Rugby

Hurricanes Sign Dominic Bird For The 2022 Season

Dominic Bird has returned from France after spending time with Racing Metro. He has signed a contract with Wellington for the 2021 NPC and the Hurricanes of the 2022 Super Rugby competition. Bird made his rugby debut while at Lincoln University, playing for Canterbury. He then went on to play ….

Black Ferns Two Years Without Test Rugby

By the time New Zealand’s Black Ferns get to play test rugby again, they’ll have gone two years without playing as much as a single test match. Such has been the impact of the ongoing global crisis on the sporting calendar. An overseas tour is possibly in the offing for ….

Sevens Star Says She’s Dreaming Of Whistle

So eager has Sevens star Rubi Tui become to get back to playing sport that she’s started to hear a whistle in her dreams. New Zealand’s Black Ferns Sevens have been severely impacted by the global sports hiatus – and perhaps more so than most other national NZ sporting teams. ….

No Use Sulking Says Hurricanes Hooker

Dane Coles says there’s no cause to be made for crying over spilt milk and that what the Hurricanes really need right now is an honest approach – from players as well as coaches. The Hurricanes hooker recently commented on a disappointing Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign that saw the franchise ….

Rob Penney Blamed For Waratahs Decline – And Sacked

After 18 months of coaching the Waratahs, Rob Penney has been shown the door. This comes after the team experienced five consecutive loses in the beginning of the year. This dire record has been a shocker for fans and bettors alike, and now the team has taken action. However, Penney ….

Mose Masoe Opens Up About Injury Struggles

Kiwi-born former rugby league powerhouse Mose Masoe has for the first time really opened up about the severity of the career-ending spinal injury he sustained nearly 14 months ago. The 31-year-old suffered the injury while competing in a preseason friendly, damaging two vertebrae in a seemingly harmless tackle. Even though ….

James Parsons To Retire Due To Concussion

Former All Black James Parsons has announced his retirement from professional rugby due to ongoing concussion symptoms. The former Blues hooker was last year named in the squad for this year’s Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, but in a recent statement explained that he has made the call to pull the ….

Springboks Say They Will Tour To Play Lions

Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has expressed a willingness to see the Springboks’ upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions being played away. Erasmus said on Monday that playing away was preferred over cancellation of the series, and that the Springboks would go all the way to “option ….

The Crusaders Recruit McKay and Ranger

Ahead of the Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, the Crusaders have signed up Josh McKay and Rene Ranger, formerly of the Highlanders and the Blues, respectively. Both have been brought in due to Crusaders’ players’ injuries. McKay specifically was confirmed as Braydon Ennor’s replacement. The All Black will not be playing ….

Laidlaw Hopes for Same Players in Olympics

Clark Laidlaw, who spent time playing for Livorno, Borders and Scotland before taking up his All Blacks Sevens Coach position, is a hopeful man. He’s holding on to the possibility of recruiting the services of a number of Super Rugby players for the 2020 Summer Olympics, set to unfold from ….