Super Rugby Preview: Chiefs v Brumbies

Follow @RedefinedRugby A rematch of last year’s quarter-final and the 2013 Super Rugby Final as well, the Chiefs face the Brumbies at Yarrow Stadium. Stephen Larkham’s men were arguably the standout side over Round 1, despite many focusing their attention on how poor the Reds were instead of how the Brumbies ran

All Blacks two from two in training games

The All Blacks got two wins from two games at ECOLight stadium tonight, beating Counties Manukau 12-0 and following this up with a 14-5 victory over Auckland. In an unusual, but highly successful night, the All Blacks players got just the hit out they needed before the Rugby Championships, while the

All Blacks: Rugby Championship squad named

9:54 AM Sunday Aug 5, 2012 The Blues' Charlie Faumuina has been named in the All Blacks squad announced this morning. Photo / NZPA, Wayne Drought Blues prop Charlie Faumuina is the only new cap to be named in the new All Blacks squad, while wing Zac Guildford and prop Ben Tameifuna

SBW still a chance for two tests

Jul 27, 2012 Sonny Bill Williams in action against Ireland. Photo / Greg Bowker Sonny Bill Williams may yet be asked to play in the first two tests of the Rugby Championship. Injuries to Richard Kahui and Conrad Smith have weakened New Zealand's midfield options and NZRU CEO Steve Tew's confirmed Williams

Carl Hoeft to guide Chiefs’ front-rowers

Published: 6:35PM Tuesday February 21, 2012 Source: ONE Sport Carl Hoeft - Source: ONE Sport The Chiefs are tapping into the knowledge of a former All Black powerhouse to get their faltering set-piece on the front foot this season. Carl Hoeft, who represented the All Blacks in 30 Tests between 1998 and 2003,

Hurricanes weather elements to beat Chiefs

MARK TAYLOR/Fairfax NZ WET NIGHT: Hurricanes' Chris Smylie on the charge against the Chiefs. They came to see Sonny Bill Williams star and the Chiefs win but instead those who stuck it out in pouring rain at Taupo's Owen Delany Park tonight had to settle for a soaking and an old-fashioned wet

Blues end pre-season unbeaten, Weepu off the pace

Blues make it three from three with win Photosport TRY: Dan Prior of the Blues dives over for a try in the Blues pre-season win over the Highlanders. The Blues have ended their preseason programme with their third straight win after beating the Highlanders 29-12 at Unitec in Auckland today. The result means the