Highlights from the opening round of Super Rugby Pacific, including the Blues' big win over the Highlanders, the Chiefs' upset over the Crusaders and the Fijian Drua's exciting win over Moana Pasifika.
Stacey Waaka is getting a lot of selfie requests after her hat-trick in Hong Kong
Black Fern Stacey Waaka is enjoying the crowd in Hong Kong after her hat-trick against the hosts on Day 1 of the World Sevens Series in Hong Kong.
Isla Norman-Bell on her decision to choose Great Britain over New Zealand
New Zealand-raised Isla Norman-Bell reflects on her decision to represent GB over New Zealand and what led to the change of path.
Madison Ashby on her dad's advice that paid off on the opening day of the Hong Kong Sevens
Australia's Sevens star Madison Ashby talks to RugbyPass after the 43-5 win over Brazil on Day 1 of the World Sevens Series in Hong Kong.
Thibaud Flament - Loughborough University to Grand Slam wins with France | RugbyPass Offload EP 70
Today we're delighted to be joined by arguably the best player in Europe over the last 2 years in France and Toulouse 2nd Row Thibaud Flament to hear about his meteoric rise over the last 5 years, which has taken him from playing fly-half for the 5th
The All Blacks now follow trends rather than set them | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin says it's been too long since the All Blacks were innovators and set the benchmark for success through their own original schemes, saying the Northern Hemisphere now lead.
What are the trends in SRP this year | The Breakdown
The Breakdown panel break down the season stats in this year's Super Rugby Pacific to identify what shifts are being made and how the game is evolving.
Why Billy Proctor is in All Blacks contention | The Breakdown
Hurricanes midfielder Billy Proctor has been around the Super Rugby scene for a while, but the 23-year-old is hitting some career-best form in 2023, just as multiple All Black midfielders are sidelined with injuries.
The Super Rugby injury list is huge | The Breakdown
The Breakdown panel take a look at the lengthy injury list that has already emerged from the opening five round of Super Rugby Pacific.
Super Rugby Pacific highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you the best moments from round five of Super Rugby Pacific.
Sua'ali'i's teammate reacts to his code switch | The Breakdown
19-year-old NRL star Joseph Sua'ali'i's decision to sign with Rugby Australia certainly ruffled some feathers in rugby league, his Roosters teammate Brandon Smith had some choice words for RA after the move was announced.
Grant Nisbet's form XV os SRP so far | The Breakdown
Long-time rugby commentator Grant Nisbet delivers his form 15 from the opening five rounds of Super Rugby Pacific.
Willi Heinz describes Eddie Jones' coaching | The Breakdown
Former England international Willi Heinz reflects on his time in the England side and how Eddie Jones' coaching style uplifted the players.
Dalton Papali'i is forcing Sam Cane to play better | The Breakdown
Previewing a huge match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders, the Breakdown panel discuss the clash between the team captains, two All Black No 7s in exceptional form in 2023.
Super Rugby Aupiki final highlights | The Breakdown
The second Super Rugby Aupiki season wrapped up over the weekend with Matatu producing a brilliant upset over the Chiefs Manawa in the final.
Taylah Johnson's Aupiki form XV of the year | The Breakdown
Commentator Taylah Johnson names her form XV following a dramatic finish to the Super Rugby Aupiki season.
Damian McKenzie's Super Rugby debut | The Breakdown
Relive the mercurial Damian McKenzie's Super Rugby debut in the 2015 Chiefs v Blues match. McKenzie started with future All Black Brad Weber as his halves partner and superstar Sonny Bill Williams outside him.
We sent Nick Heath to the Women's Six Nations launch | 360
We sent Nick Heath to the Launch of the Women's Six Nations in Shoreditch. With the competition just hours away, we spoke to members of all the teams as they prepared for the big day! #TikTokW6N #360
Sebastian Negri's ultimate Six Nations XV and Ellis Genge saving his life | RugbyPass Offload EP 69
The Offload crew is joined by Sebastian Negri in this week's episode as they have a look back at the Six Nations as a whole. Italy's growth in rugby and Sebastian Negri getting chased out of Zimbabwe.
Super Rugby Pacific plays of the week | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you the best highlights from round four of Super Rugby Pacific.
Relive the drama of Blues v Crusaders | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you the best moments from the Super Rugby Pacific 2022 final rematch between the Blues and Crusaders.
Relive Ireland's grand slam winning performnace | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you highlights from Ireland's win over England that secured them the 2023 Six Nations title.
Relive the Super Rugby Aupiki semi-finals | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you highlights from the semi-finals of Super Rugby Aupiki.
Leicester Fainga'anuku wins player of round four | The Breakdown
The player of Super Rugby Pacific round four is awarded to the Crusaders' Leicester Faina'anuku after the powerhouse winger's hat-trick against the Blues.
Ian Foster on France and Ireland | The Breakdown
The All Blacks coaching group have spent the past few weeks in Europe attending Six Nations matches amongst other tasks. Head coach Ian Foster delivered his verdict on the form of World Cup favourites France and Ireland.
Ian Foster previews a hugely competitive World Cup | The Breakdown
All Blacks coach Ian Foster discusses international rugby's competitive landscape heading into the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Foster discusses the fall out from NZR's decisions | The Breakdown
The All Blacks management staff have faced a lot of uncertainty over the past 12 months, Ian Foster spoke to The Breakdown about where things currently stand.
Cometh the hour, cometh the Dallas McLeod | The Breakdown
With All Blacks David Havili and Jack Goodhue out injured, third-choice Crusaders No 12 Dallas McLeod stepped up against the Blues and proved that he too has a bright future.
Round four's Super Rugby Pacific form XV (from a Crusaders fan) | The Breakdown
Newshub's Mike McRoberts is this week's guest selector for the Super Rugby Pacific form XV. The Cantabrian went for a strong Crusaders flavour in the tight five and sprinkled some "unsung heroes" into the backline.
Owen Farrell gives his opinion on England's red card against Ireland in the Six Nations
Ireland reignited the St Patrick’s weekend celebrations by clinching Grand Slam success in Dublin for the first time with a battling 29-16 bonus-point victory over 14-man England. #SixNations2023
Richard Cockerill expects more from England against Ireland
After a tough loss to France last weekend, England hopes to round off their Six Nations with a win over Ireland and prevent Ireland from gaining a Grand Slam weekend. Richard Cockerill speaks to the press on what he expects from his side.
Johnny Sexton reacts to Ireland's chances of winning a Grand Slam over England rugby
Johnny Sexton speaks to the press as Ireland prepares for a possible Grand Slam over England this Saturday.
When the most serious man in rugby thinks about winning a Six Nations title
Peter O'Mahony gives his thoughts ahead of this Super Saturday against England rugby. If they beat England they will round of their Six Nations title with their 4th grand slam.
Who was the MVP of Super Rugby round three | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod's panel deliver their picks for the most valuable player from round three's action, naming Sam Cane and Frank Lomani as the standouts for their effort in their respective team's wins.
The growth of Etene Nanai-Seturo | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Former All Black sevens star Etene Nannai-Seturo impressed in the Chiefs' win over the Highlanders, scoring a scorching try and creating opportunities out of nothing. James Parsons outlines where the X-factor winger has improved.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck making great performances a habit | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
NRL convert Roger Tuivasa-Sheck looks to be settling into rugby union in his second season with the Blues, having impressed in all three rounds of Super Rugby so far. James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss RTS' growth.
Peter Lakai showed up and showed out | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
In the absence of the colossal Ardie Savea, Peter Lakai put in a wildly impressive shift donning the Hurricanes' No 8 jersey. James Parsons discusses the 20-year-old's incredible potential.
Patricia Maliepo is lighting up Super Rugby Aupiki | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The seemingly untouchable Patricia Maliepo has been providing X-factor plays for the Blues this Super Rugby Aupiki season. The No 12 will continue her push for further higher honours as her side face Matatu in the semi-finals.
Antoine Dupont's bag is deep | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Bryn Hall breaks down French halfback Antoine Dupont's statistics from the France v England Six Nations match to prove just how unique and exceptional Dupont is within the international rugby landscape.
The World Cup challenge for fringe All Blacks | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin speaks on the All Blacks' rest requirements and how it favours the current squad while making life more difficult for bolters who make the World Cup squad.
The rumoured All Blacks coach selection panel | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin deliveries an inside word on who is rumoured to make up the selection panel finding Ian Foster's successor.
Sir John Kirwin's verdict on Borthwick | The Breakdown
All Blacks great Sir John Kirwin delivers his thoughts on Steve Borthwick's start in the England camp and outlines where things may be going wrong.
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week | The Breakdown
The Breakdown invites The Rock radio host Bryce Casey to submit round three's Super Rugby Pacific team of the week.
Super Rugby Pacific round three highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown delivers highlights from Super Rugby Pacific round three.
Super Rugby Aupiki round three highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown delivers Super Rugby Aupiki round three highlights.
Andy Farrell gives honest opinion on Scotland's ability this Six Nations tournament
The big match-up is coming this Sunday as Ireland and Scotland take each other on. Andy Farrell reveals his squad and gives his take on Scotland's ability to take on the current no.1 in the world Ireland.
Richard Cockerill reveals funny Ellis Genge story in England Rugby training camp
Richard Cockerill speaks to the press on the upcoming match against France in the upcoming round of the Six Nations.
Johnny Sexton is asked if this is the best Scotland side he has ever faced
Johnny Sexton prepares for the 4th round match against Scotland at Murrayfield this Sunday. If Ireland win this will not only win them the Triple Crown but put them in a good position to win the grand slam.
The decision to drop Owen Farrell for crucial England rugby match explained
Owen Farrell has been dropped to the bench by Steve Borthwick, this is the first time this has happened since 2015. Steve Borthwick explains his choices as his side prepare to face France this weekend.
Warren Gatland explains his line-up to face Italy in 4th round of Six Nations
Warren Gatland names his team to face Italy, hoping to not repeat last year and the possibility of a wooden spoon.
George Gregan - Wallabies Most Capped Player on Eddie Jones, Tackling Lomu and Crocodiles | Ep 67
We're joined this week by Wallabies' most capped player of all time, George Gregan. Gregan shares his experiences from his illustrious career, which spanned over a decade and saw him earn 139 caps for the Wallabies. We hear about his early career wor
The international coaching landscape has become volatile | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin describes how International rugby has changed in its tolerance for losing and how coaches are bearing the consequences.
Super Rugby Aupiki round two highlights
Highlights from round two of Super Rugby Aupiki, as the Hurricanes Poua faced off with Matatu and the Chiefs Manawa clashed with the Blues.
Super Round highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you highlights from Super Rugby Pacific's Super Round in Melbourne.
Salesi Rayasi was the form No 11 of round two | The Breakdown
Hurricanes winger Salesi Rayasi is named the form left winger of the Super Round after a dominant performance aginst the Rebels that was equal parts physical and silky smooth.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck playing like a star | The Breakdown
Rugby League convert Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is starting to hit some fine form for the Blues thanks to som subtle adjustments to Leon Macdonald's attack.
Mils Muiaina's from XV of Super Rugby Pacific round two | The Breakdown
Former All Black Mils Muliaina was in Melbourne watching all six matches of Super Round and delivered a form XV of the round for The Breakdown.
John Kirwin's verdict on Ardie Savea | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin shares his view that while Ardie Savea made a mistake, his apology has set a strong example of how to own your actions and serves as a fair conclusion to the situation.
How the past 12 months have played out for Ian Foster | The Breakdown
We take a look back over th events that have unfolded over the past 12 months in the All Blacks camp and how New Zealand Rugby have reacted.
Emosi Tuqiri on the Fijian Drua's growth and mindset
Fijian Drua's 22-year-old prop Emosi Tuqiri talks to RugbyPass' Finn Morton about his journey to Super Rugby Pacific and the Drua's ambitions for 2023.
Brett Cameron on his return to New Zealand and Super Rugby Pacific
Former Crusaders playmaker and one-time All Black Brett Cameron talks to RugbyPass' Finn Morton about his time in Japan and return to New Zealand shores.
The game that made Maro Itoje a superstar in rugby
Jim Hamilton gives an analysis of the incredible performance of Maro Itoje in the Rugby World Cup semi final against New Zealand in 2019.
Super Rugby round one highlights | The Breakdown
Highlights from the opening round of Super Rugby Pacific, including the Blues' big win over the Highlanders, the Chiefs' upset over the Crusaders and the Fijian Drua's exciting win over Moana Pasifika.
Shaun Stevenson is picking up where he left off | The Breakdown
Projected World Cup bolter Shaun Stevenson has addressed his biggest weakness - his inconsistency - and strung together a number of world-class campaigns.
What makes the Blues so ruthless this year | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Round one of Super Rugby Pacific and Aupiki provided plenty of epic moments and the usual crew of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall are here to chat it all through.
Mike Brown and Ollie Lawrence | RugbyPass Offload | Episode 66
Mike Brown and Ollie Lawrence join the team on RugbyPass Offload this week as they talk Prem rugby, the Six Nations and much more.
Which All Blacks would excel in Sevens | The Breakdown
Could Ardie Savea win a World Cup and an Olympic gold? Pundits would love to see some All Blacks have a crack at Sevens for the big tournaments.
Does Australia have enough talent for Eddie Jones' ambitions | The Breakdown
Eddie Jones has shown how he can make a team perform at the World Cup but Kiwi pundits aren't convinced he has the talent in his player pool to field an XV capable of World Cup heroics.
How to resolve the All Blacks coaching saga | The Breakdown
Former All Black Sir John Kirwin weighs in on New Zealand Rugby's handling of Ian Foster's future, providing his simple solution so all parties can move on and focus on their respective campaigns at hand.
How Kiwi teams are copying the Northern Hemisphere | The Breakdown
All Blacks and Chiefs halfback Brad Weber admits that the Northern Hemisphere's innovations are influencing the way New Zealand Super Rugby teams are playing, specifically with the resurgence of the quick tap.
Brad Weber says the new rules make for lung busting rugby | The Breakdown
After a markedly higher tempo round one, the new Super Rugby rules have certainly proved their worth with the players working harder and spectators enjoying more ball in play.
Reacting to the Crusaders shock loss to the Chiefs in Super Rugby | The Breakdown
The Breakdown rugby show is back with Kirstie Stanway, Jeff Wilson, Mils Muliainia and John Korwan as they react to the Crusaders shock loss to the Chiefs.
Disappointment palpable as Scotland dissect their loss to France in the Six Nations
Scotland captain Jamie Ritchie and head coach Gregor Townsend give a press conference following the defeat against France in the Six Nation match on Sunday.
Matt Giteau - Eddie Jones' revenge and Six Nations chaos | RugbyPass offload | EP 65
RugbyPass Offload podcast is back with Matt Giteau as the Max Lahiff, Ryan Wilson and host Freddie Clode talk the Six Nations, Eddie Jones and memories of his illustrious rugby career.
Mack Hansen reacts to Antoine Dupont's try saving tackle on him
Mack Hansen has a look back on Irelands Six Nations so far as they prepare to face Italy this Saturday.
James Ryan reacts to being named Ireland captain to face Italy in the Six Nations
James Ryan will captain against Italy in the 3rd round of the Six Nations this Saturday. James Ryan gives his opinion on the match ahead as Ireland hopes to maintain their Grand Slam streak.
Kicking off 2023 with Super Rugby predictions and the Razor distraction | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
In our first episode of 2023, the usual crew of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall reconvene to discuss the start of Super Rugby Pacific and Aupiki, the Six Nations and all the big talking points in rugby as we begin a World Cup year.
Warren Gatland explains his reasoning for delaying team announcement ahead of Wales vs England
Wales cancelled their team announcement prior to their third-round Six Nations match against England. Gatland addresses the press to explain the cancellation and provide an update on the possible strikes.
Wales summon historic press conference amid talk of players striking during Six Nations
Press conference with Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones and head coach Warren Gatland ahead of their Six Nations match against England. Alun Wyn Jones says the possibility of player strike action is “hard to deny” as Welsh rugby finds itself gripped by a
Mike Phillips - Warren Gatland's Lost His Bark - Ireland Dominate in Dublin | Offload Ep 64
As the Six Nations continues to throw up an incredible plethora of engaging and entertaining matches, we're joined by Lions & Wales legend Mike Phillips to discuss the highs, lows and controversies from round 2 of the 2023 Six Nations.
The problem with coming off the bench in rugby | Offload
Max Lahiff emphasises the importance of using your bench well by sharing his experiences as a player coming onto the field late in the game and struggling to make an impact.
Was Marcus Smith even playing at 10 for England | Offload
Ex-Scotland forward Ryan Wilson analyses England's attack and points out how Steve Borthwick employed Owen Farrell at flyhalf for more conventional attacking play and then Marcus Smith came into 10 when the game opened up.
What Finn Russell said to Owen Farrell after Duhan's try | Offload
A video of Finn Russell talking some trash to Owen Farrell as Duhan van der Merwe runs away for a remarkable try has gone viral, so RugbyPass' Offload podcast asked Russell what he said.
Max Lahiff picks his England backline | Offload
Bristol's Max Lahiff gives his take on the England playmaker conundrum as well as picking his halfback and midfield combination.
Has tackle school thrown Owen Farrell off his game | Offload
Ryan Wilson didn't see the usual, confident, efficient Owen Farrell on defence against Scotland and shares some concern that the playmaker's history of dangerous tackles may be playing on his mind.
How Finn Russell scouted and disrupted the English defence | Offload
Scotland's X-factor flyhalf Finn Russell admits he had a hard time scouting the English backline as uncertainty reigned over who would be healthy for their Six Nations matchup.
What it was like being a rugby player in the olympic village
Wallaby Sevens star Maurice Longbottom describes the Olympic village environment and how the athletes were able to interact away from the competitions.
How Aussie Sevens star reacted to being told he was too little
Maurice Longbottom comes from a proud Rugby League family, but his initial aspirations of following his uncles into the NRL were cut down when the five-foot-five athlete was told he was too small to make it in the league.
Scotland fans are genuinely discussing the possibility of a Grand Slam in the Six Nations | Six Nations 2023
Scotland 35-7 Wales: Gregor Townsend and Jamie Ritchie, Six Nations post-match press conference.
Steve Borthwick reveals why he has benched Marcus Smith and started Owen Farrell at fly-half
Steve Borthwick names his line-up to face Italy at the Twickenham in the 2nd round of the Six Nations. We see Henry Slade and Henry Arundell return to the squad, as well as Marcus Smith sitting on the bench as Owen Farrell starts at 10.
Finn Russell was a beast at his first Rugby World Cup
Finn Russell broke into the international scene at 23 years old at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Let's just say he's impressed a fair bit since then to make him a key member of the Scotland squad we have now.
Dan Biggar reveals what Wales Rugby should do when facing Scotland in the Six Nations
Dan Biggar speaks to the press ahead of their test against Scotland in the 2nd of the Six Nations. He takes on what he learned against Ireland and hopes the team improves for when they face Scotland on Saturday.
Coach Andy Farrell reacts to his feelings with home advantage against France
Ireland will face France in the second round of the Six Nations. Arguably the true decider of who might take home the cup. With minimal changes to his squad, Andy Farrell is feeling ready for the big competition ahead.
Maurice Longbottom shares tales of life as a Sevens star
Maurice Longbottom reflects on his journey from a young aspiring Rugby League talent who was told he was too small to a Wallabies Sevens star.
Captain Jonny Sexton reacts to Romain Ntmack comments on Ireland being comfortable favourites
Jonny Sexton gives his preview thoughts on the upcoming round of the Six Nations against France. Ireland goes in favourites to win the whole tournament but title holders France will be their biggest test of the whole tournament.
Joe Hawkins on his quick rise from U20s to senior Wales rugby in the Six Nations
Joe Hawkins has been a well-performing youngster that has broken into the Wales senior squad with good performances for the U20s. He hopes to show what he has got against Scotland this Saturday.
Mike Forshaw gives thoughts on what Wales are to expect against Scotland
Scotland put in a massive performance against England on the weekend, something Wales and defense coach Mike Forshaw paid a lot of attention to as they will face up against Scotland in the next round of the 2023 Six Nations.
"I think we can cause some problems" James Lowe looking ahead to tough test against France
James Lowe and Dave Kilcoyne speak to the press ahead of their Six Nations clash with their biggest competitor France. They expect a big game but can outsmart them in the long run.
Finn Russell - Calcutta Cup hero on his words with Owen Farrell | England v Scotland | Offload Ep 63
We're delighted to be joined by Scotlands very own hero in Finn Russell to discuss how the team masterminded their Calcutta Cup victory at Twickenham on Saturday and why they no longer celebrate beating the English.
Aaron Smith almost got Freddie Burns in trouble | Offload
A welcome message from Highlanders and All Black halfback Aaron Smith put a grin on Freddie Burns' face so big that the former England No 10's wife got suspicious.
Freddie Burns rejects the criticism of Steve Borthwick | Offload
The common criticism of Steve Borthwick being a one-trick pony is strongly opposed by his former No 10 Freddie Burns, who says Borthwick is the best coach he's played under.