Kieran Read

Kieran Read expects 'big challenge' in battle for top spot in world rankings
Friday 13th September 08:53

New Zealand skipper Kieran Read says Saturday's Rugby Championship showdown with South Africa promises to be a titanic battle.

Dan Carter and Kieran Read ruled out for the Crusaders
Monday 25th March 06:48

The Crusaders will be without two of their star names for their three-match tour of South Africa and Australia.

New Zealand name Dan Carter in their starting line-up for Saturday's Test against England at Twickenham
Thursday 29th November 07:07

Dan Carter has been cleared to return to the New Zealand starting line-up for their final Test of the year against England on Saturday.

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has rung the changes for the Test against Italy
Thursday 15th November 07:12

No 8 Kieran Read will captain New Zealand for the first time in Saturday's Test against Italy and will lead out a much-changed line-up.

All Blacks leave it late
Saturday 11th September 12:49

New Zealand scored two late tries to complete a 100 per cent Tri-Nations campaign with a 23-22 win over Australia.

So'oialo not worried by Read
Tuesday 11th August 11:26

Rodney So'oialo insists he is not overly concerned about losing his place to Kieran Read.

Features

Paul O'Connell believes that Ireland have the potential to lift the 2015 World Cup

Paul O'Connell believes that Ireland have the potential to lift the 2015 World Cup

New Zealand may have swept the board at the recent World Rugby awards by winning team of the year, player of the year (Brodie Retallick) and coach of the year (Steve Hansen) but Ireland will feel pretty happy with their year too.

Top 5 rugby union moments of 2014

Top 5 rugby union moments of 2014

We look back on an exciting year of rugby with a World Cup win, a European double and the retirement of two icons of the game.

Hits and tries

Hits and tries

The biggest and toughest hits and tackles plus the best tries from the world of rugby union.

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

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