Rugby

'Thanks NZ' - Clever looks back

 

Todd Clever thanks NZ for his rugby success

Inspirational US Eagles captain says NZ has a "special place" in his heart after playing historic Ranfurly Shield winning season with North Harbour.

Kiwis get chance against ABs

 

Kiwis starting for US Eagles against All Blacks

US Eagles select Auckland pair at first and second-five for historic All Blacks test in Chicago.

Burgess warns of Cheika Wallabies

 

Burgess warns England of Cheika's Wallabies

NRL grand final hero warns fellow Englishmen to beware the Wallabies and their new "phenomenal" coach.

Deans: Beale saga was avoidable

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Kurtley Beale saga avoidable, says Robbie Deans

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says the latest Kurtley Beale controversy could have been avoided with stronger leadership from senior players.

Turbos fans react to win

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Turbos fans react to win

Manawatu fans celebrate after their team beat Hawke's Bay in the NPC championship final.

Rugby's first <br>'own try'

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Rugby's first 'own try'

A defensive scramble and too much yellow clothing results in joy, then mass confusion as rugby's first 'own try' is awarded.

Kurtley Beale in mid-air argument

Kurtley Beale in mid-air argument

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has had a verbal argument with team official Di Patston on a flight to San Paulo culminating in the business manager returning early to Australia.

Barrett lasered <br>in La Plata

Beauden Barrett lasered

A laser was used during the All Blacks versus Argentina as Beauden Barrett lined up a conversion in the first-half.

ABs jersey a sign of the times

Keven Mealamu Changes to All Blacks jersey matter little as it's performance - not appearance - that counts.

Many contributors share credit

The crowd reaction after Taranaki won the NPC final could not be scripted, writes Ian Snook.

All Blacks slow starters in US

Fruean comes full circle

Halaholo reaches Super level

Willis Halaholo The inclusion of Willis Halaholo in the Hurricanes squad is good news for the Southland Stags.

All Blacks puzzle a headache

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd must decide which 10 games his All Blacks will miss next season.

Coach not influenced over ABs

Fruean glad for second chance

Dermody with Highlanders

Former Southland and All Black prop appointed as scrum and assistant forward coach for next year.

New sevens comp for NZ women

Kayla McAlister The new national Women's Sevens Series will begin in Taupo next month, bringing together the top 60 players in NZ.

Sevens steroid 'concoction' find

Fast-improving Kenya rugby sevens team found to have been taking steroids before and after training.

NZR gets tough on eligibility

Tietjens not panicking yet

Rookies added to NZ Sevens

Gordon Tietjens has named two rookies in his New Zealand squad for the Gold Coast Sevens this weekend.

Burgess plays down RWC talk

Sam Burgess NRL grand final hero pulls on Bath rugby colours amidst speculation he'll be "massive" for Enland at RWC 2015.

Cooper, Genia start for Aussies

Quade Cooper and Will Genia will make long-awaited Wallabies returns against the Barbarians.

Maori to blood new players

Honey Badger eyes RWC spot

Cruel injury blow for White

Former Waikato and Chiefs prop looks to have had his rugby debut for Ireland snatched away from him.

Chicago suits SBW return

Sonny Bill Williams Fittingly unconventional uber-quick return to All Blacks starting line-up matched by unusualness of venue.

All change for All Blacks in USA

SBW is back, Richie McCaw has relinquished the captaincy and Dan Carter is in the reserves for All Blacks' test against USA.

ABs jersey's white collar crime

Haka hurts Perenara's play

Perfect World Cup prep for ABs

Steve Hansen sees this year's northern tour as an ideal chance to simulate a World Cup challenge.

Ngatai ignored aching ribs

Charlie Ngatai If ever a province was grateful to someone playing through the pain barrier, it was Taranaki for Charlie Ngatai.

Chorus for a Rei of sunshine

They sang Codey Rei's name over and over and over again on Saturday night.

Cooper gets hands on silverware

Makos 'magnificent' in defeat

Women boost rugby numbers

Rise in female participation responsible as number of players tops 150,000 for first time since counting began.

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