Nominees announced for 2021 ASB Rugby Awards

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2021 will be recognised in an ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with nominees announced today. This year’s awards, due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, will be presented in a made-for-TV special on Sky Sport at 8pm Wednesday 15 December, with awards presented to

Players rewarded with New Zealand Barbarians squad selection

Players rewarded with New Zealand Barbarians squad selection Sent on behalf of New Zealand Barbarian Rugby Club The New Zealand Barbarian Rugby Club has today announced the 2021 New Zealand Barbarians squad that will assemble in Taupō this week. New Zealand Barbarian President Bernie Allen said after much uncertainty, the Club was delighted to

2022 HEARTLAND SHADOW DRAW

By J B Phillips Steelform Whanganui faces a most interesting Heartland rugby schedule next year including visits from three South Island unions and an away challenge for the new Bill Osborne Taonga. Hanan Shield next door neighbours South and Mid Canterbury will play at Cooks Gardens as will Buller with the Butcher

The Story Of The First Rugby Game In New Zealand

The Story Of The First Rugby Game In New Zealand The name rugby first came about in 1823 when a Rugby School England student picked the ball and ran with it. The school was the first to notice the difference between picking the ball, running with it, and kicking it. This

SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC SQUADS REVEALED

The 12 teams have revealed their squads for the inaugural season, headlined by new and exciting Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika squads. The Drua have named a host of International and Sevens superstars, headlined by gold medallist Napolioni Bolaca. Meanwhile, the Pasifika are boosted by the valuable experience of Christian Lealiifano