Dan Carter

Dan Carter

Autumn Series: Players to watch

The next month should give us a pretty good idea of how sides are shaping up for the Rugby World Cup. It’s the final Tests between the Northern and Southern…

One-million Euro man: Matt Giteau is reportedly being lined up by

Top 14 superstars: Money well-spent or wasted

One meelllion dollars! Okay, it’s Euros but that’s the eye-watering price Racing Metro are rumoured to be willing to pay to prise Matt Giteau from Toulon next summer. The Aussie…

Worthy effort: Disconsolate Scots

Scotland outclassed by peerless All Blacks

MURRAYFIELD MAY have hosted the world famous All Blacks, but the only way to see the game properly was in a pub where the sounds of the football drowned everything…

Tim Visser

Scotland 22 New Zealand 51: The Verdict

THREE TRIES in eight first-half minutes enabled New Zealand to take the game away from Scotland after a hard-fought first quarter, with the world champions showing their class with some…

Rob Kearney

New Zealand v Ireland: 2nd Test preview

IRELAND ENDURED a miserable evening at Eden Park last weekend, the All Blacks running in five tries in a comprehensive 42-10 win to ensure their unbeaten run against the men…

Brian O'Driscoll

New Zealand 42 Ireland 10: The verdict

ANOTHER NEW Zealand-Ireland game, another All Blacks win. It’s a stuck record for Ireland and while they showed glimmers of a decent running game at Eden Park, this match was…

James Horwill and Richie McCaw

Super 15 Final Preview – Reds v Crusaders

By Charity Knight RIVALRIES REACH their peak this weekend as the Queensland Reds take on the Canterbury Crusaders in an epic battle to become the victors of the 2011 Super…