New Zealand

Another casualty: Tony Woodcock

Woodcock ruled out for Reds clash

Prop Tony Woodcock suffered an acute calf strain at training yesterday and has been ruled out of tomorrow night’s match against the Reds. This latest casualty means Tevita Mailau moves…

A welcome return for fans: Richie McCaw

McCaw returns for Crusaders against Waratahs

  The Crusaders head to Sydney this weekend to take on the Waratahs on Sunday (KO: 06:10 GMT) in round ten of the Super Rugby competition. Head Coach Todd Blackadder…

Four new starters for Crusaders

Four new starters for Crusaders

The Crusaders coaches have announced the team to play the Chiefs in Napier this Friday, and it includes a number of changes from the team which met the Highlanders last…

Jamie Joseph has made three changes to the side that took on Chiefs last weekend

Highlanders make two changes against Crusaders

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Saturday 3 March at 06:35am (gmt). Two changes have been made to the…

Andrew Hore will make his Hilander debut against Chiefs

Haskell on the bench for Highlanders

On Saturday 25 February, four players will make their Highlanders debut; All Black Andrew Hore will start at hooker for the first time in Highlanders colours alongside fellow All Black…

Michael Hobbs (left) beats Piri Weepu to the #10 shirt

Hobbs starts at 10 for Blues

Blues coach Pat Lam has named a starting line-up of players who earned their jerseys through solid pre-season performances and are in optimum shape to play the Crusaders in the…

Hard fall: Read recovers in time to start alongside McCaw for the first time this season

Crusaders name squad for opening match

The Crusaders will open the Super Rugby season this Friday night when they meet the Blues in Auckland.  Coming off a successful pre-season where they knocked off the Highlanders, Hurricanes…

Beale will sit out the final trail match

Rebels ready for huge Crusaders challenge

Melbourne Rebels will treat the third and final trial game of the pre-season program more like a Super Rugby game than he has for any of the other games so…

Captain DJ Forbes will be joining the squad for a seventh season

Tietjens names his Sevens side

New Zealand Sevens Coach Gordon Tietjens has named four new caps in his 2012 national contracted squad of 15 who are preparing for next weekend’s Hertz Sevens tournament in Wellington.…