All Blacks pick Sonny Bill, dump Franks for World Cup

2019-08-28 06:33

All Blacks selectors backed star centre Sonny Bill Williams but dumped veteran prop Owen Franks in their World Cup squad.

Crusaders boosted by Franks return for playoffs

2019-06-17 12:31

The Crusaders have confirmed that All Blacks stalwart Owen Franks will be available for this weekend’s Super Rugby quarter-final against the Highlanders.

All Blacks prop duo back for Crusaders

2019-04-04 08:19

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named his side for their Super Rugby encounter against the Brumbies in Christchurch.

All Black Franks cuts ties with NZ, heads to Northampton

2019-02-14 21:18

The All Blacks' double RWC-winning prop Owen Franks will join Northampton next season, the English Premiership club and NZ Rugby announced.

Beast, Franks set for Test milestones

2018-08-21 11:40

Front-rowers "Beast" Mtawarira and Owen Franks will further etch their names if rugby folklore should they be selected for Round 2 action in the Rugby Championship.

Crusaders' Franks suspended for 2 weeks for foul play

2018-05-20 14:30

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review committee has accepted a guilty plea for foul play from Owen Franks of the Crusaders.

Franks out but Cane, Crotty back for All Blacks

2017-09-04 08:03

New Zealand prop Owen Franks has been ruled out for the rest of the year with Achilles problems.

All Blacks sweating on front-rower Franks

2017-08-08 12:46

Prop Owen Franks is an injury concern for the All Blacks ahead of next week's Rugby Championship opener against Australia in Sydney.

Crusaders rest All Black front row

2017-07-13 09:08

The Crusaders have opted to rest their All Black front row for Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Scoring tries not my job - Franks

2016-09-18 21:57

New Zealand prop Owen Franks broke an unwanted record in Saturday's win over the Springboks in Christchurch.


Crusaders to unleash All Black magic in quest for perfect 10

2019-06-20 11:00

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named his team for their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Highlanders.

Owen Franks won't be on the flight to SA

2019-04-29 10:49

The good news is tighthead prop Owen Franks doesn't need surgery, the bad news is he's set to be sidelined for at least another month.

Whitelock returns to lead Crusaders

2019-03-14 07:55

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named his side for Saturday’s Super Rugby derby against the Highlanders.

Protein-packed marriage for All Blacks' next centurion

2018-08-24 12:34

No tries in 99 Tests for Owen Franks - no worries. Possibly not enough food for the big man at his wedding - now that's serious!

2-week ban leaves All Black Franks free to face France

2018-05-20 19:48

All Blacks prop Owen Franks will be free to play France after his two-week Super Rugby ban, but his lack of discipline left New Zealand coach Steve Hansen fuming.

Crusaders' Franks cited for foul play

2018-05-19 14:09

Owen Franks of the Crusaders has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match against the Blues.

All Blacks primed for predictable Wallabies

2017-08-24 13:09

Such is the All Blacks' confidence going into the Rugby Championship rematch against Australia that they have shrugged off the loss of veteran prop Owen Franks.

Read, Franks fit for Super Rugby final

2017-08-03 14:32

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named an unchanged team for the Super Rugby final against the Lions.

All Black Owen Franks signs on for RWC 2019

2016-12-22 07:20

Veteran prop Owen Franks has signed a deal to stay with the All Blacks for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Franks on the verge of unique record

2016-09-16 11:20

Tryless All Blacks prop Owen Franks is 80 minutes away from claiming one of Test rugby's least distinguished and rarely sought records.

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