15 Newest Rugby Reports

Hougaard available for Currie Cup

Cape Town - Discarded Springbok utility back Francois Hougaard will be available for the Blue Bulls in this year’s Currie Cup competition.Hougaard, who can play either wing or scrumhalf, was a surprise omission from Heyneke Meyer’s Springbok squad named last week.Hougaard will head for Japan later in the year, but opted to make himself available for the Currie Cup.He and No 8 Pierre Spies have “Japan-clauses” in their contracts and Spies opted to … [Read More...]

Super Rugby punters already a winner

Saturday's Super Rugby final is already a winner for 175 TAB customers.That's how many people placed bets the final would be an all-Kiwi affair between the Hurricanes and Highlanders.The bet was paying $251 at the start of the... Read full article: Super Rugby punters already a winner. … [Read More...]

Oral history: The fog final

The last time the Hurricanes made the Super Rugby final was in 2006 when they lost 19-12 to the Crusaders in Christchurch in 2006, but the game is largely remembered for the strange weather conditions.Low-lying fog meant TV viewers... Read full article: Oral history: The fog final. … [Read More...]

The Kiwis who predicted the Super Rugby finalists

Who in New Zealand could have guessed the Hurricanes and the Highlanders would be meeting in this Saturday's eagerly anticipated Super Rugby final.It turns out 175 Kiwis did and TAB expect the final in Wellington to emulate their... Read full article: The Kiwis who predicted the Super Rugby finalists. … [Read More...]

Rugby: How the Kiwi finalists killed the cliché

Dearly beloved,We are gathered here today to remember the life of one of the best sports clichés ever uttered.For years, it was a cliché on par with "game of two halves", "momentum" and "we're taking it one game at a time", but... Read full article: Rugby: How the Kiwi finalists killed the cliché. … [Read More...]

Famous fans: Who they’re supporting in Super final

You live in Blues and Chiefs country, and are feeling a little left out of the best Super Rugby hoopla the country has experienced for many years.Disappointment is old hat for Blues fans, but those who back the Chiefs will be starting... Read full article: Famous fans: Who they're supporting in Super final. … [Read More...]

New Zealand Rugby images – US Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band in New Zealand 2011

RugbySearch.co.za selected image for you: US Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band in New Zealand 2011 Image by US Embassy New Zealand Under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Smith, the Marine Forces Pacific Band performs at over 400 commitments each year. From ceremonies to parades, the band is as entertaining as it is regal. Their mission is to enhance the lives of our military and civilian communities through quality musical … [Read More...]

Super Rugby: More tickets on sale at Te Papa

More tickets to the super rugby final are going on sale at eight this morning from a pop-up Ticketek store outside Te Papa in Wellington.2000 tickets are being made available for punters lining up - and some have been there since... Read full article: Super Rugby: More tickets on sale at Te Papa. … [Read More...]

Editorial: Govt should widen ticket scalping law

Steven Joyce, the Economic Development Minister, has made it clear that he is unhappy tickets for the Super 15 final in Wellington are fetching up to $1500 online. He is not alone. It is never pleasant to watch scalpers cash in on... Read full article: Editorial: Govt should widen ticket scalping law. … [Read More...]

Despatch retain slender lead after draw

Leading EP Grand Challenge clubs Despatch and PE SAPS played to a 22-22 draw in their key league fixture at the weekend, allowing Despatch to retain a slender lead at the top of the log. With both sides vieing for the top spot on the log to qualify for the Cell C Community Cup, this was expected to be a titanic encounter. And that is how it turned out, with the teams deadlocked at 10-10 at halftime and eventually going on to share the honours. In … [Read More...]

Leopards beat EP

Eastern Province slipped to a slender one point defeat to the Leopards on Tuesday at the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in White River, Mpumalanga. Meanwhile DHL Western Province, Boland and SWD stamped their authority as they secured vital victories in the biggest match-ups of the day to stay in contention for places Friday’s final match. The first half between Eastern Province and the Leopards was tight as the teams … [Read More...]

Blue Bulls name Currie Cup squad

Pretoria - New Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais named an exciting squad for the upcoming Absa Currie Cup competition, with a number of Springboks among the group that will try to win the coveted trophy for the first time in his tenure. At the same time, the Blue Bulls Company named a number of high class contract extensions, confirming the Blue Bulls as preferred home for many of the country’s most promising players.Marais named the likes of Jesse … [Read More...]

Rugby: Chiefs lock in assistant coaches

The Chiefs have confirmed their coaching staff for the next two seasons with Tasman ITM Cup coach Kieran Keane and Canada's national forwards coach Neil Barnes joining head coach Dave Rennie and current assistant Andrew Strawbridge.Former... Read full article: Rugby: Chiefs lock in assistant coaches. … [Read More...]

US Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band in New Zealand 2011 – Rugby Image

RugbySearch.co.za selected image for you: US Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band in New Zealand 2011 Image by US Embassy New Zealand Under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Smith, the Marine Forces Pacific Band performs at over 400 commitments each year. From ceremonies to parades, the band is as entertaining as it is regal. Their mission is to enhance the lives of our military and civilian communities through quality musical … [Read More...]