Black Fern puts educated boot into coaching
Black Ferns halfback Kendra Cocksedge is proving to be just as sharp at identifying opportunities and gaps on the rugby field.
Women refs rising to rule over men’s rugby
Is 2018 the year we will see a woman referee calling the shots in the top tier of men’s provincial rugby? Taylah Hodson-Tomokino thinks so.
Black Ferns to get professional contracts
The country’s top women’s rugby players will become full-time professionals within the next two to three years.
Show NZ Rugby the money
New Zealand is rightly proud of its rugby prowess, but the game’s financial performance doesn’t always match success on the field.
It’s a big year for… Julian Savea
“A roller coaster. Ending up on a high. With a clear mind and pretty happy,” is how All Blacks wing Julian Savea describes 2017.
Be afraid: Shag ices SBW’s staunchest critics
There’s a distinct chill in the air in Europe right now, as the clouds gather, the birds fly south and naughty All Blacks beat-writers huddle in their hotels.
Rugby league’s finest day
Aggression without spite. Brutality without malice. Defeat without complaint. Victory without hubris. Saturday night’s historic rugby league test victory for Tonga over the Kiwis was as much about what wasn’t evident as what was.