2015 Steinlager Rugby Awards Winners

Follow @RedefinedRugby 2015 Steinlager Rugby Awards Winners All Blacks success celebrated at 2015 Steinlager Rugby Awards Ma'a Nonu named Player of the Year The All Blacks have swept the major awards at tonight’s Steinlager Rugby Awards following their historic back-to-back Rugby World Cup triumph in the United Kingdom last month. The World Champions have been crowned the

Provincial rugby sponsor ITM has been red-carded from next year’s series.

Follow @RedefinedRugby Provincial rugby sponsor ITM has been red-carded from next year's series. The building supplies company began its involvement in 2006, backing the national provincial series and the Heartland championship. That sponsorship rose to competition-naming rights in 2010 when the company stepped up as major sponsor after the previous group withdrew. The ITM

Chris Pollock to retire from international refereeing

Follow @RedefinedRugby Chris Pollock to retire from international refereeing New Zealand’s most senior referee Chris Pollock is retiring from international rugby. Pollock, 43, has returned to full time teaching in his home town province in the Hawke’s Bay. New Zealand Rugby General Manager Rugby Neil Sorensen acknowledged the contribution the 22-Test veteran referee

2016 ITM Cup crossover matches set

Follow @RedefinedRugby Canterbury won this year's ITM Cup. Photo / GettyThere will likely again be no Battle of the Bridge in ITM Cup competition for 2016. The annual North Harbour-Auckland grudge match had to be played as a pre-season fixture in 2015 as neither union was able to nail down the

NZ Rugby Announce Referee Appointments for Semi Finals

Follow @RedefinedRugby  NZ Rugby have announced the following referee appointments for this coming weekend. SEMIFINALS: Friday 16 October – Saturday 17 October Friday 16-Oct, 7.35pm Auckland v Tasman, Eden Park, Auckland Referee – Ben O'Keeffe AR1 – Richard Kelly,  AR2 – Boris Jurlina,  TMO – Glen Blackwell Saturday 17-Oct,2.35pm Hawkes Bay v Bay of Plenty, McLean Park, Napier Referee – Brendon Pickerill AR1 – Kane McBride,