Australia’s Western Force said on Sunday they had released winger Alfie Mafi from the remainder of his Super Rugby contract because of disciplinary problems. Force officials said the immediate release ...
Wales claimed the Six Nations title on Saturday as they emphatically shut out rivals England 30-3 at the Millennium Stadium in a humdinger of a match. Two tries from Alex Cuthbert, who ends with four scores to his name, proved to be the turning point in the game after a first-half that ended [...]
The return of Sharks flank Keegan Daniel is one of three changes made by coach John Plumtree ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Brumbies. Daniel returns to the side having been out of action since the first warm-up match of the season against the Leopards. Jacques Botes, who was initially diagnosed with a cracked wrist, [...]
Date: Friday, March 15 Kick-off: 19:35 local (06:35 GMT) 08:35 SAT Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium Referee: Francisco Pastrana (Argentina) Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Kane McBride (New Zealand) TMOl: Vinny Munro (New Zealand) Highlanders: Ben Smith, Kade Poki, Jason Emery, Phil Burleigh, Hosea Gear, Colin Slade, Aaron Smith, Elliot Dixon, John Hardie, Joe Wheeler, Jarrad Hoeata, Brad Thorn, Chris King, [...]
Sarel Pretorius will get his chance to prove to the Waratahs that they made a terrible decision, by playing him mainly on the bench, after failing to make an impact when recruited to be their foreign import last season. The Waratahs have been horrible this season as they have only picked up a win against a [...]
Neither team has played to their full potential and both teams will be looking to gather some momentum going into the rest of the Super Rugby season. The Highlanders have signed some great players that have experience but they seem to be lacking in their loose trio. The loss of Adam Thomson to Japan has [...]
Veteran lock Brad Thorn will make his debut for the Highlanders in Saturday’s clash against the Cheetahs in Invercargill. He has recovered from a calf injury and will be joined by fellow debutant Jake Paringatai – who starts at number eight – and Andrew Hore who returns from suspension. Thorn comes in for Jarrad [...]