Smith-Barrett tricks of the trade video

Beauden Barrett and Ben Smith combine against Argentina in the Hamilton test.

12:00 PM  All Blacks' lethal combo of Ben Smith and Beauden Barrett reveal what makes their game plan tick.

Pumas make three changes

Halfback Martin Landajo has been recalled to the Pumas side to play the All Blacks.

11:12 AM  Argentina coach brings in three new players to team that lost against Australia.

Rugby should stand by Filipo video

Rugby is the best hope for redemption for Losi Filipo (right).

11:20 AM  OPINION: NZ Rugby should have fought harder to defend its Losi Filipo position.

Smith's rise from CBHS

Fletcher Smith has been in fine goal kicking form this season.

18 min ago  Four years after playing his last game for CBHS, Fletcher Smith is one of Otago's key NPC players.

Banks' boot a winner

Marty Banks' boot proved a match winner for Tasman over Counties.

The Makos remain in the hunt for a semifinal spot after a slogging win over Counties Manukau .

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Steve Tew's nursery rhyme learnings

SATIRE: With Nursery Rhyme Land being mired in scandal, we go straight to the top and speak to CEO Steve Tew.

NZ grew up - rugby didn't

Murdoch got a lot of sympathy in NZ media..

ANALYSIS: The All Blacks might be winning but NZ Rugby is having one of its worst PR years since the Springbok Tour.

'A better kick than Beauden'

Willis Halaholo switched from Southland to play for Waikato in this year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Departing Hurricane Willis Halaholo joked that Jordie Barrett is already sharper with the boot than Beauden.

All Blacks get showy with depth video

TJ Perenara will get a rare start in Sunday's test against Argentina.

OPINION: Nine changes show Hansen's lost his rag or a minnow's on the menu in Buenos Aires.

McMahon replaces Pocock

Sean McMahon will anchor the Wallabies' scrum in their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa in Pretoria.

Only one change to Wallabies starting lineup for South Africa clash in Pretoria.

Recap: Tasman v Counties

Star Counties Manukau forward Jordan Taufua.

A Premiership clash in the NPC as the Makos host the Steelers in Blenheim.

Jorja excels among the boys

Highlander dancer Jorja Miller makes South Island under 65kg rugby tournament team.

Jorja Miller's got one more year of playing rugby with the boys, and she's making it count.

Boks there for Wallabies' taking

Springboks first five-eighth Elton Jantjies has struggled to transfer his Super Rugby form into the international arena.

OPINION: The Wallabies take on a Springbok side at perhaps their lowest ebb.

Filipo appeal 'huge' - victims video

Olivia Samuel was scared the attack would have a long term effect on her singing voice.

Victims of rugby player Losi Filipo's attack say they are "blown away" his sentence can been appealed.

Tuimavave raring to go

Southland Stags player Tauasosi Tuimavave runs with the ball against Hawke's Bay.

Southland Stags winger Tauasosi Tuimavave will make a rare start against his former province on Friday night.

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Steve Tew's nursery rhyme learnings

SATIRE: With Nursery Rhyme Land being mired in scandal, we go straight to the top and speak to CEO Steve Tew.

All Blacks get showy with depth video

OPINION: Nine changes show Hansen's lost his rag or a minnow's on the menu in Buenos Aires.

Boks there for Wallabies' taking

Rugby still doesn't get it

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Smith-Barrett tricks of the trade

All Blacks' lethal combo of Ben Smith and Beauden Barrett reveal what makes their game plan tick.

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ABs make nine changes

Lima Sopoaga, left, and Damian McKenzie will be on the bench for the All Blacks for the test against Argentina on Sunday ...

Nine changes in Steve Hansen's team to take on Pumas with surprise restings and a potential debut for Damian McKenzie.

Squire ready to rumble

Liam Squire runs over the top of Quade Cooper. He'll be asked to do more of this against the Pumas this week.

Squire preferred over Highlanders team-mate Elliot Dixon to start at No 6 against the Pumas this weekend.

Beauden on 'Bub' Barrett

Canterbury's Jordie Barrett and Scott Barrett with their father Kevin and the Ranfurly Shield.

Spotting the difference between Jordie and Beauden could be a game within a game at the Canes next year.

When the Pumas nearly won

Leon MacDonald scored a try and copped a yellow card the last time the All Blacks played the Pumas in Buenos Aires.

All Blacks hope to avoid the 2006 "festive frenzy" of burning couches in Buenos Aires.

international

McMahon replaces Pocock

Sean McMahon will anchor the Wallabies' scrum in their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa in Pretoria.

Only one change to Wallabies starting lineup for South Africa clash in Pretoria.

Canterbury old boys school new generation

Canterbury's Australian lock Dave McDuling looks for support after making a break in the second half of the successful ...

Canterbury's Ranfurly Shield novices were not short of advice before their successful challenge

Italy withdraws 2023 RWC bid

There will be no home advantage for Italy at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Italy pulls out of race to host rugby's showpiece event, leaving France, South Africa and Ireland in the hunt.

Cotter to coach Montpellier

Vern Cotter is on the move to Montpellier once his contract with Scotland expires.

Scotland's Kiwi coach to return to France for his next job, joining Montpellier next June.

provincial

'A better kick than Beauden'

Willis Halaholo switched from Southland to play for Waikato in this year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Departing Hurricane Willis Halaholo joked that Jordie Barrett is already sharper with the boot than Beauden.

Recap: Tasman v Counties

Star Counties Manukau forward Jordan Taufua.

A Premiership clash in the NPC as the Makos host the Steelers in Blenheim.

Filipo appeal 'huge' - victims video

Olivia Samuel was scared the attack would have a long term effect on her singing voice.

Victims of rugby player Losi Filipo's attack say they are "blown away" his sentence can been appealed.

Tuimavave raring to go

Southland Stags player Tauasosi Tuimavave runs with the ball against Hawke's Bay.

Southland Stags winger Tauasosi Tuimavave will make a rare start against his former province on Friday night.

sevens

Kiwi quartet in NZ 7s running

Sean Horan has knowledge of the New Zealand sevens programme from his time with the women's team.

 A strong group of Kiwi coaches look most likely to take over as New Zealand sevens coach.

Kenya chasing Tietjens

Sir Gordon Tietjens' sevens knowledge continues to be in demand after stepping away from the top New Zealand job.

African powerhouse keen to tap into knowledge of New Zealand sevens guru.

Inside the new-look Wellington Sevens

A fan at the Wellington Sevens 2016 at Westpac Stadium.

"Revitalised" tournament's plans include "rugby meets rave" zones, and its own food and beer festival.

NZ qualified for sevens world cup

New Zealand are defending sevens world cup champions in both the men's and women's game.

New Zealand's men and women are heading to the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in 2018.

super rugby

Manu quits Chiefs for Blues

Pauliasi Manu returned to the fray for Counties-Manukau on Friday night after six months out injured.

Pauliasi Manu is returning to Auckland to play for the Blues in Super Rugby next season.

All Black jumps Chiefs' ship

Seta Tamanivalu, pictured in action for the All Blacks against Wales in Wellington on June 18, would add power to the ...

Arrival of midfielder Seta Tamanivalu at the Crusaders coincides with Robbie Fruean's departure.

Union money lures NRL star

Melbourne Storm star Marika Koroibete is off to play Super Rugby with the Rebels next season.

Melbourne Storm star off to Super Rugby's Rebels in a "business decision".

Schmidt, Cotter to pass on NZ

Joe Schmidt is expected to re-sign with the Irish national team, and rule himself out of the running for the Chiefs head ...

Kiwi coaches expected to remain abroad, leaving the Chiefs and NZ Rugby HQ with a conundrum.

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