Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have confirmed a six-week trans-Tasman tournament will take place next year following their respective domestic Super Rugby competitions.
Leaked minutes from a Sanzaar meeting have revealed New Zealand Rugby agreed to play a six-week Rugby Championship which would finish on 12 December.
Rugby Australia has responded to New Zealand Rugby’s unhappiness with the six-week Rugby Championship schedule released on Thursday.
Rugby Australia has officially handed in a request demanding that New Zealand Rugby relinquishes the hosting rights of the two Bledisloe Cup Tests set to be staged in New Zealand next month.
Reports in New Zealand suggest that several key All Blacks players could opt against playing in the Rugby Championship for family reasons.
Respected New Zealand writer GREGOR PAUL says the decision to reward Australia with the Rugby Championship hosting rights was a victory for their mindset of looking for what they can – rather than can’t – do around pandemic health guidelines.
Counties Manukau have confirmed the signing of former All Blacks captain Kieran Read for the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup season.
New Zealand Rugby on Friday announced that the eagerly-awaited North vs South match, originally scheduled for 29 August, has been pushed back by a week.
The CEOs of the four New Zealand franchises who were set to play in the last round of Super Rugby Aotearoa this weekend have responded after one of the two games was called off.
New Zealand Rugby has confirmed it would be comfortable to cancel one of the fixtures in the last round of Super Rugby Aotearoa amid a coronavirus outbreak.