New Zealand

New Zealand captain Kieran Read to retire from international rugby after 2019 World Cup

New Zealand captain Kieran Read has announced that he will quit international rugby at the end of the 2019 World Cup later this year in Japan.
6 March 2019

Rugby Rumours: Racing add Manu, SBW back to League, Naholo with Irish and Quins' Italian

Racing add Manu, SBW back to League, Naholo with Irish and Quins' Italian
22 February 2019

Rugby Rumours: Saints' Franks, Sale's Retallick carrot, Irish to Irish, Tiger to a Wasp

Saints' Franks, Sale's Retallick carrot, Irish to Irish, Tiger to a Wasp
8 February 2019

Ngani Laumape commits to New Zealand and Hurricanes

New Zealand Rugby and Hurricanes have confirmed that centre Ngani Laumape has pledged his immediate future with the All Blacks and the Super Rugby club at least until 2021.
6 February 2019

Dane Coles commits to New Zealand and Hurricanes until 2021

Dane Coles has pledged his immediate future with New Zealand Rugby and Super Rugby club Hurricanes after signing a new deal until 2021.
24 January 2019

Rugby Rumours: Crotty follows Read, Smith to Quins, Bath's incoming props, Rugby's top earners

Crotty follows Read, Smith to Quins, Bath's incoming props, Rugby's top earners
11 January 2019

Players we enjoyed watching in 2018

Live or on TV there has been numerous performances on the rugby pitch that have caught our intention. As we sat down as rugby union fans to put together our team of 2018, the TRU team discussed criteria for inclusion.
31 December 2018

Wales to tour New Zealand for three-game Test series in 2020

Incoming Wales head coach Wayne Pivac will have his task cut out when he takes in charge of the side with them set to tour New Zealand in 2020 for a three-game series.
27 December 2018

Kieran Read reveals 2019 World Cup will be his last in All Blacks colour

New Zealand skipper Kieran Read has announced that he will retire from international rugby at the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
26 December 2018

New Zealand favourites in 2019 World Cup but not unbeatable - Mako Vunipola

England international Mako Vunipola believes the gap between New Zealand and the other teams are closing ahead of the 2019 edition of World Cup next year.
24 December 2018

Rugby Rumours: Top14 for Creevy, Read in Japan, Daly to Sarries and Jones on the fence

Top14 for Creevy, Read in Japan, Daly to Sarries and Jones on the fence
21 December 2018

Ardie Savea commits to New Zealand and Hurricanes

Hurricanes back-row Ardie Savea has committed his future to New Zealand Rugby and the Super Rugby club after signing a new deal until 2021.
19 December 2018

Nehe Milner-Skudder set to miss World Cup for New Zealand after move to Toulon

Nehe Milner-Skudder will miss the 2019 World Cup in Japan for New Zealand after he has signed a contract with French club Toulon.
14 December 2018

Steve Hansen to quit All Blacks role after 2019 World Cup

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that he will step down from his role with the All Blacks after the 2019 World Cup.
14 December 2018

Joe Schmidt declined All Blacks role in 2017 - NZR CEO Steve Tew

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew revealed that current Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt turned down an offer to be part of All Blacks backroom staff last year.
13 December 2018

Ben Smith to join Pau post 2019 World Cup

New Zealand international Ben Smith has confirmed that he will head to French club Pau post the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
13 December 2018

Bryan Habana feels Rieko Ioane will break his Rugby World Cup try record

South Africa legend Bryan Habana has backed New Zealand wing Reiko Ioane to break his Rugby World Cup record for most tries in a single edition.
7 December 2018

New Zealand will be wary of Blitzboks in Cape Town Sevens - Chris Dry

Experienced flanker Chris Dry said New Zealand will be wary of Blitzboks when the two teams converge during the Cape Town Sevens that is scheduled to be played on 8th and 9th December.
5 December 2018

New Zealand end Dubai 7s drought with 21-5 win over USA

New Zealand went on to win their first Dubai 7s title in 10 years as they defeated USA 21-5 in the final to begin the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series on top.
2 December 2018

New Zealand Women clinch Dubai Rugby Sevens title

New Zealand Women extended their dominance in the Dubai 7s leg of World Rugby Sevens Series as they went on to defeat Canada Women 26-14 in the final on Friday.
1 December 2018