Steve Tew

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 Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media at Twickenham Stadium earlier this week. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England’s attempt to arrange a fixture against New Zealand this autumn was motivated by a request from Eddie Jones and not commercial opportunism, acc(...)

 Former All Black backrow Sione Lauaki has died aged 35. Photograph: EPA/Ian Stewart

Former New Zealand back-row forward Sione Lauaki has died at the age of 35. His death was announced by the All Blacks and his former club team, the H(...)

Australian Rugby Union  chief executive Bill Pulver pictured with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

The Australian Rugby Union’s chief executive, Bill Pulver, has reacted with relief to news that New South Wales police have charged a man in relation (...)

All Black scrumhalf  Aaron Smith was stood down from a recent Test match against South Africa after he entered a disabled toilet at Christchurch airport with an unnamed woman who was not his girlfriend. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

It has been the best of seasons and the worst of seasons. The All Blacks have charged through on an astonishing winning streak, victorious for 18 Tes(...)

Joe Schmidt: has a few more family-related matters to consider over the next fortnight before deciding whether to stay or go. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has deferred a decision regarding his future as the Ireland head coach for a further two weeks amid increased, if cautious, optimism that (...)

The All Blacks perform the Haka ahead of the opener of the Bledisloe Cup, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia on Saturday. Photograph: Photosport/Paul Seiser/INPHO

The New Zealand All Blacks’ team meeting room in an Australian hotel was bugged with a listening device this week, according to reports. The device (...)

 All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has agreed a new deal to stay on in the post until 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s decision to stay on with the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan has now thrown up another question in the ru(...)

Joe Schmidt “It’s not my really decision to be honest. I’ve got a young fella struggling at the moment,” he said, in reference to his unwell son Luke.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heaven knows the whirlwind of emotions which were going through Joe Schmidt’s mind in the aftermath of this third Test and second one that got away. (...)

Joe Schmidt: “The one thing I want to do no matter what happens in the future is to leave Irish rugby in as good a shape as possible.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt yesterday said categorically that no deal has been done to take him back to New Zealand at the end of next season and that he has still to(...)

Dan Carter is one of a number of All Blacks who had to return to New Zealand in order to represent the side again. Photograph: Getty

New Zealand have no intention of following Australia’s lead and allowing players based at foreign clubs to play for the All Blacks, rugby chief Steve (...)

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