Blues return to Eden Park after costly fee waived
The Blues will return to their main home ground, Auckland’s Eden Park, for the revamped Super Rugby Aotearoa competition after the stadium and Auckland Rugby waived its hiring fee.
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.
Players pawns in rugby’s game of chess
Rugby unions big and small have made their global calls, but once again many players will be the ones missing out on any upside, writes Ashley Stanley
Golden year awaits women’s rugby in 2021
The Kiwi driving the women’s game in World Rugby, Katie Sadleir, says the sport is well-prepared to get through Covid-19 and enjoy a ‘golden year’ in 2021.
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.
Sevens speedster Kaka has whole new leash on life
A cruel string of injuries almost led Shiray Kaka to quit her sevens career and train dogs. But with determination and meditation she’s back in the Black Ferns.
Black Ferns fizzing to fight for Nancy on home soil
When New Zealand hosts the Rugby World Cup - for the first time in this hemisphere – in 2021, it will mean so much to the Black Ferns, both present and past.
Rugby’s global issues
When one of the country’s top rugby commentators tells you there’s ‘too much rugby’ - maybe we should be listening.