NEW ZEALAND RUGBY UPDATE ON RUGBY IN NEW ZEALAND Following the New Zealand Government’s lifting of the coronavirus alert status to level 3, all rugby in New Zealand will be suspended for the foreseeable future. SANZAAR, New Zealand Rugby (NZR), New Zealand’s Super Rugby Clubs and the New Zealand Rugby Players Association

Short Passes 23 March (and some Covid-19 updates)

  On Sunday, New Zealand Rugby formalised the decision of most rugby unions to postpone all coach and referee related courses, including RugbySmart and Small Blacks, as well as cancelling all clubs, schools and referee associations cancel all team and group-based rugby trainings. This position is to stay in effect until Saturday

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Status Update to Clubs – Community Rugby Postponement

WELLINGTON  RUGBY Due to the ongoing safety concerns regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, Wellington Rugby regret to advise that ALL community rugby has been suspended for four weeks, effective immediately. This means the postponement of the start of the club rugby season this Saturday 21 March, with all club rugby now re-scheduled to

Short Passes 16 March

Above: Try time for MSP against Ories on Saturday in their pre-season fixture at Rongotai College. PHOTO: Tom Minton. More photos HERE It's the opening week of the club rugby season. Or is it? The Covid-19 outbreak has seen events in the sporting world move quickly in the past week, with major leagues

Short Passes 9 March

Above: Moment of impact. The Hurricanes missed out to the Blues 15-24 on Saturday night, ending the match with 12 players. PHOTO: Stewart Baird.   Hutt Old Boys Marist were run down by hosts Napier Old Boys Marist in the final of the Spillane tournament on Sunday. HOBM gave away a 19-point lead