Pumas team to face ABs named

Argentina's Tomas Lavanini has been ruled out for the season with a ligament injury.

Key lock Tomas Lavanini ruled out for season with knee injury.

Waikato lose Tucker for NPC

James Tucker was helped from the field in Waikato's win over North Harbour.

James Tucker will miss the rest of 2016 after suffering a serious knee injury.

MacDonald walks into Crusaders gig

Former All Blacks and Crusaders fullback Leon MacDonald will work under new Crusaders coach Scott Robertson for the next ...

Leon MacDonald will continue to coach Tasman despite being appointed as an assistant coach for the Crusaders.

Something's bugging NZ Rugby

The All Blacks have been concerned for a while now that interested parties might have been listening in on them.

NZ Rugby chief says Sydney confirmed ongoing fears they were being listened in on by interested parties.

Southern hemisphere rethink

Threats by New Zealand to go it alone beg the question: against whom will they play?

OPINION: With the European club scene on the up, maybe the southern hemisphere needs to adjust.

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Real Richie eludes Chasing crew video

Yes there are moments of intimacy and insight, but Richie McCaw always seems to be the one in control in Chasing Great

REVIEW: Chasing Great's slick, impressive production values are mirrored by a lack of grit in the subject matter.

Richie on the red carpet video

Richie McCaw and fiance Gemma Flynn at the red carpet premiere for Chasing Great at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.

Richie's back in black, albeit a tuxedo, for the premiere of Chasing Great in Auckland.

Lions still battling at the breakdown

Wellington Lions captain Brad Shields was caught out by the new breakdown laws in his first game playing under them ...

Rugby's trial breakdown laws have created a couple of strange new roles.

Christie feeling right at home with Tasman

Halfback Finlay Christie launches himself across the line to score in Tasman's opening round NPC win over Waikato.

Just follow the shock of red hair.

Fijian prop making a mark

Fijian international prop Peni Ravai is playing for the Southland Stags in the 2016 national provincial rugby competition.

Fijian prop Peni Ravai is turning heads with skills with ball in hand.

Swamp Foxes celebrate 40 years in NPC

Joe Wright and Ali Ali Schmidt coached Thames Valley rugby team in 1976, the first year of the national provincial ...

Thames Valley Rugby acknowledged their first team to contest the NPC with a 40-year reunion.

Are the ABs ruining world rugby? video

Israel Dagg and the All Blacks are setting a standard right now that few can match.

They're ruining world rugby with their outrageous talent, unerring consistency and awesome collective ability. A bad thing?

Land, chief's title for Fiji 7s coach

Ben Ryan and Ro Dakuwaqa celebrate Fiji's Olympics sevens gold medal success in Rio.

Englishman Ben Ryan lost for words as accolades flow in wake of Fiji's Rio gold medal success.

Wallaby urges Aussie to quit Sanzaar

The faces and body language of the Wallabies after their Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks sum up the state of ...

Brett Papworth says current model is flawed and wants a back-to-basics approach to fix Australia's struggling rugby scene.

Franks is in the clear

Owen Franks has been cleared of eye-gouging, but international media are less than pleased.

World Rugby confirm they can't change Sanzaar's ruling not to cite ABs prop for alleged eye gouge.

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Are the ABs ruining world rugby? video

Israel Dagg and the All Blacks are setting a standard right now that few can match.

They're ruining world rugby with their outrageous talent, unerring consistency and awesome collective ability. A bad thing?

I can't miss Richie McCaw video

OPINION: We see so much Richie, since he hung up his boots. So how can we miss him?

Hansen hands out hiding to Cheika video

Wallabies' stats embarrassing

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Real Richie eludes Chasing crew

REVIEW: Chasing Great's slick, impressive production values are mirrored by a lack of grit in the subject matter.

all blacks

Richie on the red carpet video

Richie McCaw and fiance Gemma Flynn at the red carpet premiere for Chasing Great at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.

Richie's back in black, albeit a tuxedo, for the premiere of Chasing Great in Auckland.

Franks is in the clear

Owen Franks has been cleared of eye-gouging, but international media are less than pleased.

World Rugby confirm they can't change Sanzaar's ruling not to cite ABs prop for alleged eye gouge.

ABs release players back to NPC

Charlie Faumuina is one of four All Blacks squad members returning to the fold for the Auckland provincial team this week.

A dozen squad members made available for National Provincial Championship duties this week.

Barrett ignored big offers for NZ deal video

All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett.

NZ Rugby boss heaps praise on rising All Blacks first five as the No 10 re-signs until 2019.

international

Wallaby urges Aussie to quit Sanzaar

The faces and body language of the Wallabies after their Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks sum up the state of ...

Brett Papworth says current model is flawed and wants a back-to-basics approach to fix Australia's struggling rugby scene.

Kafer: Refs biased against Wallabies

Rod Kafer says the Wallabies aren't being given the chance to "communicate effectively with the referee".

Former Wallaby-turned commentator backs coach Michael Cheika's belief his team aren't getting rub of green.

Tew see benefits of Aussie rise

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says 'it's in our best interests that all our partners are in good shape'.

Even the NZ Rugby chief is cheering for the Wallabies to become more competitive.

Aussie tosses AB's boot away video

Nick Phipps showed his unsportsmanlike side when chucking Malakai Fekitoa's boot into the in-goal area.

Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps ripped off, then threw away Malakai Fekitoa's boot on Saturday night.

provincial

Lions still battling at the breakdown

Wellington Lions captain Brad Shields was caught out by the new breakdown laws in his first game playing under them ...

Rugby's trial breakdown laws have created a couple of strange new roles.

Christie feeling right at home with Tasman

Halfback Finlay Christie launches himself across the line to score in Tasman's opening round NPC win over Waikato.

Just follow the shock of red hair.

Fijian prop making a mark

Fijian international prop Peni Ravai is playing for the Southland Stags in the 2016 national provincial rugby competition.

Fijian prop Peni Ravai is turning heads with skills with ball in hand.

Swamp Foxes celebrate 40 years in NPC

Joe Wright and Ali Ali Schmidt coached Thames Valley rugby team in 1976, the first year of the national provincial ...

Thames Valley Rugby acknowledged their first team to contest the NPC with a 40-year reunion.

sevens

Land, chief's title for Fiji 7s coach

Ben Ryan and Ro Dakuwaqa celebrate Fiji's Olympics sevens gold medal success in Rio.

Englishman Ben Ryan lost for words as accolades flow in wake of Fiji's Rio gold medal success.

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.

super rugby

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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