Blues name powerful side for Investec Super Rugby opener

A bunch of All Blacks mixed with daring debutants will open the Blues Investec Super Rugby season against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday. Head...

Sports award nominations open

Nominations are open for the annual sports awards. One of the major changes this year is that the Pakuranga United Rugby Club (PURC) is organising...

Swinging for the fences

By Jim Birchall With spring threatening an appearance; it won't be long before the thwack of maple on cowhide rings around Lloyd Elsmore Park as...

Beware the Highlanders

Having had the Hurricanes burst their unbeaten bubble in a 31-22 Cake Tin thriller, the Crusaders will be wary hosting the dangerous Highlanders in...

Sam Cane silences doubters

Having completed 2017 with a grand finish to his season against France, Scotland and Wales, Sam Cane silenced the doubters who believed Ardie Savea...

Wallabies have pride at stake

Having last beaten the All Blacks 27-19 seven years ago, the success-starved Wallabies could be dangerous beasts when they challenge the favourites at Brisbane's...

BBAFC leap into 1st Division

Bucklands Beach Association Football Club (BBAFC) has secured promotion to the NRFL Division One competition for next season. It means two promotions in two seasons...

Proud Boks pack big punch

True rugby fans would have thrilled to the drama of Sunday’s tough Cape Town test won 25-24 by the All Blacks against a pugnacious...

Tuipulotu to captain new-look Auckland

Patrick Tuipulotu is the new Auckland captain for the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup. The 24-year-old All Blacks lock has just 14 caps for the union...

Thorny English rose aims to prick All Blacks pride

Rarely has a Rugby World Cup match promised such excitement as Saturday’s eagerly anticipated semi-final in which the English rose will seek to wound...

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