NZ claim Sydney Sevens crown video

New Zealand mark the occasion with a haka following their thrilling Sevens triumph.

Rieko Ioane seals hat-trick after hooter to help New Zealand win thrilling final 27-24 against Australia.

Sevens result to stand video

The New Zealand sevens team huddles during their final Pool A match against Australia on day one at the Sydney Sevens.

World Rugby won't rewrite history, but might take action, after NZ's extra man play in extra time.

Wheeler leads tribute video

Highlanders back Richard Buckman.

Highlanders lock Joe Wheeler has paid tribute to the injured Richard Buckman through song.

Ranger chases ABs recall

Rene Ranger starred in his return to this Blues, playing his first match in 10 months after neck surgery.

Blues midfielder has no regrets about leaving for France and now keen to chase black jersey.

Gifford: Ioane the future

In the wide-open spaces of sevens, it becomes blindingly easy to judge a player's ability to beat his marker – as Akira Ioane of New Zealand shows fending off Kwagga Smith of South Africa in the Wellington Sevens final.

OPINION: Sevens showed us there's a mindset to match the imposing physical frame of rising star.

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opinion

Hinton: Super fears mediocrity

Chiefs flanker Sam Cane – the All Blacks No 7 in waiting – takes on the Highlanders defence in last season's Super Rugby qualifying final in Dunedin.

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

Gifford: Ioane the future

OPINION: Sevens showed us there's a heart and mindset to match the imposing physical frame of the rising star.

Knowler: Boss should be cautious

Donaldson: Green jersey positive

all blacks

Ranger chases ABs recall

Rene Ranger starred in his return to this Blues, playing his first match in 10 months after neck surgery.

Blues midfielder has no regrets about leaving for France and now keen to chase black jersey.

Vito a 'big loss' to NZ rugby

Wellington rugby commentator Ken Laban says departing AB made a major impact despite mixed international career.

All Blacks perform the haka before playing New South Wales at Athletic Park, Wellington on September 15, 1923. NZ won 38-11.

Museum tackles All Blacks' haka history

The All Blacks' haka history leaves plenty of holes for New Zealand Rugby Museum.

international

Jones' England in winning start video

England's Jack Nowell dives over despite the tackle from Tommy Seymour of Scotland to score his team's second try.

It wasn't pretty but England proved too strong for Scotland in their Six Nations opener.

Lambie injured in win over Toulon

The Sharks unearthed two young stars but sweat over Lambie after rolling Toulon.

Virimi Vakatawa celebrates after scoring a try on debut during France's 23-21 Six Nations victory over Italy in Paris.

France's Vakatawa, Plisson star

Virimi Vakatawa and Jules Plisson shine for new-look France, who secured a hard-fought 23-21 victory over Italy.

provincial

Firth joins Glasgow Warriors

Jarrod Firth has signed with Glasgow until 2018.

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

Make rugby clubs show support

A former Rugby World Cup captain says Pacific nations should refuse to allow young stars to play in New Zealand.

Wellington Lions players Murphy Taramai, Lote Raikabula and Hayden Schrijvers wearing the Absolutely Positively Wellington logo at the national sevens in Rotorua.

Rates to fund rugby team

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

sevens

NZ seal pavlova bragging rights

The real prize at stake in the Sydney Sevens final.

Beating Australia to claim Sydney Sevens title was a piece of cake for triumphant Kiwis.

Sevens result to stand: World Rugby video

World Rugby won't rewrite history, but might take action, after NZ's extra man play in extra time.

Rieko Ioane did the unthinkable and struck after the hooter to seal a remarkable triumph and claim the Sydney Sevens title for New Zealand at the hands of Australia.

NZ claim Sydney Sevens crown video

Rieko Ioane seals hat-trick after hooter to help New Zealand win thrilling final 27-24 against Australia.

super rugby

Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.

Waratahs win, Dennis concussed

NSW Waratahs start 2016 with a bang, beating the Brumbies 21-17 with a late try in their preseason opener.

Highlanders back Richard Buckman.

Wheeler leads Buckman tribute video

Highlanders lock Joe Wheeler has paid tribute to the injured Richard Buckman through song.

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