Rugby

Crusaders charge back

 

Crusaders charge back to topple the Chiefs

Back from Africa, back in form and back in championship contention, the Crusaders made a big statement in Hamilton.

Benji may be dropped

 

Marshall may be dropped to development side

Benji Marshall's unexpected audition at No 10 was further proof that he is struggling to adapt, and this week he could be demoted to the development team.

Jet-set Dan in no hurry back

 

Jet-setting Dan Carter in no hurry to get back

He's jetting here, there and everywhere and Dan Carter is not desperate to get back to work.

Israel Folau dazzles in return

 

Israel Folau dazzles in royal Super Rugby return

Try-scoring king Israel Folau has made a royal return to Super Rugby to lead the Waratahs to a bruising 19-12 win over the Bulls.

Crusaders hold on to win

 

Crusaders hold on to win

A missed kick on full time gives Crusaders a win over the Chiefs.

Hurricanes smash the Blues

 

Hurricanes smash the Blues

Hurricanes hit back after half time to win by 19 points over the Blues

Anscombe ready <br>for No 10

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Anscombe ready for pivot role

Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe is ready to fill the boots of injured star first-five Aaron Cruden.

Hammett to quit Hurricanes

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Hammett to quit Hurricanes

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett announced he won't stick around for future seasons.

Crusaders eke out victory

Crusaders The game between the Chiefs and the Crusaders in Hamilton felt like a playoff match. So it should have.

S Africa must stay in Super Rugby

This talk of moving away from South Africa in Super Rugby is madness.

Are the Sharks the real dog

Toby Robson's Teamtalk

Stormers move off bottom

Siya Kolisi The Stormers moved off the foot of the Super Rugby standings with an 18-3 win over the Lions at Newlands to end a run of five successive defeats.

Blackadder praises grit

It was like the Crusaders of old, beamed coach Todd Blackadder afterwards, as he reflected on the decisive moment in a huge victory for his side.

Rebels hunt Wallabies

Canes rediscover flair

Folau dazzles in return

Israel Folau has made a royal return to Super Rugby to lead the Waratahs to a bruising 19-12 win over the Bulls.

New Zealand leads Sevens field

Kayla Mcalister of New Zealand. New Zealand have defeated Australia 26-12 in the China Sevens final.

NZ women progress in China

New Zealand are through to the semifinals of the China Sevens after beating France 42-7 in the quarterfinal.

NZ's defence used against it

World Series back on track

Believe the Goss

She's like a young, unbearded female version of Sevens captain DJ Forbes - if you believe the hype.

Euro elite for Wallabies

Quade Cooper The Wallabies will play Ireland, England, Wales and France on their November tour this year.

Feet first into trouble

Last weekend Jared Payne was sent off in the fifth minute of the Heineken Cup quarterfinal between Ulster and Saracens for taking a man out in the air.

New format ends rugby dispute

Cooper backs combined Anzacs

Cowan leaving Gloucester

Former All Black Jimmy Cowan is on the move from Gloucester.

Call for retirement 'ridiculous'

Richie McCaw Dan Carter has rubbished criticism of All Blacks and Crusaders team-mate Richie McCaw.

RWC driving force for Carter

All Blacks first-five Dan Carter has unfinished business at the Rugby World Cup.

Black jersey still fires Vito

Only passionate need apply

Cashed up clubs closing in

With even more cash in their pockets now, French clubs are stepping up efforts to sign All Blacks.

Umaga encourages kids to set goals

Tana Umaga Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has been visiting Auckland schools, inspiring a new generation of rugby players.

Female refs rule rugby roost

Nicky Inwood and Chelsea Gurr are a good match for the male egos they meet on the rugby pitch.

Robertson linked with Biarritz

Umaga re-signs with Counties

Apanui could be solution

Richard Apanui is tipped to make a return to Southland rugby with the hope of lining up in the No 10 jersey.

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