ABs like Italy's rugby 'underarm' video

Wayne Smith says Italy coach Conor O'Shea was courageous in using surprise breakdown tactics against England.

Wayne Smith applauds "brave" Italian tactic but says it could be snuffed out if teams are prepared.

Williams undermines AB legacy

Ali Williams: not just a silly boy.

OPINION: When an All Black lands in hot water, it's no laughing matter, writes Kevin Norquay.

Read's mystery replacement

Whetu Douglas is mobbed by his new Crusaders teammates.

Crusaders followers flummoxed as man not in the official squad scores a try.

O'Connor 'likely to pay fine' video

James O'Connor's chances of wearing the Wallabies jersey again have taken a severe jolt with his arrest in Paris.

A fortnight ago, James O'Connor termed himself "mature". Now his Wallabies dream looks wrecked.

10 questions for Crusaders

Richie Mo'unga surveys his attacking options during the Crusaders' 17-13 win over the Brumbies on Saturday night. ...

Losing Richie Mo'unga could kick the Crusaders where it hurts most. On the scoreboard.

620x1 pixel white space
more top stories

What Ali allegedly bought video

Ali Williams lights up a cigar during the 2011 Rugby World Cup celebrations.

Williams allegedly bought 2g of cocaine for $260 while fellow player acted as a lookout.

Toulon chase All Black lock

Sam Whitelock's contract with NZ Rugby expires after the All Blacks play the British and Irish Lions. Here he competes ...

Toulon are reported to be asking All Black lock Sam Whitelock to join former test team-mate Ma'a Nonu at the French club.

'England know they're not ABs'

Jamie George of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham.

Respected rugby pundit Nick Mallett brings some reality to the march of Eddie Jones' team.

Scotland's 6 Nations' hopes hit

Scotland's John Hardie (left) takes on the Welsh defence.

Back rower John Hardie suffering a knee injury in the 29-13 win over Wales at Murrayfield.

England close on All Blacks

Ben Te'o scores England's fifth try.

After overcoming Italy in the Six Nations, England are one win away from equalling ABs' record.

Ali Williams in drugs claim

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams was reportedly arrested for attempting to buy cocaine in central Paris.

Ali Williams tried to get rid of drug, police source tells French website.

Crusaders lose key player

Crusaders right wing Seta Tamanivalu, with assistance from midfielder Ryan Crotty (right), tries to step through the ...

Crusaders' play director has a broken hand, faces six to eight weeks on sidelines.

Five key lessons for Crusaders

Fullback Israel Dagg, who made his 100th Super Rugby appearance against the Brumbies on Saturday night, was the ...

Crusaders: Here's what we learned from their effort against the Brumbies.

Rennie: We need to be better

Dave Rennie wants more from his Chiefs with the Blues next up in Hamilton.

Chiefs coach wants vast improvement for the Blues after accepting they rode their luck in beating the Highlanders. 

Positive Plumtree sings praises

Blade Thomson, seen here winning a lineout, was the Hurricanes' major casualty on Saturday.

Lots for Hurricanes coaches to enthuse over.

Ad Feedback
opinion

Swing low, sweet chariot bro: England's taste for Kiwi exposes NZ poaching myth

Teimana Harrison and Dylan Hartley are part of growing number of southern hemisphere players representing Six Nations sides.

OPINION: Northern hemisphere's whinge about Pacific Island pillaging is outdated hypocrisy, writes Paul Cully.

Give Smith the time he needs

OPINION: There should be no rush to get the Highlanders fullback into action, writes Phil Gifford.

Tackling rugby's dark side

Where is Carter criticism?

Video

O'Connor 'likely to pay fine'

James O'Connor had just deemed himself "mature". Now his Wallabies dream is dust.

all blacks

Toulon chase All Black lock

Sam Whitelock's contract with NZ Rugby expires after the All Blacks play the British and Irish Lions. Here he competes ...

Toulon are reported to be asking All Black lock Sam Whitelock to join former test team-mate Ma'a Nonu at the French club.

Colourful past of 'Comical Ali'

Ali Williams in his twilight season with the Blues.

Ali Williams delighted in playing the class clown, but courted controversy throughout his rugby career.

Carter makes $1.5 million

Dan Carter

Dan and Honor Carter profit from Auckland's property market after selling their Remuera home.

Decisions soon for Whitelock

Sam Whitelock, pictured at training in Christchurch on Thursday, has been appointed as the Crusaders captain ahead of ...

The 28-year-old is off contract after the Lions tour New Zealand.

international

What Ali allegedly bought video

Ali Williams lights up a cigar during the 2011 Rugby World Cup celebrations.

Williams allegedly bought 2g of cocaine for $260 while fellow player acted as a lookout.

How Italy got one over Eddie video

Italian halfback Edoardo Gori left his English counterpart Danny Care bewildered by his legal positioning on defence.

ANALYSIS: Italy stifled England with an unusual tactic. But what precisely did they do that was such a big deal?

'England know they're not ABs'

Jamie George of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham.

Respected rugby pundit Nick Mallett brings some reality to the march of Eddie Jones' team.

'As bad as underarm bowling' video

England coach Eddie Jones isn't happy with Italy's tactics.

"It's not rugby", Eddie Jones laments as England flummoxed by Italy's breakdown tactics.

provincial

Makos snap up young fullback

Will Jordan of Canterbury in action during the Jock Hobbs memorial under-19 tournament last year.

A fullback who scored tries for fun as a schoolboy is the latest player to join the Tasman Makos.

Manawatu not expecting Gibbins in 2017

Callum Gibbins played 66 games for the Manawatu Turbos.

Manawatu Turbos not expected to feature Callum Gibbins in 2017 after his contract with Glasgow Warriors.

Ex-NPC player jailed for rape

A Southland Stags team photo of Craig Wells.

Dark off-field life of a drug-addicted rugby player revealed as he's tried for the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.

sevens

Curtis returns for NZ sevens

Ambrose Curtis played for the New Zealand Maori last year.

New Zealand sevens coach Scott Waldrom has a sure bet with Ambrose Curtis back in Las Vegas.

Wanganui fined for ineligible player

Wanganui used an under-aged player in their women's sevens team at the Central Region Sevens last year.

Wanganui fined for player under-aged player in their women's sevens team.

How did Wgtn screw up the sevens?

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 03:  Internet MANA press secretary Pam Corkery listens as founder Kim Dotcom speaks to ...

OPINION: The brilliant Sydney event makes you wonder how Wellington stuffed up a "gimme" so badly, writes Pam Corkery.

Sevens appeal for females

New Zealand sevens representative Alena Saili is back home in Invercargill after competing in he first international ...

Rugby now not just a man's domain as the sport provides an appealing pathway for female athletes.

super rugby

Crusaders lose key player

Crusaders right wing Seta Tamanivalu, with assistance from midfielder Ryan Crotty (right), tries to step through the ...

Crusaders' play director has a broken hand, faces six to eight weeks on sidelines.

Five key lessons for Crusaders

Fullback Israel Dagg, who made his 100th Super Rugby appearance against the Brumbies on Saturday night, was the ...

Crusaders: Here's what we learned from their effort against the Brumbies.

Rennie: We need to be better

Dave Rennie wants more from his Chiefs with the Blues next up in Hamilton.

Chiefs coach wants vast improvement for the Blues after accepting they rode their luck in beating the Highlanders. 

Positive Plumtree sings praises

Blade Thomson, seen here winning a lineout, was the Hurricanes' major casualty on Saturday.

Lots for Hurricanes coaches to enthuse over.

Ad Feedback
special offers
Ad Feedback