Gordon Hunter was a police detective and also one of the most memorable rugby coaches of his, or any, era. This weekend the Highlanders and Blues will contest the trophy named in his honour. Scotty Stevenson explains why that matters, and why Gordy's memory deserves to be kept alive.
With Super Rugby set to kick off for 2017, Scotty Stevenson picks some rising stars in the New Zealand squads who could light up the competition this season.
Scotty Stevenson spent the weekend in the company of rugby players who'd just been on the receiving end of heartbreaking losses, and he loved every minute of it.
As the goalposts are taken down and cricket pitches mowed across the country, Scotty Stevenson reflects on the continued importance of provincial rugby in New Zealand.
Scotty Stevenson reports from the second Black Ferns vs Wallaroos test at North Harbour Stadium, where the Australians fought back admirably from their 67-3 hammering at Eden Park on Saturday.
The new breakdown laws currently being trialled in the Mitre 10 Cup have found little favour with World Rugby’s law committee, according to sources close to the latest meeting. Scotty Stevenson assesses their impact on the numbers after six weeks of competition.
The 2017 Super Rugby draw is out today. To mark the occasion Scotty Stevenson has power ranked every round of the upcoming season, from 1 to 16(B).
The Ranfurly Shield contest between the Waikato and Manawatu men's teams may have been a dud, but the warm-up match was a game for the ages, says Scotty Stevenson.
The New Zealand men's sevens Olympic campaign was given a raw deal by a rugby union which still sees the seven-a-side game as a poor relation to 15s, writes Scotty Stevenson in Rio de Janeiro.