Wainui, Lane named in New Zealand Under 20

Follow @RedefinedRugby Wainui, Lane named in New Zealand Under 20 James Blackwell ruled out injured Taranaki’s Sean Wainui and Auckland’s Jamie Lane, have both been named to join the New Zealand Under 20 squad to assemble in Auckland next week ahead of the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship in Australia. Wellington’s James Blackwell has been

New Zealand club rugby round-up 11 April

Follow @RedefinedRugby New Zealand club rugby competitions are in full gallop, with several well advanced and with the leading contenders for later in the season starting to separate themselves from the pack. Other competitions that got underway on Saturday included the Auckland Premier first round, with a change in format seeing the

Ben Afeaki retires from rugby

Follow @RedefinedRugby Investec Super Rugby player Ben Afeaki has decided to retire from all rugby due to medical reasons. Afeaki suffered concussion in February 2014 during an Investec Super Rugby match against the Crusaders. He was cleared to resume training as part of a graduated return to play plan. He suffered a further

New Zealand Rugby in the black for third successive year

Follow @RedefinedRugby New Zealand Rugby in the black for third successive year 2014 profit $373,000 Cash reserves strong at $62.6 million ITM Cup Unions record third successive combined surplus New Zealand Rugby is in the black for the third year in a row after announcing a profit of $373,000 for the 2014 financial year. New Zealand

ITM Cup draw for 2015 confirmed

Follow @RedefinedRugby ITM Cup draw for 2015 confirmed Provincial rugby fans can look forward to some exciting afternoon match-ups involving traditional rivals and neighbours with the ITM Cup draw for 2015 confirmed today. In Week One, fans are in for a huge weekend of rugby. The competition kicks off with Southland hosting Auckland