Rugby

Kevin Gourdon Announces Early Retirement

France forward Kevin Gourdon has been forced into early retirement by a heart problem. Gourdon, who is 31, once accused the All Blacks of cheating. He’s known to have played some of his best rugby against New Zealand. According to the Frenchman, who confirmed his condition and decision to retire ….

Glenn Moore Says He Welcomes Inquiry

Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore has at long last broken his silence following serious allegations made by Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate. According to the player, she had suffered a serious mental breakdown as a direct result of comments made by Moore during last moth’s norther tour. Ngata-Aerengamate’s allegations include that of ….

Former Tonga Halfback Taniela Moa Dies

Former Tonga and Blues halfback Taniela Moa has died. He was only 36 and is understood to have died after a sudden medical event on Thursday morning. Born in Tonga, Taniela played 58 matches for his province between 2005 and the present day, while also helping his team to two ….

Beauden Barrett Meets Legendary Neymar

Beauden Barrett, player for the All Blacks, was able to achieve one of his dreams by meeting sporting icon Neymar after New Zealand lost to France in their most recent rugby test. Both players wear No. 10 on their jerseys, although Barrett had decided to don a blazer for the ….

New Zealand Super Rugby Faces Uncertainty

Sporting competitions for New Zealand will be facing entirely new challenges following announcement made by the Government in regard to border control. Chris Hipkins, who is the COVID-19 Response Minister, announced to the public that all citizens of New Zealand along with residents coming from Australia will be able to ….

Rassie Erasmus Suspended Over Threats

Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, has been found guilty of making threats towards a referee during the recent Lions tour to the country. As a result, Erasmus has now been banned from attending any match-day activities until September, and any general rugby activities for a period of two ….

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 ….