New Zealand

Apprentice: Tales has kept a close eye on Wilkinson

Tales wants French revenge on New Zealand

By Gavin Mortimer  AS TEST debuts go, they don’t come much tougher than the one endured by Remi Tales. The French fly-half replaced Frederic Michalak 64 minutes into the second…

All Blacks: the haka through the years

All Blacks: the haka through the years

That was the haka as it used to be. In December’s Rugby World, a study of the haka and how it is used by New Zealand turns up a few other…

Union Chief: Williams in 2012

Could Sonny Bill Williams return to Union?

Sonny Bill Williams has missed out on selection for New Zealand’s Rugby League World Cup squad having dithered over his desire to play for the team, saying he probably shouldn’t…

Wax on, wax off: Marcell Coetzee

Rugby Championship: Round 4 is a big one

The spot as number one in the world is up for grabs while two winless warriors do battle. Some coaches It can only be Round 4 of the Rugby Championship,…

Phelan down: A glum looking Santiago Phelan

Rugby Championship: Here comes Round Three

New Zealand versus Argentina; Australia versus South Africa. It can only be Round Three of the Rugby Championship. Here's a short preview of the teams involved.

Hard to miss: Luminous George Clancy

Rugby Championship: European refs in demand

IT'S ALWAYS nice to be wanted. It must be a strange feeling for referees, though. In an age where the men in the middle are as professional as players and…

Incoming: Scott Fardy will take his spot on the flank

Rugby Championship: Minimal changes for Round 2

By Alan Dymock AS INEVITABLE as the front of the newspapers showing flaxen-haired teenage girls jumping for joy on school-results day, the big guns have made almost no changes for…