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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.

Scott Barrett and Jack Goodhue get positional shifts for Crusaders' clash with Drua
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has made a swathe of changes to his side for their upcoming match with the Fijian Drua in Christch…
Tom Vinicombe
18 May, 10:14
'One of the best wingers in this competition': Moana Pasifika wing tipped to star for Fiji
Moana Pasifika boss Aaron Mauger says star wing Timoci Tavatavanawai must be considered for Fiji selection after a standout debut …
Alex McLeod
18 May, 1:32
Highlanders confirm departure of All Blacks hooker Liam Coltman to France
The Highlanders have confirmed that eight-test All Blacks hooker Liam Coltman will leave the side for France after the Super Rugby…
Alex McLeod
18 May, 0:30
Highlanders lose All Black for Waratahs clash as test duo near injury returns
The Highlanders have lost one international but will gain another for this weekend's Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Waratah…
Alex McLeod
17 May, 22:34
Beauden Barrett's stint in Japan has reinvigorated his attack
The tide has well and truly turned for Beauden Barrett, who has found flashes of his best form as the Blues attack has become the …
Ben Smith
17 May, 21:33
'That's the Brodie Retallick-like mindset': The potential All Blacks bolter at lock
The All Blacks locking stocks saw new debutants in 2020 and 2021, such as young Chiefs locks Josh Lord and Tupou Vaa'i, but an unh…
Luke Petherick
17 May, 18:43
Queensland Reds boosted by the return of Wallaby No 8
Harry Wilson says the Queensland Reds are in a good head space despite the run of losses that has seen their Super Rugby Pacific t…
17 May, 16:22
Du'Plessis Kirifi should be free to salute crowds with or without abuse
Du'Plessis Kirifi had unsavoury comments yelled at him from the stands following Saturday night's victory over the Waratahs and th…
Tom Vinicombe
17 May, 12:20
'You never really want to do that': Gibbes reflects on Hurricanes' set-piece woes
Just 34 minutes into the Hurricanes' match with the Waratahs at Leichhardt Oval on the weekend, the coaches made the somewhat unpr…
Tom Vinicombe
17 May, 9:23
Richard Kahui free to play against Chiefs in Hamilton after red card dismissed
Former All Blacks and Chiefs midfielder Richard Kahui could be set to line up against his former side at Waikato Stadium on Saturd…
Tom Vinicombe
17 May, 8:24
Two Wallabies set to return for Waratahs against Highlanders
Test stars Michael Hooper and Ned Hanigan are set to line up against the Highlanders on Sunday as the Waratahs look to balance pla…
17 May, 6:05
Blues and All Blacks prop Karl Tu'inukuafe is heading to France
Karl Tu'inukuafe is calling time on his All Blacks career and will head to France ahead of the 2022-2023 Top 14 season.
Sam Smith
17 May, 5:50
Waratahs prop escapes ban as Richard Kahui awaits SANZAAR judiciary hearing
Western Force star Richard Kahui will learn his fate on Tuesday evening when he faces a SANAZAAR judicial committee after receivin…
Alex McLeod
17 May, 2:13
Waratahs apologise after Hurricanes star Du'Plessis Kirifi alleges racial abuse
The Waratahs have apologised after Hurricanes star Du'Plessis Kirifi alleged that he was racially abused by a fan in Sydney on Sat…
Sam Smith
17 May, 1:34
'It's not David and Goliath': Brumbies insist they can match the Blues
The Brumbies insist they have the game to match the Blues, but know execution will be key in their Super Rugby Pacific top-of-the …
16 May, 18:43
'The midfield is where I want to end up': Julian Savea wants All Blacks No 12 jersey
Former All Blacks star Julian Savea says he wants to return to the New Zealand national side - but as a second-five rather than a …
Sam Smith
16 May, 2:57
'Best 9 in the country on form': Ex-All Black halfback's view on Finlay Christie
Former All Black halfback Justin Marshall has agreed that Blues halfback Finlay Christie is the form number 9 in New Zealand this …
Sam Smith
15 May, 19:29
'How can we allow this to happen?': Rugby's laws under spotlight after Blues-Reds clash
Caterpillar rucking has once again come under the spotlight after the Queensland Reds were spotted using one to clear a box kick a…
Sam Smith
15 May, 17:42
Chiefs lock a viral sensation with post-match sideline interview
Chiefs lock Naitoa Ah Kuoi became an internet sensation after an iconic interview following his side’s 33-30 win over the Melbou…
Stefan Frost
15 May, 14:52
Rebels pipped by Chiefs as unsung hero snatches last minute try
Melbourne's quest for Super Rugby Pacific redemption has fallen just short, with the Rebels going down to the Chiefs 33-30 in a Su…
15 May, 2:25
Watch: Habosi risks it all with the swagger to burn off last defender behind the try line
Fijian Drua winger Vinaya Habosi furthered his claim as one of the world's fastest wingers with his latest effort against Moana Pa…
Sam Smith
14 May, 20:43
Watch: Beauden Barrett and Stephen Perofeta's 'never seen before' trick play
The Blues first five and fullback combination of Beauden Barrett and Stephen Perofeta had their best outing yet as they combined f…
Sam Smith
14 May, 20:13
Jordie Barrett cops it on the chin as veteran Waratahs prop red carded in his return game
Waratahs reserve prop Paddy Ryan was given a red card for a collecting Hurricanes second five eighth Jordie Barrett on the chin du…
Sam Smith
14 May, 19:32
Leon MacDonald provides update on sidelined Rieko Ioane
Having grabbed a bonus-point victory over the Reds at Eden Park on Saturday evening and locked up a home quarter-final spot, Blues…
Tom Vinicombe
14 May, 9:38
Hurricanes overcome big deficit to steal victory from Waratahs
Despite staring own the barrel of a big deficit at halftime, the Hurricanes have scored another win over Australian opposition.
14 May, 8:28
'A beautiful thing': Leon MacDonald praises Blues' well-oiled playmakers
The Blues have triumphed 53-26 over the Reds in Auckland thanks in part to the cool heads of three key playmakers in the side.
Tom Vinicombe
14 May, 7:18
Watch: Beauden Barrett's offensive masterclass just too much for Reds
While it won't show up in many highlights packages, a trick play from first five Beauden Barrett and fullback Stephen Perofeta to …
Sam Smith
14 May, 6:12
Blues overpower Reds to clinch 11th straight Super Rugby Pacific win
The Blues have proven too good for the Reds at Eden Park, running in eight tries to beat the Queenslanders 53-26 in Auckland.
14 May, 4:48
Watch: Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika lay down spine-tingling pre-match challenges
Super Rugby Pacific's two newest teams marked their first-ever, all-Pacific meeting in fiery fashion in Sydney on Saturday.
Sam Smith
14 May, 3:57
Super Rugby Pacific can become a better competition than its predecessors
In case it wasn't already clear to the governing bodies of Super Rugby, an evenly contested, unpredictable competition is a good c…
Tom Vinicombe
14 May, 3:26
Fijian Drua topple Moana Pasifika in first-ever all-Pacific Super Rugby clash
The Fijian Drua have clinched their second win of the Super Rugby Pacific season, beating Pacific rivals Moana Pasifika in their f…
14 May, 3:17
'I would not be surprised if he ends up being an All Black again'
Newly-recruited Hurricanes prop Owen Franks has got the backing of a former teammate to become an All Black again.
Alex McLeod
14 May, 1:37
'Embarrassment': Rebels out to regain respect against Chiefs after Blues humiliation
Admitting they were embarrassed by their Super Rugby Pacific loss to the Blues, the Rebels are looking to regain respect when they…
13 May, 23:02
'Give him the inside running': The leading All Blacks midfield contenders
As the All Blacks close in on July's three-test series against Ireland, time is running out for the national selectors to finalise…
Alex McLeod
13 May, 22:25
Response to Crusaders loss will be be season-defining for Brumbies
Captain Allan Alaalatoa has said that how the Brumbies respond to their second defeat of the Super Rugby Pacific season will be vi…
13 May, 18:30
Tony Brown hails 'amazing performance' from rookie first five
The Highlanders' competent 61-10 win over the Western Force in Dunedin might just be the performance the southerners needed to rea…
Tom Vinicombe
13 May, 10:46
Brumbies player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
For round 13 of Super Rugby Pacific the Brumbies welcomed the Crusaders to GIO Stadium in Canberra.
Jack O'Rourke
13 May, 8:57
Crusaders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
The Crusaders travelled to Canberra to take on the Brumbies on Friday evening knowing that a win could see them jump into second p…
Tom Vinicombe
13 May, 8:33
Crusaders survive Brumbies fightback in Canberra thriller
A late-game fightback from the Brumbies has come to nought with the Crusaders securing an important win in Canberra on Friday nigh…
13 May, 7:39
What it's like to be hit by Hunter Paisami
Wallabies and Queensland Reds centre Hunter Paisami is maybe one of the hardest hitters in the modern game.
Ian Cameron
13 May, 6:17
Highlanders prove too good for Force to clinch third win on the bounce
The Highlanders have proven too good for the Western Force, thumping the visitors at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin to score a re…
13 May, 5:06
Waratahs to bring 'humble confidence' into latest NZ clash
In coach speak, the NSW Waratahs will carry "a humble confidence" into Saturday night's Super Rugby Pacific crunch match
13 May, 4:33
'He's ready to go': Brodie Retallick set for injury return as Chiefs eye home playoff
The Chiefs are set to receive a massive boost in their hunt for a home Super Rugby Pacific quarter-final as star lock Brodie Retal…
Alex McLeod
13 May, 3:05
How James O'Connor's return against Blues could shape race for Wallabies No 10 role
It's unclear who will be Australia's No 10 against England, but James O'Connor's injury return against the Blues may go some way t…
12 May, 23:02
Highlanders coach yearns for South Africa as global club competition gets backing
Highlanders assistant coach Clarke Dermody says Super Rugby has "missed playing the South Africans" as he threw support behind the…
Alex McLeod
12 May, 22:03
Scott Robertson in favour of bold new concepts but laments South Africa loss
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has emphasised the importance of the current discussions taking place at World Rugby headquarters …
Tom Vinicombe
12 May, 12:59
What the Force are reading into the Highlander's No 10 change-up
Western Force coach Tim Sampson is confident his "rock-solid" 10-12 pairing will be able to cope with the Highlanders' selection c…
12 May, 5:05
History against Brumbies side shorn of in-form Noah Lolesio and Rob Valetini
As good as the Brumbies' Super Rugby Pacific form has been this season, they'll be defying history should they knock off the Crusa…
12 May, 4:56
Chiefs welcome All Blacks halves back into the fold for Rebels confrontation
Coach Clayton McMillan has made six changes to the Chiefs' starting line-up ahead of their clash with the Melbourne Rebels on Sund…
Tom Vinicombe
12 May, 4:09
Fiji Government pays NZ$6m to own 51 per cent of Drua
Fiji Attorney-General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has explained why the Government has invested NZ$6m for a 51 per ce…
Chris Jones
12 May, 4:00
The surprise package who has been New Zealand's best attacking midfielder this season
The 23-year-old was been given another chance with the Hurricanes and has found another life, even in a crowded midfield he has be…
Ben Smith
11 May, 23:45
Blues name full strength side to take on Reds in final home game
There is a relatively settled look to the Blues team for their final regular season clash at Eden Park in the DHL Super Rugby Paci…
Sam Smith
11 May, 22:16
Jordie Barrett back to the midfield for the Hurricanes' clash against the Waratahs
The Hurricanes are preparing for their next match on Australian soil as they head to Sydney to take on the Waratahs this Saturday,…
Sam Smith
11 May, 20:29
Moana Pasifika team named to play Fijian Drua in much-anticipated first match
Both teams enter the match with just one win under their belt and are searching for a second to reignite their respective seasons.…
Sam Smith
11 May, 17:45
'He's sucking up helium balloons': The man behind the Crusaders backline shuffle
Heading into the 2022 season, how Crusaders coach Scott Robertson planned to use his contingent of All Blacks backs was a topic of…
Tom Vinicombe
11 May, 10:54
Crusaders unveil strongest line-up of the year ahead of Brumbies showdown
The Crusaders will roll out their strongest line-up of the season when they take on the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday evening.
Tom Vinicombe
11 May, 9:00
The crucial attribute James O'Connor will bring back to the Reds at Eden Park
Queensland's game of musical chairs will continue at Eden Park but in James O'Connor's return, the frustrated side is anticipating…
11 May, 5:02
Force lose Wallabies hopeful ahead of crucial Hurricanes skirmish
Western Force coach Tim Sampson is optimistic scrumhalf Issak Fines-Leleiwasa can overcome a foot injury in time to play again thi…
11 May, 4:54
Highlanders reveal reasoning behind Sam Gilbert's shock selection at No 10
It may have come as a surprise to the rugby public, but the Highlanders say the selection of Sam Gilbert at first-five is anything…
Alex McLeod
11 May, 0:23
'Right now, if he stays fit, I'd take him': The All Black chances for the Hurricanes' front row veterans
The Hurricanes were boosted by the long awaited return of two All Black front rowers, Owen Franks and Dane Coles, when they played…
Sam Smith
10 May, 21:22
Highlanders name surprise new No 10 in shock positional switch for Force clash
The Highlanders have sprung a surprise in their team selection for Friday's Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Western Force.
Alex McLeod
10 May, 20:29
Ex-Wallabies duo return from Japan to boost Waratahs' title hopes
With two key reinforcements arriving from Japan, the Waratahs say a home final is "critical" to their Super Rugby Pacific title am…
10 May, 1:46
The Hurricanes rookie putting pressure on Jordie Barrett's fullback spot
Following his hat-trick against the Fijian Drua, Hurricanes assistant coach Cory Jane says rookie Josh Moorby has put Jordie Barre…
Alex McLeod
10 May, 0:46
Date confirmed for rescheduled clash between Moana Pasifika and Western Force
Moana Pasifika and the Western Force will close their Super Rugby Pacific regular seasons by playing three matches in just a week-…
Alex McLeod
09 May, 22:58
This is the best generation of backline players eligible for the Wallabies in a while
On balance, Australia's midfield stocks are probably stronger, more rounded and definitely more explosive than New Zealand's, espe…
Ben Smith
09 May, 22:18
Clarke Dermody confirms interest in replacing Tony Brown as Highlanders boss
Highlanders assistant coach Clarke Dermody says he would "openly take" the head coach role set to be vacated by outgoing boss Tony…
Alex McLeod
09 May, 20:46
Noah Lolesio reveals why he spurned Japanese offer to stay at Brumbies
Brumbies star Noah Lolesio has lifted the lid behind why he re-sign with Australian rugby rather than pursue a big-money offer in …
09 May, 3:10
The big movers in Jeff Wilson's updated Super Rugby Pacific power rankings
Almost after a month after ranking the Blues as the team to beat in Super Rugby Pacific, All Blacks great Jeff Wilson has changed …
Luke Petherick
09 May, 3:01
'Underwhelmed': Ex-internationals at odds over Quinn Tupaea's recent form
A trio of former New Zealand internationals have offered contrasting views about the performance of Chiefs midfielder Quinn Tupaea…
Luke Petherick
09 May, 2:33
Wallabies pivot Noah Lolesio rejects Japan to re-sign with Rugby Australia
Wallabies playmaker Noah Lolesio has put an end to speculation about a move to Japan by inking a new contract with Rugby Australia…
Alex McLeod
08 May, 19:14
'We're still behind the Kiwis': Waratahs coach makes frank admission despite positive results
They may be getting a little "greedy" but NSW Waratahs coach Darren Coleman is sure they aren't getting ahead of themselves as a S…
08 May, 1:33
'How do you defend that?': Will Jordan's latest try has everyone stunned
Jordan had been the first receiver on the opposite side but had anticipated a kick from his teammate and was running at full speed…
Sam Smith
07 May, 19:39
Wallaby centre Perese set up one of the tries of the season that was cruelly snubbed out
Waratahs outside centre Izaia Perese set up one of the tries of the season against Moana Pasifika at Mt Smart Stadium only for the…
Sam Smith
07 May, 19:05
'In the media it's a good story line': Robertson responds to talk of Crusaders era being over
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has praised his team's ability to overcome adversity as the 12-time champions gear up for a season…
07 May, 17:21
'He wasn't even in the 23': Backline merchants impressing for Moana Pasifika
Moana Pasifika came within a hair's breadth of scoring a second Super Rugby Pacific victory on Saturday night when they were narro…
Sam Smith
07 May, 13:17
Samoan rugby player dies after jumping off bridge in France
A Samoan ProD2 player has died after jumping from a bridge in France on Friday, Montauban have confirmed.
Ian Cameron
07 May, 13:16
'15, 20-point wins' on the cards for Moana Pasifika with a few small fixes
Moana Pasifika head coach Aaron Mauger believes that if his side can fix a few small errors, the wins will start piling up for the…
Tom Vinicombe
07 May, 8:41
Double hat-tricks help Crusaders to sizeable win over Force
After suffering a shock loss to the Waratahs in New South Wales last weekend, the Crusaders have bounced back to thrash the Wester…
07 May, 7:55
Brumbies player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
The Brumbies have defied the odds and grabbed an important victory over the Chiefs in Hamilton. Who stood out for the victors on S…
Mike Rehu
07 May, 6:46
Chiefs player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs were outclassed by a clinical Brumbies side in Hamilton on Saturday night. Who were the best performers in a losing eff…
Jack O'Rourke
07 May, 6:10
The one-two punch that could ignite the All Blacks attack
Two emerging halfbacks could prove crucial to the future success of the All Blacks.
Tom Vinicombe
07 May, 5:29
Brumbies topple Chiefs to clinch third straight win over Kiwi team
The Brumbies have defeated the Chiefs to claim their third Kiwi scalp and further enhance their Super Rugby Pacific title credenti…
07 May, 4:53
Moana Pasifika surrender strong early lead to fall short against Waratahs
Moana Pasifika have surrendered a strong early lead, and a half-time advantage, to fall short against the Waratahs at Mt Smart Sta…
07 May, 2:25
Watch: Eden Park pitch invader flattened in monstrous security guard tackle
The defensive work of Eden Park's security guards has caught the attention of the rugby world after two immense tackles were made …
Sam Smith
06 May, 22:32
'Embarrassing': Reds captain Tate McDermott unloads after Highlanders loss
Reds skipper Tate McDermott has ripped his team's "embarrassing" defence and complacency after surrendering another lead to to los…
06 May, 18:17
Rampant Blues brothers take further steps towards All Blacks selection
Three key figures for the Blues did their All Blacks chances no harm in their mammoth 71-28 win over the Rebels on Friday night.
Tom Vinicombe
06 May, 12:16
MacDonald hails Blues' 'complete performance' ahead of top Australian opposition
In the wake of the Blues' sizeable 71-28 victory over the Rebels, coach Leon MacDonald has praised his side's performance followin…
Tom Vinicombe
06 May, 10:45
Reds player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
An understrength Reds side was tipped up by the Highlanders at Suncorp Stadium on Friday evening. Who were the Reds' best on the n…
Jack O'Rourke
06 May, 9:00
Highlanders player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Pacific
The Highlanders were victorious against Australian Super Rugby heavyweights the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium this evening. T…
Nick Turnbull
06 May, 8:53
Highlanders survive two yellow cards to bank crucial win over Reds
The Highlanders have survived two first-half yellow cards to Josh Dickson and Marino Mikaele-Tu'u to best the Reds in Queensland o…
06 May, 7:46
Blues overcome early scare to score 11 tries and thrash Melbourne Rebels
The Blues have thumped the Melbourne Rebels 71-28 at Eden Park in Auckland to stay at the top of Super Rugby Pacific.
06 May, 4:56
Watch: Mark Telea's acrobatics cap off try-of-the-season contender
After conceding 14 points in the opening five minutes, it appeared that the Blues were set for a long night against the Rebels at …
Sam Smith
06 May, 4:31
How the Force plan to 'write a bit of history' against Crusaders
Western Force captain Feleti Kaitu'u wants his team to write a new winning chapter in their history with the Crusaders in Perth.
06 May, 4:02
'He is pretty much impossible to stop': Waratahs target Moana Pasifika star
The Waratahs are targeting a former championship-winning teammate as the danger man in Saturday's first-time Super Rugby Pacific m…
06 May, 3:26
'Definitely keen': Moana Pasifika eager to take home games to Pacific Islands
Moana Pasifika has outlined its desire to take Super Rugby Pacific matches to the Pacific Islands following last week's spectacle …
Alex McLeod
05 May, 23:20
Dan McKellar issues challenge to Brumbies ahead of season-defining fixtures
Dan McKellar is challenging his charges to go the distance as the Brumbies enter a season-shaping three-match stretch against Supe…
05 May, 22:29
Owen Franks confirms All Blacks aspirations ahead of injury-delayed Hurricanes debut
Three years after he was dropped from New Zealand's 2019 World Cup squad, Owen Franks has confirmed his desire to play for the All…
Alex McLeod
05 May, 22:00
Tony Brown's strategic tweak aimed to bring the best out of Highlanders star Aaron Smith
For the first time this Super Rugby Pacific season, Highlanders captain Aaron Smith won't lead his side out onto the park by himse…
Alex McLeod
05 May, 20:31
Brodie Retallick and All Blacks halves on cusp of return for Chiefs
He may be down but he's certainly not out; it appears that Brodie Retallick could be set for a return to the Chiefs next weekend w…
Tom Vinicombe
05 May, 12:45
Record number of Under 20s conversions nearing for New Zealand Super sides
New Zealand's top age-grade stars are once again getting fast-tracked into Super Rugby this year, with George Bell and Riley Higgi…
Tom Vinicombe
05 May, 10:18
Coleman suggests Moana Pasifika match a bigger challenge than Crusaders
Hoping to stamp out complacency, coach Darren Coleman has branded the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby Pacific clash with lowly Moana Pas…
05 May, 7:26
'We are ambitious': Rebels eyeing back to back wins at Eden Park
Melbourne Rebels have clawed their way into Super Rugby Pacific finals contention and victory over the competition-leading Blues w…
05 May, 7:10
Crusaders pinpoint where things have suddenly gone so wrong
The Crusaders have grappled for the past week with the causes of a form slump that has damaged their title chances in Super Rugby …
05 May, 7:00
No excuses for Thorn: 'If you put on the maroon jersey we expect you to do the job'
Queensland coach Brad Thorn is dismissing talk the Reds can't beat the Highlanders without injured Wallabies trio Taniela Tupou, H…
05 May, 5:24
Dave Rennie not surprised at Australia's improving Super Rugby fortunes
The improved results of Australian Super Rugby Pacific teams may have surprised many but not Wallabies coach Dave Rennie, who said…
05 May, 5:14
It's time for the Hurricanes to hand the keys to Aidan Morgan
It is quite clear that Aidan Morgan and Ruben Love are the future, but they should also be the present right now.
Ben Smith
04 May, 20:11
Hurricanes inject some front-row firepower for Fijian Drua clash
The Hurricanes are set to welcome two All Blacks hookers back into the fold this weekend while former New Zealand representative O…
Tom Vinicombe
04 May, 19:30
All Black prop returns to Chiefs bench for pivotal Brumbies clash
The Gallagher Chiefs have named their side to face the Brumbies this Saturday at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton. Kicking off at 7…
Online Editors
04 May, 18:56
Just one change for Moana Pasifika as Waratahs challenge looms
Moana Pasifika return to Mount Smart stadium at 4:30pm on Saturday 7 May to play the NSW Waratahs in round 12 of DHL Super Rugby P…
Online Editors
04 May, 17:09
Who's to blame for the red card epidemic?
The judiciary needs to come down harder on players who aren't following the law.
Tony Johnson
04 May, 12:26
Sampson highlights 'interesting stat' that gives Force hope against Crusaders
Western Force flanker Kane Koteka will miss the rest of the Super Rugby Pacific season with a foot injury.
04 May, 5:13
Reds lose Tupou but welcome back Petaia, Vunivalu for Highlanders
The Queensland Reds hope some added strike power on the flanks will offset the loss of devastating prop Taniela Tupou for the Supe…
04 May, 4:55
Four All Blacks omitted as Crusaders look to bounce back against Force
The Crusaders have made eight changes for this weekend's clash with the Western Force following last weekend's shock loss to the W…
Tom Vinicombe
04 May, 4:41
Crusaders to get Scott Barrett back earlier than expected for blockbuster clash
The Crusaders have confirmed suspended captain Scott Barrett will return to action a week earlier than expected.
Alex McLeod
04 May, 2:21
Report: Nemani Nadolo set for Super Rugby Pacific return next year
Fijian star Nemani Nadolo is reportedly set to sign a one-year deal with the Waratahs ahead of next year's Super Rugby Pacific cam…
Sam Smith
04 May, 1:26
'That hurts': Blues determined to avoid repeat of 2018 Rebels loss at Eden Park
Four years after suffering the ignominy of a home loss to the Rebels, the Blues are out to ensure history doesn't repeat itself at…
Alex McLeod
04 May, 0:56
Highlanders lose one-test All Black for rest of season through injury
The Highlanders will be without one-test All Blacks loose forward Gareth Evans for the remainder of the Super Rugby Pacific campai…
Alex McLeod
03 May, 22:04
Beauden Barrett absent from Blues team to face Melbourne Rebels
Star first-five Beauden Barrett won't feature for the Blues in this weekend's Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Melbourne Rebe…
Alex McLeod
03 May, 21:51
Rebels midfielder Ray Nu'u to miss rest of season after second red card
Rebels centre Ray Nu'u is set to miss the remainder of the Super Rugby Pacific season after receiving a four-week suspension - hi…
Online Editors
03 May, 19:45
Highlanders lock Josh Dickson returns from suspension for Reds clash
Highlanders lock Josh Dickson has returned early from suspension for this week's Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Reds in Bri…
Alex McLeod
03 May, 19:26
'If you want to win games, it does help to have an experienced 10'
The Hurricanes have unsurprisingly faced criticism following their loss on Sunday to the Brumbies in Canberra, with much of that b…
Sam Smith
03 May, 11:15
An easy fix to empty stadiums that are killing the Super Rugby spectacle
There were two very key lessons dished up in Round 11 of the Super Rugby Pacific season.
Tom Vinicombe
03 May, 9:51
Drua add another Fiji fixture to their Super Rugby schedule
The Fijian Drua and Gallagher Chiefs have announced their Round 15 fixture will now be played at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji.
Online Editors
03 May, 9:45
Brumbies star eager to right Super Rugby Trans-Tasman wrongs against Chiefs
Australia's top-ranked Super Rugby Pacific side, the Brumbies, have some unfinished business in New Zealand, starting with the Chi…
03 May, 2:33
Moana Pasifika back young star Lincoln McClutchie to rebound after Rebels loss
Moana Pasifika have rallied around young playmaker Lincoln McClutchie following their Super Rugby Pacific defeat to the Melbourne …
Alex McLeod
03 May, 2:12
'There's no easy games': Highlanders wary of Reds amid recent Australian success
They may have registered only their second win of the Super Rugby Pacific season, but the Highlanders haven't got too carried away…
Alex McLeod
02 May, 21:03
Waratahs young star Tane Edmed on beating 'probably the best team in the world'
Young Waratahs flyhalf Tane Edmed played a major role in the victory and was overrun with emotion by the conclusion of the match, …
Luke Petherick
02 May, 3:25
'Outstanding': Dave Rennie confirms game time for Michael Hooper's young Wallabies rival
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says Fraser McReight will get his test chances this year as he continues to push skipper Michael Hoope…
02 May, 3:06
Dave Rennie optimistic of Bledisloe Cup success following recent Australian wins
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is counting on growing confidence in Australian players against Kiwi opposition to help snap a 19-year…
02 May, 2:46
Reds star Taniela Tupou in doubt for rest of Super Rugby Pacific season
The Queensland Reds will seek further advice on Taniela Tupou's injured calf in the hope he can return for the Super Rugby Pacific…
02 May, 2:32
'Don't read anything into this': Ex-All Black unconcerned by Crusaders loss to Waratahs
Former All Blacks wing Jeff Wilson says he doesn't read anything into the shock Super Rugby Pacific win by the Waratahs over the C…
Sam Smith
02 May, 0:53
Hurricanes player ratings v Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
The visitors were their own worst enemy across the 80 minutes, gifting possession back to the eventual victors through poor handli…
Jordan King
01 May, 4:00
Brumbies blow away the Hurricanes for second straight win over Kiwi sides
A breathtaking Rob Valetini try has helped the Brumbies take down a New Zealand opponent for a second straight week, knocking off …
01 May, 3:47
Brumbies player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
The Brumbies welcomed back Tom Banks in the fifteen jersey after recovering from a facial injury sustained in round six and he was…
Jack O'Rourke
01 May, 3:41
Watch: Absolutely rapid Drua wing Habosi burns the Highlanders twice
The Fijian Drua may have uncovered the game's next star finisher in Vinaya Habosi who burned the Highlanders twice early to set up…
Sam Smith
01 May, 1:32
Watch: Young Aussie flyhalf produces Gregan-like effort to deny try with tackle of the year
One of the most inspiring cover tackles of the season has been produced by Melbourne Rebels young flyhalf Carter Gordon in their 2…
Sam Smith
30 Apr, 21:34
'I don't care, we beat them': Waratahs not buying talk that Crusaders were 'understrength' in loss
Coleman spoke about the Waratahs organization celebrating the wins when they happen after a few lean years for the men in sky blue…
Jack O'Rourke
30 Apr, 20:18
'Wow': Crusaders lock red carded for 'dipless' high shot on Michael Hooper
Crusaders lock Hamish Dalzell was red carded for an awkward high shot on Wallaby captain Michael Hooper at a pivotal moment in the…
Sam Smith
30 Apr, 18:48
'Look at everything really': Crusaders searching for answers after losing to 'dogged' Waratahs
The Crusaders became the second Kiwi side to go down to an Australian side on a weekend where all the New Zealand sides have been …
Ben Smith
30 Apr, 18:20
'They're going to get some big names': Rebels will chase Wallaby and All Black stars
With the traditional big three clubs back to strength in the Australian conference, the Reds, the Brumbies and the Waratahs, the R…
Sam Smith
30 Apr, 17:21
Rebels lock in Aussie Super Saturday
The Melbourne Rebels have made it a Super Saturday for Australian teams, backing up the NSW Waratahs' shock win with a 26-22 victo…
30 Apr, 8:26
Waratahs flyhalf overcome with emotion after shock win over Crusaders
The NSW Waratahs are savouring a win for the ages after lighting up Leichhardt Oval with a rousing 24-21 Super Rugby Pacific victo…
30 Apr, 6:49
Waratahs stun Crusaders to become second Australian team to beat Kiwi side
The Waratahs have become the second Australian Super Rugby Pacific team to beat a New Zealand side this season after shocking the …
Alex McLeod
30 Apr, 5:06
Highlanders forced to dig deep to fight off spirited Drua in Suva
The Highlanders have survived an almighty scare from the Fijian Drua, fighting back from a 21-10 deficit to score a 27-24 victory …
30 Apr, 2:30
'Get him back in the midfield': Chiefs set to end Quinn Tupaea's wing stint
Chiefs boss Clayton McMillan says Quinn Tupaea is likely to shift back to the midfield after a brief spell on the wing for the Ham…
Alex McLeod
30 Apr, 0:14
Why Jackson Garden-Bachop is leading race for Hurricanes No 10 jersey
Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has seen fit to make just four changes to the team's starting line-up for this weekend's clash with…
Sam Smith
29 Apr, 22:22
Reds star James O'Connor targets injury comeback match against Blues
Injured Wallabies playmaker James O'Connor hopes to be playing in mid-May, setting him up for Australia's blockbuster three-test s…
29 Apr, 2:06
Uncapped Wallabies giant set to return for Rebels after 13 calf injuries
Rebels prop Pone Fa'amausili is looking to take out a year's worth of frustration on Moana Pasifika when they host the Super Rugby…
29 Apr, 1:48
Highlanders boss Tony Brown explains positional switches for three key players
Highlanders head coach Tony Brown believes Thomas Umaga-Jensen's move from second-five to centre may bring the best out of the wil…
Alex McLeod
29 Apr, 0:09
Positional change for Danny Toala the talking point for Moana Pasifika's next clash
After having to play five games in the space of 16 days earlier in the season, Moana Pasifika are now set to play their first game…
Tom Vinicombe
28 Apr, 6:16
Western Force reveal new strategy: 'Dwelling on it hasn't been serving us well'
The Western Force have avoided focusing on their recent run of horror starts in a bid to overcome the worrying trend in Friday nig…
28 Apr, 5:11
Moana Pasifika adamant: 'We won't be playing any make-up games the next few weeks'
Moana Pasifika are taking the positives out of their fourth Covid-forced Super Rugby Pacific match postponement, saying they're br…
28 Apr, 4:43
Reds flyer Vunivalu sidelined again ahead of Chiefs clash
Suliasi Vunivalu's dreadful injury run since switching codes has continued with the Queensland Reds winger a late scratching to fa…
27 Apr, 22:10
Hurricanes stick with Peter Umaga-Jensen and Bailyn Sullivan combo
For just the second time this season, the Hurricanes have retained the same midfield combination for two weeks in a row, naming Pe…
Tom Vinicombe
27 Apr, 20:26
Highlanders name team as they prepare to become the first side to play the Drua in Suva
It is the second week on tour for the Highlanders arriving in Fiji on Monday after travelling from the Super Round in Melbourne we…
Sam Smith
27 Apr, 19:49
All Black prop out for the season after injury
The Crusaders and All Blacks have been dealt an injury blow with confirmation that prop Joe Moody will miss the rest of the season…
Ben Smith
27 Apr, 17:37
Crusaders back young players as host of All Blacks rested for Waratahs clash
Following their bonus point win over the Melbourne Rebels in last weekend's Super Round, the Crusaders have now travelled to Sydne…
Sam Smith
27 Apr, 17:21
Fortune favours the bold: Ian Foster's All Blacks gambit
It's time for Ian Foster to make some brave selection calls.
Tom Vinicombe
27 Apr, 13:31
Western Force reveal extent of Covid, injury afflictions
Western Force coach Tim Sampson insists there was simply no way he could have fielded a team last week after COVID-19 ripped throu…
27 Apr, 6:19
Jordan Petaia remains on ice while Waratahs struck by hooking crisis
The Queensland Reds will keep Jordan Petaia on ice with an eye to the Super Rugby Pacific finals while the Waratahs face a hooking…
27 Apr, 6:03
Seven All Blacks stars return to Blues lineup for Western Force clash
Seven All Blacks have returned to the Blues lineup for Saturday's Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Force in Perth.
Alex McLeod
27 Apr, 2:39
Ian Foster predicts Super Rugby Pacific's red card flurry to continue in test rugby
All Blacks coach Ian Foster expects the flurry of red cards seen in Super Rugby to continue in test matches this season.
27 Apr, 0:08
Chiefs keep Quinn Tupaea on left wing for clash against Reds
The Chiefs have opted to keep star midfielder Quinn Tupaea on the left wing for this Friday's Super Rugby Pacific clash against th…
Alex McLeod
26 Apr, 23:43
The ex-AFL prospect who is thriving in debut season for Highlanders
He's taken a road less travelled than most Super Rugby Pacific players, but Max Hicks is relishing his debut campaign with the Hig…
Alex McLeod
26 Apr, 21:49
Rugby has to endure the cards if it wants to have a future
Not only will it cease to be a viable participation sport, lessening the volume of those who might progress to the professional ra…
Hamish Bidwell
26 Apr, 20:21
'We've got to be careful': Former All Black's warning for Quinn Tupaea
All Blacks midfield Quinn Tupaea was a shock selection on the left wing for the Chiefs in last Friday's victory over the Waratahs.…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Apr, 11:35
Jack Goodhue return adds to Crusaders and All Blacks midfield jostle
Jack Goodhue made his long-awaited return for the Crusaders over the weekend when he got through 50 solid minutes against the Rebe…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Apr, 10:04
'I want to be an All Black': Irish-born Oli Jager reasserts his test ambitions
Irish-born Crusaders prop Oli Jager is expecting a titanic battle when Ireland arrives on New Zealand's shores later this year for…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Apr, 9:31
All Blacks prospect Lachlan Boshier 'keen to stick around' in Japan
Almost halfway through his two-year contract with the Saitama Wild Knights, New Zealand loose forward Lachlan Boshier is loving hi…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Apr, 7:20
'It's the right time in my career': Godwin quits Force for Top 14
Western Force vice-captain Kyle Godwin will depart the club at the end of the Super Rugby Pacific season to join Lyon, the French …
26 Apr, 4:53
'Do we need to start fining players?': Ex-All Black fumes over 'unacceptable' player behaviour
Former All Black Jeff Wilson has called on players to take responsibility as the rate of cards issued in Super Rugby Pacific fixtu…
Sam Smith
26 Apr, 2:15
Wallaby flanker McReight ready to push All Black captain Sam Cane
Fraser McReight says he's committed to Australian rugby as the Queensland Reds flanker continues to ram home his case for more Tes…
25 Apr, 23:28
Super Round flop the latest copycat move chasing NRL's tail
The NRL as an entertainment product has taken the lead over the last decade, but the gulf is widening. The narratives build quickl…
Ben Smith
25 Apr, 21:13
Waratahs prop Angus Bell avoids suspension despite red card against Chiefs
Waratahs prop Angus Bell is free to face the Crusaders on Saturday after escaping suspension for a lifting tackle on Chiefs flanke…
25 Apr, 19:09
Brutal injury rules Wallabies prospect out for a year
A brutal knee injury will rule Waratahs fullback Will Harrisson out for a year - according to head coach Darren Coleman.
Ian Cameron
25 Apr, 6:46
'I loved having South Africa in the competition': Foster on South Africa's Super Rugby exit
In Ian Foster's "ideal world", the All Blacks head coach would love to have South African franchises competing in Super Rugby.
Sam Smith
25 Apr, 0:26
'Disappointed': Ex-All Blacks underwhelmed by inaugural Super Round event
A pair of former All Blacks have expressed their disappointment of Super Rugby Pacific's inaugural Super Round event in Melbourne …
Sam Smith
24 Apr, 21:37
Crusaders reveal NRL team that they 'themed' an entire season on
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has revealed he's based a Super Rugby campaign on the Melbourne Storm, using the NRL club as a "th…
24 Apr, 6:33
Rebels have no answer for Super Crusaders
Melbourne Rebels have been unable to square the ledger with the Kiwi teams, crashing to a 42-17 defeat by the heavyweight Crusader…
24 Apr, 6:22
Brumbies claim first Kiwi scalp of Super Rugby Pacific for Australian rugby
The Brumbies restored some pride in Australian rugby by claiming the first Kiwi scalp of Super Round with a hard-fought 28-17 vict…
24 Apr, 3:14
'Pretty gutted': Queensland Reds distraught as victory goes up in smoke
The Queensland Reds saw a Super Rugby Pacific victory go up in smoke after blowing an early lead to crash to a painful 30-17 defea…
23 Apr, 21:27
Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Pacific
The Hurricanes shook off an ugly first half an hour of play to pick up their fifth win of the season, toppling the Reds 30-17 at A…
Jordan King
23 Apr, 21:15
'We think he can get his game to the next level': Glowing endorsement for Hurricanes midfield
The Hurricanes overcame a 17-deficit to build a 30-17 win over Brad Thorn's side, in part due to the defence of their new midfield…
Ben Smith
23 Apr, 21:02
'They're gonna cause a few New Zealand teams headaches'
Expectations for the Fijian Drua may have been low heading into the Super Round against New Zealand's number one team on the ladde…
Ben Smith
23 Apr, 20:05
'It was't all doom and gloom for us': Blues happy with result after Drua surprise
Blues first five Beauden Barrett likened the Fijian Drua to the Fijian national side after his side's 35-18 win in Melbourne.
Ben Smith
23 Apr, 18:50
New Zealand has a serious problem in the No 10 jersey
The long-running debate in New Zealand rugby has surrounded whether Beauden Barrett or Richie Mo'unga is the right man to guide th…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Apr, 13:59
Reds player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
The Reds have surrendered a 17-point lead to go down 30-17 to the Hurricanes in Melbourne on Saturday evening. Who were the top pe…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Apr, 10:06
Hurricanes come back from 17 points down to tip over Reds
The Queensland Reds saw a Super Rugby Pacific victory go up in smoke after blowing an early lead to crash to a painful 30-17 defea…
23 Apr, 8:18
Blues hold strong for bonus point win over physical Fijian Drua
The Super Rugby Pacific ladder-leading Blues have been given a scare by battlers Fijian Drua before scrambling to a 35-18 victory …
23 Apr, 5:32
Reports: Japanese clubs eye up Wallabies and Brumbies stars
The Wallabies and Brumbies could be set for a double-whammy of player departures following reports of interest in two of their key…
Sam Smith
23 Apr, 1:36
'I haven't even looked at their team list': Rebels captain's surprise Crusaders admission
Melbourne Rebels captain Michael Wells has taken a surprise approach to his side's Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Crusaders…
23 Apr, 0:35
'I'd love to see that': Current and ex-Super Rugby stars want names on jerseys
Current and former Super Rugby stars say they would like to see player names feature on the back of playing jerseys in Super Rugby…
Sam Smith
22 Apr, 23:56
Crusaders unsure if Joe Moody will play for them again this season
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson is unsure whether Joe Moody will feature at all during the remainder of the Super Rugby Pacific cam…
Alex McLeod
22 Apr, 22:10
'We weren't up to the task': Reds candid ahead of NZ clashes
Preparation for Queensland's Super Rugby Pacific match against the Hurricanes has been months in the making with the Reds targetin…
22 Apr, 15:02
Highlanders set to unleash secret weapon with 'massive future' on Brumbies
Injuries have hampered the Highlanders' season to date but they've also allowed coach Tony Brown plenty of opportunities to expose…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Apr, 12:30
The past wrongs righted by the Chiefs in their Super Round smashing
The Chiefs righted some wrongs from past games in their victory over the Waratahs on Friday evening.
Tom Vinicombe
22 Apr, 12:02
Waratahs player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
To kick off the inaugural Super Round in Melbourne, the Waratahs played the Chiefs at AAMI Park. How did the Australians rate in t…
Jack O'Rourke
22 Apr, 11:18
Nankivell asks questions of NZ selectors as Chiefs backs come alive in Melbourne
While the entire backline from the Chiefs' 51-27 win over the Waratahs on Friday night would have emerged from the victory with th…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Apr, 11:04
Chiefs player ratings vs Waratahs | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs and Waratahs converged on AAMI Park in Melbourne for the opening game of the Super Rugby Pacific Super Round on Friday …
Tom Vinicombe
22 Apr, 7:42
Ill-discipline proves costly as Waratahs belted by Chiefs
NSW Waratahs' hopes of claiming an early Kiwi scalp at AAMI Park were brought undone by some dumb rugby, with the Chiefs capitalis…
22 Apr, 7:16
Highlanders hit with injury blow as ex-England star set for sideline spell
The Highlanders have revealed ex-England flyer Denny Solomona has been sidelined with a hamstring injury as they embark on their f…
Alex McLeod
22 Apr, 2:14
Beauden Barrett delivers glowing review of 'freakish' Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Blues star Beauden Barrett has described new teammate Roger Tuivasa-Sheck as a "freakish" player as the duo prepare to lineup alon…
Alex McLeod
22 Apr, 1:05
Chiefs captain Sam Cane eyes head-to-head clash with Waratahs star Michael Hooper
Chiefs captain Sam Cane is eager to go head-to-head with Waratahs star Michael Hooper as New Zealand and Australian teams meet in …
21 Apr, 21:50
'I'd love to': Caleb Clarke confirms NRL desire after next year's World Cup
Blues and All Blacks star Caleb Clarke has revealed his desire to follow his former sevens teammate into the NRL after next year's…
21 Apr, 21:27
High-flying Hurricanes must be on red alert in Melbourne
The Hurricanes are looking forward to facing a "new brand of footy" when they take on the Reds in Melbourne this weekend.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Apr, 14:19
'When you slow things down, it looks easy': NZ's fiercest defender talks red cards
The number of red cards in this year's Super Rugby Pacific competition has already reached record levels but All Blacks captain Sa…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Apr, 6:34
Aaron Smith rested as Folau Fakatava gets Highlanders No 9 jersey
The Highlanders have switched up their halves for this Sunday's clash with the Brumbies in Melbourne.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Apr, 6:07
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns to Blues starting side for Drua
Coach Leon MacDonald said the team has drawn a line under the results in the New Zealand round, taken on board all of the positive…
Online Editors
20 Apr, 21:58
Super Rugby Pacific's MVP and the uncapped players pushing for the All Blacks and Wallabies
At the halfway stage of Super Rugby Pacific, the RugbyPass roundtable writers from New Zealand and Australia – Alex McLeod (…
20 Apr, 20:43
Beauden Barrett is showing what he can do without the Horror-canes pack
There’s no Barrett v Richie Mo’unga debate. There’s Barrett as the undisputed starter at 10 and then those that back him up …
Hamish Bidwell
20 Apr, 19:00
Crusaders boosted by return of All Black centre for Rebels clash
The Crusaders are now preparing for a four-match tour across the Tasman, starting with their Anzac weekend fixture against the Reb…
Online Editors
20 Apr, 18:43
Hurricanes hand Morgan another start for clash against the Queensland Reds
The Hurricanes are preparing to head to Super Round Melbourne to take on the Reds in the first ever Super round.
Online Editors
20 Apr, 18:32
The most impressive rookie and the player who has exceeded expectations in Super Rugby Pacific
At the halfway stage of Super Rugby Pacific, the RugbyPass roundtable writers from New Zealand and Australia – Alex McLeod (…
20 Apr, 17:30
Australia's best chance of bagging an upset against Kiwi opposition
With Super Rugby Pacific facing ongoing questions concerning the viability of the tournament, now would be an excellent time for t…
Tom Vinicombe
20 Apr, 14:31
Sam Cane sees similarities between Chiefs' and Waratahs' blunder years
When the draw for Super Rugby Pacific's Super Round was first revealed, many would have seen the Chiefs' fixture against the Warat…
Tom Vinicombe
20 Apr, 10:18
Unscrambling the All Blacks' midfield puzzle
The All Blacks have plenty of options in the midfield but no obvious combinations to call upon.
Tony Johnson
20 Apr, 9:42
Rebels boosted by return of Wallabies star ahead of Crusaders clash
The first of Melbourne's "Big Three" will make a timely return to AAMI Park on Sunday as the Rebels take on perennial rugby champi…
20 Apr, 4:02
Reds dealt major injury blow as James O'Connor set for lengthy sideline spell
A James O'Connor injury has put a spanner in the Reds' plans to take down their New Zealand rivals and threatens to derail the pla…
20 Apr, 3:37
Super Round clash between Moana Pasifika and Force postponed due to Covid
COVID-19 cases in the Western Force squad have forced their Super Rugby Pacific clash with Moana Pasifika to be postponed.
20 Apr, 3:12
Picking an All Blacks squad at the halfway point of Super Rugby Pacific
At the halfway stage of Super Rugby Pacific, All Blacks boss Ian Foster should have a decent idea of who is fit to make the cut fo…
Alex McLeod
20 Apr, 2:50
Quinn Tupaea makes surprise positional shift for Chiefs clash against Waratahs
All Blacks midfielder Quinn Tupaea has made a surprise positional shift for the Super Rugby clash between the Chiefs and Waratahs …
Alex McLeod
19 Apr, 23:48
Picking the Super Rugby Pacific champions at the halfway stage of the season
At the halfway stage of Super Rugby Pacific, the RugbyPass roundtable writers from New Zealand and Australia review their pre-seas…
19 Apr, 22:00
'Sometimes you're gonna get it wrong': No absolute solution to red cards
The Hurricanes have no qualms with losing Asafo Aumua to a three-week suspension for a dangerous hit against the Highlanders over …
Tom Vinicombe
19 Apr, 12:40
Why there won't be any additions to the All Blacks hooking ranks this year
Less than 18 months out from the next World Cup, the wizened figures of Codie Taylor and Dane Coles will seriously come under the …
Tom Vinicombe
19 Apr, 10:00
'Looking forward to it': How Reds plan to stun Hurricanes in Super Round
The Reds have switched gears to prepare for their Super Round clash with the Hurricanes in Melbourne this weekend, determined to l…
19 Apr, 4:01
Why Julian Savea won't earn an All Blacks recall despite hot Hurricanes form
Current and former Super Rugby stars say it's difficult to see Julian Savea earning an All Blacks recall this year, despite his st…
Sam Smith
19 Apr, 2:14
'Tough to take': Highlanders disappointed following Asafo Aumua's suspension
Highlanders prop Ethan de Groot and assistant coach Clarke Dermody have expressed their disappointment following the three-week su…
Alex McLeod
18 Apr, 23:15
Lonergan brothers sign long term deals
Wallaby brothers, Lachlan and Ryan Lonergan, have re-signed with the Brumbies until the end of season 2025.
Kim Ekin
18 Apr, 16:10
Barrett, Aumua and Dickson cop SANZAAR bans
SANZAAR have handed out a total of 10 weeks of bans to three players following the recent on-field indiscretions.
Ian Cameron
18 Apr, 7:25
Leon MacDonald tipped to become 'the future of the All Blacks' with Scott Robertson
Blues head coach Leon MacDonald has been labelled as "the future of the All Blacks coaching staff" by an All Blacks great.
Sam Smith
17 Apr, 22:17
'It's just excuse city really': Western Force vow to fix horror starts
The Western Force have vowed to find a fix for their horror starts after enduring yet another early flop during Saturday night's 4…
16 Apr, 22:26
'Surely in line for a recall': Growing calls for an All Black return for Savea
There were shades of the old Julian Savea in Dunedin last night as the Hurricanes winger bulldozed his way through the Highlanders…
Sam Smith
16 Apr, 22:16
Pablo Matera won't be returning to Paris - reports
Los Pumas captain Pablo Matera will not be returning to Stade Francais, according to reports out of France.
Ian Cameron
16 Apr, 10:46
'I didn't think I was too flash tonight': Barrett's reflections on midfield shift
Three weeks into the experimental selection of Jordie Barrett in the No 12 jersey and it's fair to say the jury's still out on whe…
Tom Vinicombe
16 Apr, 10:31
'Nothing's going our way': Tony Brown laments the bounce of the rugby ball
Highlanders coach Tony Brown has suggested that it's primarily dumb luck that is to blame for the Highlanders' ongoing winless str…
Sam Smith
16 Apr, 9:32
Early-game Waratahs blitz too big a hurdle for Western Force
The NSW Waratahs have produced the hottest of starts to set up a 41-24 win over a depleted Western Force in their Super Rugby Paci…
16 Apr, 8:18
'We're getting robbed': Highlanders captain incensed after Hurricanes defeat
Highlanders captain Aaron Smith was not happy following his side's defeat at the hands of the Hurricanes on Saturday evening.
Sam Smith
16 Apr, 7:41
Highlanders player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
The Highlanders couldn’t even up the count against the Hurricanes for 2022, finishing 0 and 2 after losing in Dunedin 22-21. Who…
Mike Rehu
16 Apr, 6:39
Hurricanes player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Hurricanes have held firm to record a narrow 22-21 win over the Highlanders in Dunedin. Who were their best performers in the …
Tom Vinicombe
16 Apr, 6:04
Hurricanes hold strong for nail-biting win over Highlanders
The Hurricanes have scored a 22-21 win over the Highlanders in Dunedin despite the home side leading the game with five minutes to…
16 Apr, 5:15
Vunivalu shuts down rumours: 'I'm not sure if my manager's not telling me anything'
Having made his long-awaited return for the Queensland Reds, Suliasi Vunivalu is set to turn his back on big dollars from NRL expa…
16 Apr, 4:03
Brad Weber injury marrs Chiefs' first home win of the season
The Chiefs have recorded a comfortable 45-12 win over Moana Pasifika to earn their first home victory of the Super Rugby Pacific s…
16 Apr, 2:22
'So reckless': Another red card dished out to 'recidivist' Scott Barrett
Against the Blues on Friday evening, Scott Barrett became the third All Blacks to be sent off in a Super Rugby Pacific match in fo…
Sam Smith
15 Apr, 12:49
Watch: Rieko Ioane's unbelievable try-saving, game-saving tackle
The Blues' defeat of the Crusaders will go down in the history books as their first in Christchurch since 2004 but despite leading…
Sam Smith
15 Apr, 11:42
Romano's throwback performance 'shows the amount of footy he's missed out on'
While there were strong performances across the park from the Blues on Friday night, it's hard to look past the contributions of f…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Apr, 11:02
All-conquering Blues the next New Zealand superpower
Are we witnessing a shift in the power base of New Zealand rugby?
Tom Vinicombe
15 Apr, 9:50
Reds pounce on Rebels errors to secure third spot heading into Super Round
The Queensland Reds have snuffed out a spirited Melbourne Rebels fightback to secure a crucial 36-32 win in their Super Rugby Pac…
15 Apr, 8:04
20-minute red card trial should be scrapped, not expanded - Andy Goode
World Rugby should be scrapping the 20-minute red card trial, not rolling it out globally, and should finally review the disciplin…
Andy Goode
15 Apr, 7:09
Crusaders player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
In what can only be described as an epic match, the Blues have defeated the Crusaders 27-23 at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurc…
Nick Turnbull
15 Apr, 6:28
Blues player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
There was a sense from the Blues that now was their time, the Crusaders were ripe for the picking and that the Blues’ improved g…
Mike Rehu
15 Apr, 6:07
Heroic Blues score historic victory over Crusaders in Christchurch
The Blues have held firm to record a 27-23 win over the Crusaders in Christchurch - their first at the venue since 2004.
15 Apr, 4:58
Has the 'crescendo' of Super Rugby Pacific come early?
Super Rugby Aotearoa may have been scrapped this year in favour of a trans-Tasman competition but it looks like we're still set fo…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Apr, 11:42
Son of All Blacks legend set for Moana Pasifika debut
Moana Pasifika have completely rotated their 23 for this weekend's clash with the Chiefs, with no player set to wear the same jers…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Apr, 10:20
Dane Coles: 'I'm doing everything I can to get back on the field'
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has sought to quell fears that the 35-year-old might be facing an 'early' retirement after not yet fe…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Apr, 8:09
Jacobson takes captain's armband for Chiefs as Ratima earns first start
Coach Clayton McMillan has made 10 changes to the Chiefs' starting line-up for their rematch with Moana Pasifika on Saturday after…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Apr, 7:13
Kellaway switches position in search of more ball
Melbourne are hoping the switch of Andrew Kellaway to the centres for their Good Friday Super Rugby Pacific clash with Queensland.…
14 Apr, 4:32
Hurricanes make eight changes to their starting side to play the Highlanders
After their 53-12 win against Moana Pasifika on Tuesday, the Hurricanes are preparing to head to Dunedin this Easter weekend to ta…
Sam Smith
13 Apr, 19:51
England international named in Highlanders midfield for Hurricanes clash
A solid win last week against a physical and courageous Moana Pasifika would have provided Highlander’s fans the promise of bett…
Online Editors
13 Apr, 19:37
Is Ian Foster prepared to make a big call in the front row?
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will have likely already seen enough throughout the first half of the Super Rugby Pacific season …
Tom Vinicombe
13 Apr, 10:54
Julian Savea is in better form than when he last earned an All Blacks call-up
All season, pundits have been asking what winger Salesi Rayasi has needed to do to earn himself a place in the Hurricanes starting…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Apr, 6:02
Taniela Tupou benched as Suliasi Vunivalu named for long-awaited Reds return
Queensland Reds halfback Tate McDermott has promised to shower Suliasi Vunivalu with high-balls in his Super Rugby Pacific injury …
13 Apr, 4:02
All Blacks-eligible former Wallabies prop 'open' to test rugby return
Highlanders prop Jermaine Ainsley says he is "open" to a return to test rugby, four years after he last played internationally for…
Alex McLeod
13 Apr, 2:31
Crusaders promote young lock as one of four changes to lineup for Blues clash
The Crusaders have tasked a young lock with a starting role for their blockbuster Good Friday clash against the Blues in Christchu…
Alex McLeod
13 Apr, 1:51
'I would be honoured to coach the Wallabies': Brad Thorn keen on Australia's top job
All Blacks great Brad Thorn has expressed his interest in coaching the Wallabies, saying it would be an honour to take charge of t…
Sam Smith
13 Apr, 0:56
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns for Blues clash against Crusaders
Blues star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will return from injury for this week's blockbuster Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Crusaders…
Alex McLeod
12 Apr, 23:17
Highlanders dealt major blow as two key players set for lengthy sideline spell
The Highlanders may be consigned to being without two of their key players for the remainder of the Super Rugby Pacific season.
Sam Smith
12 Apr, 20:12
Hurricanes player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
The Hurricanes bounced back from their last defeat to Moana Pasfika to record a comfortable 53-12 win on Tuesday evening. Who were…
Jordan King
12 Apr, 12:13
Moana Pasifika player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
Moana Pasifika travelled to Wellington to play the Hurricanes on Tuesday night for Super Rugby Pacific.
Jack O'Rourke
12 Apr, 7:46
Hurricanes thump Moana Pasifika to avenge for shock loss in eight-try rout
The Hurricanes have avenged for their shock loss to Moana Pasifika two-and-a-half weeks ago by thumping them 53-12 in Wellington o…
Alex McLeod
12 Apr, 4:53
World Rugby seeks to expand controversial 20-minute red card trial
World Rugby will consider introducing the 20-minute red card as a global law trial despite concerns that it could diminish the det…
Kim Ekin
12 Apr, 4:31
The difference between the Hurricanes and the Crusaders
It is clear that the Hurricanes as a wider organisation, do not have the best systems in place. All five New Zealand teams have go…
Ben Smith
12 Apr, 1:18
Ex-All Black ranks Blues ahead of Crusaders as team to beat in Super Rugby Pacific
An All Blacks great has ranked the Blues ahead of the Crusaders as the team to beat in Super Rugby Pacific.
Sam Smith
11 Apr, 23:30
Rolling mauls should gladden the hearts of New Zealand rugby fans
Far from being a blight on the game, the sight of rolling mauls in Super Rugby Pacific should gladden the hearts of New Zealand ru…
Hamish Bidwell
11 Apr, 22:54
'It is a little bit of immaturity': Moana Pasifika coach's stern message to squad
A Moana Pasifika coach has called on his squad to improve their discipline ahead of their mid-week clash with the Hurricanes on Tu…
Alex McLeod
11 Apr, 18:24
All Blacks star Anton Lienert-Brown ruled out until October with shoulder injury
All Blacks and Chiefs star Anton Lienert-Brown has been ruled out of action for six months with a shoulder injury.
Alex McLeod
11 Apr, 16:48
Hurricanes boss Jason Holland says Crusaders escaped 'high shot' card
Hurricanes boss Jason Holland has supported Ardie Savea's comments in the wake of his side's Super Rugby Pacific loss to the Crusa…
Alex McLeod
11 Apr, 2:37
'You take the shot at goal': Hurricanes late game management under the microscope
The Hurricanes late game decision-making has come under the microscope after turning down a would-be three points with time up on …
Ben Smith
10 Apr, 22:24
Young stars return to Hurricanes lineup to face Moana Pasifika in mid-week clash
The Hurricanes have named an overhauled side ahead of their rematch with Moana Pasifika in Wellington on Tuesday.
Alex McLeod
10 Apr, 22:21
Moana Pasifika make nine changes to starting team for Hurricanes rematch
Moana Pasifika have made nine changes to their starting team as they eye back-to-back Super Rugby Pacific victories over the Hurri…
Alex McLeod
10 Apr, 21:15
'They panicked': Former All Blacks on why the Chiefs were caught off guard
Three former All Blacks have identified what went wrong for the Chiefs in their first ever scoreless match in Super Rugby against …
Ben Smith
10 Apr, 20:03
'If you're asking can they win the World Cup in 15-20 years' time, then yes'
Japanese rugby is growing at a rate of knots off the back of the momentum built after successful campaigns at the 2015 and 2019 Ru…
Steffan Thomas
10 Apr, 15:21
Shocking photo of All Black Ofa Tu'ungafasi injury posted online
A gruesome picture of All Blacks prop Ofa Tuungafasi has been posted online that reveals two massive lacerations across his face f…
Sam Smith
10 Apr, 4:51
'It's pissing me off': Ex-All Black rips Kiwi Super Rugby teams over 'predictable' rugby
Former All Black Justin Marshall has ripped into the Highlanders and the wider Super Rugby Pacific competition as the game's lates…
Sam Smith
09 Apr, 23:54
The two touches by Beauden Barrett that showed how high his rugby IQ is
The Blues built a steady first half lead on the back of incredible defence before Barrett came up with the play that broke the Chi…
Ben Smith
09 Apr, 21:16
'Isn't looking good': Chiefs preparing for loss of All Black centre to injury
Lienert-Brown was attempting to steal the ball at a ruck over Blues fullback Stephen Perofeta when an innocous clean out by Sam No…
Ben Smith
09 Apr, 20:18
The Chiefs on what went wrong in scoreless loss to the Blues
The home side started with next to no possession in the first 20 minutes which saw the Blues race out to a 13-0 lead, while the Ch…
Ben Smith
09 Apr, 18:59
Why the Chiefs have reason to feel aggrieved with referee Paul Williams
While the Chiefs were undoubtedly their own worst enemies on Saturday night, they also have reason to be aggrieved with the offici…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Apr, 10:51
'I'm lost for words': Ardie Savea demands better from officials
Down by three points against the Crusaders with time up on the clock and a penalty awarded, the Hurricanes made the decision to ki…
Sam Smith
09 Apr, 9:27
Brumbies score bonus point victory with four driving maul tries against Drua
Four tries sourced from mauls have helped the Brumbies power past Fijian Drua and return to the top of the Super Rugby Pacific lad…
09 Apr, 8:17
Chiefs player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
Despite the Chiefs forwards generally holding dominance over the Blues at on Saturday night, poor decision-making and a lack of co…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Apr, 7:30
Blues player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Blues rated in their emphatic 25-0 Super Rugby Pacific victory over the Chiefs at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton.
Jack O'Rourke
09 Apr, 6:04
Blues keep Chiefs scoreless to go to top of Super Rugby Pacific
The Blues have underlined their status as title contenders by keeping the Chiefs scoreless in Hamilton to move to the top of the S…
Alex McLeod
09 Apr, 5:23
Crusaders player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Crusaders rated in their dramatic 24-21 Super Rugby Pacific victory over the Hurricanes at Sky Stadium in Wellingto…
Mike Rehu
09 Apr, 4:12
Hurricanes player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Hurricanes rated in their dramatic 24-21 Super Rugby Pacific defeat to the Crusaders at Sky Stadium in Wellington.
Jordan King
09 Apr, 3:52
Crusaders survive Hurricanes onslaught in thrilling Super Rugby Pacific contest
The Crusaders have survived a barrage of pressure from the Hurricanes to clinch a dramatic 24-21 Super Rugby Pacific victory at Sk…
Alex McLeod
09 Apr, 2:47
Damian McKenzie keen on cross-border competition between Super Rugby and Japan
All Blacks and Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath star Damian McKenzie is eager for a cross-border competition between teams from Super Rugb…
Alex McLeod
08 Apr, 23:27
Melbourne Rebels captain's message following ill-disciplined win over Western Force
Melbourne Rebels captain Michael Wells says the onus is firmly on players to get their tackling technique right following a spate …
08 Apr, 21:38
The foundation of the All Blacks' defence is breaking down
The bedrock of the modern All Blacks - and therefore, their defence - has always been the Crusaders.
Nick Bishop
08 Apr, 14:18
'We're just not a good enough team to be operating with 14 men'
The Chiefs are sitting pretty on four wins from six matches ahead of Saturday night's clash with the Blues and Clayton McMillan ha…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Apr, 13:14
'Potentially his year's done': Major injury blow for All Blacks flanker
The Highlanders finally have their first win of the season under their belts but it's come at a hefty cost.
Tom Vinicombe
08 Apr, 12:40
Aaron Mauger will eventually lose patience with Moana Pasifika's ill-discipline
Moana Pasifika have defied expectations so far this year but there's one simple area of the game that's letting them down: their d…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Apr, 11:49
Red card can't derail Rebels' nail-biting revenge win over Force
The Melbourne Rebels have overcome a red card to centre Ray Nu'u to post a gutsy 22-21 win over Western Force at HBF Park in Perth…
08 Apr, 9:26
Moana Pasifika player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
Moana Pasifika visited the Highlanders under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin for Friday night rugby to kick off round …
Jack O'Rourke
08 Apr, 7:29
Highlanders player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
The Highlanders nabbed their first win in 2022 after taking down Moana Pasifika 37-17 at Forsyth Barr on Friday evening. Who were …
Jordan King
08 Apr, 7:06
Highlanders fight off Moana Pasifika to clinch first win of season
After seven long games, the Highlanders are finally on the board in Super Rugby Pacific, beating Moana Pasifika 37-17 in Dunedin.
Alex McLeod
08 Apr, 5:12
'We've just got to have a plan': Hurricanes boss explains omission of young duo
Hurricanes head coach Jason Holland has explained the exclusions of young stars Ruben Love and Salesi Rayasi from his side to face…
Alex McLeod
08 Apr, 1:36
'I'd give it a crack': Kiwi wing keen to play for Tonga and Moana Pasifika
A former Super Rugby and New Zealand age-grade star has revealed he is open to playing for Tonga and Moana Pasifika.
Alex McLeod
07 Apr, 23:56
Matt To'omua eager to impress Dave Rennie following Wallabies exclusion
Rebels veteran Matt To'omua is looking to remind Dave Rennie of his credentials after being overlooked for this week's Wallabies t…
07 Apr, 22:06
'We let ourselves and our supporters down': Chiefs out to make statement
Two matches at home to round out their derbies is not a bad position to be in but the Chiefs will be aiming for a better performan…
Tom Vinicombe
07 Apr, 16:43
Clayton McMillan eases fears around Josh Ioane injury
Clayton McMillan has made five changes to the Chiefs starting line-up for what could be their toughest remaining match of the Supe…
Tom Vinicombe
07 Apr, 15:32
Blues promote 20-year-old to replace Clarke to take on the Chiefs
Captain Dalton Papalii will earn his 50th cap for the Blues as he leads the team to take on neighbours the Chiefs in DHL Super Rug…
Online Editors
06 Apr, 22:16
Hurricanes keep Barrett at 12 but name new fullback for Crusaders
Head Coach Jason Holland has named an experienced yet dynamic side to take on the Crusaders, with only two changes to the starting…
Online Editors
06 Apr, 19:17
Caleb Clarke handed ban following aerial challenge against Moana Pasifika
Blues left wing Caleb Clarke has been suspended for his role in the aerial challenge on Moana Pasifika's Tomasi Alosio at Eden Par…
Sam Smith
06 Apr, 19:10
Chiefs name strong pack for Blues while Gatland back in starting side
Only one change has been made to the starting forward pack that defeated the Hurricanes at Sky Stadium last Sunday. All Black lock…
Online Editors
06 Apr, 18:39
Sungoliath, Reds, Drua all options for Samu Kerevi as contract nears end
Samu Kerevi's time in Japan could be coming to a close - but the Wallabies midfielder is adopting a 'never say never' attitude as …
Tom Vinicombe
06 Apr, 12:16
'Towelled up' Highlanders looking for quick bounce-back against Moana Pasifika
After being "towelled up" at the set-piece last week, the Highlanders have been able to inject international representatives Ethan…
Tom Vinicombe
06 Apr, 11:18
What's happened to New Zealand wunderkind Etene Nanai-Seturo?
Etene Nanai-Seturo was once touted as the next big thing in New Zealand rugby.
Tom Vinicombe
06 Apr, 9:05
Crusaders bolster side with two internationals for Hurricanes clash
The Crusaders have made only two changes to their starting lineup ahead of their Super Rugby Pacific clash with the Hurricanes on …
Alex McLeod
06 Apr, 2:01
Moana Pasifika name 'strongest team available' for Highlanders clash
Moana Pasifika head coach Aaron Mauger has named "the strongest team available" for his side's Super Rugby Pacific clash against t…
Alex McLeod
06 Apr, 1:25
Highlanders welcome test-capped duo back into starting side to face Moana Pasifika
The Highlanders have made three key changes to their starting team to face Moana Pasifika at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Fr…
Alex McLeod
06 Apr, 0:30
Fijian Drua captain Nemani Nagusa given heaviest suspension of season
Fijian Drua captain Nemani Nagusa has been handed the heaviest suspension of the Super Rugby Pacific season thus far following his…
Alex McLeod
05 Apr, 19:48
The Highlanders' bizarre defensive tactic that was exploited by Crusaders
What turned out to be one of the defining moments in the game was a set-piece play thirty minutes into the first half that led to …
Ben Smith
05 Apr, 19:30
Beauden Barrett has 'bounced back' from latest concussion scare
All Blacks five eighth Barrett, who only recently returned to action following a concussion suffered against Ireland in November, …
05 Apr, 16:26
Tony Brown and Jason Holland are running out of time to save their seasons
Super Rugby Pacific is nearing the mid-point of the season and although it's becoming relatively clear who the frontrunners are to…
Tom Vinicombe
05 Apr, 11:53
'There's no place like home': Damian McKenzie hints at future
Although still in the throes of working out the finer details, Damian McKenzie has indicated that he'll be likely be heading back …
Tom Vinicombe
05 Apr, 10:22
'A bit shocked': Force players react to axing of outgoing coach Tim Sampson
Force players are keen to send out coach Tim Sampson in style, starting with Friday night's grudge match against the Rebels in Per…
04 Apr, 19:51
Two Super Rugby Pacific players suspended as Caleb Clarke awaits verdict
Two Super Rugby Pacific players have been handed three-week suspensions while Blues wing Caleb Clarke awaits his fait with the SAN…
Alex McLeod
04 Apr, 19:39
Ex-Wallaby on how Aussie's Super Rugby teams will fare against Kiwi teams
Former Wallaby great Tim Horan has given his assessment on how the Australian teams will fare against their Kiwi counterparts when…
Sam Smith
04 Apr, 19:18
'He's a big lump of a man, 130kg plus': The Crusaders' impressive new 'rock' touted for fast track
The Crusaders newest young propping prospect has taken an ex-All Black by surprise after his strong performance against the Highla…
Sam Smith
04 Apr, 17:26
Clermont pick up Wallabies centre Simone
According to reports in France, Clermont have secured the signing of former Wallabies centre Irae Simone from the Brumbies.
Ian Cameron
04 Apr, 7:14
Ex-All Blacks at odds over plethora of red cards in Super Rugby Pacific
Two former All Blacks, and a Black Ferns star, have offered contrasting views about the red cards that plagued the latest round of…
Sam Smith
04 Apr, 2:33
The aggressive Hurricanes defence needs a stronger foundation
The Hurricanes came up with mixed results on defence against the Chiefs as they came out looking to take the intensity up a notch …
Ben Smith
04 Apr, 0:39
'Difficult to watch': RA's plan to make Super Rugby Pacific more entertaining
Rugby Australia's brain trust will gather to discuss the state of the game after repeated calls from frustrated coaches to encoura…
04 Apr, 0:24
The Waratahs rookie fighting Australia's top stars for the Wallabies No 10 jersey
Ben Donaldson started the year battling for the Waratahs' No 10 jersey, but by July the emerging flyhalf might just be a Wallaby.
03 Apr, 23:50
'He's the Mr Fix It Man for us': Clayton McMillan's rave review of Chiefs youngster
Chiefs boss Clayton McMillan has praised one of his youngest squad members after his side's 30-29 win over the Hurricanes on Sunda…
Alex McLeod
03 Apr, 22:07
'They've had five different 12s in five games': Verdict on Jordie Barrett's position switch
All Blacks star Jordie Barrett has received a mixed verdict from current and former Kiwi internationals following his first outing…
Sam Smith
03 Apr, 20:51
Former rugby union prodigy at centre of NRL row
Andrew Johns has hit out at Wayne Bennett, accusing the Dolphins coach of double standards and poor form after he reportedly met w…
03 Apr, 5:37
Pedantic refereeing is 'killing' rugby union says Wallaby great
Former Wallaby fullback Chris Latham has taken aim at the pedantic refereeing of rugby union, which he believes is killing interes…
Ian Cameron
03 Apr, 5:24
Chiefs pip Hurricanes in NZ Super Rugby thriller
The Chiefs have held off a storming comeback from the Hurricanes to win their Super Rugby Pacific thriller 30-29.
03 Apr, 3:49
Chiefs player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs have held on to defeat a late rolling Hurricanes 30-29 at Sky Stadium in Wellington this afternoon. Going into the matc…
Nick Turnbull
03 Apr, 3:07
Hurricanes player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
They carried a 15-13 lead into halftime but they softened up and let the Chiefs take the lead in the second. Giving away six penal…
Ben Smith
03 Apr, 1:47
'He can't remember nothing post catching the ball': Moana Pasifika wing Alosio after accidental challenge
The accidental aerial challenge came after Clarke went to charge down Alosio's kick, which went horribly wrong leading to the hip …
Sam Smith
02 Apr, 17:19
'Na, never. Not even at under 8s': Blues hooker's historic night out
Blues hooker Kurt Eklund was the beneficiary of the firing maul, scoring a hat-trick in the 46-16 win over Moana Pasifika at Eden …
Ben Smith
02 Apr, 16:48
'All we wanted to do was get to today': Storm week hits Moana Pasifika hard
The 30-point defeat at the hands of the Blues on Saturday evening won't have necessarily left the Moana Pasifika coaches grinning …
Tom Vinicombe
02 Apr, 14:45
'I'm not sure what to say to Caleb': MacDonald's take on Clarke's red card
Unsurprisingly, the sending off of Caleb Clarke was a hot topic following the Blues' 46-16 victory over Moana Pasifika at Eden Par…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Apr, 8:10
Reds outplay the Brumbies to take pole position on Super Rugby Pacific ladder
The Queensland Reds have defied another red card to end the Brumbies' unbeaten run and draw level with their Australian rivals at …
02 Apr, 7:20
Watch: Caleb Clarke sent off for 'reckless' challenge on Moana Pasifika winger
Caleb Clarke has made plenty of headlines this season for his scintillating form for the Blues but Saturday night's win over Moana…
Sam Smith
02 Apr, 6:52
Moana Pasifika player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
For the second time in the space of a week, Moana Pasifika and the Blues took the field to fight out the title of 'best Super Rugb…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Apr, 6:07
Blues player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Blues rated following their second successive win over Moana Pasifika within the space of a week on Saturday.
Alex McLeod
02 Apr, 4:48
Blues dispatch Moana Pasifika in rematch despite Caleb Clarke red card
The Blues have made it two wins over Moana Pasifika in five days after dispatching of their cross-town rivals 46-16 at Eden Park i…
02 Apr, 4:02
'We need to learn quickly': Fijian Drua coach's stern message after Waratahs loss
A Fijian Drua coach has issued a stern message to his players following their 38-14 Super Rugby Pacific loss to the Waratahs on Fr…
Alex McLeod
02 Apr, 0:07
Cross-code star Suliasi Vunivalu responds to speculation about NRL return
Off-contract Reds wing Suliasi Vunivalu has broken his silence about recent speculation linking him with a return to the NRL.
Sam Smith
01 Apr, 22:09
'So stoked to have him back': Waratahs excited by Michael Hooper's return
After a two-year absence from Super Rugby, Michael Hooper returned to action for the Waratahs in their win over the Fijian Drua on…
Alex McLeod
01 Apr, 21:12
'That's tough to navigate': The silver-lining of the Chiefs' 12-week stretch
While the double-up rounds created by the Super Rugby Pacific draw refresher have understandably attracted the most attention, the…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Apr, 12:25
Clayton McMillan explains the puzzle that is the Chiefs backline
With Covid still having an influence on proceedings, it's no major surprise that Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan has had to regularl…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Apr, 10:44
The 'low-percentage play' that could have been the difference for the Crusaders
The Crusaders held firm to beat the Highlanders 17-14 on Friday evening despite having to make more than twice as many tackles as …
Tom Vinicombe
01 Apr, 9:19
Ill-disciplined Drua pummeled by Michael Hooper-boosted Waratahs
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has made a successful comeback as the NSW Waratahs crushed an ill-disciplined Fijian Drua 38-14 t…
01 Apr, 7:16
Crusaders player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Crusaders played host to the Highlanders on Friday night and were looking to avoid the ignominy of suffering two straight defe…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Apr, 4:55
Highlanders player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Highlanders came within just three points of their first win of the year in the unlikeliest of circumstances, but were denied …
Alex McLeod
01 Apr, 4:32
Crusaders hold on for tight South Island derby win over Highlanders
The Crusaders have held on to overcome the Highlanders 17-14 in a tight South Island derby at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch…
01 Apr, 4:07
Jordie Barrett: 'I think 12 is the most comfortable position for me'
Hurricanes star Jordie Barrett says he feels most comfortable playing at second-five, the position he will play in against the Chi…
Sam Smith
01 Apr, 0:35
Reds boss Brad Thorn's challenge to the Brumbies ahead of heavyweight clash
Reds coach Brad Thorn has challenged Super Rugby Pacific rivals the Brumbies to take on his scrum in a spicy prelude to their late…
31 Mar, 23:43
Super Rugby star highlights how Australian sides can beat Kiwi teams this season
A Super Rugby Pacific star has outlined how the Australian teams can beat their Kiwi counterparts in the competition later this se…
Alex McLeod
31 Mar, 23:17
Imagine what a full-strength Moana Pasifika could accomplish
Despite having a torrid lead-in to their debut season, Moana Pasifika are already proving their worth.
Tom Vinicombe
31 Mar, 8:54
Double setback strife for Fijian Drua
Fijian Drua have suffered a double setback ahead of Friday night's Super Rugby Pacific clash with the NSW Waratahs, forced to relo…
31 Mar, 5:05
O'Connor: Brumbies are the 'pinnacle of Australian rugby'
Top spot on the Super Rugby Pacific ladder will go on the line at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, the Reds (5-1) able to jump the unb…
31 Mar, 1:23
Moana Pasifika ring in the changes for round two against the Blues
The same starting loose forward trio from Moana Pasifika’s historic 24-19 win over the Hurricanes will return to the field with …
Sam Smith
30 Mar, 21:02
Blues rookie shapes new midfield for Moana Pasifika rematch
A trio of tyros have earned selection alongside proven regulars in the Blues side who return home to Eden Park to host Moana Pasif…
Sam Smith
30 Mar, 20:35
Blues prop Nepo Laulala handed ban after red card for dangerous clean out
Blues prop Nepo Laulala has been handed a three week suspension following his red card on Tuesday night against Moana Pasifika. 
Sam Smith
30 Mar, 20:27
'Not everybody scores that under the posts': Caleb Clarke can bring back what All Blacks miss
Blues left wing Caleb Clarke demonstrated his power game against the Highlanders, exploding through multiple defenders to score a …
Ben Smith
30 Mar, 18:43
Jordie Barrett set for positional switch for Hurricanes clash with Chiefs
Head coach Jason Holland has named Barrett at second-five to take on the Chiefs' All Black pairing of Quinn Tupaea and Anton Liene…
Ben Smith
30 Mar, 17:53
Luke Jacobson and Pita Gus Sowakula add firepower to Chiefs for Hurricanes battle
The Chiefs have overhauled their starting line-up for this Sunday's clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington, making eight personne…
Sam Smith
30 Mar, 15:13
'Given any chances in the future, I'd go back': NZ return on the cards for Japan star?
It's unlikely that the Highlanders would be sitting atop the Super Rugby Pacific table with an extra superstar on their playing ro…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Mar, 13:38
'Becoming an international-level player': Fainga'anuku backed for big leagues
With nine All Blacks to select from in the backline, it wouldn't have come as a major surprise if Leicester Fainga'anuku found him…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Mar, 13:06
Wallabies winger handed lifeline in top-of-the-table Super Rugby Pacific clash
Injury to Queensland Reds back Jock Campbell has provided Filipo Daugunu the chance to re-establish himself after the Wallabies wi…
30 Mar, 12:37
'No one's been spared': MacDonald backs cross-town rivals
Despite knowing full well what Moana Pasifika could bring to the table, the Blues still struggled to deal with the physicality and…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Mar, 7:48
All Blacks trio return to starting lineup for Crusaders clash against Highlanders
The Crusaders have welcomed three All Blacks into their starting side to face the Highlanders at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchu…
Alex McLeod
30 Mar, 0:44
Mixed injury news for Highlanders duo Thomas Umaga-Jensen and Billy Harmon
The Highlanders have received mixed injury news regarding two of their injured players, midfielder Thomas Umaga-Jensen and flanker…
Alex McLeod
30 Mar, 0:03
There aren't really dominant defences in New Zealand's Super Rugby teams
The defences in New Zealand, for whatever reason, are built to bend with the aim of not breaking. They make a ton of tackles with …
Ben Smith
29 Mar, 23:06
'Disappointing': Leon MacDonald calls out 'stupid' mistakes from Blues win
Blues boss Leon MacDonald is satisfied to have banked four competition points with a win over Moana Pasifika, but he isn't overly …
Alex McLeod
29 Mar, 22:58
Denny Solomona named on Highlanders bench for Crusaders clash
Ex-England wing Denny Solomona has been named to make his Highlanders debut from the bench against the Crusaders in Christchurch o…
Alex McLeod
29 Mar, 18:32
Crusaders lose Sam Whitelock and two other players to injury
Sam Whitelock will be sidelined for the next few weeks after breaking his finger, one of three fresh injuries that have hit the Cr…
Sam Smith
29 Mar, 17:41
Billionaire owner's lofty ambitions for turning Western Force into a powerhouse
Incoming Western Force coach Simon Cron says he wouldn't have bothered jumping on board with the Perth-based franchise if it wasn'…
29 Mar, 16:45
Hurricanes spent years assembling a championship roster and about five minutes dismantling it
But the Hurricanes, and frankly most New Zealand franchises for that matter, no longer have the depth to roll out a competitive te…
Hamish Bidwell
29 Mar, 16:22
Moana Pasifika player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
Moana Pasifika came out in the second half with plenty of energy and the game saw a huge momentum swing in their favour. Eventuall…
Jack O'Rourke
29 Mar, 15:51
Blues player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
The Tuesday night fixture became a battle of the packs as the Blues found immediate dominance at scrum time with their experienced…
Ben Smith
29 Mar, 4:14
Blues hold off determined Moana Pasifika despite Nepo Laulala red card
Four days after their historic victory over the Hurricanes, Moana Pasifika have fallen to the Blues in Super Rugby Pacific's first…
Alex McLeod
29 Mar, 4:06
Wallabies positions on the line as Reds look for revenge against undefeated Brumbies
The Super Rugby Pacific top-of-the-table clash between the unbeaten Brumbies and Queensland is looming as a juicy taster for next …
29 Mar, 3:04
'The ultimate goal is to put on the black jersey': Crusaders star's All Blacks dream
Crusaders tearaway Tom Christie has outlined his ambitions for All Blacks honours after bouncing back from a season-ending injury …
Alex McLeod
29 Mar, 0:31
'It's massive for us': Ex-England wing Denny Solomona set for Highlanders debut
Former England wing Denny Solomona has been signed by the Highlanders and could make his Super Rugby Pacific debut as early as thi…
Alex McLeod
28 Mar, 22:23
'Common sense has prevailed': The Crusaders prop set for Moana Pasifika debut
Three weeks ago, Abraham Pole marked his Super Rugby Pacific debut by scoring for the Crusaders against Moana Pasifika. Now he wil…
Alex McLeod
28 Mar, 19:54
Queensland Reds prop cops ban while Tom Banks receives warning
Queensland Reds prop Dane Zander will miss three rounds of Super Rugby Pacific for a dangerous tackle while Brumbies ace Tom Banks…
28 Mar, 18:18
Brodie Retallick set for extended sideline stint after breaking thumb
The Chiefs are going to have to manage without All Black Brodie Retallick for an extended length of time with the big second-rower…
Tom Vinicombe
28 Mar, 6:29
The Blues rookie set for debut just weeks after being named in NZ cricket squad
There aren't many athletes who can switch between international cricket and Super Rugby Pacific in a matter of days, but that's ex…
Alex McLeod
28 Mar, 1:57
'That is still a big question mark': Answers for make-up of All Blacks forward pack
A former All Black and a Kiwi pundit have weighed in on which players should make up New Zealand's forward pack following the late…
Sam Smith
28 Mar, 1:42
Blues provide update on Beauden Barrett's latest head knock
Blues head coach Leon MacDonald has revealed the extent of Beauden Barrett's latest head knock after the star playmaker was injure…
Alex McLeod
28 Mar, 0:06
'They could've kept him but they didn't': Losing All Black first five hasn't helped Highlanders
A Kiwi pundit has pinpointed the loss of one-test All Blacks first-five Josh Ioane as a key reason behind the winless start to Sup…
Sam Smith
27 Mar, 21:23
Ex-NRL star one of 11 Moana Pasifika debutants named to play Blues
Fresh off their groundbreaking win over the Hurricanes last weekend, Moana Pasifika have overhauled their team to face the Blues o…
Alex McLeod
27 Mar, 19:53
Just one player retained in starting Blues team to play Moana Pasifika
Only one players has been retained in the Blues starting lineup to face Moana Pasifika at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Tuesday.
Alex McLeod
27 Mar, 19:23
Western Force lure Japan-based coach to Perth
Simon Cron has finally landed at a Super Rugby club with the Japan-based coach to take the reins at Western Force.
27 Mar, 18:38
Sam Cane pinpoints the breaking point for the Chiefs against the Crusaders
The Chiefs battled to keep themselves in the game against the Crusaders, who were in front from the opening score, but the home si…
Ben Smith
27 Mar, 0:49
Watch: Wallabies centre fends off ex-All Black to set up 100-metre length of the field try
Wallabies centre Len Ikitau sparked a length of the field try in his side's thrilling 39-38 win over the Force in Perth combining …
Sam Smith
26 Mar, 21:14
'Nearly lost another one': Relieved Blues lament second half slump
With how the Blues have finished games this year, head coach Leon MacDonald admitted his heart rate was once again through the roo…
Ben Smith
26 Mar, 20:15
Watch: Blues star Caleb Clarke gets 'back in business' and breaks open the Highlanders
The 22-year-old was awarded the man of the match in the Blues win, after lodging 76 running metres, six defenders beaten, one line…
Sam Smith
26 Mar, 16:56
Highlanders rediscover 'mojo' despite falling to another loss
Saturday afternoon's defeat at the hands of the Blues marked the Highlanders' fifth successive loss to kick off the season but coa…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Mar, 9:17
'We're never gonna take any chances': Blues suffer Beauden Barrett scare
The Blues may have escaped from Dunedin with a seven-point win over the Highlanders but there will be concerns surrounding star pl…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Mar, 8:45
Crusaders loss a 'backwards step' for Chiefs
Warren Gatland and Sam Cane were in agreement following the Chiefs' match with the Crusaders that the 34-19 defeat was a 'backward…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Mar, 8:14
Two-man advantage not enough for Waratahs as Reds rumble to victory
The Queensland Reds have defied simultaneous red and yellow cards to beat the NSW Waratahs 32-20 and stay second on the Super Rugb…
26 Mar, 7:04
Chiefs player ratings vs Crusaders | Super Rugby Pacific
The Chiefs went into their Saturday night home fixture with the Crusaders as narrow favourites, having bested the southerners in C…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Mar, 4:53
Crusaders player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Crusaders rated in their 34-19 Super Rugby Pacific victory over the Chiefs at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton.
Alex McLeod
26 Mar, 4:30
Crusaders flex muscles by overcoming Chiefs in bounce back victory
The Crusaders bounced back from their first loss of the season to beat the Chiefs 34-19 at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on Satu…
Alex McLeod
26 Mar, 4:05
Blues player ratings vs Highlanders | Super Rugby Pacific
A dominant opening 40 and some individual brilliance, the Blues went on to earn a 32-25 win over the Highlanders. Here's how they …
Jordan King
26 Mar, 3:04
Highlanders player ratings vs Blues | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Highlanders rated in their 32-25 Super Rugby Pacific defeat to the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
Alex McLeod
26 Mar, 2:17
Orange card called for following Brumbies' victory
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has called for the introduction of an orange card following a "ridiculous" red card for Tom Banks in t…
26 Mar, 1:48
Blues fight off Highlanders in tense Super Rugby Pacific victory
The Blues have done enough to put the Highlanders away in a tight 32-25 Super Rugby Pacific victory at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dun…
26 Mar, 1:32
Moana Pasifika set to overhaul side for Blues clash following landmark win
Moana Pasifika will make multiple personnel changes when they face the Blues just four days after their first-ever Super Rugby Pac…
Alex McLeod
25 Mar, 22:06
'It just hits different': Moana Pasifika star Danny Toala opens up on match-winning heroics
Moana Pasifika have finally won their first Super Rugby Pacific match, and the new expansion franchise can young star Danny Toala …
Alex McLeod
25 Mar, 20:23
'I could sense it': How Aaron Mauger knew Moana Pasifika's historic win was coming
Moana Pasifika's historic first-ever win may have come sooner than some expected, but coach Aaron Mauger could tell something spec…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Mar, 13:52
Where things went so wrong for the Hurricanes
The season had been tracking along quite nicely for the Hurricanes, who had booked two wins from their three matches to date, unti…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Mar, 13:33
Red card not enough to halt Brumbies momentum in Perth
Brumbies fullback Tom Banks was handed a controversial red card and sent off to hospital with a suspected fractured cheekbone in h…
25 Mar, 10:25
Fijian Drua's second half assault can't prevent Rebels breaking 10-game streak
Melbourne have cracked their first win of the Super Rugby Pacific season, getting revenge on Fijian Drua with a spirited 42-27 vic…
25 Mar, 7:15
Hurricanes player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
The Hurricanes found themselves on the wrong side of history this evening after being pipped by Moana Pasifika in extra time. How …
Jordan King
25 Mar, 6:59
Moana Pasifika player ratings vs Hurricanes | Super Rugby Pacific
Moana Pasifika have scored a historic 24-19 win over the Hurricanes at Mt Smart - who were their best performers in the victory?
Nick Turnbull
25 Mar, 5:34
Moana Pasifika stun Hurricanes in extra-time to secure first-ever win
After weeks of Covid uncertainty and season-opening drubbings, Moana Pasifika are finally on the board in Super Rugby Pacific.
Alex McLeod
25 Mar, 4:19
Why Tupou Vaa'i could be a valued All Blacks asset at next year's World Cup
Chiefs boss Clayton McMillan believes lock-turned-flanker Tupou Vaa'i could be of high value to the All Blacks when next year's Wo…
Alex McLeod
25 Mar, 0:07
Scott Robertson names 'the most multi-skilled utility player' he's ever coached
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson has revealed who he believes to be "the most multi-skilled utility player" he has ever coached.
Alex McLeod
24 Mar, 22:22
Highlanders captain Aaron Smith shoulders blame for winless start to season
Aaron Smith admits his performances, as well as those of halves partner Mitch Hunt, have contributed to the Highlanders' winless s…
Alex McLeod
24 Mar, 19:35
The Dutch teenager set to make his Super Rugby Pacific debut for the Highlanders
He's a teenager from a minnow rugby nation, but Fabian Holland has the total faith of Highlanders boss Tony Brown ahead of his Sup…
Alex McLeod
24 Mar, 18:38
Moana Pasifika dealt gauntlet of fire in rejigged Super Rugby Pacific draw
New Zealand Rugby have unveiled a rejigged draw for the coming rounds of Super Rugby Pacific which includes a number of midweek fi…
Sam Smith
24 Mar, 7:16
Rebels hoping the 'ultimate team man' can deliver victory over Drua in revenge match
Melbourne host the Fijian Drua at AAMI Park on Friday, with the game presenting as a prime opportunity for a breakthrough as the n…
24 Mar, 4:08
'A bit of a sore spot for us': Force aiming to knock the Brumbies off their perch
Western Force centre Kyle Godwin has set his sights on knocking the Brumbies off their perch on Friday night, saying the round-one…
24 Mar, 4:00
Beauden Barrett to start as Blues prepare for rematch with Highlanders
The Blues have named Beauden Barrett to start at first five for the first time this year as head coach Leon Macdonald has announce…
Ben Smith
23 Mar, 19:55
Highlanders name team for Blues rematch in Dunedin
The Highlanders have named their fifth team of the 2022 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season to play the Blues on Friday afternoon at Fo…
Sam Smith
23 Mar, 18:08
Crusaders light up front but still name 12 All Blacks for Chiefs rematch
While there are still fears that the Crusaders might not be able to field a team, they've managed to name an impressive match-day …
Tom Vinicombe
23 Mar, 8:29
Chiefs lose Pita Gus Sowakula for crunch Crusaders game
On Saturday night, the Chiefs will run out for their first home game since May last year when they take on the Crusaders at Waikat…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Mar, 7:53
Sanzaar toss out Taniela Tupou citing for dangerous play
Reds prop Taniela Tupou is free to play in this weekend's grudge match with the Waratahs after his two-match ban for dangerous pla…
Sam Smith
23 Mar, 5:50
Brumbies select a new captain while Jamie Roberts earns first Waratahs start
The unbeaten Brumbies have opted to leave a host of key men in Canberra and named Ryan Lonergan as captain for Friday's Super Rugb…
23 Mar, 5:24
Moana Pasifika name three debutants in side to face Hurricanes
Three players will make their debuts for Moana Pasifika against the Hurricanes at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Friday.
Alex McLeod
23 Mar, 1:23
'He owes the Reds and RA': Ex-Wallabies star's message for Suliasi Vunivalu
Former cross-code Wallabies star Lote Tuqiri says Suliasi Vunivalu still owes rugby and that the World Cup carrot should be enough…
23 Mar, 0:09
'We're really killing the game': Ex-Wallabies great slams rugby's latest trend
Retired fullback-turned coach Latham is adamant the crowd-pulling forward shouldn't have a case to answer as he aims to feature in…
22 Mar, 22:08
TJ Perenara returns as Hurricanes hand rookie first-five starting debut
The Hurricanes will welcome the return of star halfback TJ Perenara from injury when they face Moana Pasifika in Auckland on Frida…
Alex McLeod
22 Mar, 21:48
Unfortunately for Pita Gus Sowakula, the All Blacks No. 8 jersey is not up for grabs
The man is very good on the carry and wouldn’t disgrace the national side. But if we look at said team and speculate about which…
Hamish Bidwell
22 Mar, 16:42
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper ready for return to Super Rugby
The Wallabies captain enjoyed a one-year cameo in Japanese rugby last year before a foot injury in Australia's penultimate 2021 Te…
22 Mar, 0:44
Highlanders forced to pick non-contracted players for Blues rematch
The Highlanders are likely to field many new players this weekend when they square off against the Blues for the second time in a …
Alex McLeod
21 Mar, 23:56
Reds to fight Tupou's SANZAAR sanction for clean-out
A bullocking Tupou shunted Jahrome Brown from the ruck in the first half of the Reds' tight loss in Canberra, referee Damon Murphy…
21 Mar, 22:30
'I'm hopeful he stays': Dave Rennie's plea to off-contract cross-code star
Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie is "hopeful" that injury-plagued cross-code star Suliasi Vunivalu remains in rugby union despite …
Alex McLeod
21 Mar, 2:10
Taniela Tupou cited for potential foul play against Brumbies
Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou has been cited for alleged dangerous play in the Queensland Reds' Super Rugby Pacific loss to the B…
20 Mar, 20:40
'They put us to the sword': Sekope Kepu calls for improved discipline from Moana Pasifika
Moana Pasifika captain Sekope Kepu says the lack of execution in the first half hurt combined with poor discipline his side agains…
Ben Smith
19 Mar, 22:12
'That's the word that sticks out': Aaron Mauger questions Moana Pasifika's mentality
In his post-match assessment of the game, head coach Aaron Mauger questioned the mentality of his side and the lack of intensity a…
Ben Smith
19 Mar, 21:43
Moana Pasifika thumping puts 'serious heat' on Chiefs coaches
An injury and Covid-depleted Chiefs side have overcome adversity to record their highest-equal try tally in a match in their 52-12…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Mar, 10:31
'He's the talk of the town': Clayton McMillan's message for Chiefs loosie
Clayton McMillan was full of praise for two key loose forwards following the Chiefs' big win on Saturday evening.
Tom Vinicombe
19 Mar, 9:47
Moana Pasifika player ratings vs Chiefs | Super Rugby Pacific
Moana Pasifika hosted the Chiefs at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland for their first home game for round five of Super Rugby Pacific. …
Jack O'Rourke
19 Mar, 7:13
Resurgent Waratahs achieve feat not managed since 2020 with win over Rebels
The Waratahs have won back-to-back matches for the first time in 19 months and consigned Melbourne to more Super Rugby Pacific mis…
19 Mar, 7:03
Ollie Norris may be the answer to the All Blacks' propping woes
If the All Blacks are still on the quest to reinvigorate their front row stocks with ball-playing props then Ollie Norris' perform…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Mar, 6:20
Chiefs player ratings vs Moana Pasifika | Super Rugby Pacific
While Moana Pasifika put up a good fight in the early stages of their first home clash of the season, the Chiefs eventually cut lo…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Mar, 4:21
Chiefs thump Moana Pasifika to underline Super Rugby Pacific title credentials
Moana Pasifika have fallen to a heavy defeat at the hands of the Chiefs in their second Super Rugby Pacific match of the season at…
Alex McLeod
19 Mar, 4:03
Western Force land buzzer-beater penalty to snatch victory against Fijian Drua
The Western Force have snatched victory against the Fijian Drua, kicking a penalty after the full-time siren to claim a 20-18 win …
19 Mar, 2:02
'We've played some classics with the Reds, but that wasn't one'
The Brumbies may have toppled the Reds to become the only undefeated team in Super Rugby Pacific, but head coach Dan McKellar wasn…
Alex McLeod
18 Mar, 23:49
'It's something that I'd love to do': Caleb Clarke reveals rugby league ambitions
All Blacks star Caleb Clarke has signalled a desire to play rugby league, revealing that playing in rugby union's rival code is so…
Sam Smith
18 Mar, 21:35
Brumbies player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Pacific
Here's how the Brumbies rated in their 16-12 Super Rugby Pacific victory over the Reds at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Friday.
Jack O'Rourke
18 Mar, 19:25
'We might not necessarily have the choice': Future uncertain for Moana Pasifika
Moana Pasifika will play just their second game of the Super Rugby season when they take on the Chiefs on Saturday evening at Mt S…
Sam Smith
18 Mar, 10:35
Reds player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Pacific
Seru Uru and Hunter Paisami were the stand-outs for the Reds in their 16-12 loss to the Brumbies at GIO Stadium.
Tom Vinicombe
18 Mar, 7:54
Brumbies fight off Reds to take mantle as only undefeated side in Super Rugby
The Brumbies are still undefeated this Super Rugby Pacific season but Friday night's 16-12 victory over the Queensland Reds cert…
18 Mar, 7:11
'We're in right behind them': Moana Pasifika voice support for Fijian Drua
Moana Pasifika are in full support of the Fijian Drua as they go in search of their second Super Rugby Pacific win this weekend, a…
Alex McLeod
18 Mar, 1:32
The Western Force veteran tasked with stopping the Fijian Drua's rise
Force boss Tim Sampson will look to a veteran star as they look to counter the helter-skelter play of Fijian Drua on Saturday.
18 Mar, 0:35
'We're a very different team': Moana Pasifika issue warning ahead of Chiefs rematch
It's been a long time coming, but Moana Pasifika will finally return to the footy field when they host the Chiefs at Mt Smart Stad…
Alex McLeod
18 Mar, 0:06
Waratahs set to unleash teenage debutant as Michael Hooper nears return
Waratahs boss Darren Coleman has lauded a teenage prospect set to debut against the Rebels as Michael Hooper nears a return to act…
17 Mar, 23:24
Picking the Super Rugby Pacific Dream Team of the Month
Only two Australian players have been voted into a fan-selected Super Rugby Pacific Dream Team one month after the competition kic…
Sam Smith
17 Mar, 19:55
Unwanted record arrives for Chiefs but but will they hold it by season's end?
The latest change to the Super Rugby Pacific calendar, which sees the Chiefs take on Moana Pasifika at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturda…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Mar, 12:53
ASX Fantasy Rugby: Why you should be investing in the Chiefs
ASX Sports Fantasy Rugby is taking another step forward this weekend with all four Super Rugby Pacific matches available for savvy…
17 Mar, 9:05
How Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika compare to past expansion teams
Super Rugby Pacific's two new expansion sides have faced very different introductions to the competition in 2022.
Tom Vinicombe
17 Mar, 7:41
Brumbies looking to shut down Tupou in Super Rugby's top of the table clash
Still stinging after being shifted to the wrong side of Australian rugby's newest rivalry, Allan Alaalatoa has singled out rival p…
17 Mar, 2:46
No Sam Cane as Chiefs ring in the changes for Moana Pasifika clash
Following a thrilling victory over the Crusaders in Christchurch, the Gallagher Chiefs team has been named to face Moana Pasifika …
Sam Smith
16 Mar, 18:11
Moana Pasifika bring in former Wallabies playmaker for Chiefs challenge
After a promising first-up performance against the Crusaders earlier this month, head coach Aaron Mauger has retained the bulk of …
Sam Smith
16 Mar, 18:02
Banks and Petaia to go head-to-head in top-of-the-table Super Rugby clash
Jordan Petaia has retained his place at fullback while Liam Wright returns from injury for the Queensland Reds' top-of-the-table S…
16 Mar, 5:49
'Their set-piece failed them': Ex-All Black's message for winless Highlanders
A former All Black has pinpointed where the Highlanders need to improve to turn their winless start to the campaign around.
Alex McLeod
16 Mar, 0:36
Early Super Rugby form should promise a shake-up of Foster's All Black backline
If Salesi Rayasi, Leicester Fainga'anuku and Caleb Clarke still find themselves behind George Bridge in the All Blacks pecking ord…
Ben Smith
16 Mar, 0:33
Clamour for new unproven players as All Blacks is misguided thinking
One day it’s Bailyn Sullivan. Then it’s his brother Zarn. Taine Plumtree, Tom Robinson and Stephen Perofeta are among the othe…
Hamish Bidwell
15 Mar, 23:43
Mass scheduling changes as Covid wreaks havoc in Super Rugby Pacific
NZR have released a revised Super Rugby Pacific draw for this weekend in the wake of Covid outbreaks throughout three Kiwi franchi…
Alex McLeod
15 Mar, 22:48
Fijian Drua sack test-capped utility back for disciplinary reasons
The Fijian Drua have sent utility back Serupepeli Vularika back to Fiji from Australia after sacking him for disciplinary reasons.
Sam Smith
15 Mar, 19:57
Titanic tussle proves Sam Cane is still New Zealand's premier No 7
As far as inspirational performances go, it’s hard to look past Sam Cane’s titanic 80-minute effort for the Chiefs on Saturday…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Mar, 12:49
Queensland out to lay more misery on Brumbies after red-washed 2021
Young winger Josh Flook says Queensland are relishing the chance of testing themselves against the Super Rugby Pacific pace-settin…
15 Mar, 5:40
The real estate agent who left retirement to become the Drua's only non-Fijian player
Eight years after he last played Super Rugby, ex-Blues star Baden Kerr shares how he left his job as a real estate agent to join t…
Alex McLeod
15 Mar, 1:58
Waratahs lose captain Jake Gordon for up to a month
NSW Waratahs skipper Jake Gordon could be sidelined for the next month of Super Rugby Pacific with a hamstring injury.
15 Mar, 1:35
Super Rugby Pacific matches in doubt as Covid hits Blues and Highlanders
Two of this weekend's Super Rugby Pacific matches are in doubt as Covid continues to wreak havoc with New Zealand franchises.
Alex McLeod
14 Mar, 22:16
Australian teams eager to bring Nemani Nadolo back to Super Rugby Pacific
Two Australian Super Rugby Pacific franchises have signalled an interest in bringing Fijian star Nemani Nadolo back to the competi…
Sam Smith
14 Mar, 20:03
Connacht sign Irish qualified ex-Aussie U20s star Ralston
Connacht have signed an ex-Australia U20s star from Super Rugby's Western Force. Winger/centre Byron Ralston has made 14 Super Rug…
Kim Ekin
14 Mar, 6:48
'Really tough': How Moana Pasifika plan to tackle three games in eight days
Moana Pasifika are optimistic about their chances over the coming weeks despite a challenging schedule which includes three matche…
Alex McLeod
14 Mar, 1:44
New Zealand Rugby confirms rejigged Super Rugby Pacific schedule
NZR has confirmed that two matches in this week's round of Super Rugby Pacific have been rescheduled due to implications brought o…
Sam Smith
13 Mar, 20:54
'They are slow': Kiwi ref highlights the concerning trend with New Zealand Super Rugby teams
New Zealand referee Ben O'Keeffe has critiqued the ruck work of the Kiwi Super Rugby Pacific teams from the first four weeks of th…
Ben Smith
13 Mar, 20:47
'They could be semi-final contenders at the World Cup': Kiwi referee's bold prediction
A New Zealand Rugby and World Rugby referee believes Fiji loom as potential semi-final contenders at next year's World Cup in Fran…
Sam Smith
13 Mar, 19:27
Hurricanes want Saturday's clash against Chiefs to be rescheduled
The Hurricanes want Saturday's Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Chiefs to be rescheduled following a Covid outbreak within th…
Sam Smith
13 Mar, 18:52
Concerning signs for New Zealand rugby
After 12 Super Rugby titles, the Crusaders often are a reliable bellwether for the state of New Zealand rugby.
13 Mar, 5:36
Waratahs overcome Force despite losing captain Gordon to injury pre-game
The NSW Waratahs have overcome the late withdrawal of skipper Jake Gordon to record a crucial 22-17 Super Rugby Pacific win over t…
13 Mar, 0:23
'That would have killed me': Why Blues head coach MacDonald was finally relieved
The Blues 32-20 win over the Highlanders went over 90-minutes of play as both sides searched for an extra try that would have give…
Ben Smith
12 Mar, 20:30
'12 months ago people were talking about losing records': Young Chiefs side still maturing
The Chiefs had to throw the kitchen sink at the Crusaders to break down their ferocious defence in a final quarter which led to th…
Ben Smith
12 Mar, 20:07
'Exceptional athlete': MacDonald praises Blues 'seriously quick' 22-year-old blindside flanker
The Blues new blindside flanker Taine Plumtree starred in the side's comeback win over the Highlanders, scoring two tries in a bre…
Ben Smith
12 Mar, 19:28
Brad Thorn asks for common sense following 'bizarre' game
Brad Thorn has pleaded for common sense to offset Super Rugby Pacific's pedantic officiating which again plagued the Queensland Re…
12 Mar, 12:11
Scott Robertson laments Crusaders' lack of killer instinct
A possession-starved Crusaders outfit have somehow found themselves licking their wounds after a late-game resurgence from the tra…
Tom Vinicombe
12 Mar, 8:38
Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan praises 'abrasive' new halfback
Getting a win in Christchurch against the Crusaders would be enough to satisfy any opposition coach but Clayton McMillan will be f…
Tom Vinicombe
12 Mar, 7:44

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