The professional rugby opportunity of a lifetime ended up resembling a near-death experience in France for a Crusaders assistant coach.
Any coach needs to work their way through the system, starting at a club or school team, if they want to make it to the upper echelon of the trade, a former All Blacks coach says.
Rugby writer Steve Hepburn asks whether coaching professionally has become something of a closed shop.
The Highlanders took to the high seas for a team building exercise that involved a bit of muscle, some navigation and a sprint up a sizeable sand dune.
England prop Kyle Sinckler will miss their Six Nations opener against Scotland after being hit with a two-week ban for swearing at a match referee, the Rugby Football Union.
The Highlanders are confident — well, as confident as one can be in this ever-changing pandemic world — Japanese loose forward Kazuki Himeno will arrive at the franchise next month.
Clayton McMillan is staying long-term at the Chiefs, signing on as an assistant coach for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
US private equity firm Silver Lake is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire a minority stake in the commercial activities of New Zealand Rugby, home of the All Blacks.
A former Otago coach who coached the side to almost beat the Springboks — though he never went to the game — has died in Auckland.
In 1996 it was a brave new world. Professional rugby had arrived in New Zealand and a new competition was about to begin. Sports editor Steve Hepburn looks back at the first Highlanders and how the season panned out.
Beauden Barrett says he hopes to remain in contention for the All Black No 10 jersey by impressing in Japan's Top League as he begins his sabbatical year.
After an "incredibly difficult" journey home to Oamaru from Covid-19-ravaged Ireland, a rugby international is telling New Zealanders not to take the country's position for granted.