New Zealand

Kaleb Trask: It is a real privilege to be part of this environment

After two weeks of Super Rugby Aotearoa, Warren Gatland’s Chiefs are still yet to win a game, but hoping to play a part in turning their fortunes around will be emerging talent, Kaleb Trask.
26 June 2020

"What might have been": Moore looks back to the day Scotland scared the All Blacks

Today, June 23, marks 30 years since Scotland nearly toppled the mighty All Blacks in an amazing Test match in Auckland and TRU spoke to Alex Moore who reflects on that day.
23 June 2020

Patrick Tuipulotu commits to New Zealand Rugby and Blues until 2023

Patrick Tuipulotu has committed his immediate future with New Zealand Rugby and Auckland Blues after signing a new contract until the end of 2023.
15 June 2020

Beauden Barrett to make Blues debut at fullback

Auckland Blues have named All Blacks star Beauden Barrett at fullback for their Super Rugby Aotearoa opener against Hurricanes to be played at Eden Park on Sunday.
12 June 2020

TRU Podcast - Talking Super Rugby Aotearoa with Joe Marchant, Roger Randle, Dane Coles & Ollie Ritchie

Rugby is back! This weekend will see Super Rugby Aotearoa start between the New Zealand Super Rugby franchises and TRU are joined by Joe Marchant, Roger Randle, Dane Coles and journalist Ollie Ritchie to preview the new competition.
11 June 2020

Fans to witness Super Rugby Aotearoa games in stadiums as New Zealand lowers restrictions

Super Rugby Aotearoa will have fans in stadium in full strength as the New Zealand government has eased down all the restrictions created following the pandemic coronavirus.
8 June 2020

Conán O’Donnell on his southern hemisphere adventure

Leaving Connacht just over one year ago, Conán O’Donnell has been carving out quite the name for himself in the southern hemisphere.
2 June 2020

Roger Randle: There will be All Black trials every week

TRU recently heard from All Blacks hooker Dane Coles about the restart of rugby in New Zealand, and Joe Harvey also managed to chat to Chiefs backs coach Roger Randle ahead of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
29 May 2020

Brodie Retallick turns down Chiefs offer for Super Rugby Aotearoa

New Zealand international lock Brodie Retallick has turned down an offer from Chiefs to feature in the upcoming Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.
28 May 2020

Six Nations, SANZAAR in discussion over unified global calendar

Six Nations and SANZAAR that represent 10 international teams combined are in discussion over a proposal of an aligned global calendar.
22 May 2020

Dane Coles: “We respect all the decisions that have been made”

Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles says he respects the new health and safety measures which have been put in place as preparations for Super Rugby Aotearoa begin to ramp up.
20 May 2020

Scott Barrett signs new deal with New Zealand and Crusaders until 2023

All Blacks lock Scott Barrett has pledged his immediate future with New Zealand and Crusaders after signing a deal until 2023.
19 May 2020

New Zealand players to resume training on Monday

New Zealand players are set to resume their training on Monday as they prepare for the domestic Super Rugby Aotearoa competition that kicks-off on 13th June.
17 May 2020

Julian Savea's likely next destinations

After several claims and counter claims in regards to Julian Savea's future with Toulon, the 29-year-old New Zealand international has fuelled talk of an All Blacks return after he confirmed according to gooner news that he will be facing the exit door Toulon when his contract expires.
15 May 2020

Rugby in New Zealand set for resumption after green light from government

New Zealand are set to restart rugby in the country after the government had given permission for professional rugby and netball to resume when the Covid-19 alert reduces to level two.
7 May 2020

New Zealand appoint Sam Cane as new captain

New Zealand Rugby has confirmed Chiefs flanker Sam Cane as the new captain of the All Blacks.
5 May 2020

New Zealand Rugby forecast 70 per cent loss in revenue in 2020

New Zealand Rugby has predicted a 70 per cent loss in revenue this year following the pandemic coronavirus.
30 April 2020

New Zealand Rugby to review Super Rugby future

New Zealand Rugby has set up a committee to review the Super Rugby model after the ongoing season was disrupted by the pandemic coronavirus.
27 April 2020

Sam Whitelock aims New Zealand return after Japan stint cut short by pandemic coronavirus

New Zealand lock Sam Whitelock is hoping to feature for his provincial side Canterbury or Super Rugby team Crusaders this year after his Japanese stint was cut short by the pandemic coronavirus.
22 April 2020

New Zealand Rugby to freeze 50 per cent pay for leading players

New Zealand Rugby has announced that a 50 per cent of salary will be cut for leading players if they are unable to play any more games this year following the pandemic coronavirus.
16 April 2020