New Zealand Rugby Begin 125th Anniversary Year of Celebrations

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As well as recognizing milestones though every decade since its formation, the site features interactive quiz questions to test budding historians and includes information on the New Zealand Rugby union's priorities at the time taken from the 'Minute Books'. READ MORE


All Blacks Rugby Team Receive Laureus World Sports Award

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The New Zealand (NZ) All Blacks have been awarded ‘World Team of the Year’ at the Laureus World Sports Awards held in Berlin this week. The prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards were held at a glittering ceremony in Berlin where the worlds best sports men and women gathered for the annual awards. The All Blacks were nominated for […] READ MORE


NZ Rugby Celebrates Rugby Heroes Named in New Year Honours List

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The following is a Media Release from New Zealand Rugby. New Zealand Rugby celebrates rugby heroes named in New Year Honours list Former All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw has been awarded New Zealand’s highest honour, appointed an Ordinary Member of the New Zealand Order (ONZ).  He joins 18 other Ordinary Members of the Order.New Zealand […] READ MORE



Retirement the Final Option–Bryant and McCaw

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Recently, the sporting world has been subjected to several examples of retirement announcements from two stars of World Sport. The gentlemen in question have taken different paths to the top of the World but have arrived at the same conclusion, so the question begs answering is retirement the Final Option? For Kobe Bryant and Richie […] READ MORE


Announcement Due From Richie McCaw Thursday

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On Thursday many World Rugby fans will eagerly await an official announcement due from Richie McCaw--on what? That is the biggest question in Rugby Union. READ MORE


A Rugby Nation Welcomes Home Their Heroes

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A rugby nation welcomes home their heroes with some sensational scenes across this tiny nation over the last three days since the all conquering All Blacks rugby side returned from the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) with the biggest prize of them all. A Rugby Nation Welcomes Home Their Heroes The celebrations have not hardly […] READ MORE


Absolute Flanker 4 November – Ma’a Nonu Describes Euphoria of Winning World Cup

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WELCOME TO ABSOLUTE FLANKER: A RUGGER’S SHOW Absolute Flanker is the Rugby radio show covering all things from around the world, from domestic and European club rugby to the Six Nations and the World Cup. Join Molly, Ryan and Rob every week on Last Word Radio. Also follow us on twitter at @LWOSFlanker and like our […] READ MORE


World Rugby Awards Celebrate a Fantastic Tournament

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Overnight in London, the party continued for many as the World Rugby Awards celebrate a ‘Fantastic’ tournament in 2015. The awards evening held at Battersea Evolution were a tribute to the success of this tournament, with many teams, coaches and officials representing most of the playing nations involved in the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) From […] READ MORE


New Zealand See off Australian Fight Back to Retain World Cup

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New Zealand are World Champions again. The All Blacks made history this evening by becoming the first team to retain the Webb Ellis Cup and are the first team to win the trophy on three occasions. Captain Richie McCaw, alongside fellow retiring internationals Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodock, saw […] READ MORE