Sarah Mockford

Rugby World editor

Hamurana Stream

ROTORUA Pre-match jaunt – Tikitapu/Blue Lake This is 9 km south-east of Rotorua from Tarawera Road. The circuit track begins at the north-east end of the lake and goes south…

North Head

AUCKLAND Pre-match jaunt – Great Barrier Island If you’ve got time to kill and energy to expend, head to GBI – an untouched, tranquil paradise which boasts stunning forests, amazing…

NORTH SHORE Pre-match jaunt – Goat Island Walk This return walk heads part of the way to Cape Rodney overlooking New Zealand’s oldest and most popular marine reserve. Walk up…

Whangarei

WHANGAREI Pre-match jaunt – Bream Head/Te Whara track This track follows an ancient Maori trail from Urquharts Bay to Ocean Beach. The track climbs Mount Lion to the ridge line…

By Charity Knight Northern hemisphere rugby stops for no one as the JP Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby Sevens Series continues into its second year. Last year’s winners Saracens are…

By Charity Knight THE START of this year’s Tri-Nations will be marred by controversy, as South Africa have withdrawn 21 players from their World Cup training squad for the away…

By Charity Knight. TWICKENHAM COMES alive this weekend, as it plays host to the oldest sevens tournament in the world – the Vauxhall Middlesex Charity Sevens. Last years victors, Samurai,…

Aly Muldowney

ALY MULDOWNEY is already feeling at home with Exeter Chiefs after just a week of pre-season training. As one of nine signings brought to Sandy Park by head coach Rob…

Gareth Owen

GARETH OWEN could miss the entire 2011-12 campaign after suffering “a substantial injury” in training. The 22-year old, who can play at full-back, fly-half and centre, already has 50 appearances…