Rugby

Rugby: Big year for Luatua

Rugby: Big year for Luatua

This is shaping as moving year in the career of Steven Luatua.

Rugby: Joseph happy to be leaving three Highlander All Blacks behind

Rugby: Joseph happy to be leaving three Highlander All Blacks behind

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph will resist the urge to take his All Blacks across the Tasman this week, saying he has every confidence in their ability to be match-sharp when the season starts.

Rugby: Gordon the bolter in NZ squad

Southern winger Josh Gordon has come in from the wilderness to make the New Zealand sevens squad and is in line to make his debut in the black jersey next week in Wellington.

Rugby: Blindside or bust for Dixon at Highlanders

Rugby: Blindside or bust for Dixon at Highlanders

Elliot Dixon wants to make the No 6 jersey his own as the Highlanders continue their Super Rugby preparation with a pre-season match against the Brumbies in Wagga Wagga on Saturday.

Rugby: Rennie keeps future coaching options open

Rugby: Rennie keeps future coaching options open

Dave Rennie says extending his Chiefs contract was a no-brainer.

Rugby: First XV competition still lacks a sponsor

Rugby: First XV competition still lacks a sponsor

The Highlanders First XV competition is still without a major sponsor and a 16th team, but committee chairman Don McFarlane is not yet ''losing too much sleep over it''.

ABs jersey theft - 'Why would they take mine?'

ABs jersey theft - 'Why would they take mine?'

The theft of his All Black jersey from King's High School has surprised former international hooker Tom Willis.

Rugby: Tietjens names preliminary squad for Wellington sevens

New Zealand sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has a habit of picking players to debut at the Wellington leg of the international series and this year could be no different.

Rugby: Support for Blake from those who went before

Rugby: Support for Blake from those who went before

Two former Otago and Scottish players say they have no regrets about playing for their adopted country, saying they could not turn down the chance of playing international rugby.

Rugby: Brown about to get to grips with 'dream job'

Rugby: Brown about to get to grips with 'dream job'

Cory Brown has his feet under the table - now it is time to get to work.

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