ITM Cup rugby news

Rugby: SBW signs with Counties

Rugby: SBW signs with Counties

Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams has signed with the Counties Manukau Steelers.

Rugby: Ex-ITM player gets life ban for punching ref

Rugby: Ex-ITM player gets life ban for punching ref

A former ITM Cup rugby player has received a life ban from the code after punching a referee in the head at a game.

Rugby: Umaga stays with Counties

Rugby: Umaga stays with Counties

Former All Black captain Tana Umaga has decided his coaching future lies in south Auckland, by re-signing with the current Ranfurly Shield holders Counties Manukau until 2016.

Rugby: Robertson considering Biarritz offer

National provincial rugby champions Canterbury, on the hunt for a seventh consecutive title this year, might have to do it with a revamped management group as coach Scott Robertson is said to be negotiating a deal with Biarritz.

Auckland rugby coach admits drink-driving

Auckland rugby coach admits drink-driving

Auckland's ITM Cup rugby coach Wayne Pivac has been slapped with a driving ban after he was caught drink-driving on Waitangi Day.