Jimmy Cowan

Cowan leaving Gloucester

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

No backlash over naked photo

No action will be taken against All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith following a naked photo of him being shared on social media.

Feet first into trouble

MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ News

OPINION: 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.

Female refs rule rugby roost

MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ News

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

New format ends rugby dispute

The future of European club rugby was resolved on Thursday, with a new elite competition replacing the Heineken Cup.

Unfamiliar foes for Black Ferns

Black Ferns v England New Zealand's bid for a fifth successive Women's Rugby World Cup title includes Ireland, Kazakhstan and USA.

Women go to wire

A late try to Kiritapu Demant guaranteed the Auckland women's team defended their National Provincial Championship crown with a 20-10 win over Canterbury in yesterday's final.

Jeffrey takes control of final

Blyde in Sevens heaven

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