Steve McMorran

Super 15 fans prepare for the long haul

The Super 15 tournament starts this week amid fears the elongated seven-month-long season will test the patience of the rugby public.

NZ enjoy the limelight after 24 years of struggle

After 24 years of stumbles, disappointments and plain old chokes, New Zealand finally lived up to its billing as world rugby's premier side in 2011.

That’s all, folks, says All Blacks coach Graham Henry

Graham Henry has quit as coach of the All Blacks after their World Cup win, ending one of the most successful rugby coaching careers of all time.

Do or die: The real World Cup starts now, says Smit

While the other teams in the World Cup quarterfinals have made a show of being blasé, Bok captain John Smit admits the heat is on: "It's do or die."

Fans condemn IRB’s ‘double standards’

Fans clamoured have condemned the leniency of Rugby World Cup organisers toward England after fining Samoa for wearing the wrong mouthguard.

Help called in for Fiji forwards before facing Boks

Former Wallabies front rower Michael Foley will help prepare Fiji's forwards for their Rugby World Cup clash with South Africa on Saturday.

New Zealand beats Australia 30-14 in Tri-Nations

New Zealand boosted its confidence when it trounced closest rival Australia 30-14 in a Tri-Nations test at Eden Park.

Cooper vs Carter: A Super Rugby final highlight

The Super Rugby final between Queensland Reds and Canterbury Crusaders will see flyhalf greats Dan Carter and Quade Cooper face each other.

Blues, Crusaders face historic Super semis

The Auckland Blues and Canterbury Crusaders will attempt to become the first teams since 1999 to win Super Rugby semifinals on foreign soil.

Blues, Waratahs launch Super 15 play-offs

The Blues and injury-ravaged Waratahs are due to launch Super Rugby's extended play-offs series 78 days before the Rugby World Cup begins.

Reds, Stormers stand by for semis rivals

The Queensland Reds and the Stormers will have to lie in wait for the two survivors of this weekend's first Super Rugby play-offs round.

Carter pledges future to New Zealand

The NZ Rugby Union signed Daniel Carter to a new four-year contract on Wednesday, ensuring the star flyhalf will continue to play for the All Blacks.

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