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.
What really made the pugnacious Wallabies coach lose his rag after the Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks on Saturday? Surely it can't have just been that clown cartoon. Guy Montgomery investigates.
When rugby players make catastrophic screw ups, their bosses like to smooth things over with the public by taking away key learnings. We stole their method and took some of our own lessons out of the Aaron Smith sex toilet scandal engulfing New Zealand.
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.
Wellington Rugby Union seems determined to say the bare minimum about Losi Filipo's assault case. Jamie Wall says it’s time for rugby to stop looking the other way.
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).
Australian rugby teams have been mostly awful this year, but there’s a plan to turn things around, and it starts with a Super Rugby overhaul. Tim Murphy reports.
Chris Rattue is New Zealand rugby's most contentious figure, a writer who’s written off greats like Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams. Where did he come from and why is he so grumpy? In a feature for the latest issue of Barkers' 1972 magazine, Don Rowe sits down with the man himself to find out.