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.

No ABs dominance dark side video

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

8:00 PM  Steve Hansen's men are not ruining anything with their quest for perfection, writes Marc Hinton.

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.

How much is too much? video

Richie McCaw poses for a selfie with a fan at the 2015 NZ Rugby Awards.

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

Phipps' unsportsmanlike act 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.

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Sanzaar won't change Franks ruling

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

Southern hemisphere governing body not backing down on non-citing of ABs prop for alleged eye gouge on Wallaby lock.

The win that lifted a province

2010 Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh jumps in the air celebrating their 9-6 victory over Auckland.

Logan Savory looks back at one of the more memorable Southland-Auckland rugby battles.

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.

Canterbury get more ABs

Hooker Codie Taylor (centre), pictured in the third test against Wales in Dunedin in June, has been released along with ...

Scott Robertson could choose up to six All Blacks for Canterbury's next match against Northland.

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.

Hansen: Rugby needs better Oz

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen Steve Hansen says rugby needs a better Wallabies team - but not at the expense of New ...

With the Bledisloe Cup safely tucked away, ABs coach encouraging and sympathetic to awful Aussies.

Canterbury in ominous form

Canterbury halfback Mitchell Drummond attempts to break a tackle during his team's win against Tasman.

Canterbury are two from two and are clearly the team to beat after the first two NPC rounds.

Southland Boys' and Girls' reach national high video

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas, left, and Southland Girls' High School first XV captain ...

Southland Boys' High and Southland Girls' High fly province's flag proudly.

Canterbury dish out payback to Tasman

Canterbury midfielder Rob Thompson offloads in the tackle of Tasman halfback Finlay Christie in the build-up to Jordie ...

Jordie Barrett scores 24 points in big win for Canterbury over Tasman.

New boy impresses

Anton Lienert-Brown made most posts a winner on his test debut.

Anton Lienert-Brown made an excellent first impression.

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Hansen hands out hiding to Cheika video

The All Blacks, including coach Steve Hansen, quite enjoy being Bledisloe Cup holders.

OPINION: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is winning his battle with Michael Cheika, writes Hamish Bidwell.

Wallabies' stats embarrassing

 OPINION: Individual All Blacks boasted better statistics than the entire Wallabies side on Saturday night, writes Ben Strang.

Mark Reason: Tietjens' time is up

Gatland's Lions to the slaughter

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No dark side to ABs dominance

Steve Hansen's men are not ruining anything with their quest for perfection, writes Marc Hinton.

all blacks

Sanzaar won't change Franks ruling

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

Southern hemisphere governing body not backing down on non-citing of ABs prop for alleged eye gouge on Wallaby lock.

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.

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.

New angle on eye-gouge that wasn't video

Owen Franks appears to gouge Kane Douglas.

Owen Franks has been cleared of eye gouging Kane Douglas, but this video doesn't look good.

international

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.

Hansen: Rugby needs better Oz

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen Steve Hansen says rugby needs a better Wallabies team - but not at the expense of New ...

With the Bledisloe Cup safely tucked away, ABs coach encouraging and sympathetic to awful Aussies.

Talk can't hide gap in class video

Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika has a lot to work on.

OPINION: Post Bledisloe fall-out will soon be gone, but some stark truths remain.

provincial

The win that lifted a province

2010 Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh jumps in the air celebrating their 9-6 victory over Auckland.

Logan Savory looks back at one of the more memorable Southland-Auckland rugby battles.

Canterbury get more ABs

Hooker Codie Taylor (centre), pictured in the third test against Wales in Dunedin in June, has been released along with ...

Scott Robertson could choose up to six All Blacks for Canterbury's next match against Northland.

Southland Boys' and Girls' reach national high video

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas, left, and Southland Girls' High School first XV captain ...

Southland Boys' High and Southland Girls' High fly province's flag proudly.

Canterbury dish out payback to Tasman

Canterbury midfielder Rob Thompson offloads in the tackle of Tasman halfback Finlay Christie in the build-up to Jordie ...

Jordie Barrett scores 24 points in big win for Canterbury over Tasman.

sevens

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.

Tietjens plays waiting game

New Zealand men's sevens coach Gordon Tietjens said the loss of Sonny Bill Williams and Joe Webber with injury in the ...

Sir Gordon Tietjens has coached the NZ men's sevens team for 22 years. After Rio his future is uncertain.

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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