Micheal Cheika: ‘New Zealand not threatened by us’

Micheal Cheika: ‘New Zealand not threatened by us’

Australia coach Michael Cheika says New Zealand doesn’t rate his team as they prepare to meet in the first game of the 2016 Rugby Championship on Saturday. The war of words between Cheika and his New Zealand counterpart, Steve Hansen, continued in the buil-up to the first Bledisloe Cup encounter of the year, with Cheika […]

Hurricanes beat Lions to become Super Rugby champs

Hurricanes beat Lions to become Super Rugby champs

The Hurricanes won the 2016 Vodacom Super Rugby title, beating the Emirates Lions 20-3 in the final in Wellington on Saturday. The Canes became the fifth and last New Zealand Super Rugby franchise to win the title, as they used their exceptional linespeed and defence to outwit a Lions side who tried hard, but eventually […]

Preview: Super Rugby Final, Hurricanes v Lions

Preview: Super Rugby Final, Hurricanes v Lions

The best two teams in this season’s Super Rugby competition will square off in Wellington on Saturday as the Hurricanes and Lions collide. Both sides have won 13 times this year and both are on a recent run of seven wins from their last eight games, although the ‘Canes are on seven straight triumphs which, […]

Bath re-sign Joseph, Watson

Bath re-sign Joseph, Watson

Bath have announced that England duo Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson have both agreed long-term contract extensions until at least 2019. The dynamic pair joined Bath in 2013, making their debuts in the 21-0 win over Newcastle in the opening game of the Premiership season, and have become mainstays in both the Bath and England […]

Match Preview: Lions v Highlanders

The Lions host the defending champions, the Highlanders, in what promises to be a thrilling Super Rugby semi-final in Johannesburg on Saturday. This game is the most important fixture for a vast majority of the Lions players as it presents the Johannesburg-based outfit with an opportunity to contest their first-ever Super Rugby Final. Being in […]

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