Rugby

Frantic scramble for playoffs

 

Chiefs in a final push for Super Rugby playoffs

Two very interesting NZ conference matches loom in Super Rugby's last round. Which Kiwi sides will make the playoffs?

A tale of missed opportunities

 

Singing the Blues: A tale of missed opportunities

When the Blues reflect on this inconsistent campaign, a sense of frustration will prevail.

Foreign ground <br>for the Chiefs

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Chiefs venture into new territory at Eden Park

This is new territory for Dave Rennie's team - having to win their final match of the regular season just to reach the playoffs.

Barrett staying in his rugby 'home'

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Pull of 'home' keeps Beauden Barrett with Canes

Beauden Barrett's decision to extend his Hurricanes career was about staying with a franchise that felt like his rugby ''home''.

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.

ABs aim for <br>clean sweep

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All Blacks aim for clean sweep

Heading into the third test with England, All Black skipper Richie McCaw says the team is motivated to make it a test series clean sweep.

All Blacks <br>up the ante

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All Blacks upping the ante

The All Black's are hoping to hit top gear this Saturday in Hamilton in the final test against England.

Smith ruled out of third test

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Conrad Smith out of third test

Veteran All Black centre Conrad Smith is out of the third test with England being played in Hamilton on Saturday.

The year of the Waratahs

Michael Cheika, Daryl Gibson If you had $100 on the Waratahs to win their first-ever title, you would be feeling happy with yourself.

More of the same Nonu guff

Latest instalment in the tale of a roaming Ma'a Nonu should be of immense frustration to the NZRU.

Super clash of the fullbacks

Randell: No 7 key for Wararahs

Hard graft worth it

Kieron Fonotia While many of his contemporaries' careers were taking off, Kieron Fonotia was playing club footy and working as a tiler.

Repaying the faith

Aaron Smith will be back with the Highlanders next season, staying loyal to the franchise that "gave me my shot."

Whitelock returns for Crusaders

Henry’s last hurrah?

Frantic final scramble

Two very interesting NZ conference matches loom in Super Rugby's last round. Which Kiwi sides will make the playoffs?

Omissions shows strength

Tomasi Cama With all the smiles on display at the NZ Sevens team naming, it was easy to forget about the shattered outcasts.

Gunning for Glasgow

Gordon Tietjens has added plenty of firepower to his New Zealand sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Dickson delighted at selection

NZ sevens team named

Gill selected for Aussies

Wallaby Liam Gill has been selected to spearhead Australia's 12-man rugby sevens squad in Glasgow.

Dream come true for Samoa

Tana Umaga New Zealand rugby great Bryan Williams has lauded the long overdue decision to take the All Blacks to Samoa.

Honey Badger off to Japan

Aussie winger Nick Cummins has been released from the Western Force on ''compassionate grounds''.

Du Preez out for the year

Black Ferns named

Blues inspire Wallabies

If the NSW can do it, the Wallabies believe they too can bust a hoodoo and win back the Bledisloe Cup.

Smith to stay in New Zealand

Aaron Smith All Black halfback Aaron Smith has confirmed he'll be a Highlander again next season.

Smith to return home after scare

Highlanders and All Black fullback expected home tomorrow after spending time in an Australian hospital with an illness.

Go on Sonny, give us 10

SBW eyes 2014 ABs return

Weepu set to leave NZ rugby

Former All Blacks halfback to leave Blues and join English club London Welsh.

Shield staying on with Counties

Dan Hyatt Counties Manukau have retained the Ranfurly Shield with a 46-10 victory over Mid Canterbury in Pukekohe

Mid Canterbury seek respect

Mid Canterbury are determined to prove they can can foot it with the ''big boys'' as they challenge for the Ranfurly Shield.

Future is bright for Page

Good news at last for Robinson

Steelers rout Swamp Foxes

Counties Manukau pass first Ranfurly Shield challenge of the year with flying colours after 68-0 win.

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