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

Green light for Super Rugby Aupiki

• Four-team women’s competition confirmed for March 2022 • Head Coaches announced The country’s leading women players will set the rugby landscape alight in 2022 with the inaugural season of Super Rugby Aupiki. The Blues, Chiefs and Hurricanes, as well as a combined South Island team to be governed by the Crusaders and encompassing the

34-player Black Ferns squad named for Test series

34-player Black Ferns squad named for Test series • Les Elder returns to Captain the Black Ferns • 12 players in line for Black Ferns debut • Portia Woodman, Kelly Brazier and Stacey Fluhler selected after Olympic gold Black Ferns Coach Glenn Moore has named a 34-player squad for the upcoming tour of England and France,

First Black Ferns fixtures for 2021 secured

International women’s rugby will return to New Zealand in September with a two-Test series against Australia confirmed today.  The O’Reilly Cup will be up for grabs when the Black Ferns host Australia in Christchurch on 26 September before a tantalising double header at Eden Park alongside the All Blacks taking on South