England give their best performance in years

Chris Robshaw ended the most demanding week of his rugby career by becoming only the sixth England captain to lead his country to a win over New Zealand. England’s 38-21 win over the world champions was as emphatic as the scoreline suggests and while Robshaw left the Twickenham field just seven days ago with the … [Read the full story]

Henry reckons the Poms play rugby based on fear

The All Blacks’ World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has described England as “world champions at wasting talent” and as playing a game based on fear. Henry guided New Zealand to victory last October in stark contrast to England who endured a miserable World Cup, crashing out in the quarter-finals with their campaign marred by a … [Read the full story]

All Black drunken Zac locked up on Cook Islands

All Blacks winger Zac Guildford has apologised for a drunk and disorderly night in Rarotonga which ended with him being locked up in a police cell. A naked and bleeding Guildford allegedly ran into Trader Jacks bar on the island on Thursday night, punching one man who asked if he needed help and then hitting … [Read the full story]

Sonny Bill Williams switches to the Chiefs

All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has signed up for another year with New Zealand rugby and is switching his Super Rugby allegiance to the Chiefs. Former NRL star Williams was coy about his playing future while helping the All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup earlier this month, prompting speculation he may head abroad, … [Read the full story]

McCaw up for Royal honour…maybe a knighthood?

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has been nominated for a royal honour, and possibly a knighthood, after leading his team to victory in the Rugby World Cup. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, which collates and presents all nominations, confirmed McCaw’s name had been put forward for an honour. There are eight levels of … [Read the full story]

All Blacks may boycott RWC 2015

The All Blacks have threatened to boycott Rugby World Cup 2015 unless commercial restricitions imposed on teams are reassessed. New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief Steve Tew said pulling out of the tournament would be “the very last port of call” but could not be ruled out, as the current deal sees his organisation post … [Read the full story]

All Blacks win Rugby World Cup

Tony Woodcock’s early try and a penalty from fourth-choice fly-half Stephen Donald were enough to see the All Blacks home in an extraordinary match that defied all pre-match predictions. New Zealand   8  –  7    France France produced their best performance of the tournament and appeared to be close to pulling off one of … [Read the full story]

Todd Carney could be going to Cronulla

NRL bad boy Todd Carney looks headed to Cronulla while his former employers Sydney Roosters distance themselves from All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams. It has been revealedSouth Sydneyhad no interest in signing troubled former Dally M Medal winner Carney while Gold Coast Titans have withdrawn their interest. That leaves Carney with just one option … [Read the full story]

League could lose Benji Marshall to Union

Kiwi rugby league captain Benji Marshall and Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper…entirely unpredictable, both capable of turning a game in a split second and both the key to their respective country’s hopes of victory on Sunday. Kangaroos coach Sheens reckons Marshall is guaranteed to become a target for rugby union at the end of his current … [Read the full story]

Graham Henry and Robbie Deans clash over Quade

The Wallabies rallied around Quade Cooper after ungracious All Blacks coach Graham Henry took a parting shot at the besieged playmaker after Sunday night’s Rugby World Cup semi-final win over Australia. Kiwi-born Cooper’s tumultuous campaign came to a forgettable conclusion end when he had another tough night in Australia’s 20-6 loss at EdenPark. He started … [Read the full story]

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