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Ugliest voices always loudest

Christchurch's Fijian winger Sake Aca was the target of racial taunts during the weekend's  club rugby final  between Lincoln University and Christchurch.

OPINION: We need to stop being bystanders and call out the racists, writes Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.

The cut for the Rugby World Cup is no clearer

The final make-up of the All Blacks 31-man Rugby World Cup squad remains intriguing.     

Hinton: Smith needs to play fullback

Quartet of first fives possible?

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Guildford 'ready for Super Rugby'

Zac Guildford scores a try against Mid Canterbury during last week's Ranfurly Shield challenge in Napier.

Hawke's Bay chief executive throws his support behind Zac Guildford's proposed move to the Waratahs.

Kerr-Barlow extends Chiefs deal

All Blacks hafback Tawera Kerr-Barlow will stay with the Chiefs for the next two seasons.

Zac Guildford has been starring for Hawke's Bay in their early Ranfurly Shield defences this season and has attracted the attention of the Waratahs for a Super Rugby recall.

Guildford set to join Tahs

Troubled former All Blacks wing offered Super Rugby lifeline in Sydney by former coach at Crusaders.


All Blacks game has Sevens mode

All Blacks Rugby Challenge 3 will be the first game to feature a Sevens mode.

Latest All Blacks Rugby Challenge in development by Aussie studio the first to adapt Sevens competition for gaming.

Speight signing shows intent

Australia's sevens programme receives mighty boost for Rio 2016 hopes with Fijian-born wing joining team next season.

DJ Forbes and the New Zealand Sevens team will play Australia in a six-match series.

Six-match series for NZ Sevens

High quality preparation lined up ahead of new world series season in form of six-match series against Australia in September.


Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper free to face ABs

Michael Hooper of the Wallabies can be selected to face the All Backs next week.

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper is relieved and peeved after being cleared to tackle the All Blacks.

World Rugby want Japan explanation

World Rugby to meet Japan's 2019 World Cup organisers over Tokyo stadium scrapping.

Sakaria Taulafo was the hero for Samoa at at the Pacific Nations Cup.

Taulafo gets Samoa past Canada

Sakaria Taulafo try propels Samoa past Canada to meet Fiji in final of the Pacific Nations Cup.

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Premium price for All Blacks legends

The glossy brochure for the black tie dinner.

Tickets to hear Carter and McCaw talk will cost hundreds.

All Blacks game has Sevens mode

Latest All Blacks Rugby Challenge in development by Aussie studio the first to adapt Sevens competition for gaming.

Chicago proved a happy hunting ground for New Zealand Rugby and the All Blacks last year and they are eyeing a return to the American city.

NZ Rugby eye US market again

All Blacks and NZ Maori double-header in Chicago a possibility after last year's historic test in same city.


Schwalger back as Va'a gets a first look at Lions

Hurricanes and Wellington prop John Schwalger will make his return to rugby in a preseason match against Canterbury, his first match in 16 months after he was sidelined due to blood clots on his lungs.

A Wellington stalwart returns from a long layoff in the Lions' first pre-season rugby match

World Cup won't overshadow NPC

NZ Rugby general manager Neil Sorensen says NPC will be well supported and predicts provinces to dominate.

All Blacks playmaker Aaron Cruden could make his return with Manawatu.

Will Cruden return with Turbos?

With the NPC two weeks away from kickoff we take a look at some intriguing talking points.

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