Canes do clinical job video

Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett toes the ball ahead.

19 min ago  Hurricanes into Super Rugby semifinals with superb win over Sharks.

Bring on the scrum attack video

Highlanders prop Siosiua Halanukonuka helped from the field during the Super Rugby quarterfinal match against the ...

Highlanders scrum coach happy for teams to keep targeting their scrum.

Brumbies fume over ref's call video

Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli thought he had scored a late try against the Highlanders but match officials ruled it out.

No-try call leaves a bitter taste in the Brumbies camp after their 15-9 Super Rugby loss to the Highlanders.

Highlanders ready to repeat

Highlanders co-captain Ben Smith was instrumental in his team's 15-9 win against the Brumbies.

OPINION: The Highlanders are ready for any challenge after beating the Brumbies.

Highlanders hopes stay alive video

Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo takes the ball up.

Highlanders book semifinal spot with a nail-biting win over the Brumbies in Canberra.

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Barbarians win Galbraith Shield

Galbraith Shield.

 Eastern-Northern Barbarians come from behind to win 2016 Galbraith Shield title.

MacDonald takes up French contract

Quentin MacDonald, pictured in action for the Makos, is off to play his rugby in France.

 A familiar face will be missing from the middle of the Tasman Makos' front row when the national provincial rugby championship kicks off next month.

Filipo, May become Magpies

Ross Filipo continues his professional career with Hawke's Bay.

The Magpies have secured veteran forwards Ross Filipo and Ben May for the national championship.

Recap: Highlanders v Brumbies

Aaron Smith of the Highlanders fires a pass into the backline.

The Highlanders scrape into the Super Rugby semis with a nail-biting win in Canberra.

Gibbes was Reds coaching candidate

Jono Gibbes was in the running for the Reds coaching job.

He was a legend for the Chiefs, but Jono Gibbes was in the running for the Queensland Reds' coaching gig.

Maximum ban for ref puncher

Manawatu club rugby player Pama Paisami has been banned from rugby for life after punching a referee.

Club rugby player given life ban for punching a referee, knocking him to the ground.

Stags take step towards season

Tepasu Thomas playing for Manawatu in a preseason fixture in 2012.

Players get another chance to press their claims for Stags spot.

Japan, Aussie, France beckon for Hayne

The Australian Rugby Union's enthusiasm for Jarryd Hayne is palpable.

The Australian Rugby Union may seal a deal with a Japanese club to make a switch to rugby work for Jarryd Hayne.

Uhila ups the ante

The ball-carrying of prop Loni Uhila, centre, was a feature of the Hurricanes' win over the Crusaders last week.

Prop Loni Uhila hopes to lead the way for Hurricanes after outstanding effort against Crusaders.

Crunch time for Chiefs

The Chiefs have had several moments to celebrate this season, but it now starts over with the quarterfinals upon them.

They've been to this stage many times, and coach Dave Rennie feels his side is better prepared than ever.

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Changing of guard for Turbos

Rob Foreman won't be playing for the Manawatu Turbos this year.

OPINION: When the Manawatu Turbos jog out for real for the first time this rugby season, the No 2 jersey will be on someone else's back.

Voerman: Chiefs short of greatness

OPINION: Great season Chiefs, but you're still a bit short of finishing among Super Rugby's greats.

Gifford: My Super money is on...

Who will win Super Saturday? video

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Canes do clinical job

Hurricanes into Super Rugby semifinals with superb win over Sharks.

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Captain McCaw is Mr 94%

Richie McCaw is quickly becoming as comfortable in charge of a helicopter as is was captaining the All Blacks.

The ABs legend has passed his chopper exams with flying colours.

Nan to get gold

Women's sevens rugby player Gayle Broughton thanks her nan, Patsy Broughton, for getting her to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sevens player Gayle Broughton is planning on winning gold in Rio next month and her nan will get the medal.

The history of Kiwis in black

The New Zealand Native football team who toured England in the 1888-1889 season.

A chance meeting on a ship in 1888 believed to be where blue and gold were ditched in favour of black.

Former All Black dies video

'Snow' White prepares his gear for the Ranfurly Shield match Auckland vs North Auckland in 1961.

Hallard "Snow" White made history as the first All Black from Northcote.

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Hayne in secret ARU talks

Jarryd Hayne has also attracted rugby interest from Japan and France, aswell as the Waratahs in Sydney.

Jarryd Hayne has met the ARU about the prospect of switch to the NSW Waratahs.

Australia's big attacking problem video

Just give it to Izzy: Early ball to Israel Folau might just be the best attacking option for the Waratahs and Wallabies.

OPINION: All of the Australian teams need to employ a flatter attacking style, where everyone is running at the line and everyone is an option.

Cheika turns techie to boost Wallabies

Time to regroup: Michael Cheika and Stephen Moore in Sydney after the 3-0 series loss to England

The Wallabies want to improve their lack of detail and accuracy ahead of the Rugby Championship.

Blake coming home with Steamers

Scotland sevens representative Hugh Blake is excited at the prospect of returning home to New Zealand.

The Tauranga-born loose forward returns to his home province after gaining one cap for Scotland.

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Barbarians win Galbraith Shield

Galbraith Shield.

 Eastern-Northern Barbarians come from behind to win 2016 Galbraith Shield title.

Filipo, May become Magpies

Ross Filipo continues his professional career with Hawke's Bay.

The Magpies have secured veteran forwards Ross Filipo and Ben May for the national championship.

Maximum ban for ref puncher

Manawatu club rugby player Pama Paisami has been banned from rugby for life after punching a referee.

Club rugby player given life ban for punching a referee, knocking him to the ground.

Stags take step towards season

Tepasu Thomas playing for Manawatu in a preseason fixture in 2012.

Players get another chance to press their claims for Stags spot.

sevens

Sevens stars sign on

DJ Forbes will set a record for most sevens series tournaments if he plays in Dubai.

DJ Forbes looks to make history, as he and five others from Olympics sevens squad re-sign on.

Turner aims to unearth gold in Rio

Amy Turner had to move to Sydney to guarantee a spot in the Australian women's sevens team for Rio.

The former mine driver has taken an intriguing path to the Olympic Games.

Lahmert misses GB sevens team

Warwick Lahmert has missed out on an Olympic place with Team GB.

Former New Zealand international Warwick Lahmert misses out on Great Britain sevens side for Rio.

Stormers crush Kings

Stormers' Leolin Zas goes over the line against the Kings.

Huw Jones scored a franchise record four tries as the Stormers finished the regular season on a high note.

super rugby

Recap: Highlanders v Brumbies

Aaron Smith of the Highlanders fires a pass into the backline.

The Highlanders scrape into the Super Rugby semis with a nail-biting win in Canberra.

Gibbes was Reds coaching candidate

Jono Gibbes was in the running for the Reds coaching job.

He was a legend for the Chiefs, but Jono Gibbes was in the running for the Queensland Reds' coaching gig.

Uhila ups the ante

The ball-carrying of prop Loni Uhila, centre, was a feature of the Hurricanes' win over the Crusaders last week.

Prop Loni Uhila hopes to lead the way for Hurricanes after outstanding effort against Crusaders.

Crunch time for Chiefs

The Chiefs have had several moments to celebrate this season, but it now starts over with the quarterfinals upon them.

They've been to this stage many times, and coach Dave Rennie feels his side is better prepared than ever.

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