Duane 'best No 8 in the world'

2014-11-07 11:33

Ireland No 8 Jamie Heaslip has heaped praise on his Springbok counterpart Duane Vermeulen ahead of their clash in Dublin.

Bok rue lost lineout...

2014-09-15 09:11

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says they will investigate why a lineout close to the All Black tryline went somewhat pear-shaped.

Carter, Read to start v Blues?

2014-06-30 09:49

The stage is set for Dan Carter and Kieran Read to take command of the Crusaders for the final rocky weeks of Super Rugby.

Read to start for All Blacks

2014-06-18 21:28

The All Blacks have made just two changes for the third Test against England, injecting Kieran Read and Malakai Fekitoa.

All Blacks lose Read and Cane

2014-06-03 07:45

All Blacks loose forward Kieran Read has been withdrawn from the New Zealand side for the first Test against England.

No Read, Dagg for Sharks duel

2014-05-15 07:34

No 8 Kieran Read and fullback Israel Dagg will be on the sidelines when the Crusaders take on Super Rugby leaders the Sharks.

Read back for Cheetahs clash

2014-04-10 09:31

No 8 Kieran Read has recovered from injury and will lead the Crusaders in their Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.


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Fans praise All Black Read

2013-12-06 13:18

Sport24 readers have congratulated Kieran Read, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks for winning at the 2013 IRB awards.


Kieran Read tribute video

2013-12-04 08:04

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Boks snubbed for IRPA award

2013-11-27 21:00

Wales' Leigh Halfpenny, and All Blacks Ben Smith and Kieran Read, are the nominees for the players' Player of the Year Award.

Read's best, Duane not bad...

2013-10-17 11:53

Sport24 readers say All Black Kieran Read is the best eighthman in the world, but Springbok Duane Vermeulen is a close second.

Read claims McCaw's mantle

2013-10-15 16:00

The most feared rugby player in the world is no longer Richie McCaw, but All Blacks teammate Kieran Read, Michael Hooper has said.

Duane: Read best in business

2013-09-13 12:34

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen has labelled his All Black counterpart Kieran Read as the best in the world in his position.

Crusaders rest skipper Read

2013-06-27 10:10

The Crusaders have rested captain Kieran Read for their Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Read out for four weeks

2013-03-25 07:54

Kieran Read has been ruled out of Super Rugby for a minimum of four weeks after partially tearing ligaments in his big toe.

All Blacks down spirited Italy

2012-11-17 18:20

World champions the All Blacks have defeated a spirited Italy in their Test match at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

New laws to benefit All Blacks

2012-11-01 09:09

The All Blacks believe rugby's new ruck law will work in their favour when they take their up-tempo game to the northern hemisphere.

Crusaders' Read to miss semi

2012-07-23 22:44

All Blacks backrower Kieran Read will miss the Crusaders' Super Rugby semi-final against the Chiefs because of a cracked rib.

Crusaders hold off Chiefs

2012-07-06 11:20

The Crusaders have beaten the table-topping Chiefs in their all-New Zealand Conference Super Rugby clash in Hamilton.

All Blacks rally behind Slade

2011-10-04 09:07

While New Zealand reacted to Dan Carter's injury as something akin to a national disaster, the All Blacks rallied around Colin Slade.

All Black Read on the mend

2011-09-20 09:18

All Black Kieran Read has confirmed that he would not be available to play France but is expected to be right for the Canada game.

NZ backline ready to rumble

2011-09-07 08:04

If we had to take a look at current betting odds it would seem that New Zealand’s backline are set to take the RWC by storm.


Boks accused of time wasting

2014-09-15 10:41

The All Blacks say the Springboks feigned injury in a bid to slow the game down in their Rugby Championship Test.

Boks mark Read as danger man

2014-09-12 08:43

Victor Matfield has marked All Black No 8 Kieran Read as a key figure in their clash in Wellington.

Carter, Read on 'Saders bench

2014-06-26 07:14

Dan Carter an Kieran Read have been included on the Crusaders bench ahead of their Suepr Rugby clash against the Hurricanes.

All Black unfamiliar with Poms

2014-06-03 12:14

NZ lock Brodie Retallick was left embarrassed when he was unable to name a single player in the England team he is set to face.

Read returns for Crusaders

2014-05-28 07:44

All Black No 8 Kieran Read will return to Super Rugby action for the Crusaders after six weeks on the sidelines.

Concussion problems for Read

2014-05-07 08:50

The Crusaders have ruled skipper Kieran Read out of a third straight Super Rugby match due to concussion.

Read out of Ellis Park clash

2014-04-03 09:42

Crusaders skipper Kieran Read will miss the Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Lions at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Ton-up for Crusaders' Read

2014-03-26 08:42

Crusaders captain Kieran Read will win his 100th Super Rugby cap when they tackle the Hurricanes in Christchurch.

Awards flow for All Black Read

2013-12-05 22:35

All Blacks number eight Kieran Read capped a stellar yearwhen he won the New Zealand player of the year award.

Read voted player of the year

2013-12-03 18:34

Kieran Read has been voted the IRB player of the year for 2013, capping a season when he became the most prolific try-scoring No. 8.

ABs: Revenge not the priority

2013-11-12 20:00

New Zealand's Kieran Read says his side will be more eager to mark Dan Carter's 100th cap than avenge last year's loss to England.

Mallett: Duane keeps Spies out

2013-10-16 11:30

Ex-Bok coach Nick Mallett believes Pierre Spies will find it tough to return to the Bok starting team with Duane Vermeulen there.

Read, Whitelock commit to NZ

2013-10-13 15:50

All Blacks Keiran Read and Sam Whitelock have re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union to the end of the 2017 season.

Crusaders intensify playoff bid

2013-07-04 14:20

The Crusaders say they are treating the clash against the Chiefs as a "semi-final", as they look to secure a berth in the playoffs.

Read returns for Crusaders

2013-05-16 10:17

Kieran Read has recovered from his ankle injury and has been named in the Crusaders' starting XV for their clash against the Blues.

Read ready for Wales Test

2012-11-21 10:18

New Zealand No 8 Kieran Read is adamant the world champions will be subjected to a "bloody tough Test match" against Wales.

All Blacks named to play Italy

2012-11-15 07:31

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named his team for their Test match against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

ABs to try different skipper

2012-10-30 20:20

All Black coach Steve Hansen has indicated he will blood a new captain on their four-match end-of-year tour to Europe.

Read blow for Crusaders

2012-07-18 10:39

Crusaders No 8 Kieran Read will miss Saturday's Super Rugby playoff game against the Vodacom Bulls because of a rib injury.

Public embrace All Blacks

2011-10-19 14:31

Ali Williams is getting free breakfasts, while Kieran Read is getting shivers down his spine, such is the fervour of the NZ public.

All Blacks receive Read boost

2011-09-27 11:54

Kieran Read has pre-empted New Zealand's selection for their last pool match against Canada by announcing his fitness.

Read recovery on track

2011-09-12 12:48

The All Blacks received a welcome boost as Kieran Read confirmed he is on track to return to action before the end of the pool stage.

Read recovery on track

2011-09-03 11:30

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has said that injured, dynamic loose forward Kieran Read could feature in the pool stage.l

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