Kobus van Wyk humming with the Hurricanes

Kobus van Wyk crossing for the Hurricanes against the Blues in March. PHOTO: Mike Lewis Pictures. Despite a coronavirus lockdown, Kobus van Wyk is seeking more time with the Hurricanes.  The 28-year old South African was signed on a single season contract but admits he’s hungry for more. “I’m feeling right at

Naitoa Ah Kuoi taking rugby return one step at a time

By Adam Julian Naitoa Ah Kuoi left Wellington to play Super Rugby for the Chiefs because it was a “great opportunity to grow my game and become more independent.” A Covid-19 lockdown and pair of twins later the 20-year old has grown up quicker than most youngsters migrating for career prospects. On April

Community rugby to begin preparation to play

Plans to prepare for the return of community rugby will begin in earnest when COVID-19 alert level two begins, following guidance about organised sport from Sport New Zealand on Thursday. NZR Chief Executive Mark Robinson said the guidelines provided clarity for provincial unions, clubs and schools, and meant staff and volunteers

Barrett sabbatical extended

New Zealand Rugby has announced Beauden Barrett’s sabbatical will extend to 2030 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. All Blacks coach Ian Foster confirmed the move as New Zealand enters another week of Level 4 lockdown. “Beaudie’s nursing a couple of niggles so we're going to manage his minutes carefully. Player