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Crusaders should look outside

Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach, pictured here with Richie McCaw, will help decide Todd Blackadder's successor.

OPINION: Tabai Matson at shortest odds to take over from Blackadder.

Reason: 'Agent of change' Jones

OPINION: Blood to drip from English rugby's red rose by next Christmas, be it coach's or the Machiavellian clubs'.

Lomu: An unstoppable force

'I am a devil and an angel'

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SBW to visit Lebanese refugee camps

Sonny Bill Williams continues to impress off the rugby field.

Say and think what you like about Williams, but he is a good-hearted man who has grown in his standing in world sport.

Carter ready to go in France

Former All Blacks play-maker is already charming the locals in Paris.

Dan Carter holds the Racing 92 shirt with his team-mate Henry Chavancy.

Carter's French pay-day begins

Time to earn the millions. Dan Carter arrived in France to much fanfare yesterday and swiftly set out his post-All Blacks agenda.


Carter needed safety assurance

Dan Carter will begin training on Tuesday (NZT) with the club.

All Blacks great Dan Carter says he sought advice from several people at his new Racing 92 club about safety in Paris.

From English rose to hospice chief

 How a bucket of Hawke's Bay mussels won over an England women's rugby player.

The famous Welsh rugby colours have been stained by an underbelly of sports-enhancing drugs according to a new investigation.

Welsh doping 'off the scale'

Grave warning as performance-enhancing drugs problem reportedly escalates in domestic game.


Mooloos youths dominate national under-20 camp

Waikato players dominate the list of trialists for the NZ under-20 rugby team.

Seventeen Waikato players are chasing a spot in the national under-20 side.

Interviews for Stags assistants to start

Rugby Southland after a part-time and full-time assistant coach.

Nick White's extensive assistant coaching career sees him earn the head coaching role with Auckland rugby.

White to coach Auckland rugby

Forwards coach and former prop steps up to head coaching role for the next NPC campaign.


South Canterbury qualify at Southland's expense

South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau tries to wriggle through the tackle of Southland's Hayden Edgeley, left, and Scott Eade in their fifth and sixth playoff match.

The South Canterbury men's sevens side is on its way to Rotorua.

Canterbury warm up for national sevens champs at South Island qualifier

Canterbury are ready for national sevens tournament qualifier in Timaru

South Canterbury's Leone Nawalu on the attack as Southland's Scott Eade, left, approaches him in the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers in Timaru on Saturday.

Otago win regional sevens qualifiers

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over Tasman in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

super rugby

Gifford: Blackadder dealt constant curve balls

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has one more season to deliver the franchise an elusive title under his leadership.

OPINION: With a little more luck, Crusaders coach would have delivered at least one title.

Goddard defends Highlanders deal

New Highlanders stakeholder wants the Dunedin-based team to lose when they meet the Crusaders.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder, third left, joins some squad members for a run up Rapaki Track on Friday.

Blackadder minister of defence

Accepting the defence portfolio will be part of Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder’s brief next year.

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