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opinion

Hansen has relaxed into role

Andy Ellis, third from left, and team-mates ahead of the historic Apia test against Samoa.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Fair-dinkum bloke persona allows Steve Hansen to act with decency as ABs coach.

Sporting journey set high standards

OPINION: Waikato Times sports editor Evan Pegden engendered the greatest respect throughout his career.

Picking a world cup squad always a mystery

Robson: ABs need Sopoaga video

super rugby

Leguizamon signs for Super Rugby

Pumas back rower Juan Manuel Leguizamon has joined the growing number of Argentina players returning home to play Super Rugby.

Argentina back row Juan Manuel Leguizamon has signed up for the new Argentine Super Rugby franchise for two years.

Sponsorship key to Canes growth

As a number of Hurricanes prepare for World Cup duty, the Wellington franchise is on the hunt for a sponsor.

Auckland coach Paul Feeney will be an assistant to Tana Umaga with the Blues for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Feeney named Blues assistant

Tana Umaga adds Auckland provincial mentor Paul Feeney to complete his coaching setup for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

sevens

Top ref Joubert eyes Rio 2016

Craig Joubert has earned his reputation through decisive officiating and good communication skills.

Craig Joubert switches focus from 15s to sevens with a dream of officiating at next year's Olympics.

Tietjens starts long Olympic trial

SBW aside, it wasn't quite the star studded announcement NZ sevens coach Gordon Tietjens envisaged 18 months ago.

Bay of Plenty will continue to play host to the national tournament until 2018.

BOP keep sevens nationals until 2018

The national sevens tournament will remain in the Bay of Plenty until at least 2018, although the location could change during that time.

international

Cotter defends Hardie selection

Highlanders flanker John Hardie gets the chance to further prove he deserved his place in the Scotland World Cup squad when they face France in Paris.

Kiwi Scotland coach again defends selection of NZ flanker as they prepare for World Cup.

Boks rely on old heads at RWC

South Africa will rely on players who have seen it all before as they bid for a third RWC.

John Eales has made a hugely successful transition to life after sport, and is picking All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw to do something similar.

Eales: McCaw ready for life after rugby

5:00 AM  World Cup-winning Wallabies captain heaps praise on All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw.

all blacks

Piutau did all he could for ABs

Charles Piutau believes he did everything he could to make the All Blacks squad.

5:00 AM  Charles Piutau says his move to Irish club Ulster didn't cost him a World Cup trip with the All Blacks.

Eales: McCaw ready for life after rugby

5:00 AM  World Cup-winning Wallabies captain heaps praise on All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw.

Sonny Bill Williams believes Jarryd Hayne has created a pathway to the NFL for others to follow.

SBW admires Hayne's NFL move

5:00 AM  Sonny Bill Williams believes Jarryd Hayne has created a pathway for others to follow.

provincial

Hawke's Bay defend Shield

Ryan Tongia of Hawkes Bay dives to score in Napier.

Hawke's Bay defended the Ranfurly Shield with a 48-32 win over North Harbour in Napier.

Wanganui thrash North Otago

Wanganui sounded a warning to Heartland Championships hopefuls with an eight try drubbing of the previously unbeaten North Otago in Oamaru.

Wellington`s Jeremy Thrush put in a fine effort for his team down south.

Thrush hat-trick sets up win

Jeremy Thrush shines to lead Wellington to 53-3 NPC win over Southland.

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