Australia puts New Zealand on clock for trans-Tasman tournament

Rugby Aug 10, 2020

Australia puts New Zealand on clock for trans-Tasman tournament

Rugby Australia has given New Zealand a three-week deadline to agree to a trans-Tasman competition in 2021 that will include five Australian teams or face organizing its own domestic tournament next year. RA interim chief executive Rob Clarke said the governing body was submitting tender ...

New Zealand players return to 'second preseason' on Monday

Rugby May 17, 2020

New Zealand players return to 'second preseason' on Monday

New Zealand's Super Rugby players will begin what coaches have deemed to be a "second preseason" on Monday as they return to training following a relaxation of health and travel restrictions imposed after the novel coronavirus pandemic. Southern hemisphere rugby's governing body SANZAAR postponed the ...

New Zealand sets up committee to review Super Rugby future

Rugby Apr 27, 2020

New Zealand sets up committee to review Super Rugby future

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has formed a committee with the country's five Super Rugby teams to review operating models and plot a way forward for the domestic game amid a shutdown in global sport brought by the coronavirus. Super Rugby, which also includes teams from ...

Four All Blacks reject Olympic sevens invitation

Rugby Aug 23, 2019

Four All Blacks reject Olympic sevens invitation

New Zealand's team bidding for a rugby sevens gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics will not include any All Blacks after several approached declined to be involved. New Zealand Rugby said on Thursday that four players — Caleb Clarke, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Salesi Rayasi and ...