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Find all the latest Super Rugby Pacific news here at RugbyPass. Our rugby gurus are poised and ready to report on every match, team update and player injury, to make sure you’re always up to date. Browse this page for interviews, analysis, tournament coverage and all the latest Super Rugby Pacific news.

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
Hurricanes player ratings v Rebels | Super Rugby Pacific
In the second game of a blockbuster double-header for Super Round, the Hurricanes took on hometown favourites the Rebels.
Jack O'Rourke
04 Mar, 2:33
Watch: Chiefs score 'the quickest try of all time'
Every once in a while, rugby fans witness something so special that it defies what was once believed to be possible in the sport. …
Finn Morton
04 Mar, 1:39
Recap: Super Round night two live blog
The Gallagher Chiefs may have snatched the Super Rugby Pacific ‘favourites’ tag off the Crusaders last Friday, as they opened …
Finn Morton
04 Mar, 0:22
Force building confidence in combinations ahead of Reds clash
Western Force playmakers Hamish Stewart and Bryce Hegarty will have the chance to get bragging rights over their former side when …
03 Mar, 20:48
How the world reacted to Ardie Savea's 'nasty' gesture
The internet has run wild with differing takes on the severity of Ardie Savea's throat-slitting gesture that was made towards Rebe…
Ned Lester
03 Mar, 20:21
'I wouldn't trade him for anyone' - Larkam stoked with Brumbies convert
High praise is continuing to roll in for excitement machine Corey Toole, with Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham declaring he wouldn't…
03 Mar, 13:00
'There is nothing wrong with this' - Ireland star leaps to Savea's defence
Former Ireland scrumhalf John Cooney has leap to the defence of Ardie Savea after the All Blacks No.8 was criticised for making a …
Ian Cameron
03 Mar, 11:14
Why the Highlanders won't 'get too disheartened' after another big loss
The Highlanders have started their Super Rugby Pacific campaign with two emphatic losses, but they aren’t “going to get too di…
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 9:07
'It's a warrior game': Ardie Savea explains controversial gesture
Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea has explained what he was thinking when he made a controversial gesture towards a Rebels player dur…
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 7:44
Savea in spotlight for all the wrong reasons as Rebels fall to Hurricanes
Captain Ardie Savea has led the Hurricanes to a heart-stopping Super Rugby Pacific win over Melbourne but could find himself in tr…
03 Mar, 6:52
Sin-binned Ardie Savea could be in hot-water over ugly gesture
All Blacks forward Ardie Savea could face further sanction after making an ugly gesture to a Rebels player in the Super Round in M…
Ian Cameron
03 Mar, 6:39
Watch: Richie Mo'unga magic lights up Super Round
For anyone doubting the Crusaders after their poor start to the season in Christchurch last week, then this video is for you. To p…
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 5:06
Richie Mo'unga steers Crusaders to big win over Highlanders
The Crusaders are back in business after star playmaker Richie Mo'unga steered his team to a thumping 52-15 victory over the Highl…
03 Mar, 4:30
Crusaders player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
Both the Crusaders and Highlanders took the field in Melbourne eager to make amends for disappointing losses in round one.
Ned Lester
03 Mar, 4:17
Highlanders player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Highlanders have started their season with a disastrous set of results. After losing to the Blues by 40 last week, the team fr…
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 4:06
Recap: Super Round Day One blog
Defending champions the Crusaders will be out for revenge in round two as they take on rivals the Highlanders in the opening match…
Finn Morton
03 Mar, 1:43
Waratahs to test depth after 'devastated' Angus Bell ruled out
NSW Waratahs captain Jake Gordon is backing his front row to cover the absence of injured star Angus Bell as they search for their…
02 Mar, 23:41
Wallaby Gleeson made to work for Waratahs No 8 jersey
Waratahs flanker Langi Gleeson is taking nothing for granted after he was given a gentle reminder that being a Wallaby doesn't gu…
02 Mar, 15:18
Monty Ioane: 'I've got a lot of family who have never been to a game'
Monty Ioane's return to Melbourne has been more than a decade in the making, with the Italy Test winger itching to run.
02 Mar, 4:24
Can Eddie Jones find a way for broken Wallabies to beat All Blacks?
Australian players are habitual losers when faced with Kiwi opposition.
02 Mar, 2:54
Akira Ioane to miss Blues' 'challenge' against the Brumbies
The Blues will be without star flanker Akira Ioane will then run out to Melbourne’s AAMI Park to take on the Brumbies in a highl…
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 1:16
Young halves won't go unnoticed by Eddie Jones with All Blacks looming
Eddie Jones has inherited a slew of capped halves but it's the new breed that most excites.
02 Mar, 1:03
Chiefs make three changes to starting XV for round two
The Gallagher Chiefs have named a familiar looking side to take on Moana Pasifika in Super Round side on Saturday at 7:05pm NZT.
Finn Morton
02 Mar, 0:55
'Definitely quicker': The difference between northern and southern hemisphere rugby
Former England flyhalf Freddie Burns etched his name into Gallagher Premiership history in June as he drop kicked the Leicester Ti…
Finn Morton
01 Mar, 21:48
Three Wallaby stars set to boost Reds after 'annihilation' against Hurricanes
Tate McDermott says three key Queensland Reds additions would be "game-changers" for their Super Round clash with the Western Forc…
01 Mar, 14:30
Sam Whitelock named for Super Rugby return vs the Highlanders
All Blacks and Super Rugby veteran Sam Whitelock will return to the Crusaders’ second-row this weekend, as they look to bounce b…
Finn Morton
01 Mar, 2:10
Freddie Burns to start at 10 as Highlanders make mass changes for Super Round
Following their disappointing start to the season against the Blues in Dunedin, the Highlanders have made nine changes to their st…
Finn Morton
01 Mar, 0:19
Why Chiefs star Samisoni Taukei'aho is the 'world's best'
All Blacks great Ian Jones believes Samisoni Taukei’aho is the “best” hooker in world rugby following his sensational perfor…
Finn Morton
28 Feb, 23:47
Brumbies' Frost hungry to beef up ahead of World Cup
Brumbies man mountain Nick Frost says he's still on the extra meals as he looks to reach new heights that might help both club and…
28 Feb, 23:18
Hurricanes team to play the Rebels in Super Round
The Hurricanes have named their side to take on the Melbourne Rebels at Super Round Melbourne this Friday at 10:10pm NZT.
Kim Ekin
28 Feb, 23:07
'F****** bonkers': Freddie Burns reflects on 'tough' Super Rugby move
Former England international Freddie Burns has always wanted to “have a crack” at Super Rugby, and was able to realise that dr…
Finn Morton
28 Feb, 23:07
All Blacks forwards coach explains what he would ban about the rolling maul
Last year ex-All Black Justin Marshall was highly critical of the one-dimensional approach but noticed in the opening round this s…
Ben Smith
28 Feb, 20:47
'Let's be honest': Why Kiwi pundit is 'scared' of Eddie Jones' Wallabies
Eddie Jones hasn’t been back in Australia for long, but the legendary coach has already made an impression across the ditch.
Finn Morton
28 Feb, 18:48
'What am I doing': Former All Black opens up about retirement U-turn
Former All Blacks second-rower Jeremy Thrush came out of retirement for the round one clash in Perth on Saturday, following an inj…
Finn Morton
28 Feb, 1:26
'That next level': Rebels prop Gibbon eyeing Rugby World Cup berth
There's no place like home for Melbourne prop Matt Gibbon, although his rugby aspirations stretch much further than AAMI Park.
28 Feb, 0:29
'The best I've seen him play': How McKenzie stole the show vs Crusaders
All Blacks greats Israel Dagg and Justin Marshall have praised Chiefs playmaker Damian McKenzie for his scintillating performance …
Finn Morton
27 Feb, 23:51
Rebels re-sign recently capped Wallabies prop
Having made his Test debut in the Wallabies' gutsy win over Argentina in Mendoza last year, the loosehead prop became the first Wa…
Kim Ekin
27 Feb, 21:22
Why the Crusaders still deserve to be SR favourites despite shock loss
You’ve probably heard it before and you’ll hear it again: it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Finn Morton
27 Feb, 20:31
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week for round one
Following every round of Super Rugby Pacific this season, RugbyPass will name its Team of the Week. Here’s the TOTW for Round On…
27 Feb, 19:09
Wallabies prop set to miss the rest of the season after 'demoralising' repeat injury
The NSW Waratahs have been dealt an early season blow with Wallabies prop Angus Bell set to miss the rest of the Super Rugby Pacif…
Ben Smith
27 Feb, 15:05
The All Black set to benefit the most from new rule change
In the Blues dominant 60-20 point win over the Highlanders the No 8 clocked up 82 running metres on 12 carries.
Ben Smith
26 Feb, 22:43
'Fakatava cannot carry you': Ex-All Black's message to the Highlanders pack
Ex-All Black great Sir John Kirwan has put the onus on the Highlanders' tight five in the wake of the 60-20 defeat at the hands of…
Ben Smith
26 Feb, 18:09
'They don't want to watch someone tie shoelaces': Super Rugby rule changes a success
Victorious Western Force coach Simon Cron has lauded attempts to revitalise the code after a frenetic start to the Super Rugby Pac…
26 Feb, 0:40
'Actually, fantastic': The bright light for the Queensland Reds in the heavy defeat
An emotional Tom Lynagh has held back tears as he thanked his dad and Wallabies great Michael after his Queensland Reds debut.
26 Feb, 0:27
'Talent gulf': How NZ media reacted to Blues destroying Highlanders
The Blues threw that rhetoric out of the window last night with a 60-20 beating of the Highlanders at home in Dunedin.
Kim Ekin
26 Feb, 0:18
Force keen on keeping Thrush after shock retirement backflip
Western Force coach Simon Cron says Jeremy Thrush's shock retirement backflip could last the entire Super Rugby Pacific season.
25 Feb, 20:20
'Reality check': Pressure growing for Thorn after Reds demoralised by another NZ side
The Queensland Reds opened up with a 13-6 lead over the Hurricanes before a second half blitz by the visitors.
Kim Ekin
25 Feb, 19:56
Newest All Black sends message to selectors after dominating Highlanders
Recently capped All Black winger Mark Telea started his 2023 campaign in emphatic fashion producing a starring performance.
Kim Ekin
25 Feb, 17:07
All Black ends retirement to lead Force to win over Rebels
Jeremy Thrush has made a shock return from retirement to lead the Western Force to a pulsating 34-27 Super Rugby Pacific win over …
25 Feb, 9:22
Reds get Super Rugby thrashing at home in front of Eddie Jones
Four second-half tries have ensured an experienced Hurricanes outfit disposed of the Queensland Reds to begin their Super Rugby …
25 Feb, 5:57
Highlanders Player Rating v Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
For their season opener, the Highlanders welcome the Blues to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin to kick off their 2023 campaign.
Jack O'Rourke
25 Feb, 5:44
Blues make a Super Rugby statement in record win over Highlanders
The highly rated Auckland-based Blues have produced a Super Rugby Pacific statement performance to start their 2023 campaign wit…
25 Feb, 4:37
Blues player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
After falling short of Super Rugby Pacific glory in last year’s final, the Blues have come out of the blocks in red hot form to …
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 3:25
Watch: Fijian Drua snatch it late against Moana Pasifika
Fijian Drua outside back Taniela Rakuro will never forget his Super Rugby Pacific debut against Moana Pasifika at Auckland’s Mt …
Finn Morton
25 Feb, 1:38
Recap: Super Rugby Pacific Round One blog
The opening night of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season did not disappoint, as both matches set the tone for what promises to be …
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 22:32
'Earn my stripes': Lote Tuqiri's cousin ready to forge his own legacy
Fijian Drua prop Emosi Tuqiri will follow in the footsteps of giants this weekend when he makes his Super Rugby debut against Moan…
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 17:48
When Hurricanes recruit expects to return from 'frustrating' injury
When the Hurricanes run out to Queensland Country Bank Stadium for their Super Rugby Pacific season opener on Saturday evening, th…
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 7:31
Waratahs player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
The first Australian instalment of Super Rugby Pacific 2023 saw the Waratah’s host the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium, Sydney.
Nick Turnbull
24 Feb, 6:36
Brumbies spoil Waratahs homecoming party in Super Rugby thriller
The Brumbies have gatecrashed the NSW Waratahs' homecoming to Allianz Stadium, edging their Super Rugby Pacific rivals in a 31-25 …
24 Feb, 6:10
Brumbies player ratings vs Waratahs | Super Rugby Pacific
The Brumbies have claimed early season bragging rights against fierce Australian rivals the NSW Waratahs, having beaten them 25-31…
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 5:53
Defending Super champions Crusaders stunned by Chiefs
The Chiefs have rallied from 10-0 down after 20 minutes to beat the defending champion Crusaders 31-10 and pull off the first upse…
24 Feb, 4:10
Chiefs player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs have started their Super Rugby Pacific campaign with a stunning 31-10 upset win over defending champions the Crusaders …
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 3:20
Crusaders player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
Super Rugby Pacific welcomed the 2023 season with the reigning champions hosting their fierce rivals from Waikato, the Chiefs.
Ned Lester
24 Feb, 3:16
Recap: Super Rugby Pacific opening night blog
Rugby fans, it’s time to rejoice. After 251 days, Super Rugby Pacific is back – and it all starts with a New Zealand blockbust…
Finn Morton
24 Feb, 0:56
'Do get that frustration': Hurricanes recruit on rivalry with Richie Mo'unga
After a challenging start to his professional career, Hurricanes recruit Brett Cameron has a golden opportunity to make his mark a…
Finn Morton
23 Feb, 23:27
How Australia's most damaging No 8s are set to benefit from law tweaks
The new law variations in Super Rugby Pacific should increase the speed of the game - and some will benefit more than others.
Jim Tucker
23 Feb, 15:56
Eddie Jones on his second Lynagh prospect
Eddie Jones sees plenty of Wallabies great Michael Lynagh in young No.10 Tom Lynagh, who will make his Super Rugby Pacific debut.
23 Feb, 3:22
Blues team to play Highlanders in round one of Super Rugby Pacific
The northern club have won the last four encounters between the two sides but are taking nothing for granted as they head south fo…
Kim Ekin
22 Feb, 20:24
Hurricanes team to play Reds in round one of Super Rugby Pacific
Head Coach Jason Holland has named his side for Saturday’s clash against the Reds, with two Hurricanes debutants included in the…
Kim Ekin
22 Feb, 20:13
Highlanders team to play Blues in round one of Super Rugby Pacific
Highlanders Head Coach Clarke Dermody has announced his first team for DHL Super Rugby Pacific 2023.
Kim Ekin
22 Feb, 20:05
How the new law changes in Super Rugby can bring the All Blacks up to speed
Comparing statistics from Super Rugby Pacific and the top international teams is offering an insight into the rugby trends that co…
Ned Lester
22 Feb, 17:04
Young gun Tane Edmed retains No 10 jersey for Waratahs
Tane Edmed will get first crack at the playmaking duties after being named at five-eighth for the NSW Waratahs
22 Feb, 1:16
Reds injury woes compound as Tom Lynagh in line for debut
Injury concerns continue to bite the Queensland Reds ahead of their Super Rugby season opener.
22 Feb, 1:14
Chiefs team to play Crusaders in round one of Super Rugby Pacific
The Gallagher Chiefs have named an experienced line-up boasting more than 1000 caps for the club against the Crusaders.
Kim Ekin
21 Feb, 23:09
Brumbies team to play Waratahs in round one of Super Rugby Pacific
Shute Shield product Blake Schoupp earns a start for what will be his Brumbies and Super Rugby debut.
Kim Ekin
21 Feb, 22:20
Crusaders team to play Chiefs in round one of Super Rugby Pacific
The Crusaders head into Round 1 of Super Rugby Pacific 2023 against the Chiefs, in Christchurch at Orangetheory Stadium.
Kim Ekin
21 Feb, 22:12
Brumbies skipper believe the gap has closed with Kiwi sides
Brumbies skipper Allan Alaalatoa felt Australian teams had closed the gap on their trans-Tasman rivals, with the next step a title…
21 Feb, 21:55
Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou to depart Reds for new Super team
Queensland Reds powerhouse Tupou has told his teammates he will leave next season, the prop recovering from an Achilles tear and u…
21 Feb, 19:45
Wallaby lock set to miss start of Super Rugby Pacific after injury
Star Western Force lock Izack Rodda is facing the prospect of another lengthy stint on the sidelines after re-injuring his trouble…
21 Feb, 15:09
Rebels stand-in captain leaning on housemate to emulate Melbourne Storm's success
Melbourne Rebels flanker Brad Wilkin only has to walk down the hall if he wants any leadership advice.
21 Feb, 15:05
'Must have been told something': Why Scott Robertson will be the next ABs coach
Coach Scott Robertson is in demand, and has been for quite time. The Crusaders coach has been linked with a number of internationa…
Finn Morton
21 Feb, 1:34
'It's going to be awesome': Bumper Sydney crowd doesn't faze Brumbies
A bumper Sydney crowd doesn't faze Allan Alaalatoa and his Brumbies as they kick off their Super Rugby Pacific campaign against …
21 Feb, 0:59
'It was a tough time': The All Black who 'had' to leave New Zealand
At just 25 years of age, one-Test All Black Brett Cameron left New Zealand to pursue an opportunity with Japanese club Kamaishi Se…
Finn Morton
20 Feb, 23:28
Hooper hell bent on returning Waratahs to Super Rugby glory
Michael Hooper will play every game like it's his last as the champion flanker eyes a swan song Super Rugby Pacific title.
20 Feb, 22:02
How the Blues are using last year's 'heartbreaking' Final as motivation
At the end of every Super Rugby season, the champions are sent into a state of euphoria while their opponents are left to rue what…
Finn Morton
20 Feb, 19:41
'Needs to be their main man': Why McKenzie holds the key to Chiefs' title hopes
Rugby World Cup winning flyhalf Stephen Donald believes Damian McKenzie holds the key to the Chiefs’ Super Rugby Pacific title h…
Finn Morton
20 Feb, 18:53
Former Rebels skipper named to lead Western Force
Former Melbourne Rebels skipper Michael Wells will lead the Western Force in his first season at the Super Rugby Pacific club.
20 Feb, 18:03
'Writing was on the wall': Force recruit reveals why he left New Zealand
Western Force recruit Chase Tiatia has opened up about his stunning move across the ditch ahead of this year’s Super Rugby Pacif…
Finn Morton
19 Feb, 21:41
Hurricanes lose two playmakers ahead of season opener against the Reds
The Hurricanes have been dealt an early season blow to their playmaking stocks after losing fullback Ruben Love and returning five…
Ben Smith
19 Feb, 20:57
Who Scott Robertson believes is 'desperate' to dethrone Crusaders
Super Rugby champions the Crusaders have reigned supreme for quite some time now, having won six titles as many years. Their domin…
Finn Morton
19 Feb, 19:01
'The first person to shake my hand was Sam Whitelock': Crusaders rookie wing's unlikely rise
Three years later he was a winger for Tasman in an NPC Premiership final and in 2022 he was contracted by the Crusaders.
Adam Julian
19 Feb, 0:30
Why Barrett 'wouldn't be the player I am now' without unique career path
Hurricanes star Jordie Barrett has played almost every position in the backline throughout his illustrious rugby career, but has s…
Finn Morton
18 Feb, 21:49
Rieko Ioane denies reports of a move to Japan in 2024
The rumoured contract may not come as a surprise, however, considering the nature of the contract extension Ioane signed last year…
Ned Lester
17 Feb, 18:27
'The Professor gave me love for the game': Scott Robertson discusses his coaching idol
The Professor's enthusiasm and understanding for the game rubbed off on a young Scott Robertson, who revealed just how the intrica…
Ned Lester
17 Feb, 1:25
'They want to copy the NRL': Pundits not convinced by new Super Rugby laws
Further clarification on just how those rules will impact the game was sought after at Super Rugby Pacific's launch event, which w…
Ned Lester
16 Feb, 22:40
Coachless Fiji offer top job to Scott Robertson
Currently coachless Fiji have offered a Test role to much sought-after Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson.
Ian Cameron
16 Feb, 12:35
Munster recruit Maori All Blacks midfielder
Chiefs midfielder Alex Nankivell is set to play his final season of Super Rugby Pacific in 2023, with the 26-year-old signing for …
Kim Ekin
16 Feb, 12:10
Fijian Drua show off new talent in final pre-season encounter
Fijian Drua's trial victory over the Western Force has shown they won't be one-trick ponies in their second Super Rugby Pacific se…
16 Feb, 7:55
'The ultimate professional': Why the Blues are 'excited' about RTS
Out of all of the All Blacks’ genuine World Cup hopefuls, Blues midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck might have the most to prove in S…
Finn Morton
15 Feb, 21:30
How the 'vibe' of a home World Cup kept Wallabies star in Australia
Allan Alaalatoa hopes the "vibe" of a home World Cup in 2027 will be enough to tempt other Wallabies to follow his lead and turn d…
15 Feb, 18:39
'It felt right': Reds strike gold in Australian rugby recruitment coup
Australian rugby is celebrating a recruitment win after Frankie Goldsbrough resisted rugby league's overtures to sign with the…
15 Feb, 18:31
Extra pressure on Folau Fakatava with Aaron Smith set for sideline stint
While Folau Fakatava will make his return to the field for the Highlanders this weekend in their pre-season hit-out with Moana Pas…
Kim Ekin
15 Feb, 6:52
How Eddie Jones will keep players 'on edge' this season
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Eddie Jones' all-seeing eye will keep Super Rugby Pacific players "on edge" as they bid to s…
14 Feb, 22:50
How Brad Thorn's assistants are giving the Reds 'new life'
As Brad Thorn weighs up his future as Queensland Reds coach, star flanker Fraser McReight says his new assistants might help make …
14 Feb, 22:43
Where the Hurricanes plan to play Jordie Barrett this season
Jordie Barrett is one of the most talented rugby players in New Zealand, as he has the ability to play almost any position in the …
Finn Morton
14 Feb, 21:34
Force recruit makes playoff 'promise' ahead of new season
Western Force recruit Chase Tiatia has vowed to supporters that the team will “definitely” qualify for the playoffs in Super R…
Finn Morton
14 Feb, 19:29
'Shaken and devastated' Tom Lynagh impresses in No 10 jersey for Reds
Tom Lynagh was “shaken and devastated” by the grim tragedy at his former school in Surrey just days before his first run-on ro…
Jim Tucker
14 Feb, 10:15
'Bit of a mistake': Former Chiefs back slams RA's decision to axe Rennie
Former Chiefs utility back Chase Tiatia has slammed Rugby Australia's decision to part ways with former Wallabies coach Dave Renni…
Finn Morton
13 Feb, 22:12
'Listened to our fans': Law variations confirmed for Super Rugby Pacific
Ahead of the new season, Super Rugby Pacific have confirmed some new law innovations that aim to make the competition the “faste…
Finn Morton
13 Feb, 20:02
Emerging Waratahs star Tuipulotu commits to Australia
Boom youngster Mosese Tuipulotu has emphatically pledged his allegiance to Australia after emerging as a future Wallabies star wit…
13 Feb, 0:23
What 'scared' Tahs flanker Lachlan Swinton about 'unknown' injury
Following a lengthy stint on the sidelines, Waratahs enforcer Lachlan Swinton has opened up about the cruel injury blow which left…
Finn Morton
12 Feb, 22:55
'A big learning for me': RTS 'really stoked' with 2022 season
Dual international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck had to overcome an unprecedented amount of pressure and expectation as he pursued his All B…
Finn Morton
12 Feb, 21:20
'Says a lot about Colesy': Why ABs veteran decided to retire in NZ
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has never followed the status quo throughout his storied career, and the Test veteran isn’t about t…
Finn Morton
11 Feb, 21:33
'All on a level playing field': Tahs enforcer eager to impress Eddie Jones
Waratahs enforcer Lachie Swinton has a point to prove to himself and Wallabies selectors in Super Rugby Pacific ahead of this year…
Finn Morton
11 Feb, 20:37
Sons of guns shine, suspect try seals Tahs win over Reds
Sons of guns Tom Lynagh and Max Jorgensen strutted their stuff before a blatant knock-on was confirmed as a try to hand the NSW Wa…
11 Feb, 7:25
Brumbies edge Rebels in pre-season blowout in Wagga Wagga
Len Ikitau's second-half double was enough for the ACT Brumbies to skip clear after the Melbourne Rebels had fired their first sho…
11 Feb, 5:54
Corey Jane on the 'ball of muscle' ready to steamroll back into the All Blacks
The 2023 season offers an almighty opportunity for players looking to get a taste of international rugby and feature at the World …
Ned Lester
10 Feb, 22:21
Israel Dagg names his chosen heir to the All Blacks No 10 jersey
The impending exodus of All Blacks following this year's Rugby World Cup has New Zealand rugby fans particularly nervous about the…
Ned Lester
10 Feb, 1:22
A number of All Blacks lining up for Super Rugby preseason against future stars
Super Rugby Pacififc's preseason schedule kicks off this week and while most of the All Blacks squad are required to rest, a numbe…
Ned Lester
09 Feb, 20:30
Long-term solution at 10 for Australia could be chip off old block
A new Lynagh is set to make a big splash in Australian rugby.
Jim Tucker
09 Feb, 6:26
Why Eddie Jones' arrival has given Reds star 'a lot more hope'
A pre-season trial game in rural NSW shapes as a critical moment in Harry Wilson's rugby career.
09 Feb, 2:24
'Take nothing for granted': Chiefs confirm co-captains for 2023
All Blacks Sam Cane and Brad Weber will co-captain the Gallagher Chiefs during the upcoming Super Rugby Pacific season, the club a…
Finn Morton
08 Feb, 19:48
The Fijian Drua won't last long if their top players keep getting picked off
The Fijian Drua can't just be a feeder club, they have to be able to stand on their own two feet - and that's going to be difficul…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Feb, 10:25
Which Super Rugby Pacific players are under the most pressure in 2023?
A number of international stars will come under plenty of scrutiny in Super Rugby Pacific 2023 ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
08 Feb, 9:15
Highlanders recruit Burns eager to play alongside 'some of the world's best'
Highlanders recruit Freddie Burns is looking forward to playing alongside some of the “world’s best players” in Super Rugby …
Finn Morton
08 Feb, 1:53
'Know in the next few days': Robertson drops ABs coaching bombshell
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has dropped an intriguing hint about his future, saying the New Zealand Rugby Union may make an an…
Finn Morton
07 Feb, 19:12
Fijian Drua statement: Vinaya Habosi sacked with immediate effect
New Racing 92 signing Vinaya Habosi won’t play any part in this year’s Super Rugby Pacific tournament as the Fijian Drua have …
Liam Heagney
07 Feb, 5:56
'He's ready': The Rebels lock being compared to Eben Etzebeth
Melbourne will look to a trimmed-down Trevor Hosea to have a bigger presence as the Rebels try to get their Super Rugby Pacific …
07 Feb, 0:29
'It's up to us': Rising star Love backed as one of 'four' Hurricanes RWC 'bolters'
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland believes the team can have “three or four” All Blacks bolters at this year’s Rugby World Cup,…
Finn Morton
06 Feb, 19:30
'Been working really hard': All Blacks star to make stunning return from injury
Injured scrumhalf Folau Fakatava is “on track” to return for the Highlanders this preseason, after injuring his knee ahead of …
Finn Morton
06 Feb, 0:55
'Heart of a lion': Wilson backed for test recall after dominant win
Western Force coach Simon Cron admits there's plenty to fix in his new-look Super Rugby Pacific side after they suffered a pumme…
05 Feb, 0:46
'It's why you play rugby': Aaron Smith eager to 'smash' kiwi rivals in SR
This year’s Super Rugby Pacific campaign is set to get underway in just a few weeks, and it all starts with a blockbuster betwee…
Finn Morton
04 Feb, 21:18
The 6ft 8 lock who just won the MLR title the Highlanders have brought back home
The Highlanders only won four out of 15 matches in 2022 but if Will Tucker has his way the southerners won't be easy beats in 2023…
Adam Julian
04 Feb, 18:24
Reds smash Western Force in Super Rugby warm-up
Queensland Reds No.8 Harry Wilson made a big statement to new Wallabies coach Eddie Jones, scoring twice in his side's impressive …
04 Feb, 6:33
Ardie Savea switches to Japan and he's explained why
New Zealand forward Ardie Savea says the opportunity to earn a significant payday was the main reason behind his decision to join …
04 Feb, 5:48
'It's time': Reds ready for 'important' pre-season clash with Force
After a long and gruelling pre-season, the Queensland Reds are on their way to Perth for an “important” pre-season clash again…
Finn Morton
02 Feb, 19:57
Reds' rising star ready to 'make a mark' in Super Rugby
Queensland Reds rising star Zane Nonggorr has some big shoes to fill this season, after Wallaby Taniela Tupou was injured during l…
Finn Morton
02 Feb, 1:45
Crusaders remain the team to beat but outlook not so rosy for Highlanders and Force
Which sides from New Zealand and Australia will rise to the top during Super Rugby Pacific 2023, and which side will disappoint?
01 Feb, 9:18
Wallaby set to return, rising star to start as Tahs name team for pre-season blockbuster
Rising star Max Jorgensen has been named to start in the NSW Waratahs’ first-preseason trial against the ACT Brumbies in Griffit…
Finn Morton
01 Feb, 0:04
New Zealand stay will be brief for Ryan as Munster agree new deal
The plan to play Super Rugby Pacific by ex-Ireland prop John Ryan will be short-lived as he has decided he will come home to Munst…
Liam Heagney
31 Jan, 11:19
Gazing into the crystal ball to predict the Super Rugby MVP and breakout star
Super Rugby Pacific is set to return at the end of the month and five RugbyPass writers have gazed into the crystal ball to answer…
31 Jan, 8:43
Reds bolster pack with Fiji international Peni Ravai
France-based Fijian prop Peni Ravai has joined the Queensland Reds as the Super Rugby Pacific club attempts to plug the gap lef…
31 Jan, 0:07
Richie Mo'unga will leave New Zealand as the greatest ever Super Rugby player
Richie Mo'unga enters his last Super Rugby season for the Crusaders before heading to Japan having already cemented a legacy unriv…
Ben Smith
30 Jan, 22:04
The former 1st XV loose forward now making it as a winger with the Hurricanes
New Hurricanes winger Sinkinson might lack the size of the late, great All Black, but he doesn't suffer from a lack of perseveranc…
Adam Julian
28 Jan, 16:40
Melbourne Rebels held scoreless by Fijian Drua in pre-season blow out
Melbourne have opened their Super Rugby pre-season campaign with a disappointing 24-0 loss to Fijian Drua.
28 Jan, 16:21
Highlanders attack coach provides an update on injured 'weapon'
Highlanders attack coach Richard Whiffin has provided an injury update on star halfback Folau Fakatava, who injured his right knee…
Finn Morton
24 Jan, 22:50
'That's footy': Reds star Wright raring to go after 'tough' 18 months
Queensland Reds flanker Liam Wright is ready to make his mark in Super Rugby Pacific this season after a “tough” stint on the …
Finn Morton
23 Jan, 22:35
The recruitment of Burns is an admission of defeat for the nanny state model
If nothing else, the recruitment of Burns is an admission of defeat. It says our pathways are broken and we need other people’s …
Hamish Bidwell
23 Jan, 16:07
Freddie Burns could be just the tonic the Highlanders need
Premiership winner Freddie Burns could push the Highlanders to greater heights.
Tom Vinicombe
23 Jan, 11:56
Have the Highlanders lost the plot?
The All Blacks top two No 10s will be gone next year, presenting a major drop-off in available talent for whoever becomes the next…
Ben Smith
22 Jan, 19:19
Highlanders sign ex-England flyhalf Freddie Burns
The Highlanders have signed former England flyhalf Freddie Burns from Leicester Tigers, who have released the former England 10 mi…
Ian Cameron
22 Jan, 14:20
Redemption awaits for All Blacks incumbent No 6 Scott Barrett
2023 could be the year that Scott Barrett proves himself world class.
Tom Vinicombe
20 Jan, 12:25
The 19-year-old first five headhunted by Scott Robertson to help fill the Mo'unga void
The 19-year-old was headhunted by Crusaders coach Scott Robertson to serve as a long-term replacement for All Blacks first-five Ri…
Adam Julian
18 Jan, 15:23
The Highlanders new No 8 took the less travelled path despite his esteemed rugby lineage
The new Highlanders loose forward is the son of Maori All Black and long-serving Wellington second-five Norm Broughton.
Adam Julian
16 Jan, 14:31
'Everyone wants to play': Rising star reflects on rivalry with Noah Lolesio
Rising star Reesjan Pasitoa has taken every opportunity to “learn from the best” with both hands throughout his young career.
Finn Morton
15 Jan, 22:25
'It was pretty cool': The surprise phone call rising star received from Wallabies coach
Everything is pointing towards Josh Flook becoming a Wallabies star of the future, with the Queensland Reds centre having already …
Finn Morton
15 Jan, 0:49
'Just another team': Reds mindset shift aims to end winless run against NZ teams
Queensland Reds lock/flanker Connor Vest revealed that his team has spent time during their preseason directly addressing their mi…
Ned Lester
13 Jan, 22:32
'I want to be the best 10 in the world': Rising star Pasitoa 'coming after' gold jersey
Western Force flyhalf Reesjan Pasitoa wants to win it all with the Wallabies throughout his career, and the rising star’s ambiti…
Finn Morton
11 Jan, 23:08
It's now or never for Beauden Barrett's Blues
The stars have aligned for the Blues.
Tom Vinicombe
11 Jan, 5:16
New Zealand-born utility back wants No. 12 jersey at Brumbies
New Zealand-born centre Ollie Sapsford has set his sights on the No. 12 jersey at the ACT Brumbies ahead of the new Super Rugby ca…
Finn Morton
11 Jan, 0:21
The two 'All Black calibre players' to watch at the Chiefs this season
Chiefs halfback Brad Weber has highlighted two players as All Blacks of the future ahead of this year’s Super Rugby Pacific camp…
Finn Morton
07 Jan, 20:37
A 'gumpy' Sam Whitelock got Most Improved Player four years running before settling on rugby
Sam Whitelock may have racked up 143 tests and won two Rugby World Cups for the All Blacks, but rugby wasn't always the sport he l…
Sam Smith
06 Jan, 22:40
Former NRL star Vunivalu falls further down Wallaby pecking order
Wallabies captain James Slipper said that all NRL convert Suliasi Vunivalu needs is "time in the saddle" in order for the star win…
Ned Lester
06 Jan, 21:09
The one time in Nemani Nadolo's career he felt 'like a little kid'
The 137kg back rarely has cause to feel intimidated but said his first day on-site with the Crusaders in 2014 was memorable for a …
Ned Lester
31 Dec, 1:03
'Rugby was my ego, rugby was who I was': Anton Lienert-Brown opens up on his anxiety
in 2016, a 21-year-old Lienert-Brown made his All Blacks debut, a huge accomplishment but not one that alleviated any symptoms of …
Ned Lester
30 Dec, 20:50
Shannon Frizell confirms move to Japan after World Cup
Frizell will join All Blacks teammate Richie Mo'unga in Tokyo for Toshiba Brave Lupus, coached by Todd Blackadder. 
Ned Lester
28 Dec, 17:24
'Finals is on our radar': What has 'hurt' the Rebels in the past
The Melbourne Rebels have only made the Super Rugby playoffs once in their history, but one of their key players isn’t pointing …
Finn Morton
28 Dec, 0:26
New Highlanders pre-season winning over young players
Nikora Broughton is one of the rookies getting his first taste of life as a Super Rugby player. Earlier in the week, he and the te…
Ned Lester
23 Dec, 23:08
'I'm going to get right amongst it': Jason Ryan reveals robust plan for 2023
Ryan has planned out his 2023 to ensure he excels in all facets of his role with the All Blacks, planning for the World Cup, spend…
Ned Lester
23 Dec, 18:30
Why a Rugby Club World Cup wouldn't 'be good for supporters'
It’s one of the many questions that rugby fans around the world would love to have answered: which club team would reign supreme…
Finn Morton
22 Dec, 0:58
Send South Africa back to Super Rugby to end Champions Cup woes
The Champions Cup has seemingly inherited the problems that plagued Super Rugby in its latter years.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Dec, 6:58
'We've probably taken the fan for granted': NZR aim to bridge gap between players and public
Chris Lendrum discussed the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season and referred to it as an opportunity to play the tournament "in the wa…
Ned Lester
21 Dec, 0:12
'Showed us up a bit': World Cup hopeful stars for Tahs in cross-code training session
St George Dragons prop Aaron Woods has highlighted a Wallabies World Cup hopeful for showing “us up a bit” during an ambitious…
Finn Morton
19 Dec, 22:19
'I still can't really talk about it': Zarn Sullivan on the comeback trail
A freak injury during the NPC stymied Zarn Sullivan's prodigious development.
Tom Vinicombe
19 Dec, 11:55
Returning star Beale to play fullback at Tahs
Coach Darren Coleman intends to play Kurtley Beale at fullback next season as the Waratahs ponder how to take the next step toward…
19 Dec, 0:15
'Over the moon': Robertson reportedly secures future for 2023
Star coach Scott Robertson will remain in New Zealand for the 2023 Super Rugby season after reportedly missing out on the England …
Finn Morton
18 Dec, 19:34
Breakthrough Super Rugby talent eyeing Wallabies eligibility in 2023
The Christchurch-born and raised 26-year-old has been turning heads for his physical play on both sides of the ball, proving himse…
Ned Lester
16 Dec, 0:11
'Wasn't big enough or fast enough': The 'average' centre who is the Crusaders newest halfback
The departure of centurion Bryn Hall had the reigning champions sniffing for Noah, by late July they had their man for three years…
Adam Julian
14 Dec, 14:33
Chiefs' big signing foreshadows a bigger problem for New Zealand
The recruitment of a 34-year-old prop from Ireland might have raised a few eyebrows in New Zealand this weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
14 Dec, 9:55
Four key Super Rugby selection battles ahead of All Blacks' World Cup quest
While the All Blacks selectors will undoubtedly have to make some significant calls when they eventually announce their squad next…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Dec, 7:34
Chiefs sign veteran Irish international as injury cover for All Black
Ireland's John Ryan will join the Gallagher Chiefs for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season the Chiefs Rugby Club announced tod…
Sam Smith
13 Dec, 21:24
The hunt for the next All Blacks No 10
There are no heirs apparent to the likes of Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga.
Tom Vinicombe
13 Dec, 8:30
'Still waiting for that World Cup': France-bound Sowakula gunning for 2023
France-bound All Blacks loose forward Pita Gus Sowakula still harbour hopes of featuring at next year's Rugby World Cup.
Tom Vinicombe
13 Dec, 7:48
Clermont confirm signing of jilted All Black on two-year deal
Two-cap All Black Pita Gus Sowakula has ostensibly given up hope on ever playing for the New Zealand national side again, signing …
Tom Vinicombe
12 Dec, 7:14
Lakai ready for Super Rugby after best NPC season by a loose forward since Savea
Lakai is still eligible for another season of Under 20 rugby but is unlikely to compete in the age group again having signed a Sup…
Adam Julian
10 Dec, 18:40
Two key forwards ready to make a return to the Crusaders engine room
There's some good news on the injury front for the Crusaders ahead of the 2023 season.
Sam Smith
09 Dec, 11:14
Scott Robertson razor focussed on Crusaders amidst England speculation
With the recent sackings of Wayne Pivac and Eddie Jones, rumours again started swirling that Scott Robertson could be appointed he…
Ned Lester
08 Dec, 19:45
Will Gatland's homecoming with the Chiefs be remembered fondly, if at all?
Warren Gatland won't go down as the worst Super Rugby coach in New Zealand history but statistically speaking, he's not far off.
Tom Vinicombe
07 Dec, 5:17
Hurricanes' youngest ever back ready for the next step in 2023
Riley Higgins appears set for a long future in professional rugby after signing a full contract with the Hurricanes in Super Rugby…
Adam Julian
06 Dec, 15:07
'Those conversations never really sit still': What future holds for Super Rugby
While the CEOs of both RA and NZR have affirmed that there will be no changes to Super Rugby Pacific just yet, there are discussio…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Dec, 16:37
Australia the big winners in curious new Super Rugby deal
An eight-team competition was once deemed the best way forward for Super Rugby but New Zealand Rugby have relented.
Tom Vinicombe
01 Dec, 23:58
Super Rugby Pacific's future confirmed as new deal announced
New Zealand rugby and Rugby Australia have announced a new deal that will see Super Rugby Pacific continue through to 2030.
Ned Lester
01 Dec, 20:11
Super Rugby title-winning pair rejoin Highlanders as staff
Former Highlanders’ co-captains Nasi Manu and Ben Smith have joined the 2023 Highlanders’ management team.
Kim Ekin
01 Dec, 1:29
EPCR chief McKay delivers his latest Club Rugby World Cup update
European rugby chiefs have admitted that attempts to set up a Club Rugby World Cup remain ongoing with no deadline set for the con…
30 Nov, 11:42
Scotty Stevenson: 'Access to players has been weaponized'
Stevenson delivered an impassioned protest to the commercialisation of rugby in New Zealand and all of its seeping implications.
Ned Lester
28 Nov, 22:32
Rob Kearney left 'pretty unimpressed' by his season in Australia
Former Ireland fullback Rob Kearney has spoken of being taken aback following a year in Australian rugby with the Western Force.
Ian Cameron
25 Nov, 11:09
Nadolo joins Tagicakibua at Sydney rugby club
Sailosi Tagicakibau, the former Samoa, London Irish and Wasps wing, has enlisted the help of Fijian powerhouse Nemani Nadolo.
Chris Jones
24 Nov, 4:08
Moana Pasifika name just one Super Rugby debutant in 2023 squad
Moana Pasifika coach Aaron Mauger has opted for the tried and tested for next year's Super Rugby Pacific season, naming just one u…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Nov, 16:19
Highlanders draft in former All Black as Folau Fakatava opts out of surgery
Highlanders and All Blacks halfback Folau Fakatava has elected a non-operative approach initially for his injured knee.
Sam Smith
09 Nov, 13:05
Carlos Spencer's son following in his dad's footsteps with Super Rugby contract
Payton Spencer has decided where his rugby future lies, signing a Super Rugby contract. But, that's not the only deal the youngste…
Ned Lester
04 Nov, 0:42
Flannery makes a 'brilliant' Premiership vs Super Rugby comparison
Harlequins assistant Jerry Flannery believes the Gallagher Premiership has eclipsed Super Rugby as a spectacle and insists that th…
Chris Jones
29 Oct, 7:18
'I'm ready': Robertson talks All Blacks coaching role and Crusaders new recruits
“I’ve spent the last 15 years coaching to get ready to be the head coach for the All Blacks, that’s really clear.”
Ned Lester
27 Oct, 21:08
Is this the best piece of recruitment from the Super Rugby off-season?
There were a few noteworthy pick-ups in the New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific squads announced on Tuesday but it's a shrewd bit of b…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Oct, 10:08
The Highlanders name youthful 2023 squad
2023 brings the arrival of a new Super Rugby Pacific season and a new captain for the Highlanders.
Ned Lester
25 Oct, 21:22
Crusaders name 2023 squad in pursuit of seventh consecutive Super Rugby title
“The mixture of enthusiasm and experience in the squad is great and we can’t wait to see the growth of the group.”
Sam Smith
25 Oct, 19:23
McKenzie returns for Chiefs as McMillan names 2023 squad
Of the 38 players named; 15 have run out in the black jersey, seven are named in the current All Blacks squad, and five in the All…
Ned Lester
25 Oct, 17:31
Five new signings for the Hurricanes as 2023 squad named
The Hurricanes have today named their 38-man squad for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.
Sam Smith
25 Oct, 17:06
Blues looking to 'go one further' as they name their squad for the 2023 season
The few newbies include Rob Rush, son of former All Black Eric Rush and All Black sevens speedster Caleb Tangitau.
Ned Lester
25 Oct, 16:37
Three flyers from Chiefs catchment area set to play for rival franchises
While Chiefs head coach Clayton McMillan has lamented his side's lack of consistent finishing prowess in the outer channels in rec…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Oct, 7:24
Recent All Black Aidan Ross re-signs with Chiefs
Ross made his Test debut for the All Blacks against Ireland in July and was recently named in the All Blacks XV squad for the Nort…
Sam Smith
24 Oct, 16:09
'It clearly shows where the intention is' - All Blacks accused of poaching
Manu Samoa coach Seilala Mapusua believes New Zealand rugby’s selection of Moana Pasifika’s Super Rugby Pacific centre Levi Au…
Chris Jones
21 Oct, 4:10
'I didn't actually sign up': The time Ruben Love was tricked into pursuing rugby
Only three outside backs were selected for the All Blacks XV squad, making Love's inclusion especially promising for his future in…
Ned Lester
20 Oct, 20:08
Maori All Black Selby-Rickit signs with Chiefs
The talented lock has notched up 21 Super Rugby caps to date with the Highlanders, having played for them since his debut in 2020.
Ned Lester
20 Oct, 17:03
Mark Evans aiming to use new role to bring top class rugby to Fiji
Mark Evans, the new Swire Shipping Fijian Drua chief executive, is planning to change the face of rugby in Fiji by staging six mat…
Chris Jones
20 Oct, 3:56
Chiefs lock in rising talent Etene Nanai-Seturo with extension
The Chiefs have announced the re-signing of 23-year-old Etene Nanai-Seturo for the 2023 Super Rugby Season.
Sam Smith
19 Oct, 16:44
For the All Blacks' sake, the Crusaders must spread the love
The selection of so many young, unproven Crusaders in the All Blacks XV raises the question whether New Zealand Rugby should inves…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Oct, 10:16
All Blacks XV rake signs new deal with Crusaders
A potential All Black of the future has inked a new deal with the Crusaders which will see him remain in Christchurch for the next…
Sam Smith
19 Oct, 7:45
Chiefs winger Shaun Stevenson clears the air regarding his playing future
Shaun Stevenson has confirmed his commitment to the Chiefs for next year's campaign despite rumours swirling of a potential code s…
Ben Smith
18 Oct, 17:09
The young gun set to profit from Savea's sabbatical
Last week Lakai was signed by the Hurricanes to a contract which will take him through to 2025, giving him one year of studentship…
Ned Lester
17 Oct, 23:08
Shaun Stevenson's All Blacks XV omission fuels NRL rumours
Stevenson's play for the Maori All Blacks against Ireland was the big amplifier in discussions around his test-level potential.
Ned Lester
17 Oct, 19:31
Chiefs extend All Black lock Tupou Vaa'i long term
Chiefs and New Zealand Rugby reach three year contract extension with lock Tupou Vaa'i until 2025.
Sam Smith
17 Oct, 16:11
There's something off about a Moana Pasifika MVP playing for the All Blacks XV
Levi Aumua's inclusion in the All Blacks XV has answered one question that's been festering since Moana Pasifika were announced as…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Oct, 8:38
Sevu Reece re-signs with the Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby
Reece has 44 tries in 55 appearances along with four Super Rugby championship titles since his debut for the Canterbury side in Ma…
Ned Lester
13 Oct, 0:58
Tasman flyer inks three-year deal with Crusaders
Tasman outside back Macca Springer has signed a three-year deal with the Crusaders which will see him run out for the Super Rugby …
Sam Smith
12 Oct, 6:28
Highlanders promote from within to finalise 2023 coaching group
The Highlanders have announced Otago NPC Coach Tom Donnelly has been appointed as their forwards coach for two years from 2023.
Online Editors
12 Oct, 5:04
Hurricanes sign explosive young Wellington back-rower
In his fourth NPC outing for Wellington, the former St Patrick's Silverstream player became the 20th player in NPC history to sco…
Ned Lester
11 Oct, 22:51
'I have my philosophies': Referee Ben O'Keeffe reveals how he previews games
"It's all related to what going to surprise me in this game, because as soon as referees are surprised, that's when they start mak…
Ned Lester
05 Oct, 18:47
Chiefs fullback reportedly being targeted by new NRL side
The Chiefs could be set to lose another player if rumours out of Australia are to be believed.
Sam Smith
05 Oct, 11:42
Young Wellington star Riley Higgins inks deal with Hurricanes
20-year-old Wellington second five-eighth Riley Higgins has put pen to paper for the Hurricanes, signing a two-year deal with the …
Tom Vinicombe
04 Oct, 12:14
Jordie Barrett confirms playing future in New Zealand
“I feel as though the Hurricanes franchise is in a really good place at the moment and I feel like the All Blacks are building t…
03 Oct, 22:35
Highlanders raid WRU for new attack coach
Current Wales Women attack coach Richard Whiffin will join the Highlanders ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season.
Kim Ekin
03 Oct, 4:38
Chiefs playmaker Kaleb Trask heading to Japan
Chiefs playmaker Kaleb Trask will head to Japan following the NPC to link up with Mie Heat for the 2022-23 Rugby League One season…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Oct, 7:27
Proposal of referee post-match interviews could clarify calls for fans
"I've done some work with a number of the referees around Super Rugby Pacific and certain things we're looking at and they actuall…
Ned Lester
28 Sep, 0:47
Super Rugby boss rules out Japan or US teams
Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos has ruled out involvement by teams from Japan or the US in Super Rugby in the near future.
26 Sep, 3:53
'Rivalry' match ups in Super Rugby draw
Three "rivalry" match ups for each team are a feature of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw announced on Sunday.
25 Sep, 4:16
Chay Fihaki to put pressure on Will Jordan after extending stay with Crusaders
Dynamic young utility back Chay Fihaki has re-signed with the Crusaders, presenting exciting prospects for the team taking the fie…
Online Editors
23 Sep, 10:46
Du'Plessis Kirifi inks new deal with Hurricanes
The Hurricanes have announced today that Du’Plessis Kirifi will recommit to the franchise until the end of 2025.
Online Editors
23 Sep, 10:37
Mitch Brown the latest Chiefs player to depart ahead of 2023 season
Chiefs loose forward Mitch Brown will head to Japan at the end of the provincial season, with the 29-year-old signing a two-year d…
Tom Vinicombe
20 Sep, 7:19
Two-Test All Black Jamie Mackintosh joins the Hurricanes coaching line-up
Former All Blacks prop Jamie Mackintosh has been named as the Hurricanes' new set-piece coach for the upcoming Super Rugby Pacific…
Online Editors
20 Sep, 4:31
Former Rebels and Chiefs playmaker links up with Brumbies
Jack Debreczeni will rejoin Super Rugby after the playmaker signed with the Brumbies for the 2023 season.
20 Sep, 4:12
'New Zealand was massive for my development... I'd recommend it to anyone'
Joe Marchant was at it again on Saturday, the midfielder demonstrating his invaluable backline flexibility by filling in on the Ha…
Liam Heagney
18 Sep, 4:42
A tweak to the global calendar could pave the way for the perfect Super Rugby season
A more marketable Super Rugby season would strengthen rugby's standing in Australia while also future-proofing the game in New Zea…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Sep, 10:00
George Bridge reportedly set to call time on All Blacks career
Former All Blacks wing George Bridge will reportedly call time on his Test career and link up with French powerhouse Montpellier f…
Sam Smith
17 Sep, 9:17
Blues sign up former Under 20s prop on three-year deal
Promising young prop Josh Fusitu’a has signed with the Blues on a three-year contract through to 2025.
Sam Smith
16 Sep, 10:06
Crusaders and Highlanders to clash in opening match of 2023 'Super Round'
Melbourne will once again play host to Super Rugby Pacific's now annual 'Super Round', with the Crusaders and Highlanders set to s…
Sam Smith
16 Sep, 9:26
Quade Cooper backs Japan's innovative concept for Super Rugby Pacific
Including Japanese teams would be a win-win as they would improve through more exposure to Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby …
13 Sep, 23:37
Monty Ioane makes the shift to Super Rugby
Monty Ioane is coming home.
Online Editors
13 Sep, 5:10
Israel Folau to face Australian opposition this November
The Western Force are set to come up against a familiar face in November after they locked in two pre-season games against Israel …
12 Sep, 4:09
Brumbies re-sign former Wallaby midfielder for next Super Rugby Pacific season
The ACT Brumbies are pleased to announce Brumby 241 Chris Feauai-Sautia has re-signed with the club for the 2023 Harvey Norman Sup…
Online Editors
11 Sep, 20:25
Ireland's Oli Jager extends time in New Zealand
Irish Prop Oli Jager has signed on with the Crusaders until 2024
Sam Smith
09 Sep, 7:12
All Black hooker commits to Hurricanes long-term
The 25-year-old, who had been contracted until 2023, said he was thrilled to extend his time with the Hurricanes. 
Sam Smith
29 Aug, 21:44
Force set to supersize for Super Rugby
New Western Force coach Simon Cron has set his sights on turning his side into one of the buffest teams in Super Rugby Pacific.
29 Aug, 4:24
Will Jordan inks new deal with Crusaders, New Zealand Rugby
All Blacks wunderkind Will Jordan has inked a new deal to keep him in New Zealand until the end of 2023.
Sam Smith
24 Aug, 12:14
The man who helped ID Damian McKenzie is heading to the Highlanders
Dave Dillon, formerly the head coach of the Japanese company team the Kobelco Steelers, will join Clarke Dermody’s coaching team…
Online Editors
24 Aug, 7:19
'I didn't know that was possible': Wallaby's flexible deal opens door for South African stint
Wright's flexible two-year deal with the Reds will allow him to sign a medium-term overseas deal in the off-season.
23 Aug, 21:49
'I'd be pretty filthy': Wallaby takes aim at 'suits' wanting scrum changes
A 60-second clock to form a scrum was raised as a way to increase ball-in-play time.
23 Aug, 21:18
'I'm hearing whispers about another Premiership club...'
Ex-Premiership club CEO Mark Evans will spend the next three seasons trying to ensure the Fijian Drua Super Rugby franchise become…
Chris Jones
23 Aug, 10:49
Ex-Harlequins boss Mark Evans joins a Super Rugby Pacific club
Fijian Drua have named Mark Evans, the former Saracens director of rugby and Harlequins CEO and coach, as the new CEO ahead of the…
Liam Heagney
23 Aug, 5:30
'That's not how it works': New Fijian Drua boss on second season hopes
Fijian Drua will have more home games in their second year of Super Rugby Pacific in 2023.
23 Aug, 0:20
Ejected Western Force coach picks up new Super Rugby gig
Former Western Force coach Tim Sampson has landed a new gig after being appointed as an assistant coach at the Melbourne Rebels.
17 Aug, 3:37
'There are cracks in their system and they need us more than ever'
RA boss Hamish McLennan has doubled down on his criticism of the current Australia/New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific partnership, in…
Liam Heagney
16 Aug, 6:08
'Proud day' - Brumbies revert to original name last used in 2004
The Brumbies have re-inserted the 'ACT' back into their name for the first time since 2004.
Ian Cameron
15 Aug, 5:55
Nemani Nadolo returning to Super Rugby on one-year deal
Powerhouse Fijian international Nemani Nadolo has rejoined the NSW Waratahs ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season, 12 years…
08 Aug, 19:48
Injury-stricken Force swoop for Reds playmaker
The Western Force have swept in to sign playmaker Hamish Stewart on a two-year deal and the Queensland Reds insist they aren't ang…
05 Aug, 4:55
'It feels like home, feels good': Larkham confirms Brumbies staff
Even with Scott Sio, Folau Fainga'a, Irae Simone and Tom Banks departing the ACT Brumbies, new coach Stephen Larkham believes thei…
02 Aug, 4:19
Waratahs sign Wallabies bad boy Latu
Tolu Latu has been thrown a rugby career lifeline by his former club the NSW Waratahs, who have signed the hooker.
01 Aug, 3:54
Former Super Rugby title-winning coach links up with Highlanders in new role
Boyd will draw on his wealth of coaching experience to help guide new head coach, Clarke Dermody, and his coaching group in 2023.
Sam Smith
27 Jul, 21:35
'I would always be interested in Ngani'
While a return to New Zealand could eventually be on the cards for Ngani Laumape, Hurricanes fans shouldn't start counting their c…
Sam Smith
27 Jul, 11:48
Brett Cameron's signing creates backline conundrum for Hurricanes
Four years following the departure of Beauden Barrett, the Hurricanes will once again have an All Black running the cutter at firs…
Tom Vinicombe
27 Jul, 6:42
Western Force re-sign veteran for another two years
As one of only three players to play 100 matches for the Force, Prior's leadership and skill will continue to be crucial as he ent…
27 Jul, 0:49
Highlanders invest in future by signing five New Zealand U20 players from 2024
The Highlanders have invested heavily in their future, signing five New Zealand U20 representatives on three-year deals from 2024.
Alex McLeod
25 Jul, 23:24
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson hires new assistant coach after recent departures
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has acted quickly shortly after the departures of two of his assistants in recent weeks.
Alex McLeod
25 Jul, 20:47
One-test All Blacks first-five Brett Cameron signs with Hurricanes
Former All Blacks first-five Brett Cameron will return to Super Rugby next year after signing a two-year deal with the Hurricanes.
Alex McLeod
25 Jul, 19:51
Report: Crusaders coach in line to join All Blacks coaching group
Scott Robertson's chief assistant at the Crusaders has reportedly been asked to join Ian Foster's All Blacks coaching staff.
Sam Smith
22 Jul, 21:45
NSW Waratahs confirm list of the 13 players that are leaving
Recent Super Rugby Pacific quarter-finalists the Waratahs have confirmed the full list of 13 players that are leaving them followi…
Liam Heagney
22 Jul, 6:05
'It is very early' - English clubs yet to agree on Club World Cup
European rugby chiefs are driving plans to create a Club World Cup to be played every four years involving eight teams from the No…
Chris Jones
21 Jul, 7:46
'Bizarre': All Blacks greats puzzled by glaring non-selections for Ireland series
All Blacks greats have questioned the omission of two players they believe could have impacted in the recent series defeat to Irel…
Sam Smith
19 Jul, 23:45
Why Scott Robertson must be brought in immediately if the All Blacks cut Ian Foster
A ex-Crusaders star has given his old boss Scott Robertson a vote of confidence as the All Blacks head coach role comes under incr…
Alex McLeod
19 Jul, 0:01
Forgotten Wallabies lock back in World Cup frame after signing with Reds
The Queensland Reds' second-row stocks have been restored by the acquisition of a former Wallabies lock until 2025.
18 Jul, 19:59
Report: All Blacks outcast George Bridge set for overseas move
George Bridge is reportedly set to leave the Crusaders and move abroad following his omission from the All Blacks.
Sam Smith
14 Jul, 22:57
Hurricanes confirm seven departures following 2022 season
Seven Hurricanes have played their final matches for the New Zealand franchise and will head elsewhere for 2023.
Sam Smith
06 Jul, 9:16
'Do the right thing': Lakapi Samoa boss urges Rugby Australia to stay in Super Rugby
Lakapi Samoa has called on RA to remain in Super Rugby Pacific following reports that Australia's five franchises could soon leave…
Sam Smith
01 Jul, 21:36
Maori All Blacks fullback Zarn Sullivan on the road to stardom
Despite a slow start to the season, Zarn Sullivan is on track to becoming a world-class fullback.
Tom Vinicombe
01 Jul, 12:27
Crusaders sign Highlanders loose forward to replace outgoing Pablo Matera
While the Crusaders won't have Argentinian international Pablo Matera on their books for next season, the Super Rugby Pacific cham…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Jul, 7:32
All Blacks outcast George Bridge linked to Super Rugby Pacific switch
Crusaders wing George Bridge has been linked to a Super Rugby Pacific transfer in the wake of his omission from the All Blacks squ…
Sam Smith
01 Jul, 0:58
All Blacks No 8 Hoskins Sotutu re-commits to New Zealand Rugby
All Blacks No 8 Hoskins Sotutu will remain in New Zealand for the foreseeable future, committing his services to the Blues and NZR…
Alex McLeod
30 Jun, 23:05
Brumbies halfback handed captaincy duties for Australia A
Head coach Jason Gilmore has named Brumbies halfback Ryan Lonergan captain of the Australia A side or the team's Pacific Nations C…
Sam Smith
30 Jun, 12:58
Former Saracens hooker primed for Wallabies debut
New Wallabies hooker Dave Porecki says he can't rely on his years of toil in English rugby to give him an upper hand when he makes…
30 Jun, 12:45
Kiwi flyer Chase Tiatia latest pick-up in Western Force's off-season raid
The Western Force have continued their off-season raid, signing former Chiefs and Hurricanes flyer Chase Tiatia on a two-year deal…
Alex McLeod
29 Jun, 2:47
Highlanders sign young halfback to accompany Aaron Smith and Folau Fakatava
The Highlanders have confirmed the signing of young halfback James Arscott, who joins the Super Rugby Pacific outfit on a two-year…
Alex McLeod
29 Jun, 1:25
Newly-named All Blacks playmaker Stephen Perofeta re-signs with Blues
Newly-named All Blacks playmaker Stephen Perofeta has secured his playing future for the next two years after re-signing with the …
Alex McLeod
29 Jun, 0:34
All Blacks star Caleb Clarke confirms playing future amid speculation of NRL switch
All Blacks star Caleb Clarke has confirmed his playing future after being the subject of a cross-code rumours earlier this year.
Sam Smith
27 Jun, 2:33
Cut the rhetoric, Australia and NZ can't live without one another
For all the questions before the competition kicked off, Super Rugby Pacific was a massive win for NZ and Australia.
Tony Johnson
24 Jun, 14:05
Key All Blacks still not locked in beyond 2022
Six members of the All Blacks squad named to take on Ireland in a three-match series next month are yet to sign contracts that wil…
Sam Smith
24 Jun, 10:33
'Felt like I let my teammates down': Noah Lolesio talks semi-final drop-kick
Young playmaker Noah Lolesio has recovered from the Super Rugby Pacific semi-final between the Brumbies and Blues and is now out t…
Sam Smith
24 Jun, 7:14
Lineout-dismantler Cullen Grace can't be ignored by the All Blacks
Cullen Grace could be the man best-suited to fill Kieran Read's boots in the All Blacks.
Nick Bishop
23 Jun, 12:28
Why the in-form Cullen Grace was only a late call-up for the Maori All Blacks
Despite missing out on the national side, Cullen Grace still has an opportunity to press his case at a higher level and has been c…
Sam Smith
23 Jun, 10:21
It's time for the Chiefs to raid the Blues' outside back stocks
Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan will be casting a glance over the riches stored away by some of the other Super Rugby sides around t…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Jun, 6:03
Highlanders sign Chiefs winger and extend young lock for 2023 and beyond
Only a few days after being appointed as Highlanders head coach, Clarke Dermody is already adding to his 2023 squad.
Sam Smith
23 Jun, 2:13
Cullen Grace one of three new additions to Maori All Blacks squad
One week ahead of the Maori All Blacks' first match with Ireland, three players have been called into the Maori side to bolster th…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Jun, 5:02
'Extraordinary': The player who could benefit most from Josh Lord's long-term injury
One of the standout players from the Super Rugby Pacific finals may be in line to benefit the most from All Blacks lock Josh Lord'…
Alex McLeod
22 Jun, 2:24
'Reeks of desperation': Ex-Super Rugby star's warning to RA over competition threat
A title-winning former Super Rugby star has issued a warning to Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan over his claims that Aust…
Sam Smith
22 Jun, 0:41
'Hard work and consistency': How Clarke Dermody plans to turn Highlanders around
Following a season in which they won just four matches and went winless against Kiwi opposition, new Highlanders boss Clarke Dermo…
Alex McLeod
21 Jun, 21:40
Who is willing to gamble the most in potential Super Rugby split?
There is a very good chance that the latest comments out of Rugby Australia regarding the future of Super Rugby Pacific are nothin…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Jun, 11:09
Highlanders unveil Clarke Dermody as Tony Brown's replacement as head coach
The Highlanders have announced long-serving assistant Clarke Dermody as the franchise's new head coach in the wake of Tony Brown's…
Alex McLeod
20 Jun, 22:20
'Stupidest thing I've ever heard': Ex-Wallaby says Australia should 'thank' Kiwi brothers
Former Wallaby hooker Jeremy Paul has slammed the idea that Australian Rugby should break away from Super Rugby Pacific in order t…
Sam Smith
20 Jun, 19:22
'That's just crap': Ex-All Blacks blast RA chairman over Super Rugby Pacific threat
A trio of former All Blacks have taken Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan to task over his threat that Australia may abandon…
Sam Smith
20 Jun, 2:52
Dave Rennie urges Australia not to abandon Super Rugby Pacific
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is urging Australian officials not to abandon Super Rugby Pacific, saying it's important for the devel…
20 Jun, 0:33
The Crusaders' win a disaster for the prematurely picked All Blacks
And on the strength of Saturday’s decider at Eden Park, it’s a shame the All Blacks were picked so prematurely.
Hamish Bidwell
19 Jun, 23:09
Picking the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific Team of the Season
With the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific campaign done and dusted, here's a selection of competition's standout player in this Team …
Alex McLeod
19 Jun, 21:14
The Blues saved the worst for last but it won't change many All Black selections
Mo'unga, Havili and Goodhue would be your 10-12-13 All Blacks combination if you were picking solely off this game. However, it wo…
Ben Smith
19 Jun, 20:50
Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock played through broken thumb in Super Rugby Pacific final
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has revealed that inspirational lock Sam Whitelock played through his injury in the Super Rug…
Sam Smith
19 Jun, 1:20
Overlooked Crusaders' back row play their part in stunning the Blues
Crusaders No 8 Grace was pushing for a recall after being selected in the squad in 2020 and debuting that year off the bench again…
Ben Smith
18 Jun, 22:25
'Steph Curry for us': Richie Mo'unga compared to NBA superstar by Robertson
Whilst it was up front at set-piece time that spoiled the Blues' possessions, it was the Crusaders' game drivers that piled on the…
Ben Smith
18 Jun, 21:11
'I'm smashing my TV': Former All Black unhappy with Crusaders coach Robertson
Former All Black prop Neemia Tialata has taken exception with Crusaders coach Scott Robertson, with a public plea to stop his post…
Sam Smith
18 Jun, 19:25
'Bullied by kids': Blues' All Black front row comes up short against youngsters
However, that advantage up front did not materialise against the Crusaders in the final as George Bower, Codie Taylor, and Oliver …
Sam Smith
18 Jun, 18:34
2022 just one year too early for 'hurting' Blues
Sitting on a franchise-record 15-match win streak, boasting home advantage and having come out on top in the last meeting between …
Tom Vinicombe
18 Jun, 15:19
Scott Robertson applauds last-ever performance of Crusaders halves partnership
The work of well-oiled halves pairing Bryn Hall and Richie Mo'unga didn't go unnoticed by senior Crusaders figures in their Super …
Tom Vinicombe
18 Jun, 14:48
'Like they had our playbook': Crusaders reveal title-winning lineout secret
If the Blues were to have any chance of besting the Crusaders at Eden Park in Saturday's Super Rugby Pacific final, they needed to…
Tom Vinicombe
18 Jun, 14:12
Crusaders player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific Final
The Crusaders have done it again, securing another Super Rugby title. Who were the best players in their final victory of the seas…
Mike Rehu
18 Jun, 6:13
Blues player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific Final
The Blues have fallen at the last hurdle, going down to the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Pacific final. Who were their best perfor…
Tom Vinicombe
18 Jun, 5:23
Crusaders outclass Blues to clinch inaugural Super Rugby Pacific title
The Crusaders have done it again, beating the Blues in Auckland to claim the Super Rugby Pacific title - their sixth championship …
Alex McLeod
18 Jun, 5:10
How the Crusaders and Canterbury helped shape uncapped Wallabies prospect
When he makes his inevitable test debut for the Wallabies against England over the coming weeks, Nick Frost will have the Crusader…
Alex McLeod
18 Jun, 0:32
'He plays on the edge': Crusaders have no reservations about Pablo Matera
Argentinian international Pablo Matera faced a tough week ahead of the Super Rugby Pacific final, not knowing whether he'd be avai…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Jun, 15:33
Crusaders expecting a 'Johannesburg sort of feel' at sold-out Eden Park for final
Not only is Eden Park sold out for this weekend's Super Rugby Pacific final between the Blues and the Crusaders, but additional st…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Jun, 7:09
Injury strikes All Blacks squad with young lock ruled out for season
Add junior lock Josh Lord to the All Blacks' list of long-term injuries alongside the likes of Joe Moody, Anton Lienert-Brown and …
Tom Vinicombe
17 Jun, 4:09
Damian McKenzie's return to New Zealand confirmed following Japan sabbatical
All Blacks star Damian McKenzie's return to New Zealand has been confirmed following a six-month spell in Japanese club rugby.
Alex McLeod
17 Jun, 0:31
Blues boss Leon MacDonald details plan to beat Crusaders in Super Rugby Pacific final
An unstoppable force will meet an immovable object when the Blues take on the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Pacific final at Auckla…
16 Jun, 21:14
The same issue has plagued the Chiefs for a second season in a row
While they may have finished the regular season as the third-seeded side in Super Rugby Pacific, the harsh truth is that it would …
Tom Vinicombe
16 Jun, 12:22
Oppressive defence bites back as finals rugby arrives
After a period typified by free-flowing, attacking rugby, resolute defence has taken over in 2022.
Nick Bishop
16 Jun, 11:53
'He's got a few boxes to tick': What Blues captain Papalii must do to play
Captain Dalton Papalii is poised to return via the bench for the Blues in Saturday's sold-out Super Rugby Pacific final against th…
15 Jun, 23:41
Report: Rugby Australia threatens to go alone with Super Rugby as 'all bets are off'
On the eve of the All-Kiwi Super Rugby Pacific final between the Blues and Crusaders a 'bombshell' has been dropped by Rugby Austr…
Sam Smith
15 Jun, 23:08
Dalton Papalii will be a game time decision as Blues name team to face Crusaders
The forwards remain the same as the semi-final win over the Brumbies, which means that openside flanker Adrian Choat, the only pla…
Sam Smith
15 Jun, 20:23
Just one change for Crusaders as team named for Super Rugby Pacific final
The Crusaders are preparing for a massive clash in front of a full house at Eden Park on Saturday night, when they take on the Blu…
Sam Smith
15 Jun, 20:05
Luke Jacobson omission sends clear All Blacks message
Luke Jacobson has paid the price for being a jack of all trades with the Chiefs this season.
Tom Vinicombe
15 Jun, 12:21
The men best placed to feature in an All Blacks development squad in 2022
While both the All Blacks and Maori All Blacks are now getting their seasons underway with upcoming fixtures against the touring I…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Jun, 10:45
The final that Super Rugby Pacific needs
The all-Kiwi showdown between the Blues and Crusaders will be played in front of a sell-out crowd at Eden Park, which will bring s…
Ben Smith
14 Jun, 22:56
'They probably would have known': Solace for some dropped All Blacks
For every success story that comes out of an All Blacks squad announcement, there are inevitably two or three players left feeling…
Sam Smith
14 Jun, 11:57
Crusaders issue injury updates on their three fallen All Blacks
For much of last weekend's win over the Chiefs, the Crusaders had to cope without three of their seasoned performers thanks to inj…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Jun, 9:44
'No pattern of concern' means Pablo Matera free to play in Super Rugby final
Despite receiving two yellow cards in the Crusaders' semi-final victory over the Chiefs and two further yellows throughout the sea…
Sam Smith
14 Jun, 9:01
Leinster raid Crusaders to source a replacement for Contepomi
Leinster have announced a replacement for departing assistant coach Felipe Contepomi, signing another former player of theirs, And…
Liam Heagney
14 Jun, 4:58
Blues won't retreat into their shells against the Crusaders says Barrett
The Blues 20-19 victory over the Brumbies sealed a date with Scott Robertson's Crusaders side in next week's final at Eden Park wh…
Ben Smith
11 Jun, 19:49
'Gutless': Brumbies 'robbed' of chance to win by non-call in final moments of semi-final
Brumbies flanker Luke Reimer was first over the ball and looked to have secured a holding on penalty that would have given the Bru…
Sam Smith
11 Jun, 17:29
The Blues' big work on ahead of crunch showdown with Crusaders
The Blues may have survived a late-game onslaught from the Brumbies but they face a somewhat more formidable challenge next weeken…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Jun, 11:30
The 60-minute period that sunk the fast-starting Brumbies
The Brumbies will lament the fact that after scoring in the third minute of their Super Rugby Pacific semi-final showdown with the…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Jun, 9:30
'Did you guys see that?': Brumbies coach McKellar unhappy with semi-final officiating
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has expressed his displeasure with the officiating in his side's Super Rugby Pacific semi-final loss t…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Jun, 8:02
Brumbies player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
The Brumbies came within a whisker of upsetting the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday night. Who were their best performers?
Tom Vinicombe
11 Jun, 5:38
Blues player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Blues rated in their Super Rugby Pacific semi-final win over the Brumbies at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
Alex McLeod
11 Jun, 5:13
Blues to host Super Rugby Pacific final after edging Brumbies in one-point thriller
The Blues will host the Crusaders at Eden Park in next week's Super Rugby Pacific final after edging the Brumbies in a thrilling s…
11 Jun, 4:52
'It wasn't a red card': Crusaders 'hopeful' Pablo Matera will avoid ban despite send off
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson is optimistic that red-carded star Pablo Matera will be available to play in next week's Supe…
Alex McLeod
10 Jun, 22:49
'He's playing like an All Black': Scott Robertson's high praise for star Crusader
Many players starred as the Crusaders dug deep to book their place in the Super Rugby Pacific final, but one particular player cau…
Alex McLeod
10 Jun, 21:54
The Will Jordan play that highlights his rugby IQ
After 20 minutes of next to no possession or territory, it looked like the Crusaders' defensive wall was about to break.
Sam Smith
10 Jun, 10:48
De facto All Blacks trial poses as many questions as answers for selectors
Are the Crusaders a champion team, or a team of champions? That's the question the All Blacks selectors will be pondering after th…
Tom Vinicombe
10 Jun, 10:09
Crusaders player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
A commendable defensive effort from the Crusaders has seen them topple the Chiefs and draw one step closer to their 13th title. Wh…
Jordan King
10 Jun, 7:49
Chiefs player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs attacked with all their might but they just couldn't find their way past a dogged Crusaders defence on Friday night. Wh…
Jack O'Rourke
10 Jun, 6:42
Crusaders overcome error-riddled Chiefs to book place in Super Rugby Pacific final
The Crusaders have beaten an error-strewn Chiefs side in Christchurch to qualify for the Super Rugby Pacific final next week.
Alex McLeod
10 Jun, 5:06
The damning statistics counting against Brumbies ahead of Blues semi-final
The Brumbies will have to defy history if they are to upset the Blues in their Super Rugby Pacific semi-final on Saturday.
10 Jun, 2:49
Why Luke Romano chose Blues over Highlanders and why he won't play for Italy
He could become the first player in Super Rugby history to win six titles in as many years, but it could have all been different f…
Alex McLeod
10 Jun, 1:57
'They were bloody good last time': How Blues plan to prevent Brumbies upset
The Blues have swept virtually all before them in Super Rugby Pacific but are wary of what the Brumbies will bring in Saturday's s…
09 Jun, 22:15
'Shambolic': Crusaders coaches blast Christchurch stadium construction delays
Two Crusaders coaches have blasted the ongoing delays that have halted the construction of a new stadium in Christchurch.
Sam Smith
09 Jun, 21:57
Rebels captain one of five key players confirmed to depart the club
Melbourne skipper Michael Wells has been lured across to the Western Force with the Rebels farewelling a swag of experienced playe…
09 Jun, 20:01
All Blacks star avoids court charge despite 'extremely excessive' speeding
All Blacks loose forward and Blues captain Dalton Papalii has avoided a court charge after he was accused by police of "extremely …
Sam Smith
09 Jun, 19:31
Ethan Blackadder's injury could prolong some All Blacks careers
Ian Foster was going to struggle to narrow down his loose forward selections for the All Blacks' upcoming test series with Ireland…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Jun, 11:41
Aidan Ross is one big game away from All Blacks selection
Having strung two seasons of uninterrupted rugby together, Aidan Ross looks destined to be rewarded with an All Blacks call-up nex…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Jun, 5:57
Valetini cleared for return to Brumbies but Ikitau ruled out after suspension
Star forward Rob Valetini is clear to return to the Brumbies' line-up for their crunch semi-final against the Blues on Saturday ni…
08 Jun, 21:42
Blues bench All Black for Brumbies semi-final battle
The Blues have made three changes to their run-on XV for their skirmish with the Brumbies on Saturday night - the most of any side…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Jun, 20:31
Melbourne Rebels wing departs for another shot at NRL in full circle career move
Young Tonumaipea's career has come full circle with the winger landing back at the Melbourne Storm.
08 Jun, 17:36
Why Sam Cane won't wear the No 7 jersey
After two weeks on the sidelines, Sam Cane will make his return for the Chiefs when they square off against the Crusaders in Chris…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Jun, 8:10
Crusaders make just one change for sudden-death Chiefs clash
Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson is taking a largely unchanged lineup into Friday night’s massive semi-final clash against t…
Online Editors
08 Jun, 5:58
Brumbies without Len Ikitau for Super Rugby playoffs as Kiwi duo earn suspension
The Brumbies will be without Len Ikitau for the remainder of the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs after he was handed a suspension by …
Alex McLeod
08 Jun, 2:44
Chiefs star Sam Cane returns for Super Rugby Pacific semi-final against Crusaders
All Blacks captain Sam Cane will return from injury to play for the Chiefs in their Super Rugby Pacific semi-final against the Cru…
Alex McLeod
08 Jun, 1:53
Trio of Blues youngsters sign contract extensions beyond World Cup
A trio of Blues youngster have committed their respective futures to the Auckland-based franchise, signing contract extensions bey…
Alex McLeod
08 Jun, 1:31
'Poison': How the 2013 Highlanders season was derailed by All Blacks stars
Current and former Highlanders stars have opened up on how the franchise went wrong in their dismal 2013 Super Rugby campaign.
Sam Smith
07 Jun, 23:33
Why Jordie Barrett at second-five for the All Blacks makes sense
Barrett’s performances for the Hurricanes at 12 might not excite All Blacks coach Ian Foster, but they do enthuse me. And many o…
Hamish Bidwell
07 Jun, 21:39
The likely All Black bolters for the upcoming series against Ireland
As to who those new inclusions might be, former All Black hooker James Parsons and Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall shared their thoug…
Luke Petherick
07 Jun, 21:26
The play that showed Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is ready for the All Blacks
It’s been a gradual transition into rugby union for Blues star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who has had a solid, if unspectacular, debut…
Luke Petherick
07 Jun, 19:46
Time for the All Blacks to gamble on Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has played just nine games of professional rugby union. Is that enough for All Blacks selection?
Tom Vinicombe
07 Jun, 8:39
The Eden Park hoodoo the Brumbies must break to make Super Rugby Pacific final
If the Brumbies are to qualify for the Super Rugby Pacific final, they will need to pick up their first win at Eden Park in many y…
07 Jun, 2:42
'We're definitely full of confidence': How Brumbies plan to beat Blues
Brumbies playmaker Noah Lolesio has outlined how his side plan on troubling the Blues to keep their Super Rugby Pacific title hope…
06 Jun, 17:12
Brumbies get massive boost ahead of Auckland showdown
The Brumbies are set for a huge boost ahead of their Super Rugby Pacific semi-final against the ladder-topping Blues on Saturday w…
05 Jun, 4:30
'It's an ongoing work-on': Barrett praises teammates, acknowledges own imperfections
Blues first five and stand-in captain Beauden Barrett has praised the work of his teammates following the team's 35-6 win over the…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Jun, 16:43
'We should have won that game': Brumbies confident of Blues boil-over
It's the toughest test in rugby, but if the Brumbies want to taste Super Rugby Pacific championship success, it's one they simply …
04 Jun, 15:20
Brodie Retallick's mammoth performance bodes well for Chiefs and All Blacks
Fears of Brodie Retallick's demise may have been somewhat premature - if the big All Black lock's performance against the Waratahs…
Sam Smith
04 Jun, 13:10
Hurricanes player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
With three Super Rugby Pacific semi-finalists already chosen, the fight for the last spot was in a chilly Canberra. How did the Hu…
Mike Rehu
04 Jun, 12:31
Brumbies player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
The Brumbies have banked a quarter-final win over the Hurricanes with a big second-half effort. Who were their best performers on …
Nick Turnbull
04 Jun, 11:33
Blues player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Blues’ quest for a 'real' Super Rugby title now only requires a further two wins after getting the better of the Highlanders…
Jordan King
04 Jun, 11:01
Brumbies march on in the playoffs with another NZ scalp
The Brumbies will fly the Australian flag in the Super Rugby Pacific for another week after a comeback win in their quarter-final …
04 Jun, 8:04
Highlanders player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
How did the Highlanders rate in their defeat at the hands of the Blues in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter-final showdown?
Tom Vinicombe
04 Jun, 5:51
Blues outgun Highlanders to advance to Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals
The Blues have trounced the Highlanders to advance to the Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals, where they will face either the Brumbie…
04 Jun, 5:06
Chiefs player ratings vs Waratahs | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Chiefs rated in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter-final win over the Waratahs in Hamilton.
Mike Rehu
04 Jun, 3:43
Waratahs player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Waratahs rated in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter-final defeat to the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Jack O'Rourke
04 Jun, 3:05
Chiefs too good for wasteful Waratahs to qualify for Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals
The Chiefs have secured their place in the Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals, downing a wasteful Waratahs side in their quarter-fina…
04 Jun, 2:24
Crusaders flanker added to Tonga squad for Pacific Nations Cup and World Cup qualifier
Crusaders flanker Sione Havili Talitui has been added to the Tonga squad ahead of their Pacific Nations Cup campaign and World Cup…
Alex McLeod
04 Jun, 0:40
Brad Thorn's praise for the Reds tradies who fell short against Crusaders
Brad Thorn is optimistic his Queensland Reds' tradies will benefit from the ultimate apprenticeship after bowing out in a Super Ru…
03 Jun, 23:10
'Go out there and back ourselves': How Brumbies plan to beat Hurricanes
Brumbies captain Allan Alaalatoa says a 23-man effort will be needed for his side to keep their Super Rugby Pacific season alive o…
03 Jun, 22:46
Waratahs put Chiefs on notice as they eye Super Rugby Pacific quarter-final upset
The Waratahs are preparing to go down with all guns blazing when they take on the Chiefs for a Super Rugby Pacific semi-final bert…
03 Jun, 22:35
'It would be nice to have top six': Dane Coles on Super Rugby Pacific playoffs
Hurricanes star Dane Coles says he would like to see the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs reduced from eight teams to six sides.
Alex McLeod
03 Jun, 22:13
All Blacks trio injury doubts for Super Rugby Pacific playoffs and Ireland series
Three All Blacks stars are in doubt for the remainder of the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs, as well as next month's test series aga…
Alex McLeod
03 Jun, 20:00
Reds player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Queensland Reds' season is over after going down valiantly to the Crusaders at Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch on Friday.
Nick Turnbull
03 Jun, 6:08
Crusaders player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Crusaders rated in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter-final win over the Reds in Christchurch on Friday.
Jack O'Rourke
03 Jun, 5:50
Crusaders overcome spirited Reds to qualify for Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals
The Crusaders have qualified for the Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals after overcoming a staunch Reds outfit for a second week runn…
03 Jun, 5:17
Just one Australian included in 2022 Super Rugby Pacific Dream Team
Only one Australian has been voted into a fan-selected Super Rugby Pacific Dream Team conducted by RugbyPass.
Sam Smith
03 Jun, 1:40
Force star wants Super Rugby Pacific title after signing contract extension
Western Force flanker Tim Anstee is eyeing off title success after becoming the latest player to re-sign for the Perth-based franc…
03 Jun, 0:21
'We deserve to be here': How the Highlanders plan to shock the Blues
They may have won only four matches in Super Rugby Pacific, but the Highlanders are firmly of the belief they deserve their place …
Alex McLeod
02 Jun, 23:59
'These opportunities don't come around often': Michael Hooper's message to Waratahs
Michael Hooper is urging the Waratahs to seize the moment and not let an opportunity slip in Saturday's do-or-die Super Rugby Paci…
02 Jun, 21:23
Picking a Wallabies squad based on the regular season of Super Rugby Pacific
As Super Rugby Pacific heads into its post-season, here's a look at what the Wallabies squad for the upcoming England series may l…
Jack O'Rourke
02 Jun, 20:00
The weapons that the Reds are banking on to finish off the Crusaders
The Reds will line up for the sudden-death clash on Friday night after also taking on the Crusaders in the final round of the regu…
02 Jun, 0:34
Frizell misses out on start as Highlanders name side to take on Blues
The Highlanders have made five changes to their starting line-up ahead of their sudden death showdown with the Blues on Saturday.
Tom Vinicombe
01 Jun, 19:26
Ioane brothers return as Blues make 15 changes for Highlanders derby
Coach Leon MacDonald has completely refreshed his starting line-up for the Blues' quarter-final derby with the Highlanders this we…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Jun, 19:22
Hurricanes spring surprises in the forwards for Brumbies rematch
The Hurricanes will look to challenge the Brumbies up front this weekend in Canberra with coach Jason Holland naming a side capabl…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Jun, 19:20
Chiefs name dangerous back three for Waratahs showdown
It may have taken until the sixteenth week of the competition but for the first time this year, the Chiefs are finally able to fie…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Jun, 19:15

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