Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup

Illustration / Peter Bromhead

Council picked Cup win

The Auckland Council was so confident the men in black would win the Rugby World Cup they were planning celebrations two…

Steve Hansen, Head Coach All Blacks and Steve Tew, CEO New Zealand Rugby. Photos / Brett Phibbs,  Nick Reed

NZ - thanks for your support

The All Blacks have thanked the country which backed them wholeheartedly on the world's rugby stage and then welcomed them…

A recent survey found 1,255,000 New Zealanders aged 10 or over were interested in rugby, about a third of the population. This is 11 per cent down on last year.

Do we still love rugby?

On the eve of last weekend's RWC final, university academic Toni Bruce dared to suggest that not everyone in New Zealand…