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British media tout Hansen as Lions' coach

British media have not been slow in suggesting jobs for outgoing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen after his last hurrah at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Hansen and All Blacks eyeing exciting challenge

Acknowledging the enormity of the task ahead of the All Blacks as they contemplate a possible hat-trick of Rugby World Cup wins, outgoing coach Steve Hansen said the 2019 campaign would be one of the most exciting challenges of his career.
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Decision made, now Hansen eyes World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will end his prolific reign at the helm of the world champion side after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan unsure of what his future holds.
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Steve Hansen to step down after RWC2019

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.


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Anscombe in crucial stage of his career

Former New Zealand Under-20 player and Chiefs Investec Super Rugby player Gareth Anscombe is in the midst of a big fortnight for his Cardiff club in the European Champions Cup.
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Erasmus to step back after World Cup

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has indicated he will not stay on in his role after next year's Rugby World Cup.
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Three NZ referees for Six Nations Tests

New Zealanders will referee three Six Nations Tests next year.
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Brynard played key role in great SA victory over All Blacks

Wing Gertjie Brynard, who played a key role in one of the greatest Springbok Test victories over the All Blacks, died in South Africa at the weekend aged 80.
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Don't forget Australia at World Cup - Campese

Australia may have come off their worst Test season in 60 years but at least one Wallaby legend, David Campese, isn't writing off their Rugby World Cup chances next year.
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2018 ASB Rugby Award nominations announced

Back-to-back Rugby World Cup Sevens champions and Commonwealth Games Gold medallists the Black Ferns Sevens and the All Blacks Sevens, and the world number one ranked All Blacks, are nominated for the adidas New Zealand team of the year while the Crusaders, Auckland and Thames Valley are shortlisted for a new adidas National team of the year award at the ASB Rugby Awards on December 13.
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World rugby's tectonic plates slowly shifting

Changes in the top four of the World Rugby rankings, from the days which saw four Southern Hemisphere sides contest the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup in 2015, are evidence of changes in the world game.
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Ireland head All Blacks to top English poll

New Zealand may have finished the 2018 Test year still on top of the World Rugby rankings but an English newspaper, using its own measurement criteria believes Ireland is their No.1 side.
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O'Gara interested in coaching role with Ireland

Crusaders assistant coach and former Ireland and British & Irish Lions five-eighths Ronan O'Gara could be part of his country's re-arranged coaching panel after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Wilson answers SOS call from Bath

Southland first five-eighths James Wilson has answered another SOS call from his former English club Bath and has returned to the side as injury cover.
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