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Highlanders bolster squad with three signings

Highlanders bolster squad with three signings

The Highlanders have continued building their squad ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season with three more players joining the franchise this week.

Vermeulen nominated for SA Sport Awards

Vermeulen nominated for SA Sport Awards

Springbok and Stormers No. 8 Duane Vermeulen has been named among the nominees for the South African Sports Awards.

Chiefs continue on their signing spree

Chiefs continue on their signing spree

The Chiefs have added two more to their squad with the signing of Tasman winger Bryce Heem and Auckland loose forward Sean Polwart.

Cheetahs reveal 2015 training squad

Cheetahs reveal 2015 training squad

Head coach Naka Drotske has named an expanded 55-man Cheetahs training squad ahead of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Hurricanes snap up Iopu-Aso

Hurricanes snap up Iopu-Aso

The Hurricanes' roster is starting to fill up as the Super Rugby pre-season draws near, with Taranaki loose forward Iopu Iopu-Aso the latest to join the club.

Hurricane warning for Eketahuna

Hurricane warning for Eketahuna

The Hurricanes are taking Super Rugby back to the country with a trial against the Crusaders in Eketahuna, situated in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island.

Tokolahi and Allardice join the Chiefs

Tokolahi and Allardice join the Chiefs

The Chiefs have added two more forwards to their squad as the dual champions finalise their recruitment for the upcoming Super Rugby season.

Rebels to host Highlanders in pre-season trial

Rebels to host Highlanders in pre-season trial

The Rebels have announced a pre-season Super Rugby trial against the Highlanders to be played at Harlequin Rugby Club in Melbourne's south east.

Chiefs add two more players

Chiefs add two more players

Taranaki prop Mitchell Graham and midfielder/winger Seta Tamanivalu have both signed with the Chiefs for the next two Super Rugby seasons.

Former All Black completes Blues coaching group

Former All Black completes Blues coaching group

Former All Black David Hill will join the off-field team at the Blues for the forthcoming Super Rugby season, serving as backs skills coach.

Adam Whitelock departs for France

Adam Whitelock departs for France

Adam Whitelock has announced he will be taking up a contract with French rugby club, Bayonne, at the conclusion of this ITM Cup season.

Highlanders re-sign Tanaka

Highlanders re-sign Tanaka

The Highlanders have announced that Fumiaki Tanaka has re-signed for a third consecutive Super Rugby season in Dunedin.

Adam Thomson joins the Reds

Adam Thomson joins the Reds

Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks back-rower Adam Thomson will return to Super Rugby and join the Reds after committing to the club for the 2015 season.

Ackermann re-signs with Lions

Ackermann re-signs with Lions for two years

The Golden Lions Rugby Union is pleased to announce the extension of the contract of head coach, Johan Ackermann until 31 October 2016. 

SBW return less than a week away

SBW return less than a week away

Code hopper Sonny Bill Williams is officially a rugby union player again and will play two matches for Counties before linking up with the All Blacks.

Botes to play final match for Sharks

Botes to play final match for Sharks

On Friday night, Jacques Botes is expected to play his last game for the Sharks at what has become his home ground, in his home town – Growthpoint King's Park in Durban.

Highlanders announce seven new signings

Highlanders announce seven new signings

The Highlanders have announced the following players are to make the move south in 2015 to reinforce the forward pack. 

Pat Lambie headlines Sharks signings

Pat Lambie headlines Sharks signings

The Sharks can count on the services of a local favourite, Pat Lambie, for at least the next three years, until the end of 2017, as he and a host of players have extended their contracts beyond the Rugby World Cup.

Pocock's recovery on track

Pocock's recovery on track

Brumbies and Wallabies flanker David Pocock has revealed that his rehabilitation from knee surgery is on track for a return at the start of next year's Super Rugby tournament.

Waratahs CEO Jason Allen moves on

Waratahs CEO Jason Allen moves on

Waratahs Rugby CEO Jason Allen has announced his decision to move on from the organisation, following four years at the helm.

Jake White steps down

Jake White steps down

After a season with the Sharks, Director of Rugby, Jake White, has stepped down from his role to return home to Cape Town and explore new opportunities.

Crusaders to kick off pre-season in Timaru

Crusaders to kick off pre-season in Timaru

The Crusaders will host their first pre-season game of 2015 in Timaru on 24 January - a South Island derby against the Highlanders.

5 things learned about the 2015 draw

5 things learned about the 2015 Super Rugby draw

So it is out! The 20th season of Super Rugby will kick off on February 13 in Christchurch, with the Rebels taking on the seven-time champions to start what will be a condensed season.

Cooper believes Hunt will be a Wallaby

Cooper believes Hunt will be a Wallaby

Reds number ten Quade Cooper has backed Karmichael Hunt to make the Wallaby squad for the RWC, saying he will be a "great asset" to Australia.

2015 Super Rugby draw revealed

2015 Super Rugby draw revealed

SANZAR has released the 2015 Super Rugby draw which includes a blockbuster Waratahs v Crusaders clash in Sydney and an Anzac Centenary celebration.

Jimmy Cowan signs with the Blues

Jimmy Cowan signs with the Blues

The Blues have received a welcome injection of experience to their halves with former All Black Jimmy Cowan signing for the franchise for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Larkham off to USA to launch ASU partnership

Larkham off to USA to launch ASU partnership

Stephen Larkham travelled to the United States last Friday to launch the Brumbies' new partnership with Arizona State University.

'Tongan Thor' signs with the Reds

'Tongan Thor' signs with the Reds

New Zealand high school rugby sensation Taniela Tupou will join the Reds in 2015 after committing to the club for at least two years.

Crusaders link up with Colorado State University

Crusaders link up with Colorado State University

Canterbury Rugby and the Crusaders have teamed up with Colorado State University to run a rugby development camp this month.

Slipper voted Reds' best

Slipper voted Reds' best

James Slipper dominated the Reds Gala Ball, taking out the coveted Pilecki Medal for players’ player, the People’s Choice Award and the Spirit of the Reds award.

O'Connor, Hunt among Reds recruits

O'Connor, Hunt among Reds recruits

Reds fans will welcome at least four new players to Suncorp Stadium next season, following the unveiling of the 2015 squad at the Reds Gala Ball in Brisbane on Friday night.

Moore to lead Brumbies in 2015

Moore to lead Brumbies in 2015

Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham announced Stephen Moore will lead the side in 2015 after Ben Mowen's departure to France.

Blues appoint Moore as assistant coach

Blues appoint Moore as assistant coach

Glenn Moore has been appointed assistant coach of the Blues for the 2015 and 2016 Super Rugby seasons.

Hooper crowned as Waratahs best

Hooper crowned as Waratahs best

Michael Hooper has been named as the NSW Waratahs Players’ Player of the Year, for the second year running.

Kyle Godwin putting injuries behind him

Kyle Godwin putting injuries behind him

Force inside centre Kyle Godwin is set to return to action after recovering from his latest injury.

Where in the world are the Rebels?

Where in the world are the Rebels?

We run the rule over the 2015 Rebels, and where they are in the world right now, for with all the rugby going on in the world, it’s easy to forget about Super Rugby and the Melbourne based team.

Crusaders sign Highlanders hooker

Crusaders sign Highlanders hooker

The Crusaders have strengthened their front row options by signing Highlanders hooker Ged Robinson on a two-year deal.

Peter Ryan joins Brumbies coaching team

Peter Ryan joins Brumbies coaching team

Peter Ryan returns to the  Brumbies as Contact Coach in 2015, 13 years after he finished playing with the club as a championship-winning flanker in 2002. 

Mafi targets Force then Wallabies

Mafi targets Force then Wallabies

Leicester back-row Steve Mafi has left England to join the Western Force, with a view to playing for the Wallabies. The Force have confirmed that Mafi has signed on a two-year deal.

Thorn trades Super Rugby for Tigers

Thorn trades Super Rugby for Tigers

Leicester Tigers have signed Rugby World Cup winner and dual-code international Brad Thorn ahead of the 2014/15 season.

Blues nab Bekuis from the south

Blues nab Bekuis from the south

The Blues have added considerable strength to their second row contingent with lock Josh Bekhuis signing with the franchise for the 2015 and 2016 Super Rugby seasons.

Hosea Gear signs with Chiefs

Hosea Gear signs with Chiefs

Talented former All Black and Super Rugby centurion Hosea Gear has signed with the Chiefs for the next Super Rugby season.

Brumbies sign Super Rugby's tallest player

Brumbies sign Super Rugby's tallest player

The Brumbies will have an answer to Will Skelton next season after recruiting giant second row Rory Arnold.

Reds to scout for players from Fiji

Reds to scout for players from Fiji

The Reds are launching a recruitment drive in Fiji as they scout for talent in an attempt to rebound from 2014's disappointing Super Rugby season.

Two more years for Aaron Smith

Two more years for Aaron Smith

Highlanders and All Blacks scrumhalf, Aaron Smith, has re-signed with the franchise for another two seasons, extending his stay in the south until at least the end of 2016.

Nadolo signs on for two more years

Nadolo signs on for two more years

Super Rugby's joint leading try scorer, Nemani Nadolo, has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Crusaders for at least the next two seasons.

New broadcasting benchmarks complement record Super Rugby crowd

New broadcasting benchmarks complement record Super Rugby crowd

A record crowd of 61,823 watched the Waratahs clinch the Super Rugby crown at ANZ Stadium while broadcasters also posted impressive ratings.

5 things we learned about the Crusaders

5 things we learned about the Crusaders

It is a few days on from the 2014 Super Rugby Final and Crusaders fans have, much to their relief, seen the sun continue to come up after a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Waratahs.

5 things we learned about the Waratahs

5 things we learned about the Waratahs

It is clearly a case of all hail New South Wales, a rugby region with history to rival any in the world, headlined by a Waratahs team that has now conquered the best the Southern Hemisphere has to offer to be inducted into a very special club.

Hodgson declared Force's best for 2014

Hodgson declared Force's best for 2014

While most eyes were on Saturday night's Super Rugby Final, Matt Hodgson was awarded the 2014 Nathan Sharpe Medal for the third time.

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