Could O'Driscoll be right?

Brian O'Driscoll swoops against the All Blacks.

OPINION: Howling louder doesn't make you right.

New Zealand's got heaps more than the All Blacks. Doesn't it?

Rugby match ends with brawl

A Feilding under-15 rugby match was called off after a tackle turned into a brawl.

6:04 PM  Stray tackle in under-15s rugby match leads to a 50-person brawl, involving players and spectators.

Crusaders' job not for Philpott

Craig Philpott, pictured before Hawke's Bay's opening NPC game against Wellington on August 20, hails from Christchurch ...

5:42 PM  After being overlooked for the Crusaders hotseat, Craig Philpott is not interested in the assistant's role.

Bizarre run of head knocks

James Lentjes is one of five Otago players ruled out of tonight's game against Northland with concussion.

Otago lose five players with concussion, soon after starting a study on head knocks.

Brian O'Driscoll v New Zealand

Brain O'Driscoll's tweet about New Zealand, which was quickly deleted, was captured by another Twitter user.

Is the rugby legend on to something with his dig? More and more Irish are turning their noses up at NZ.

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All Blacks to start for Auckland

All Black prop Charlie Faumuina is to start in his 50th game for Auckland against Southland on Friday night.

All Blacks to start for Auckland against Southland in Invercargill on Friday night.

Saunders makes young Heartland side

South Canterbury development fullback Zac Saunders is looking forward to playing the Heartland under 19 team.

Celtic fullback Zac Saunders has made the New Zealand Heartland side.

Richie's 'cringe' home movies video

Former All Black Richie McCaw during a press conference about the film Chasing Great.

Before Chasing Great, a young Richie McCaw starred in his dad's home videos - and they're embarrassing.

Tucker injury a 'massive blow'

Waikato are considering cover options after James Tucker suffered a serious knee injury.

Waikato may seek replacements for James Tucker after his season-ending knee injury.

Where's better? Ireland or NZ?

Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll quickly deleted a tweet, but not before his comments about New Zealand were picked up.

Rugby great Brian O'Driscoll says we've got the ABs - and not much else. So Ireland or NZ? Where's better?

Silver medalists visit school

Huriana Manuel talks to Principal of St Columba's Catholic Primary School, Gareth Duncan about her road to Rio after she ...

Members of the NZ Women's Sevens team visited the kids at St Columba's school in Hamilton.

Women's rugby set to take off video

Kelly Brazier, Portia Woodman, Sarah Goss, and Ruby Tui are inspiring a generation of girls to get into rugby.

 There was a time when women's rugby wasn't a career option, but things have changed as the sport grows.

O'Driscoll puts spotlight on All Blacks

"Different rules for some!" said Brian O'Driscoll (pictured) after All Blacks tighthead prop Owen Franks wasn't cited ...

OPINION: Brian O'Driscoll's inflammatory tweets highlight the need for All Blacks to keep a clean record. Everyone is watching.

Teenage wing Manasa Mataele delighted to be with Uncle Seta

Manasa Mataele on his way to scoring a sensational try against Hawke's Bay.

Taranaki wing still getting a buzz out watching his try.

Robbie Deans made to look good

Israel Folau and Robbie Deans share a laugh after a Wallabies press conference in Sydney in 2013.

OPINION: The Cantabrian's reign as Wallabies coach is being put into context by the struggles of first Ewen McKenzie and now Michael Cheika.

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Robbie Deans made to look good

Israel Folau and Robbie Deans share a laugh after a Wallabies press conference in Sydney in 2013.

OPINION: The Cantabrian's reign as Wallabies coach is being put into context by the struggles of first Ewen McKenzie and now Michael Cheika.

Are the ABs ruining world rugby? video

They're ruining world rugby with their outrageous talent, unerring consistency and awesome collective ability. A bad thing?

I can't miss Richie McCaw video

Hansen hands out hiding to Cheika video

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Brothers Sopoaga to unite

All Black Lima and younger sibling Ezekiel will line up for Southland when they take on Auckland.

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Richie's 'cringe' home movies video

Former All Black Richie McCaw during a press conference about the film Chasing Great.

Before Chasing Great, a young Richie McCaw starred in his dad's home videos - and they're embarrassing.

O'Driscoll puts spotlight on All Blacks

"Different rules for some!" said Brian O'Driscoll (pictured) after All Blacks tighthead prop Owen Franks wasn't cited ...

OPINION: Brian O'Driscoll's inflammatory tweets highlight the need for All Blacks to keep a clean record. Everyone is watching.

Pumas lose De la Fuente

Jeronimo De La Fuente has been ruled out of the Argentina squad to play the All Blacks.

Centre replaced in squad by Gabriel Azcarate for Rugby Championship tests against All Blacks and Wallabies.

Richie on the red carpet video

Richie McCaw and fiance Gemma Flynn at the red carpet premiere for Chasing Great at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.

Richie's back in black, albeit a tuxedo, for the premiere of Chasing Great in Auckland.

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O'Driscoll disses Kiwi rugby fans

Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll spoke his mind about the Owen Franks incident.

Brian O'Driscoll is less than pleased Owen Franks got off for an alleged eye-gouge against the Wallabies.

Pumas team to face ABs named

Argentina's Tomas Lavanini has been ruled out for the season with a ligament injury.

Key lock Tomas Lavanini ruled out for season with knee injury.

Cold shoulder for southern hemisphere

Threats by New Zealand to go it alone beg the question: against whom will they play?

OPINION: With the European club scene on the up, maybe it is the southern hemisphere who need to make some adjustments, says Mick Cleary

Wallaby urges Aussie to quit Sanzaar

The faces and body language of the Wallabies after their Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks sum up the state of ...

Brett Papworth says current model is flawed and wants a back-to-basics approach to fix Australia's struggling rugby scene.

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All Blacks to start for Auckland

All Black prop Charlie Faumuina is to start in his 50th game for Auckland against Southland on Friday night.

All Blacks to start for Auckland against Southland in Invercargill on Friday night.

Saunders makes young Heartland side

South Canterbury development fullback Zac Saunders is looking forward to playing the Heartland under 19 team.

Celtic fullback Zac Saunders has made the New Zealand Heartland side.

Tucker injury a 'massive blow'

Waikato are considering cover options after James Tucker suffered a serious knee injury.

Waikato may seek replacements for James Tucker after his season-ending knee injury.

Teenage wing Manasa Mataele delighted to be with Uncle Seta

Manasa Mataele on his way to scoring a sensational try against Hawke's Bay.

Taranaki wing still getting a buzz out watching his try.

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Silver medalists visit school

Huriana Manuel talks to Principal of St Columba's Catholic Primary School, Gareth Duncan about her road to Rio after she ...

Members of the NZ Women's Sevens team visited the kids at St Columba's school in Hamilton.

Women's rugby set to take off video

Kelly Brazier, Portia Woodman, Sarah Goss, and Ruby Tui are inspiring a generation of girls to get into rugby.

 There was a time when women's rugby wasn't a career option, but things have changed as the sport grows.

Land, chief's title for Fiji 7s coach

Ben Ryan and Ro Dakuwaqa celebrate Fiji's Olympics sevens gold medal success in Rio.

Englishman Ben Ryan lost for words as accolades flow in wake of Fiji's Rio gold medal success.

Women's tournaments added

New Zealand's Huriana Manuel crashes over to score a try against Australia in the women's sevens gold medal final at the ...

Two new venues for latest women's world series where NZ seek revenge on Australians.

super rugby

Prinsep signs with Hurricanes

Reed Prinsep has signed with the Hurricanes.

Defending champions sign explosive Canterbury loose forward.

MacDonald walks into Crusaders gig

Former All Blacks and Crusaders fullback Leon MacDonald will work under new Crusaders coach Scott Robertson for the next ...

Leon MacDonald will continue to coach Tasman next year, despite being appointed as an assistant coach for the Crusaders.

Spectre of Super Rugby cuts

Pulver also refused to offer any assurances that sections of Australia's modest but devoted rugby community would not ...

Australian Rugby Union boss admits he's not sure how many Super Rugby teams will exist beyond next season.

Stark Super Rugby warning

Former NZ Rugby chief executive David Moffett, pictured in 2012, says reducing Super Rugby to 12 teams and playing two ...

Competition "dead in five years" unless team numbers reduced - and that could include a NZ side.

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