ITM Cup 2014 Round 1 Review - Canterbury Too Hot

The build up to the ITM caused our correspondent, Scott Donaldson, great excitement before the weekend. How was he feeling Monday morning? What sort of rugby had been delivered?
18 August 2014

ITM Cup Round 1 - Get The Latest With Twitter

Waking up this morning, we expected to see reports of the Women's Rugby World Cup, the ruthlessness of England, the catalyst for rugby growth in Ireland, the French crowds and that 90 metre Canadian try.
14 August 2014

ITM Cup Rugby 2014 - New Zealand Rugby Raw

We talked rugby to a great many spectators and players in 2013 about the game, its structure and its prospects.
7 August 2014

Does New Zealand Rugby know what loyalty means?

Scott Donaldson, our New Zealand reporter, looks at the issue of loyalty in rugby, as he continues his coverage of domestic rugby in the country.
26 July 2014

Talking Rugby Union’s 2013 Southern Hemisphere Rugby Awards

Throughout 2013 Scott has brought Talking Rugby Union readers news, commentary and insights about Southern Hemisphere rugby.
6 January 2014

Australia Announce New Domestic Tournament

Australian Rugby Union have today announced that they will launch a new domestic competition in 2014, the National Rugby Championship.
10 December 2013

ITM Cup Premiership – Canterbury Make it six

New Zealand giants Canterbury won their sixth successive ITM Cup Premiership title when they convincingly beat Wellington 29-13, in Wellington on Saturday night.
29 October 2013

ITM Cup Championship Final – Tasman Win Promotion

The ITM Cup Championship Final was one of the games of the season, a perfect finale to the competition’s second tier, as Tasman won promotion after a nail-biting 26-25 victory over Hawke’s Bay at Trafalgar Park on Friday night.
29 October 2013

ITM Cup 2013 Finals Preview – Who Will Win?

The 2013 ITM Cup comes to its conclusion this weekend as both the Premiership and Championship competitions are decided.
24 October 2013

ITM Cup Semi-Finals Review

The ITM Cup semi-finals produced two one-sided matches as Canterbury and Wellington set up a mouth-watering final by beating Auckland and Counties.
20 October 2013

ITM Cup Semi-Finals Preview - Is The ITM Cup Too Predictable?

This important competition for New Zealand Rugby Union has been closely followed by Talking Rugby Union this year with great rugby insight from Scotty Donaldson.
17 October 2013

ITM Cup Review 2013 - Who's Hot Or Not?

For six of the 14 teams competing in the ITM Cup, the 2013 season has already come to an end so here's our look at who has had a hot season, and who has had one to forget.
14 October 2013

ITM Cup Round 9 Preview

A preview of round 9 of the ITM Cup in New Zealand where the key game is likely to be between Counties and Southland Stags.
10 October 2013

ITM Cup Round 8 Preview - All Bets Off?

The ITM Cup Round 8 is the penultimate round of the competition with the Wellington vs Auckland match the obvious highlight.
4 October 2013

ITM Cup Round 7 - Home Teams On Top

The seventh round of the ITM Cup saw plenty of tries as well as a few upsets, making it another exciting weekend of action.
3 October 2013

ITM Cup Round 6 - The Best One Yet

The sixth round of the ITM Cup is already upon us and it promises to be the most exciting round yet.
19 September 2013

ITM Cup Round 5 Review – The Home Teams Dominate!

Incredibly every game of the fifth round of the 2013 ITM Cup was won by the home side, despite any of the forms that were brought into the round.
17 September 2013

ITM Cup Round 5 Preview – Will The Ranfurly Shield Move Once Again?

The fifth round of the ITM Cup is now well underway as Taranaki hosted Hawke’s Bay in atrocious conditions last night in New Plymouth.
12 September 2013

ITM Cup Round 4 – The Ranfurly Shield Moves Again

Counties Manukau grabbed the headlines of the fourth round of the ITM Cup by winning the Ranfurly Shield from Hawkes Bay on Saturday night.
11 September 2013

ITM Cup Round 4 Preview – Ranfurly Shield Is On The Line Again!

Two new teams will compete for the Ranfurly Shield this week when the title’s latest holders, Hawkes Bay, take on Counties Manukau in the round’s most anticipated fixture.
4 September 2013