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The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 13 - Folau is creating a divide within the sport
This week join Scotty, Mils, and special guest James McOnie as they get real about the impact of Israel Folau's statements, talk a…
19 Apr, 20:07
Row erupts between Eddie Jones and New Zealand Rugby over Brad Shields
A row has erupted between England and New Zealand over Eddie Jones’s request to include Hurricanes forward Brad Shields in the E…
Chris Jones
19 Apr, 5:37
Springbok flanker calls time
After more than a decade of loyal service, the Sharks are set to lose one of their most senior players.
Online Editors
18 Apr, 23:15
Australian legend returns to Super Rugby
The Queensland Reds have named their team to take on the Chiefs at Suncorp Stadium this weekend.
Online Editors
18 Apr, 22:22
Rugby Australia risk 'killing the sport' with next rights deal
The next rights deal for Australian rugby is shaping up as make-or-break for the code as one prominent broadcast consultant has wa…
Online Editors
18 Apr, 17:40
Rugby Sabbaticals: What are they good for?
The importance of the sabbatical to a player's overall health and well-being is more evident than ever, but it does pose the quest…
Nikora Price
18 Apr, 3:31
Highlanders bench Aaron Smith for Blues clash
The impact of mid-season All Blacks camps is being felt by the Highlanders, who had seven players attend a camp in Christchurch on…
Online Editors
18 Apr, 3:28
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 9
Another round of Super Rugby has drawn to a close, which means it’s now time for Alex McLeod to run through his Super Rugby Team…
Alex McLeod
18 Apr, 2:56
Analysis: How the Reds need to use the Tongan Thor
When the 18-year-old Sacred Heart College prop went viral in 2014, it was the shear fascination of a 130kg front rower tearing a t…
Ben Smith
18 Apr, 2:37
Desperate Blues rejig lineup again
The injury-stricken Blues have again made changes in search of the winning formula following the loss of fullback Michael Collins …
Online Editors
17 Apr, 22:44
Chiefs scrum half puts boot into Folau over comments
Chiefs scrum half Brad Weber has lashed out at Israel Folau over his controversial social media posts, saying playing against the …
Nathaniel Cope
17 Apr, 8:51
Aidan Ross suffers horrific season ending ankle injury
The Chiefs are not having much luck with injuries this year and that run has continued in almost comical fashion with yet another …
Sam Smith
16 Apr, 22:06
Brumbies coach worried about how far teams will go to stop Pocock after 'nasty' incident
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar is worried about how far teams will go to stop the effectiveness of star flanker David Pocock at …
Online Editors
16 Apr, 20:49
It's time for the Waratahs to move on
Sometimes wins gloss over obvious failings, and this applies to the Waratahs who have won five from seven. They are about to make …
Ben Smith
16 Apr, 18:34
Watch: Dick Hardwick knocked out in head on head collision
Apparently competition for match day squad positions at the Melbourne Rebels has been so intense this season they've been 'wasting…
Sam Smith
15 Apr, 23:46
Aussie Club Grades - Week Nine
For the first time in a few weeks all four Australian Super Rugby teams were in action.
Robert Seltzer
15 Apr, 18:02
Scotty Stevenson on the simple joys of rugby
As the Hurricanes held off the Chiefs on Friday night, RugbyPass writer Scotty Stevenson had a chance to reflect on the simple joy…
Scotty Stevenson
15 Apr, 2:47
Why no Australian side can beat a Kiwi team
It’s now been 687 days since an Australian side beat a Kiwi side in Super Rugby. After two contests in 2018, it doesn’t look p…
Ben Smith
14 Apr, 23:44
Brad Thorn addresses Quade Cooper's comeback chances
Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has addressed Quade Cooper's comeback chances following a 37-16 beating at the hands of the Warat…
Online Editors
14 Apr, 19:08
Gelant sparkles as Bulls batter Sharks
The Bulls benefited from a hat-trick for the second match in succession, as Warrick Gelant crossed three times in a thrashing of t…
Christopher Devine
14 Apr, 14:49
Jaguares roar back to conquer the Rebels
The Rebels led 19-6 in the second period but the Jaguares fought back strongly in the final half an hour to secure a 25-22 Super R…
Harry West
14 Apr, 8:27
Could the next All Blacks bolter be one of these two?
The top brass of the NZRU was in attendance at Westpac Stadium last night to see two of New Zealand's top sides play, with one eye…
Ben Smith
13 Apr, 19:17
Hurricanes beat Chiefs to move top of Super Rugby standings
Beauden Barrett, Ben Lam and Ngani Laumape all scored tries as the Hurricanes defeated the Chiefs in Wellington.
Rob Lancaster
13 Apr, 7:43
Springboks beef up coaching line-up for Wales and England Tests
Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus has brought in extra help to try and get an edge over Wales and England in the June Tests.
Online Editors
13 Apr, 7:23
George Smith opens up about his time in Japanese jail
Wallabies legend George Smith has spoken about his 20-day stint in a Tokyo jail after a night out drinking on New Year's Eve.
Online Editors
13 Apr, 5:12
Hurricanes partner with Canadian club
The Hurricanes have formed a partnership with newly established Canadian professional rugby club the Ontario Arrows.
Online Editors
12 Apr, 23:15
Sharks and Bulls gear up for South African derby
Both on the back of strong performances, the Sharks and Bulls have named their sides ahead of their South African derby.
Online Editors
12 Apr, 21:55
New chapter in Super Rugby's fiercest rivalry
Friday night will see a new chapter written in one of Super Rugby’s greatest rivalries as the Hurricanes and Chiefs jostle for p…
Sam Warlow
12 Apr, 20:41
Watch: Jaybor Staunton visits the Gallopers
Queensland correspondent continues his circuit of Queensland clubs, heading to Ashgrove to see how the Gallopers are shaping up fo…
Jaybor Staunton
12 Apr, 4:28
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 8
After a week off, Alex McLeod returns to run you through his next edition of the Super Rugby Team of the Week.
Alex McLeod
12 Apr, 0:23
Sopoaga cleared for Brumbies clash
After a week off, Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has named a largely unchanged side to play the Brumbies on Saturday.
Online Editors
11 Apr, 22:02
Who will be the All Blacks' third halfback?
New Zealand’s search for a third halfback has been heating up this season, with no clear-cut candidate coming to the forefront.
Sam Warlow
11 Apr, 21:09
McKellar: Australian teams not respected
A win for the Brumbies against the Highlanders would halt the New Zealand sides' 33-match winning streak over the Australians, whi…
Online Editors
11 Apr, 18:16
Watch: Jaybor Staunton visits the Nest
Queensland correspondent Jaybor Staunton heads down to Chipsy Wood to visit the Nest ahead of the Souths Magpies season.
Jaybor Staunton
11 Apr, 3:05
The Short Ball - Season 3 / Episode 13 - Folau Fallout
Mils is back from Hong Kong this week and joins Scotty to talk Israel Folau, Tomás Lavanini, how the Sharks have figured out how …
10 Apr, 22:13
Watch: Quade Cooper shreds club rugby in sublime performance
The 29-year-old turned in a sublime performance showing off an array of passing skills. It seems that Quade learned a few offload…
10 Apr, 20:08
Super Rugby top try scorer Lam turns down move to Northern Hemisphere
Ben Lam has resisted the advances of Northern Hemisphere sides by agreeing a new deal with the Hurricanes.
Peter Thompson
10 Apr, 5:12
Watch: Jaybor Staunton visits the Norths boys at Hugh Courtney
Queensland correspondent Jaybor Staunton visits the Northside to preview the Eagles ahead of the 2018 Queensland Premier Rugby sea…
Jaybor Staunton
10 Apr, 0:45
Watch: Tongan Thor gets Slipper in the face
Taniela Tupou copped a brutal flying headbutt from team mate James Slipper during the Reds match against the Brumbies on the weeke…
Sam Smith
09 Apr, 23:43
McKenzie in doubt for Hurricanes clash
Chiefs star Damian McKenzie could miss his side's heavyweight bout against the Hurricanes this weekend.
Online Editors
08 Apr, 22:11
Nigel Owens weighs in on 'bully' Folau
International rugby referee Nigel Owens has given his thoughts on Wallaby superstar Israel Folau's string of comments regarding ga…
Online Editors
08 Apr, 20:57
Leading Lions to be bolstered by Boks
The Lions will be strengthened by the return of a number of star players when they head on their Australasian tour.
08 Apr, 20:03
Exclusive: Conrad Smith on retirement and future role with IRPA
Ra Pomare paid a visit to the Kiwis of Pau last week and caught up with Conrad Smith for a chat about his retirement from the prof…
08 Apr, 19:45
Folau's latest Tweet suggests he's not backing down over anti-gay stance
Wallaby star Israel Folau's latest Tweet, which he posted late last night Australian time, suggests he's sticking to his guns over…
Online Editors
08 Apr, 16:50
Dogged Crusaders down Jaguares in Buenos Aires
The Crusaders kept up their reputation for strong away form as they defeated the Jaguares in Argentina in ruthless fashion.
Joe Wright
08 Apr, 4:28
All Black comeback hits snag
Crusaders prop Joe Moody's return to action looks to be delayed further.
Online Editors
08 Apr, 1:02
Crusaders triumph over Jaguares
The Crusaders have maintained their perfect record against the Jaguares with a 40-14 win in Buenos Aires.
07 Apr, 20:59
Brumbies rally to beat Reds
The Brumbies rallied from 15 points down to claim a bonus-point victory over the Reds at GIO Stadium.
Online Editors
07 Apr, 18:22
Four-try haul for Tambwe as Lions batter Stormers
Stormers were mauled by Lions in Super Rugby, with Madosh Tambwe the four-try hero.
Peter Hanson
07 Apr, 15:07
Chiefs maintain winning run
The Blues came closing to claiming a long-awaited win over the Chiefs, but a late penalty try denied them at Waikato Stadium.
Peter Thompson
07 Apr, 10:18
Scotty Stevenson: Auckland is out of love with Rugby
New Zealand Rugby needs its biggest city to be in love with Rugby Union. But, if last weekend is anything to go by, Auckland may b…
Scotty Stevenson
06 Apr, 20:28
Late Barrett replacement West secures last-gasp Hurricanes win
The Hurricanes were without Beauden Barrett against the Sharks but Ihaia West came good by kicking a late game-winning conversion.
Ben Spratt
06 Apr, 8:31
Crusaders reshuffle for Jaguares clash
The Crusaders will look to make a statement when they face the Jaguares in Argentina for the first time.
05 Apr, 18:33
The Lions get 'Punisher' boost ahead of South African super clash
The Emirates Lions will welcome back stalwart, Springbok winger Ruan Combrinck, for their important Vodacom Super Rugby derby agai…
Online Editors
05 Apr, 12:31
Folau ordered to meet Australian Rugby CEO over 'homophobic' comments
Australia full-back Israel Folau has caused another stir with a homophobic Instagram post.
Peter Thompson
05 Apr, 7:17
Queensland Reds set to debut fresh 18-year old centre in shock selection
Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn isn't shy of making bold calls, and he has just made another one - naming 18-year old Jordan Peta…
Online Editors
05 Apr, 0:35
Chiefs gear up for Blues battle
The Chiefs look to make it five wins in a row when they take on the Blues on Saturday.
05 Apr, 0:34
Weekend of milestones for Brumbies
The Brumbies' week eight clash with the Reds will see one new centurion and a pair of players reach fifty caps.
Online Editors
04 Apr, 23:18
All Blacks bolster battling Blues
The Blues will welcome back two All Blacks for their week eight clash against the Chiefs.
Online Editors
04 Apr, 20:50
The Short Ball - s03e11 - The Rugby Scientist
While Mils is away partying in Hong Kong at the Sevens, Scotty Stevenson is joined by James McOnie and NZR's Chief Scientist Ken Q…
04 Apr, 17:10
Brumbies retain hooker Folau Fainga’a
Promising Brumbies hooker Folau Fainga’a has committed to the club for a further two years after putting pen to paper on a new c…
Online Editors
04 Apr, 13:08
Watch: Jaybor Staunton previews the Wests Bulldogs 2018 season
Queensland correspondent Jaybor Staunton visits the Kennel in Toowong to preview his beloved Wests Bulldogs ahead of the 2018 Quee…
Jaybor Staunton
04 Apr, 2:54
Hurricanes flyhalf signs with French powerhouse
Current Top 14 champions La Rochelle have announced the signing of the current Hurricanes flyhalf on a reported three-year deal ac…
Online Editors
04 Apr, 1:33
Crusaders backrower to Japan for off-season stint
Crusaders backrower will not play for Tasman in this year's Mitre 10, instead seeking a release to take up an off-season contract …
Online Editors
04 Apr, 0:08
Waratahs superstar ruled out for up to a month
The Waratahs have suffered a crucial injury to their Wallabies superstar that will sideline him for up to four weeks.
Online Editors
03 Apr, 16:35
Scrumhalf Nic Groom leaves Northampton Saints with 'immediate effect'
Northampton Saints can today confirm that scrum-half Nic Groom will be leaving the Club with immediate effect to return to his nat…
Online Editors
03 Apr, 7:14
Watch: Sopoaga collapses dramatically, blames gout
Lima Sopoaga collapsed dramatically after taking a 22 metre dropout just a few minutes into the Highlanders' clash with the Chiefs…
Sam Smith
02 Apr, 21:49
Australian Super Rugby Club Grades - Week Seven
This week saw the first Trans-Tasman matchup of the season and the return of an Aussie favourite to the pitch.
Robert Seltzer
01 Apr, 20:34
Goodhue in doubt for Argentina trip
Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue could miss his side's week eight match against the Jaguares after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Online Editors
01 Apr, 18:15
Clinical Crusaders master Lions once again
Sam Whitelock and Jack Goodhue both scored tries as the Crusaders turned around a half-time deficit to beat the Lions in Johannesb…
Rob Lancaster
01 Apr, 12:13
'Izzy looks like he's done a hamstring' - Folau setback in Waratahs win
The Waratahs' 24-17 victory over the Brumbies came at a price as Israel Folau picked up a hamstring injury at Canberra Stadium.
Rob Lancaster
01 Apr, 5:39
Blues gone begging: A theoretical XV of lost Auckland talent
Tana Umaga’s Blues are often criticised for their failures when it comes to player identification and retention.
Sam Warlow
31 Mar, 22:33
Folau set for sideline spell
Wallabies and Waratahs star Israel Folau could miss up to a month after sustaining a hamstring injury against the Brumbies on Satu…
31 Mar, 20:50
Rebels unsurprised by Canes smashing
The Rebels were brought down to earth with a bang and it wasn't much of a surprise for them.
Online Editors
31 Mar, 19:22
Strauss hat-trick gets Bulls back on track
The Bulls had lost four Super Rugby matches in a row, but got back to winning ways with a 33-23 win over the Stormers on Saturday.
Christopher Devine
31 Mar, 14:56
Highlights - Foley makes history for Tahs
Robert Du Preez scored 38 points in a big win for the Blues in Auckland, while Bernard Foley made history in a Waratahs win.
Peter Thompson
31 Mar, 7:54
Sopoaga injury gives Highlanders a scare
Highlanders fans still can't rest easy after Lima Sopoaga confirmed his Achilles is safe.
30 Mar, 21:42
Chiefs beat Highlanders in thriller
The Chiefs stretched their winning run to four Super Rugby matches with a 27-22 victory over the Highlanders in Hamilton on Frid…
30 Mar, 21:10
Four-try Lam puts Rebels to slaughter
Ben Lam scored four tries as the Hurricanes hammered the Rebels to go top of the New Zealand Conference.
30 Mar, 9:22
Fleck rings changes for derby
There are four changes to the Stormers starting line-up to face the Bulls in the big north-south Super Rugby derby at Loftus Versf…
29 Mar, 18:14
Bulls 'Bok to set Super Rugby benchmark
The Bulls' Springbok hooker Adriaan Strauss will set a new Super Rugby benchmark at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Online Editors
29 Mar, 17:41
Lions struggles a 'team issue'
The Lions have acknowledged that they have been way off their best in recent weeks.
29 Mar, 17:13
New revelations in 'Spain-gate' saga
Watch as former Spanish international Guillermo Barcena lifts the lid on how deep Spain's dissatisfaction goes regarding their Wor…
29 Mar, 17:02
Analysis: The Highlanders are the masters of chaos
Their methods revolve around creating as many destabilised situations as possible, putting the defence in scramble mode with the m…
Ben Smith
29 Mar, 0:18
By the numbers: A statistical analysis of The Blues season so far
Scotty Stevenson looks at one stat that may just be the secret to the Blues hopes for a turnaround.
Scotty Stevenson
28 Mar, 23:00
Pocock set for long-awaited return
Wallaby flanker David Pocock will make his long-awaited return to action this weekend after being named in Dan McKellar's Brumbies…
28 Mar, 22:04
Super Rugby Week 7 - The Hard Numbers
We're into week 7 of and our first trans-tasman matchup of the season with conference leaders the Rebels hosting the Hurricanes in…
Sam Smith
28 Mar, 20:59
Springbok copping unfair criticism?
Stormers assistant coach Paul Feeney says wing Raymond Rhule has received some unfair criticism for his defensive play.
28 Mar, 19:03
Sharks captain disappointed by his side's efforts
Defeats at the hands of the Brumbies and Rebels have seen the Durban-based Sharks drop back into the also-rans category.
Online Editors
28 Mar, 18:56
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 10 - The Business of Rugby
Scotty Stevenson is joined by Simon Porter, CEO of CSM, NZ's largest sports agency. In a rare feat for the Short Ball, the boys ge…
28 Mar, 18:41
Rieko moves in for Blues
Sonny Bill Williams' injury has forced Tana Umaga to shake things up in the midfield.
28 Mar, 18:21
Hurricanes lock joins Kiwi exodus
Hurricanes lock Michael Fatialofa has become the latest New Zealander to announce a move north.
28 Mar, 17:27
Watch: Tongan Thor escapes with warning after late hit
The Tongan Thor, otherwise known as Taniela Tupou, has escaped with a warning after commiting a reckless and dangerous late tackle…
Sam Smith
27 Mar, 19:29
Super Rugby Team of the Week – Round Six
Big wins for the Hurricanes, Jaguares, Rebels, Crusaders and Chiefs in Round 6, how many from each team made the team of the week?…
Alex McLeod
27 Mar, 18:48
Sam Cane to join exclusive Chiefs club
All Blacks and Chiefs openside Sam Cane is set to join an exclusive club this Friday night against the Highlanders, becoming just …
Online Editors
27 Mar, 16:11
Watch: Vermeulen levels Mafi with dangerous charge
The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee accepted a guilty plea from Jacques Vermeulen of the Sharks for contravening Law 9.20 - dan…
26 Mar, 20:47
Chiefs face grueling run of season-defining derbies
The Chiefs put a franchise record score on the hapless Sunwolves in Tokyo, running out 61-10 winners. However, there will be no c…
Online Editors
26 Mar, 19:18
Date set for Taniela Tupou judicial hearing
Following initial consideration by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee, Taniela Tupou of the Reds will appear at a SANZAAR Judi…
26 Mar, 17:57
Watch: Tongan Thor belts Stormer, cops citing
Taniela Tupou of the Reds has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend when he appeared to deplo…
Sam Smith
25 Mar, 20:27
Brumbies extend Wallaby winger
The Brumbies have announced the re-signing of Wallabies winger Henry Speight.
25 Mar, 19:57
Any Given Saturday: How competitive is Super Rugby?
While Super Rugby is still far from perfect in terms of parity, it might be a little closer than you think.
Sam Warlow
25 Mar, 19:01
All Blacks cleared for Crusaders
Sam Whitelock and Ryan Crotty have been included in Scott Robertson's Crusaders squad as they prepare to travel to South Africa an…
25 Mar, 16:45
Jacques Vermeulen suspended for dangerous play
Sharks player Jacques Vermeulen has been suspended following a foul play review.
Online Editors
25 Mar, 4:45
Tongan Thor cited after reckless play
Wallabies and Reds prop Taniela Tupou could be in for a sideline stint after being cited for alleged foul play
24 Mar, 19:23
Jaguares punish Lions in Argentina
Mario Ledesma's Jaguares have notched their second win of the season after a much improved performance against the Lions.
24 Mar, 18:08
Stormers hold off rallying Reds at Newlands
Despite Filipo Daugunu's stunning solo try, the Reds saw their comeback bid fall short as the Stormers triumphed in Cape Town.
Rob Lancaster
24 Mar, 16:27
Sonny Bill Williams breaks wrist
The Auckland Blues will be without the services of All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams after he fractured his wrist.
Online Editors
24 Mar, 7:37
Canes end Highlanders' winning run
Super Rugby's last unbeaten run has been broken after the Hurricanes got the better of the Highlanders.
Jack Davies
24 Mar, 6:52
Chiefs thump Sunwolves in Japan
The Chiefs have toppled the Sunwolves in Japan to pick up their third consecutive win.
Sam Warlow
24 Mar, 2:21
Rebels hammer Sharks to claim top spot
The Melbourne Rebels have claimed Super Rugby's top spot after dismantling the Sharks 46-14 at AAMI Park.
23 Mar, 19:25
Crusaders back to winning ways
After successive losses, the Crusaders rediscovered that winning feeling with a 33-14 victory over the Bulls in Super Rugby on Fri…
Harry West
23 Mar, 7:51
The next All Blacks bolter?
Every year, huge intrigue surrounds the announcement of the All Blacks squad ahead of the June test window. Alex McLeod identifies…
Alex McLeod
22 Mar, 22:05
Queensland return for Folau?
With Wallabies star Israel Folau's future up in the air, he has emerged as a potential target for the Queensland Reds.
Online Editors
22 Mar, 20:08
New-look Lions forward pack for Jaguares clash
The Lions will have a new-look forward pack when they face the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Online Editors
22 Mar, 18:20
Centurion Slipper to lead rolling Reds
Reds prop James Slipper is set to bring up his Super Rugby century and will lead his side when they take on the Stormers on Saturd…
Online Editors
22 Mar, 18:04
Ra's RugbyPass OE - Episode 3 - Gloucester Kiwis
Kiwi expat Ra Pomare travels to the west country of England where a fair number of proud New Zealanders (Willy Heinz, Tom Marshall…
22 Mar, 16:11
Perenara set to bring up century
TJ Perenara will become the Hurricanes' 13th centurion when he lines up against the Highlanders on Saturday.
21 Mar, 23:53
McKenzie to start in No. 10 jersey
The Chiefs have arrived in Tokyo for the very first time to take on the Sunwolves at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium this Saturda…
21 Mar, 23:40
Dixon earns first start of the season
Elliot Dixon has earned his first start for the 2018 season after a man of the match performance against the Crusaders.
21 Mar, 20:54
Watch: Is Aaron Smith the best player in the world right now?
On this week's episode of The Short Ball, Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina discuss the form of All Blacks incumbent Aaron Smith fo…
Sam Smith
21 Mar, 20:33
Late Tackle Episode 13: An Exeter cult hero and Spanish bust up
Watch as referees are once again thrown into the spotlight following a major incident in Belgium and England loose forward Don Arm…
21 Mar, 20:26
Quade Cooper eyes Wallabies return
Queensland Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper said he still has hope for a Wallabies return.
Online Editors
21 Mar, 20:08
Kriel brings up half century
Springbok midfielder Jesse Kriel will play his 50th Super Rugby match when the Bulls take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Frid…
Online Editors
21 Mar, 19:17
Read return still a mystery
Scott Robertson has confirmed that All Blacks captain Kieran Read is unlikely to return for the Crusaders' April 21 fixture agains…
21 Mar, 17:38
Karmichael Hunt went AWOL following arrest
Karmichael Hunt has not appeared around the Norths club during the pre-season during his suspension by the QRU, with contact betwe…
Online Editors
21 Mar, 16:43
Australia's biggest thief set for Super Rugby return
The Australian openside is set for his Super Rugby return after being cleared by Brumbies medical staff following a damaged menisc…
Online Editors
21 Mar, 16:14
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 5
With all seven matches completed, it’s now time for Alex McLeod to run through his Super Rugby Team of the Week.
Alex McLeod
21 Mar, 1:44
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 9
Scotty and Mils join us again in the podcast studio to talk Highlanders spirit, Hurricanes power, and find out who the boys think …
20 Mar, 21:39
Watch: Ben Smith obstructs Mitch Hunt conversion
Ben Smith has been embroiled in controversy after rushing up to obstruct a conversion attempt from Mitch Hunt after Jordan Taufua …
Sam Smith
20 Mar, 20:39
Watch: Were Crusaders robbed by TMO?
The Crusaders slumped to a second defeat in a row against the Highlanders on the weekend, but were they robbed just before halftim…
Sam Smith
19 Mar, 21:10
The mongrel men that make the Highlanders great
On Saturday the Highlanders reigned victorious over the Crusaders in the southern derby; Scotty Stevenson explores the metaphysica…
Scotty Stevenson
19 Mar, 20:50
Australian Club Grades Week Five
Rob Seltzer grades the Australian clubs after week five of Super Rugby.
Robert Seltzer
18 Mar, 23:05
Chiefs suffer another injury blow
The Chiefs have been hit with more bad news after an injury to lock Mitchell Brown.
Online Editors
18 Mar, 20:59
Van Vuuren cops three week ban for McKenzie shot
Bulls prop Conrad van Vuuren has received a three week ban after a dangerous tackle on Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie on Friday n…
18 Mar, 20:18
Waratahs blitz Rebels after scoring 38 unanswered points
The Waratahs trailed 20-10 at half-time but came storming home in sweltering conditions to stun the Rebels in Sydney.
Sacha Pisani
18 Mar, 8:00
Waratahs bring Rebels back down to earth
The Melbourne Rebels suffered their first defeat of the season when they were hammered 27-51 by the Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday.
18 Mar, 3:58
Chiefs resolve and reserves tested early
The Chiefs have had their resolve tested early and often, with injury crisis forcing them to adapt as they enter a new era.
Sam Warlow
18 Mar, 0:33
Squire faces sideline spell with broken thumb
The industrious All Black left his side's thrilling derby victory over the Crusaders just before halftime.
17 Mar, 21:22
Reds triumph over Jaguares
For the first time in five years the Queensland Reds have secured three consecutive victories.
17 Mar, 20:14
Lions bounce back against Sunwolves, Stormers end miserable streak
There were wins for the Lions and the Stormers on Saturday, as the Sunwolves and the Blues stayed anchored to the bottom of the st…
Ben Spratt
17 Mar, 14:29
Brumbies back to winning ways over Sharks
The Brumbies were 24-17 winners over the Sharks in their first home match of the campaign, after losing two straight matches to Au…
Peter Thompson
17 Mar, 8:06
Highlanders stay unbeaten in Southern Derby classic
The Highlanders remain unbeaten after coming away with a 25-17 victory in a tight affair against the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr. Th…
Ben Smith
17 Mar, 7:47
Vince Aso re-signs with Hurricanes
The New Zealand Herald have reported that young Hurricanes midfielder Vince Aso has re-signed with the Super Rugby franchise throu…
16 Mar, 21:58
Bulls prop cited for late hit on McKenzie
Bulls replacement prop Conraad van Vuuren has been cited after a dangerous late tackle on Damian McKenzie.
Online Editors
16 Mar, 18:21
Crusaders suffering injury crisis ahead of Southern derby
The Crusaders are dealing with an injury crisis after captain Sam Whitelock was ruled out of Saturday's Southern Derby blockbuster…
Online Editors
16 Mar, 7:40
Chiefs fight back to win thriller against Bulls
The Bulls led at half-time but the Chiefs fought back to claim a thrilling Super Rugby victory in Waikato.
16 Mar, 6:25
The Hard Numbers - Super Rugby Week 5
Let's take a look again at all the key stats ahead of this weekend so as to put our best foot forward with the bookies.
Sam Warlow
15 Mar, 22:45
McKellar rings changes for Sharks clash
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar has made six changes as his side tries to get their season back on track against the Sharks at GI…
15 Mar, 18:35
Stormers battling flu ahead of Blues game
Several players and members of the Stormers management team have been struck down with a serious flu virus.
15 Mar, 17:29
Blues name largely unchanged side for Stormers clash
Tana Umaga has made one injury-forced change to his side for their week five clash against the Stormers.
15 Mar, 16:36
Crusaders lose Crotty for Highlanders clash
The Crusaders have lost midfield standout Ryan Crotty for their southern derby against the Highlanders.
15 Mar, 0:57
Highlanders gear up for South Island derby
Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger has named a near-full strength side for the upcoming South Island derby against the Crusaders.
14 Mar, 21:26
Damian McKenzie returns to fullback for Chiefs
Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has named All Black Damian McKenzie at fullback when they host the Bulls in Hamilton on Friday.
Online Editors
14 Mar, 18:32
World Cup might not be enough to keep Folau in Union
A place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup might not be enough to stop Australia full-back Israel Folau from switching codes.
Tom Webber
14 Mar, 6:26
Kwagga Smith turns his back on Sevens
Openside Kwagga Smith is turning his back on Sevens to pursue a career in XVs full time it has been revealed.
Online Editors
14 Mar, 6:22
Hurricanes Playbook - Jordie Barrett's banana split
His timing on the ball at pace makes him a dangerous option runner for the Hurricanes, who are finding more ways to inject him int…
Ben Smith
14 Mar, 4:06
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 8
This week Mils and Scotty discuss one giant Stormer, how the Crusaders got caught in the eye of a fiery Hurricanes side, a pricey …
13 Mar, 21:51
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round 4
Round four of Super Rugby has come to a close, with all seven matches completed, it’s now time to run through the Super Rugby te…
Alex McLeod
13 Mar, 17:10
Watch: Hurricanes cause headache for Crusaders
New Zealand continues to lead the rugby world, not just in the rankings, but in the implementation of HIAs. The Six Nations has on…
Sam Smith
12 Mar, 19:51
Blues triumph as Australians struggle - Winners and Losers Week Four
The Blues and Jaguares get their first wins, Akira Ioane goes beastmode and two of Australia's best are struggling in this week's …
Sam Warlow
11 Mar, 22:48
Watch: Akira Ioane turns on Man of the Match performance for the Blues
Akira Ioane already has 4 tries to his name this season and is building nicely ahead of All Blacks selection for the 3 match serie…
11 Mar, 21:07
Australian Club Grades - Super Rugby Week Four
Three weeks into competition for the Australian teams and the conference has been full of surprises.
Robert Seltzer
11 Mar, 20:56
Umaga heaps praise on gutsy Blues
Blues head coach Tana Umaga was full of praise for his team's fighting spirit which saw them register their first victory of the s…
Online Editors
11 Mar, 18:13
"Honey Badger" reportedly Australia's next Bachelor
Holy tomorrow, how good! Former Wallabies winger and post-match interview goldmine Nick Cummins could be Australia's next Bachelo…
Online Editors
10 Mar, 22:33
Jaguares triumph as Waratahs' struggles continue
The Jaguares have secured their first win of the season after trampling the struggling Waratahs in Buenos Aires.
Online Editors
10 Mar, 20:28
Blues stun table topping Lions
The Blues converted a last-minute try against the Lions to snatch their first Super Rugby victory of the season from the jaws of d…
Stephen Creek
10 Mar, 14:53
Beauden Barrett reaches Super Rugby milestone in Canes win
The Hurricanes' second win of the Super Rugby season saw Beauden Barrett and Ben May reach personal milestones.
10 Mar, 6:44
Just a number: Average ages of starting positions in Super Rugby
Esportif Intelligence have compiled and released the average ages of every starting position for New Zealand, Australian and South…
Online Editors
09 Mar, 20:53
Rebels and Highlanders cruise to big Super Rugby wins
Reece Hodge starred as the Rebels raced to yet another big Super Rugby win, seeing off conference rivals Brumbies on Friday.
Ben Spratt
09 Mar, 9:03
Wallabies prop Tupou re-signs with Reds
The Reds have re-signed Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou until at least the end of the 2020 season.
Dejan Kalinic
08 Mar, 20:55
Sharks and Sunwolves ring changes
Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made a number of changes to his matchday 23, while Jamie Joseph's starting side has just fou…
Online Editors
08 Mar, 17:57
Damian McKenzie re-signs with NZR
Young All Black Damian McKenzie has signed a new deal with New Zealand Rugby, recommitting to the All Blacks and Chiefs through 2…
08 Mar, 16:45
Report: Beauden Barrett has received $3.4m offer from French club
Sydney's Daily Telegraph have reported that All Blacks five eighth Beauden Barrett has been offered a deal that would make him ru…
Online Editors
08 Mar, 16:36
Blues get All Black boost for South Africa trip
Four test All Black George Moala has been dropped from Tana Umaga's midfield.
Online Editors
08 Mar, 15:44
All Black returns for Crusaders
Two All Blacks return to the Crusaders side ahead of their week four match against the Hurricanes.
07 Mar, 22:42
Former teammate reveals Brad Thorn is no chicken
Retired rugby league star Justin Hodges has revealed that you shouldn't get in the way of Queensland Reds head coach Brad Thorn wh…
Online Editors
07 Mar, 20:04
Lions' Springbok star Kriel suffers surgery setback
The Lions' Springbok flanker Jaco Kriel faces an extended stay on the sideline following unsuccessful shoulder surgery.
07 Mar, 18:02
Rebels get three Wallabies back for Brumbies derby
David Wessels welcomes back three Wallabies as his Rebels side try to win three matches in a row for the first time in franchise h…
Online Editors
07 Mar, 17:20
Carnage at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens - Day 2
We sent local legend Jaybor Staunton along to the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens to capture the mood of the event and we believe he ha…
Jaybor Staunton
07 Mar, 16:59
Barrett set to reach milestone against Crusaders
Beauden Barrett is set to become the 12th player in franchise history to notch 100 caps for the Hurricanes when his side takes on …
Online Editors
07 Mar, 16:34
Western Force to play World Series Rugby
Andrew Forrest has lined up a series of invitational matches involving a mix of international and club teams for the exiled Weste…
Online Editors
07 Mar, 12:27
Julian Savea 2.0: The quest for the All Blacks right wing job
The rise of Rieko Ioane as the new wunderkid sensation last year forced a relatively young 26-year old Julian Savea back to Mitre …
Ben Smith
07 Mar, 0:02
The Hard Numbers - Super Rugby Week 4
Let's take a look again at all the key stats ahead of this weekend so as to put our best foot forward with the bookies. Today I la…
Sam Smith
06 Mar, 18:13
Hurricanes announce new Head Coach
The Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby have announced Chris Boyd's replacement for the 2019 Super Rugby season.
Online Editors
06 Mar, 15:03
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 7
Scotty and Mils chat with NZ referees boss Bryce Lawrence about dangerous tackles, how New Zealand referees are faring in Super Ru…
06 Mar, 3:42
Zac Guildford returning to Europe after Super Rugby snub
Troubled former All Black Zac Guildford will return to European Rugby after failing to secure a Super Rugby contract.
Ian Cameron
05 Mar, 12:51
Rebels on a roll - Winners and Losers Week Three
The Rebels are rewriting their record books, the Hurricanes are all about small victories and the Blues fail to deliver in this we…
Sam Warlow
04 Mar, 21:25
High praise for "unreal" Lions lock
Lions head coach Swys de Bruin was full of praise for Franco Mostert's versatility during their 49-35 win over the Bulls in Pretor…
Online Editors
04 Mar, 20:39
Australian Super Rugby Grades - Week Three
Here are how the Australian teams fared in Week 3 of Super Rugby.
Robert Seltzer
04 Mar, 17:18
Super Rugby Team of the Week - Round Three
Round three of the 2018 Super Rugby season has drawn to a close, and a variety of players stood out amongst the crowd with some po…
Alex McLeod
04 Mar, 17:06
Hurricanes overcome sluggish start to top Jaguares
The Hurricanes have overcome a sluggish start to beat the Jaguares in Argentina and claim their first victory of the season.
Sam Warlow
03 Mar, 19:19
Blues lose captain for South Africa tour
Blues captain Augustine Pulu is set to miss his side's two-game tour of South Africa.
Online Editors
03 Mar, 17:38
Scotty Stevenson: The real problem with the Blues
Another week, another defeat and yet another search for a solution to the Blues’ never-ending sob story.
Scotty Stevenson
03 Mar, 16:39
Bosch misses late drop-goals in Sharks draw, Lions stay perfect
The Lions were imperious in victory against the Bulls, after the Sharks were held to a draw in a scrappy game against the Waratahs…
Tom Webber
03 Mar, 13:45
Mo'unga gets X-rays amid broken jaw concerns
Richie Mo'unga missed six weeks of the 2017 Super Rugby season with a broken hand and the Crusaders fly-half could be set for more…
Tom Webber
03 Mar, 11:27
Injury-ravaged Sunwolves go down fighting to Rebels
The Rebels have opened the season with two straight wins, putting away an injury-ravaged Sunwolves 37-15 in Tokyo at Prince Chichi…
Online Editors
03 Mar, 9:55
Early Crusaders blitz buries Stormers
The Crusaders have beaten the Stormers 45-28 at AMI stadium in Christchurch thanks to an opening stanza blitz that took the game a…
Online Editors
03 Mar, 8:48
Brad Thorn says what we're all thinking following 'ridiculous yellow' card
In a postmatch press conference Brad Thorn was asked by a journalist "would you be asked would you be happy if I wrote that was th…
Ian Cameron
03 Mar, 7:57
Crusaders too good for Stormers, Maddocks hat-trick in Rebels history
Jack Maddocks was the star for the Rebels, as Stormers' poor Super Rugby record against the Crusaders continued.
Peter Hanson
03 Mar, 5:03
Blues' horror run continues
The Blues' dry run against New Zealand opposition continues as they slip to 0-2.
Online Editors
02 Mar, 17:10
Rugby league converts - The good, the bad and the ugly
We take a look at some of the rugby league players who have dabbled in union, and judge whether their careers in the 15-man sport …
Alex McLeod
02 Mar, 16:30
Queensland Reds get first win of Thorn era
The Queensland Reds have come away with their first win under new head coach Brad Thorn, beating the Brumbies 18-10 at Suncorp Sta…
Online Editors
02 Mar, 6:21
Stephen Perofeta back in action
Promising Blues first five eighth Stephen Perofeta's Super Rugby return may be just around the corner.
Online Editors
01 Mar, 23:01
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 6
Sumo's back, baby. And dives right back into the rugby world with Mils as they navigate the tricky waters of whether or not refs s…
01 Mar, 21:32
Super Rugby Squads - Week Three
Here are all of week three's lineups in one place.
Online Editors
01 Mar, 17:55
Barrett brothers to start for Hurricanes
The Barrett brothers have returned to the Hurricanes' starting lineup for their week three clash with the Jaguares.
Online Editors
01 Mar, 14:57
Analysis: Why the Blues need to play Rieko Ioane at 13
The Blues are going to run into real problems this year based on what we saw last Friday night and run the risk of wasting talent …
Ben Smith
01 Mar, 10:59
All Black suffers broken thumb
Crusaders captain Matt Todd could be out for up to six weeks after breaking his thumb.
Online Editors
01 Mar, 1:06
Super Rugby Power Rankings - Week Two
Each week we take a look at who's rising and who's falling in Super Rugby.
Sam Warlow
01 Mar, 0:21
Young Reds looking to rebound against Brumbies
With two starters receiving three week bans the Reds have been forced to shake things up against the Brumbies.
Online Editors
28 Feb, 18:22
Big guns ruled out of Blues Chiefs derby
Friday night's New Zealand derby between the Blues and Chiefs at Eden Park is looking increasingly in favour of the home side, wh…
Online Editors
28 Feb, 7:35
Analysis: The curious case of Jesse Kriel
On the surface, Jesse Kriel looks unstoppable. However, after three seasons of Super Rugby and international rugby, the 24-year-ol…
Ben Smith
28 Feb, 6:35
The Hard Numbers - SuperRugby Round 2.5
As SuperRugby prepares to launch into round 2.5 it's an excellent time to take a look at the hard numbers behind this weekend's fi…
Sam Smith
27 Feb, 18:36
Lukhan Tui's ban adds to Reds' woes
Lock Lukhan Tui will join Reds captain Scott Higginbotham on the sidelines for three weeks after being banned for a tackle on Will…
27 Feb, 8:10
Australian Club Grades - Super Rugby Week Two
There was an Australian derby to get us started and the Brumbies were in Japan to face the Sunwolves. Here are the grades for each…
Robert Seltzer
26 Feb, 17:26
Exclusive: An open letter from Wyatt Crockett
After 71 tests and 1 match for the All Blacks, Wyatt Crockett has called time on his international career. Here, in a RugbyPass Ex…
Scotty Stevenson
26 Feb, 13:01
Roosters address Sonny Bill return rumours
Reports Sonny Bill Williams could return to the Sydney Roosters were rubbished by the NRL club's chairman, Nick Politis.
Dejan Kalinic
26 Feb, 1:07
Winners and Losers - Super Rugby Week Two
The Lions have a new secret weapon, Beauden Barrett reaches a big milestone and Super Rugby is officially back.
Sam Warlow
26 Feb, 0:17
Higginbotham banned for three weeks, Reds team-mate Tui faces hearing
The Reds will definitely be without captain Scott Higginbotham for their next two matches, but Lukhan Tui's availability remains u…
Christopher Devine
25 Feb, 21:13
Lions bounce back to win, Schoeman leaves it late for Bulls
Star performances from Aphiwe Dyantyi and Pierre Schoeman earned victories for the Lions and the Bulls in Saturday's Super Rugby a…
Stephen Creek
24 Feb, 17:39
Seven-try Crusaders beat Chiefs, Waratahs and Brumbies win
Defending champions the Crusaders scored seven tries to get start their Super Rugby season with a hard-fought win over the Chiefs.
Peter Thompson
24 Feb, 6:52
Challenging times ahead for the Chiefs – Super Rugby 2018 Preview
The Chiefs are set to face their most challenging year in over a decade after enjoying unprecedented success under ex-head coach D…
Ben Smith
23 Feb, 23:14
Rebels capitalise on Higginbotham red, Highlanders beat Blues in thriller
The Rebels only won one Super Rugby match last year, but they have already matched that tally after beating the Reds at AAMI Park.
23 Feb, 8:25
Highlanders v Blues - The Hard Numbers
Ben Smith has dotted down eight times in his last eight outings against The Blues, which includes four in his last three games aga…
22 Feb, 18:49
SuperRugby is Here!
Employee of the Month Runner Up Sam Smith Reporter has made several clones of himself in an effort to subdue bias during the 2018 …
22 Feb, 17:46
Hong Kong to host first ever Super Rugby game
Hong Kong will stage its first ever Super Rugby match on 19 May 2018 at Mong Kok Stadium when Japan’s Hito-Communications Sunwol…
Online Editors
22 Feb, 2:39
Chiefs face tough start to Cooper era
The Chiefs and Crusaders have been named ahead of their rematch of last year's semifinal.
Online Editors
22 Feb, 1:55
Maestro Mo’unga versus Mighty Mouse
Damian McKenzie vs Richie Mo'unga could be New Zealand's next great first-five rivalry. The two 10's matchup in the opening round …
Campbell Burnes
22 Feb, 1:40
Desperate to crack the playoffs’ Blues - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
There remain many more questions than answers when evaluating the chances of the Blues in Super Rugby 2018.
Campbell Burnes
21 Feb, 23:29
Barrett on bench for Hurricanes opener
All Blacks five-eighth Beauden Barrett has been named on the bench for the Hurricanes' opening clash against the Bulls.
Online Editors
21 Feb, 23:00
Carnage at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens - Day 1
We sent Jaybor Staunton along to the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens and he has captured the mood of the event with stunning effect her…
21 Feb, 21:31
Super Rugby's Coaching Carousel: Nine new men in charge
Super Rugby’s coaching carousel has come to a stop for now, with nine teams featuring a new man at the helm.
Online Editors
21 Feb, 2:39
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 5
Sumo joins the pod over the phone with a mouth full of kimchi to discuss the Blues lineup for their clash against the Highlanders …
20 Feb, 22:25
Blues and Highlanders reveal teams for opening round Kiwi clash
The Highlanders and Blues have named their teams ahead of Friday night's Kiwi derby in Dunedin.
Online Editors
20 Feb, 21:10
Nadolo urges SANZAAR to take bold step to improve Super Rugby
Fiji star winger Nemani Nadolo has thrown his weight behind a suggestion to improve Super Rugby.
Online Editors
19 Feb, 17:16
Karmichael Hunt faces no conviction, but will remain sidelined
Karmichael Hunt will not face a conviction after pleading guilty to a drugs offence, but his return to rugby is not certain.
Matthew Scott
19 Feb, 5:07
Stormers get injury boost ahead of three-match Super Rugby trip
The Stormers received a timely boost just hours before flying out for a three-match Super Rugby tour of Australasia.
Online Editors
18 Feb, 16:59
Lions get De Bruin off to winning start
Lionel Mapoe scored a try in each half as the Lions, runners-up in each of the last two years, beat the Sharks in their Super Rugb…
17 Feb, 13:35
Kaino move to Europe imminent, two clubs fighting for signature - reports
Media outlets in New Zealand are reporting that Jerome Kaino's long-heralded move to France is set to go ahead in the next few wee…
Ian Cameron
17 Feb, 5:26
New All Black not fit enough for Super Rugby debut
The new All Blacks sensation has been left out of the Hurricanes squad to tour South Africa and Argentina - pushing back a potenti…
Online Editors
16 Feb, 19:34
Crusaders new dynasty just beginning - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
It’s been a long time between drinks for Super Rugby’s most successful franchise – at least in terms of what they were used …
Ben Smith
16 Feb, 16:42
LATE TACKLE: Marx & Steyn on Super Rugby
The #rugbylatetackle team break down each South African Super Rugby franchise and identify players who they feel will make a massi…
Online Editors
16 Feb, 10:51
Hurricanes planning to play without Beauden Barrett?
The Hurricanes completed a successful pre-season yesterday with wins over the Crusaders and Blues following a runners-up showing a…
Online Editors
15 Feb, 16:38
Highlanders to bring same staunch attitude - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
We know the Highlanders have an astute, new-look coaching team led by former Leicester Tigers coach and former All Blacks five-eig…
Campbell Burnes
15 Feb, 0:34
Analysis: Did Quade Cooper 'struggle' last season? Part One
Breaking down the game tape we look at the 29-year-old flyhalf to qualify Thorn’s claims in this two-part analysis - first looki…
Ben Smith
14 Feb, 17:54
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 4
James McOnie & Mils Muliaina chat with Bundee Aki about the Irish rugby atmosphere, how the Blues are shaping up as a potential te…
14 Feb, 0:14
Crusaders purchase stake in US pro rugby franchise
The Canterbury Rugby Union has purchased a minority stake in a US professional rugby team.
Online Editors
13 Feb, 20:15
Hurricanes title window is still open - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
2017 was a successful year, but it won’t satisfy those in the organisation who know that the team is in the middle of its greate…
Ben Smith
13 Feb, 15:09
Sunwolves looking for stability – Super Rugby 2018 Preview
Three seasons into the Sunwolves experiment and there are already concerns about the long-term future of a Japan-based side in Sup…
Ben Smith
12 Feb, 21:37
Concussion forces Hurricanes prop Goodes to retire
Hurricanes prop Reggie Goodes has been forced to retire from rugby due to a continuing series of concussions. 
Online Editors
12 Feb, 16:50
Be warned... Jordie Barrett has bulked up in the off season
As if Jordie Barrett's skill set and athletic ability weren't enough, the twice-capped All Blacks phenom has been 'bulking up' ahe…
Ian Cameron
11 Feb, 6:38
An all-Kiwi affair in Tens finale
A classic rivalry will be renewed as a young Blues side have made their way into the final on the back of a 22-10 victory over the…
Ben Smith
10 Feb, 4:36
Rebels ready to produce in 2018 – Super Rugby 2018 Preview
Now more than ever the Rebels need to step up and deliver and they have never been better placed to do so.
Ben Smith
09 Feb, 19:28
Brisbane Tens Day 1 - Winners and Losers
Day 1 of the Brisbane Tens saw low crowds take away the headlines from some of the action-packed rugby on offer.
Ben Smith
09 Feb, 15:51
Cheika speaks out over Cooper's $650,000 Reds limbo
Quade Cooper is under contract but unwanted at Queensland Reds, leaving Wallabies coach Michael Cheika with a tricky problem to so…
Iain Strachan
09 Feb, 5:12
Waratahs looking to regain dominance – Super Rugby 2018 Preview
For Kiwi coach Daryl Gibson this season will be make-or-break. The deterioration of the side’s results under his watch hasn’t …
Ben Smith
08 Feb, 20:38
The Brisbane Tens is all about the next generation - 2018 Predictions
While there are also many well-known stars from the past like Carlos Spencer on the card, it will be the youngsters that will stea…
Ben Smith
08 Feb, 19:37
Confirmed - Cheetahs coach will move to Premiership at end of season
The Toyota Cheetahs have confirmed that Head Coach Rory Duncan will be leaving the Toyota Cheetahs with the completion of the Guin…
Online Editors
08 Feb, 11:54
Brisbane Global Tens - Pools and Schedule
The schedule for the Brisbane Global tens has been released with the competition set to kick off on Friday at 14.15 with the Wild …
Online Editors
07 Feb, 21:00
Brumbies looking to change gears - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
Newly promoted head coach Dan McKellar understands that Super Rugby has become all about relentless attack. In order to get back t…
Ben Smith
07 Feb, 19:27
Indo-Pacific comp going ahead regardless of Rugby Australia's approval
Billionaire Andrew Forrest is pushing ahead with plans for the Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship regardless of Rugby Australia's app…
Online Editors
07 Feb, 15:53
Wallabies envious as Quade Cooper set to become highest paid club player on planet
Former Wallaby teammates of Quade Cooper have said they are jealous as the mercurial flyhalf is set to become the world's most exp…
Ian Cameron
07 Feb, 15:50
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 3
Scotty's ventured to Pyeongchang for three weeks so the mic's been passed to James McOnie for the mean time on The Short Ball. Mil…
07 Feb, 1:17
Queensland Reds heading forward with youth movement– Super Rugby 2018 Preview
No team has had as tumultuous an offseason as the Queensland Reds. There have been more dramas at Ballymore than an episode of the…
Ben Smith
06 Feb, 18:49
Kurtley Beale comes to Quade's defence
Beale questioned the decision to drop Cooper to club rugby, with his ability to break a game open one of the best in the game.
Online Editors
06 Feb, 17:06
Blues young gun out for 6 weeks
The Blues have suffered another crucial blow, losing another up-and-coming first five-eighth to a broken hand suffered in the pre…
Online Editors
06 Feb, 15:14
RugbyPass Brings the 2018 Brisbane Global Rugby Tens to Fans in Asia
RugbyPass, the home of live rugby in Asia, has today announced a deal to provide exclusive coverage of the 2018 Brisbane Global Ru…
Online Editors
06 Feb, 3:48
Jaguares searching for winning recipe - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
SUPER RUGBY PREVIEW 2018: In the final instalment of the South African Conference, we preview the Argentinian side Jaguares. 
06 Feb, 1:21
Watch: Brisbane Tens 2017 - Top 10 Tries
Ahead of this weekend's Brisbane Global Tens, we look back at some of the best moments of the first ever edition of the tournament…
Online Editors
05 Feb, 20:30
Watch Racing 92 v The Sharks live from Hong Kong
Top14 heavyweights Racing 92 are set for a battle with Super Rugby's The Sharks live in Hong Kong from 4:00pm HKT today. Watch it …
02 Feb, 22:49
Can Bulls cope with Kiwi confines? - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
SUPER RUGBY PREVIEW 2018: In the fourth instalment of our 15-part build up to the season we start with the South African conferenc…
02 Feb, 17:57
Hurricanes, Blues and Highlanders lodge big wins in Super Rugby pre-season
The Highlanders have beaten the NSW Waratahs 55-29 in their pre-season Super Rugby match in Queenstown, whilst the Hurricanes and …
Online Editors
02 Feb, 16:28
Karmichael Hunt's cocaine charge dropped
The 31-year-old appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday to hear of his fate after he was accused of possessing cocain…
Online Editors
02 Feb, 14:58
Landing spots for Quade Cooper - an evaluation
In one of the more noteworthy Super Rugby offseason storylines, Reds head coach Brad Thorn made the decision to cut fly-half Quade…
Alex Shaw
02 Feb, 8:44
Sharks always a Bridesmaid - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
SUPER RUGBY PREVIEW 2018: In the third instalment of our 15-part build-up to the season we start with the South African Conference…
01 Feb, 20:29
Racing 92 and The Sharks meet in Hong Kong
2018 will mark the fourth edition of the Natixis Rugby Cup, with the first in 2013 pitting Racing 92 versus Stade Toulousain in th…
01 Feb, 19:30
George Smith has now been fired
Japanese Top League club Suntory have fired Wallaby great George Smith and he has been also been fined by the Queensland Reds.
Ian Cameron
01 Feb, 11:06
Brad Thorn publicly explains reasons for axing "struggling" Cooper
New Queensland Reds head coach Brad Thorn has publicly spoken to reporters for the first time about his decision to drop flyhalf …
Online Editors
01 Feb, 1:25
World Rugby Law Amendments Adopted for Super Rugby
Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship will this season adopt the Law Amendments that were announced by World Rugby in July 2017 p…
31 Jan, 17:57
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck reportedly making code switch in 2019
NRL Superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is set to make a code-switch in 2019 in a bid to play in the Rugby World Cup, according to some…
Online Editors
31 Jan, 15:38
The Short Ball - Season 3 - Episode 2
Have NZ Super Rugby coaches had a gutsful? Will they continue to toe the All Blacks' line? Can men's and women's rugby survive wit…
31 Jan, 6:43
Stormers the enigma of South Africa - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
SUPER RUGBY PREVIEW 2018: In the second instalment of our 15-part build-up to the season starting with the South African conferenc…
30 Jan, 21:11
Brumbies looking for more tries with new style
New Brumbies Head Coach Dan McKellar has said that the team will look to improve the team's try-scoring record by tweaking the tea…
Online Editors
30 Jan, 17:29
Queensland Reds sign another ex-player as Hunt Cover
After signing former players Jono Lance and Ben Lucas, the Reds have gone back to the past again to sign another former fullback t…
Online Editors
30 Jan, 15:39
Lions in state of uncertainty - Super Rugby 2018 Preview
SUPER RUGBY PREVIEW 2018: In the first instalment of our 15-part build-up to the Super Rugby season, we start with the South Afric…
29 Jan, 22:49
Plumtree in line for Hurricanes head coaching role
Hurricanes assistant John Plumtree will still be named as Boyd's successor as Head Coach after the Northampton Saints confirmed Bo…
Online Editors
29 Jan, 17:43
Former All Black Thomson still struggling to walk
Former All Black Adam Thomson remains at Tsukuba Memorial hospital in Tokyo, still unable to walk following his mystery illness mo…
Online Editors
26 Jan, 15:08
Queensland Reds a mystery following Quade's absence
Just how the Reds play and who plays where this season remains a mystery, with Tens captain Samu Kerevi admitting that it will tou…
Online Editors
25 Jan, 16:08
Everthing you need to know about the Brisbane Tens
Brisbane's biggest festival of rugby is just around the corner, with the two-day Global Rugby tens tournament kicking off on Febru…
23 Jan, 23:23
Watch: Tongan Thor bends one like Beckham
Queensland Reds and Wallaby front-rower Taniela Tupou, also known as the Tongan Thor might be an unlikely goalkicking option for R…
Online Editors
22 Jan, 23:42
Exclusive: All Blacks to stage training camps during Super Rugby
Scotty & Mills are back with The Short Ball and have revealed that the All Blacks plan to host a series of controversial training …
22 Jan, 21:55
Highlanders to host match in Fiji
"We are aware of the large following Super Rugby enjoys in Fiji and we are happy to have the chance to showcase our style of game …
Online Editors
22 Jan, 18:55
Reds sign ex-Force playmaker
The 27-year-old pivot was a key figure in the Force backline for two seasons, before linking with the Rebels after the side was ex…
Online Editors
22 Jan, 17:21
Surgery pushes Pocock's Brumbies return back three months
Brumbies back-rower David Pocock has been ruled out for three months due to a knee operation.
Tom Webber
21 Jan, 16:12
On verge of prodigal return, Brumbies hit with Pocock blow
Pocock returns to Canberra on Monday after ending a year-long sabbatical from Australian rugby duties. However, the Brumbies w…
21 Jan, 7:48
Lee reigns supreme again as Cheetahs crush Southern Kings
The Cheetahs consolidated their grip on third place in Conference A of the Pro14 as Nico Lee's double helped them thump Southern K…
20 Jan, 14:31
Are you paying attention? - video released explains new Super Rugby format
The 2018 re-structured 15-team Super Rugby tournament kicks-off in four weeks time on Saturday 17 February in South Africa when th…
20 Jan, 5:09
Liam Messam signs for Toulon
A Chiefs flanker has signed a two-year deal with Toulon and will join the French club after the Super Rugby season.
Online Editors
18 Jan, 22:07
Ben Lucas back at Reds to cover Hunt, Cooper
Former Queensland Reds utility Ben Lucas, who was apart of their championship-winning season in 2011, is back at Ballymore for a s…
Online Editors
18 Jan, 16:24
Blues young gun Caleb Clarke picked for New Zealand Sevens
18-year-old Blues winger Caleb Clarke has been named in the New Zealand Sevens squad for the Sydney sevens. 
Online Editors
17 Jan, 15:37
Karmichael Hunt faces end of rugby career if guilty
Karmichael Hunt's prospects of remaining in Australian Rugby look tied to the outcome of his court hearing later this month.
Online Editors
16 Jan, 2:01
Will Genia looking for fresh start at Rebels
Will Genia has spoken of his desire to return to the Queensland Reds before coming to the conclusion that playing elsewhere in Au…
Online Editors
11 Jan, 14:23
Phipps addresses fears over Israel Folau's future
He will be one of the most sought-after signatures in 2018, with a return to rugby league a very real possibility. However, Phipps…
Online Editors
11 Jan, 13:58
Feature: Lima Sopoaga's legacy in New Zealand
Lima Sopoaga is the latest All Black to depart and join English Premiership side Wasps on a 2-year deal, and at just 26-years old …
Ben Smith
10 Jan, 22:15
Hosea Saumaki 'Tongan Godzilla' joins Sunwolves squad
We labelled the relatively unknown Hosea Saumaki, as 'Japan's next superstar nobody knows about' in November last year and predic…
Ben Smith
09 Jan, 18:17
The Chiefs 2017 schoolboy recruitment haul - 5 of the best
The Chiefs may well have won the class of 2017 recruitment race - believed to have secured five of the best New Zealand schoolboys…
08 Jan, 23:16
Analysis: How Beauden Barrett burns opposition halfbacks
While his personal favourite play might well be the kick-pass, this set piece play would go close. The play is designed for Barret…
Ben Smith
04 Jan, 22:31
Former Samoan international makes bold claims about cocaine in rugby
Just last week the news broke that Wallabies star Karmichael Hunt had been arrested in Brisbane for the possession of cocaine. …
Peteso Cannon
02 Jan, 14:06
An MIT economist has ranked the 58 best club sides on the planet
Rugby analysis website 'Rugby Vision' have released their list of the 58 best club sides in the world according to statistics.
Online Editors
31 Dec, 8:28
Karmichael Hunt stood down from rugby after arrest
Karmichael Hunt, 31, will be stood down from training and playing after he was arrested and charged with drug possession.
Sacha Pisani
31 Dec, 1:45
Wallabies and Reds star Hunt charged with drug possession
Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union launched an investigation after Karmichael Hunt was arrested. Hunt, 31, was arre…
Dejan Kalinic
30 Dec, 4:12
Quade Cooper adds fuel to Blues rumour
Each passing week it seems there are signs Quade to the Blues will actually happen.
Ben Smith
28 Dec, 22:52
Luatua looking to extend stay at Bristol
Former All Black flanker Steven Luatua is enjoying life at Bristol, the 26-year-old indicating he would like to stay on since join…
Online Editors
27 Dec, 20:08
John Mitchell confident his philosophy will turnaround Bulls
Former All Black head coach John Mitchell is confident that the new philosophy he's instilled at the Bulls will reap rewards next…
Online Editors
26 Dec, 21:16
Clermont lands All Black Moala from the Blues
George Moala will not be forcing his way back into the New Zealand squad after agreeing a move to Top 14 champions Clermont Auverg…
Peter Thompson
22 Dec, 6:19
Back to basics for Waratahs
“That's the main area we recognised wasn't good enough last year, not just at our club but all of Australian rugby.
Online Editors
20 Dec, 15:04
Clermont Auvergne on the verge of signing All Black
A four-test All Black is on the verge of signing with current Top 14 champions Clermont Auvergne, French newspaper La Montagne rep…
Online Editors
18 Dec, 21:09
Ex-NRL player commits to rugby
Former NRL winger and Wallabies outside back has signed a new two-year deal, re-committing to rugby until 2019. 
Online Editors
18 Dec, 15:10
Tasman Mako nab Chiefs winger
The Tasman Mako have found their replacement for winger James Lowe, signing one of the talented Chiefs outside backs.
Online Editors
14 Dec, 18:51
Rookie voted best Australian Super Rugby player
In a small consolation for the exiled Western Force, one of their rookies has been voted Australia's best Super Rugby player in 20…
Online Editors
13 Dec, 16:45
Why the Blues should sign Quade Cooper
Could the pairing of Super Rugby's most enigmatic player with its most frustrating team be a match made in heaven?
Ben Smith
04 Dec, 20:08
Sunwolves announce first Georgian to play Super Rugby
The Sunwolves have named their squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season, and there are a few familiar and interesting names.
04 Dec, 16:54
Watch: The kid set to replace Quade Cooper
Cooper's shock departure opens the door for recently upgraded 19-year-old Hamish Stewart to earn a regular starting role, after de…
Online Editors
04 Dec, 15:30
Former Wallabies take to Twitter to protest Quade Cooper's treatment
A number of former Wallabies have expressed their discontent with the treatment of Quade Cooper and Nick Frisby at the Queensland …
Ian Cameron
04 Dec, 4:34
Queensland Reds drop second player within 24 hours
Quade Cooper and Nick Frisby are set to leave Queensland after Brad Thorn deemed the duo surplus to requirements.
Peter Thompson
03 Dec, 10:45
Tim Nanai-Williams signs for Top14 giants
Tim Nani-Williams announced today that he has signed a three-year deal to move to one of Frances most prominent clubs.
01 Dec, 8:49
Revealed: New NZ Super Rugby jerseys
Good news for everyone stuck for gift ideas this Christmas - the new range of Kiwi Super Rugby jerseys have come out.
30 Nov, 17:58
Watch: Queensland Reds new forward pack youth movement
The Queensland Reds have announced their squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season, which includes a number of young homegrown signing…
30 Nov, 16:25
David Pocock set for 2018 return
Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar unveiled his squad for the forthcoming Super Rugby season today, with nine new faces featuring, …
30 Nov, 7:55
Karmichael Hunt recommits to Wallabies, Reds
Karmichael Hunt is sticking with the Reds and Wallabies until at least the end of 2019.
Dejan Kalinic
23 Nov, 23:51
Coleman the latest to join Rebels revolution
The Rebels have continued their asset stripping of Western Force with the signing of Australia second row Adam Coleman.
Alex Fisher
22 Nov, 19:37
The 1014 Interview: Super Rugby CEO - Avan Lee
The 1014 Rugby interview Avan Lee, CEO of the Hurricanes in New Zealand. We ask Avan how the Hurricanes hold onto the 'Rock Stars'…
22 Nov, 15:07
Crusaders release statement on 'super star' Ronan O'Gara
The BNZ Crusaders have confirmed that they have signed up the services of former Ireland international, Ronan O’Gara, for the 20…
22 Nov, 11:59
Confirmed - O'Gara released from Racing to take up Super Rugby role
Parisian side Racing 92 have confirmed that Ronan O'Gara will be released from his contract at the club to take up a coaching role…
Ian Cameron
22 Nov, 6:03
Watch: Kini Naholo's freakish natural talent on show again
Naholo recently made the decision to sign with Taranaki and join the 2018 academy intake, after representing the Chiefs under-18 …
Online Editors
21 Nov, 21:05
Brumbies sign Wallaby lock's gigantic 6'10, 127kg twin
The Brumbies have announced the signing of 6'10 and 127kg lock Richie Arnold, twin brother of current Brumbie Rory, on a two year …
21 Nov, 5:19
Everyday New Zealand Rugby - The best steps, ankle breakers and footwork
One of the theories in the world of rugby is that New Zealand's talent pool is unmatched anywhere in the world. Comment sections o…
Online Editors
20 Nov, 1:46
Rebels sign Wallabies trio
The defunct Western Force's loss is proving to be the Rebels' gain, with three Wallabies agreeing to make the move to Melbourne.
Peter Thompson
16 Nov, 5:44
Super Rugby to hit the USA
"We are excited that rugby fans in the United States will get the opportunity to enjoy and witness Super Rugby first hand."
Online Editors
14 Nov, 17:54
Ronan O'Gara set for surprise move to New Zealand - Report
Reports in the Irish media this morning suggest that Ronan O'Gara is set for a surprise move to New Zealand where he will take up…
Fred Culazzo
10 Nov, 4:00
Should the Queensland Reds re-sign Karmichael Hunt?
At 30 years old, Hunt’s career is in the twilight stages after stints in the NRL, AFL, and Super Rugby - but should the Reds thi…
Ben Smith
08 Nov, 17:19
Melbourne Rebels sign brother pairing
The duo will link up with a familiar face in Victoria – coach David Wessels having swapped the Force for the Rebels in September…
Tom Webber
03 Nov, 10:01
Watch: Second generation stars on the rise in Super Rugby
We’ve officially reached the stage of Super Rugby where we can get used to the sons of former players regularly popping up.
Jamie Wall
01 Nov, 22:09
King Carlos is coming back for the Blues
Is this the spark the Blues need to return them to former glory?
Online Editors
01 Nov, 17:08
Named: Kiwi squads for Super Rugby 2018
The All Blacks have five games left in 2017, but that hasn't stopped the New Zealand teams getting themselves geared up for next y…
Online Editors
01 Nov, 0:59
Defending champs name strong squad for 2018
Defending Super Rugby champions the Crusaders have named seven new caps, including the son of a former captain and coach, among a …
Richard North
31 Oct, 21:41
Corey Flynn reveals secret to Canterbury success
NZ rugby stalwart Corey Flynn joins Scotty Stevenson & Mils Muliaina on The Short Ball where discussion centres around the secret …
31 Oct, 20:59
Mike Delany Is Doing What?
When Mike Delany, a 35-year old, greying first five from the Bay of Plenty, took a call earlier this year from Crusaders coach Sco…
Scotty Stevenson
31 Oct, 18:37
Wallabies prop Robertson re-signs with ARU and Waratahs
Tom Robertson's renewal is for a further three years, tying him down to the ARU and Super Rugby's the Waratahs until 2020.
Sacha Pisani
25 Oct, 22:28
Unstoppable Power: Alex Fidow and Asafo Aumua
Young front rowers Alex Fidow and Asafo Aumua have been terrorising opposition teams so far in the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season and …
Dan Thomson
25 Oct, 3:47
Watch: Japan's next global superstar nobody knows about
Hosea Saumaki is a relatively unknown name in global rugby- however, we think that will change in the near future.
Online Editors
19 Oct, 0:03
Lealiifano could extend Ulster stay
Lealiifano joined from Brumbies on a short-term deal in August and is due to head back to the Super Rugby side in early 2018.
Tom Webber
10 Oct, 16:43
Jaguares appoint new head coach
Australia will now have a void to fill after the former Argentina hooker took up the opportunity to return to his homeland to succ…
Peter Thompson
09 Oct, 11:05
Brad Thorn 'grateful for opportunity' as Super Rugby headcoach sacked
Nick Stiles was sacked on Thursday, with Super Rugby outfit Queensland Reds turning to a notable New Zealand World Cup winner.
Sacha Pisani
05 Oct, 4:17
Pat Lambie fast-tracked into Racing colours after concussion
Racing 92 have one eye on their European Champions Cup campaign as they consider naming South African Pat Lambie in their squad fo…
James Harrington
02 Oct, 13:06
Japan coach takes up the reins at the Sunwolves
Jamie Joseph knows he has taken on a "huge challenge" with the Sunwolves, but the Japan coach is raring to go.
Peter Thompson
29 Sep, 7:47
The Rebels confirm new head coach
Munster were strongly linked but the South African said he has "unfinished business" in Super Rugby.
Peter Thompson
29 Sep, 5:23
Check out the impressive NZ Schoolboys forward pack
Last week we brought you the monstrous NZ Schoolboys backline, this time we're having a look at the equally gigantic forwards.
28 Sep, 1:45
Wallabies lock Coleman weighing up next move
Munster and Melbourne Rebels are among the clubs linked with Adam Coleman, but the Australia lock will not rush a decision on his …
Peter Thompson
26 Sep, 7:19
The Super Rugbyfication of the Premiership and its fringe defence problem
For many years now, there has been a sizeable group of English rugby fans – and many fans from other northern hemisphere countri…
Alex Shaw
26 Sep, 4:54
Most Watched 2017: The monstrous NZ Schoolboys backline
New Zealand are always expected to bring a strong line-up in the annual schoolboy test match against Australia. This year however…
Online Editors
25 Sep, 19:22
What does the 2018 draw mean for your Super Rugby team?
After breaking down the 19 rounds of the competition next year, here’s the teams that have done well and the ones that haven’t…
Jamie Wall
22 Sep, 3:20
New Super Rugby format, draw announced
Three less teams, one less conference and a change in flight patterns for the Sunwolves.
Online Editors
21 Sep, 2:26
From the 7th XV to NZ Schoolboys squad - the incredible rise of Rico Syme
Getting a call-up to the New Zealand Schoolboys rugby squad is a privilege reserved for few, which makes Rico Syme’s improbable …
17 Sep, 19:37
Chiefs prop 'set for Stade Francais move'
Tongan Siegfried Fisi'ihoi is set to join Top 14 outift Stade Francais, subject to passing a medical, according to reports in the …
James Harrington
12 Sep, 9:37
Lambie has been released from his SARU contract
Racing 92 have announced the signing of Patrick Lambie, who was released from his dual contract by South Africa and Sharks.
Peter Hanson
12 Sep, 6:34
WATCH: Details emerge about Perth's breakaway rugby competition
According to Brett McKay on The Short Ball, plans have advanced to a stage where the Force will be apparently playing an internati…
Online Editors
07 Sep, 18:26
ARU surprised by senate inquiry into Force axing
With a senate inquiry into the culling of the Force looming, the ARU questions whether it is a "suitable use of public funds."
Sacha Pisani
07 Sep, 4:53
Western Force's Super Rugby cull up for senate debate
Australian senator Linda Reynolds has called for a thorough examination of the process which led to Western Force's Super Rugby cu…
Matthew Scott
06 Sep, 10:26
The Short Ball with Scotty & Mils - 'The Vibe'
It's congratulations on The Short Ball as Mils is a new father and Scotty wins an oyster dinner in a bet following the Northland T…
Sam Smith
05 Sep, 20:30
Force backer plans to create a new competition after Super Rugby culling
A six-team competition in the Indo-Pacific is in the works after Western Force were cut from Super Rugby.
Tom Webber
05 Sep, 8:29
The Force receive word on their Super Rugby axing appeal
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced its intention to cut the Force from the competition, which is returning to a 15-team fo…
Dejan Kalinic
05 Sep, 5:57
VIDEO: Cheetahs score historic first Pro14 try
While the Cheetahs were treated to a baptism of fire of sorts against Ulster in their Pro14 debut, they did play so properly good …
02 Sep, 13:51
Brad Shields may have already found an Aviva Premiership side
Speculation is mounting that Hurricanes backrow Brad Shields may have already penned a deal with an Aviva Premiership side. Ea…
Ian Cameron
30 Aug, 7:10
ARU denies Force's billionaire backer's claims of Super Rugby 'ambush'
Claims that the decision to cut the Western Force from Super Rugby was made in February have been denied by the Australian Rugby U…
Harry West
30 Aug, 6:53
Another Kiwi spurns Northern Hemisphere offers
The Crusaders have made a new signing for 2018, retaining the services of halfback Bryn Hall.
23 Aug, 18:03
Appeal against Force Super Rugby axing adjourned
RugbyWA was on Wednesday given the right to appeal against the decision to remove Western Force from Super Rugby.
Peter Thompson
23 Aug, 10:13
CONFIRMED: Lealiifano heads to Pro14 on short term deal
Ulster have announced that Australia international fly-half Christian Lealiifano will join them from the Brumbies until January.
Harry West
21 Aug, 7:21
Perth billionaire proposes radical plan to save the Force
Perth rugby fans showed their support for their and Super Rugby team yesterday, with around 8,000 gathering at Rugby WA headquarte…
20 Aug, 20:22
Genia joins Rebels after re-signing with ARU
Will Genia, 29, arrives at Melbourne Rebels on a two-year deal until 2019 after re-signing with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
Sacha Pisani
15 Aug, 2:41
Former RugbyWA chairman lashes out after quitting ARU board over Force axe
Former RugbyWA chairman Geoff Stooke has expressed his fury at the decision to axe Western Force from Super Rugby and announced hi…
Peter Thompson
12 Aug, 7:53
South African involvement in Pro14 'as significant as launch of Super Rugby'
SA Rugby chief Jurie Roux says the addition of the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings to Pro14 is as significant as the launch of Sup…
Jack Davies
11 Aug, 12:13
ARU CEO Pulver to step down following Super Rugby saga
Bill Pulver intends to step aside as the ARU's CEO as soon as a replacement is found. "I think we want a clean slate," he said.
Christopher Devine
11 Aug, 7:03
Legal action against ARU being considered in wake of Western Force axing
Western Force will not accept their removal from Super Rugby without a fight, RugbyWA having proposed legal action to save the fra…
Iain Strachan
11 Aug, 4:19
BREAKING NEWS: ARU resolves to discontinue Western Force's Super Rugby licence
The Australian Rugby Union has resolved to discontinue Western Force's Super Rugby licence, the governing body has confirmed.
Iain Strachan
11 Aug, 2:54
The rise and rise of David Havili
The All Blacks lose Jordie Barrett, so they simply call up another kid with a bottomless bag of tricks – the Crusaders' David Ha…
Scotty Stevenson
09 Aug, 23:34
Crusaders absent from Super Rugby Team of the Season
SANZAAR has named their official Super Rugby Team of the Year for 2017 based on a range of player stats. No one from the champion …
Sam Smith
09 Aug, 22:53
PODCAST: The Short Ball with Scotty & Mils + Scott Robertson
Mils and Scotty mull over what was an exciting Super Rugby final with the Crusaders vanquishing the Lions in Johannesburg. Crus…
09 Aug, 1:28
Lions' Smith hit with ban for Super Rugby final red
SANZAAR took a dim view of Kwagga Smith's red card in Lions' Super Rugby final defeat and handed him a four-week suspension.
Peter Hanson
07 Aug, 10:01
WATCH: The best and worst of Super Rugby 2017
According to various Snapchat accounts, right now the Crusaders are still partying after taking out the Super Rugby title for this…
Jamie Wall
06 Aug, 23:59
VIDEO: 'I don't think 62,000 paid to see a 15 versus 14 game' - Ackermann
Lions headcoach Johann Ackermann has responded to the 38th minute Kwagga Smith red card that marred the Super Rugby Final in Ellis…
Ian Cameron
06 Aug, 7:42
Super Rugby Final - What we learned
The sun set on Ellis Park and the 2017 Super Rugby season as Jaco Peyper's final whistle rang out announcing the Crusaders as your…
Jamie Wall
05 Aug, 22:10
Whitelock proud of champion Crusaders
The Crusaders held off a spirited Lions fightback to win the Super Rugby title and Sam Whitelock said: "I'm just so proud of the b…
Christopher Devine
05 Aug, 15:13
WATCH: Crusaders coach celebrates with a victory breakdance
Is there any other coach in world rugby who does this after winning a title? Scott Robertson became the first man to win a Super R…
05 Aug, 13:53
VIDEO: Crusaders hold off brave Lions for eighth Super Rugby title
The Crusaders are Super Rugby champions for an eighth time after a 25-17 victory over the 14-man Lions.
Jack Davies
05 Aug, 12:44
Crusaders 25 Lions 17 - Immediate reaction
Just how costly was that red card? That and a few more key opinions from the 2017 Super Rugby Final.
Jamie Wall
05 Aug, 12:35
VIDEO: The Top 12 tries in Super Rugby 2017
And so another Super Rugby season draws to a close. It's been a season of turmoil for many clubs. South Africa have now culled…
05 Aug, 8:22
Super Rugby Final: Things you need to know
After 17 long rounds and two extra of playoffs, we're finally here. The Super Rugby final, which was projected as soon as the draw…
Jamie Wall
04 Aug, 22:46
Super Rugby Final: The key match ups
Two teams with pretty contrasting styles will square off in the 2017 Super Rugby final. Let's have a look at the main men for both…
04 Aug, 21:37
WATCH: The last time the Lions won Super Rugby
Right now the Super Rugby record book lists the competition winners as follows: Crusaders with seven titles, Blues and Bulls with …
04 Aug, 18:03
VIDEO ANALYSIS: Crusaders dominance vs Lions workrate
As the final game of the twenty-seventeen season approaches, we’ve reached the pinnacle of southern hemisphere club rugby. After…
James Flaus
04 Aug, 14:35
STAT ATTACK: The numbers behind today's Super Rugby final
The Crusaders are plotting to spoil the party at Ellis Park, where the Lions are targeting an elusive first Super Rugby crown.
Peter Thompson
04 Aug, 12:20
Ackermann ready for 'one of the best packs in the world'
Lions missed out on a first Super Rugby title last year, but Johan Ackermann hopes home advantage can inspire them against Crusade…
Peter Thompson
04 Aug, 6:11
Taylor targets Super Rugby title after signing long-term NZ Rugby deal
Crusaders hooker Codie Taylor has become the first All Black to commit to New Zealand Rugby until 2021
Peter Thompson
04 Aug, 5:37
CONFIRMED: Lions name side for Super Rugby final
For the third playoff game in a row, the Lions have named an unchanged 23 for their Super Rugby showdown with the Crusaders this w…
03 Aug, 23:53
LISTEN: The Short Ball Super Rugby Final Special with Scotty and Mils
The boys discuss every aspect of the 2017 Super Rugby final between the Crusaders and Lions, and we mean everything. The refere…
03 Aug, 18:40
Key All Black remains committed to New Zealand
Codie Taylor has become the first All Black to sign a long-term contract with New Zealand Rugby, extending his contract through to…
03 Aug, 16:36
CONFIRMED: Crusaders name side for Super Rugby Final
The Crusaders have named their side for their Super Rugby final clash with the Lions. Head Coach Scott Robertson said it was g…
Ian Cameron
03 Aug, 9:31
Scotty Stevenson: The Crusaders won't fear the Ellis Park factor
Home advantage is a very real thing in the history of Super Rugby finals, but the Crusaders don’t mind a road trip, and won’t …
Scotty Stevenson
03 Aug, 0:17
WATCH: Beauden Barrett's sending off - an alternative commentary
Beauden Barrett was sinbinned for foul play during the Super Rugby Semi Final between the Lions and Hurricanes. One might argue it…
02 Aug, 23:12
That time everyone in New Zealand DID support the Crusaders
‘We’ll be cheering on the Lions next week’. That was the post match reaction of Hurricanes captain Dane Coles, after their s…
Jamie Wall
02 Aug, 23:06
Peyper's appointment slammed by former Bok coach
Jake White is the latest to weigh in on the controversial naming of South African referee Jaco Peyper to control this weekend's Su…
02 Aug, 19:03
Mauger named new Highlanders Head Coach
Former All Black Aaron Mauger will be the Pulse Energy Highlanders’ Head Coach from 2018 after signing a three-year deal with th…
Fred Culazzo
01 Aug, 3:48
Lions v Crusaders - The Hard Numbers
The Lions host the Crusaders in this weekend's Super Rugby Final at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Both sides will enter the fray hav…
Sam Smith
31 Jul, 23:40
Match Officials Announced for 2017 Super Rugby Final
SANZAAR has announced the match official appointments for the Super Rugby final on Saturday 5 August at Emirates Airlines Park, Jo…
Sam Smith
31 Jul, 19:32
Force and ARU arbitration process under way
Western Force's Super Rugby status is on the line as the club enters an arbitration process.
Peter Thompson
31 Jul, 5:12
Another Springbok heads to France
Parisian club Racing 92 have made an addition to their roster, however, it's unlikely that new signing Pat Lambie will be joining …
31 Jul, 2:53
Waving goodbye: another NZ rugby exodus
When the final whistle blew on the last World Cup final, it marked the end of an era. Dan Carter took his triumphant return to for…
Jamie Wall
31 Jul, 0:31
Anti-doping agency explain why they're targeting New Zealand schools rugby
Drug Free Sport NZ (DFSNZ) will carry out anti-doping testing at the NZSS 1stXV Top 4 rugby tournament in Palmerston North in Sept…
Ian Cameron
30 Jul, 14:14
Super Rugby semis - what we learned
Could we have seen two more different victories in the semi finals of Super Rugby? One winner patiently waited for their opposi…
Jamie Wall
29 Jul, 20:40
Cronje hails rampant Lions: We showed what we can do
Lions scrum-half Ross Cronje felt his team reached the level they had been aiming for all year as a stunning second-half display s…
Christopher Devine
29 Jul, 13:35
WATCH: Hurricanes blown away as Lions storm into Super Rugby final
The Hurricanes hopes of retaining their Super Rugby title were dashed in stunning fashion on Saturday as the Lions pulled off a se…
Christopher Devine
29 Jul, 11:55
WATCH: Record win seals the Crusaders' Super Rugby final place
A record 16th win of the Super Rugby season saw the Crusaders book their place in next week's final at the expense of the Chiefs.
Alex Fisher
29 Jul, 7:49
Crusaders 27 Chiefs 13 - Immediate reaction
The Crusaders booked themselves a place in next weekend's Super Rugby final, and there's a few talking points from their win over …
Jamie Wall
29 Jul, 6:07
Super Rugby Semi Finals: Things you need to know
Two massive games take place tonight in Super Rugby, with the winners to face off next weekend in the final. Firstly the Crusaders…
Jamie Wall
28 Jul, 20:24
Another player leaves the Highlanders, this time to Glasgow
Glasgow Warriors have signed Tongan international prop Siua Halanukonuka, subject to visa and medical. He will join on a two-ye…
28 Jul, 18:40
Highlanders lose another player north
Highlanders loose forward Gareth Evans has signed with the Hurricanes for the next two years. The 25-year-old will join the def…
27 Jul, 22:20
Super Rugby sides named for semis: Canes bench Savea
All four teams have been named for this weekend's Super Rugby semi finals, with the Crusaders naming an unchanged 23 for their mat…
27 Jul, 20:43
VIDEO: Crusaders retain key player for 2018
Three test All Black Seta Tamanivalu will spend a second season in red and black next year, having re-signed with the Crusaders fo…
27 Jul, 18:22
Hurricanes snap up Wallabies prop
Australia prop Toby Smith will leave Rebels to join Super Rugby champions Hurricanes on a two-year deal. Smith had four seasons…
Peter Thompson
27 Jul, 5:31
Old hands vs new philosophers: The Super Rugby semifinals coaching battles
It’s only fair that most of the focus ahead of this weekend’s Super Rugby finals will be on the players but, as Scotty Stevens…
Scotty Stevenson
27 Jul, 4:32
VIDEO: The very, very best of Dane Coles
Just to add a bit more emphasis of the importance of the Hurricanes’ semi final this weekend, the occasion also marks Dane Coles…
Jamie Wall
27 Jul, 1:10
Exeter add some South African beef to their pack
Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their squad ahead of the new 2017/18 season with the acquisition of powerful South African lock Wilhe…
26 Jul, 19:27
Rugby Pass Podcast: The Short Ball with Scotty Stevenson and Mils Muliaina
A very dusty sounding Marty Banks joins Scotty and Mils after an extended Highlanders end of season get together, and gives his in…
26 Jul, 18:39
Crusaders v Chiefs - The Hard Numbers
The Crusaders host the Chiefs in an all New Zealand semi final in Christchurch this weekend where they will look to continue an in…
Sam Smith
25 Jul, 4:21
Wallabies suffer first major blow of Rugby Championship
Karmichael Hunt has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after the Australia centre underwent a minor operation on his ankle.
Peter Thompson
24 Jul, 22:46
Ireland's loss is the Crusaders gain
The Crusaders have secured the services of three of their front rowers for the coming seasons. Hooker Ben Funnell and loosehead pr…
23 Jul, 22:42
What can Toulon expect from new midfield signing Malakai Fekitoa?
Is it fair to say the 25-year-old former All Black has never quite lived up to his potential? Jamie Wall looks back on the new Tou…
Jamie Wall
23 Jul, 22:26
Super Rugby playoffs: What we learned
The weekend's Super Rugby quarter finals came and went, with the exception of the Lions/Sharks game, with little in the way of hig…
Jamie Wall
22 Jul, 19:35
Watch: Combrinck's late 58-metre penalty sends Lions into semis
Ruan Combrinck's monster 58-metre penalty in the 78th minute gave the Lions a dramatic 23-21 victory over the Sharks to send them …
Tom Webber
22 Jul, 14:19
Result: Cruising Crusaders clinch semi-final berth
The Crusaders breezed into the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 17-0 victory over the Highlanders at AMI Stadium on Saturday. On …
Jack Davies
22 Jul, 8:20
VIDEO: Jack Goodhue shows everyone what he had for dinner
Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue was obviously a bundle of nerves before the kick off of tonight's Super Rugby playoff.
22 Jul, 4:39
Super Rugby playoffs: Things you need to know
While the Super Rugby playoff contenders were a fairly predictable bunch, there's been a few goings on that may not make the outco…
Jamie Wall
21 Jul, 20:04
CONFIRMED: Naholo has decided where he'll play his rugby next season
Waisake Naholo was linked with a move to the Chiefs, but the All Blacks wing has signed a one-year contract with the Highlanders.
Peter Thompson
21 Jul, 16:42
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Hurricanes blow Brumbies away in second half to reach semi-final
Brumbies led Hurricanes at half-time, but the Super Rugby holders came soaring back to reach the semi-finals. The Brumbies thre…
Peter Thompson
21 Jul, 8:57
Flashback Friday: Watch the bone-headed last play of the first ever Brumbies/Hurricanes match
The Hurricanes are known these days as experts at the art of the cross kick, but it wasn't always the case. Back in 1996 the fledg…
Jamie Wall
20 Jul, 19:57
BREAKING NEWS: Fekitoa confirms Toulon signing
Malakai Fekitoa has confirmed via Facebook that he has signed with French Top14 side Toulon. The young man says it was the hardest…
20 Jul, 19:17
Hansen discusses the possibility of a Fekitoa move
Steve Hansen hopes Malakai Fekitoa stays in New Zealand but will support the centre if he opts to join Toulon. The 25-year-old …
Peter Thompson
20 Jul, 6:49
Thorne: Playing away isn't much of a factor these days
Former All Black captain Rueben Thorne reckons the prospect of playing a Super Rugby playoff isn't as hard as it was in the old da…
20 Jul, 0:33
Recent history suggests you’ll want to watch the Super Rugby playoffs this weekend
While a lot of the talk about the Super Rugby playoffs has been the annual rehash about how unfair they are, it’s worth remember…
Jamie Wall
19 Jul, 22:55
Super Rugby Playoffs: Watch what happens when it's still a draw after extra time
Can you imagine the thrill of witnessing a place kicking competition to decide the outcome of a professional rugby match? It's one…
Sam Smith
19 Jul, 21:41
Pro12 in 'advanced and positive discussions' over Cheetahs and Kings inclusion
Pro12 bosses are in "advanced and positive discussions" with South African Rugby Union over the possibility of adding the Cheetahs…
Nicholas McGee
19 Jul, 19:03
BREAKING: Pro12 release first official statement on 'Pro14' talks
The Pro12 have released their first official statement regarding the merger of two new sides. On the website, a statement read…
Ian Cameron
19 Jul, 10:24
REPORTS: Malakai Fekitoa's future appears to have been confirmed
L'Equipe are reporting that Malakai Fekitoa will move to Toulon in one of the largest moves of the summer. How long he will hi…
Ian Cameron
19 Jul, 8:11
Hurricanes name team for Super Rugby quarter-final
Beauden Barrett has recovered from illness to take his place in the Hurricanes side for their Super Rugby quarter-final against Br…
Peter Thompson
19 Jul, 7:16
The Rugby Pass Podcast: Super Rugby Finals Fever
It's finals time for Super Rugby, so have a listen to what Scotty and Mils have to say about this weekend's match ups. Scotty take…
19 Jul, 3:58
How important is discipline? Super Rugby's playoff teams by the numbers
The Super Rugby finals kick off this weekend with the best attacking teams in the competition favoured to have it all their way in…
Scotty Stevenson
18 Jul, 20:49
Stormers v Chiefs: The Hard Numbers
The Chiefs will be hoping for a repeat of last season's quarter final thrashing of the Stormers, while the home side are looking f…
Sam Smith
18 Jul, 20:37
Lions v Sharks: The Hard Numbers
The tides have turned in recent seasons with the Lions now dominating a fixture that used to be a doddle for the Sharks. Having br…
Sam Smith
18 Jul, 20:21
Crusaders v Highlanders - The Hard Numbers
The Crusaders slipped up for the first time all season in their final round robin match against the defending champion Hurricanes …
Sam Smith
18 Jul, 19:58
Brumbies v Hurricanes: The Hard Numbers
This fixture is typically a high scoring affair with the Brumbies largest ever winning and losing margins coming against the Hurri…
Sam Smith
18 Jul, 19:04
'I got into a bit of a dark place' - Coles on contemplating retirement
The persistent concussion symptoms that forced Dane Coles to miss the Test series against the British and Irish Lions left the New…
Iain Strachan
18 Jul, 6:50
Lealiifano poised for Super Rugby finals return
Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano is "ready to play" a Super Rugby fixture for the first time in almost a year after his ca…
Matthew Scott
17 Jul, 4:57
Rating the also-rans in Super Rugby 2017
It’s Mad Monday for 10 teams in Super Rugby. They’ll all be commiserating their lack of participation in the playoffs, so let…
Jamie Wall
17 Jul, 1:07
Crotty re-signs with All Blacks, Crusaders
After re-signing with New Zealand Rugby, the 28-year-old – who also plays for Canterbury – said: "I like to take things one ye…
Dejan Kalinic
16 Jul, 23:46
Captain Hurricane gets savage on the Crusaders
Captain Hurricane, long-serving mascot of the current Super Rugby champions, couldn't resist a jab at the Crusaders following the …
Jamie Wall
16 Jul, 2:28
Lions win to go top of the table, which was inevitable as that's what the Sharks would've wanted
The last round of Super Rugby ended up being Moving Day again at the Crusaders' expense for a second year in a row. The Lions l…
Jack Davies
15 Jul, 17:55
Hurricanes end Crusaders' unbeaten run to set up Brumbies clash, Sunwolves shame Blues
Crusaders were unable to end the regular season with a perfect record after they came unstuck at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.
Peter Thompson
15 Jul, 9:10
Immediate reaction: What Twitter thought of the Sunwolves beating the Blues
A few weeks ago, Blues fans were feeling like their side had at least salvaged something out of the 2017 season when they downed t…
Jamie Wall
15 Jul, 2:28
Waratahs chairman throws some low key shade at Bernard Foley
In a move that will please fans of passive-aggressive behavior worldwide, NSW Waratahs chairman Roger Davies has dropped a not-so-…
Jamie Wall
14 Jul, 21:28
Cheetahs and Kings sign off from Super Rugby in a thriller
In the final Super Rugby game for the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs, a late rally saw the visitors emerge with the spoils.
Nicholas McGee
14 Jul, 17:48
Rampant Highlanders rout Reds, Jaguares spoil Inman's Rebels send-off
Waisake Naholo was among the try-scorers as Highlanders laid down a marker ahead of the play-offs, while Jaguares saw off Rebels. …
Peter Thompson
14 Jul, 9:09
Nabuli extends Reds stay
Eto Nabuli is eyeing a more prosperous season for the Reds next year after committing to another season in Queensland.
Peter Thompson
14 Jul, 5:15
The Rugby Pass Podcast: Scotty and Mils tackle double standards in head injuries
Join Scotty Stevenson and 100 test All Black Mils Muliaina as they discuss the upcoming final round of Super Rugby and what it can…
14 Jul, 0:52
Embrace the chaos of the Super Rugby draw – and pray for something better next year
The Chiefs and the Hurricanes both will be in action in the final round of Super Rugby’s regular season on Saturday with no chan…
Scotty Stevenson
14 Jul, 0:49
Crusaders rest All Blacks, replace them with more All Blacks
The demands of the recent Lions tour have forced the hand of the Crusaders coaching staff, who have rested a number of key players…
Jamie Wall
13 Jul, 19:17
'Guinness Pro 14' announcement appears imminent
In an ironic twist of fate, in a few hours Southern Kings and Cheetahs will face off, in a fixture that will be both sides Super R…
Peteso Cannon
13 Jul, 14:52
Can’t wait for the Super Rugby final? Good news, the first half is this weekend.
Missing the Lions already? Well, the other Lions are back playing this weekend. The 14-1 finalists from last year, who also wear r…
Jamie Wall
13 Jul, 0:53
Sharks v Lions - The Facts
The Lions have enjoyed an armchair ride throughout the Super Rugby season having avoided a single match against New Zealand opposi…
Sam Smith
12 Jul, 22:15
Watch: Rugby's top five richest players of 2017
In the summer haze of transfer speculation and talk of who is going where, we decided to take a look back at the big earners from …
Peteso Cannon
12 Jul, 16:58
All Blacks players renew Hurricanes deals
A quartet of players signed new Hurricanes deals on Wednesday, with Ngani Laumape and Vaea Fifita among them.
Russell Greaves
12 Jul, 5:40
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Over the last five weeks I was embedded with journalist Jamie Wall on the British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand. Along the way…
Sam Smith
11 Jul, 22:09
Chiefs v Brumbies - Top Opta Facts
Due to the farcical nature of Super Rugby's conference system the Brumbies will qualify for the finals ahead of the Chiefs (as top…
11 Jul, 20:04
Southern Kings v Cheetahs - Top Opta Facts
This weekend the Southern Kings and Cheetahs play their last ever game of Super Rugby (for now). Here's some interesting facts abo…
11 Jul, 19:29
Highlanders v Reds - Top Opta Facts
Here's some interesting Highlanders v Reds facts as we head into the final round of Super Rugby this weekend. Follow the game live…
11 Jul, 18:53
Connacht complete Super Rugby signing
Peteso Cannon
11 Jul, 10:41
Hurricanes v Crusaders - Top Opta Facts
The Crusaders will be desperate for a win to secure top spot and home advantage throughout the finals series when they meet the Hu…
10 Jul, 20:46
Watch: Highlights of Jordie Barretts first test start
It's pretty impressive to get your first test start for the All Blacks at the tender age of twenty, but what's even more impressiv…
Peteso Cannon
09 Jul, 16:49
Kolbe makes another treble as Stormers thump Sunwolves
The Stormers thumped the Sunwolves 52-15 in Super Rugby on Saturday, while the Southern Kings stunned the Bulls.
09 Jul, 4:05
Brumbies count cost of loss to Reds, sorry Rebels beaten again
The Super Rugby finals are fast approaching, meaning the Brumbies face a nervous wait to learn the extent of injuries to four play…
Iain Strachan
07 Jul, 20:53
Cheetahs and Southern Kings axed from Super Rugby
Cheetahs and Southern Kings are the South African teams to be cut as Super Rugby condenses from 18 teams to 15, it has been confir…
Iain Strachan
07 Jul, 5:45
Lambie: I will play rugby again
The Sharks say Pat Lambie will be kept away from contact for three to six months, but the fly-half is set to play professionally a…
Christopher Devine
06 Jul, 12:22
VIDEO: Footage suggests Sonny Bill's red card hit more unlucky than malevolent
James Flaus
05 Jul, 9:44
Springboks trio commit to Stormers
Stormers have tied another three Springboks to two-year contracts, much to the delight of director of rugby Gert Smal.
Peter Thompson
05 Jul, 7:21
Hanson, Stirzaker among four Rebels re-signings
Despite uncertainty over their future, the Melbourne Rebels re-signed four players.
Dejan Kalinic
03 Jul, 5:12
Four-week ban for Sonny Bill Williams
After his red card in the second Test against the Lions, Sonny Bill Williams has received a four-week suspension.
Christopher Devine
02 Jul, 5:40
Sensational 13-try Lions maul Sunwolves to keep pressure on Crusaders
The Sunwolves were torn apart by an impressive Lions side, who are stalking leaders Crusaders in the overall standings.
Peter Hanson
01 Jul, 14:53
Kings trump wasteful Jaguares in Buenos Aires
The Kings' last visit to Buenos Aires ended in an embarrassing 73-27 defeat in May last year, but there was no repeat of that on F…
Sacha Pisani
01 Jul, 1:46
Cheetahs and Southern Kings could be in Pro12 by September
The BBC are reporting today that Super Rugby franchises the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings could be competing in the Pro12 as ear…
Ian Cameron
30 Jun, 6:29
CJ Stander Stumped When Asked To Pick Between Gatland & Schmidt
Fred Culazzo of The Rugby Pod was at Westpac Stadium to witness the thrilling 31-31 draw between the Super Ruby Champion Hurricane…
Sam Smith
29 Jun, 1:42

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