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Super Bowl strategy could shake up Super Rugby Pacific final
A revised system could see the final venue determined prior to the season's start and reserve a portion of seats for each team's t…
Ned Lester
18 May, 19:03
Brad Weber confirms Super Rugby exit for 'new challenge in Europe'
The 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season is confirmed to be the swan song of another All Black's rugby career in New Zealand, with Brad…
Ned Lester
18 May, 17:56
Brumbies make 12 changes for Super clash with Force
The ACT Brumbies will travel to Perth to take on the Western Force in Super Rugby Pacific without eight of their Wallabies stars.
18 May, 4:26
Reds, O'Connor close in on contract extension
The Queensland Reds are closing in on a deal to retain James O'Connor, who wants to remain at Ballymore and be the mentor he never…
18 May, 1:25
Key All Blacks return for Chiefs’ derby with Hurricanes
Co-captains Sam Cane and Brad Weber are back for the Chiefs this week as they look to bounce back from their surprising loss to th…
Finn Morton
18 May, 1:18
How ‘mentor’ Stephen Donald helped Shaun Stevenson find career-best form
After taking his game to an all-new level in Super Rugby Pacific this season, Chiefs fullback Shaun Stevenson has revealed one of …
Finn Morton
18 May, 0:44
Why last week’s surprising loss to Reds was ‘good’ for Chiefs
The Chiefs may have lost their first game of the Super Rugby Pacific season last weekend, but they aren’t exactly panicking – …
Finn Morton
17 May, 23:22
Aaron Smith returns for Highlanders’ must-win clash
Aaron Smith, Sam Gilbert and Jonah Lowe are all back in the Highlanders’ run-on side this week for their must-win clash with the…
Finn Morton
17 May, 22:44
Ardie Savea, Tyrel Lomax and Jordie Barrett to miss Chiefs clash
All Blacks Ardie Savea, Tyrel Lomax and Jordie Barrett are among the big-name players who will not feature for the Hurricanes this…
Finn Morton
17 May, 22:09
Assistant coach Chris Gibbes makes ‘hard’ decision to leave Hurricanes
The Hurricanes’ coaching setup will look quite different from next season with assistant Chris Gibbes making the “hard” deci…
Finn Morton
17 May, 21:46
The abnormal stat that shows signs of a deliberate plan for Beauden Barrett
With one final chance at the Rugby World Cup later this year, Barrett has to be forgiven for working to a clear preservation plan …
Ben Smith
17 May, 20:37
'There aren't many 100kg fly-halves going around': Force re-sign three Wallaby hopefuls
Fines-Leleiwasa, Bayley Kuenzle, and injured playmaker Reesjan Pasitoa all penned new two-year deals with the Force on Wednesday.
17 May, 17:30
Injured Wallaby Hunter Paisami sets return date
Hunter Paisami has resisted domestic and international offers to re-sign with the Queensland Reds and hopes to return from a knee …
17 May, 0:50
‘He’s untouchable’: What the Blues ‘want to see’ from Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Following a lengthy stint on the sidelines with a hand injury, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck made a successful return to Super Rugby Pacific…
Finn Morton
17 May, 0:39
Crusaders name new-look side to take on Moana Pasifika
After beating the Blues in Christchurch last weekend, the Crusaders have made 11 changes to their starting side to take on Moana P…
Finn Morton
16 May, 23:29
‘Can get the job done: Multiple All Blacks set to miss Blues’ trip to Brisbane
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is back in the matchday 23 for the Blues as they prepare to take on the Queensland Reds in Brisbane on Friday …
Finn Morton
16 May, 23:00
‘Another tough challenge’: Reds name team for Blues clash
After shocking the rugby world with a stunning upset win over the Chiefs in New Plymouth last Friday, the Reds have named their te…
Finn Morton
16 May, 22:13
All Black Ethan Blackadder re-signs with Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby
Crusaders flanker Ethan Blackadder is the latest All Black to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby beyond this year’s World Cup in Fra…
Finn Morton
16 May, 1:45
‘I’m actually a big fan’: Why Jordan Petaia should change positions
As a teenager, Jordan Petaia announced himself to the rugby world with some impressive performances in Wallaby gold at the 2019 Ru…
Finn Morton
15 May, 23:05
Why the All Blacks ‘need to take’ Beauden Barrett to Rugby World Cup
Former Test halfback Justin Marshall believes the All Blacks “need to take” under-fire playmaker Beauden Barrett to this year…
Finn Morton
15 May, 22:33
Dalton Papalii handed suspension for hit on Richie Mo'unga
Blues captain Dalton Papalii has been handed a three-week suspension for his late tackle on Crusaders first five Richie Mo'unga.
Ben Smith
15 May, 22:08
Anton Lienert-Brown re-signs with NZR and the Chiefs
All Blacks midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown said there was a sense of unfinished business when he put pen to paper on a new deal.
Kim Ekin
15 May, 17:28
'We're going to ride this': Reds hopeful win over Chiefs a catalyst for finals run
Queensland Reds forward Connor Vest hopes his team can ride their red-hot momentum all the way to a Super Rugby Pacific finals ber…
15 May, 17:02
The Brumbies rookie Larkham can 'definitely' see in a Wallabies jersey
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says he can "definitely" see Corey Toole in a Wallabies jersey after the emerging winger produced a…
14 May, 5:13
Brumbies dig deep to beat Highlanders in high-scoring affair
The ACT Brumbies have dug deep to protect their perfect home record this Super Rugby Pacific season and return to second on the la…
14 May, 2:42
'You shouldn't miss something as blatant as that': Why ex-All Black is unhappy with Papalii decision
Blues flanker Dalton Papalii was red carded in the 15-3 defeat to the Crusaders early in the second half but the sequence of event…
Ben Smith
14 May, 0:15
'There is going to be some questions': Why Tuivasa-Sheck snub hurts the Blues' brand
Not being picked for the Blues will harm those chances but Lowe said that Tuivasa-Sheck's reputation remains in tact and it is the…
Ben Smith
13 May, 20:22
Waratahs deal ill-disciplined Rebels fatal Super Rugby blow
The NSW Waratahs have regained the Weary Dunlop Shield and dealt Melbourne's Super Rugby Pacific finals hopes a potentially fatal …
13 May, 8:43
Crusaders edge Blues, move third on Super Rugby ladder
The Crusaders have scored a single try in each half to beat the Blues 15-3 in an edgy, pivotal match in Super Rugby Pacific.
13 May, 7:06
Crusaders player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
This match had a symphony of narratives to get excited about; last year's final rematch, the individual matchups, the All Blacks s…
Ned Lester
13 May, 5:35
Hurricanes player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
After losing to the Fijian Drua last weekend, the Hurricanes have bounced back with an emphatic 71-22 win over Moana Pasifika at W…
Finn Morton
13 May, 2:45
Highlanders' 'outstanding' set piece keeping Brumbies on edge
The Brumbies are well-poised for a top-two finish this Super Rugby Pacific season, with their bid to secure hosting rights for a s…
13 May, 0:37
'Adapt and be nimble': Crusaders learning from Blues-inflicted 'frustration'
The round 12 matchup pits the third and fourth-placed teams against one another in a rematch of last year's top contenders and fin…
Ned Lester
12 May, 23:22
‘They wanted it a lot’: What went wrong for Chiefs in loss to Reds
The Queensland Reds shocked the rugby world on Friday night when they defeated the previously unbeaten Chiefs 25-22 at New Plymout…
Finn Morton
12 May, 23:02
‘It means everything’: How Reds stars reacted to famous win over Chiefs
While this season hasn’t quite gone to plan for the Reds, the Queenslanders played the game of their lives on Friday night.
Finn Morton
12 May, 20:11
Jason Ryan reveals what it will take for players to make the All Blacks' World Cup squad
With just four months before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in France, the All Blacks' selection race is getting tense and the pres…
Ned Lester
12 May, 20:03
'We'll keep throwing': Force eye finals run after gutsy Drua win
Force captain and back-rower Michael Wells said the side became "bored" with what they were doing well as the Drua got back into t…
12 May, 17:22
Reds shatter their 21-game, 10-year New Zealand losing streak
The Queensland Reds have broken their New Zealand hoodoo and ended the Chiefs' unbeaten season with a stunning Super Rugby Pacific…
12 May, 9:06
Win over Drua leaves Force daring to dream of making the knockouts
Western Force are daring to dream of Super Rugby Pacific finals, keeping their hopes alive with a bonus point 34-14 win over Fijia…
12 May, 8:52
Chiefs player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Pacific
An 11th straight victory was on the line for the Chiefs in New Plymouth against a determined Reds side with a dangerous underdog m…
Ned Lester
12 May, 5:37
'These games are almost double points': Waratahs set for finals-like clash
The NSW Waratahs are plotting to reclaim the Weary Dunlop Shield and kill off a Super Rugby Pacific finals rival in one fell swo…
12 May, 2:33
Why the Blues chose Harry Plummer over Roger Tuivasa-Sheck for Crusaders clash
When the Blues named their team to take on the champion Crusaders in Christchurch, there was one stunning omission which would’v…
Finn Morton
12 May, 2:12
'He scores a lot': Highlanders 'X-factor' winger returns for first start since 2021
In the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season, Nareki was tied for the second-most tries scored while featuring in the top five for clea…
Ned Lester
11 May, 23:13
‘It’s unbelievable’: Why Tim Mikkelson is the sevens GOAT
To be viewed as a legend of a sport is a simply unreal achievement for any athlete, but to be considered the greatest of all time …
Finn Morton
11 May, 22:42
Rieko Ioane's new contract won't sway brother Akira into staying
Ioane is one of many Kiwi Super Rugby stars who are yet to confirm their playing future beyond 2023, and as much as he enjoys play…
Ned Lester
11 May, 20:50
The play that made Israel Dagg profess Emoni Narawa 'has deadset got to be' an All Black
The ever-growing list of outside-backs vying for a spot in the All Blacks' World Cup campaign promises to give Ian Foster's select…
Ned Lester
11 May, 18:51
Wrist injury threatens in-form Wallaby's World Cup bid
In nine games, sharing the fullback and wing duties with Jock Campbell, he's scored a team-high seven tries and 10 line breaks.
11 May, 17:13
Force brace for 'double points' showdown against Fijian Drua
Western Force captain Michael Wells has declared the play-offs have now begun for his team, and he's gearing up for a "double poin…
11 May, 1:18
'No-one's giving us a chance': Confident Creighton flags Reds raid in NZ return
Lawson Creighton will play with more freedom and a new-found confidence when he steers the Queensland Reds around against the Chi…
11 May, 1:11
All Black set for Crusaders milestone in crunch clash with rivals Blues
In Super Rugby Pacific, derbies don’t get much bigger than the Crusaders versus the Blues.
Finn Morton
11 May, 0:00
Hurricanes ‘really keen’ to return home against Moana Pasifika this weekend
Coming off their shock loss to the Fijian Drua last weekend, the Hurricanes have made six changes to their run-on side to take on …
Finn Morton
10 May, 23:41
All Black Shannon Frizell shifts to lock as Highlanders make mass changes
The Highlanders have made nine changes to their starting side as they look to return to winning ways against the ACT Brumbies in C…
Finn Morton
10 May, 23:17
'A bit of Ma'a Nonu about him': Robertson implores young All Black to reject French advances
Incoming All Blacks head coach Scott Robertson has expressed his desire for young All Black and Crusaders wing Leicester Fainga'an…
Ben Smith
10 May, 22:52
Blues stars return to starting XV for ‘exciting’ Crusaders clash
The Blues have included several All Blacks in their starting XV for their highly anticipated clash with the champion Crusaders in …
Finn Morton
10 May, 22:48
Competitive Super Rugby franchises are in Suva, Apia and Nuku’alofa
The argument against allowing the Drua to play in Fiji full-time or to base Moana Pasifika in Samoa or Tonga - instead of Auckland…
Hamish Bidwell
10 May, 19:22
Tug of war for giant 125kg lock has reportedly gone south for Australian rugby
The Waratahs' imminent signing of giant Australian-born lock Miles Amatosero was reported back in March but it now appears that th…
Ben Smith
10 May, 17:47
New Zealand has reason to feel aggrieved with Australia's latest tactics
Some of Rugby Australia's behaviour in recent times has been perplexing, to say the least.
Gregor Paul
10 May, 17:37
Angus Gardner: 'No more rugby. No more contact sports. You may as well take up fishing.'
The Australian referee will be one of 12 referees at the World Cup and his journey has been far from conventional
Owain Jones
10 May, 9:14
String of Brumbies players banging on Eddie Jones' World Cup door
Dominant Super Rugby Pacific form is putting a string of Brumbies players into the Wallabies pipeline.
10 May, 2:52
Test great backs Eddie Jones for coaching miracle with Wallabies
Test great Joe Roff believes Eddie Jones can pull off a coaching miracle and guide Australia to Rugby World Cup glory.
10 May, 2:45
Why Shaun Stevenson believes he’s ‘ready to play Test rugby’
Make no mistake, Chiefs fullback Shaun Stevenson believes he’s “ready to play Test rugby.”
Finn Morton
10 May, 1:01
Wallabies duo return for Western Force
The Western Force's front-row stocks have received a huge double boost after Wallabies forwards Tom Robertson and Folau Fainga'a w…
10 May, 0:17
Luke Jacobson set to captain new-look Chiefs side in New Plymouth
All Black Luke Jacobson will captain a new-look Chiefs outfit when they take on the Queensland Reds in New Plymouth on Friday.
Finn Morton
09 May, 23:50
Reds star Harry Wilson moves to the bench for Chiefs clash
The Queensland Reds have made seven changes to their starting side ahead of their trans-Tasman derby with the unbeaten Chiefs in N…
Finn Morton
09 May, 23:30
All Blacks to play ‘regular’ matches in Japan as part of landmark deal
The All Blacks will play “regular matches” against the Brave Blossoms during the next World Cup cycle as part of a momentous a…
Finn Morton
09 May, 23:03
‘We’ll see how this goes’: Emoni Narawa reacts to All Blacks bolter talk
Narawa has been nothing short of sensational for the undefeated Chiefs this season, but the 23-year-old isn’t getting caught up …
Finn Morton
09 May, 21:09
'Excitement is high': Kiwi-born flyhalf named in Wallaroos squad
Head Coach Jay Tregonning has confirmed his first Wallaroos squad of the 2023 season, with 32 players named ahead of the year's fi…
Kim Ekin
09 May, 19:54
‘I’m a big fan’: Former All Black selects his midfield duo for 2023
This time last year, All Blacks and Hurricanes star Jordie Barrett was widely considered to be the best fullback in New Zealand. N…
Finn Morton
09 May, 19:45
Is Michael Hooper at risk of missing out on the World Cup?
Michael Hooper is struggling to find form in Super Rugby Pacific.
Nick Bishop
09 May, 12:39
'I belonged': Max Jorgensen thrives amid talk of Wallabies World Cup spot
Teenage sensation Max Jorgensen says he feels like he belongs as Wallabies coach Eddie Jones toys with the notion of thrusting the…
09 May, 2:43
‘Wasn’t hesitant’: Why Will Jordan should be the All Blacks’ fullback
All Blacks and Crusaders outside back Will Jordan “didn’t really miss a beat” as he made his highly anticipated return to Su…
Finn Morton
09 May, 1:27
'It's a no-brainer': Waratahs would welcome Joseph Suaalii a year early
The NSW Waratahs say they would welcome Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii a year earlier than expected if the Sydney Roosters are willing to r…
09 May, 0:47
‘Good chance of leaving’: How Rugby Australia could land Joseph Suaalii early
Rugby Australia would be “delighted to take” star signing Joseph Suaalii a year early, with the Sydney Roosters reportedly con…
Finn Morton
09 May, 0:32
Melbourne Rebels' back-rower banned for dangerous tackle
Melbourne Rebels' try-scoring back-rower Josh Kemeny has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous tackle.
08 May, 23:57
‘Got more memories to make’: Wallaby Pete Samu to leave Brumbies
Wallaby Pete Samu will leave the ACT Brumbies at the end of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign, the club confirmed on Tues…
Finn Morton
08 May, 22:15
‘Can rely on him’: Why the All Blacks have to select Shaun Stevenson
Legendary halfback Justin Marshall believes All Blacks selectors would be “very brave” to "leave" the high-flying Shaun Steven…
Finn Morton
08 May, 21:22
‘I couldn’t be happier’: Wallaby Nic White signs with Western Force
Looking to “grow the game” in Western Australia, the Force have landed a major coup by signing Wallaby Nic White to a two-year…
Finn Morton
08 May, 20:09
'So frustrated with it': Wayne Smith driven to turn off Super Rugby for animal doco
Former All Blacks assistant and Black Ferns head coach Wayne Smith has shared his frustrations with the current state of the game.…
Ben Smith
07 May, 20:39
'There are too many laws': Ex-All Blacks react to Wayne Smith's comments
Former All Black wingers Sir John Kirwan and Jeff Wilson have supported Wayne Smith's calls for changes
Ben Smith
07 May, 20:22
'Story of the year': Fijian Drua's Kiwi scalps justify investment
Former All Black great Sir John Kirwan said that the success of the Drua is the 'story of the year'. 
Kim Ekin
07 May, 19:21
Things get 'personal' as snubbed star sends message to Eddie Jones
Noah Lolesio has sent a message to Wallabies coach Eddie Jones and five-eighth rival Carter Gordon as he helped the Brumbies to a …
07 May, 5:20
Only one of Stevenson or Narawa has a shot as a World Cup bolter
Only one of Stevenson or Narawa will likely be able to push forward as a World Cup bolter selection as the positional group is alm…
Ben Smith
07 May, 0:47
Waratahs shut out the Reds following a first half tug-of-war
The NSW Waratahs have taken an important step in a race for the last three Super Rugby Pacific finals berths by leapfrogging inter…
06 May, 8:18
Fijiana Drua claim back-to-back Super W titles
Fijiana Drua have claimed back-to-back Super W titles.
06 May, 5:01
Crusaders put dent in Western Force's finals hopes with clinical win
The Crusaders have put a big dent in the Western Force's Super Rugby Pacific finals hopes with a clinical 48-13 bounce-back win …
06 May, 2:53
Crusaders Player Ratings vs Force | Super Rugby Pacific
Defending Super Rugby Pacific champions the Crusaders have shown their class during a convincing 48-13 win over the Western Force …
Finn Morton
06 May, 2:46
'No one stood a chance': Waratahs forward on facing NBA hardman Steven Adams
At 202 cm and 117kg, Taleni Seu's physicality has proved damaging for his Waratahs side in Super Rugby Pacific. However, the same …
Kim Ekin
06 May, 2:12
Drua claim another huge home win with late penalty sinking Hurricanes
Once again replacement Kemu Valetini kicked the winning points for the Drua, just as he did against the Crusaders.
06 May, 1:24
Hurricanes Player Ratings vs Drua | Super Rugby Pacific
Suva hosted this round 10 challenge for the Hurricanes, an intimidating venue given what the home team have accomplished on home s…
Ned Lester
06 May, 0:51
‘Going to add some silverware’: Sonny Bill Williams tips former club for title
The Chiefs extended their unbeaten streak with a convincing win over the Highlanders on Friday, and an All Blacks great believes t…
Finn Morton
05 May, 22:53
Rebels look to outlast strong-finishing Brumbies
According to Super Rugby statistics the Brumbies have scored eight tries in the 71st minute or later - joint second most of any te…
05 May, 21:45
'I'm limping my way to a hundy': Anton Lienert-Brown on finally reaching elusive milestone
Anton Lienert-Brown's 100th Super Rugby match has been looming over him for some time now, a string of unfortunately timed injurie…
Ned Lester
05 May, 20:41
Why Damian McKenzie still might not belong at No 10 for the All Blacks
Can Damian McKenzie be trusted as the All Blacks' primary playmaker?
Nick Bishop
05 May, 20:14
Chiefs beat Highlanders to stretch Super Rugby streak
Flyhalf Damian McKenzie and fullback Shaun Stevenson led the Chiefs counter-attacking game as the Hamilton-based team beat the Dun…
05 May, 5:45
Highlanders Player Ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
Round 10 offered the Highlanders a shot at a Chiefs side that have well-established themselves as the top team in the competition.
Ned Lester
05 May, 5:14
Chiefs player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs have extended their unbeaten run to 10 games with a convincing 52-28 win over the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium o…
Finn Morton
05 May, 5:09
Force's try-scoring star not fazed by Crusaders aura
The aura of the Crusaders has loomed large over the Western Force this week, but not for try-scoring machine Zach Kibirige.
05 May, 1:39
A reinvigorated Suliasi Vunivalu on how Eddie Jones' 'jokes' have made him run faster
Suliasi Vunivalu's code switch has been far from the journey the former NRL champion expected, injuries have kept him off the fiel…
Ned Lester
05 May, 1:24
Live blog: Super Rugby Pacific round 11
Follow the action in our live blog.
Finn Morton
05 May, 1:23
‘Don’t think the dynasty is over’: Why the Crusaders aren’t panicking
The Crusaders have won six Super Rugby titles in as many years, but their era of dominance might be a thing of the past.
Finn Morton
05 May, 0:49
Waratahs look to tackle inconsistencies against fierce rivals Reds
NSW Waratahs halfback Jake Gordon believes his side can maintain their late-season finals push if they can address minor inconsist…
04 May, 23:26
Why the return of ‘superstar’ Will Jordan is so important for All Blacks
Crusaders flyer Will Jordan hasn’t played a game of Super Rugby Pacific this season, but the outside could hold the key for the …
Finn Morton
04 May, 22:49
‘A true inspiration’: Tim Mikkelson set for ‘significant milestone’ in Toulouse
All Blacks Sevens great Tim Mikkelson will become the first New Zealander to reach an incredible milestone when he makes his highl…
Finn Morton
04 May, 22:25
Sevens playmaker set for Force debut in Christchurch
The Western Force have turned to unheralded playmaker Max Burey as they embark on what's traditionally the toughest club challenge…
04 May, 19:49
Reds and Waratahs name settled sides for 'fierce' rivalry match
Coach Darren Coleman has named an unchanged starting XV for the first time all season as the Waratahs bid for elusive back-to-bac…
04 May, 19:18
Rising star Ruben Love re-signs with Hurricanes
Young Hurricanes and Maori All Blacks fullback Ruben Love has announced his signing of a new contract with the Hurricanes through …
Ned Lester
04 May, 18:31
Namibian international Hardwick returns as Rebels host Brumbies
Rugby World Cup hopeful Richard Hardwick will make a timely return for the Melbourne Rebels as they try to topple Australia's lead…
04 May, 18:03
'Wouldn't feel wrong': Wallaroos door ajar for Reds' Kiwi recruit
It was Carys Dallinger's dream to wear a Black Ferns jersey but the Queensland Reds No.10 says it "wouldn't feel wrong" to wear a …
04 May, 1:15
Wallabies duo return as Brumbies name strong line-up for Rebels clash
Wallabies duo Pete Samu and Len Ikitau will return from injury as the ACT Brumbies name their strongest line-up of the season for …
04 May, 1:05
Rugby Australia prepared to offer NRL star massive deal – report
After signing Sydney Roosters flyer Joseph Suaalii on a lucrative deal earlier this year, Rugby Australia are reportedly prepared …
Finn Morton
04 May, 0:56
All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to return for Blues this weekend
All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been named to return this weekend following a lengthy stint on the sidelines with a …
Finn Morton
03 May, 23:37
‘It’s come full circle’: Hurricanes lock set for milestone against Drua
The life of Hurricanes star Isaia Walker-Leawere will “come full circle” on Saturday afternoon when he runs out for his 50th S…
Finn Morton
03 May, 22:55
Will Jordan named to return for Crusaders clash with Force
The Crusaders have named their team to face the Western Force in Round 11 of Super Rugby Pacific.
Ben Smith
03 May, 22:17
'Calling me a schoolboy': Why All Black Dane Coles ‘sprayed’ Tyrel Lomax
All Blacks front-rowers Tyrel Lomax and Dane Coles have formed a formidable connection at both Super Rugby and Test level, but the…
Finn Morton
03 May, 20:36
‘Always back myself’: Daniel Rona’s ‘crazy’ rise in Super Rugby Pacific
Daniel Rona had one goal when he was called up for the Chiefs’ preseason as an All Blacks replacement player, and that was to ma…
Finn Morton
03 May, 19:38
'Done deal': Ex-All Black claims young Chiefs' winger is a bolter selection
Chiefs breakout wing Emoni Narawa is a 'done deal' for All Blacks selection according to Highlanders great and ex-All Black Jeff W…
Ben Smith
03 May, 19:05
Brumbies star set to be lured to the Force
The Western Force are hopeful of luring Wallabies halfback Nic White for next season, and former whizkid James O'Connor could join…
03 May, 1:03
‘It felt strange’: The All Black who could’ve been a Wallaby
Hurricanes enforcer Tyrel Lomax finished last year’s end-of-season tour as the All Blacks’ first choice tighthead prop, but hi…
Finn Morton
03 May, 0:11
Highlanders name team for Chiefs as they look to keep play-off hopes alive
The Highlanders have returned from their Australian road trip and are gearing up to face the table-topping Chiefs.
Ben Smith
02 May, 23:33
‘No real rush’: Injured All Black Quinn Tupaea shares injury update
Injured All Blacks and Chiefs midfielder Quinn Tupaea has shared a positive update on his recovery from an ACL tear.
Finn Morton
02 May, 23:12
Damian McKenzie should be the All Black first five on form
McKenzie is enjoying his best Super Rugby season since before the ACL knee injury in 2019 that robbed him of his first World Cup a…
Ben Smith
02 May, 21:09
Crusaders' empire hasn't fallen and isn't even beginning to crumble
In that time, the Crusaders have won 10 titles, been beaten finalists three times and lost at the semi-final stage on five occasio…
Hamish Bidwell
02 May, 19:19
The Englishman who is hot on the heels of Shaun Stevenson
Kibirige has been a revelation in his first season at the Force, scoring eight tries to sit second on the Super Rugby Pacific try-…
02 May, 18:15
The midfielder who could have proved the difference for the All Blacks
One offshore-based midfielder could have been a lynchpin for the All Blacks.
Nick Bishop
02 May, 14:51
‘Feelings matter less than victories’: Force look to erase ill discipline
Brutal honesty has been the theme of the past few days as the Western Force desperately try to fix their discipline issues ahead o…
02 May, 2:28
‘Starting to find my feet’: Jock Campbell ‘excited’ as Reds find form
Jock Campbell's season has gone a bit like the Queensland Reds' but the understated back thinks he and the team are now finally fi…
02 May, 0:46
NSW Waratahs chase momentum not Test spots against Reds
Momentum is the buzzword at the NSW Waratahs but even they concede it's folly to claim having it without winning successive games …
02 May, 0:38
Super Rugby can revive itself with a quasi-American model
The goal of Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby should be to create an entertainment product worth more than the All Blacks and …
Ben Smith
02 May, 0:31
‘People don't get it’: Aaron Smith on the return of Eddie Jones to the Wallabies
All Blacks star Jordie Barrett broke the hearts of Wallabies fans with an 81st minute try at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in Septe…
Finn Morton
01 May, 23:23
‘A number of players’ pushing for All Blacks selection, says Ian Foster
With this year’s Rugby World Cup in France just over four months away, All Blacks coach Ian Foster has said that “a number of …
Finn Morton
01 May, 19:58
'Maybe he can watch and learn from me': Wallabies No 7 battle heats up as Hooper challenged
The pair took part in Eddie Jones' first Test squad camp on the Gold Coast last month, with the new coach's direction exciting McR…
01 May, 18:33
'Right time for me to move on': Rugby Australia boss quits
Despite the Rugby World Cup kicking off in France in less than four months, Marinos said he felt the timing was right for a change…
30 Apr, 23:52
'End of the Crusaders' dynasty': Ex-All Black on the loss to the Chiefs
The defending champions and six-time Super Rugby winners under Scott Robertson are currently fifth on the Super Rugby ladder.
Ben Smith
30 Apr, 23:34
Fijiana Drua book place in Super W decider with stunning comeback win
Reigning champions Fijiana Drua are the first side through to the 2023 Super W grand final following a gripping 20-17 semi-final t…
30 Apr, 1:49
'Wake up': Kiwi scribe's message to New Zealand fans over turnout
A New Zealand rugby writer has called for the fans to take accountability for the low turnout between two of Super Rugby's top two…
Kim Ekin
29 Apr, 23:16
'Got that belief now': Shaun Stevenson on the keys to the Chiefs' unbeaten run
Stevenson said the success is down to keeping the same group together that went through the winless Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign …
Ben Smith
29 Apr, 22:53
Reds grind their way past Western Force for Super win
Queensland are well on their way to Super Rugby Pacific finals after grinding out a 31-17 win against the Western Force at Suncorp…
29 Apr, 9:26
McKenzie leads Chiefs to Super statement win over Crusaders
Damian McKenzie has boosted his claim to a place in New Zealand's World Cup squad by leading the Chiefs to a 34-24 win over the de…
29 Apr, 6:02
Chiefs player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs have beaten the Crusaders 34-24 in an all-time classic Super Rugby Pacific clash at Hamilton’s FMG Stadium.
Finn Morton
29 Apr, 5:11
Rebels snap losing streak with away win over Moana Pasifika
Melbourne have ended a three-match Super Rugby Pacific losing run with a 43-33 win in Auckland over a fast finishing but undisci…
29 Apr, 4:04
‘What we’ve learned’: What the All Blacks need to do to win the Rugby World Cup
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just around the corner, coach Ian Foster has spoken about what lessons the All Blacks have lear…
Finn Morton
29 Apr, 0:38
‘We had a chance’: Aaron Smith reflects on last-minute loss to Tahs
The Highlanders were on the cusp of a much-needed win on Friday night, but a last-minute try to Waratahs hooker Mahe Vailanu snatc…
Finn Morton
28 Apr, 22:44
Waratahs take their first NZ Super scalp with last-gasp score
The NSW Waratahs remain believers after claiming their first New Zealand scalp of the 2023 season to scramble back into the Super …
28 Apr, 9:01
Hurricanes edge Brumbies in Super Rugby Pacific thriller
The Brumbies have fallen short of a Super Rugby Pacific statement win, beaten 32-27 by the Hurricanes at Sky Stadium in Wellingt…
28 Apr, 5:35
Hurricanes player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
Coming off the bye, the Hurricanes have returned to winning ways after beating the ACT Brumbies 32-27 at Wellington’s Sky Stadiu…
Finn Morton
28 Apr, 5:14
Fiji officials resign as RA step in amid financial strife
Senior officials at the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) have resigned and the country's justice minister has stepped in to administer...
28 Apr, 3:24
‘Need to focus’: Rebels ready for ‘massive’ clash with Moana
Melbourne can't afford to fail against Moana Pasifika in Auckland if they want to play Super Rugby Pacific finals.
28 Apr, 2:01
Live blog: Super Rugby Pacific round 10
Follow RugbyPass' live coverage of Super Rugby Pacific round 10.
Finn Morton
28 Apr, 1:53
Incoming All Blacks assistant Jason Holland reflects on ‘special’ opportunity
For any rugby player or coach in New Zealand, contributing to the history of the All Blacks or Black Ferns is the “pinnacle."
Finn Morton
28 Apr, 1:12
How the Crusaders plan to stop ‘talented’ playmaker Damian McKenzie
The Chiefs shocked the rugby world with an emphatic 21 point demolition of the Crusaders in round one, and no player stood out mor…
Finn Morton
28 Apr, 0:23
Cam Roigard is perfect for the All Blacks’ World Cup campaign
There are not many success stories among scrumhalves over six feet tall. Cam Roigard could be the exception.
Nick Bishop
27 Apr, 11:00
Brumbies search for Super statement win in New Zealand
The Brumbies head to New Zealand looking for their biggest scalp of the Super Rugby Pacific season, battling the fourth-ranked Hur…
27 Apr, 6:22
‘Have to move on’: Waratahs looking to bounce back from Blues defeat
Waratahs skipper Jake Gordon admits the heavy loss to the Blues took the wind out of their Super Rugby Pacific sails and is hopi…
27 Apr, 0:02
Undefeated Chiefs welcome back key All Blacks for Crusaders match
The undefeated Chiefs have been the form team of Super Rugby Pacific this season, but they face another tough test against title h…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 23:53
All Black returns for Crusaders’ clash with undefeated Chiefs
The Crusaders have named a star-studded side for their highly anticipated New Zealand derby against the undefeated Chiefs on Satur…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 22:57
Beauden Barrett to reach stunning milestone when Blues take on Drua
Playmaker Beauden Barrett will play his 300th first-class match on Saturday afternoon when the Blues take on the Fijian Drua in La…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 22:43
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones wants Harry Wilson to ‘work harder’
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has called on Harry Wilson to “work harder” after the Reds backrower re-signed with the Queensland…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 22:13
‘Dream job’: Why All Blacks assistant role ‘suits’ Leon MacDonald
Incoming assistant coach Leon MacDonald will lead the All Blacks’ attack under Scott Robertson from next year, New Zealand Rugby…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 20:55
‘Interest from overseas’: Why Harry Wilson decided to stay in Australia
Backrower Harry Wilson has knocked back “interest from overseas clubs” to re-sign with the Queensland Rugby Union and Rugby Au…
Finn Morton
26 Apr, 19:25
‘Restore some normality’: Rugby Australia announce profit after 'wild ride’
Rugby Australia has announced a surplus of $8.2 million at its 2022 annual general meeting, returning the business to profit for …
26 Apr, 2:21
Julian Savea concedes he left New Zealand 'too early' as he reflects on career
Reflecting on what has been a long career in New Zealand rugby, Savea didn't hold regrets but would've stay longer if he had the c…
Kim Ekin
26 Apr, 1:34
New Zealand Rugby confirm Scott Robertson’s All Blacks coaching group
New Zealand Rugby have confirmed the four assistants who will join Scott Robertson in the All Blacks’ coaching group after this …
Finn Morton
25 Apr, 23:43
Winger Julian Savea named for 150th Hurricanes match
Winger Julian Savea will reach an incredible milestone for the Hurricanes on Friday night when they take on the Brumbies at Sky St…
Finn Morton
25 Apr, 22:44
Aaron Smith to lead new-look Highlanders side against Waratahs
All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith will captain the Highlanders on Friday night as the team from the south look to return to winning …
Finn Morton
25 Apr, 22:18
Why the Chiefs are ‘the favourites’ to win Super Rugby Pacific
Commentator Elliott Smith believes the Chiefs are “the favourites to take the crown” in Super Rugby Pacific this year followin…
Finn Morton
25 Apr, 21:34
Will size really matter in Eddie Jones' first Wallabies back row?
Eddie Jones has a number of permutations to consider in the Wallabies loose forwards.
Nick Bishop
25 Apr, 9:29
It's easy to be seduced by McKenzie's Super Rugby form
That’s no knock on McKenzie or Spencer. They’ve had brilliant careers, with highlight reels to be proud of. But every player h…
Hamish Bidwell
25 Apr, 1:48
‘Be global superstars’: Why NRL players may consider code switch
As the code war between rugby union and the NRL continues to rage on in Australia, former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles has added more fu…
Finn Morton
24 Apr, 20:18
'Big relief': Force flanker to be released from hospital
Callan was rushed to hospital on Saturday night after injuring his neck while making a tackle in the opening minute.
24 Apr, 17:43
Jordan Petaia is starting to deliver on his unlimited potential
Jordan Petaia is developing into an almighty force for the Reds.
Jim Tucker
24 Apr, 8:15
Dave Rennie turns down Kiwi Super Rugby side leaving them scrambling
Former Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has reportedly turned down a potential return to New Zealand.
Ben Smith
23 Apr, 16:23
Worries for All Black pair after Blues win over Tahs
The Blues left Eden Park with a big win over the flailing Waratahs but with injury concerns over two All Blacks.
Ben Smith
23 Apr, 1:56
Australian rugby's guru to retire from coaching
Former Wallabies assistant Laurie Fisher will step down from fulltime coaching at the end of 2023.
22 Apr, 21:15
Stevenson on All Black radar but Foster name drops another potential Chiefs' bolter
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has revealed that the selectors are 'looking hard' at outside back options across Super Rugby Pac…
Kim Ekin
22 Apr, 18:20
Force beat Highlanders to keep finals hopes flickering
The Western Force have produced their best first-half performance of the Super Rugby Pacific season to secure a 30-17 upset win ov…
22 Apr, 8:07
Highlanders Player Ratings vs Force | Super Rugby Pacific
The Highlanders have been beaten by the Western Force 30-17 in a thrilling trans-Tasman derby in Perth.
Finn Morton
22 Apr, 8:01
Blues trample Waratahs in Super Rugby at wet Eden Park
The understrength NSW Waratahs conceded seven tries in a 55-21 Super Rugby Pacific thumping by the Blues at a wet Eden Park in Auc…
22 Apr, 6:10
Blues Player Ratings vs Waratahs | Super Rugby Pacific
A historic night for Beauden Barrett coincided with a pivotal match in both the Blues and Waratahs' season as both sides looked to…
Ned Lester
22 Apr, 5:31
Brumbies secure Super W finals berth with big win over Force
The Western Force's Super W finals hopes have been extinguished after producing a horror first half in a 45-27 loss to the Brumbie…
22 Apr, 5:25
Scott Robertson and the Crusaders ignore code war antics in Melbourne
If there's a code war going on, the Crusaders and the Storm know nothing about it with the two powerhouse clubs again coming toget…
22 Apr, 3:06
Everything you need to know about Super Rugby Pacific round nine
Heading into the final match of Super Rugby Pacific round nine, here’s everything you need to know about this weekend's games.
Finn Morton
22 Apr, 0:22
X-factor meets experience in former All Black's preferred World Cup squad
Some in form players have been rewarded with an endorsement from former All Blacks halfback Steve Devine, who named his "way too e…
Ned Lester
21 Apr, 21:17
Another World Cup dark horse has emerged for the All Blacks
A young Chief could force his way into the national selection frame with more minutes under his belt.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Apr, 13:12
Rebels blow halftime lead to hand Crusaders Super win
The Melbourne Rebels have again let a Super Rugby Pacific halftime lead slip to fall to the defending champion Crusaders 43-17 in …
21 Apr, 9:31
Chiefs extend unbeaten run with convincing win over Drua
The Hamilton-based Chiefs have showcased their handling skills in teeming rain to beat the Fijian Drua 50-17 and stretch their win…
21 Apr, 5:49
Chiefs player ratings vs Fijian Drua | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs have extended their unbeaten streak to eight games this season with an emphatic 50-17 win over the Fijian Drua at Hamil…
Finn Morton
21 Apr, 5:15
Live blog: Super Rugby Pacific round nine
Follow all the action in our live blog below.
Finn Morton
21 Apr, 2:15
Waratahs ready to ‘fire some shots’ at Blues
Jake Gordon wants to see the NSW Waratahs' "glimpses" of attacking flourish turn into something more.
21 Apr, 1:25
‘It’s massive’: Why All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck chose NRL over rugby union
Blues and All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has opened up about his decision to leave rugby union after signing with the N…
Finn Morton
21 Apr, 0:22
'Really easy decision': Chiefs extend coach McMillan
The mastermind behind the great return to form, coach Clayton McMillan, has this week put pen to paper to extend his time with the…
Ned Lester
20 Apr, 23:22
Former All Black Thrush returns to retirement after Super Rugby SOS
The 38-year-old's return has been etched into Force folklore with Thrush scoring the winning try in a 34-27 win over the Melbourne…
20 Apr, 20:03
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's positional uncertainty a lesson for code switchers
Kemp suggests that Tuivasa-Sheck's ceiling was established before he had even taken the field for his Blues debut, when Leon MacDo…
Ned Lester
20 Apr, 19:00
All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck signs with the Warriors from 2024
Blues and All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will return to the NRL after signing a multi-year deal with the Warriors from …
Finn Morton
20 Apr, 2:48
No Michael Hooper as Waratahs name team for Blues clash
The NSW Waratahs will field an under-strength line-up for their daunting trip to Auckland to face the Blues.
20 Apr, 2:24
‘I’m excited to be back’: Western Force sign Wallaby Isi Naisarani
The Western Force's forward stocks have been given a big boost after signing Wallabies enforcer Isi Naisarani for the remainder of…
20 Apr, 2:18
'He’s pretty confident': Blues coach provides update on injured Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Blues coach Leon MacDonald has revealed that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is “confident” with how he’s “tracking” at the moment, …
Finn Morton
20 Apr, 1:24
‘Very grateful’: Rebels re-sign all of their coaches before Crusaders clash
Underperforming Melbourne are convinced their Super Rugby Pacific fortunes are on the up by re-signing all of their coaches, inc…
20 Apr, 0:13
Beauden Barrett set for 150th Super Rugby match as Blues name team
Playmaker Beauden Barrett will play his 150th Super Rugby match on Saturday when the Blues host the NSW Waratahs at Eden Park.
Finn Morton
19 Apr, 23:08
Highlanders without Smith or Fakatava for Force clash
The Highlanders are gearing up for a tough match against the Western Force in Perth this weekend, following a bye week that gave s…
Ben Smith
19 Apr, 22:45
Niko Jones, son of All Blacks legend, signs with American club Old Glory DC
Rising star Niko Jones, who is the son of legendary All Black Sir Michael Jones, has signed with Old Glory DC for the rest of the …
Finn Morton
19 Apr, 22:07
‘It’s a unique situation’: All Black Will Jordan ‘really close’ to returning
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has provided a positive update on Will Jordan.
Finn Morton
19 Apr, 20:16
Nephi Leatigaga has left Leicester with immediate effect
Nephi Leatigaga has exited Leicester with immediate effect to take up an injury cover contract at the NSW Waratahs for Angus Bell,…
Liam Heagney
19 Apr, 17:34
Will foreign talent help Australia prepare for the Lions in 2025?
Competitive midweek games would be a welcome addition to the 2025 Lions tour.
Nick Bishop
19 Apr, 12:34
‘Sticking to being fearless’: Rebels prepare to ‘fire a shot’ at Crusaders
The Melbourne Rebels won't let their Super Rugby Pacific finals hopes fade away quietly, with prop Sam Talakai saying they plan …
19 Apr, 3:04
Highlanders Halfback Folau Fakatava ruled out of Force clash – report
Halfback Folau Fakatava has been ruled out of the Highlanders’ round nine clash with the Western Force due to an illness.
Finn Morton
19 Apr, 0:23
Scott Barrett and Sam Whitelock set to return for Crusaders
The Crusaders have welcomed back world-class locks Scott Barrett and Sam Whitelock for their trans-Tasman derby with the Melbourne…
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 23:05
Brodie Retallick to lead new-look Chiefs side in round nine
Veteran lock Brodie Retallick will captain a new-look Chiefs side on Friday night when they take on the Fijian Drua at FMG Stadium…
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 22:40
Scott Robertson’s All Blacks assistants may be unveiled in ‘a matter of weeks’
New Zealand Rugby’s Chris Lendrum has revealed that Scott Robertson’s assistants may be unveiled in “a matter of weeks.”
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 22:07
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week for round eight
Round eight of Super Rugby Pacific saw four fixtures as the Melbourne Rebels, Blues, Crusaders and Highlanders all had the bye wee…
Ben Smith
18 Apr, 20:52
All Black George Bower will miss World Cup with season-ending injury
All Blacks prop George Bower will miss this year’s Rugby World Cup after suffering an ACL injury against the Queensland Reds las…
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 20:48
'What's Moana Pasifika for then?': Ex-All Black sparks Aumua eligibility debate
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has questioned whether the All Blacks should be selecting players from the new Moana Pasifika fr…
Kim Ekin
18 Apr, 19:53
‘Not far away’: All Black Damian McKenzie hints at decision on future
While the 27-year-old remained coy about his future, McKenzie did say that he wasn’t “far away” from making a decision.
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 19:48
Waratahs' Lachlan Swinton cops heavy ban for 'reckless' foul play
Wallabies international Lachlan Swinton has copped a heavy ban for last Saturday’s cited Super Rugby Pacific tackle for the Wara…
Liam Heagney
18 Apr, 8:21
'Better place': Wallabies legend reacts to Brad Thorn's Reds exit
Legendary Wallabies midfielder Tim Horan has claimed that the soon-to-depart Brad Thorn will leave the Reds in a much better place…
Liam Heagney
18 Apr, 4:55
Western Force ‘pumped’ to be back home after ‘clunky’ start to the season
Western Force playmaker Hamish Stewart hopes the return to home comforts will play a key role in propelling the side back into the…
18 Apr, 2:27
‘Boss the boys around’: Carter Gordon relishing first Wallabies experience
Carter Gordon lost the "keys", his form and his enjoyment for rugby last year but the Wallabies' No.10 bolter has found them aga…
18 Apr, 1:45
Clayton McMillan re-signs with Chiefs through to 2026
Following their perfect start to this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign, the Chiefs have officially re-signed head coach Clayt…
Finn Morton
18 Apr, 1:01
‘Was actually quite emotional’: Sir John Kirwan reacts to Rieko Ioane extension
On this week’s episode of The Breakdown, commentator Ken Laben called All Blacks midfielder Rieko Ioane “the best centre in th…
Finn Morton
17 Apr, 23:51
Brad Thorn to part ways with Reds at the end of Super Rugby Pacific
The Queensland Rugby Union have announced that this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign will be Brad Thorn’s last as the head …
Finn Morton
17 Apr, 22:48
Why re-signing Jordie Barrett should be NZR’s ‘number one’ priority
While there are a lot of questions that remain unanswered about the futures of key All Blacks, SENZ Breakfast host Tony Kemp has n…
Finn Morton
17 Apr, 20:20
'Listen, come to our team': All Black hopeful told to move to bolster selection chance
Moana Pasifika centre Levi Aumua has been in devastating form and brings size and power unlike any other midfielder in New Zealand…
Ben Smith
17 Apr, 18:55
Wallabies rookie flattered by comparison to Conrad Smith
Queensland Reds back Josh Flook says it's "pretty cool" to be compared to All Blacks great Conrad Smith.
17 Apr, 3:59
The next big re-signing priority for the All Blacks and NZR
With All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga departing to Japan the depth at first five-eighth is going to be tested like ne…
Ben Smith
16 Apr, 23:57
Rieko Ioane scores All Blacks mega-deal
All Blacks ace Rieko Ioane has committed his future to New Zealand by signing a massive four-year contract extension until 2027 wi…
Ian Cameron
16 Apr, 6:11
Wallaby in the dock over Super Rugby tackle
Wallabies call-up Lachlan Swinton has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby Pacific match that took place over the…
Ian Cameron
16 Apr, 5:53
'Our worst game of the year': Force coach wants change after Tahs loss
Back in their home nation after a three-game New Zealand tour, the Force could not live with the Waratahs in Saturday's 36-16 loss…
16 Apr, 2:52
'We got the boat moving again': Waratahs believe they are back on track
With one drought-breaking win, the NSW Waratahs believe they're back on track to secure a Super Rugby Pacific quarter-finals berth…
16 Apr, 2:42
'Rejuvenated and refreshed': Damian McKenzie on the secret to the Chiefs' winning run
For veteran McKenzie, who has 102 caps for the Chiefs, his return season after a year in Japan couldn't be better as he chases a m…
Ben Smith
15 Apr, 22:17
Waratahs snap four-game Super Rugby Pacific losing run
It wasn't overly pretty but the NSW Waratahs have snapped a four-match losing streak to revive their flagging finals hopes with a …
15 Apr, 8:37
What players can expect at Eddie Jones' first Wallabies training camp
In a couple of days’ time, Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will oversee the national team for the first time since returning to Aust…
Finn Morton
15 Apr, 2:38
Chiefs reclaim top spot with win in Wellington
The Chiefs have rallied from 17-8 down at halftime to beat the Hurricanes 33-17 and return to the top of the Super Rugby Pacific l…
15 Apr, 1:54
Chiefs player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
It was a back-and-forth battle early, the Chiefs struck first with some spectacular counter-attacking before the Hurricanes respon…
Ned Lester
15 Apr, 1:15
Hurricanes player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
The Hurricanes have been beaten by the undefeated Chiefs 17-33 in a thrilling top-of-the-table clash at Wellington’s Sky Stadium…
Finn Morton
15 Apr, 0:54
How NZ's premier props showcased the future of the scrum battle
Two All Blacks props went to battle in Dunedin and the result was remarkable.
Nick Bishop
14 Apr, 10:28
Brumbies hang on to beat Drua in Super Rugby epic
The Brumbies have held off the surging Fijian Drua to win 43-28 at GIO Stadium in one of the games of the Super Rugby Pacific seas…
14 Apr, 8:10
Watch: ‘Wallaby in the making’ steals the show vs Fijian Drua
Winger Ben O’Donnell stole the show during a thrilling first half between the Brumbies and Fijian Drua in Canberra, and is even …
Finn Morton
14 Apr, 6:45
Reds take ‘baby step in the right direction’ with win over Moana Pasifika
For a team under pressure, Friday night’s 40-28 win over Moana Pasifika in Samoa was “a baby step in the right direction” fo…
Finn Morton
14 Apr, 4:59
Suliasi Vunivalu stars as Reds win historic match in Samoa
Suliasi Vunivalu has come to life as the Queensland Reds won for the first time overseas in four years to burst Moana Pasifika's b…
14 Apr, 2:34
Watch: ‘Miracle’ try as Moana Pasifika make history in Samoa
Moana Pasifika may have lost the battle against the Queensland Reds at Apia Park on Friday, but they won the war in front of their…
Finn Morton
14 Apr, 2:24
Sam Cane won't be rattled by Dane Coles' antics in milestone match
The notorious chirping of 84-cap All Black Dane Coles won't distract Chiefs captain Sam Cane when the two top-of-the-table Super R…
Ned Lester
14 Apr, 2:16
‘We need that’: The two World Cup bolters the All Blacks should consider
This year’s Rugby World Cup in France is less than five months away, but there are plenty of questions that remain unanswered ab…
Finn Morton
14 Apr, 1:01
Live blog: Super Rugby Pacific round eight
Follow all the SRP round eight action in the RugbyPass live blog.
Finn Morton
13 Apr, 23:48
Maori All Black to debut for Western Force against rested Waratahs
Western Force coach Simon Cron says it's time his side started to deliver some wins to go with their increased level of performanc…
13 Apr, 23:25
'It's fitting': Samisoni Taukei'aho on why he chose the All Blacks over Tonga
Born in Tonga, Taukei'aho first ventured to New Zealand when captaining the Tonga under-15's team and was subsequently picked up b…
Ned Lester
13 Apr, 20:29
Michael Hooper talks Olympics and jokes about League amidst contract uncertainty
Michael Hooper is flirting with a career change, move abroad, an Olympic rugby sevens stint and even joking of a code switch as th…
13 Apr, 18:53
How the Brumbies are preparing for 'dangerous' Drua
With minor tweaks to their starting line-up, they'll enter Friday night's clash with the Drua as warm favourites, despite the Fiji…
13 Apr, 18:07
It's up to New Zealand to boost rugby in Australia
Australian rugby won't just 'come right' without some external support.
Gregor Paul
13 Apr, 5:31
‘I respect Damian’: How Canes plan to stop ‘world-class’ Chiefs players
Midfielder Jordie Barrett is confident that the Hurricanes are ready to manage the Chiefs’ “world-class” players in their to…
Finn Morton
13 Apr, 2:18
'Really cool thing': Queensland Reds excited by Samoa trip to play Moana Pasifika
Moana Pasifika scared the Crusaders with three first-half tries last week and will be a different proposition in their Apia Park d…
13 Apr, 0:21
‘Not necessarily a bad thing’: Canes flyhalf responds to ‘underdogs’ claim
Earlier this week, former All Blacks backrower Steven Bates pinned the “underdogs” tag on the Hurricanes ahead of their top-of…
Finn Morton
13 Apr, 0:04
Hurricanes team to play the Chiefs in top of the table clash
The Hurricanes have announced their team lineup for their highly anticipated match against the Chiefs this Saturday afternoon in W…
Ben Smith
12 Apr, 21:09
‘So impressed’: Why Sam Cane has been the Chiefs’ best player this season
The undefeated Chiefs have been sensational in Super Rugby Pacific this season, but there’s one player who has impressed former …
Finn Morton
12 Apr, 20:53
Brumbies and Rugby Australia re-sign hooker on two-year deal
Rugby Australia and the Brumbies have announced that hooker Billy Pollard has signed on with Australian Rugby until the end of 202…
Ben Smith
12 Apr, 18:49
'Give this guy a crack': Potential All Black bolter Thomas Umaga-Jensen ready for next level
Highlanders second five-eighth Thomas Umaga-Jensen continued his form this season with a strong performance in the loss to the Hur…
Ben Smith
12 Apr, 2:43
Jason Holland confirms ‘discussions’ surrounding All Blacks coaching set-up
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has confirmed that there have been “a few discussions” about his potential involvement in Scott…
Finn Morton
12 Apr, 2:21
Reds lose co-captain ahead of trip to Samoa
Under-fire Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has received little help from the rugby gods after a pair of injury setbacks forced …
12 Apr, 2:03
Why Hurricanes halfback is being compared to Antoine Dupont
Six-time Super Rugby champion Bryn Hall has compared Hurricanes halfback Cam Roigard to one of the world’s best rugby players fo…
Finn Morton
12 Apr, 1:30
'Underdogs': Why the Hurricanes aren't the real deal ahead of Chiefs clash
The Hurricanes are top of the Super Rugby Pacific table but former All Black No 8 Steven Bates does not think they are the real de…
Ben Smith
11 Apr, 22:34
Why Tate McDermott has fallen down the Wallabies No 9 pecking order
Nic White and Ryan Lonergan are Eddie Jones' preferred halfbacks for Australia.
Nick Bishop
11 Apr, 9:16
New kick-off time for Hurricanes’ top-of-the-table clash with Chiefs
The Hurricanes have made a major announcement ahead of “the most important match of the season so far” on Saturday.
Finn Morton
11 Apr, 1:52
‘I said sorry’: Why All Black Codie Taylor ‘got mad’ at Richie McCaw
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is admired by rugby fans all around the world. Love him or hate him, what McCaw achieved in…
Finn Morton
11 Apr, 1:15
‘There’s no one better’: Ex-Wallaby weighs in on ‘McDermott conundrum’
After missing out on Wallabies selection earlier this month, Queensland Reds halfback Tate McDermott sent a message to Eddie Jones…
Finn Morton
10 Apr, 23:58
Have faith, Beauden Barrett will show up for the All Blacks when it matters
Beauden Barrett’s form with the Blues matters as much as today’s weather in six month’s time as far as the All Blacks are co…
Ben Smith
10 Apr, 23:45
Reds lock Angus Blyth suspended for late, high tackle
Queensland Reds lock Angus Blyth will miss three Super Rugby Pacific games for the late, high shot on Corey Toole that left the B…
10 Apr, 23:02
Ex-Wallaby calls on refs to consider ‘the old school red card’ after Angus Blyth hit
Former Wallaby Morgan Turinui believes Reds lock Angus Blyth should’ve been given a straight red card following “the world’s…
Finn Morton
10 Apr, 22:17
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week for round seven
Super Rugby Pacific has a new top dog after round seven, with the Hurricanes surging up to first on the ladder following their har…
Finn Morton
10 Apr, 20:53
Former All Black No 10 throws support behind Mo'unga as 'number one' option
Former All Black first five-eighth Carlos Spencer has backed Richie Mo'unga as his 'number one' option for the All Blacks' World C…
Ben Smith
10 Apr, 18:47
'Dan Carter, he's done': Ex-Wallaby on why Beauden Barrett can't be written off
Former Wallaby midfielder Morgan Turinui has explained why Blues first five-eighth Beauden Barrett can't be written off for the Al…
Kim Ekin
10 Apr, 18:25
Rebels Super forwards cleared of serious injuries
Beaten up by the Blues in their Super Rugby Pacific match, Melbourne received welcome news with some key forwards cleared of serio…
10 Apr, 3:37
'Players who can grow': Eddie Jones explains 'interesting' Wallabies selections
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones made international rugby headlines earlier this month as he named his first national squad ahead  of …
Finn Morton
09 Apr, 22:40
'It's there for him': Cam Roigard continues to stake All Blacks claim
Halfback Cam Roigard is shaping up as a genuine All Blacks bolter ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup after a stellar start to …
Finn Morton
09 Apr, 20:44
'That's all that matters': Beauden Barrett's message for critics after Blues' big win
Blues first five-eighth Beauden Barrett rebounded in Melbourne against the Rebels with a 54-17 win in Super Rugby Pacific.
Kim Ekin
09 Apr, 0:34
Two Wallabies injured as Blues hand Rebels a Super thrashing
Melbourne's Super Rugby Pacific clash with the Blues has ended in misery, suffering a crushing 54-17 defeat as well as losing thre…
08 Apr, 7:48
'That was challenging': Hurricanes go joint-top with win over Highlanders
Winger Salesi Rayasi has scored two tries for the Hurricanes in their 29-14 Super Rugby Pacific win over the Highlanders to take…
08 Apr, 5:42
Hurricanes player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Hurricanes have surged up to first on the Super Rugby Pacific ladder with a hard-fought 29-14 win over the Highlanders at Fors…
Finn Morton
08 Apr, 5:13
Everything you need to know about Super Rugby Pacific round seven
Heading into the final two games of Super Rugby Pacific round seven, here is everything you need to know so far about the games on…
Finn Morton
08 Apr, 1:25
How Brodie Retallick 'changed the game' for locks in New Zealand
Retallick's tireless effort around the park set an entirely new precedent for locks when he first came into Super Rugby, and he's …
Ned Lester
07 Apr, 23:56
Reds have 'the heart to keep showing up and fighting' for coach Brad Thorn
Optimistic Queensland Reds captain Liam Wright has not given up on their season, or his coach, despite Brad Thorn's fears he's run…
07 Apr, 21:20
Noah Lolesio rising to Eddie Jones' challenge after Wallabies omission
Stephen Larkham has no doubt Noah Lolesio still has a Wallabies future after the ACT Brumbies five-eighth's "superb" response to h…
07 Apr, 18:18
New in-game system sees brutal yellow card incident upgraded to red
A yellow card for a brutal head-on-head collision during the Super Rugby Pacific match between the Queensland Reds and Brumbies on…
Ian Cameron
07 Apr, 13:28
Brad Thorn comments cast serious doubt on his Reds future
Brad Thorn has cast serious doubt over his immediate coaching future after the Queensland Reds unravelled to hand the ACT Brumbies…
07 Apr, 9:24
Nic White has last laugh Brumbies end Reds' Brisbane hoodoo
Overlooked halfback Tate McDermott fired his best shots but adversary Nic White had the last laugh as the ACT Brumbies picked apar…
07 Apr, 7:48
Crusaders beat Moana Pasifika in Richie Mo'unga's milestone match
The Crusaders rallied from 21-17 down at halftime to beat last-placed Moana Pasifika 38-21 in a seventh-round match in Super Rugb…
07 Apr, 5:58
Crusaders player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
Moana arrived in Christchurch for round seven in search of their first win of the season, and looked poised to take it.
Ned Lester
07 Apr, 5:49
Live blog: Super Rugby Pacific round seven
Follow all the action in our Super Rugby Pacific round seven live blog.
Finn Morton
07 Apr, 2:22
Jordan Uelese on overcoming injuries and cancer scare for Wallabies return
Uelese was called into his first Wallabies squad in 2017 after just 28 minutes of Super Rugby and was part of their 2019 Rugby Wor…
07 Apr, 1:51
McKenzie's challenge a welcomed reignition of the All Black No 10 debate
The All Black first five debate has yet again reared it's head, eight months after Richie Mo'unga seemingly settled the dust on Ia…
Ned Lester
06 Apr, 21:42
'Ready to go to war': McDermott looking to lift Reds after Wallabies omission
Tate McDermott has the perfect opportunity to respond to his Wallabies snubbing, battling one halfback ahead of him on the depth c…
06 Apr, 20:18
What's gone wrong with Beauden Barrett?
Beauden Barrett's form has been trending downwards for the better part of a year.
06 Apr, 12:17
Fijian legend Nemani Nadolo has confirmed his retirement date
Nemani Nadolo has taken to social media to confirm that 2023 will be his last year as a professional rugby player. The 35-year-old…
Liam Heagney
06 Apr, 10:32
'Willing to work hard': Blues welcome back two All Blacks for Rebels clash
Make no mistake, the Blues know they need to “get the points” against the Rebels at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Saturday evenin…
Finn Morton
06 Apr, 1:46
Hurricanes welcome back Ardie Savea for Highlanders blockbuster
The return of world-class backrower Ardie Savea headlines a new-look Hurricanes side ahead of their highly anticipated clash with …
Finn Morton
06 Apr, 0:39
No Aaron Smith as Highlanders name team for Hurricanes clash
Super Rugby veteran Aaron Smith will not suit up for the Highlanders on Saturday night when they take on the high-flying Hurricane…
Finn Morton
06 Apr, 0:09
Don't expect Beauden Barrett to do it all himself
Players can’t be exceptional forever. Particularly the runners, as Blues first five-eighth Beauden Barrett predominantly was for…
Hamish Bidwell
05 Apr, 23:49
'It's a privilege': Why Tate McDermott re-signed with Rugby Australia and QRU
Reds co-captain Tate McDermott has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union until the end of 2027.
Finn Morton
05 Apr, 21:40
'A quality team': Brumbies looking to snap Brisbane hoodoo against rivals Reds
The ACT Brumbies have been a class above their Australian rivals this Super Rugby Pacific season but they will need to snap a se…
05 Apr, 19:43
Noah Lolesio 'confused' over Wallabies status after axing
Wallabies great Stephen Larkham hopes another national team axing for Noah Lolesio won't shatter the young five-eighth's confidenc…
05 Apr, 19:35
Richie Mo'unga set for milestone match against Moana Pasifika
Playmaker Richie Mo’unga will play his 100th match in Crusaders colours on Friday night when the defending Super Rugby Pacific c…
Finn Morton
04 Apr, 22:54
Reds axe Vunivalu, bench O'Connor for Brumbies
James O'Connor has been benched by the Queensland Reds in favour of third-choice playmaker Lawson Creighton, while Suliasi Vunival…
04 Apr, 22:21
Is Jed Holloway the man to fix Australia's lineout woes?
One of Eddie Jones' first tasks will be righting the Wallabies lineout.
Nick Bishop
03 Apr, 10:14
Brumbies beat Tahs in Eddie Jones' unofficial Wallabies trial match
A 77th-minute Corey Toole try has allowed the Brumbies to extend their streak against the NSW Waratahs to 11 games after stealing …
01 Apr, 7:18
Drua blast Rebels off the park with try blitz in Fiji
Melbourne have been blasted off the park in a frantic opening 40 minutes, falling to Fijian Drua 38-28 in their Super Rugby Pacifi…
01 Apr, 4:54
Blues player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
The Blues faced an almighty challenge in Hamilton for round six of Super Rugby Pacific, squaring off with the unbeaten Chiefs in t…
Ned Lester
01 Apr, 4:39
Chiefs survive late onslaught from Blues to stay unbeaten
Winger Emoni Narawa has scored two first-half tries as the Chiefs extended their winning start to the Super Rugby Pacific season t…
01 Apr, 4:37
Chiefs player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs have bucked their recent trend of suffering at the hands of the Blues, holding tight for a 20-13 win over their 'big br…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Apr, 4:28
Watch: 'Fairness' of Willi Heinz's sneaky try questioned
While the ball was placed on the line, Australian pundits took another look at the play postgame and had questions over whether su…
Ned Lester
31 Mar, 19:33
Former Worcester halfback finding 'silver lining' in Super Rugby
Gareth Simpson says the heartbreak of watching English club Worcester implode was one of the key factors that attracted him to the…
31 Mar, 18:28
Crusaders player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Pacific
After a shaky start to the season, the Crusaders have started to string some good wins together and while they entered Queensland …
Ned Lester
31 Mar, 7:00
Reds rue squandered early chances in latest loss to the Crusaders
The depleted Crusaders have made it 12 straight wins over the Queensland Reds, who are again counting the costs of unforced errors…
31 Mar, 7:00
Bolts from the blue could reinvigorate Wallabies
Eddie Jones will name his first Wallabies training squad on Sunday.
31 Mar, 5:19
Highlanders heap more misery on Moana Pasifika
The Dunedin, New Zealand-based Highlanders have dominated the second half after a tight and high-scoring first half to beat Moana …
31 Mar, 4:50
Eddie Jones adds Wallaby selection spice to Brumbies v Waratahs clash
Speaking on his weekly podcast titled Eddie, Jones said the GIO Stadium match could impact selections in his first Wallabies train…
31 Mar, 2:43
Another Blues departure sparks concern from former NZR chief
The problem isn't just limited to the players either, Moffett also shared concern over the recent All Blacks coaching selection pr…
Ned Lester
30 Mar, 22:31
Brumbies coach Larkham speaks on state of Waratahs rivalry
They host the NSW Waratahs on Saturday and will shoot for an 11th consecutive win against their old enemies, a winning streak ACT …
30 Mar, 19:59
Len Ikitau re-signs with Brumbies through until 2025
Rugby Australia have announced the re-signing of rising Brumbies and Wallabies star Len Ikitau, who has confirmed his commitment t…
Kim Ekin
30 Mar, 19:26
'Bloody awesome': Rising star Segner on challenging Blues' All Blacks for game time
German-born Anton Segner is rising through the ranks at the Blues after joining the Super Rugby side last season, showing a gritty…
Ned Lester
30 Mar, 18:21
Why Eddie Jones is off the mark about the Wallabies' new tactics
Possession-based rugby is alive and well - perhaps just not in Australia.
Nick Bishop
30 Mar, 5:59
Brad Thorn addresses speculation around his Reds future
Brad Thorn hasn't stopped for 30 years but admits he needs to find time soon to figure out his next move.
30 Mar, 4:29
Brad Thorn warns of unseen effect of Suaalii switch
Brad Thorn hopes Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii thrives after his code switch but is wary of the cash splash as the Queensland Reds battle.…
30 Mar, 3:46
'It stings': Waratahs on Brumbies claiming win streak has killed rivalry
The teams square off at GIO Stadium on Saturday night after ACT chairman Matt Nobbs declared 'Tah Week' had lost its aura with his…
30 Mar, 1:32
Brumbies back to full compliment against Waratahs
After being rested in line with Rugby Australia's Rugby World Cup policy, James Slipper, Rob Valetini, Pete Samu, Nic White, and T…
Kim Ekin
29 Mar, 23:40
Kellaway to make season debut as Rebels travel to Suva
Saturday's return is timely for the pair, with new Wallabies coach Eddie Jones set to name his first World Cup training squad on S…
29 Mar, 23:09
Young guns named alongside All Blacks in Hurricanes team to play Force
With momentum high following the team’s 4th victory in their last 5 matches, Head Coach Jason Holland has named a side mixed wi…
Kim Ekin
29 Mar, 22:53
Blues anticipate 'epic' contest with team named to visit unbeaten Chiefs
Blues talisman lock, Patrick Tuipulotu, returns to the 23 this weekend along with a host of All Black talent to face the Chiefs.
Kim Ekin
29 Mar, 21:51
Chiefs roll out A-team for 'barn-stormer' Blues battle
The Gallagher Chiefs will start with a forward pack boasting a collective 675 caps at this level, and a backline with an average o…
Kim Ekin
29 Mar, 21:16
The little known international team that Scott Robertson has already coached
“We not only had Razor; there was also Tabai Matson, Brent Frew, Dallas Seymour coaching our fifteens and sevens, as well as tra…
Frankie Deges
29 Mar, 16:52
Joseph Suaalii recruitment a triumph even if Wallabies out of reach
Joseph Suaalii's recruitment by Rugby Australia could have a long-lasting effect.
Tom Vinicombe
29 Mar, 10:47
'I don't really know what's happening': Force star battles through Achilles injury
Western Force hooker Folau Fainga'a continues to battle an Achilles tendon injury and will take things day by day in a bid to play…
29 Mar, 1:16
'Was a good learning experience': Rebels ready for fierce challenge against Drua
Fullback Joe Pincus says the Melbourne Rebels' hit and run mission to Fiji in the Super Rugby Pacific pre-season has them well-p…
29 Mar, 1:14
AB star to return from injury after being named on the Highlanders' bench
All Blacks flanker Shannon Frizell is in line for his Super Rugby Pacific return this Friday after being named on the bench for th…
Finn Morton
28 Mar, 23:36
Scott Barrett granted rest exemption as Crusaders name team for Reds clash
Crusaders captain Scott Barrett will lead the team again this week after being granted an exemption from New Zealand Rugby’s res…
Finn Morton
28 Mar, 23:13
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week for round five
The fifth round of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign is in the books. Here's the TOTW for Round Five.
Finn Morton
28 Mar, 20:40
Brumbies looking to 'sort out' the Waratahs after suffering first loss
The Brumbies say they've taken lessons from their first loss of the Super Rugby Pacific season ahead of crunch match versus the W…
28 Mar, 17:09
All Black wing Reece confirmed to be out for season
Crusaders winger Sevu Reece has been ruled out for the rest of the season after confirmation the All Black suffered an ACL injury …
Ben Smith
28 Mar, 16:58
Time's running out as the Roger Tuivasa-Sheck debate rages on
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck might not be the best No 12 in Auckland, let alone New Zealand.
Nick Bishop
27 Mar, 8:05
'Why are we doing that?': Reds calls out 'stupid' play after Rebels loss
Cutting out the "stupid" penalties remains on top of the Queensland Reds' to-do list after another frustrating loss.
27 Mar, 0:24
Hurricanes announce return of ex-England international Shields
The Hurricanes have made a signing announcement today, bringing back their former star player and England international, Brad Shie…
Kim Ekin
27 Mar, 0:14
Blues romp to Super Rugby U20s title
The Blues have emerged victorious in the Bunnings Warehouse Super Rugby U20s Championship.
Ian Cameron
26 Mar, 5:04
Blues player ratings vs Force | Super Rugby Pacific
The Blues rebounded from the loss to the Crusaders with a 30-17 win over the Western Force at Eden Park.
Ben Smith
26 Mar, 1:18
Western Force no match for new-look Blues in Auckland
The Western Force's struggles in New Zealand have continued with a 30-17 loss to the highly professional Blues.
26 Mar, 1:04
'Really frustrating': Injury updates on Will Jordan and Ethan Blackadder
Crusaders coaches Scott Robertson and James Marshall have provided injury updates on two key players following the title holders…
Finn Morton
26 Mar, 0:55
Rebels' form No 10 pushing for Wallabies World Cup berth
The 22-year-old is one of the form playmakers of the Super Rugby Pacific competition, named player of the match in the Rebels' pul…
25 Mar, 23:30
Brad Thorn's Reds fall as Rebels hang on Super Rugby thriller
Melbourne have won a helter-skelter Super Rugby Pacific clash against Queensland with the lead changing hands six times at AAMI Pa…
25 Mar, 7:07
Hurricanes blow away Moana Pasifika in Super Rugby
Moana Pasifika's torrid start to this season's Super Rugby Pacific goes on thanks to a 59-0 hammering by the title-chasing Hurrica…
25 Mar, 6:03
NRL won't open war chest to stop rugby union defections
Andrew Abdo has declared the NRL will not open a war chest to stop players moving to rugby union.
25 Mar, 4:44
'Been a long time coming': Highlanders win big against Fijian Drua
The injury-hit Highlanders conceded the first try of the match, then scored five of their own in the first half on the way to a 57…
25 Mar, 4:32
Hurricanes player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
The Hurricanes are the real deal. Without some of their key All Blacks, including the likes of Jordie Barrett and Tyrel Lomax, the…
Finn Morton
25 Mar, 4:22
Highlanders player ratings vs Drua | Super Rugby Pacific
Just when the injury woes for the Highlanders looked to be easing, four players go down in the 24 hours before the round five matc…
Ned Lester
25 Mar, 2:08
'I'm proud': Damian McKenzie reflects on 'special' Chiefs milestone
Damian McKenzie etched his name into Super Rugby history on Friday night as the playmaker became the latest player to reach a “s…
Finn Morton
24 Mar, 21:40
Force 'bromance' lending chemistry to 'excitement machines' in backline
Force fullback Chase Tiatia has relished the chance to rekindle his "bromance" with Toni Pulu, and he has plenty of love for the r…
24 Mar, 20:21
Why Carter Gordon might just be the Wallabies' last hope
Carter Gordon has made a promising start to the Super Rugby Pacific season.
Nick Bishop
24 Mar, 19:42
Waratahs nightmare start to season continues as Chiefs add to woes
The unbeaten, table-topping Chiefs have heaped more pain on the NSW Waratahs with an uninspiring 24-14 Super Rugby Pacific victory…
24 Mar, 8:02
Crusaders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
The reigning champions hosting an unbeaten Brumbies is a mouth-watering prospect and despite the Crusaders' shaky start to 2023, t…
Ned Lester
24 Mar, 4:39
Everything you need to know about Super Rugby Pacific round five
Defending Super Rugby Pacific champions the Crusaders recorded an emphatic 18-point win over the previously undefeated Brumbies to…
Finn Morton
24 Mar, 4:20
Brumbies unbeaten streak ends as Crusaders win big in Christchurch
A short-handed Brumbies line-up has been brushed aside in Christchurch, smashed 35-17 by the Crusaders in their Super Rugby Paci…
24 Mar, 4:17
Live blog: Super Rugby Pacific Round Five
Follow the action in the live blog.
Finn Morton
24 Mar, 0:30
Super Rugby Pacific Round Five preview
Following a slow start to their campaign, the Crusaders lived up to their ‘champions’ moniker with a vintage display against t…
Finn Morton
23 Mar, 22:23
Hurricanes recruiting former captain to help fill impending Savea void
Jason Holland and the Hurricanes are looking to recruit some wise-heads for 2024, in addition to the abundance of young talent com…
Ned Lester
23 Mar, 20:23
How three refugees of England rugby landed Down Under after club cull
A trio of former Premiership players have landed in Perth.
23 Mar, 18:14
Brumbies set to answer Jones' call in Christchurch
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has called on Australia's Super Rugby Pacific teams to prove themselves against New Zealand opposition…
23 Mar, 16:59
Reds privately seething over incident involving Wallaby prospect
The Queensland Reds are seething privately by the lack of action after playmaker Tom Lynagh was concussed and likely ruled out for…
23 Mar, 5:32
The All Black Cam Roigard 'tried to mould my game around'
As the adage goes, you should never meet your heroes – but Hurricanes halfback Cam Roigard would have to disagree.
Finn Morton
23 Mar, 2:25
Waratahs won't blame injury crisis for 'frustrating' run
Skipper Jake Gordon is refusing to use his side's injury crisis as any excuse as the NSW Waratahs' top-four ambitions go on the li…
22 Mar, 23:20
RTS set for lengthy sideline stint; six ABs rested as Blues name team
Blues midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will miss “at least a month” of Super Rugby Pacific with a hand injury, while another All…
Finn Morton
22 Mar, 23:11
Highlanders welcome back key players for Drua clash
Two big name players are set to return for the Highlanders on Saturday when they take on the Fijian Drua at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Finn Morton
22 Mar, 21:59
'Always a danger': Canes coach reacts to Jordie Barrett's Storm session
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has dismissed any chance of a possible code switch for Jordie Barrett, saying the All Blacks midfie…
Finn Morton
22 Mar, 21:32
All Black prop returns as rest week forces changes for Hurricanes
Former All Black prop Owen Franks will return to the Hurricanes starting side for their clash with Moana Pasifika at Mt Smart Stad…
Ben Smith
22 Mar, 21:05
Wallaby prop Alaalatoa won't change style after concussions
Allan Alaalatoa says he won't change the way he plays when the Brumbies captain and Wallabies star returns from his latest concuss…
22 Mar, 15:56
'He's had a tremendous start to his career': Reds star Tom Lynagh ruled out
Tom Lynagh's rapid rugby ascension has been curbed, the Queensland Reds playmaker likely to miss the side's next two Super Rugb…
22 Mar, 2:43
Brumbies missing seven Wallabies for trip to Christchurch
The Brumbies will attack their biggest test of the Super Rugby Pacific season short-handed, missing seven Wallabies for the trip…
22 Mar, 2:35
Why Brumbies star needs to be in Eddie Jones' RWC plans
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just around the corner, Brumbies halfback Ryan Lonergan may have given Wallabies coach Eddie Jo…
Finn Morton
21 Mar, 23:55
Damian McKenzie to reach Chiefs milestone against Waratahs
Playmaker Damian McKenzie will play his 100th match in Chiefs colours on Friday night when they take on the NSW Waratahs at Sydney…
Finn Morton
21 Mar, 22:39
No Sam Whitelock as Crusaders name team for Brumbies blockbuster
Super Ruby veteran Sam Whitelock will not play against the Brumbies on Friday night after being left out of the Crusaders’ team …
Finn Morton
21 Mar, 21:45
'Maybe it is possible': Hurricanes star emerges as potential RWC 'bolter'
By his own admission, Cam Roigard is coming off his “best performance in the Canes jersey” after the halfback scored a double …
Finn Morton
21 Mar, 20:43
Two more All Blacks struck down by injury at the Crusaders
The Crusaders injury crisis has deepened with the loss of two more All Blacks in Sevu Reece and Sam Whitelock. 
Ben Smith
21 Mar, 19:46
Brutal 'hard truths' leave Force primed for Blues clash
Western Force captain Michael Wells has given an insight into the team's brutal analysis of games, saying players need to feel emb…
21 Mar, 2:45
'Play footy that's inspiring': Rebels to keep playing running rugby
21 Mar, 2:36
'Need to pull my finger out': Wallabies centre on Tahs' slow start
No player is taking more responsibility for the NSW Waratahs' shabby start to the Super Rugby Pacific season than Izaia Perese.
21 Mar, 1:00
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week for round four
The fourth round of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific season didn’t disappoint.
Finn Morton
20 Mar, 21:52
The former All Black halfback that Cam Roigard is drawing comparisons with
Hurricanes halfback Cam Roigard has made a name for himself with regular Super Rugby game time as veteran TJ Perenara recovers fro…
Kim Ekin
20 Mar, 16:40
This kid Dallas McLeod is All Black material
Sometimes a prospect just emerges who has all the tools, whilst it would be remiss to hand a black jersey based on one game, McLeo…
Ben Smith
20 Mar, 0:38
'Just a difficult situation': Spotlight on Tuivasa-Sheck's defence after Crusaders loss
Blues midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's defensive technique has come under the spotlight in the wake of the Blues 34-28 loss to the…
Kim Ekin
19 Mar, 21:57
Reds defy Drua's late charge to win Super Rugby thriller
The Queensland Reds have defied another fast Fijian Drua finish, hanging on for a 27-24 Super Rugby Pacific win in Brisbane.
19 Mar, 3:24
'The boys are ready': Highlanders escape with comeback win over Force
The Western Force have missed a chance in New Zealand after the Highlanders escaped with a comeback Super Rugby Pacific win in I…
19 Mar, 1:17
Highlanders player ratings vs Force | Super Rugby Pacific
After seven lead changes the Highlanders pulled away to secure a 43-35 victory and their first win of the season. Here's how they …
Ben Smith
19 Mar, 0:38
Everything you need to know about Super Rugby Pacific round four
Heading into the final two games of Super Rugby Pacific round four here is everything you need to know so far after the weekend's …
Ben Smith
18 Mar, 22:11
'That's not us': Razor defends Crusaders' cynical play in red zone against Blues
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has defended his side's approach to defending in the red zone after his side came away with a…
Ben Smith
18 Mar, 20:54
'Just heartbreak for them': Crusaders defence praised for two key plays against Blues
Former All Black Jeff Wilson and ex-Black Fern Honey Hireme have praised the efforts of the Crusaders defence which proved critica…
Kim Ekin
18 Mar, 18:58
Crusaders hat-trick hero Leicester Fainga'anuku played through rib injury
It was Crusaders left wing Leicester Fainga'anuku who stole the show with a hat-trick of tries against the Blues at Eden Park.
Ben Smith
18 Mar, 17:16
Brumbies beat Moana Pasifika in Super score-fest
A heavy dose of lineout power has carried the Brumbies to a fourth straight Super Rugby Pacific win, seeing off Moana Pasifika in …
18 Mar, 6:47
'We were lucky': Crusaders beat Blues in all-time Super Rugby classic
Winger Leicester Fainga'anuku scored three tries for the Christchurch-based Crusaders who held on to beat the Auckland-based Blues…
18 Mar, 5:03
Crusaders player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
The grand final rematch comes at an intriguing time for the Crusaders, having won just one match from three in 2023 and having suf…
Ned Lester
18 Mar, 4:17
Blues player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Blues have fallen to a 34-28 defeat at the hands of the Crusaders in Auckland. Who were the home side's best performers on the…
Tom Vinicombe
18 Mar, 4:17
Watch: Blues winger Mark Telea scores 'outstanding' try vs Crusaders
Mark Telea just can’t be stopped when he’s in this kind of form. The Blues winger has scored one of the individual tries of th…
Finn Morton
18 Mar, 3:33
'It hasn't come easy': Drua hero Kemu Valetini opens up on tough '10 years'
Fijian Drua flyhalf Kemu Valetini will hold a special place in rugby history after kicking the winning penalty goal against the ch…
Finn Morton
18 Mar, 3:01
Chiefs remain unbeaten with big win over Rebels
Melbourne have scored four tries against the unbeaten Super Rugby Pacific leaders, but the Chiefs recovered from a poor start to…
18 Mar, 2:01
Chiefs player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs are now unbeaten through four rounds of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign after putting on a show against the …
Finn Morton
18 Mar, 1:48
'It is unbelievable': Saracens halfback to realise Super Rugby 'dream'
Saracens halfback Gareth Simpson will realise his Super Rugby “dream” on Sunday when the Western Force take on the Highlanders…
Finn Morton
17 Mar, 23:40
Coleman: Waratahs down but not out after disappointing start
A 1-3 start to their Super Rugby campaign has hit the Waratahs' hopes of a top-four finish but coach Darren Coleman says his side …
17 Mar, 23:29
Fijian Drua's 'structured chaos' awaits Reds at Suncorp
James O'Connor is wary of Fijian Drua's "structured chaos" as he prepares for his first start of the Super Rugby Pacific season in…
17 Mar, 19:47
Tough NZ tour breeds opportunity for Force concreter
He's a concreter by trade, but Western Force back rower Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco wants to do everything he can to make his Super Ru…
17 Mar, 18:55
Have Hurricanes halves provided a glimpse at All Blacks future?
Cam Roigard and Brett Cameron will forge a strong halves combo for the Hurricanes.
17 Mar, 11:17
Waratahs' tough start to season continues with loss to Hurricanes
Another eye-catching display from teenage son of a gun Max Jorgensen hasn't saved the NSW Waratahs from a worrying third Super Ru…
17 Mar, 4:32
Hurricanes player ratings vs Waratahs | Super Rugby Pacific
Following a tough loss to the Blues in Round Three, the Hurricanes have returned to winning ways after putting on an attacking cli…
Finn Morton
17 Mar, 4:10
Watch: 18yo Max Jorgensen scores incredible try vs Hurricanes
Rising star Max Jorgensen may have scored one of the tries of the season during a thrilling first half against the Hurricanes on F…
Finn Morton
17 Mar, 3:02
Live blog: Super Rugby Pacific Round Four
Round Four of Super Rugby Pacific continues on Saturday with a rematch of last year's final between the Blues and Crusaders at Ede…
Finn Morton
17 Mar, 1:13
Super Rugby Pacific Round Four preview
The fourth round of Super Rugby Pacific gets underway on Friday night with a highly anticipated blockbuster between the Hurricanes…
Finn Morton
17 Mar, 0:47
Injury-riddled Highlanders name team to take on Force
Sunday afternoon rugby makes a rare appearance on the Highlanders calendar with a game against the Western Force in Invercargill.
Kim Ekin
16 Mar, 21:15
Minimal changes as the Drua eye another big win
Following their historic win over the defending champion Crusaders, the Fijian Drua have announced an unchanged 23-man player grou…
Kim Ekin
16 Mar, 18:38
O'Connor to start as Reds host dangerous Drua
Jock Campbell will also return to the run-on team at fullback, with the Queensland forward pack remaining unchanged after last wee…
Kim Ekin
16 Mar, 17:38
Conflicted emotions as Brumbies legend Leali'ifano returns home in opposition colours
Emotions will be high when Christian Leali'ifano returns to Canberra for the first time as a Moana Pasifika player to battle his f…
16 Mar, 17:12
Force add Saracens halfback for Highlanders clash
The Western Force have pulled a selection surprise by naming Saracens halfback Gareth Simpson for his Super Rugby Pacific debut …
16 Mar, 2:43
Skipper puts pressure on Waratahs' back row to deliver
Skipper Jake Gordon has placed the onus on his back row to step up as the NSW Waratahs attempt a daring hit-and-run job on the hig…
16 Mar, 2:34
No McKenzie, Weber or Cane in Chiefs team to play Rebels
The Chiefs will turn to a new-look halves combination and the high-flying Shaun Stevenson on Saturday when they take on the Rebels…
Finn Morton
16 Mar, 1:46
Fraser McReight wants Wallabies 'bucket list' moment with Harry Wilson
Fraser McReight wants to wear a gold jersey alongside good mate Harry Wilson and hopes he'll follow his lead after committing to A…
16 Mar, 1:03
'Hungry and determined': Blues name star-studded side for GF rematch
All Blacks Mark Telea is set to return for the Blues this weekend when they take on the champion Crusaders in their highly anticip…
Finn Morton
16 Mar, 0:55
Return of Richie Mo'unga headlines new-look Crusaders for GF rematch
The return of playmaker Richie Mo’unga headlines a new-look Crusaders team, as the title holders look to get their season back o…
Finn Morton
15 Mar, 22:56
Rising star Max Jorgensen set to start at fullback vs Hurricanes
Teenage sensation Max Jorgensen will start at fullback for the Waratahs when they take on the Hurricanes in Wellington this Friday…
Finn Morton
15 Mar, 22:38
'Best that I say nothing': Scott Robertson coy over All Blacks future
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson made international headlines earlier this year after dropping an All Blacks coaching bombshell ahe…
Finn Morton
15 Mar, 20:46
'I've got to perform': Asafo Aumua discusses his RWC ambitions
With this year’s Rugby World Cup just a matter of months away, there are a number of players in New Zealand with a genuine point…
Finn Morton
15 Mar, 2:09
'Don't poke the bear': The Waratahs' plan for Ardie Savea
The NSW Waratahs, wisely, have no plans to rattle Ardie Savea's cage when the destructive back-rower makes his return from suspens…
15 Mar, 1:07
'I wasn't really thinking': Drua super sub reflects on 'unreal' debut vs Crusaders
Fijian Drua debutant Kemu Valetini forged his name into Super Rugby history with an 83rd minute penalty goal against the champion …
Finn Morton
15 Mar, 0:51
Captain Ardie Savea named for Hurricanes return vs the Waratahs
Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea will make his return to the starting side on Friday after serving a one game suspension for a throa…
Finn Morton
14 Mar, 22:43
'Got no firepower': Why the Highlanders need 'a guy like a Shaun Stevenson'
Former Super Rugby lock Joe Wheeler believes the Highlanders need to sign “a guy like a Shaun Stevenson” next season, followin…
Finn Morton
14 Mar, 20:50
Gone are the days when Super Rugby captured interest for its own sake
The Super Rugby Pacific season has well-and-truly started, after all, not that you’d really know from what’s getting written.
Hamish Bidwell
14 Mar, 18:28
Rebels star emerges as Wallabies 'bolter' ahead of Chiefs clash
With a spring in their step after cracking their first win of the Super Rugby Pacific season, Melbourne know they will have to l…
14 Mar, 1:23
'These boys are straight from the island': A year in the gym has bulked up the Drua
Drua assistant coach Glen Jackson said the win was 'everything' for the island with some fans likening the result to Fiji beating …
Kim Ekin
14 Mar, 1:09
Why Fergus Burke could be the Crusaders' 'solution at fullback'
Defending Super Rugby Pacific champions the Crusaders were dealt a cruel blow last weekend, with David Havili having been replaced…
Finn Morton
14 Mar, 0:46
'They're really here to compete': Reds wary of 'tough' Drua
Not that they needed one, but the Queensland Reds have received a warning shot from Fijian Drua's momentous defeat of the Crusader…
14 Mar, 0:09
Why Tuivasa-Sheck 'absolutely is in the mix' for RWC squad
Blues midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has made a statement in the No. 12 jersey in Super Rugby Pacific this season.
Finn Morton
13 Mar, 23:22
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week for round three
Round three of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific season will go down in history as one of competitions most memorable weekends eve…
Finn Morton
13 Mar, 22:22
Crusaders suffer loss as All Black prop ruled out for the season
Tighthead prop Fletcher Newell has succumbed to a foot injury suffered against the Chiefs and will miss the rest of the season.
Kim Ekin
13 Mar, 21:24
Waratahs not hitting the panic button after shock loss to Rebels
The NSW Waratahs aren't pushing the panic button despite their below-par start to the Super Rugby Pacific season.
13 Mar, 15:59
Why Noah Lolesio could be on the cusp of seizing Australia's No 10 jersey
There are already distinct signs that Stephen Larkham’s tutelage is bearing fruit for Noah Lolesio.
Nick Bishop
13 Mar, 13:52
'Never too old to debut': Wallaby star's brother becomes the hero for the Fijian Drua
Brother Kemu had produced a magical sporting moment, slotting a penalty goal after the siren to earn Fijian Drua a win over the Cr…
13 Mar, 1:06
The All Blacks injury list just three rounds into Super Rugby
Round three of Super Rugby Pacific took a toll for the New Zealand sides as a number of All Blacks were forced from the field in t…
Kim Ekin
12 Mar, 19:46
Ex-All Black fullback backs Shaun Stevenson for a call-up
Chiefs fullback Shaun Stevenson has received the endorsement of former All Black fullback Israel Dagg for a potential call up in 2…
Kim Ekin
12 Mar, 17:04
Western Force lose Wallaby hooker ahead of NZ tour
The Western Force are set to replace one Wallabies hooker with another for their Super Rugby Pacific clash with the Highlanders.
11 Mar, 23:26
Brumbies player ratings v Reds | Super Rugby Pacific
The Brumbies started strong, with two quick tries to start the first half, but a combination of poor execution and a dogged fightb…
Jack O'Rourke
11 Mar, 22:58
Hoskins Sotutu stakes claim for All Blacks No 8 in Savea's absence
The 24-year-old was instrumental for the Blues in their 25-19 win over the Hurricanes, coming up with big plays in big moments to …
Ben Smith
11 Mar, 19:34
'Best form of his life': Reds' Wallaby winger pushing fullback claim after double
The Wallabies have no shortage of quality fullback options for this year's Rugby World Cup, with Tom Wright and Jordan Petaia the …
11 Mar, 15:23
After-the-siren penalty lifts Force to win over Moana
Thirteen-man Western Force have scored a penalty after the final siren to secure a remarkable 21-18 win over Moana Pasifika at HBF…
11 Mar, 9:05
Blues dig deep with 'character searching performance' against Canes
Following a thrilling game-of-two-halves against the Hurricanes at Sky Stadium, the Blues have left the capital with a hard-fought…
Finn Morton
11 Mar, 6:15
Brumbies continue unbeaten run with thrilling win over Reds
The Brumbies have continued their unblemished start to the Super Rugby Pacific season with a 23-17 win against the Queensland Re…
11 Mar, 6:00
Hurricanes coach reflects on 'disappointing' first half vs Blues
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has described his sides first half performance as “disappointing” following their tense 19-25 l…
Finn Morton
11 Mar, 5:10
Blues player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
The Blues have escaped from Wellington with a 25-19 victory over the Hurricanes to jump to second place on the Super Rugby Pacific…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Mar, 3:36
Hurricanes player ratings v Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
The Hurricanes have been beaten for the first time this season, after going down in a thrilling contest against New Zealand rivals…
Finn Morton
11 Mar, 3:29
Fijian Drua stun Crusaders in Super Rugby boilover
Fijian Drua recorded the biggest win of their two seasons in Super Rugby Pacific on Saturday with a stunning 25-24 upset of the …
11 Mar, 1:41
Watch: Fijian Drua leave it late in historic win over Crusaders
The Fijian Drua’s historic win over defending Super Rugby Pacific champions the Crusaders at Churchill Park couldn’t have been…
Finn Morton
11 Mar, 1:07
Crusaders player ratings vs Fijian Drua | Super Rugby Pacific
Boiling hot conditions in Lautoka hosted round three's Super Rugby Pacific matchup between the Crusaders and the Fijian Drua.
Ned Lester
11 Mar, 0:52
Recap: Super Rugby Pacific R3 night two blog
Defending Super Rugby Pacific champions the Crusaders have travelled to Lautoka, Fiji, for an historic clash against the Drua at C…
Finn Morton
10 Mar, 22:22
Highlanders took realist approach by benching All Blacks over opening rounds
In a side that has already had its depth heavily questioned, Dermody emphasised the importance of managing his All Blacks players …
Ned Lester
10 Mar, 21:14
James O'Connor eyes Wallabies revival after 'deflating' 2022
James O'Connor's chances of a Wallabies recall have increased with Eddie Jones at the helm.
Jim Tucker
10 Mar, 14:38
Incumbent All Blacks' pain could be Shaun Stevenson's gain
A refresh on the wings could once again be on the cards for the All Blacks.
Tom Vinicombe
10 Mar, 14:31
Rising star Carter Gordon steers Rebels to first win of the season
Melbourne playmaker Carter Gordon has delivered his best Super Rugby Pacific showing to steer his team to their first win of the…
10 Mar, 5:55
Waratahs player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Pacific
The Waratahs have been beaten in a thriller against Australian rivals the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park, losing 34-27.
Finn Morton
10 Mar, 5:45
Damian McKenzie stakes All Blacks claim as Chiefs beat Highlanders
Flyhalf Damian McKenzie sent another reminder of his ability to the All Blacks selectors as he guided the Chiefs to a 28-7 win ove…
10 Mar, 3:39
'Overwhelming sense of frustration': Force vow to make amends after big loss
The Western Force have promised to bring the fire against Moana Pasifika as they attempt to make amends for last week's 71-20 loss…
10 Mar, 3:22
Highlanders player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
The Highlanders tough start to the season has gone from bad to worse after losing to the Chiefs 28-7 at FMG Stadium in Hamilton on…
Finn Morton
10 Mar, 3:13
Recap: Super Rugby Pacific round three blog
The ladder-leading Chiefs will play their first game at home this season on Friday night, and it’s an absolutely doozy against N…
Finn Morton
10 Mar, 0:50
'Well done to that fan': Eddie Jones reacts to leaked Wallabies draft
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones made international headlines last weekend after he was caught drafting a potential Wallabies squad dur…
Finn Morton
10 Mar, 0:22
'Some of the best players in Australia' to square off in SR blockbuster
Three contenders for the Wallabies' fullback job at this year's World Cup will square off on Saturday night when the ACT Brumbies …
09 Mar, 23:00
The future of the Hurricanes No 8 jersey to be tested in Savea's absence
Wellington sensation Peter Lakai will step into the Hurricanes No 8 jersey this weekend against a formidable Blues loose forward t…
Ned Lester
09 Mar, 17:07
Rebels ready for back-row 'battle' against Waratahs
Melbourne are preparing for a back-row battle for the ages in their Super Rugby Pacific shoot-out against the NSW Waratahs, as t…
09 Mar, 0:53
Injured All Black 'on track' for Super Rugby return this season
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland believes injured All Black TJ Perenara is “on track to be playing” before the end of this year…
Finn Morton
09 Mar, 0:33
How 'friendly rivalry' is keeping Reds fullbacks on their toes
Jock Campbell admits there's plenty Jordan Petaia can do that he and others can't but insists he brings his own strengths in the b…
08 Mar, 23:07
Scott Barrett set to reach Crusaders milestone against Fijian Drua
Captain Scott Barrett is set to make his 100th appearance for the Crusaders on Saturday afternoon when the defending Super Rugby c…
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 22:46
Star winger ruled out of Blues' trip to the capital
All Blacks winger Mark Telea will miss the Blues’ trip to the capital this weekend after copping “a wee head knock” against …
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 22:13
All Black first five set for Hurricanes debut against the Blues
The Hurricanes have named their team for Saturday's double-header against the Blues at Sky Stadium in Wellington.
Kim Ekin
08 Mar, 17:59
'Want to represent Ireland': Why former Force star left Aussie rugby behind
Former Junior Wallabies squad member Byron Ralston will always be remembered as the player who scored the Western Force’s first …
Finn Morton
08 Mar, 0:50
'They've rallied around him': Hurricanes head coach explains Savea's tough week
Hurricanes head coach Jason Holland has addressed the media after Ardie Savea received a one-week ban from the SANZAAR judicial co…
Kim Ekin
07 Mar, 23:29
Ladder-leading Chiefs name team to play Highlanders
The ladder-leading Chiefs have made four changes to their starting XV as they prepare to take on the winless Highlanders at Hamilt…
Finn Morton
07 Mar, 21:26
Highlanders welcome back Aaron Smith for Chiefs clash
All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith is set to make his Super Rugby Pacific season debut on Friday as the Highlanders look to get their…
Finn Morton
07 Mar, 20:45
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week for round two
All 12 Super Rugby Pacific teams played at Melbourne’s AAMI Park in round two, and three day rugby festival didn’t disappoint.
Finn Morton
07 Mar, 20:07
Wallaby hooker on where the New Zealand teams are better
The Wallabies rake felt the way their team handled the pressure and then took the game up a gear boded well for coming games again…
07 Mar, 14:49
SANZAAR statement: Savea banned following throat-slitting gesture
All Blacks back-rower Ardie Savea has copped a ban following his throat-slitting gesture towards a Rebels player during last weeke…
Liam Heagney
07 Mar, 6:30
'We've finally got some great depth coming off the bench'
The NSW Waratahs believe their second-half rampage against Fijian Drua shows their progress as a Super Rugby Pacific force.
07 Mar, 6:18
Reds tyro feeling the pressure to replace 'once-in-a-generation player'
Zane Nonggorr has leant on ACT Brumbies prop James Slipper for scrum tips in the past but they might dry up if the Queensland Reds…
07 Mar, 3:34
New Super Rugby laws exposing team depth and player fitness
In round one of Super Rugby Pacific, the average ball-in-play time was a whole two minutes higher than the 2022 season average an…
Ned Lester
06 Mar, 23:45
Hurricanes prop handed suspension after red card against Rebels
Hurricanes reserve prop Tevita Mafileo has been handed a three-week suspension by the SANZAAR judicial committee.
Kim Ekin
06 Mar, 20:33
'You don't get to cry': Western Force vow to never repeat 51 point hammering
Western Force coach Simon Cron says there's no time to cry about his team's woeful 71-20 loss to the Queensland Reds.
05 Mar, 23:42
Jordie Barrett tipped to retain All Black 12 jersey despite pressure from Havili and RTS
Three candidates for the All Blacks second five-eighth position put their hands up with starring performances in round two of Supe…
Ben Smith
05 Mar, 20:31
'Move on, he's apologised': Ex-All Blacks weigh in on Ardie Savea's gesture
The Hurricanes captain was yellow carded after getting involved in scuffle near the goal line against the Rebels.
Kim Ekin
05 Mar, 18:20
'We've got to beat them': Eddie Jones' hard line message to Aussie Super teams
New Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones spent the Super round in Melbourne assessing all five Australian Super teams.
Ben Smith
05 Mar, 15:10
'He looks like a choirboy': Brad Thorn on what he respects most about Reds new flyhalf
Queensland Reds playmaker Tom Lynagh continues to prove he's no "nepo baby" with another rousing performance.
05 Mar, 14:29
'A lot of courage': Brumbies 'pleased' with hard-fought Super Round win
Playing on a hot afternoon in Melbourne, the Brumbies showed plenty of “courage” throughout their hard-fought win over recent …
Finn Morton
05 Mar, 4:47
'Need to be better': Blues not making excuses after Super Round defeat
Captain Dalton Papali’i wasn’t looking to make any excuses after the Blues’ tough 20-25 loss to the Brumbies on Sunday.
Finn Morton
05 Mar, 4:10
'Needed a response': Reds sign off Super Round with record win over Force
Queensland have signed off Super Round with a record victory over the Western Force, capping a positive weekend for Australian tea…
05 Mar, 3:30
Blues player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
The Blues were plagued by ill-discipline early conceding the first five of the match as the Brumbies piled on the pressure and bui…
Ben Smith
05 Mar, 0:49
Brumbies grind out statement Super Rugby win over Blues
The ACT Brumbies have shown they're not to be messed with this Super Rugby Pacific season, beating the New Zealand powerhouse Bl…
05 Mar, 0:46
Recap: Super Round day three blog
After starting their season with an emphatic 40-point win over the Highlanders, the Blues’ championship credentials will be put …
Finn Morton
04 Mar, 21:38
Freddie Burns' ruthless introduction to Richie Mo'unga and the Crusaders
Crusaders first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga was back to his destructive best on Friday night dominating the Highlanders in a near-r…
Ben Smith
04 Mar, 20:38
Waratahs No 8 makes big statement to Eddie Jones after having his fitness questioned
Waratahs No 8 and World Cup hopeful Langi Gleeson has made a statement to Wallabies coach Eddie Jones against the Fijian Drua.
04 Mar, 15:14
'It's definitely enticing': The 'opportunity' McKenzie has to forge ABs legacy
Damian McKenzie is yet to commit himself to New Zealand Rugby beyond this year, but admits the “opportunity” to potentially be…
Finn Morton
04 Mar, 8:35
Ardie Savea cited for cut-throat gesture
Hurricanes rugby star Ardie Savea has been cited for alleged foul play over his controversial cut-throat gesture against the Rebel…
Ian Cameron
04 Mar, 7:56
Brutal Super Round contest sees Drua go toe-to-toe with Waratahs
The NSW Waratahs have emerged battered and bruised but with a vital win against Fijian Drua in a brutal Super Round rugby clash in…
04 Mar, 6:29
Waratahs player ratings v Drua | Super Rugby Pacific
For the final game on Saturday night, the Waratahs took on the Fijian Drua. A bruising encounter, the first half was an arm-wrestl…
Jack O'Rourke
04 Mar, 5:55
Why the Chiefs still have 'plenty to work on' despite another big win
While the Chiefs held on to record a 52-29 win, co-captain Brad Weber admitted the team “let off” after the break.
Finn Morton
04 Mar, 5:06
Try-scoring blitz sets up Chiefs' Super Round win
Moana Pasifika got off to the worst possible start and things did not improve much from there as the Chiefs romped to a 52-29 vict…
04 Mar, 3:58
Chiefs player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs look like a team with impressive chemistry, rolling from innovative set-piece play to off-the-cuff phase play fluently.
Ned Lester
04 Mar, 3:37

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