Kaino to go under the knife video

Rugged Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino has collected an untimely knee injury.

Blues star likely to out for six weeks owing to surgery, putting his ABs place in doubt for the Lions tour.

Waratahs sink to all-time low

Hands on hips stuff for the Waratahs as they face a poor season of results and fan support in 2017.

Sydneysiders turning their backs on rugby as the worst home crowd turnout in Waratahs history is recorded.

Lions tour length to be cut

The British and Irish Lions, led by Sam Warburton and Warren Gatland, will no longer make 10-match tours after their ...

Pressure brought to bear by English clubs to cut Lions tours by two matches.

Mexted: Provinces better for Lions

Former All Blacks No 8 Murray Mexted wants the Lions to play the provinces.

British and Irish Lions should be playing the provinces, not Super Rugby teams, ex-AB says.

White: Pick Boks from overseas

Springboks coach Jake White and wonder wing Bryan Habana, 2007 World Cup winners, continued their winning ways in the ...

An offshore South African XV would beat the current Springboks, World Cup winning coach says.

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Milestone for departing Highlander

Patrick Osborne will leave New Zealand for Japan at the end of the Super Rugby season.

In his final season with the team, winger Patrick Osborne will play his 50th game for the Highlanders on Friday night.

Chiefs make mass changes

Halfback Jonathan Taumateine will get his first start for the Chiefs against the Sunwolves on Saturday, and will be ...

Coach Dave Rennie has rung the changes, keen on getting fresh legs on the park.

Kaino angst for Hansen video

Jerome Kaino is down for now, but can he make it back in time to prove his fitness to face the British and Irish Lions?

OPINION: A tight time-frame for the All Black No 6 to present as fit for the Lions is a potential destabiliser, writes Marc Hinton.

Rugby upbeat, despite $6m loss

Revenue generated from the upcoming Lions tour is already being invested by New Zealand Rugby, according to its 2016 ...

NZ Rugby is in "solid financial health", according to boss Steve Tew.

Time for Blues to get busy

If Sonny Bill Williams fires against the Brumbies, it might just spark the Blues to a victory in Canberra. The Blues ...

Opinion: Round 10 of Super Rugby looms. Richard Knowler assesses the latest comings and goings of this Sanzaar competition.

From financial survival to growth

Rugby Southland general manager Andrew Moreton.

Rugby Southland announces big 2016 financial surplus and finally has cash reserves in the bank.

Highlanders bracing for backlash

Highlanders coach Tony Brown is bracing for a backlash on Friday night.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown believes a 33-point loss to the Crusaders makes the Stormers more dangerous.

Leitch to join Sunwolves pack

Michael Leitch will swap Chiefs colours for those of the Sunwolves in the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Japan international and Chiefs loose forward Michael Leitch set for switch to Sunwolves in 2019.

History shows Jordie a must

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett puts a fend on Blues midfielder Rieko Ioane at Eden Park.

OPINION: Hurricanes fullback ready to face the Lions as an All Black, writes Paul Cully.

Kiwi wing will 'go extra mile'

Auckland-born Denny Solomona is set for his England rugby debut after playing rugby league for Samoa.

Born in NZ and capped for Samoa, but Denny Solomona will run through brick walls for Eddie Jones' England.

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Kaino angst for Hansen video

Jerome Kaino is down for now, but can he make it back in time to prove his fitness to face the British and Irish Lions?

4:36 PM  OPINION: A tight time-frame for the All Black No 6 to present as fit for the Lions is a potential destabiliser, writes Marc Hinton.

History shows Jordie a must

OPINION: Hurricanes fullback ready to face the Lions as an All Black, writes Paul Cully.

Reason: Radical revamp for ABs if Lions win series

Test spot SBW's to lose

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Kaino angst for Hansen

OPINION: A tight time-frame for the All Black No 6 to present as fit for the Lions is a potential destabiliser, writes Marc Hinton.

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Rugby upbeat, despite $6m loss

Revenue generated from the upcoming Lions tour is already being invested by New Zealand Rugby, according to its 2016 ...

NZ Rugby is in "solid financial health", according to boss Steve Tew.

Ex-ABs have say on Lions

Keven Mealamu believes the All Blacks will win the upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions 2-1.

Three former All Blacks give their views on the upcoming Lions tour.

Barrett as good as it gets video

Beauden Barrett left his imprint all over the Hurricanes' 56-21 victory over the Brumbies in Napier.

With the Lions looming, Hurricanes No 10 reminds everyone who the best player on the planet really is.

ABs to bolster Maori for Lions

Damian McKenzie played for NZ Maori last year and could feature for them again against the Lions.

NZ Maori set to be bolstered by a handful of All Blacks for their match against the Lions.

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Kiwi wing will 'go extra mile'

Auckland-born Denny Solomona is set for his England rugby debut after playing rugby league for Samoa.

Born in NZ and capped for Samoa, but Denny Solomona will run through brick walls for Eddie Jones' England.

Rugby's State of Origin stymied

Big hits are a feature of rugby league's State of Origin - something union hoped to replicate in Australia with an ...

Mooted annual 'State of Union' match between the Reds and Waratahs put on ice owing to Super Rugby cuts.

Gatland's early excuse

Lions coach Warren Gatland is facing planning and coaching challenges on the looming tour of New Zealand.

Seems it's only just dawned on the Lions coach he has three days to get his team ready for their NZ tour opener.

English critic worries for Lions

All Blacks captain Kieran Read ran some great lines for the Crusaders to help destroy the Stormers.

Free-wheeling Canes and Crusaders show how tough it's going to be for Lions.

provincial

From financial survival to growth

Rugby Southland general manager Andrew Moreton.

Rugby Southland announces big 2016 financial surplus and finally has cash reserves in the bank.

Valley take down defending champions

Athletic Marist first-five Antini Brown kicks down field against Excelsior.

Valley stunned defending champions Maheno in round four of North Otago senior rugby's Citizens Shield on Saturday.

Southbridge crack century in Combined Country rugby

Southbridge hero Shannon Donald in action during his side's 114-0 win over Rolleston.

Southbridge run in 18 tries to beat Rolleston 114-0 in the Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup.

Black likely to leave Canes

Otere Black, in action for NZ Maori, could move from the Hurricanes to the Blues next year.

After three years at the Hurricanes, Otere Black could be headed to the Blues next season.

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NZ women win Japan sevens video

Michaela Blyde scored the winning try in the final of the Japan sevens.

Last-ditch Michaela Blyde try seals win after Canada fumble kickoff with seconds remaining.

NZ unbeaten at Japan sevens

New Zealand sevens star Portia Woodman steams away for a try.

Portia Woodman scores three tries and Sarah Goss excels in every department as Kiwi women march into quarter-finals.

$7 tribute for Fiji's rugby heroes

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Two million commemorative $7 notes released in honour of Fiji's Olympic heroes.

'We let ourselves down': 7s coach

Andrew Knewstubb of New Zealand reacts after losing the quartfinal to Canada.

Sevens coach laments a lack of consistency after another fifth placed finish.

super rugby

Milestone for departing Highlander

Patrick Osborne will leave New Zealand for Japan at the end of the Super Rugby season.

In his final season with the team, winger Patrick Osborne will play his 50th game for the Highlanders on Friday night.

Chiefs make mass changes

Halfback Jonathan Taumateine will get his first start for the Chiefs against the Sunwolves on Saturday, and will be ...

Coach Dave Rennie has rung the changes, keen on getting fresh legs on the park.

Time for Blues to get busy

If Sonny Bill Williams fires against the Brumbies, it might just spark the Blues to a victory in Canberra. The Blues ...

Opinion: Round 10 of Super Rugby looms. Richard Knowler assesses the latest comings and goings of this Sanzaar competition.

Highlanders bracing for backlash

Highlanders coach Tony Brown is bracing for a backlash on Friday night.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown believes a 33-point loss to the Crusaders makes the Stormers more dangerous.

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