Carter gets All Blacks tour nod


All Blacks name Dan Carter for northern tour

Star first five-eighth included in All Blacks squad heading to Chicago and Europe for the team's northern tour.

Cheika set for Wallabies job


Cheika offered Wallabies job but no deal yet

Michael Cheika has reportedly agreed in principle to replace Ewen McKenzie as coach of the Wallabies.

Tour hope for Colin Slade


All Blacks northern tour hope for Colin Slade

Brisbane test goalkicking hero may yet get an All Blacks reprieve with Dan Carter yet to prove his fitness.

Carter still has much to offer


Protected Carter still Hansen's go-to guy

Make no mistake, Dan Carter remains a big, big part of the All Blacks' plans to make World Cup history in England next year.

Rugby's first <br>'own try'


Rugby's first 'own try'

A defensive scramble and too much yellow clothing results in joy, then mass confusion as rugby's first 'own try' is awarded.

Kurtley Beale in mid-air argument

Kurtley Beale in mid-air argument

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has had a verbal argument with team official Di Patston on a flight to San Paulo culminating in the business manager returning early to Australia.

Barrett lasered <br>in La Plata

Beauden Barrett lasered

A laser was used during the All Blacks versus Argentina as Beauden Barrett lined up a conversion in the first-half.

Fans, get to Yarrow Stadium


Fans, get to Yarrow Stadium

Taranaki captain James Marshall is calling for the Taranaki public to get to Yarrow Stadium for their Friday night clash against Auckland.

Cruden act worse than let on?

Aaron Cruden AB's ommission from test suggests his continued exile may be more serious than first thought.

Impact reaches dizzy heights

The phrase "plagued by injuries" is close to a cliché, so commonplace has it become, but never has it been more true.

Houdini All Blacks find way out

Who'd be a head coach?

Rennie seeks another halfback

Dave Rennie Dave Rennie is bringing Michael Leitch back. Now he just needs another halfback.

Chiefs recruit two more players

NZ sevens player Bryce Heem and Auckland loose forward Sean Polwart added to Dave Rennie's squad.

Move to Taranaki pays off

Chiefs make two more signings

ABs to miss early Super Rugby

Top end All Blacks will sit out at least the first round of Super Rugby next year and make graduated returns.

NZR gets tough on eligibility

rugby ball generic New eligibility rules will block non-All Black eligible women's rugby players from the annual national sevens tournament.

Tietjens not panicking yet

With a new squad, new combinations, and NPC players to return, NZ Sevens coach is staying calm.

Tietjens: SBW in sevens talks

Casual approach costs try

Rookies added to NZ Sevens

Gordon Tietjens has named two rookies in his New Zealand squad for the Gold Coast Sevens this weekend.

US at full strength - for a price

Soldier Field All Blacks' historic Chicago test to be contested by a top US team after overseas clubs paid to release top players.

Cheika tipped for Aussie job

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has emerged as the frontrunner for the Wallabies job.

Groin injury groan for Tuilagi

Pulver circles the wagons

O'Driscoll reveals jail time

Irish rugby great tells all in new book about his life in rugby and just what happened one night at a New York concert.

Read relishes Wallabies pain

Kieran Read After snatching a dramatic win, the All Blacks No 8 could see the pain in the Wallabies players' eyes.

Dan Carter must be fit to tour

Steve Hansen confirms he'll prepare for three UK tests as World Cup playoff games, but won't permit star No 10 to travel if not fit.

Injured ABs should travel

Affair rumour riles Mitchell

From zero to hero

When Colin Slade is old he can tell his grandchildren of when he escaped the All Blacks' dog-box on a steamy night in Brisbane.

Heartland XV named for tour

Jon Dampney Mid Canterbury and Buller provide 11 players to the Heartland XV to tour the Cook Islands.

Whitelock bows with praise

Adam Whitelock leaves for a new career in France with a ringing endorsement from his Canterbury coach.

Inglorious exit again

Taranaki over the moon

From big dream to nightmare

There was no confusion about what Wellington thought they'd do this year - win the NPC final.

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