Read more

‘Really challenging’: NZ Rugby boss Mark Robinson on why NZ will struggle to host the World Cup again

Sport|RugbyUpdated 24 Apr, 2022 01:34 AM3 minutes to read New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson. Photo / Photosport.co.nz New Zealand will struggle to ever host the Rugby World Cup again – that’s the inference from rugby boss Mark Robinson. While the New Zealand Rugby chief executive didn’t state that outright, he made it clear this … Read more

Paul Lewis: Super Rugby’s archaic protection of refs needs to change

Referee Ben O’Keeffe talks with Aaron Smith of the Highlanders during the round four Super Rugby Pacific match between the Blues and the Highlanders. Photo / Getty Images. OPINION: Of all the absurdities of rugby – rolling mauls, dormant offside rules, scrum resets – perhaps the most ridiculous is the attempt to shelter referees from … Read more

Super Rugby Queensland Reds’ horror run against NZ sides continues after blowing big lead against Hurricanes

A second-half capitulation has brought the undermanned Reds back down to earth after they squandered a 17-0 lead against the Hurricanes to extend their horror run against the New Zealand opposition. Taking to the field without James O’Connor and Jordan Petaia, the Reds were labeled the underdogs with inexperienced Lawson Creighton taking on the playmaking … Read more

Rugby Fijana Drua’s success shows where Super W can go from here

It was fast, furious, exciting and close to the perfect grand final spectacle to cap the best Super W season yet, with Fijiana Drua’s inclusion in the competition a resounding success after a captivating 32-26 win over the Waratahs. Entering the season as the league’s unknowns, Drua were quick to make an impression, smashing the … Read more

Rugby Drua win Super W title, cap perfect season

The Fijiana Drua have fought back to end the NSW Waratahs’ long reign of Super W dominance and cap an unbeaten debut season with an emotional title victory. The Drua scored six tries to four in Saturday’s grand final at AAMI Park but kicked only one conversion, with Vitalina Naikore’s third try seven minutes from … Read more

Emily Scarratt ‘incredibly proud’ of rugby journey and growth in women’s game ahead of 100th Red Roses cap | Rugby Union News

“The game has come such a long way and I’m incredibly proud to have been part of that journey and seen how it’s grown. Pulling my match shirt on in 2008, I could never have imagined running out to thousands of people at the weekend “It’s hard to get your head around” – Emily Scarratt … Read more

Super Rugby Waratahs show mettle despite Chiefs blowout

On a night where nothing seemed to go their way, the Waratahs showed plenty of mettle as they attempted to overcome two early cards, in a game where the end score failed to reflect the fight NSW showed in coming back late in the second and pushing their New Zealand opponents. Reduced to 13 players … Read more