Not immune from pill problems

Israel Dagg and Cory Jane were involved in a sleeping pill incident during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

12:31 PM  NZ Rugby is well aware prescription medication misuse stretches further than rugby league.

Weber's point of difference

Brad Weber in action for the Chiefs against the Blues.

12:11 PM  Halfback doesn't see himself as Aaron Smith's clone, and feels he can bring something different to ABs.

Blues out to fix horror record

The Blues want to distance themselves from their woeful away record.

Tana Umaga may be sick of hearing about it but there's one way to end the Blues' away woes.

Reds' team to face Crusaders

Campbell Magnay will play for the Reds for the first time this season.

19 min ago  Teenage centre thrust into the spotlight for Reds' daunting Super Rugby trip to Crusaders.

Sevens ace off to Italy

Kurt Baker is on the move, heading to Italian side Zebre.

Kurt Baker reveals he's Europe-bound, but "isn't thinking about it too much" with Rio to tackle first.

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Welsh singer makes starting lineup

Springlands School teacher Elin Tomos will perform the Welsh national anthem in front of thousands of rugby fans.

Some young singers dream of performing at Carnegie Hall, few dream of taking centre stage on the rugby field.

Va'a blows merry tune

Referee Earl Va'a offers some constructive advice during Wednesday's clash between St Mary's and Wellington East.

Wellington Lions coach Earl Va'a has made his refereeing debut.

McNicholl's return positive following Nadolo ban

Marty McKenzie has replaced Ben Volavola as first five-eighth and fullback cover for the Crusaders after an impressive ...

Marty McKenzie secures bench for the Crusaders; Johnny McNicholl bolsters back three as Nadolo ban kicks in

New Makos logo here to stay

Tasman Rugby Union's Tony Lewis, left, and Les Edwards with the Tasman Makos 2016 rugby jersey featuring the Makos new logo.

The Tasman Rugby Union says it won't bow to the public backlash against the new Makos logo.

AB's wife's road rage terror

All Black Charlie Faumuina, whose pregnant wife Rachelle was allegedly assaulted in a road rage incident

Wife of prop Charlie Faumuina tells court attackers threatened to "punch her baby out of her stomach".

Walden has head for Super Rugby heights

Tei Walden scores on his Super Rugby debut against the Blues at Eden Park in February.

Highlanders midfield back Teihorangi Walden back in frame after concussion stalled maiden Super Rugby campaign

Howley ready to bounce back

Liam Howley playing for the Southland Stags in his rookie season in 2015.

Liam Howley keen to showcase his running abilities on back of New Zealand under-20 selection snub.

'Who knows' if ABs poisoning deliberate

Former All Black Robin Brooke says we'll never know if the 1995 Rugby World Cup team was deliberately poisoned.

Former All Blacks lock isn't as sure as Nelson Mandela's bodyguard that World Cup team was deliberately poisoned.

World champs beat Australia in opener

Jordie Barrett contributed 15 points as the New Zealand under-20s rugby team beat Australia 30-10 on the Gold Coast on ...

NZ under-20s rugby side warm up for World Cup defence with win on the Gold Coast.

Chiefs' punt pays off for Hames

Kane Hames is thankful the Chiefs were prepared to take a punt on him, bringing him into the squad despite being injured.

Replacing an injured player with another wounded warrior isn't your typical recruiting strategy.

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Is Taranaki happy with the Chiefs?

Matt Proctor was a standout in the Hurricanes impressive win over the Lions.

OPINION: Average turnout in New Plymouth, try of the round and Crusaders continue tradition.

Aussie slide 'no laughing matter' video

OPINION: As evidenced by Super Rugby, the state of the game across the ditch presents a pretty grim picture.

Great start

Gifford: Blues show grit video

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Welsh singer makes starting lineup

Some young singers dream of performing at Carnegie Hall, few dream of taking centre stage on the rugby field.

all blacks

Welsh singer makes starting lineup

Springlands School teacher Elin Tomos will perform the Welsh national anthem in front of thousands of rugby fans.

Some young singers dream of performing at Carnegie Hall, few dream of taking centre stage on the rugby field.

AB's wife's road rage terror

All Black Charlie Faumuina, whose pregnant wife Rachelle was allegedly assaulted in a road rage incident

Wife of prop Charlie Faumuina tells court attackers threatened to "punch her baby out of her stomach".

Sick of the poisoned All Blacks story

All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick after losing the 1995 Rugby World Cup final.

OPINION: The All Blacks have moved on, so why can't the rest of us?

'Who knows' if ABs poisoning deliberate

Former All Black Robin Brooke says we'll never know if the 1995 Rugby World Cup team was deliberately poisoned.

Former All Blacks lock isn't as sure as Nelson Mandela's bodyguard that World Cup team was deliberately poisoned.

international

Aussies ignoring Eddie's lip

Eddie Jones' mischievous grin will be even wider if England can topple the Wallabies.

Israel Folau does not want the Wallabies to engage in a war of words with England's cheeky Aussie head coach

Wallabies unveil new jersey

The Wallabies will first don their new jersey on June 11 in Brisbane against England. 
Trying out the jerseys from left ...

Watch out All Blacks, because the new Wallabies jersey will apparently 'enhance players' grip'.

World champs beat Australia in opener

Jordie Barrett contributed 15 points as the New Zealand under-20s rugby team beat Australia 30-10 on the Gold Coast on ...

NZ under-20s rugby side warm up for World Cup defence with win on the Gold Coast.

England's Hartley headache

Dylan Hartley hasn't played any rugby since England won the Grand Slam in Paris on March 19.

Kiwi-born captain is still battling to recover from a concussion injury he suffered playing for England in March.

provincial

Va'a blows merry tune

Referee Earl Va'a offers some constructive advice during Wednesday's clash between St Mary's and Wellington East.

Wellington Lions coach Earl Va'a has made his refereeing debut.

New Makos logo here to stay

Tasman Rugby Union's Tony Lewis, left, and Les Edwards with the Tasman Makos 2016 rugby jersey featuring the Makos new logo.

The Tasman Rugby Union says it won't bow to the public backlash against the new Makos logo.

Howley ready to bounce back

Liam Howley playing for the Southland Stags in his rookie season in 2015.

Liam Howley keen to showcase his running abilities on back of New Zealand under-20 selection snub.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

sevens

Tew refuses to rule out late Olympic additions

Ardie Savea's backflip on the NZ sevens team could open the door for late additions to the squad.

Forced on the defensive once again, NZR boss Steve Tew says door still open for players to join Olympic quest.

Forbes shocked by Savea U-turn

DJ Forbes is looking to cap a decade of service with the New Zealand sevens team by gaining Olympics seleciton.

Sevens veteran says timing isn't great and leaves "a tough spot to fill" for Rio Olympics.

Rush: All Blacks take priority

Eric Rush, right, says Gordon Tietjens is doing it tough in the quest for New Zealand's leading rugby talent to go to Rio.

Legend says absence of so many top players from Rio contention can be put down to one major factor.

SBW hooks up The Rock

Sonny Bill Williams spoke and Dwyane Johnson listened as they traded cheeky tweets over rugby.

Wrestling and acting star ready to answer Sonny Bill Williams' SOS for the NZ sevens team's injury crisis.

super rugby

McNicholl's return positive following Nadolo ban

Marty McKenzie has replaced Ben Volavola as first five-eighth and fullback cover for the Crusaders after an impressive ...

Marty McKenzie secures bench for the Crusaders; Johnny McNicholl bolsters back three as Nadolo ban kicks in

Walden has head for Super Rugby heights

Tei Walden scores on his Super Rugby debut against the Blues at Eden Park in February.

Highlanders midfield back Teihorangi Walden back in frame after concussion stalled maiden Super Rugby campaign

Chiefs' punt pays off for Hames

Kane Hames is thankful the Chiefs were prepared to take a punt on him, bringing him into the squad despite being injured.

Replacing an injured player with another wounded warrior isn't your typical recruiting strategy.

Red card gets green light video

Referee Mike Fraser shows the red card to Leolin Zas during the Super Rugby match between the Stormers and the Waratahs ...

Waratahs assistant says Leolin Zas red card should set a new Super Rugby precedent.

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