Rugby

NZ Rugby Mourning The Death Of Sean Wainui

New Zealand Rugby has described the sudden passing of Chiefs and All Blacks player Sean Wainui as a dark day for the game. Wainui died in a car crash early on Monday morning. According to a statement issued the Bay of Plenty police department, the crash at McLaren Falls had ….

Argentina Coach Unhappy Over Photo Exclusion

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma on Saturday voiced extreme unhappiness on behalf of his team after the Argentinian Rugby Championship side got left out of the captain’s photoshoot in Townsville. Ledesma in a post-game conference delivered an unexpected message: one of reacting to a situation he said he deemed disrespectful. ….

Clarke In No Hurry For All Blacks Return

Caleb Clarke’s immediate plans for the future don’t involve re-joining the All Blacks – at least not soon. Instead, he’ll be returning to a 15-man Auckland backline on the weekend, albeit not to play. Despite having been named as part of the All Blacks Sevens team that won silver in ….

Wallabies Changes for Rugby Championship Opener

Dave Rennie has made some changes to the Wallabies lineup. This is as everyone readies for the Rugby Championship opener against the All Blacks at Eden Park on August 14, 2021. He’s decided that his young backline could do with some experience and added Matt To’omua. The 31-year old player ….

AB Coach Ian Foster A Frustrated Figure

New Zealand coach Ian Foster says the lack of creative solutions available to sports teams looking to enter the country while the global health crisis drags on is nothing short of lamentable. The All Blacks coach described the situation as an ongoing frustration. Foster voiced his opinion on the back ….

Rugby League World Cup Loses Kiwis And Kangaroos

With the Rugby League World Cup set to take place this October, the world waits in bated breath to find out if the games will continue. Organisers have refused to cancel the competition, and as a result, the Kiwis and Kangaroos will not be competing in the tournament. Both the ….

Sekope Kepu Caught In Coutnies-Manukau

Former Wallaby Sekope Kepu has found himself in the middle of an argument between two Counties Manukau rugby clubs. After appearing in a game for Karaka in the club semi-final against Manurewa. He stepped in at halftime and is believed to have led the team to victory as they ended ….

Tonga Defends 102-0 All Blacks Blowout

Following the landslide victory in this weekend’s game between the All-Blacks and Tonga, it has received a lot of criticism and even been labelled a pointless exercise. The Tonga team had to compete without 20 frontline players as a result of politics, COVID-19, and rugby economics. As a result, they ….

Vaea Fifita Announces Hurricanes’ Departure

Vaea Fifita is the latest Hurricanes player to announce his departure as he signs with an overseas team. He has announced that he has signed with the Wasps and will be joining the English Premiership. With 11 tests behind his name, the 29-year-old loose forward has signed the dotted line ….

Braydon Ennor To Miss Upcoming Games

All Blacks midfielder Braydon Ennor who had previously been announced as part of the 36-man squad to take on Tonga and Fiji next month will no longer be able to play. He has had to have an appendectomy and will need the time to recover from the surgery which is ….