Agony and ecstasy for Kerr-Barlow

Tawera Kerr-Barlow, pictured just days before he suffered a horrific leg injury in Johannesburg last year, has played 15 tests for the All Blacks.

Almost 11 months have passed since All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow was told he wouldn't be fit for the World Cup.

Eighth RWC 'most difficult' video

Julian Savea, Richie McCaw and Kieran Read know they will have to be at their best to retain the World Cup.

Steve Hansen, Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith all agree. This Rugby World Cup will be the most difficult ever to win.

Naholo treatment questioned

Waisake Naholo was named in the All Blacks squad on Sunday.

Surgeon sceptical about natural remedies used in the treatment of All Black winger's fractured leg bone.

ABs squad: Burning questions

Waisake Naholo, centre, is the only player named in the All Blacks' 31-man squad to be carrying an injury.

Our rugby writers give their thoughts on the most controversial selections in the ABs' Rugby World Cup squad.

Boks face RWC legal hurdles

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer is under fire at home ahead of next month's Rugby World Cup in Britain.

Heyneke Meyer has been accused of selecting a "too white" South Africa squad for upcoming Rugby World Cup.

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opinion

Robson: ABs need Sopoaga video

Lima Sopoaga starred for the All Blacks in his debut test against the Springboks at Ellis Park but still missed the cut for the 31-man World Cup squad.

OPINION: Lima Sopoaga's non-selection in the All Blacks World Cup squad is hard to fathom.

Reason: England intend to bludgeon

OPINION: But at least the 2003 champs are likely to be competitive, which is more than we can say for sure about France.

Gifford: Dramatic ABs selection

Robson: Dagg, Jane out

super rugby

Feeney named Blues assistant

Auckland coach Paul Feeney will be an assistant to Tana Umaga with the Blues for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Tana Umaga adds Auckland provincial mentor Paul Feeney to complete his coaching setup for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Hurricanes sign Lions loosie Fifita

Sacrifice and hard work have paid off for Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita.

Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee wants to secure a sponsor for the franchise before Christmas

Sponsorship key to Canes growth

As a number of Hurricanes prepare for World Cup duty, the Wellington franchise is on the hunt for a sponsor.

sevens

Top ref Joubert eyes Rio 2016

Craig Joubert has earned his reputation through decisive officiating and good communication skills.

Craig Joubert switches focus from 15s to sevens with a dream of officiating at next year's Olympics.

Tietjens starts long Olympic trial

SBW aside, it wasn't quite the star studded announcement NZ sevens coach Gordon Tietjens envisaged 18 months ago.

Bay of Plenty will continue to play host to the national tournament until 2018.

BOP keep sevens nationals until 2018

The national sevens tournament will remain in the Bay of Plenty until at least 2018, although the location could change during that time.

international

Boks face RWC legal hurdles

Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer is under fire at home ahead of next month's Rugby World Cup in Britain.

Coach Heyneke Meyer has been accused of selecting a "too white" South Africa squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Stadium trial sprinkled with problems

Water sprinklers spontaneously turned on during RWC warmup game at London's Olympic Stadium.

Former All Black Piri Weepu, as he appears in an illustration in Jared Bell's new picture book for children, Piri's Big All Black Dream.

Piri tale coaches kids to dream big

Kick off your own dreams into reality - just as Piri Weepu did.

all blacks

Autographs give charity a rev-up video

Megan Harris is selling her "All Black Signature Car" to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Bidding war set for well-traveled Toyota signed by more than 200 All Black greats.

Live chat: Have your say on the ABs

Have the selectors got it right? Have your say with our rugby pundits from midday.

Tawera Kerr-Barlow, pictured just days before he suffered a horrific leg injury in Johannesburg last year, has played 15 tests for the All Blacks.

Agony and ecstasy for Kerr-Barlow

Almost 11 months have passed since All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow was told he wouldn't be fit for the World Cup.

provincial

Howley happy down south video

Stags halfback Liam Howley in action against North Harbour on Sunday.

Stags halfback Liam Howley was close to leaving Southland but is happy he stayed.

Waikato show what their backline can do

Visitors put their exciting backline to good use in Tauranga to take out 43-10 NPC win.

North Harbour players celebrate their win  over Southland in Invercargill.

Harbour grab dramatic win over Stags

Daniel Halangahu penalty helps North Harbour steal a dramatic 26-25 NPC win over Southland.

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