Women’s pools announced for 2021 Rugby World Cup draw in New Zealand

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Leading Women’s International rugby teams have awaited confirmation of pools for the 2021 Rugby World Cup draw, and World Rugby confirmed those on Friday, November 20. In a presentation in Auckland that included New Zealand past and present players, World Rugby confirmed the groupings and drew balls representing teams that will contest in the three […] READ MORE




Draw resolved in Rugby Championship 2020 scheduling dispute

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After the conflict of schedule, the draw has been resolved for The Rugby Championship 2020 that allays the concerns of New Zealand, and ends an ugly argument between the nations. “Rugby Australia and SANZAAR, with the support of the NSW Government, South Africa, Argentina, and New Zealand, have been proactive in putting numerous workable solutions […] READ MORE


Tit-for-tat unfavourable behaviour from SANZAAR partners

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Recent Tit-for-tat behaviour and reporting of SANZAAR partners internal squabbling have been unfavourable, and to be honest, unsettling to all stakeholders. Like a trial separation where the parents are accusing the other of using the children for their own purposes, the relationship is at a low ebb. Something that has bubbled away for some time, […] READ MORE



“We haven’t agreed to that” – Rugby Championship schedule conflict looms

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When The Rugby Championship schedule was confirmed by SANZAAR, there were polar opposite reactions. On one hand, the promoters SANZAAR proudly confirmed ‘TRC 2020 Match Schedule and Venues’ while the host Rugby Australia were delighted. On the other, New Zealand Rugby was far from amused. Why? It appears a scheduling conflict would see the All […] READ MORE