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SBW and company at Wellington, 2016?

Planning: Gordon TietjensAll Blacks Sevens head coach Gordon Tietjens has hinted that 2016's Wellington event could be when the likes of Sonny Bill Williams feature.Williams, Liam Messam, Ben Smith and Julian Savea are just some of the high profile international names talked about as possible Olympic Games hopefuls.And with players needing to play [...]

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Lions to Play USA en route to NZ 2017

All Blacks stand firm as Lions eye USA gameSam Warburton leads the celebrations after captaining the Lions to victory over Australia A potential British & Irish Lions match in the United States in 2017 would have to take place in addition to their tour of New Zealand, according to a report in the Guardian.New Zealand are [...]

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Adam Thompson back in the Super Rugby fold

Thomson can't wait to get started Reds signing Adam Thomson is 'super-motivated' to success in Brisbane after returning to Super Rugby from Japan.A major signing for the 2011 champions, along with Karmichael Hunt and James O'Connor, coach Richard Graham will be looking to integrate Thomson as quickly as possible.Thomson admitted on his arrival [...]

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​Karmichael Hunt starts at 10 against Crusaders

Karmichael Hunt will start at fly-half for Queensland Reds in their pre-season trial against the Crusaders at Ballymore on Friday.Reds coach Richard Graham said that Hunt would be given the role as he continued to evaluate all possible candidates in the wake of Quade Cooper's injury two weeks ago."I'm using these pre-season matches as an [...]

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All Blacks Sevens for Wellington

All Blacks Sevens team for Sevens WellingtonTiejtens urges fans to support Olympic quest The All Blacks Sevens team for the fourth leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series - Sevens Wellington (6-7 February) - features four new caps in Dylan Collier, Rieko Ioane, Jack Goodhue and Beaudein Waaka.The team for the USA Sevens [...]

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Wales v England:

Five areas where Six Nations opening game won and lost according to Steve JamesWhat do Warren Gatland and Stuart Lancaster need to get right in the Six Nations opener in Cardiff on Friday?Make or break: Warren Gatland and Stuart Lancaster go head to head on Friday in the Six Nations opener on Friday in Cardiff SelectionWales [...]

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Mealamu set for March

Blues veteran Keven Mealamu to sit out first three Super Rugby gamesSTRAIGHT SHOOTER: Keven Mealamu shoots an arrow during an archery competition at the Super Rugby season launch in Auckland.Keven Mealamu's absence for the first three Super Rugby rounds shouldn't cause the Blues too many headaches. Those are more likely come from their inexperienced backline.One-test [...]

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​Todd injured but it's smooth sailing for Carter

Matt Todd is due to captain the Crusaders in the opening weeks of Super Rugby The Crusaders have suffered a setback ahead of their final trial against Queensland Reds with stand-in skipper Matt Todd picking up an ankle injury.The injury - picked up in the 41-31 loss to the Hurricanes - isn't believed to be serious [...]

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