New Zealand

A fit Sonny Bill Williams would walk into the All Blacks World Cup squad - Steve Hansen

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen stated that Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams has only fitness to prove to be in contention for selection in the upcoming World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
20 May 2019

New Zealand international Waisake Naholo to join London Irish

World Cup winning All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo has been signed by English club London Irish for the 2019/20 season.
8 May 2019

Samuel Whitelock commits to New Zealand Rugby at least until 2023

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock has pledged his immediate future with New Zealand Rugby, Canterbury and Crusaders after signing a new deal at least until 2023.
2 May 2019

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick continue to remain on sidelines

New Zealand international Brodie Retallick will continue to remain on the sidelines for another three weeks after failing to make sufficient recovery from a wrist injury.
30 April 2019

All Blacks' Owen Franks sidelined with shoulder injury

Crusaders prop Owen Franks has been sidelined for a month following a shoulder injury that he suffered during the Super Rugby game against Brumbies on 6th April.
29 April 2019

Richie Mo'unga signs new deal with New Zealand Rugby and Crusaders at least until 2022

All Blacks fly-half Richie Mo'unga has pledged his immediate future with New Zealand Rugby and Crusaders after signing a new deal at least until 2022.
26 April 2019

Liam Coltman pledges immediate future to Highlanders and New Zealand Rugby

Hooker Liam Coltman has committed his immediate future to New Zealand Rugby and Super Rugby side Highlanders after signing a new deal at least until 2022.
17 April 2019

New Zealand international Damian McKenzie set to miss World Cup with injury

Chiefs fullback Damian Mckenzie is set to miss the World Cup in Japan later this year after he ruptured his ACL during the recently concluded Super Rugby clash against Chiefs that was played at FMG Stadium Waikato on Saturday.
15 April 2019

New Zealand name 41-man squad ahead of 'foundation day'

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has named an extended 41-man squad that will be in contention for the upcoming 2019 World Cup scheduled later this year.
9 April 2019

Draws for Mitre 10 Cup and Mitre 10 Heartland Championship announced for 2019 edition

New Zealand Rugby has announced the fixtures for the 2019 editions of Mitre 10 Cup and Mitre 10 Heartland Championship that is set to kick-off in August.
6 April 2019

Knee injury forces All Blacks' Israel Dagg into retirement

New Zealand winger Israel Dagg has announced retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect on medical grounds.
5 April 2019

Knee injury sidelines New Zealand wing Waisake Naholo

New Zealand wing Waisake Naholo is set to be on the sidelines for up to six weeks following a knee injury that he sustained during training with his club Highlanders.
2 April 2019

Aaron Smith commits to New Zealand at least until 2021

All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith has pledged his immediate future with New Zealand Rugby after signing a new two-year deal.
1 April 2019

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