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opinion

Super Rugby's burning questions: Is McCaw done?

Richie McCaw found the going tough against the Chiefs, but can he find form when it really counts?

OPINION: In our regular Friday segment, Stuff.co.nz's leading rugby scribes tackle the hot topics of the Super Rugby week.

Hansen has big calls to make on elder statesmen

OPINION: Can the All Blacks coach rely on Richie McCaw and Dan Carter at the end of the year?

Knowler: Blackadder is really feeling the heat now

Strang: Time to test Sopoaga in ABs jumper

super rugby

Hurricanes too classy for lowly Queensland Reds

Hurricanes first five eighth Beauden Barrett on the attack during his team's 35-19 win over the Reds.

TJ Perenara grabs two tries as Hurricanes go back to top of Super Rugby ladder.

MacDonald to replace Mauger at Crusaders

Former All Blacks and Crusaders fullback Leon MacDonald to join Crusaders coaching team.

Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick makes a run against the Force at Waikato Stadium on Friday night.

Rebels look set to test Chiefs

Dave Rennie says what Chiefs dished up against Force won’t do if they are to win in Melbourne.

sevens

Hamilton Girls contest sevens world champs

Hamilton Girls High School head to Japan on Sunday for the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament.

Hamilton Girls High School head to Japan on Sunday to contest the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament, and hope to bring home a world title.

Sevens sisters win Canada final

NZ women's sevens team extend unbeaten run to 36 with victory over Russia in the Canada Sevens final.

Main man: Bernard Foley of the Waratahs and Wallabies.

Bill Pulver dashes Bernard Foley's sevens dream

ARU boss Bill Pulver has scuppered Bernard Foley'sbid to represent Australia at next year's Olympic Games.

international

Super report: Let's play Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has much to ponder for his team with the up-and-down fortunes of the New Zealand Super Rugby franchises in 2015.

It's mid-season report time and the All Blacks coach has much to ponder on the good, the bad and the ugly of Super Rugby in RWC year.

Queensland dispute Quade Cooper's Toulon deal

Queensland Reds accuse Toulon of jumping the gun, announcing a deal with Quade Cooper.

US Eagles captain Todd Clever during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Pan-American Six Nations competition planned

American rugby unions to launch an annual championship based on the successful European model.

all blacks

Super report: Let's play Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has much to ponder for his team with the up-and-down fortunes of the New Zealand Super Rugby franchises in 2015.

It's mid-season report time and the All Blacks coach has much to ponder on the good, the bad and the ugly of Super Rugby in RWC year.

All Black legend Kirwan backs selection policy

Blues coach says New Zealand doesn't need to follow Australia's lead just yet on its policy of picking only home-based All Blacks.

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

No All Black eligibility changes on the horizon

Picking overseas based players would create far more problems than it solved, says Steve Tew.

provincial

Wellington Lions lose first-five Tiatia to BOP

Talented young first five-eighth Chase Tiatia has signed a two year deal with Bay of Plenty.

Wellington rugby has lost one of its most talented young players with Chase Tiatia leaving.

Film puts focus on rural rugby

Documentary about Kiwi rural rugby has it world premiere on Saturday.

Rugby Southland life member Donald Hay.

Rugby Southland announces $174k profit at AGM

Rugby Southland has announced an unaudited surplus of $174,523 for 2014.

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