'It's not true' - Hansen video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has dismissed reports he met with Romain Poite.

4 min ago  Steve Hansen dismisses reports out of the Wallabies camp of a secret meeting with referee Romain Poite.

No citing for Franks video

All Blacks tighthead prop Owen Franks Franks looks to have avoided a citing.

Sanzaar appears satisfied the All Blacks prop did not eye gouge Wallabies lock Kane Douglas.

Schedule upsets rugby boss

English Premier rugby boss Mark McCafferty.

11:48 AM  England's Premier Rugby chief executive takes aim at "punishing" 2017 Lions tour timetable.

Protest over ref meeting video

Australian coach Michael Cheika wasn't pleased with the refereeing by Romain Poite.

The Wallabies coach is not happy about a chat between the All Blacks and the ref, nor the ref's performance.

Pumas beat South Africa

No way through for Springbok Francois Louw.

The Pumas have beaten South Africa 26-24 with a penalty in the dying minutes.

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Taranaki find form in second half to thump Magpies

Taranaki's Trinity Spooner-Neera and Beaudein Waaka have eyes for the ball without a Hawke's Bay defender in sight.

Taranaki smash Hawke's Bay in second half to make it back-to-back wins.

Black's dream moment

Otere Black nailed the match-winning kick from more than 40m out on the angle.

Otere Black didn't even watch his match-winning kick against Southland go over the post, he already knew it was good.

Mark Reason: Tietjens' time is up

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11:  Gordon Tietjens, coach of New Zealand looks on after the Men's Rugby Sevens placing ...

OPINION: The 'All Blacks' sevens team played joyless rugby and Rio was an embarrassment, says Mark Reason.

'Only a 20-point thrashing' video

The pain of defeat and the scars of battle are written across Wallabies captain Stephen Moore's face.

It wasn't as gloomy as a week before but Australia's rugby writers were still in mourning.

Nineteen ejected from stadium

A view of Westpac Stadium during the second Bledisloe Cup test.

Police satisfied with crowd behaviour at Bledisloe Cup test, despite 19 evictions from Westpac Stadium.

Recap: Pumas v Springboks

No way through for Springbok Francois Louw.

The Pumas upset South Africa with a match winning penalty in the dying minutes.

Super subs save South Canterbury

South Canterbury's Maxx Morris went in untouched under the uprights to start his side's revival against Buller.

South Canterbury pulled off an escape act Harry Houdini would have been proud of in the Heartland Championship opener in Timaru.

Wanganui sound warning

South Canterbury wing Maxx Miller goes in untouched, under the uprights, in his side's comeback 28-26 win over Buller.

 Tries were boosted to six points and Wanganui gorged on 10 of them in Heartland opener.

'Audio' surfaces from ABs bug

Steve Hansen's voice can be heard in the audio, but it was all a joke.

"Audio" claiming to reveal Steve Hansen's conversation with team surfaces in joke segment.

ABs chuffed with Aus trouncing video

Left wing Julian Savea scored a cracking try in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup win over Australia.

Hansen predicting team growth after second test's smashing success.

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Mark Reason: Tietjens' time is up

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11:  Gordon Tietjens, coach of New Zealand looks on after the Men's Rugby Sevens placing ...

11:46 AM  OPINION: The 'All Blacks' sevens team played joyless rugby and Rio was an embarrassment, says Mark Reason.

Gatland's Lions to the slaughter

There's a reason the incumbent British and Irish Lions coach faces few challengers for the top job, writes Marc Hinton.

Burning questions: Bledis-woe, Quade & new laws

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'It's not true'

Steve Hansen dismisses reports out of the Wallabies camp of a secret meeting with referee Romain Poite.

all blacks

'Only a 20-point thrashing' video

The pain of defeat and the scars of battle are written across Wallabies captain Stephen Moore's face.

It wasn't as gloomy as a week before but Australia's rugby writers were still in mourning.

Nineteen ejected from stadium

A view of Westpac Stadium during the second Bledisloe Cup test.

Police satisfied with crowd behaviour at Bledisloe Cup test, despite 19 evictions from Westpac Stadium.

'Coach of the year?': SBW smack down

Sonny Bill Williams runs with the ball. New Zealand vs Samoa Hong Kong Rugby 7's

Kiwi star takes a crack at controversial Australian coach Michael Cheika.

'Audio' surfaces from ABs bug

Steve Hansen's voice can be heard in the audio, but it was all a joke.

"Audio" claiming to reveal Steve Hansen's conversation with team surfaces in joke segment.

international

Recap: Pumas v Springboks

No way through for Springbok Francois Louw.

The Pumas upset South Africa with a match winning penalty in the dying minutes.

'Coach of the year?': SBW smack down

Sonny Bill Williams runs with the ball. New Zealand vs Samoa Hong Kong Rugby 7's

Kiwi star takes a crack at controversial Australian coach Michael Cheika.

Wallabies bring niggle, but little else

Dane Coles and Quade Cooper exchanged heated words at one point. It seemed a Wallabies ploy.

The Wallabies had to find a way to get under the All Blacks' skins, so they turned to niggle. It didn't work.

Are the Wallabies really rivals?

There is nothing for the All Blacks to fear in Will Genia and the Wallabies.

Is it a level playing field between NZ and the Aussies? The stats would suggest not.

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Taranaki find form in second half to thump Magpies

Taranaki's Trinity Spooner-Neera and Beaudein Waaka have eyes for the ball without a Hawke's Bay defender in sight.

Taranaki smash Hawke's Bay in second half to make it back-to-back wins.

Black's dream moment

Otere Black nailed the match-winning kick from more than 40m out on the angle.

Otere Black didn't even watch his match-winning kick against Southland go over the post, he already knew it was good.

Super subs save South Canterbury

South Canterbury's Maxx Morris went in untouched under the uprights to start his side's revival against Buller.

South Canterbury pulled off an escape act Harry Houdini would have been proud of in the Heartland Championship opener in Timaru.

Wanganui sound warning

South Canterbury wing Maxx Miller goes in untouched, under the uprights, in his side's comeback 28-26 win over Buller.

 Tries were boosted to six points and Wanganui gorged on 10 of them in Heartland opener.

sevens

Women's tournaments added

New Zealand's Huriana Manuel crashes over to score a try against Australia in the women's sevens gold medal final at the ...

Two new venues for latest women's world series where NZ seek revenge on Australians.

Matilda, 7s strut for Jockey gallery video

Matilda Rice made her catwalk debut alongside NZ Sevens stars.

Wearing just her undies, The Bachelor winner Matilda Rice made her catwalk debut on Thursday night.

NZ 7s coaching options for 2020

Who will lead the likes of Gillies Kaka and the New Zealand Sevens team into battle in future?

OPINION: Sevens reporter Ben Strang looks at five coaches who could lead the New Zealand Sevens team into the future.

Tietjens plays waiting game

New Zealand men's sevens coach Gordon Tietjens said the loss of Sonny Bill Williams and Joe Webber with injury in the ...

Sir Gordon Tietjens has coached the NZ men's sevens team for 22 years. After Rio his future is uncertain.

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Spectre of Super Rugby cuts

Pulver also refused to offer any assurances that sections of Australia's modest but devoted rugby community would not ...

Australian Rugby Union boss admits he's not sure how many Super Rugby teams will exist beyond next season.

Stark Super Rugby warning

Former NZ Rugby chief executive David Moffett, pictured in 2012, says reducing Super Rugby to 12 teams and playing two ...

Competition "dead in five years" unless team numbers reduced - and that could include a NZ side.

Australia, South Africa lose teams?

It is understood the ARU board spent time at its meeting last Thursday discussing the possibility that the preferred ...

Chops in new 16-team Super Rugby model presented to the Australian Rugby Union board.

Ryan in line up for Crusaders scrum job

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to continue his association with Scott Robertson at Super Rugby ...

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

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