Damian McKenzie

How was your first experience with the All Blacks squad in June? Awesome. It was full-on but everything I expected. I learnt loads and really enjoyed it. I’m a happy…

Highlanders

Three teams from New Zealand and one from South Africa clash this weekend for a place in the Super Rugby Final on August 6. The first semi will be contested…

Lions

Although Wales eventually lost the Test series 3-0 to the All Blacks, nobody could claim they did not go down fighting. Wales scored five tries in the first two Tests…

Dylan Hartley

England’s historic series win in Australia has done more than propel them to second place in the World Rugby Rankings – it has made Dylan Hartley the near unbackable favourite…

Laying down a challenge: The Chiefs sits atop the New Zealand league

By Alex Shaw To coin a phrase from legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s squeaky bum time in Super Rugby. With just two rounds of regular season…

Victory roar: Ireland's players celebrate their win over Argentina U20. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ireland 37-7 Argentina Ireland booked their spot in the final of the Under-20 Championship for the first time with a one-sided victory over Argentina. This was a ruthless performance from…

Learning experience: There was no disgrace in Wales' loss but still no elusive win

Brave. But not enough in a brave new world Wales lost by 36-22 in Wellington and with it the Series. But despite the loss and a set piece which made…

Beauden Barrett

The All Blacks wrapped up the Steinlager Series in Wellington by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series against Wales. A highly competitive first 40 minutes finished 10-10,…