Super Rugby: Blues losers in numbers game
Jim Kayes asks: has failure become a habit for the Blues?
The Lion$ Effect - NZ Rugby’s massive windfall
Twenty-point-four million dollars in cash. That’s what the New Zealand Rugby banked the last time the British and Irish Lions toured here.
Youngest Barrett brother sizing up big time rugby
Big things are tipped for the youngest of the five Barrett brothers this season
Stade Francais players going on strike in protest at merger
Stade Francais players are going on strike in protest at a planned merger with Racing 92, their long-standing rivals from Paris.
How England went from Rugby World Cup duds to record-setters
When England picked up a consolation 60-3 victory over Uruguay to wrap up its miserable Rugby World Cup campaign in 2015, few could have imagined that would herald the start of one of the greatest winning streaks in the sport’s history.
6 Nations: Scotland counts cost of bruising loss to England
LONDON (AP) — So much for this being a new dawn for Scottish rugby.“We were useless,“ was the frank assessment of Scotland captain John Barclay after a 61-21 loss to England that may take weeks, months, even longer to get over. This was supposed to...
Six Nations stock take: where they rank
After another compelling and hard-fought Six Nations competition, England remains the king of Europe and Italy is still the punch bag at the continent’s highest level.
KAYES: A not so Super start to the rugby season
SUPER RUGBY: Newsroom rugby correspondent Jim Kayes couldn’t find much to like about Japan’s hapless SunwolvesIt took six minutes for the doubts to reappear and about 20 minutes for them to have set in, firmly, again. By half time there was no...
BMW drives SBW deal off the road
BMW is “re-looking” at its ambassador deal with Sonny Bill Williams after complaints about the rugby star’s association with Muslim extremists. Williams’ appointment as one of BMW New Zealand’s brand ambassadors was highly publicised in...