The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.
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A rugby tournament at Wellington College showcased the talents of the school’s lower profile teams.
Coach puts victory down to fitness and finding the gaps out wide
Male volunteers were welcomed into the Wellington Women’s Boarding House for the first time.
A prayer for the late Jerry Collins, a member of the last winning St Pat’s Town team, was one of the inspirations for victory this week. ARANA KENNY reports.
Porirua club is not in the Horowhenua/Kapiti competition for the first time in 18 years.
Hurricanes victory at Westpac Stadium captured by JAMES LOBBAN
Have a look at a different way people play the most watched sport in the world right here in Wellington.
Premier team members show support a teammate’s wife battling cancer, and NICOLE ADAMSON captures it in photos.
Publican has seen Kiwis embrace football as rugby watching wanes.
Tawa rugby has come a long way in 18 months, and according to Tawa RFC’s chairman, Dave Banks, that’s down to some changes in key areas.
Northern United and Hurricanes Academy player Aukuso Tuitama in NZ Under-20s training group.
FOOTBALL talent goes unnoticed in New Zealand, according to social players surveyed in Wellington.
ANNEKA PAUL asked players what they thought needed to happen after NZ’s World Cup exit.
The Wellington sevens team got off to a good start finishing third in the Auckland sevens
Ihaia West’s high school days suggested he was always going to make a name in sport.
After a long time away from premier rugby, 2013 saw Wellington’s Axemen return to top-tier club rugby. CALLY MARTIN reports
Social rugby club the 69ers are fighting to fund a trip to follow the All Blacks to Argentina.
The Bergs weren’t quite able to keep their winning streak going, but that didn’t worry anyone.
The Rugby World Cup drew 100,000 more people to New Zealand, and those numbers haven’t dropped off this year.
With work, study and training Bernard Gregorius has no time to set up big fundraising projects.
Wainui’s rugby club is celebrating its Old Timers Day this weekend, remembering past achievements.
Wayne Guppy still has the energy to be the voice of his community, he tells JAMES PAUL.
The Wellington City Council is building on success of all-weather turfs.
New Zealand player Lote Raikabula and son Emanuel enjoy the parade which kicked off Sevens Weekend in Wellington. KRISTEN PATERSON recorded the event in photos.
MP AND former Black Fern Louisa Wall has added to the Human Rights Commission’s call for a woman to be included on rugby’s national governing body. Thirty percent of sports directors in New Zealand are women but the NZRFU has never had a woman on its board.
SAMOANS FROM around Wellington are amped to compete in this weekend’s Village Kings rugby tournament.
12 teams are taking part in the two-day tournament at Porirua park, and co-organiser Alama Ieremia says it’s part of a plan to rebuild the Wellington Samoan rugby union.
Rugby pressure forces idea of seven-a-side games in capital.
Premier club rugby teams opt out of minor playoffs.
But outweighed by ground availability in wet weather.
Tired Karaka Cafe staff relieved to return to a 40 hour week.
CHRISTINA MCDONALD gives an eyewitness account of Wellington’s annual party.
Wellington band takes political satire to new lengths
All Blacks stamp sheet went to press moments after the win.
Vague tally somewhere between $1.8 million and $70 million.
Two young women say the cup has brought a “seedy vibe” to city.
A Tawa resident makes his point – not everyone likes rugby
Street performance space at a premium on Wellington’s streets.
Two weeks into Cup and we’re going brilliantly.
Hundreds turn out at airport to see their heroes..
Visitor numbers up even before Rugby World Cup.
Supporters offer a variety of players they love to hate.
US Ambassador cheers for three different RWC teams.
Media reports focus on how the Aussies will respond against USA.
Hotel rates drive Asian tourists away during RWC
NewsWire’s ANGIE MILLS spends a Saturday night out with the Wellington Free Ambulance street triage team in Courtenay Place.
Experts speculate on aftermath if ABs fail to win.
Nail polish art lets fans show who they’re backing.
Ardie will in schools test match against Australia.
Signs of Rugby World Cup fever have been everywhere in Wellington this week, as our NEWSWIRE photo team shows.
Chance French remark leads to big RWC display.
Hotel fires up braii to feed Bok supporters and educate locals.
Welsh rugby supporters back their boys to beat Boks on Sunday.
“Crazy” days as stallholders cash in on WOW, rugby tourists.
Some Wellingtonians feel the Rugby World Cup is nothing but an intrusion on their lives.
They’re the ones working longer hours, postponing major personal events, sleeping to a chorus of drunken fans or having trouble getting out their front door, reports CHRISTINA McDONALD.
RWC fans will be relieved to know our bar and restaurant toilets are generally safe – although there are exceptions, report CHRISTINE LINNELL and NICK GRAY.
The NewsWire team has been on the streets of Wellington taking photos of the growing rugby fever.
Pacific poets will run workshops in the Cup fanzone.
Young people use drama to show what they have to put up with
Christian Cullen redefined attacking rugby in his 15-year career. The Paekakariki Express tells DAN DALGETY how life changes after footy.
VIDEO: Ngati Toa, owners of Ka mate, have agreed with the NZ Rugby Union over its continued use by the All Blacks. JOSIE GLASSON tells the story of the haka.
Wellingtonians planning on showing their support.
Hutt rugby was ‘the winner on the day’ at Sunday’s final.
Saint’s new statue waits under plastic for 125th Jubilee unveiling
Wellingtons’ smallest rugby club turns 90 next year
Porirua College student doing hard yards in training
Dorothy, Toto and Tin Man played the Wicked Witch and Batman in central Wellington after the Sevens on Saturday night – but the games were drinking, not rugby.
The city was a riot of colour and (largely clean) fun at the conclusion of super Sevens weekend, reports KYLIE KLEIN-NIXON.
Council’s free transport pledge may prove unrealistic.
Thousands of people have jammed into Wellington for the biggest party of the year.
NewsWire’s KIMBERLEY CRAYTON-BROWN, PENELOPE SCOTT and CARL SUURMOND report on the dressing up, the parade, the teams…and, oh yeah, the rugby.
Players from the NZ Rugby Academy test their limits.
A YOUNG man goes in search of something other than testosterone.
Naenae locals give shopping centre second annual touch up.
Two Wellington players in touring Sports Institute team.
Surf life saving and rugby fan is volunteer of the year.
Stokes Valley rugby has had loyal support, says veteran.