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Kim Ekin

Global Head of Content & Data at RugbyPass.

New Zealand U20 squad named for World Championships in South Africa

The New Zealand Under 20 squad has been named ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championship later this month.

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
05 Jun 2023, 21:33

'How many memories, how many years have passed': Parisse's retirement message

A week after Sergio Parisse bowed out of professional rugby in front of the Stade Mayol in Toulon, the former Italy captain has sh…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
05 Jun 2023, 11:52

Young Hurricanes fullback who replaced Payton Spencer stars for New Zealand U20

New Zealand's exciting prodigy Payton Spencer was injured in the first of two warm-up fixtures against the Junior Wallabies but hi…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
03 Jun 2023, 21:34

'He got baited': Coles credited for Hurricanes' turnaround after squaring up with rival Taylor

The 36-year-old inspired his home side to a 27-26 win over the Crusaders and the feisty No 2 has been credited with sparking a riv…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
03 Jun 2023, 19:58

'Size, power and speed': Langi Gleeson re-signs with Rugby Australia

The 21-year-old had a breakout year in 2022, making both his Waratahs and Wallabies debuts, the latter in a winning side at Murray…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
01 Jun 2023, 19:01

Hurricanes announce new head coach for 2024 onward

The 45-year-old will take up his new role at the conclusion of the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season and following the departure…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
30 May 2023, 0:20

'Can we trust him?': Why Hurricanes' hooker may miss out on All Blacks

The performance has raised question marks for hooker Asafo Aumua, who has been in impressive form this season, around his suitabi…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
29 May 2023, 18:24

Johnny Sexton headlines list of departing Leinster players

Leinster have confirmed that ten players will be leaving the province at the end of the season, with Ireland captain Johnny Sexton…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
28 May 2023, 10:33

'We gonna': Stormers were 'cursed' by Joseph Dweba's remarks in viral video

The video has now come back to bite after Munster's 19-14 upset win to claim the URC title in front of 55,000 in Cape Town.

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
27 May 2023, 19:37

'Worse than disappointing': Hurricanes slammed by ex-All Blacks after Blues loss

The Hurricanes 36-25 loss to the Blues had finals-level intensity as both sides lifted emotionally for the derby but wet condition…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
27 May 2023, 18:31

Tyla Nathan-Wong granted release from Black Ferns Sevens contract

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has agreed to release Black Ferns Sevens player Tyla Nathan-Wong from her contract at her own request to p…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
23 May 2023, 18:55

'The fans have been denied': Hurricanes under fire for resting All Blacks

The Hurricanes' decision to rest key All Blacks Tyrel Lomax, Ardie Savea and Jordie Barrett for a crunch match with the Chiefs has…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
21 May 2023, 19:57

Wallabies star Will Skelton praised for welfare-first sportsmanship in European final

An act of selfless sportsmanship by Wallabies star Will Skelton concerning the welfare of Leinster's lock James Ryan has been prai…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
20 May 2023, 21:05

How a Robbie Deans rivalry is fuelling stellar-cast Japanese final

Frans Ludeke knows Robbie Deans very well. The two-time title-winning coach from Super Rugby has locked horns with the former Crus…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
18 May 2023, 5:40

Rugby Australia re-signs Wallaby midfielder on one-year extension

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) have today announced the re-signing of Hunter Paisami until the end of the 20…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
16 May 2023, 16:59

Anton Lienert-Brown re-signs with NZR and the Chiefs

All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown said there was a sense of unfinished business when he put pen to paper on a new deal.

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
15 May 2023, 17:28

How All Blacks and Black Ferns Sevens can clinch World Series glory in Toulouse

The 16 men’s and 12 women’s team captains gathered on Wednesday at Port de la Daurade on the bank of the Garonne river ahead o…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
11 May 2023, 23:12

'Excitement is high': Kiwi-born flyhalf named in Wallaroos squad

Head Coach Jay Tregonning has confirmed his first Wallaroos squad of the 2023 season, with 32 players named ahead of the year's fi…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
09 May 2023, 19:54

'Shut up and come here': New Zealand ref goes viral after laying down the law

A local referee in New Zealand has gone viral after laying down the law to a lippy player during a grassroots fixture in the New Z…

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
07 May 2023, 21:06

'Story of the year': Fijian Drua's Kiwi scalps justify investment

Former All Black great Sir John Kirwan said that the success of the Drua is the 'story of the year'. 

Kim Ekin
Kim Ekin
07 May 2023, 19:21
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