Farah Palmer Cup

Super Saturday: Rugby Union and Rugby League overload

It is not often that Rugby Union and Rugby League fans have such conflicting match schedules, as they do on this Super Saturday. With both the All Blacks and NZ Warriors playing, it might end up as a question of sport? Which one do i watch Live? That decision is similar to other choices that […]

Black Ferns Women's XV - the 'Best of the Best' in 2017

Hailed by World Rugby as their Team of the Year, the awards and applause continue for the Black Ferns Women’s XV. Last night, they claimed the premier teams award at the 2017 ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards. In being recognized by New Zealand (NZ) Rugby, it is yet another boost for the women’s game. They […]

2018 ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards

[Drumroll] …and the winner is? That is a statement will be announced many times on Thursday night, when the 2018 ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards ceremony is held. The pinnacle awards night for New Zealand (NZ) rugby players, coaches, referees and stakeholders. This years event will be a expression of the strengths of the game–with a […]


It will be ‘rugby overload’ come Saturday, with major semifinals this weekend across all NZ domestic competitions. The penultimate round in fact; with Mitre 10 Cup, Heartland Championship and Farah Palmer Cup finals all decided. As the final four competitors in each division were decided from the last round of regular play, the results were […]

Mitre 10 Cup Rd 8 - Otago v Bay of Plenty

After nine weeks, the short window for New Zealand domestic rugby competitions has reaches their final round. For the Mitre 10 Cup, Heartland Championship and Farah Palmer Cup leagues, the last fixtures this weekend will all determine the placings for the semifinals and playoff matches over the next two weekends. From traditional local derby games, inter-Island […]

Farah Palmer Cup

From it’s foundation, the women’s game of rugby is emerging from the shadow of the traditional viewpoint. Not an unnecessary distraction, not the realm of ‘tom boys’ and certainly not for the fainthearted. The Farah Palmer Cup women’s national provincial rugby competition is fierce, well contested and the perfect testing ground for new talent. Expanded […]

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Emiliano Boffelli
Ross Sanderson - Oct 1, 2017

Emiliano Boffelli has returned to Edinburgh Rugby this week after a near-perfect summer away on international duty and, if his recent form continues, could be the star piece of the jigsaw that the Scottish side needs to make this season a memorable one.  At 27 years old, the Argentinian flyer seems to have hit the […]

Prevent Biometrics’ instrumented mouthguards worn at Rugby World Cup

As the build-up continues, news out that the World’s top female rugby players are to wear smart mouthguards at the Rugby World Cup 2021 is a landmark agreement to help reduce concussions and introduce technology into the sport. ‘Smart’ instrumented mouthguards will be offered to all Rugby World Cup 2021 teams ahead of the October […]

Worcester Warriors suspended Future is in doubt for the club as they missed deadline
Edward Munro-Martin - Oct 1, 2017

The Worcester Warriors have been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect. This was the result of news coming yesterday that the Worcester Warriors failed to meet their 5 pm BST deadline to show clear evidence they had a long-term ability to meet their financial obligations. Soon after this news broke that the Warriors have […]

England's attack
Charlie Inglefield - Oct 1, 2017

There were some notable omissions and inclusions from Eddie Jones’ Autumn Squad announcement on Monday. It was a clear statement of intent by England coach Eddie Jones that age is not a factor anymore. If you are young enough, you are old enough philosophy. The retention of Henry Arundell and Tommy Freeman after a successful […]

DCMS application for Worcester Warriors administration process begins

With a statement from the club, it has been revealed that DCMS application for the Worcester Warriors administration process has begun. And sad times prevail for their supporter base and, within all of the Premiership as the club is suspended from the competition. The official statement has been included below yet, the dire consequences may […]

New Zealand women's rugby team

The New Zealand women’s rugby side completed preparations, and are now all set for the ‘invited guests’ at the 2021 Rugby World Cup. Hosting the postponed 2021 edition, the world champion Black Ferns played Japan on Saturday in what was a double-header fixture on Eden Park. Opening the day of two International clashes, New Zealand […]

2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw takes games to Fiji and Samoa

Released the day after the final Rugby Championship clash at Eden Park, the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw will be unique in the natural evolution to include fixtures in both Fiji and Samoa. The best way to recognize the importance of the Fijian Drau and Moana Pasifika, was to schedule matches at their own home […]

The Toronto Arrows on TSN game against the New England Revolution

The Toronto Arrows on TSN is one of the newest trends happening in Canadian sports. For a new league like Major League Rugby, to find itself on the television sets of one of the two main sports channels in Canada is almost unheard of. In regards to rugby union, (The Sports Network) TSN is an […]