Rugby

Rugby: Scratch side takes 10s honours

Rugby: Scratch side takes 10s honours

A scratch side that had never played together won the Spartans 10s rugby tournament at Miller Park in Dunedin on Saturday.

Rugby: Ireland battered after loss to France

Rugby: Ireland battered after loss to France

Ireland were left battered and bruised after losing 10-9 to France in the Six Nations on Saturday, their first defeat by Les Bleus for five years.

Rugby: Wales find spark to subdue Scotland

Rugby: Wales find spark to subdue Scotland

Wales extended Scotland's losing Six Nations championship run to nine matches with second-half tries from Jamie Roberts and George North securing a 27-23 victory on Saturday.

Rugby: Fekitoa splits with partner

Rugby: Fekitoa splits with partner

All Black and Highlanders midfielder Malakai Fekitoa has split with his partner Caroline McNaught.

Rugby: All Blacks set to confirm Chicago test

Confirmation will come this week that the All Blacks are returning to Chicago.

Rugby: ORFU advertising jobs in coaching, management

Rugby: ORFU advertising jobs  in coaching, management

The Otago Rugby Football Union is looking to add jobs to help its members and clubs but it says it is not a return to empire building of previous years.

Rugby: Spencer turning out for 10s

Rugby: Spencer turning out for 10s

The King is in town - King Carlos Spencer, that is.

He will take to Miller Park, Green Island, for the second running of the Spartans 10s tournament today.

The 40-year-old former All Black, who has just signed a three-year deal as an assistant coach with the Munakata Sanix Blues in Japan, will play for the Spartans, one of 16 teams in the tournament.

Rugby: Breen decides career openings with Northland

Otago utility back Peter Breen has signed for the Northland union and will not be wearing the blue and gold this year.

Breen (26), who played his club rugby for Alhambra-Union, will leave the South after playing a leading role for the province last season.

Breen could not be contacted yesterday but Otago coach Cory Brown confirmed Breen's departure.

Highlanders dream team: Midfield

Highlanders dream team: Midfield

The Otago Daily Times is running a competition to name a Highlanders dream team - the best side, 15 players and seven reserves, from all the players who have turned out for the franchise in 20 years. Entries close on February 23 and can be posted to Box 517, Dunedin or emailed to: sport@odt.co.nz

Rugby: ‘Naive' Fekitoa just needs to play - Joseph

Rugby: ‘Naive' Fekitoa just needs to play - Joseph

Malakai Fekitoa scored a try, got into a shoving match but kept his mouth shut in a Highlanders pre-season match in Waimumu, near Gore last night.

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