Gibson appointed Waratahs coach

NSW Waratahs assistant coach Daryl Gibson will take the Super Rugby side's top coaching job from next season.

1:59 PM  Former All Blacks back and Canterbury stalwart to replace Wallabies coach at helm of NSW Super Rugby side.

Back to business for Piutau

All Black Charles Piutau fronts the media in Auckland after signing a two-year deal with Irish club Ulster.

8 min ago  All Black Charles Piutau still targeting Rugby World Cup despite signing with Irish club Ulster.

DC duped in RWC PIN hoax video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 18:  Daniel Carter poses for a photo ahead of a New Zealand Rugby press conference at the Essentially Group offices on December 18, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Carter today announced he has signed a three year deal with  French rugby club Racing Metro.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

12:50 PM  All Blacks fall foul to tricks; Carter to a Mastercard masterstroke and the Smiths to some foul-mouthed folly.

Hunt named on Reds bench

Karmichael Hunt makes his return to Super Rugby this weekend with the Queensland Reds after serving a six week ban for a drugs offence.

14 min ago  Six-week ban for drugs offence ends giving code-swapping star shot at Rebels on Good Friday.

Muliaina trades potato for pasta

Former All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina has signed with Italian club Zebre.

Ex-All Blacks fullback signs with Italian club Zebre after making a "lasting contribution" at Connacht.

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opinion

Standard start to season for Crusaders

The Crusaders came undone against the Melbourne Rebels in Round One of Super Rugby.

OPINION: Crusaders doomsayers relax: Blackadder's mob are simply having their stock-standard slow start.

Gifford: Hurricanes look Super after another win

OPINION: After five straight wins, the once brittle franchise has clearly found the formula for success.

Opinion: Super Rugby's three burning questions

Deans drops in as Grizz's gang reunite

super rugby

Hunt named on Reds bench

Karmichael Hunt makes his return to Super Rugby this weekend with the Queensland Reds after serving a six week ban for a drugs offence.

12 min ago  Six-week ban for drugs offence ends giving code-swapping star shot at Rebels on Good Friday.

Kiwi Lousi ruled out for rest Super Rugby season

12:51 PM  Former Warriors league player ruled out for the rest of the Super Rugby season after injuring his shoulder.

NSW Waratahs assistant coach Daryl Gibson will take the Super Rugby side's top coaching job from next season.

Gibson appointed Waratahs coach

1:59 PM  Former All Blacks back and Canterbury stalwart to replace Wallabies coach at helm of NSW Super Rugby side.

sevens

Lomu: Rio Olympics debut will revolutionise sevens

Jonah Lomu was named one of the "Magnificent Seven" to celebrate 40 years of the Hong Kong Sevens.

Rugby legend Jonah Lomu believes next year's Olympics debut will take sevens to 'the next level'.

NZ sevens side held to draw by Portugal

Lack-lustre Kiwis pushed all the way in 24-24 draw with plucky Portuguese at Hong Kong Sevens.

Jerry Tuwai was on the score sheet for the Fijians against New Zealand.

Fiji beat New Zealand to win Hong Kong Sevens

For the second tournament in a row, NZ have been beaten by Fiji in a Sevens Series final.

international

Nick Williams banned for striking

Nick Williams, now with Ulster, has been playing in Europe since leaving the Blues in 2008.

Former Blues player Nick Williams has been handed an eight week ban from European rugby for a nasty forearm strike.

Another concussion sidelines wing George North

George North will miss his club's biggest game of the season as he recovers from a third concussion in four months.

Former All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina has signed with Italian club Zebre.

Muliaina trades potato for pasta

Evergreen ex-All Blacks fullback signs with Italian club Zebre after making a "lasting contribution" at Connacht.

all blacks

Piutau says decision to leave the hardest of his life

All Black Charles Piutau fronts the media in Auckland after signing a two-year deal with Irish club Ulster.

9 min ago  All Black Charles Piutau still targeting Rugby World Cup despite signing with Irish club Ulster.

Piutau 'excited' about Ulster move

Chance to experience a new culture and play in Europe on a $1m contract too good to pass up, All Blacks back says.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 18:  Daniel Carter poses for a photo ahead of a New Zealand Rugby press conference at the Essentially Group offices on December 18, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Carter today announced he has signed a three year deal with  French rugby club Racing Metro.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

DC duped in RWC PIN hoax video

12:50 PM  All Blacks fall foul to tricks; Carter to a Mastercard masterstroke and the Smiths to some foul-mouthed folly.

provincial

Taranaki Union celebrates surplus

Coach Colin Cooper guided Taranaki to success in the NPC.

A potentially difficult year turned into a healthy financial one after NPC win for Taranaki.

WRU stung by Chiefs' playoffs no-show

Lack of home playoff games contributes substantially to Waikato Rugby Union's net loss for 2014 financial year.

Rugby generic

New blood on WRU board

Two new men have been ushered on to the Wellington Rugby Union's board of directors.

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