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Snell Arrives To Inspire All Blacks

Snell Arrives To Inspire All Blacks

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Tokyo, Oct 28 NZPA - Forty-five years on, the All Blacks rugby players will tread the same soil as Sir Peter Snell hoping to draw inspiration from the multiple Olympic gold medallist's legendary deeds.

The Air NZ Cup NPC Week Thirteen

The Air NZ Cup NPC Week Thirteen

The most exciting news of the week was the Shield going to Southland filling a 50 year drought! Canterbury, Wellington, Southland & Hawke’s Bay all earned the right to the playoffs. The best teams are in the finals in what has been a great NPC competition.

All Blacks Defensive Wall Looms Large Over Wallabies

All Blacks Defensive Wall Looms Large Over Wallabies

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

Tokyo, Oct 27 NZPA - New All Blacks defence coach Wayne Smith admits it's a tough act to follow, taking over the role against a Wallabies side who haven't crossed their line in more than 200 minutes of test rugby.

RWC 2011 Travel Agents Announced

RWC 2011 Travel Agents Announced

Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) and Rugby Travel and Hospitality Ltd (RTH) are pleased to announce the appointed Official Travel Agents (OTAs) for Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand.

RWC 2011 Travel Agents Announced

RWC 2011 Travel Agents Announced

Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) and Rugby Travel and Hospitality Ltd (RTH) are pleased to announce the appointed Official Travel Agents (OTAs) for Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand.

Laws: Why Is The Heartland Rugby Final Not In The Heartland?

Laws: Why Is The Heartland Rugby Final Not In The Heartland?

Wanganui mayor Michael Laws today said that Wanganui is ready to host the Heartland Meads Cup final between Mid Canterbury and holders Wanganui, now that Mid Canterbury are unable to host the match.

Late Witt Penalty Saves Otago Blushes

Late Witt Penalty Saves Otago Blushes

Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - A late penalty to former rugby league superboot Michael Witt handed Otago a 22-19 win over Counties-Manukau in Dunedin, ending scratchy Air NZ Cup rugby campaigns for both teams.

Leading Welsh Players Unavailable For All Blacks Test

Leading Welsh Players Unavailable For All Blacks Test

Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - Wales are set to be without their English-based rugby players for next month's test against the All Blacks in Cardiff.

Defending Champs Charge Into Meads Cup Final

Defending Champs Charge Into Meads Cup Final

Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA - Wanganui and Mid Canterbury are confirmed as the power bases of Heartland championship rugby, with Wanganui's 48-13 win over Poverty Bay today setting up a repeat of last year's Meads Cup final next Saturday.

IRB Hall Of Fame To Induct Legends Of South Africa And Lions

IRB Hall Of Fame To Induct Legends Of South Africa And Lions

The International Rugby Board will induct nine legends into the IRB Hall of Fame at a special ceremony celebrating the rich history of British & Irish Lions tours to South Africa at Rugby School in England on Tuesday, October 27.