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Rugby-Former Samoa and All Blacks flanker Mika dies at age 45

March 20 (Reuters) - Former Samoa and All Blacks flanker Dylan Mika died in Auckland on Tuesday at the age of 45, his family said in a statement released by New Zealand Rugby.

Scarlets sign Hurricanes forward Thomson for next season

Scarlets sign Maori All Blacks back row Blade Thomson from New Zealand Super Rugby side Hurricanes.

Rugby-All Blacks take Bledisloe Cup clash to Japan with eye on 2019

WELLINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have confirmed the third Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia later this year will be held in the Yokohama Stadium, the venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.

Rugby-Loss of coaching expertise should concern NZR, says Boyd

WELLINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - New Zealand Rugby bosses should be concerned about the loss of expertise from rugby coaches moving overseas because of limited career opportunities at home, departing Wellington Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has warned.

Boyd named Northampton Saints boss from next season

Northampton Saints name New Zealander Chris Boyd as their new director of rugby on a three-year deal, starting in August.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Fringe All Black Ngatai confirms move to France

PARIS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - One-test All Black Charlie Ngatai has continued the exodus of fringe national players from New Zealand before the next Rugby World Cup as the centre will be moving to France, where he will play for Lyon.

Lima Sopoaga: Wasps sign All Blacks fly-half for the 2018-19 season

Wasps sign All Blacks fly-half Lima Sopoaga for the 2018-19 season from New Zealand Super Rugby side Highlanders.

Rugby-All Blacks flyhalf Sopoaga heading to Europe at end of season

WELLINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - All Blacks back-up flyhalf Lima Sopoaga will leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the season after signing with a club in Europe, the 26-year-old said on Thursday.

Doping: Four New Zealand rugby players banned for drug offences

Four New Zealand rugby players, including a former Black Fern and New Zealand Under-20 international, have been suspended for doping.

REVIEW-Rugby-North closes gap but All Blacks remain the benchmark

SYDNEY, Dec 29 (Reuters) - A humdinger of a British and Irish Lions series in New Zealand was the highlight of the test rugby year and although it finished with honours even, there is little doubt that the All Blacks remained the benchmark in 2017.

Abramorama Acquires North American Rights To Rugby Docu ‘Chasing Great’

EXCLUSIVE: Abramorama has acquired the North American rights to the Michelle Walshe and Justin Pemberton rugby documentary Chasing Great. The film from Augusto follows New Zealand All Blacks rugby superstar Richie McCaw. The exclusive...Show More Summary

Rugby-Rugby Australia call news conference as Castle set to be new boss

SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Former New Zealand Netball chief executive Raelene Castle is expected to be named as Rugby Australia's first female boss later on Tuesday at a news conference.

Rugby-Boks to play New Zealand in Pretoria in 2018 Rugby Championship

CAPE TOWN, Dec 11 (Reuters) - South African Rugby have announced the venues for the Springboks’ three home matches in the 2018 Rugby Championship, including a fixture against world champions New Zealand in Pretoria.

Rugby-Barrett wins back-to-back World Player of Year awards

LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - New Zealand flyhalf Beauden Barrett joined an elite trio of All Black greats when he was named World Rugby Player of the Year for a second successive year on Sunday.

How New Zealand helped school Wales flanker Navidi

As he prepares to face the All Blacks, Wales flanker Josh Navidi recalls how New Zealand played an important role in his rugby education.

Podcast: Series 3 Episode 2 – Best Scotch

This week Cammy is joined by Rory and Alan Dymock from Rugby World to look back at Scotland's performance against New Zealand and ponder what Finn Russell's French accent will sound like. The post Podcast: Series 3 Episode 2 – Best Scotch appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Scotland made All Blacks look human - Guscott's verdict on an epic weekend

Scotland's agonising loss to New Zealand, England's demolition of Australia and Wales and Ireland's narrow wins are assessed by BBC rugby analyst Jeremy Guscott.

Scotland vs New Zealand: Player Ratings

Al Kerr runs his eye over the Scotland performances from a thoroughly credible effort against double World Champions New Zealand. The post Scotland vs New Zealand: Player Ratings appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

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