Rugby

Gatland mind games, 'I don't care'

Wales coach's guess Beauden Barrett would start at 10 raises suspicion of surveillance, but All Blacks coach not worried, "they still have to stop us".

Hansen adds dash of youth Carter success, lost in space McCaw once nearly quit Elders wanted to 'snot' McCaw

Cheika wants commitment

Wallabies coach vows to stick by players who value playing for their country over chasing money at big overseas clubs.

Elders wanted to 'snot' McCaw

Steve Hansen recalls a time Richie McCaw risked being pummelled by his own team-mates.

Date mistake 'stalling tactic'

Samoan rugby officials miss latest peace talks with players and powerbrokers because they "got the date wrong".

Hansen adds dash of youth

Beauden Barrett and Charles Piutau will start against Wales as coach injects youth into ABs lineup.

Wales unlikely to upset ABs

On recent form, there shouldn't be too much confidence in the valleys of upsetting the All Blacks.

'A game' missing from B players

At least we found out that a lot of the All Blacks' second-stringers are not that good, writes Glenn McLean.

All Blacks player rankings

SBW selection reflects faith

Reds will embrace O'Connor

Australian halfback says former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor will be welcomed into Queensland set-up.

Kiwi after Waratahs job

NSW assistant coach and ex-AB Daryl Gibson throws his hat in ring to succeed Michael Cheika as head coach.

Canes' to train in Gisborne

Highlanders to play down south

Japan, Argentina welcomed

It's official. Tokyo and Buenos Aires based franchises are joining Super Rugby, extended to 18 teams from 2016.

Six rookies for Sevens squad

Coach Gordon Tietjens names six rookies in New Zealand Sevens squad for the 2014-15 season.

Willison gets sevens call-up

HGHS student impresses NZ women's sevens coach Sean Horan enough to gain selection to 16-strong training squad.

Scanlan ready for sevens post

NZ women's sevens squad named

Rookies added to NZ Sevens

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

Kaino won't ignore roots

When All Blacks forward heard about the problems his Samoa "brothers" were having, he felt compelled to act.

South Africa bring in two

South Africa have called on Bulls halfback Rudy Paige and Lions first-five Marnitz Boshoff for the test against Wales on November 29.

France's Thomas demoted

Fijians to spark try-scoring

Injury forces four changes

Scotland makes injury-induced changes for Tonga test; the first test to played on a purely synthetic pitch.

Carter left out in the cold

Dan Carter will end season in the stands but All Blacks coach says end of year tour was a successful exercise.

Barrett wins the big battle

Taranaki playmaker wins much-debated race to start for All Blacks at first five-eighth against Wales in Cardiff.

Hammett's Wales vs ABs pick

Great No 10 debate goes on

McCaw nearly quit after '07

All Blacks captain considered standing down after team's shock Rugby World Cup quarterfinal loss to France.

Everything went to plan

Colin Cooper Taranaki became the NPC Premiership champions for the first time in 2014. Rugby writer Glenn McLean looks at their season.

Many contributors share credit

The crowd reaction after Taranaki defeated Tasman to win the NPC final could not be scripted.

Halaholo reaches Super level

Women boost rugby numbers

Scott sacked as coach

South Canterbury Heartland rugby coach Chester Scott has been sacked.

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