Rugby News

Ireland's Johnny Sexton.

Ireland ready to peak for All Blacks

"We're really confident in how we're building," said first-five Johnny Sexton.

'Fins up' for Tasman fullback Will Jordan.

Mitre 10 Cup Power Rankings: Tasman team to beat in playoffs

The Mako are yet to lose a game this season and Luke Robinson is impressed.

NZ Rugby has become a Sky TV shareholder in five-year broadcast deal.

NZ Rugby becomes shareholder in new Sky TV deal

The national rugby body will take a 5 percent ownership in the broadcaster.

Scott Gregory scores a try for Northland.

Northland win avoids Mitre 10 Cup wooden spoon

But Otago will need a huge improvement for next week's championship semis.

Watch: Scott McLaughlin makes history in shootout.

Sky has its own streaming problems

Its app crashed just as Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin was about to make history at Bathurst.

Ben Werthmuller.

Manawatu beat Counties to sneak into playoffs

The Turbos will take on Bay of Plenty in the Mitre 10 Cup semi-final next week.

Lotima Faingaanuku of Tasman scores a try.

Mako complete flawless Mitre 10 Cup campaign

Tasman's win over Hawke's Bay leaves them undefeated in round-robin play in 2019.

All Blacks haka.

Sky TV set to keep All Blacks, Super Rugby coverage

The reported win comes hours after it lost cricket to rivals Spark Sport.

All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams.

Williams 'interested' in joining Toronto Wolfpack

The Canadian league club will talk to the All Blacks star after the Rugby World Cup.

Chase Tiatia in action against Southland.

Bay of Plenty take aim at Mitre 10 Cup honours

The Steamers rose to the top of the championship with victory over Southland.

Ma'a Nonu sporting will play for the San Diego Legion in 2020.

Nonu to resume rugby career in USA

The two-time World Cup winner has signed with the San Diego Legion.

Dallas McLeod, Josh McKay and Fergus Burke.

Mitre 10 Cup Power Rankings: Canterbury peak at right time

Beware the red-and-blacks, as the playoffs near, warns Luke Robinson.

Kelly Brazier in action for the Black Ferns sevens.

Black Ferns win bronze at Glendale Sevens

Hosts USA went onto win the title, after eliminating New Zealand.

Michaela Blyde in action for the Black Ferns sevens.

Black Ferns Sevens start title defence in style

New Zealand opened the 2019-20 world series with three big wins.

Canterbury never trailed against the Shield holders.

Canterbury regain Ranfurly Shield

It's a 16th tenure for the red and blacks.

Gareth Evans.

Hawke's Bay relegate Counties with tough win

The Steelers will play their Mitre 10 Cup rugby in the championship next season.

Watch: All Blacks TJ Perenara's proud stand for social justice.

Perenara's mum hits back at Plunket's criticism of son

The radio host said he wasn't interested in Perenara's opinion on LGBT All Blacks.

Solomone Kata in action for the Warriors reserve grade team.

Former Warrior Kata set for code switch

The Tongan centre is expected to sign with an Australian Super Rugby team.

Stanley Hill makes a tackle against the 1959 British Lions

All Blacks legend Stanley 'Tiny' Hill dies

The former international lock played 11 tests for New Zealand between 1955-59.

Leicester Fainga'anuku.

Mitre 10 Cup Power Rankings: Cream rises to top

Tasman return to the top spot, as they remain the only unbeaten side.