Rugby is broke - but not dead
Last weekend’s Super Rugby Aotearoa games brought the spark back to the game, but even full houses of excited fans won’t solve rugby’s money woes.
Oh, how the mighty Kauri have grown
After finally breaking into the sunlight, Northland Kauri faced being axed from this year’s Farah Palmer Cup. But if anything, that’s only made them stronger.
Holmes aims for black jersey in fourth NZ sport
Renee Holmes has represented New Zealand in three sports. After a “disheartening” soccer incident, she switched to rugby - and aims to make that four.
The unshakable voice of Alice Soper
Alice Soper’s impassioned calling out of New Zealand Rugby last week stirred up a hornet’s nest. Ashley Stanley finds out who is this determined voice for women’s rugby.
Saving Grace: netballer finds joy in rugby sevens
Too fixated on wanting to be a Silver Fern, Mystics netballer Grace Kukutai has now found a new happiness playing rugby sevens.
Pacific rugby’s message to Sanzaar
Why our Pacific rugby brothers and sisters broke with New Zealand and Sanzaar in World Rugby’s showdown vote. Jim Kayes reports
Elder envisions holding baby and World Cup
Expecting her first child in a month’s time, Black Ferns captain Les Elder hopes her plan to be fit for next year’s Rugby World Cup will help future players coming back after pregnancy.
The old boys’ brigade trying to topple Castle
The undermining of the Kiwi running Australian rugby is part of a much wider problem in the sport, a legacy of its privileged founders, writes Ashley Stanley
Don’t try to be a Black Fern on day one of fitness kick
If you think the lockdown is the perfect time to start an exercise regime, LockerRoom writer Ashley Stanley has a warning for you.