Super Rugby

Stuck in the box: Read's still out with a rib injury and will be part of the coaching staff

Crusaders without Read for Super semi

THE CRUSADERS team that beat the Bulls 28-13, in last weekend’s qualifier match will get another chance to prove they are finals quality this Friday. Only one change has been…

New home? Delve has re-signed with the Rebels for another year

Journey through rugby – Gareth Delve

IN 2010 Gareth Delve, who has won 11 caps for Wales, swapped Gloucester for Australia and the Melbourne Rebels. Here the back-rower talks birthdays, boarding school and bodybuilding… I had…

Is he right for the job?

John Kirwan returns home to coach the Blues

Former All Black Sir John Kirwan has been appointed the new Head Coach of the Blues, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and Blues Franchise announced today. The 47-year-old has…

Read suffered a knock to the ribs in last week's clash against the Chiefs

Read out again for Force clash

THREE CHANGES have been made to the starting line-up that met the Chiefs in Hamilton last weekend, including two positional changes, for the final match of the regular season against…

The day it all went wrong. Faumuina (R) on the injur bench during the round 12 match against the Lions

Faumuina back for injury cursed Blues

BLUES PROP Charlie Faumuina is back to full fitness and will start against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday. Faumuina hasn’t played for the Blues for two months since tearing…

The comeback kid: Timani will join the squad for the final game for the season!

Timani replaces injured Palu against the Reds

THE INCLUSION of Sitakeli Timani is the only change to the Waratahs’ starting team for this Saturday’s season finale against the Reds in Brisbane. Timani replaces Wycliff Palu who has…

Back in red: Carter shakes of a hamstring strain in time to face the table-toppers

Crusaders bolstered by All Blacks trio

WITH THEIR play-off chances hanging by a thread, Coach Todd Blackadder will be happy with the return of Kieran Read (concussion), Dan Carter (hamstring) and Israel Dagg (ankle) who start…

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…