'Tongan Bear' off to Clermont

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila on the charge against the Crusaders in last season's Super Rugby competition.

1 min ago  Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila cashes in on a big 2016 in Super Rugby by signing with a French club.

All Blacks should fear Lions

With talent like England's Jonathan Joseph, the Lions will have plenty of attacking firepower.

OPINION: Time for Kiwis to wake up to the fact this is a Lions side with talent galore, writes Mick Cleary.

TRFU sign Barrett and Crowley

New Taranaki rugby recruits Logan Crowley and Jordie Barrett.

12:18 PM  The boys are back in town. Taranaki announces two big signings for 2017, with another on the way.

Woodward: ABs would've won

Sir Clive Woodward wasn't overly impressed with England at the weekend, but he still believes a golden era has begun.

England's unbeaten record in 2016 would've been lost in just 20 minutes against NZ, former coach says.

Latham set for Reds swansong

Chris Latham, pictured playing for the Reds in 2008, will come out of retirement for the Global Tens.

Former Wallabies stars to come out of rugby retirement for Tens.

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Kiwi contenders to rescue Springboks

Local knowledge: Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree has an extensive knowledge of rugby in South Africa as a ...

If SA Rugby issued as SOS to NZ rugby coaches, which Kiwi could salvage the Springboks?

Jones after total dominance

England head coach Eddie Jones.

Eddie Jones not content with a big first year - he's after back-to-back Six Nations titles.

Rennie touted for Boks role

Dave Rennie has been touted as a possible contender for the Springboks coaching job.

Chiefs mentor believed to be shortlisted to replace the embattled Springboks head coach.

'Weirdo' Pocock takes leave

Wallabies flanker David Pocock is heading for some much-needed time off.

Wallabies' search for a match-winning strategy begins as star flanker heads off on sabbatical.

Cheika humble in defeat

Michael Cheika has accepted the Wallabies' fate after another loss to England.

Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones bury the hatchet after a week of verbal jousting.

Barrett hard to beat

World Rugby have already crowned Beauden Barrett their player of the year - will New Zealand do the same?

Beauden Barrett, Dane Coles and Sam Whitelock up for NZ Rugby's big gong.

No fairytale finish for SGHS at sevens

Southland Girls' High School's Alena Saili.

Wellington's St Mary's College got revenge for their First XV top four final defeat against Southland Girls' High School at the Condor Sevens.

England can break ABs' record

Could Eddie Jones be masterminding a world record for most consecutive top test wins?

OPINION: Only Ireland can stop England snapping the All Blacks' record winning streak.

Wallabies' defeat frustrates Cheika

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has refused to use some questionable refereeing from South African whistleblower Jaco ...

Coach laments the Wallabies' inability to put together a complete 80min performance after a second-half slump against England.

England complete perfect year video

Jonathan Joseph (left) celebrates scoring England's fourth try with Marland Yarde (right) to cement their 37-21 victory ...

England overcome awful start to defeat the Wallabies and cap perfect 13-0 2016.

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Kiwi contenders to rescue Springboks

Local knowledge: Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree has an extensive knowledge of rugby in South Africa as a ...

If SA Rugby issued as SOS to NZ rugby coaches, which Kiwi could salvage the Springboks?

England can break ABs' record

OPINION: Only Ireland can stop England snapping the All Blacks' record winning streak.

Level playing field only at RWC

Do us a favour, Australia

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England complete perfect year

England overcome awful start to defeat the Wallabies and cap perfect 13-0 2016.

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Barrett hard to beat

World Rugby have already crowned Beauden Barrett their player of the year - will New Zealand do the same?

Beauden Barrett, Dane Coles and Sam Whitelock up for NZ Rugby's big gong.

Level playing field only at RWC

Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith celebrate a try against an exhausted Welsh side in the third test in June.

OPINION: The Lions had better win the first test next year or they are facing a 3-0 whitewash.

The good the bad and the rugby

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 26:  Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks makes a break during the international rugby match ...

Sublime rugby, controversies aplenty, and some off-field shenanigans. It was an eventful year for the All Blacks.

Mealamu meets kindy teacher video

All Black Keven Mealamu was a "cuddly" kid, according to his kindy teacher.

These days, Keven Mealamu is a little too big to sit on his kindy teacher's knee.

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Lam to take reins at Bristol

Former Blues coach Pat Lam is leaving Connacht for Bristol.

Pat Lam's work in Ireland is done after taking Connacht to a championship, now he heads for England.

Jones after total dominance

England head coach Eddie Jones.

Eddie Jones not content with a big first year - he's after back-to-back Six Nations titles.

Rennie touted for Boks role

Dave Rennie has been touted as a possible contender for the Springboks coaching job.

Chiefs mentor believed to be shortlisted to replace the embattled Springboks head coach.

'Weirdo' Pocock takes leave

Wallabies flanker David Pocock is heading for some much-needed time off.

Wallabies' search for a match-winning strategy begins as star flanker heads off on sabbatical.

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Shipping up to Boston

Robbie Malneek of Tasman fends Tomasi Alosio of Wellington during the 2015 NPC season.

Robbie Malneek played more than 100 games for the Tasman Makos. But now the experienced fullback is carving out a career in the United States.

McNicholl emergency surgery

Johnny McNicholl has had emergency surgery in Wales.

Former Crusaders wing rushed to hospital just days after making his debut for Welsh club Scarlets.

Shield challenges confirmed

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock accepts the Ranfurly Shield from Waikato counterpart Whetu Douglas after Canterbury ...

Wanganui and Mid Canterbury to challenge for the Ranfurly Shield.

Guildford to play in Waikato

Zac Guildford turned out for Wairarapa Bush in this year's Heartland Championship.

Troubled former All Black is hoping to revive his career in Waikato through sevens and club rugby.

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'Under-prepared' NZ sevens will improve

The New Zealand sevens team concede a try to Kyle Brown in a 40-0 defeat to South Africa in the Dubai Sevens quarterfinal.

NZ sevens team was 'under-prepared', thrashed and outsmarted by the Blitzboks, but coach claims they can fix the errors.

South Africa win Dubai Sevens

Cecil Afrika scored one of his team's four tries as South Africa beat Fiji in the Dubai Sevens final.

At least South African rugby fans have got the Blitzboks.

Kiwis crash out in Dubai

New Zealand captain Scott Curry in action in Dubai.

NZ men's sevens team suffer embarrassing defeat to South Africa in quarters.

Revenge for NZ sevens sisters

Sarah Goss lifts the Dubai Sevens trophy after New Zealand defeated Australia 17-5 in the final.

NZ women's sevens team avenge Rio Olympics gold medal match defeat.

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An arresting Super introduction video

There's a darker side to starting out in Super Rugby.

A Super Rugby induction day is not for the faint-hearted.

Boyd looks to captivate

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd speaking at November's sports leader's summit at the national tennis centre, in London.

Soliders, circus' and Spurs inspire Hurricanes coach.

Hurricanes assembling

There is plenty of motivation to ensure all the All Blacks came back from annual leave in good nick.

Hurricanes coach not expecting All Blacks to get flogged at January's national camp.

'We are sick of people mucking up' video

"Don't think you're incredible because you're good at rugby," NZ Rugby manager says.

Fame and fortune can go to your head - so don't let it happen, NZ Rugby warns up-and-comers.

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