Rugby News

Steve Hansen, All Blacks, Blues, Rieko Ioane

‘He can be anything he wants’ 8 hours ago

Steve Hansen labels Rieko Ioane a potential ‘superstar’.


Concussion rules out Smith 25/02/2017

The Highlanders skipper faces at least two-weeks on the sidelines.


Success against Chiefs just 'one of those things' 24/02/2017

Tony Brown says six-game win streak holds no secret formula.


Rieko hat-trick sinks Rebels 24/02/2017

All Black hopeful Rieko Ioane has produced his finest career performance.

Gilbert Rugby ball (Photosport)

NZ Rugby 'shocked' at player's sex attack admission 23/02/2017

Player disowned after admitting to the incident after a game in Gisborne.

Ian Foster (Photosport)

All Blacks already preparing for British and Irish Lions 19/02/2017

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster is keeping a close eye on the Six Nations.


Twigg swaps oar for ball 19/02/2017

Former rowing world champion Emma Twigg is the latest to test the waters of a switch of codes.


Black Ferns Sevens begin scouting for Tokyo Olympics 18/02/2017

New Zealand Rugby is scouring the country in a bid to discover more talent for it's Women's Sevens programme.

Funeral of Sione Lauaki

Sione Lauaki's funeral 18/02/2017

The funeral for Sione Lauaki was held at Church Unlimited in West Auckland on Saturday.

Dan Carter, French Rugby, racing 92

Carter back home 18/02/2017

"Seeing the family again puts fresh perspective on just how big a mistake I made," he says.

England celebrating a try in the tight win over Wales (Photosport image)

All Blacks v England – record breakers? 16/02/2017

With England fast approaching the All Blacks world record, Newshub takes a look at how both records stack up.

Ryan Crotty TJ Perenara Ben Smith

Bristol chasing All Black duo 16/02/2017

Bristol is reportedly in the hunt for Ryan Crotty and TJ Perenara after signing Steven Luatua earlier in the week.

NRL teams in action at the NRL Nines tournament in Auckland

Exclusive: Auckland poised to lose the NRL Nines to Brisbane 15/02/2017

Now Auckland tourism group ATEED says it would chase the rugby sevens if Wellington pulled out.

Kieran Read, All Blacks

Read contract extension imminent 14/02/2017

The All Black captain is set to commit to New Zealand Rugby.


ABs skipper on Luatua – 'surprised' he's leaving 14/02/2017

Kieran Read believed Steven Luatua still had a lot to offer the All Blacks.

Steven Luatua

Luatua's made the right call 14/02/2017

It's a shame that Steven Luatua is heading north, but all considered, it's probably the right call, writes John Day.

Steven Luatua

Luatua Bristol bound 14/02/2017

Steven Luatua will bid farewell to New Zealand at the end of the season after signing for English club Bristol.

Hurricanes lock Vaea Fifita carried off the field during the Brisbane Tens semi-final against the Crusaders (Photosport)

Fifita cleared of broken leg 13/02/2017

The Hurricanes lock still faces time on the sidelines.


Dagg staying put 13/02/2017

Israel Dagg has signed a new contract with NZR, committing through to 2019.


Former ABs coach pays tribute to Lauaki 12/02/2017

Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry has paid tribute to former Sione Lauaki who passed away, age 35.