Rugby

Coles Feels Pay Cuts for All Blacks Inevitable

Dane Coles, Hooker for the All Blacks, is taking the likelihood of him and his teammates seeing their wages reduced on the chin. This is in the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis that has prematurely ended the Super Rugby season, seen the Olympic Games postponed, and brought the global ….

NZ Rugby Suspended Indefinitely

New Zealand Rugby has been suspended for the foreseeable future. The news comes in the wake of the Government’s announcement that the country will go into lockdown on Wednesday the 25th of March and will remain so for four weeks. All our teams will stop training, but there has, as ….

NZ Rugby to Review Controversial All Blacks Rest Policy

Although he has always defended Super Rugby’s All Blacks rest protocols, Chief Executive Officer for New Zealand Rugby Mark Robinson has let it be known that the contentious policy will be reviewed later on in 2020. Known as the Load Management Policy, it has come under fire from commentators and ….

Beauden Barrett Falls Victim to Scam Campaign

Acclaimed All Blacks fullback Beauden Barrett has fallen prey to an online scam campaign and become the latest in a long line of celebrities with the same complaint. A Facebook advertisement is using his name and image without permission in attempts to get the general public to part with sensitive ….

NZR Sticking to All Blacks’ Rest Policies in 2020

Even though the Rugby World Cup slipped out of the All Blacks’ hands in 2019 and they’ve got a new coach this year in Ian Foster, New Zealand Rugby is keeping the rest protocols for top Super Rugby players in place. This is in spite of the weeks off and ….

Wide-Ranging Review of NZ Rugby Unveiled

A review of Rugby, aimed at ensuring that the under-pressure sport remains not just relevant but sustainable over the next ten years, is expected to make its findings public by the end of May 2020. New Zealand Rugby is examining how best to thrive in a society that is changing ….

Mark Jones Joins the Crusaders On Two-Year Deal

Mark Jones, formerly of Wales’ Rygbi Gogledd Cymru, will be joining the Crusaders for the next two years as part of a new coaching gig. He stepped down from the RGC after three years as head coach and mentored Namibia’s back players at the Rugby World Cup last year. He ….

Fatialofa Stable in Intensive Care

Michael Fatialofa, the Rugby Union lock from New Zealand, is being held in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington in the United Kingdom after a terrible neck injury he sustained on the 4th of January. Authorities have confirmed that he is stable, albeit still in intensive care. Fatialofa’s wife, Tatiana, updated ….

Stephen William Hansen Honoured

When Steve Hansen started receiving a salary from the Canterbury Rugby Football Union roughly 25 years ago, the chance of him receiving additional honours seemed remote, almost impossible. During the middle part of the 1990s, he was just another ambitious man trying to make his way in the Rugby coaching ….

Ged Stokes Fall Ill in South Africa

Gerard Stokes, former Kiwi Rugby League International and father of England Cricket start Ben, has fallen seriously ill in South Africa. Ged, as the elder Stokes is fondly known, who is based in Christchurch, was admitted into a Johannesburg hospital on Monday, where he remains in a critical condition. Thus ….