The greatest All Blacks XV to not win the World Cup

Happy days for the 2016 Bledisloe Cup-winning All Blacks. Ardie Savea is the only player in this side in our All Blacks XV that has never won the Rugby World Cup, but several legends of the NZ game are on this list.  By Adam Julian Remarkably, the 1999 All Blacks were

This week in club rugby history: 27 April – 3 May

Above: When Petone edged Poneke 25-24 in 2013 in their Swindale Shield and F.J. Tilyard Shield match.      Selected highlights of what happened this week in history in Wellington club rugby. 27 April 2002: Avalon’s Mano Flutey kicks a penalty on fulltime to see his side beat Wests 11-10 in atrocious conditions to extend

Rugby in 2020 updates [updated Friday evening]

Fulltime in the Poneke-Tukapa pre-season match for the Zemba Cup was almost two months ago. Players and supporters alike are hoping for some rugby soon. PHOTO: Tom Minton. Updated Friday afternoon advice from NZR regarding Return to Play Guidelines, following consultation with Government and Sport NZ. At Level 3 – from midnight