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Eight into seven doesn't go video

Ben Lam holds a didgeridoo after NZ's win at the 2016 Sydney Sevens Final against Australia in Sydney. But should they face a sanction for fielding eight players in a pool game?

OPINION: The New Zealand 'eights team' needs to be ready to face the music for fielding that extra player.

Hinton: Super fears mediocrity

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

Gifford: Ioane the future

Knowler: Boss should be cautious

all blacks

Fekitoa stuns with anger admission video

"It is never bad until it costs you," Malakai Fekitoa opens up about his anger management issues with no apparent prompt.

Unprompted, All Black Malakai Fekitoa has apologised to those whom his "huge problem with anger" has hurt.

Ranger chases ABs recall

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

All Blacks performance analyst Alistair Rogers, pictured here with lock Luke Romano, is overseeing the Blues' defence this year.

Rogers imparts ABs knowledge

Blues defence to benefit from Rogers' All Blacks apprenticeship.

international

Tutaia and Folau an item?

Silver Ferns shooter Maria Tutaia and Wallabies fullback Israel Folau have exchanged messages - and pictures - on social media.

Maria Tutaia's his 'crush' and and Israel Folau's her bae - is this a Kiwi-Aussie romance?

O'Connell forced to retire

Ireland great bows out after deciding the road back from injury is too far to travel.

Eddie Jones poses with Jack Nowell after England's Calcutta Cup win.

England not fit enough for Wallabies video

Eddie Jones believes fitness work will need to be done before England faces the Wallabies.

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

Pulu hamstrung by broken arm

All Black Sevens playmaker Augustine Pulu suffered an arm injury during the semifinal win over Fiji at the Sydney leg of the World Series on Sunday.

NZ Sevens dynamo Augustine Pulu faces extended lay-off after breaking his arm in Sydney Sevens.

NZ 7s go back-to-back video

New Zealand 7's dismissed Australia to win consecutive tournaments.

Ben Lam holds a didgeridoo after NZ's win at the 2016 Sydney Sevens Final against Australia in Sydney. But should they face a sanction for fielding eight players in a pool game?

Eight into seven doesn't go video

OPINION: The New Zealand 'eights team' needs to be ready to face the music for fielding that extra player.

super rugby

Foley not worried about burnout

Bernard Foley: "It's definitely going to be a challenge - maybe sometimes I will be a bit mentally drained."

4:22 AM  In demand No 10 Bernard Foley expects he might get mentally drained during the coming Super Rugby season.

Whitelock: welfare has improved

George Leaupepe criticised NZ Rugby for not doing enough for ex-players. Sam Whitelock can't fault the current set-up.

Brendan Eathorne, of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr stadium, marks out the Fred Booth Park field for Thursday's night's preseason Super Rugby game between the Highlanders and Crusaders at Waimumu.

Paddock ready for stars video

Nothing beats having the Highlanders and Crusaders play at your paddock.

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