Steelers snare Halai

New Zealand Sevens representative Frank Halai has signed with Counties Manukau, citing his desire to learn from coach Tana Umaga and receive more game time as his reasons for doing so.

‘Razor’ lands Canty 2ic gig

Former All Blacks and Crusaders loose forward Scott Robertson has been named Canterbury assistant coach.

BOP not pursuing Ripia

Bay of Plenty coach Kevin Schuler says he is not actively chasing disgraced first five Willie Ripia for ITM Cup duty, but did speak with him earlier this year about the possibility of playing some code.

Matson named Canterbury coach

Tabai Matson will coach Canterbury in this year’s ITM Cup.

Eaton commits to the ‘Naki

Hurricanes lock Jason Eaton has re-signed with Taranaki for two more years.

Ratepayers save ORU

The Otago Rugby Union has been saved after the Dunedin City Council agreed to bailout the cash-strapped union.

Masaga re-signs with BOP

Chiefs wing Lelia Masaga has re-signed with Bay of Plenty for the coming season.

Otago delays liquidation again

The Otago Rugby Union has once again delayed going into liquidation for another week to allow more time for discussions on a possible recovery package.

ORU still staring down barrel of liquidation

Any reprieve to save the Otago Rugby Union looks set to go down to the wire as work continues on a recovery package for the debt-riddled union.

ORU defers liquidation proceedings

The Otago Rugby Union has delayed by one week the filing of an application to liquidate the union pending the outcome of discussions around a possible recovery package.

Otago captain hits out at union

Otago captain Eben Joubert has criticised those running the union for its current financial woes.

Key: No govt bailout for ORU

The New Zealand Government will not bailout the Otago Rugby Union, says Prime Minister John Key.

Otago Rugby Union headed for liquidation

The Otago Rugby Union will cease trading on Friday after it revealed it cannot pay debts of more than $2 million.

NZRU meeting might impact on Otago's future

A New Zealand Rugby Union board meeting tomorrow could decide the fate of the beleaguered Otago union.

Counties re-sign two more

No 8 Fritz Lee and fullback Tim Nanai-Williams have re-signed with Counties Manukau.


No bailout for ORU

There are no guarantees the New Zealand Rugby Union will help out the cash-strapped Otago union.

ORU struggling to pay creditors

The Otago Rugby Union admits it cannot pay its creditors.

ORU to slash wage bill

The Otago Rugby Union will cut $400,000 off its player wage bill as it looks to trim costs.

Forbes re-signs with Counties

New Zealand Sevens captain DJ Forbes has re-signed with Counties Manukau.

Bourke says sayonara

Colin Bourke is heading to Japan.

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