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Canes tense up under weight of history

Hurricanes players - right to left - TJ Perenara, Conrad Smith, James Marshall and Beauden Barrett wonder what went wrong after losing the Super Rugby final to the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium on Saturday

OPINION: The Hurricanes fluffed their lines on the big stage, leaving a familiar feeling in the capital.

Highlanders, 'team of destiny' gallery video

OPINION: The true story of this final, and season, is the Highlanders. Honestly, who are these blokes?

Highlanders Super Rugby's comeback kings gallery video

Brave Highlanders prove unstoppable video

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Thousands greet Highlanders

Highlanders Parade

Dunedin turned it on for their favourite sons.

Tasman's Highlanders deliver in final

Five Tasman Makos players helped the Highlanders to a historic Super Rugby title on Saturday.

Elliot Dixon of the Highlanders reaches out for his controversial try during the Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes.

Ref Review: A pinky in it video

Try or no try - that moment in the Super Rugby final; here's what the World Rugby laws have to say.


Canada Sevens set for mid-March in world series

The Fiji team celebrate after winning round eight of the HSBC Sevens World series in Glasgow.

Inaugural Canadian round of the Sevens World Series will take place in Vancouver on March 12-13.

Ponying up to save the Sevens video

Wellington Sevens will move to a Saturday-Sunday, team up with the Wellington Cup.

Members of Brazil's sevens teams play a match during the opening of a new rugby pitch which is installed on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Football-mad Brazil taking to rugby

Interest in oval ball code rising in football-mad nation since sevens earned place in Rio Olympic Games.


Moore named Australia captain for RWC

Stephen Moore, left, is announced as Wallabies captain by coach Michael Cheika on the Sunshine Coast.

Brumbies hooker will lead Australia to this year's showpiece tournament, replacing flanker Michael Hooper.

Black Ferns win Super Series

NZ women's rugby team have secured the Super Series trophy after thrashing the USA Eagles 47-14.

Faialaga Afamasaga runs the ball for Wellington club team Wests in a Hardham Cup clash in 2013.

One local named to face ABs video

Samoa team takes on an international flavour with most of the XV for the Apia test flown in from Europe.

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All Blacks arrive to passionate Apia welcome video

All Blacks Dan Carter, Israel Dagg, Charles Piutau and Richie McCaw receive a warm welcome at Faleolo Airport.

Hundreds of passionate fans greet the All Blacks as they touch down in Apia for the first time.

Moala making amends video

ABs debutant puts assault in the past as he prepares to pull on the jersey for a proud family moment.

Life-size statues of All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and Samoa skipper Ofisa Treviranus form part of the welcoming committee for the New Zealanders in Apia.

Apia abuzz as a nation prepares video

Life-size statues of Richie McCaw and Ma'a Nonu part of the welcoming party for the All Blacks ahead of historic test.


New challenge for world champs

New Zealand Under-20 players Atu Moli, Steven Misa, Tau Koloamatangi, Harrison Levien and Mitch Jacobson get together at Waikato Stadium where they hope to be turning out for Waikato this year in the ITM Cup.

With a world title in the bag, there's a new challenge on the horizon.

Ranfurly Shield clash in Napier

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby players are hoping to win the shield off Hawke's Bay this month.

New Waikato Rugby Union general manager Blair Foote is getting to grips with his new role.

Foote thrives in Mooloo mould

New Waikato Rugby Union general manager embracing the challenges of a role in the sport he loves.

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