Four new caps for All Blacks

Blues wing George Moala will make his All Blacks debut against Samoa in Apia on Wednesday.

George Moala, Nepo Laulala, Brad Weber and Charlie Ngatai in line for test debuts against Samoa.

Samoa PM fights for players

Samoa Rugby Union chairman, His Excellency Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, will fight wealthy clubs to ensure Samoa players are made available for international rugby.

As the ABs focus on a rugby wrestle in Apia, Samoa fights with foreign clubs to release their players.

Safe as Banks, Marty does biz

Super sub Marty Banks of the Highlanders makes a break during the Super Rugby final.

Third-time lucky for Highlanders reserve first-five, whose "off the cuff" drop goal sealed the deal on Saturday.

Smith builds Dagg confidence

Israel Dagg looks on during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Trusts Stadium on July 3.

All Blacks fullback feels like he's back in the team for the first time as he embraces chance to "learn from the master".

'Senior Canes deserved more'

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara makes a break during the Super Rugby final against the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium.

Hurricanes halfback feels for senior players after last chance for a Super Rugby title eluded them.

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opinion

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

super rugby

One game ends southern pain

Highlanders midfielder Malakai Fekitoa is swamped by fans on the team's arrival at Dunedin airport on Sunday.

It took just 80 minutes for the Highlanders to erase 20 years of frustration and despair.

Canes tense up under weight of history

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

TAB bookmaker Mark Stafford says this year's Super Rugby final was more popular with the punters than most All Blacks tests.

Highlanders fans win big at TAB

Over $1m wagered on Super Rugby final, with one punter making a $15,000 profit.

sevens

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.

international

Samoa PM fights for players

Samoa Rugby Union chairman, His Excellency Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, will fight wealthy clubs to ensure Samoa players are made available for international rugby.

As the ABs focus on a rugby wrestle in Apia, Samoa fights with foreign clubs to release their players.

Ferns close to Super Series title

Black Ferns just one win away from title as rejuvenated team looks to new era.

Neemia Tialata tweeted this photo of baby Ayla.

Baby Ayla well enough to return home

Jerry Collins baby daughter is now well enough to leave French hospital and return to her mother's native Canada

all blacks

Samoa PM fights for players

Samoa Rugby Union chairman, His Excellency Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, will fight wealthy clubs to ensure Samoa players are made available for international rugby.

As the ABs focus on a rugby wrestle in Apia, Samoa fights with foreign clubs to release their players.

Four new caps for All Blacks

George Moala, Nepo Laulala, Brad Weber and Charlie Ngatai in line for test debuts against Samoa.

Israel Dagg looks on during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Trusts Stadium on July 3.

Smith rebuilds Dagg confidence

All Blacks fullback feels like he's back in the team for the first time as he embraces chance to "learn from the master".

provincial

Foote thrives in Mooloo mould

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

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

Jack Goodhue focused on ITM Cup for Cantabs

Fresh from lifting the Under-20 Rugby World Cup trophy in Italy, Jack Goodhue is now fully focused on becoming a regular feature in Canterbury's ITM cup starting line up.

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby union chief executive Corey Kennett, left, and rugby development officer Ryan Shelford are hoping the union's top side can win the Ranfurly Shield off Hawke's Bay later this month.

Ranfurly Shield clash in Napier

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

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