Rugby

Crusaders snatch rare away win

 

Slade seals one-point victory for Crusaders

They didn't score a try but the Crusaders snatched a rare Super Rugby away victory over the Chiefs.

Israel Folau dazzles in return

 

Israel Folau dazzles in royal Super Rugby return

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

Sharks stay top after tough win

 

Sharks stay on top after grinding out 19-8 win

A late try from flanker Jean Dysel ensured a seventh win in eight matches for the Super Rugby-leading Sharks over the Cheetahs.

Hurricanes smash the Blues

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Hurricanes smash the Blues in Wellington

The Hurricanes have beaten the Blues 39-20 in Wellington tonight to seal another fine Super Rugby win and keep themselves in the NZ conference hunt.

Crusaders hold on to win

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Crusaders hold on to win

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

Hurricanes smash the Blues

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Hurricanes smash the Blues

Hurricanes hit back after half time to win by 19 points over the Blues

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.

Are the Sharks the real dog

Which Super Rugby franchise has found itself one of the bottom two teams in the competition an alarming 11 times?

Toby Robson's Teamtalk

Toby Robson breaks down the latest Super Rugby games in his own inimitable style.

Mental endurance key

Time to ditch South Africa?

Canes props step it up

Nick Briant and Dane Coles With senior props Ben Franks and John Schwalger on the sidelines, the Hurricanes young front rowers stood up to be counted.

Perfect chance to break away

A win against the Crusaders would give the Chiefs the jump on the rest of the New Zealand Conference.

Latimer puts team first

Lineout key for Crusaders

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.

RWC driving force for Carter

Dan Carter All Blacks first-five Dan Carter has unfinished business at the Rugby World Cup.

Black jersey still fires Vito

Victor Vito knows he's running out of auditions, but the Canes No 8 insists he hasn't closed the door on All Blacks selection.

Only passionate need apply

A month to earn ABs jersey

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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