Rugby Union

Highlanders’ massive win

Saturday April 01, 2017

The Highlanders have celebrated Aaron Smith’s 100th game with a resounding 51-12 Super Rugby hammering of the bungling Rebels in Dunedin.

Four overseas teams have been confirmed for the Golden Oldies Rugby Mini Festival 2017, which will be held in May at the Avatiu Field.

Cook Islands has been identified as a possible host for the upcoming Oceania Rugby Cup competition in August.

Charlie Hosking has been retained as the vice-president of the Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) at its annual general meeting on Monday.

Chiefs lead Super Rugby battle

Monday March 20, 2017

CRUSADERS 33 (Mitchell Drummond, Ben Funnell, Mitch Hunt, Manasa Mataele, Peter Samu tries Hunt 4 cons) bt BLUES 24 (George Moala 2, Augustine Pulu tries Piers Francis 3 cons pen) at Christchurch Stadium. Referee: Brendon Pickerill.

Amid all the uncertainty surrounding the overhaul to Super Rugby, one thing seems clear: there is no shortage of dead wood to chop.

Bluesky Cook Islands has got behind the Tereora College 1st XV Rugby Tour team as the gold sponsor for their Pacific Cup Rugby High School Championship campaign to Laie, Hawai’i in April.

Kiwis reign in Super Rugby battle

Wednesday March 08, 2017

Round two is in the books and Australian rugby’s depth is on show like never before.

After some surprising and some not-so surprising results from the second weekend of Super Rugby, we're a little bit closer to seeing how the competition will take shape down the stretch.

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