Not many Kiwis know about the presence of a small, strictly amateur club in London which carries our nation’s name and a proud history. That same club is now battling for survival. BY CAMPBELL BURNES
Two New Zealanders have been shortlisted of the IRB Sevens Player of the Year award.
Glasgow belonged to New Zealand last weekend as the men in black added another win to their already impressive haul this season with a 29-14 victory over England in the Glasgow Sevens final.
Canterbury is hunting for a new coach as Rob Penney is set to take charge of Munster.
As New Zealand and Fiji slug it out for the HSBC Sevens World Series crown, it is Australia who is riding a wave of momentum as we head into this weekend’s inaugural Glasgow Sevens.
Around 500 guests farewelled the late Sir Fred Allen at Eden Park today.
The funeral for Sir Fred Allen will be held in Auckland today.
Being close to family and remaining loyal to the Chiefs.
New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has named his squad for the final two legs of the IRB Sevens World Series in Scotland and England.
All Blacks legend Sir Fred Allen will be farewelled at Eden Park this Wednesday.
Rugby News' DAVE CAMPBELL was one of the last journos to speak to Sir Fred Allen when he interviewed him on the eve of the release of his book, Fred The Needle – The Untold Story of Fred Allen, last year.
Kurtis Haiu has appeared in court on a drink-driving charge.
Richie McCaw will make his return from injury off the bench when the Crusaders play the Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday afternoon.
The IRB will get a face-lift in its next council meeting in May when former Puma captain Agustín Pichot joins the world rugby organisation as the Argentine representative.
The unemployed Peter de Villiers has taken another swipe at the referee he feels cost the Springboks the chance to defend their Rugby World Cup crown last year.
England coach Stuart Lancaster has had a “productive meeting” with Wayne Smith about him joining his coaching staff, according to reports in the UK.
The New Zealand Sevens team will play its Australian counterparts in a curtainraiser to the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at Allianz Stadium in Sydney this Sunday.
Warren Gatland will miss Wales’ tour of Australia in June because of the injuries he suffered during his fall in New Zealand.
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.