'Timing the problem for Tens'

Israel Folau and Israel Dagg (R)among a group of players  promoting the Global Tens rugby tournament in Brisbane.

OPINION: Tony Smith asks, could Brisbane Tens be played later in year to attract ABs and Wallabies?

SBW's deal reviewed

Sonny Bill Williams' relationship with Islamic preachers - including Mufti Ismail Menk, pictured - has drawn complaints.

Links to controversial Muslim clerics causing car giant to "re-look" at deal with Sonny Bill Williams.

Eddie Jones: Ditch the phone

England coach Eddie Jones wants his team to spend less time on their phones.

England rugby coach believes mobiles are helping to "deteriorate" concentration.

Sevens vets help rookies settle

Tone Ng Shiu, Trael Joass and Andrew Knewstubb have all shot into the limelight with the NZ sevens team.

New Zealand's rookie sevens players are under the watchful eye of team veterans.

Duco: Tens will have 10 ABs

Israel Dagg (centre right) is one of the All Blacks players in doubt for the Brisbane Global Tens after playing on the ...

Tens rugby promoter says All Blacks will play despite doubts over a 12-week rest period.

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Tasman trio's alternate road to glory

Tasman's Tone Ng Shiu, Trael Joass and Andrew Knewstubb have all shot into the limelight in Wellington as part of the ...

Coach hopes selection of Tasman trio for NZ Sevens paves the way for more success.

Rams go international

Stepping up. Upper Hutt Rams' Sam Wasley in 2016 national club sevens finals action.

The Upper Hutt Rams will take their successful sevens game to international opposition on Thursday.

I won't let my kids get into rugby

Hamilton mother-of-three Angela Cuming before a big Chiefs game.

OPINION: I thought about the men I want my boys to be. I took the Chiefs flag off their fort.

Tips to topple the All Blacks

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Mastermind of a regional team's victory over the ABs in 1979 discusses how to beat the men in black.

Editorial: Too soon to give up on sevens

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester takes part in a running race to drum up attention about the sevens.

OPINION: Forget what the tournament used to be - it's still a good event.

McCaw and Flynn on honeymoon

Newlyweds Richie McCaw and Gemma Flynn out for a honeymoon run.

They've tied the knot, and they've kicked off their honeymoon - with a run.

Did the 'fun police' ruin the Sevens? video

An Otago University sports marketing expert says the Wellington Sevens' shift away from its party reputation, which ...

Shunning its boozy "mates day out" reputation hurt the Wellington Sevens, marketing expert says.

Is this NZ rugby's hottest prospect?

Siave Togoiu, the hottest prospect in Auckland and New Zealand rugby at the moment.

Blues have nabbed Siave Togoiu after he sets World Schools Sevens Champs alight.

Jones' England turn to MMA

Paul Gustard and Eddie Jones have brought MMA into England's training.

England's latest unusual training method will see them adopt MMA as they bid to supplant the All Blacks as No 1.

Best sport for a future star gallery

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has risen to the top of world rugby, but what is the most sensible sporting option for ...

OPINION: Kieran Read dreams of cricket for his newborn son - but what code is best for a 2017 baby?

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Editorial: Too soon to give up on sevens

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester takes part in a running race to drum up attention about the sevens.

OPINION: Forget what the tournament used to be - it's still a good event.

Hello Chiefs, we need to talk

OPINION: I've loved you since Super Rugby started in 1996, but what have you done now?

Chiefs losing a star in Cruden

Grass isn't always greener, Cruden

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Did the 'fun police' ruin the Sevens?

Shunning its boozy "mates day out" reputation hurt the Wellington Sevens, marketing expert says.

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Tips to topple the All Blacks

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Mastermind of a regional team's victory over the ABs in 1979 discusses how to beat the men in black.

Best sport for a future star gallery

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has risen to the top of world rugby, but what is the most sensible sporting option for ...

OPINION: Kieran Read dreams of cricket for his newborn son - but what code is best for a 2017 baby?

All Blacks captain has first son

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Kieran Read is picking a bright sporting future for his newborn son - but it doesn't involve rugby.

ABs strip down for 'real man' video

Actor Will Hall leads the 'real man' photo shoot antics with All Blacks Ardie Savea and TJ Perenara, and sevens star DJ ...

On-camera giggles as All Blacks stars strip down for a sponsor.

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Jones' England turn to MMA

Paul Gustard and Eddie Jones have brought MMA into England's training.

England's latest unusual training method will see them adopt MMA as they bid to supplant the All Blacks as No 1.

Players who went AWOL

Rupeni Caucaunibuca was one of the greatest attacking players in world rugby. But his lack of reliability was a major ...

After Marty Banks' failure to arrive at his Italian club, we look at 5 players who went missing from their teams.

Wing scores 'wonder try' video

The game took place in Cornwall, England.

Alex Ducker won't forget this try in a hurry as he chips, charges and evades nine opponents.

Dylan Hartley sharpens technique

Dylan Hartley is red-carded by referee Jerome Garces Action against Leinster.

Suspension forces England's New Zealand-born hooker Dylan Hartley to sharpen his tackling technique.

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Heart problem to sevens heaven

Trael Joass is one of three Tasman players selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the Wellington tournament.

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

Banks' Italian no-show

Marty Banks was expected to be leaving New Zealand to play rugby in Italy, but he has yet to turn up to Benetton Treviso.

Marty Banks' rugby career appears to be up in the air with the former Highlanders first five-eighth not turning up to his Italian club.

Turbos grant Cruden early release video

Aaron Cruden during his last match for Manawatu against Otago in October 2016.

Manawatu give their blessing for Cruden to break his contract early to join Montpellier.

Lions job a 'no brainer' - Gibbes

Chris Gibbes is taking up the role as Wellington coach.

Chris Gibbes sounds like a man made for the job he's walking into.

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Tasman trio's alternate road to glory

Tasman's Tone Ng Shiu, Trael Joass and Andrew Knewstubb have all shot into the limelight in Wellington as part of the ...

Coach hopes selection of Tasman trio for NZ Sevens paves the way for more success.

Rams go international

Stepping up. Upper Hutt Rams' Sam Wasley in 2016 national club sevens finals action.

The Upper Hutt Rams will take their successful sevens game to international opposition on Thursday.

Did the 'fun police' ruin the Sevens? video

An Otago University sports marketing expert says the Wellington Sevens' shift away from its party reputation, which ...

Shunning its boozy "mates day out" reputation hurt the Wellington Sevens, marketing expert says.

Snedden: End for Wellington 7s video

Snedden, who was in charge of the 2011 Rugby World Cup organising committee, says the apparent demise of the Sevens is ...

The man who delivered us the Rugby World Cup says the writing is on the wall for Wellington Sevens.

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Treviso waiting for Banks' call

Benetton Treviso are playing the waiting game to see if Marty Banks will turn up amid speculation the Highlanders are ...

Benetton Treviso to wait on word from Marty Banks before deciding what action to take.

Brotherly advice spurs Mo'unga

Richie Mo'unga dots down for a try against the Waratahs in 2016.

If rising Crusaders star Richie Mo'unga ever becomes an All Black, New Zealand rugby could have his older brothers to thank.

All black for cup day judges

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The partners of Beauden Barrett and Nehe ...

Hurricanes' partners make their debuts as Fashion in the Field selectors.

Banks trains with Highlanders

Mum's the word on the playing future of Marty Banks.

Talented utility surfaces in Dunedin as injury cover following a no-show at his Italian club.

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