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#New Zealand Rugby

# new-zealand-rugby - Thursday 24 September, 2020

NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

NZR fuming as TRC schedule would see All Blacks miss Christmas with their families

Sep 24th 2020, 9:21 AM 9,545 Views 5 Comments

The fixtures for the 2020 Championship were revealed but the Kiwis expressed their frustration.

# new-zealand-rugby - Saturday 5 September, 2020

New Zealand's 'North v South' game was a thing of beauty
# Jordan Rules
# Jordan Rules

New Zealand's 'North v South' game was a thing of beauty

Sep 5th 2020, 11:06 AM 17,426 Views 13 Comments

Will Jordan scored a dramatic winner as the South Island snatched a 38-35 win.

# new-zealand-rugby - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Red-carded players to be replaced after 20 minutes in Kiwi Super Rugby
# Tweaks
# Tweaks

Red-carded players to be replaced after 20 minutes in Kiwi Super Rugby

Jun 2nd 2020, 10:12 AM 8,033 Views 8 Comments

The new competition will feature a golden point system and a renewed focus on the breakdown.

# new-zealand-rugby - Friday 21 June, 2019

Class Crusaders crush Highlanders to march into Super Rugby semis
# Mo'unga Magic
# Mo'unga Magic

Class Crusaders crush Highlanders to march into Super Rugby semis

Jun 21st 2019, 12:23 PM 10,101 Views 15 Comments

Ronan O’Gara remains on course to depart New Zealand on a winning note.

# new-zealand-rugby - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

New Zealand bend their overseas rules to tie Whitelock down to a new deal
# Turning Japanese
# Turning Japanese

New Zealand bend their overseas rules to tie Whitelock down to a new deal

May 1st 2019, 12:37 PM 13,517 Views 10 Comments

NZR have tweaked their selection policy to let him remain an All Black while playing a season in Japan.

# new-zealand-rugby - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'
# Mud Bath
# Mud Bath

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'

Mar 22nd 2018, 3:26 PM 50,207 Views 8 Comments

We spoke to England international Rachael Burford about some of the key issues in women’s rugby.

# new-zealand-rugby - Thursday 1 March, 2018

2017 Lions series earns huge profit for New Zealand Rugby
# Ka-ching
# Ka-ching

2017 Lions series earns huge profit for New Zealand Rugby

Mar 1st 2018, 6:01 PM 13,021 Views 11 Comments

All 10 matches across last summer’s tour were virtually sold out.

# new-zealand-rugby - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'If you want to have a lot of good cream, you've got to produce a lot of milk'
# Facing History
# Facing History

'If you want to have a lot of good cream, you've got to produce a lot of milk'

Oct 19th 2016, 9:27 PM 20,576 Views 16 Comments

New Zealand Rugby’s Brent Anderson tells us about how the union attracts kids to the sport.

# new-zealand-rugby - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

New Zealand rugby rocked by off-the-field scandals
# Controversy
# Controversy

New Zealand rugby rocked by off-the-field scandals

Sep 28th 2016, 10:14 AM 18,137 Views 3 Comments

The knives are out for NZR chief Steve Tew.

# new-zealand-rugby - Friday 12 June, 2015

New Zealand club player given 45 week ban after leaving opponent with life-threatening injuries
# Banned
# Banned

New Zealand club player given 45 week ban after leaving opponent with life-threatening injuries

Jun 12th 2015, 12:25 PM 7,106 Views 5 Comments

He left his opponent with broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and a damaged kidney.

# new-zealand-rugby - Sunday 11 May, 2014

'Just because things are easy to count doesn't mean they are particularly useful'
# Data In Rugby
# Data In Rugby

'Just because things are easy to count doesn't mean they are particularly useful'

May 11th 2014, 10:00 AM 8,143 Views 9 Comments

Ken Quarrie, New Zealand Rugby’s Senior Scientist, joins TheScore.ie to discuss statistics and data in the sport.

# new-zealand-rugby - Monday 3 December, 2012

Ireland to face France, Italy at 2015 Rugby World Cup
# RWC 2015
# RWC 2015

Ireland to face France, Italy at 2015 Rugby World Cup

Dec 3rd 2012, 2:45 PM 17,333 Views 31 Comments

It’s nearly three years away but all eyes were on London this afternoon’s 2015 Rugby World Cup draw. Here’s how it all turned out.

# new-zealand-rugby - Thursday 22 November, 2012

All Blacks recall big guns for Wales Test
# November Series
# November Series

All Blacks recall big guns for Wales Test

Nov 22nd 2012, 9:14 AM 544 Views 0 Comments

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter will both start Saturday’s Test against Wales in the Millennium Stadium.

# new-zealand-rugby - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Scots pay price for defensive lapses as Carter stars
# November Tests
# November Tests

Scots pay price for defensive lapses as Carter stars

Nov 11th 2012, 6:35 PM 1,457 Views 0 Comments

Dan Carter landed 22 points as the All Blacks beat Scotland 51-22 in Murrayfield this afternoon.

# new-zealand-rugby - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Ex-All Black Williams a doubt for Botha fight
# Fight Night
# Fight Night

Ex-All Black Williams a doubt for Botha fight

Oct 30th 2012, 9:33 AM 1,030 Views 0 Comments

A pectoral injury could rule Sonny Bill Williams out of his heavyweight boxing bout against Francois Botha next month.

# new-zealand-rugby - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams takes career to Japan
# Konnichiwa
# Konnichiwa

Sonny Bill Williams takes career to Japan

Aug 30th 2012, 12:40 PM 1,333 Views 0 Comments

The All Blacks star will play in Japan’s Top League with Ota club Panasonic Wild Knights next season.

# new-zealand-rugby - Monday 18 June, 2012

Can the real Ireland please stand up?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Can the real Ireland please stand up?

Jun 18th 2012, 1:31 PM 880 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s performance against the All Blacks in Christchurch was impressive, but was it, like many of the side’s best results in recent years, merely a flash in the pan?

# new-zealand-rugby - Sunday 17 June, 2012

O'Driscoll expects heroism in Hamilton
# Optimism
# Optimism

O'Driscoll expects heroism in Hamilton

Jun 17th 2012, 10:15 AM 2,994 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland captain is determined to put the painful lessons of Christchurch to good use during his side’s final encounter with the All Blacks.

# new-zealand-rugby - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Hansen: "What a difference a week makes, eh?"
# Patronising
# Patronising

Hansen: "What a difference a week makes, eh?"

Jun 16th 2012, 5:26 PM 1,838 Views 3 Comments

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Ireland were at their absolute best during his side’s narrow victory in Christchurch.

# new-zealand-rugby - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

The Black Tour: Can Ireland upset New Zealand?
# Summer Daze
# Summer Daze

The Black Tour: Can Ireland upset New Zealand?

May 30th 2012, 3:00 PM 501 Views 0 Comments

As Ireland prepare for their summer tour, Tom Fox takes a close look at their prospects in the three-test series.

Munster snap up Mannix as backs coach
# New Face
# New Face

Munster snap up Mannix as backs coach

May 30th 2012, 2:00 PM 482 Views 0 Comments

The former All Black has agreed a two-year deal to join Munster.

# new-zealand-rugby - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Confirmed – Ulster appoint Mark Anscombe as head coach
# New Man
# New Man

Confirmed – Ulster appoint Mark Anscombe as head coach

Mar 8th 2012, 12:20 PM 530 Views 1 Comment

The 54-year-old Kiwi has agreed a two-year deal to replace Brian McLoughlin at the end of the season.

# new-zealand-rugby - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

All Blacks bad boy Zac Guildford promises to be good, gives up alcohol
# Last Chance
# Last Chance

All Blacks bad boy Zac Guildford promises to be good, gives up alcohol

Dec 14th 2011, 10:42 AM 378 Views 0 Comments

The Crusaders winger was hit with a four-game ban yesterday at a hearing into his drunken conduct in the Cook Islands last month.

# new-zealand-rugby - Friday 9 December, 2011

The Magnificent Seven: Croke Park memories
# Hallowed Turf
# Hallowed Turf

The Magnificent Seven: Croke Park memories

Dec 9th 2011, 12:33 PM 1,293 Views 1 Comment

On a week when American football delegates revealed just how impressed they were on their visit to Croke Park, we look back at some of our favourite memories from Headquarters.

# new-zealand-rugby - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Richie McCaw speaks out on French eye-gouging incident... finally
# Ouchies!
# Ouchies!

Richie McCaw speaks out on French eye-gouging incident... finally

Dec 6th 2011, 6:58 PM 884 Views 0 Comments

Seven weeks on, the All Blacks captain has admitted he was surprised no action was taken after the Rugby World Cup final

# new-zealand-rugby - Friday 11 November, 2011

Former All Blacks coach denies steroid claims
# Trouble?
# Trouble?

Former All Blacks coach denies steroid claims

Nov 11th 2011, 11:32 AM 161 Views 0 Comments

Two New Zealand rugby players took illegal substances in the 1990s, a forthcoming book alleges.

# new-zealand-rugby - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

The Morning Score: Wednesday
# Early Doors
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Nov 9th 2011, 9:13 AM 128 Views 0 Comments

As the countdown to Tallinn continues, here’s your round-up of the morning’s sports news.

# new-zealand-rugby - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

Won and done: Henry steps down as All Blacks coach

Nov 1st 2011, 10:37 AM 106 Views 0 Comments

Victory over France was Graham Henry’s last game as New Zealand coach, the 65-year-old confirmed this morning.

# new-zealand-rugby - Monday 24 October, 2011

The wait is over for New Zealand...but only just
# That's All Folks
# That's All Folks

The wait is over for New Zealand...but only just

Oct 24th 2011, 3:55 PM 315 Views 0 Comments

The lads at Whiff of Cordite come in from the side on the subject of yesterday’s referee, the All Blacks performance and Les Bleus’ heroes.

# new-zealand-rugby - Saturday 22 October, 2011

WATCH: Highlights of the All Blacks' famous 1987 World Cup triumph
# History Repeating?
# History Repeating?

WATCH: Highlights of the All Blacks' famous 1987 World Cup triumph

Oct 22nd 2011, 11:20 AM 266 Views 0 Comments

Get in the mood for tomorrow’s big finale by reminding yourself of what happened in Eden Park 24 years ago.

Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France
# Head-to-head
# Head-to-head

Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France

Oct 22nd 2011, 9:06 AM 556 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how tomorrow’s World Cup final is shaping up.

# new-zealand-rugby - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Heart and soul see New Zealand through
# One Step Away
# One Step Away

Heart and soul see New Zealand through

Oct 16th 2011, 12:03 PM 264 Views 0 Comments

Graham Henry pays tribute to his side’s “huge ticker, huge character and guts” after they booked their place in next Sunday’s World Cup final.

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v Australia

Oct 16th 2011, 8:46 AM 1,628 Views 6 Comments

There was no love lost as New Zealand met Australia for a place in the World Cup final. Here’s the minute-by-minute report.

# new-zealand-rugby - Sunday 9 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us

Oct 9th 2011, 11:57 AM 684 Views 0 Comments

“Imagine a junior disco in Ireland. Now imagine it without the tipsy teens staggering from one song to another before a big fight breaks out.”

As it happened: New Zealand v Argentina
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v Argentina

Oct 9th 2011, 8:21 AM 2,623 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand didn’t exactly have it all their own way against Felipe Contepomi and Los Pumas this morning. Read the minute-by-minute report here.

# new-zealand-rugby - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: Eat, sleep, breathe sport
# RWC2011
# RWC2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: Eat, sleep, breathe sport

Sep 27th 2011, 12:13 PM 907 Views 0 Comments

When it comes to sport in New Zealand, rugby union is only the tip of iceberg, writes Simon Hick in his latest World Cup dispatch.

# new-zealand-rugby - Saturday 24 September, 2011

As it happened: New Zealand v France
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: New Zealand v France

Sep 24th 2011, 9:20 AM 1,558 Views 3 Comments

It was all too easy for the All Blacks as they cantered past an under-strength France in Auckland. Read all about it in our minute-by-minute report.

# new-zealand-rugby - Friday 16 September, 2011

As it happened: New Zealand v Japan
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: New Zealand v Japan

Sep 16th 2011, 9:00 AM 3,988 Views 1 Comment

It was one-way traffic in Hamilton as New Zealand bulldozed Japan. Catch up with the details in our minute-by-minute coverage.

# new-zealand-rugby - Friday 9 September, 2011

The Morning Score: Friday
# Early Doors
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Sep 9th 2011, 9:01 AM 174 Views 0 Comments

That Friday feeling has set in early this morning. Here’s all the sports news you need to go with your cuppa and Crunchie.

# new-zealand-rugby - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Ka Mate! Zinzan Brooke's guide to the Haka
# Time For Battle
# Time For Battle

Ka Mate! Zinzan Brooke's guide to the Haka

Sep 8th 2011, 12:30 PM 1,217 Views 0 Comments

One of the all-time New Zealand greats talks us through the All Blacks’ fearsome pre-match ritual.

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