Rugby

'Scary' situation ends Schwalger's season

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has revealed the seriousness of the season-ending blood clots on prop John Schwalger's lungs, saying it was a "scary" situation.

'Scary' situation ends Schwalger's season

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has revealed the seriousness of the season-ending blood clots on prop John Schwalger's lungs, saying it was a "scary" situation.

Lady luck turns against Chiefs

Lady luck finally deserted the Chiefs as a run of scrappy form caught up with the defending Super Rugby champions in Hamilton.

Lady luck turns against Chiefs

Lady luck finally deserted the Chiefs as a run of scrappy form caught up with the defending Super Rugby champions in Hamilton.

Cruden's absence starting to show

The Chiefs might be starting to find out the realities of playing Super Rugby without their talismanic pivot Aaron Cruden running the show.

Cruden's absence starting to show

The Chiefs might be starting to find out the realities of playing Super Rugby without their talismanic pivot Aaron Cruden running the show.

Bird banned but won't miss a match

Big Dominic Bird insists he is not a dirty player.

Bird banned but won't miss a match

YELLOW CARD: Referee Garratt Williamson sends Dominic Bird off during Saturday's Chiefs-Crusaders match at Waikato Stadium.

Crusaders hold on to win

 

Crusaders hold on to win

A missed kick on full time gives Crusaders a win over the Chiefs.

Anscombe ready <br>for No 10

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Anscombe ready for pivot role

Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe is ready to fill the boots of injured star first-five Aaron Cruden.

Hammett to quit Hurricanes

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Hammett to quit Hurricanes

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett announced he won't stick around for future seasons.

Steven Luatua stepping up

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Steven Luatua stepping up

Flanker Steven Luatua has fast become the Blues 'Mr Fix-it' after a series of injuries has seen him rotated around the forward pack.

Crusaders eke out victory

Crusaders The game between the Chiefs and the Crusaders in Hamilton felt like a playoff match. So it should have.

S Africa must stay in Super Rugby

This talk of moving away from South Africa in Super Rugby is madness.

Are the Sharks the real dog

Toby Robson's Teamtalk

'Better lineouts, discipline needed'

Brodie Retallick Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick says his team have to fix their discipline and their lineout errors in a hurry.

Confident Canes find A-Game

Stop us if you can; That's the challenge Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has laid down to the Reds.

Dagg's courage earns high praise

Form fullback rues second half blues

Folau dazzles in return

Israel Folau has made a royal return to Super Rugby to lead the Waratahs to a bruising 19-12 win over the Bulls.

New Zealand leads Sevens field

Kayla Mcalister of New Zealand. New Zealand have defeated Australia 26-12 in the China Sevens final.

NZ women progress in China

New Zealand are through to the semifinals of the China Sevens after beating France 42-7 in the quarterfinal.

NZ's defence used against it

World Series back on track

Believe the Goss

She's like a young, unbearded female version of Sevens captain DJ Forbes - if you believe the hype.

Euro elite for Wallabies

Quade Cooper The Wallabies will play Ireland, England, Wales and France on their November tour this year.

Feet first into trouble

Last weekend Jared Payne was sent off in the fifth minute of the Heineken Cup quarterfinal between Ulster and Saracens for taking a man out in the air.

New format ends rugby dispute

Cooper backs combined Anzacs

Cowan leaving Gloucester

Former All Black Jimmy Cowan is on the move from Gloucester.

Call for retirement 'ridiculous'

Richie McCaw Dan Carter has rubbished criticism of All Blacks and Crusaders team-mate Richie McCaw.

Jet-setting Dan in no hurry

He's jetting here, there and everywhere and Dan Carter is not desperate to get back to work.

RWC driving force for Carter

Black jersey still fires Vito

Cashed up clubs closing in

With even more cash in their pockets now, French clubs are stepping up efforts to sign All Blacks.

Umaga encourages kids to set goals

Tana Umaga Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has been visiting Auckland schools, inspiring a new generation of rugby players.

Female refs rule rugby roost

Nicky Inwood and Chelsea Gurr are a good match for the male egos they meet on the rugby pitch.

Robertson linked with Biarritz

Umaga re-signs with Counties

Apanui could be solution

Richard Apanui is tipped to make a return to Southland rugby with the hope of lining up in the No 10 jersey.

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