Super Rugby: Jordie steps up for AB’s no 15

Having outplayed the mercurial Damian McKenzie in the Hurricanes’ last-minute 27-24 Super Rugby win against the Chiefs, Jordie Barrett served notice to brother Beauden...

A warm welcome home people

New Zealand has proudly been a significant attraction for tourists from all over the globe. Total international visitor spending reached $10.1 billion in the year...

Legalising recreational cannabis the wrong move

When voters go to the polls at next year’s General Election, they won’t just be asked who they think will be their best champion...

Servant problems?

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district’s 170th anniversary last year and the countdown to the 175th celebrations. When the first...

Character Crusaders strength

It took character and a magnificent defence for the Crusaders to deny the frustrated Lions in Saturday's Super Rugby final at Christchurch's tattered AMI...

OPINION: All Blacks are creaking

  Two games don't make an international rugby winter, but after a 20-16 win against Argentina and a 16-all draw with South Africa, a rusty...

Lions roar into final

The Johannesburg-based Lions have restored pride in South African rugby upon roaring to a stunning 44-29 Super Rugby semi-final home triumph against the defending...

OPINION: Fans singing the Blues

Three consecutive Super Rugby wins have Blues fans singing their praises, with none better than their gutsy 24-9 home win against the Stormers. That latest...

OPINION: Nonu and SBW fail to fire

High hopes that the injection of coaches Leon MacDonald and Tom Coventry would lift the Blues out of Super Rugby obscurity are starting to...

COMMENT: Changes worked wonders with All Blacks

Five player changes and a much better attitude reaped its reward when the All Blacks avenged their 47-26 Perth rugby defeat with a 36-0...

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