New Zealand Rugby pays tribute to Andy Haden

Andy Haden receives his Test cap from then NZR President John Sturgeon at a capping ceremony in 2009. Credit: Getty Images New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has paid tribute to towering All Blacks lock Andy Haden, who has passed away at the age of 69. Haden, who played 117 games including 41 Tests

Chiefs pay price for missed chances

Blues 21 Chiefs 17 at Eden Park, July 26, 2020 Lost opportunities left the Chiefs frustratingly short of their first win of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season when going down 17-21 to the Blues at Eden Park on Sunday. It was symptomatic of the Chiefs' day that they had the winning of

Hurricanes end Crusaders’ run

Crusaders 32 Hurricanes 34, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch by Lynn McConnell Hurricanes' confidence and application was rewarded when they ended the Crusaders' 36-game unbeaten streak at home when claiming a 34-32 win in Christchurch on Saturday. The Crusaders last lost in round 17 of the 2016 season and the Hurricanes success has kept the

Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy unveiled

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has unveiled Tū Kōtahi Aotearoa the unique trophy that will be presented to the winner of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020. Created by Otaki carver Bill Doyle, the trophy represents the coming together of the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders in the wake of the disruption and turmoil