Rugby

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Tough weekend

Moutere Fullback Johnny Ika makes another break in their game against Waimea Old Boys.

Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the past weekend of Tasman Trophy rugby action.

Crusaders roll Brumbies in Canberra video

Crusaders' Kieran Read is tackled.

Giant winger Nemani Nadolo stars as the the Crusaders run over the Brumbies.

Marist win 12-try thriller

Marist number eight Shannon Frizzel was a dominant figure as his side began the Tasman Trophy crossover matches with a ...

If the first match in the Tasman Trophy crossover series is anything to go by, club rugby fans in the top of the south are in for a thrilling few weeks.

'We hate the new jerseys' video

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

They're not good enough for the Tasman Makos. They should be shipped off to children in Africa, fans say.

Highlanders on notice v Sharks

Flanker Elliot Dixon returns from a head injury to enable the Highlanders to field their first choice loose forward trio ...

Jamie Joseph demands improvements after loss in Brisbane leaves Super Rugby champions red-faced.

'I was on the brink of death'

Richard Kingi in action on the Melbourne Rebels' training field.

Former Wallaby Richard Kingi relaunches rugby career in Marlborough after health issues.

Tasman training group trialists named

Makos

The Tasman Makos selectors are casting their net wide this season, in a bid to find players from the club scene capable of playing for the region's flagship rugby team.

Naholo's slower recovery video

Waisake Naholo's most recent run in Super Rugby, the All Blacks wing fractured a leg during this movement against the ...

Highlanders wing behind schedule in recovery from leg injury, but Ben Smith could be back to face Sharks.

Kane looks able

Kane Hames scoring a try for the Highlanders against the Sharks in a Super Rugby clash in Durban in 2014.

Former Highlanders prop gets through first game in six months as he continues comeback.

Dark days ahead for Sunwolves video

Mark Hammett has his work cut out to rise to the challenge of coaching the Sunwolves after their 92-17 obliteration in ...

Expansion teams struggle as Sunwolves, Kings and Jaguares endure tough initiation

Crusaders refresh for Brumbies video

Captain Kieran Read runs in the Crusaders' fourth try during their 32-15 win over the Jaguares at AMI Stadium on Friday ...

The Crusaders will have a total of nine days to prepare for their match against the Brumbies in Canberra next Sunday.

Crusaders too strong for Jaguares video

Israel Dagg scored twice in his comeback.

The Crusaders scored five tries in beating the Jaguares 32-15.

Open mind crucial for Crusaders job

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster has said he is keen to coach a Super Rugby team.

OPINION: The Crusaders have officially gone to the market for a new coach. Should Stuart Lancaster be discounted if he is keen for the job?

Crusaders ramp up search

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder leaves at the end of the 2016 season and the board are starting to search for a ...

Quest to find Todd Blackadder's replacement brought forward as Crusaders decide not to wait.

Crotty on 99 not out video

Pictured in action against Samoa last year, Ryan Crotty has made 15 appearances for the All Blacks since 2013.

It's been a long road but Ryan Crotty is preparing for his 100th Super Rugby game.

Dagg starts for Crusaders

Israel Dagg, pictured in action for University against Belfast, has only played 30 minutes of club rugby this season.

With just 30 minutes of club rugby under his belt this season, former All Black returns to the Crusaders No.15 jumper.

Vaea dreamed of representing Wallabies

Nelson College No 8 Ita Vaea breaks through the Christchurch Boys' High School defence.

Ongoing heart problems cut short former Nelson College No 8 Ita Vaea's promising rugby career.

New season, new look for Makos video

Tasman Makos rugby players Alex Nankivell, left and Quinten Strange with the new Makos brand.

The Tasman Makos have unveiled a fierce new look for the coming season.

Rugby could've killed him

Ita Vaea was forced to miss two Super Rugby seasons because of heart problems.

Ex-Nelson College student was on the verge of test rugby when doctors told him his career could kill him.

Crusaders in buoyant mood video

Andy Ellis, a member of the Crusaders since 2006, came off the bench in the Crusaders 20-19 win over the Force in Perth ...

Five consecutive wins and it's happy days for the Crusaders. Next up is the Jaguares on Friday night.

Tasman rugby announce profit

A strong performance on and off the field highlighted a profitable 2015 for the Tasman Rugby Union.

The Tasman Rugby Union happily announced another strong financial position at their Annual General Meeting in Nelson on Monday evening.

Blackadder says Dagg will play video

Israel Dagg, who hasn't played a first-class match since injuring his shoulder in last September, should return for the ...

The Crusaders were supposed to be lost without flanker Richie McCaw and playmakers Dan Carter, Colin Slade and Tom Taylor. It hasn't worked out that way.

Crusaders scrape past Force video

Nemani Nadolo of the Crusaders looks to offload in the tackle at nib Stadium.

The Crusaders were poor for long periods during their 20-19 win over the Force in Perth

Crusaders too 'basic' video

Fox Sports commentator Greg Martin believes the Crusaders' game plan is easy to defend against.

Aussie TV commentator Greg Martin predicts a loss for the Crusaders in Perth.

Edmonds out, Squire re-signs video

Highlanders prop Brendon Edmonds suffered a season-ending knee injury during the 32-20 Super Rugby victory over the ...

Highlanders re-sign No 8 Liam Squire for 2017 but front row depleted by season-ending injury for prop Brendon Edmonds.

Dagg in Perth on fact-finding mission video

Israel Dagg will use his call-up as cover for the Crusaders in Perth as preparation for a potential Super Rugby return ...

Israel Dagg's Super Rugby return expected in next weekend's home clash with the Jaguares

Crusaders summon Dagg video

Israel Dagg offloads during his comeback from a shoulder injury for University in Christchurch club rugby on Saturday - ...

Israel Dagg joins the Crusaders in Perth after making comeback from injury in club rugby.

Super Chiefs set benchmark video

Damian McKenzie celebrates after scoring the Chiefs sixth and final try during their 48-23 rout of the Brumbies in Canberra.

Chiefs send ominous warning to Super Rugby rivals by blitzing Brumbies

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