NZ into Cape Town quarters

New Zealand players mix it up with Canada's John Moonlight during their Pool C match at the Cape Town Sevens.

New Zealand rebound from draw with Canada to finish top of pool at Cape Town Sevens.

Waikato win Northern 7s

Zac Guildford in Waikato's colours for the first time.

Zac Guildford impresses in Waikato colours as they go unbeaten to win the tournament in Cambridge.

Dan Carter's club upset

Dan Carter's European Champions Cup hopes have had a setback after Racing 92's home defeat to Glasgow.

Dan Carter's team flops in Paris and Aaron Mauger's Leicester suffer record defeat.

Underwhelming Lions coaches

Lions coach Warren Gatland missed out on securing several high profile names for the tour of New Zealand next year.

OPINION: The British and Irish Lions will arrive in New Zealand next year with a coaching line-up that looks limited.

George, it's time to quit

Wales' George North is tackled by South Africa's Nizaam Carr last month.

OPINION: Please, George, it is time to stop, writes Mark Reason.

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O'Driscoll slams Hartley's 'mindless' act

"I see red''. Dylan Hartley is sent off for a reckless tackle on Leinster's Irish flanker Sean O'Brien.

Dylan Hartley's chances of leading the Lions in New Zealand hang by a thread with Brian O'Driscoll joining the critics' chorus

Give Hansen what he needs

Steve Hansen needs to get the All Blacks' preparations exactly right next year.

OPINION: Steve Hansen is being given unprecedented power but that's what it'll take to beat the Lions.

More red, Dylan does it again video

The Kiwi-born hooker glumly reflects on another moment of ill-discipline.

Kiwi-born England captain Dylan Hartley sent off for swinging arm to the head in European Cup match for club side Northampton.

Sir Colin Meads hails 'magic water'

Sir Colin Meads has praised a special "cure" he was given by a dairy farmer.

Cancer-stricken rugby legend says magic water is helping him stay alive against medical predictions.

Robertson aims for the top

Scott Robertson is entering his first season in charge of the Crusaders.

Scott Robertson won titles with the Crusaders as a player, now he's aiming to repeat the success as a coach.

NZ sevens out to regain pride

Scott Curry and the New Zealand men's sevens side need to lift their performance in Cape Town.

New Zealand were 'embarrassed' in Dubai, and are seeking redemption at the Cape Town Sevens.

Zac Guildford to play sevens

Zac Guildford, pictured playing for Wairarapa Bush, has been training with Waikato sevens.

Waikato co-coach Roger Randle "can't speak highly enough" of his new team member.

Lions boast better kickers

Owen Farrell is just one of the outstanding goal kickers available to the British and Irish Lions.

"We have got three or four guys who are better goal-kickers than NZ have got," Warren Gatland says.

Larger than life-sized statue of Meads

Sir Colin Meads will have a statue in his honour in his home town of Te Kuiti.

A bronze statue of an All Blacks legend is to be unveiled during the Lions' 2017 tour of NZ.

Jones: Lions will benefit England

Eddie Jones believes the Lions will provide England will a blueprint for beating the All Blacks.

England coach is happy for his assistant coach to gain intelligence on the All Blacks during next year's British and Irish Lions tour.

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Give Hansen what he needs

Steve Hansen needs to get the All Blacks' preparations exactly right next year.

OPINION: Steve Hansen is being given unprecedented power but that's what it'll take to beat the Lions.

World XV not all All Blacks

OPINION: This has not been an easy year to assess who the best in each jersey has been.

ABs should fear Lions

Kiwi contenders to rescue Springboks

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O'Driscoll slams Hartley's 'mindless' act

Dylan Hartley's chances of leading the Lions in New Zealand hang by a thread with Brian O'Driscoll joining the critics' chorus

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All Blacks heading to Perth

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith is tackled by Michael Hooper and James Horwill of the Wallabies during the Bledisloe Cup ...

A historic first Bledisloe Cup test will be held in Perth in 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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O'Driscoll slams Hartley's 'mindless' act

"I see red''. Dylan Hartley is sent off for a reckless tackle on Leinster's Irish flanker Sean O'Brien.

Dylan Hartley's chances of leading the Lions in New Zealand hang by a thread with Brian O'Driscoll joining the critics' chorus

More red, Dylan does it again video

The Kiwi-born hooker glumly reflects on another moment of ill-discipline.

Kiwi-born England captain Dylan Hartley sent off for swinging arm to the head in European Cup match for club side Northampton.

Toddy: England has more talent

Todd Blackadder (right) and Tabai Matson have led Bath to 10 wins from 12 matches to start the 2016-17 season in England.

Former Crusaders coach and ABs captain Todd Blackadder says England has a much wider rugby talent pool than New Zealand.

Jones: Lions will benefit England

Eddie Jones believes the Lions will provide England will a blueprint for beating the All Blacks.

England coach is happy for his assistant coach to gain intelligence on the All Blacks during next year's British and Irish Lions tour.

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'Tongan Bear' off to Clermont

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

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

TRFU sign Barrett and Crowley

New Taranaki rugby recruits Logan Crowley and Jordie Barrett.

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

Rugby Club proposes accommodation

A tenancy solution proposed by the Invercargill Rugby Football Club could attract more rugby players to the region.

A tenancy solution proposed by the Invercargill Rugby Football Club could attract more rugby players to the region.

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.

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NZ sevens out to regain pride

Scott Curry and the New Zealand men's sevens side need to lift their performance in Cape Town.

New Zealand were 'embarrassed' in Dubai, and are seeking redemption at the Cape Town Sevens.

Zac Guildford to play sevens

Zac Guildford, pictured playing for Wairarapa Bush, has been training with Waikato sevens.

Waikato co-coach Roger Randle "can't speak highly enough" of his new team member.

'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.

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Robertson aims for the top

Scott Robertson is entering his first season in charge of the Crusaders.

Scott Robertson won titles with the Crusaders as a player, now he's aiming to repeat the success as a coach.

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.

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