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Garner: Can the Canes finally do it after 20 years?

Will Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu have a fairytale ending to their time in the Hurricanes jersey?

OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.

Robson: Hurricanes 2015 season heck of a ride

OPINION: There has been something special about the Hurricanes this season, and not just the results.

Romantics should holler for Highlanders

Reason: We should back Canes

super rugby

Ardie Savea ruled out of final

Ardie Savea has failed to recover from injury in time for the Super Rugby final.

7:10 PM  Hurricanes openside Ardie Savea is out of the Super Rugby final.

Excitement for Super final builds gallery

6:21 PM  Rugby fans leave home now if you don't want to miss kick-off.

Richard Buckman of the Highlanders charges forward as Ma'a Nonu of the Hurricanes pulls him down on Saturday night.

Live: Hurricanes vs Highlanders video

6:45 PM  The Highlanders have jumped to a 6-0 lead on two penalties 30 minutes into the Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes.

sevens

Canada Sevens set for mid-March in world series

The Fiji team celebrate after winning round eight of the HSBC Sevens World series in Glasgow.

Inaugural Canadian round of the Sevens World Series will take place in Vancouver on March 12-13.

Ponying up to save the Sevens video

Wellington Sevens will move to a Saturday-Sunday, team up with the Wellington Cup.

Members of Brazil's sevens teams play a match during the opening of a new rugby pitch which is installed on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Football-mad Brazil taking to rugby

Interest in oval ball code rising in football-mad nation since sevens earned place in Rio Olympic Games.

international

Can Wallabies win the 2015 RWC?

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika watches his players warm up prior to the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Waratahs and the Highlanders at Allianz Stadium.

Michael Cheika has finally showed his hand with the Wallabies.

Four nations in the running to host 2023 RWC

France, Ireland, Italy, and South Africa confirmed their interest in staging the 2023 Rugby World Cup by the deadline

Andre Watson has had his contract as South African rugby referees boss terminated.

South African union axes referees' chief Watson

The contract of South Africa's head of referees Andre Watson has been terminated with immediate effect, SARU said.

all blacks

Andy Ellis determined to cherish All Blacks recall

Andy Ellis is determined to grab his last chance at securing a spot in the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup squad.

After four years on the outer the Crusaders halfback is keen to force his way into the Rugby World Cup squad.

All Blacks ready to defy challenges

Steve Hansen is confident of overcoming the All Blacks' worst-case scenario in Samoa next week.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will be made an honourary high chief after their test in Samoa next week.

Hansen to be made honorary high chief

All Blacks coach to be honored with prestigious title day after the test against Samoa in Apia.

provincial

Foote thrives in Mooloo mould

New Waikato Rugby Union general manager Blair Foote is getting to grips with his new role.

New Waikato Rugby Union general manager embracing the challenges of a role in the sport he loves.

Jack Goodhue focused on ITM Cup for Cantabs

Fresh from lifting the Under-20 Rugby World Cup trophy in Italy, Jack Goodhue is now fully focused on becoming a regular feature in Canterbury's ITM cup starting line up.

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby union chief executive Corey Kennett, left, and rugby development officer Ryan Shelford are hoping the union's top side can win the Ranfurly Shield off Hawke's Bay later this month.

Ranfurly Shield clash in Napier

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby players are hoping to win the shield off Hawke's Bay this month.

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