Rugby

Speights earns Wallabies call-up

 

Uncapped Henry Speight set for Wallabies debut

Former Waikato wing is poised to make his test debut after being included today in the Wallabies' 32-man Rugby Championship squad.

Sharks can win away, easy

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Knowler: Sharks far from toothless on the road

Plenty of mongrel in team led by 111kg slab of organic South African beef aiming to sink hopes of NZ Super Rugby glory.

Sprinboks look to old faces

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Boks continue Dad's Army selection approach

South Africa coach continues his Dad's Army approach to selection, recalling a veteran flanker for training camp.

Crockett wary of moving maul

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Crusaders must counter moving maul - Crockett

Wyatt Crockett emphasises that if the Crusaders' forwards are organised they should fear little in Saturday night's Super Rugby semifinal at AMI Stadium.

Kevin Skinner punches Bekker

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Kevin Skinner punches Jaap Bekker

Don Clarke talks about Kevin Skinner's infamous fight with Jaap Bekker in the third test of the historic 1956 Springbok tour of New Zealand.

Nonu returning <br>to Hurricanes

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Nonu returning to Hurricanes

All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu spoke to the media today about his return to Wellington and departure from Auckland.

Chiefs target <br>Tepai Moeroa

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Chiefs target young gun Tepai Moeroa

Tepai Moeroa has been compared with cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams and is being courted by the Chiefs and Waratahs.

Eyes on Super Rugby return

Eyes on Super Rugby return

All Blacks management will be nervous as Super Rugby resumes over the next two weeks, with four physically demanding local derbies on the horizon.

Crusaders' shot at redemption

Richie McCaw Memory of that shock home defeat to the Sharks will help Todd Blackadder motivate his men.

Could be the Tahs' year

Those underachieving pretty boys of Australian rugby are finally delivering on their promise, writes Taine Randell.

Gifford: Crusaders bet is safe

Crusaders will upset Tahs

Laidlaw extends Canes stay

Clark Laidlaw Scotsman joins new coach Chris Boyd and assistant John Plumtree as third appointment to 2015 coaching staff.

No tricks expected from White

Crusaders defence coach Tabai Matson expects nothing tricky from Sharks coach Jake White's game plans.

Joseph predicts Shark attack

Crusaders' shot at redemption

Ellis hopes Carter proves tonic

Crusaders veteran expects star first five-eighth to make the difference in Saturday's Super Rugby semifinal.

Drive for five no easy road

DJ Forbes New Zealand may be favourites for another sevens title next week, but a fifth straight gold medal isn't a certainty.

Stowers to join NZ sevens

New father Sherwin Stowers will fly to Glasgow tomorrow night and join up with the New Zealand sevens team.

Stowers decision tomorrow

Stowers in doubt

NZ 7s denied Super-men

The seemingly never-ending Super Rugby competition denied coach Gordon Tietjens any star power in Glasgow.

Four detained over attack

Aurelien Rougerie Police question men aged in their early 20s over machete attack that hospitalised three French rugby stars.

Samoa to chase former ABs

Samoa could have a small number of former All Blacks take the field against New Zealand in Apia.

Blade attack victims sidelined

Lions should follow ABs lead

Caucau in 'one last challenge'

Fijian wing who starred for Northland and the Blues and was once dubbed "the best there never was" headed to Europe.

All Blacks want Smith on board

Wayne Smith Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith is on the All Blacks wishlist as they look toward next year's Rugby World Cup.

NZRU seeks cure for game's ills

New Zealand Rugby has created an integrity unit to police the game. Liam Napier explains why.

Watch out for Wallabies

Williams sidelined with injury

AB great Kevin Skinner dies

Legendary All Blacks prop Kevin Skinner has died in Auckland, aged 86.

Steelers eye top four spot

Bundee Aki Survival in the Premiership was the goal for Counties Manukau last season, this year they've set their targets higher.

Rutledge ready for final onslaught

Veteran hooker returns from injury on Saturday and is determined to claim a spot in the 2014 Stags squad.

Rutledge rules out Stags switch

Fruean the Magpie

Cowan set to swim with Makos

Former All Black Jimmy Cowan is set to rekindle his New Zealand playing career with the Tasman Makos.

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