New Zealand Rugby has today announced a cooperation agreement with Harlequins, which will see the national union strategically linked with the Premiership club both on the field and behind the scenes.
Two tries in two minutes 10 minutes into the second half gave a depleted Chiefs side winning momentum to claim yet another win, 27-21, against a Blues side which once again under-performed in conceding soft tries.
BNZ Crusaders lock Luke Romano is set to become the 18th Crusader to reach 100 Investec Super Rugby games, having been named on the bench for the side’s match against the Stormers tonight.
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson and his side suffered a setback with news that 13-Test flanker Matt Todd is out for several weeks due to a broken thumb ahead of their Investec Super Rugby game with South Africa’s Stormers on Saturday.
All Blacks Sevens Coach Clark Laidlaw has named his team for the Las Vegas leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
It’s a measure of the depth South Africa has built around its Sevens side that they are confident of defending their HSBC World Sevens title in Las Vegas during the weekend’s three-day tournament.
New Zealand Rugby has paid tribute to All Blacks and Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino, who will pull down the curtain down on his career in New Zealand, announcing he is leaving at the end of the Investec Super Rugby season to play club rugby in France.
Making an impression with a solid, if unsuccessful, start to the Investec Super Rugby campaign in Dunedin last week was not enough and Blues coach Tana Umaga said the real test was getting up and doing it week after week.