Powerbrokers defend Super Rugby

Super Rugby bosses have gone on the front foot to defend the controversial expansion this year.

Sanzaar boss and NZ executive front foot widespread criticism - but is it too late?

Chiefs beat Tahs, more injuries

Chiefs winger Glen Fisiiahi on his way to the try-line against the Waratahs at Rotorua.

Late try secures scrappy win for the Chiefs, who suffer more injury setbacks.

Quest to become 'better man' video

Malakai Fekitoa chose social media site Instagram to publicly express his issues with anger, on and off the field.

Malakai Fekitoa's public admission about anger part of self-initiated development programme.

Brumbies easily outclass Reds

Samu Kerevi of the Reds (left) is tackled by Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies during the Super Rugby preseason match at Ballymore.

Thanks to a jersey clash of epic proportions, the Reds andBrumbies at least looked the same.

England trio return to start video

Halfback Ben Youngs has been promoted to the No 9 jersey for England's Six Nations match against Italy.

Ben Youngs, Mako Vunipola and Courtney Lawes will return to England's starting team to play Italy.

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opinion

Eight into seven doesn't go video

Ben Lam holds a didgeridoo after NZ's win at the 2016 Sydney Sevens Final against Australia in Sydney. But should they face a sanction for fielding eight players in a pool game?

OPINION: The New Zealand 'eights team' needs to be ready to face the music for fielding that extra player.

Hinton: Super fears mediocrity

OPINION: In less than three weeks yet another remake of Super Rugby unfolds.

Gifford: Ioane the future

Knowler: Boss should be cautious

all blacks

Legacy to benefit Lomu's sons

The late Jonah Lomu.

8:22 AM  Jonah Lomu has left his lawyer in charge of his finances, according to a report.

Smith weighing coaching options

ABs coach confirms he has several options for his services this year.

Malakai Fekitoa chose social media site Instagram to publicly express his issues with anger, on and off the field.

Quest to become 'a better man' video

Malakai Fekitoa's public admission about anger part of self-initiated development programme.

international

Trio return to start for England video

Halfback Ben Youngs has been promoted to the No 9 jersey for England's Six Nations match against Italy.

Ben Youngs, Mako Vunipola and Courtney Lawes will return to England's starting team to play Italy.

Smith weighing coaching options

ABs coach confirms he has several options for his services this year.

All Blacks lock Ali Williams had so many injuries he went to some extraordinary lengths to try to heal them.

Ali: How the spirits robbed me

Injury-prone All Black reveals the lengths he went to stay on the field, including palm-healing.

provincial

Rugby host humbled by visit video

Peter Tetai.

Peter Tetai unable to conduct role for first time in 35 years.

Rates to fund rugby team

Wellington ratepayers asked to cough up $250,000 for provincial side's sponsorship deal.

Jarrod Firth has signed with Glasgow until 2018.

Firth joins Glasgow Warriors

Former Chiefs and Counties Manukau prop Jarrod Firth signs with Scottish club.

sevens

World Rugby clears NZ sevens

World Rugby have cleared New Zealand of wrongdoing after they had eight players on the field when they scored a post-siren try to snatch a draw with Australia at the Sydney Sevens.

Kiwis escape disciplinary action for having eight players on field during draw with Australia in Sydney.

Eight into seven doesn't go video

OPINION: The New Zealand 'eights team' needs to be ready to face the music for fielding that extra player.

All Black Sevens playmaker Augustine Pulu suffered an arm injury during the semifinal win over Fiji at the Sydney leg of the World Series on Sunday.

Pulu hamstrung by broken arm

NZ Sevens dynamo Augustine Pulu faces extended lay-off after breaking his arm in Sydney Sevens.

super rugby

Brumbies easily outclass Reds

Samu Kerevi of the Reds (left) is tackled by Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies during the Super Rugby preseason match at Ballymore.

Thanks to a jersey clash of epic proportions, the Reds andBrumbies at least looked the same.

Powerbrokers defend Super Rugby

Sanzaar boss and NZ executive front foot widespread criticism - but is it too late?

Players from the NSW Waratahs and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

Waratahs embrace Beethoven video

What happens when rugby meets classical music? The Waratahs find out.

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