Rugby

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 ….

New Year May Mean New Hurricanes Coach

The Hurricanes may soon have to make do without current head coach John Plumtree. Which of course means that the team will have to appoint a third head coach replacement in as many years. And what with the 2020 Super Rugby Season just around the corner and getting underway in ….

Jason O’Halloran To Leave Glasgow Warriors

Jason O’Halloran, a former centre for the Hurricanes who turned to coaching till leaving the Glasgow Warriors along with Dave Rennie at the end of the season. The 37 year old has been under the new Wallabies coach Rennie for the last three seasons, but recently announced that he would ….

Ian Foster Promoted To AB’s Head Coach

The New Zealand All Blacks have announced the appointment of Ian Foster to head coach of the team, where he will be replacing Steve Hansen, who left the role at the end of the Rugby World Cup. 54-year-old Foster had served as assistant to Hansen for eight years, and was ….

John Barclay Announces Retirement

Former Scotland captain John Barclay has retired from his position after achieving 76 caps. The 33-year-old Edinburgh-based forward has claimed 76 caps and Three World Cups during his career, and has stated that he is proud to have been able to live out his boyhood dream as part of his ….

Warriors Bring In Nathan Brown

The Warriors have brought in Newcastle Knights boss Nathan Brown, who is set to take a new role as specialist coach. The team has made a number of changes to their coaching set up, with one of the biggest being the hiring of former Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown, who ….

Dylan Hartley To Retire From Rugby

England and Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley has officially announced his retirement from professional rugby following his failure to properly recover from a new injury. The former England captain, who is 33 years old, has not played a match since December last year, and was not able to join his team ….