Former All Blacks coach dies

Eric Watson coaching the 1980 All Blacks.

2 min ago  Eric Watson wasn't one for excuses, not even after a team food poisoning incident prior to a loss to Oz

Reason: Homage to the scrum

Codie Taylor told the referee "we're here to scrum".

OPINION: If you don't love the scrummage, then you don't love rugby.

Jordie in Baby Blacks squad

Jordie Barrett will play for the Baby Blacks.

Jordie Barrett will line up for the Baby Blacks in the Oceania tournament next month.

Chiefs 'embarrassed' in review

Dave Rennie backs the Chiefs to avoid complacency this week.

2:10 PM  Blushes in the Chiefs camp as pictures do the talking in review of their sloppy win against the Rebels.

Foley in doubt for Crusaders

Bernard Foley's concussion symptoms have returned following the Waratahs win against the Rebels.

1:46 PM  Waratahs first-five's concussion symptoms return.

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New deals for Kiwi duo

Jack Lam has resigned with Bristol.

English Premiership Rugby club Bristol have locked up a couple of Kiwis.

Seven bonus-point wins in Country rugby

Combined Country Cup rugby action between Methven and Oxford.

Bonus point wins were the order of the day in round one of the Combined Country Cup rugby competition.

Highlanders hooker re-signs

Liam Coltman, pictured being tackled against in round one against the Chiefs, will play for the Highlanders until at ...

Liam Coltman will be part of the Highlanders until at least the end of 2019

Force first for the axe - report

The Western Force's days in Super Rugby could be numbered, with an Australian franchise set to be axed.

The 2017 season could be the last for Super Rugby in Western Australia.

Neck strength link in concussions

Otago's Liam Coltman wearing a concussion chip beneath his ear.

Dunedin study finds a link between uneven neck strength and the severity of impacts to the head.

Saturday scrumfest, anyone?

The job of Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara is to get the ball in and out of the scrum as quickly as possible.

Hurricanes tipping plenty of pushing and shoving in Brisbane on Saturday.

Aussie rugby hits new low

The Brumbies and their fellow Australian conference teams have lost all seven matches to Kiwi opponents so far in Super ...

OPINION: New stats show ballroom dancing is as popular as rugby in Australia. That should worry Kiwis, writes Marc Hinton.

Schoolgirl eyes black jersey

Motueka High School student Risaleaana Pouri-Lane, 16, has been playing for the Black Ferns development rugby sevens ...

Is a Motueka schoolgirl New Zealand's next sevens star?

Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake' video

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All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

Probe into club rugby brawl

South Canterbury Rugby Union chief executive Craig Calder is taking a teenage brawl seriously.

Rugby officials have asked a Timaru team to explain why their reserves ran onto the field to join a fight.

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Aussie rugby hits new low

The Brumbies and their fellow Australian conference teams have lost all seven matches to Kiwi opponents so far in Super ...

OPINION: New stats show ballroom dancing is as popular as rugby in Australia. That should worry Kiwis, writes Marc Hinton.

Celebrate when rugby players make money

OPINION: Here's a news flash for hidebound snobs who are offended by the fact money is now a part of rugby.

Step up on concussion, PM

Barrett no bolter just yet

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Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake'

All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

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Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake' video

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All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

Injured ABs take to catwalk video

All Blacks Lima Sopoaga during a practice run as a catwalk model at the Dunedin Railway Station Friday.

Injured All Black players Lima Sopoaga and Waisake Naholo showcase skills of a different type.

Jones wanted ABs test

RFU boss Ian Ritchie and England coach Eddie Jones.

England boss says Eddie Jones was behind failed bid to play All Blacks this year.

All Blacks the new black

All Black Waisake Naholo looking sharp in a Swanndri suit on the Dunedin ID catwalk.

Glamour takes a backseat as XXL models - ball in hand - raise the loudest applause at iD Fashion Week.

international

New deals for Kiwi duo

Jack Lam has resigned with Bristol.

English Premiership Rugby club Bristol have locked up a couple of Kiwis.

Blackadder's embarrassing loss

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder is refusing to panic despite a 53-10 drubbing by Saracens.

Toddy "not panicking" after suffering one of the worst hidings of his coaching career.

Hayes 'only a witness' in French police probe

Six rugby union players, including two New Zealanders, have been released after questioning by French police following a ...

A young Marlborough rugby player was 'never arrested or charged' after allegations of rape in France.

Mauger departs with win

Leicester Tigers coach Aaron Mauger.

Aaron Mauger finishes with win, while Nick Evans, Tyler Bleyendaal, and Dan Carter kick teams to victory.

provincial

Seven bonus-point wins in Country rugby

Combined Country Cup rugby action between Methven and Oxford.

Bonus point wins were the order of the day in round one of the Combined Country Cup rugby competition.

Neck strength link in concussions

Otago's Liam Coltman wearing a concussion chip beneath his ear.

Dunedin study finds a link between uneven neck strength and the severity of impacts to the head.

Lions tour screenings uncertain

Melanie and Sarah Sharpe were among hoards of anxious fans who watched the All Blacks beat Australia in the 2015 Rugby ...

No city has locked in fan zone broadcast rights, including Wellington.

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

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Schoolgirl eyes black jersey

Motueka High School student Risaleaana Pouri-Lane, 16, has been playing for the Black Ferns development rugby sevens ...

Is a Motueka schoolgirl New Zealand's next sevens star?

Schoolboy to sevens star

Vilimoni Koroi catches a pass against England at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas earlier this month.

New Zealand Rugby plots a course to manage its teenage star, who hopes to continue his rapid rise.

Sevens scheduling rules Dunedin out

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is out of contention to host next year's Sevens due to scheduling issues.

With the students out of town, Dunedin won't be chasing sevens hosting rights.

Sevens' books back in the red

New Zealand Rugby said it has tried to entice fans back to the Wellington Sevens, but admitted the event was "not where ...

New Zealand Rugby's balance sheets takes a beating as fan interest in tournament dwindles.

super rugby

Highlanders hooker re-signs

Liam Coltman, pictured being tackled against in round one against the Chiefs, will play for the Highlanders until at ...

Liam Coltman will be part of the Highlanders until at least the end of 2019

Force first for the axe - report

The Western Force's days in Super Rugby could be numbered, with an Australian franchise set to be axed.

The 2017 season could be the last for Super Rugby in Western Australia.

Saturday scrumfest, anyone?

The job of Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara is to get the ball in and out of the scrum as quickly as possible.

Hurricanes tipping plenty of pushing and shoving in Brisbane on Saturday.

Crusaders penalty count a worry

Crusaders halfback Mitchell Drummond spots a hole on the edge of a ruck during the match against the Force.

If an Aussie referees the Crusaders' next game, sound the air raid sirens. It's almost that bad.

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