Blues show defensive power for win

Blues 27 Highlanders 24 by Lynn McConnell Under pressure from a determined Highlanders second-half effort, the Blues produced defensive class to match their attacking strengths to claim a 27-24 win in their Super Rugby Aotearoa game at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. It made it three out of three for the Blues who

SR Aotearoa Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

by Lynn McConnell Having had the measure of the Crusaders in their last two Super Rugby meetings, the Chiefs head to Christchurch for Sunday's Super Rugby Aotearoa game with plenty of incentive. An old fashioned war of words has broken out after Crusaders loosehead Joe Moody popped some comments in the direction

SR Preview: Blues v Highlanders

Eden Park, Saturday, June 27, 7.05pm by Lynn McConnell Riding a rare high at the head of the Super Rugby Aotearoa leader board, the Blues are looking to make the most of Saturday's game with the Highlanders to consolidate their position before their first bye. Coach Leon MacDonald has been reluctant to change

World first for Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa

Crowds allowed at all 2020 Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa matches Tickets to the opening two matches will be on sale soon Kick off times moved to 7.05pm Saturdays and 3.35pm Sundays Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa will be the first professional rugby competition in the world to have fans return

Crusaders crowned Virtual Champions

~ REPLAY ~ When the Covid-19 lockdown began, and the Super Rugby Season was brought to an abrupt halt the teams at and came to the rescue to continue the Super Rugby Season by running a total of 80 Virtual Matches with an approximate running time of  80+ Hours

Changes to 2020 representative rugby

To help secure the future of the sport, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Provincial Unions have today cancelled all provincial representative rugby tournaments including the 2020 Mitre 10 Heartland Championship. The cancellations include the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup (Heartland Championship), Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament, TECT National Sevens