Tournaments

Known for his raw power and elusive running style, Kade Poki is the only backs change

Andrew Hore benched for Chiefs clash

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday.  He has made five changes to the run-on team…

Make way: Wyatt Crockett replaces the injured Tony Woodcock

Crusaders missing All Blacks trio

CRUSADERS LOOSEHEAD prop Wyatt Crockett will notch up a century for the Super 15 side when he starts against the Hurricanes this Saturday in Addington. Injuries to All Black trio…

Booth and Hatley

Premiership coaches row, row, row their boat

TOBY BOOTH and Neal Hatley are in unchartered waters as they take on one of the biggest challenges of their lives in Canada: the gruelling 715km Yukon River Quest, in…

Country boy: Tindall will take on added responsibility of

Mike Tindall to become player-coach at Gloucester

GLOUCESTER RUGBY’S new Director of Rugby, Nigel Davies, was delighted to confirm that Mike Tindall has signed a contract to become a player/ coach at the club next season. Davies…

Argentine Agulla will make his way down south to Bath

Bath sign Argentine ace Agulla

ARGENTINE INTERNATIONAL winger, Horacio Agulla will be joining Bath Rugby next season. The 27 year old, equally adept playing on the wing or at fullback, has been capped 34 times…

Who, me? Will Fraser is one of nine players with dual registration with Bedford Blues

Bedford Blues have access to ten Saracens players

BEDFORD BLUES and Premiership champions Saracens renewed their player partnership as the the two clubs confirm that ten Sarries players will be available to the Championship side. Scrum-half Luke Baldwin…

Amlin challenge cup ball

Gloucester draw Exiles in Amlin Challenge Cup draw

Former Amlin Challenge Cup champions, Gloucester Rugby, have been drawn with high-quality opposition in English rivals, London Irish, as well as French representatives, Bordeaux-Bègles and Mont-de-Marsan, following the pool draw…

Heineken Cup Pool draw kind to Quins

Heineken Cup Pool draw kind to Quins

REIGNING HEINEKEN Cup champions, Leinster, have been drawn in Pool 5 of the 2012/13 tournament and will face ASM Clermont Auvergne, Scarlets and newcomers, Exeter Chiefs, as they attempt to…

French Focus: Top 14 Final

French Focus: Top 14 Final

THE FRENCH domestic season reaches its climax on Saturday evening as Toulon take on Toulouse in front of a full house at the Stade de France. Reigning champions Toulouse are…

French focus: Top 14 Semi-final play-offs

French focus: Top 14 Semi-final play-offs

AS THE Home Nations gear up for Down Under, across the Channel in France the Top 14 is coming to the boil, writes Gavin Mortimer. The French domestic season is…