Major deal sees Whitelock commit through to 2020

Follow @RedefinedRugby New Zealand Rugby, the BNZ Crusaders and Canterbury Rugby have secured the key signature of Samuel Whitelock, with the All Blacks most capped lock and Crusaders captain announcing he has extended his contract through to 2020. “When I considered whether my immediate playing future was here in New Zealand and Christchurch, I didn’t…

New Zealand Rugby turns 125 – Interactive timeline launched to showcase rugby history

Follow @RedefinedRugby New Zealand Rugby turns 125 – Interactive timeline launched to showcase rugby history New Zealand Rugby (NZR) turns 125 this Easter Sunday, April 16, and has launched a specially commissioned website showcasing rugby’s milestones and highlights over its remarkable history in the country. The interactive site, http://www.nzrugbyhistory.co.nz, charts the years from the introduction…

New Zealand Rugby welcomes long-term international schedule

Follow @RedefinedRugby New Zealand Rugby welcomes long-term international schedule New Zealand Rugby has today welcomed a new historic international calendar announced by World Rugby this morning. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) Chief Executive Steve Tew said the 2020-2032 international schedule secured a long-coveted July window for northern team tours to the southern hemisphere. The move from…

Black Ferns Sevens team for Las Vegas confirmed

Follow @RedefinedRugby Black Ferns Sevens team for Las Vegas confirmed  The Black Ferns Sevens team to play the third tournament of the 2016/17 HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Las Vegas, starting tomorrow, has been named. Katarina Whata-Simpkins has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury so Renee Wickliffe has moved up from travelling…