Rugby

Easy win for Auckland

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Easy win for Auckland over North Harbour

The Battle of the Bridge clearly ain't what it used to be, though one thing that hasn't changed is Auckland's dominance which continued unabated tonight.

ABs delayed but untroubled

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All Blacks delayed, untroubled ahead of trip

The All Blacks were shrugging off the disruption of a cancelled flight out of Auckland today that leaves them facing a shortened week's preparation for Pumas test.

Manawatu take the spoils

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Manawatu take spoils against Southland Stags

The Manawatu Turbos regained the lead in the Championship division of the NPC with a 41-20 win over Southland in Palmerston North tonight.

West shines for Magpies

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Ihaia West shines as Magpies win battle of Bays

Hawke's Bay have retained the Ranfurly Shield after beating neighbours Bay of Plenty 36-17 in a testy affair, punctuated by a yellow card, red card and plenty of brawls in Napier.

Otago player caught naked

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Rugby player naked in changing sheds

Cameras were broadcasting live when this rugby player decided to shed all of his clothing in the changing rooms.

Tongan Thor

Tongan Thor

The Auckland schoolboy rugby player dubbed "Tongan Thor" looks set to head to Australia later this year.

All Blacks ready for Cup clash

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All Blacks ready for clash

All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw says the team is moving on from last week's draw and have their eyes set on securing the Bledisloe Cup.

Top 5: Wallabies <br>vs All Blacks

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Top 5: Wallabies vs All Blacks

The trans-Tasman rivalry is heating up, and we bring you five of the greatest Bledisloe Test Match victories won over in Sydney.

Refs too quick on yellow

rugby ball generic Yellow cards seem to be a bail out option for referees to maintain control in rugby matches.

McKenzie a class act

Marty McKenzie's selection at first-five eighth might herald a newcomer of the highest quality for Taranaki.

Matfield still one of the best

Springboks a real threat

A date to circle

Highlanders Invercargill or Queenstown look likely options to host mouthwatering Highlanders-Chiefs showdown on May 30 next year.

Crusaders set for Nelson match

Christchurch-based franchise may return to top of the south for Super Rugby match against Hurricanes next year.

Just five games for Hamilton

Crusaders get kick-off role

Tough start, juicy finish

Hurricanes might lay claim to eight and a half home matches next season by the time they have mulled over their draw.

Olympics sevens rules tighten

Olympic rings Country-hopping rugby players need to play four sevens world series legs to qualify for Rio 2016, IRB says.

Tietjens rebuilding again

Olympic qualification could be tougher for NZ Sevens team, thanks to strength of current crop.

Sevens fails to sell out

NZ sevens learn fate

Smith's Olympic dream dashed

The goal posts have changed for Wallabies great George Smith in his bid to represent Tonga in Rio.

Wilkinson imposter deployed

Jonny Wilkinson imposter England rugby great lookalike kicks a shocker in IRB warning over how it can be hard to spot a fake World Cup ticket.

Clubs win big in RWC deal

English clubs able to play during World Cup and being compensated for event's clash with their premiership.

Wallabies eye silverware

Aussies to crash Lions party

Burger back for Springboks

South Africa have called up legendary flanker Schalk Burger to their Rugby Championship squad.

All Blacks own worst enemy

Richie McCaw World Cup is NZ's to lose - and crack under the pressure they will, British rugby writers declare.

Crotty's beard goes

All Black and Crusaders player Ryan Crotty may be feeling the cold a bit more after his 18-month-old beard was shaved off for charity.

'Carter should be picked'

NZRU, Sky silent on streaming

Ted: All Blacks to buck trend

Former coach believes All Blacks have ingredients to carry out historic defence of Rugby World Cup at next year's tournament.

Buller lead the way

rugby ball generic Surprise package Buller remain on top of the Heartland Championship after a deserved 29-19 win over defending champions Mid Canterbury in Ashburton.

H-K confound the critics

Horowhenua Kapiti are proving the surprise package of the Heartland Championship season, grabbing their fourth win on the trot.

Elliot adds muscle to Bay

A genius call or more tinkering?

West shines for Magpies

Ihaia West the star as Hawke's Bay beat Bay of Plenty 36-17 to retain the Ranfurly Shield.

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