Super Rugby New Zealand news: Coronavirus, fans, reaction

They call one section of the stadium The Zoo, and it’s easy to see why: thousands of university students in team colours standing on their seats, steadying trays of beer, swaying to music and erupting with joy when their...

Rugby: How Super Rugby Aotearoa could usher in a new era

This weekend, the Highlanders will host the Chiefs and the Hurricanes will travel to the Blues for the first round of Super Rugby Aotearoa – and the first weekend of rugby around the world since the global shutdown due...
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New Zealand lifts COVID-19 restrictions; crowds free to attend Super Rugby Aotearoa

Crowds will be permitted to attend the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend, after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the country would shift to Alert Level 1 from midnight Monday . In what is believed to...

Super Rugby Aotearoa: All Blacks great Dan Carter linked with Blues

The rumour mill is in overdrive with strong suggestions Dan Carter has signed for the Blues. The Blues are thought to have been in talks with Carter for some time and a foot injury to Stephen Perofeta, who has been...

Exciting Innovations To Be Unveiled During Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa

Golden point tie breakers, the ability for teams to replace players following a red card, and a renewed focus from referees on ensuring a fair contest at the breakdown are among the innovations fans will notice when Investec Super...

Rugby Celebrates 150 Years In New Zealand

As far as anniversaries go it is a special one for rugby today with the sport marking 150 years since the first game was in played New Zealand. On Saturday, May 14, 1870, a crowd of about 200 people gathered...
World rugby outlaw tries from balls grounded against post protector

World Rugby Outlaw Tries From Balls Grounded Against Post Protector

Tries scored by grounding the ball against the padded post protector will no longer be allowed under a new World Rugby rule change. World Rugby says the change to Law 8 comes into effect immediately. A try had previously been awarded if...

Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa ready to kick off in june

Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa will kick off next month following today’s announcement that the country will move to COVID-19 alert level two on Thursday. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed that the domestic form of Super Rugby involving the Blues,...

Rugby: Sam Cane named new All Blacks captain

All Blacks loose forward and Chiefs Captain Sam Cane has been named as the new Captain of the All Blacks. The news was announced on SKY Sport's The Breakdown show tonight, with Cane succeeding Kieran Read who retired from the...

All blacks team named for quarterfinal against Ireland

The All Blacks team has been named to play Ireland in their Rugby World Cup 2019 Quarter Final at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, on Saturday 19 October (Kick-off: 7.15PM, 11.15PM NZT) The matchday 23 is as follows (Test caps in brackets): 1:...

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