History

How Scarfies shocked the Lions

NZ Universities No 10 Paul Macfie was eager to expose gaps and scored a try in the 21-9 victory over the Lions in ...

Former Lions captain and coach John Dawes may have tempted rugby fate before a famous defeat 40 years ago.

When farmers beat the Lions video

John Levido, 77, of Ranfurly, remembers fondly the day his Otago team beat the British Lions 17-9 at Carisbrook in 1966.

The team included All Blacks players but in the Otago forwards, two farmers were crucial in beating the British Lions.

All Blacks cap lost in fire, given another

Upper Clutha captain Ben Purvis receives a replacement All Blacks cap in honour of his late father Neil Purvis at Tarras ...

After his father's All Blacks cap was lost in a devastating fire, he was presented with a replacement honouring his legacy.

Think twice about Timaru video

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Timaru mayor issues a challenge to the Lions in response to historic "tumbleweed" claims.

'Battle of Lancaster Park'

British Lions prop Sandy Carmichael with a swollen face and broken cheekbone after a clash with Canterbury at Lancaster ...

There were fisticuffs galore when the British and Irish Lions played Canterbury in 1971.

From blue and gold to All Black video

The 1924 All Blacks jersey, made from cotton, wool and silk. George Nepia wore this during the1924-25 All Blacks tour of ...

Rarely has a piece of clothing come to mean so much to Kiwis as the distinctive All Blacks Jersey.

We could have beaten the Lions

Sid Going played for both Northland and the All Blacks against the Lions - then would return home to his family's ...

The Lions' arrival in Whangarei promises old-style billeting, post-match beers – and memories of the triple-scissors move.

Waikaia to celebrate 125 years of rugby

The Waikaia Rugby Club first fielded a team in 1892.

For a little rural club that just manages to field one senior team a year, the Waikaia Rugby Club punches above its weight.

In a league of its own

France play Wellington at the Basin Reserve circa 1951.

Historian wants to shine a light on the often-neglected history of rugby league in NZ.

ABs can lay claim to 'greatness'

Beauden Barrett has matured from a young pretender into a world beater, says The Economist.

The research proves it. This year's crop is the "most dominant All Blacks side of all time". Well, since World War II anyway.

Life Story: Final whistle for our oldest All Black

Wally Argus played 10 matches for the All Blacks between 1946 and 1947.

Walter "Wally" Argus was the oldest living All Black and remained a humble man throughout his 95 years.

Canterbury old boys school new generation

Canterbury's Australian lock Dave McDuling looks for support after making a break in the second half of the successful ...

Canterbury's Ranfurly Shield novices were not short of advice before their successful challenge

Shield party watered-down video

Canterbury players celebrate after winning their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Waikato.

Ranfurly Shield beers "replaced by a few milkshakes" as Canterbury strive for second road win.

Land of the Long Black Cloud for Wales video

Barry John tormented the All Blacks in 1971 when playing first five-eighth for the British and Irish Lions.

Wales seek a historic victory on New Zealand and their first win against the All Blacks since 1953 in this month's three-test series.

Nice try, but no thanks

Harlequins Rugby Club committee member Lee Mason is against selling the clubrooms.

Two Blenheim rugby clubs have a battle for territory.

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