England’s Owen Farrell picked over All Black Beauden Barrett as world’s best rugby player...

England playmaker Owen Farrell is the best rugby player in the world according to Rugby World magazine with only two All Blacks making the top 10. The English publication has ranked the 100 to players in the world in its...

All Black Piri Weepu in Sri Lanka

Rugby World Cup winning player in 2011, All Black Piri Weepu was seen amongst the crowd at the Dialog Rugby League game this evening at Police Park. The 34-year-old who announced his retirement from the sport this year made...

New Zealand dominates World Rugby Awards

New Zealand has dominated the World Rugby Awards in Monaco. The Black Ferns were named team of the year, Beauden Barrett men's player of the year and Portia Woodman women's player of the year. Portia Woodman and Beauden Barrett win 2017...
Andrew Forrest

Asia endorses Forrest’s IPR

Andrew Forrest’s Indo Pacific Rugby competition (IPR) has been given the tick by the Asia Rugby Council on Tuesday. The 31 representatives of Rugby Asia voted to endorse the competition, which is slated to run in February to April 2019.  “We...

2023 Rugby World Cup: France beat South Africa and Ireland to host competition

France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating rival bids from South Africa and Ireland. South Africa had been expected to win the vote after an independent review recommended they stage the tournament. However, at a World Rugby Council meeting in...

Hansen tells Gatland to harden up or quit

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has taken a swipe at Wales mentor Warren Gatland, telling him Wednesday to quit coaching if he doesn't enjoy it. Hansen's barb, sure to spice up next month's All Blacks' clash with Wales in Cardiff,...
Australia stay third as four nations climb rankings

Australia stay third as four nations climb rankings

Australia may have beaten New Zealand for the first time in over two years, but they remain third in the World Rugby Rankings behind the world champions and England. The Wallabies ran out 23-18 winners in the final Bledisloe Cup...
The Minister of Defence steps down

The Minister of Defence steps down

After this year’s final Bledisloe Cup match between the All Blacks and Wallabies there will be some welcome relief for opponents of the World Champions. The All Blacks ‘Minister of Defence’, Wayne Smith, nicknamed the Professor for his cerebral...
NZ rugby is boring

All Blacks domination boring says former coach Sir Graham Henry

Former World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry has labelled the All Blacks' world domination as "boring" for rugby. Henry, who was in Dubai to attend the Emirates Airline Rugby Long Lunch, was pleased with the signs of improvement...
Steve Hansen

There are bigger things in life than rugby‚ says All Black coach Hansen

All Blacks coach Steven Hansen said that the tragedy that befell lock Brodie Retallick puts rugby in perspective. Retallick‚ arguably the world’s best lock‚ pulled out of this weekend’s Rugby Championship encounter against the Springboks at Newlands after his baby...

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