Umaga: We must help each other video

Blues head coach Tana Umaga has urged his players to open up about mental health issues.

It's been a tough week for rugby. Blues coach Tana Umaga says players can't let pride stand in the way of asking for help.

Super Rugby predictions

Handre Pollard's return from injury could propel the Bulls back into Super Rugby title contention, writes Aaron Goile.

Stuff rugby writers pick their team on the rise, team on the slide, four semifinalists and 2017 champion.

Haylett-Petty stays at Force

Dane Haylett-Petty made his Force debut in 2008.

After a breakthrough 2016, Wallabies outside back has committed his future to the Force

Kirwan: Let's talk about suicide

Kirwan has been a mental illness advocate since his retirement from the game.

Sir John Kirwan believes we need to start talking more openly to help those with mental illness

Reduced prices for Crusaders

Hamish Riach Chief Executive Officer for the Crusaders rugby team at Christchurch's Rugby Park.

The Crusaders recorded a profit of just $2000 last year. Now they have reduced some ticket prices.

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Wanganui fined for ineligible player

Wanganui used an under-aged player in their women's sevens team at the Central Region Sevens last year.

Wanganui fined for player under-aged player in their women's sevens team.

Keane's departure could be one of many

Chiefs assistant coach Kieran Keane is embarking on a new challenge, taking up the head coaching role at Irish club Connacht.

OPINION: There's a strong chance there will be a complete wipe-out of all the Chiefs' coaches heading into 2018, writes Aaron Goile.

Blues injury-ravaged for opener video

Rieko Ioane will take his place at centre in an unfamiliar Blues backline to face the Rebels in Melbourne to kick off ...

Blues missing several All Blacks for season opener against the Rebels in Melbourne.

Reason: Cult of silence kills

Dan Vickerman, pictured in 2011, died on Saturday night.

OPINION: After the death of Dan Vickerman we need to talk about the problems that are killing our young men.

Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Car sponsor dumps Carter video

Dan Carter faces testing times as the reality of his drink-driving charge hits home.

All Blacks great confirms loss of lucrative deal in fallout to Paris drink-driving charge.

Tragedy's awful irony

Dan Vickerman wins a lineout against South African in the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington.

Dan Vickerman, more than most in pro sport, nailed the transition to regular human.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

Nonu helps Cooper get his mojo back

Quade Cooper has rediscovered his purpose in the game.

If Quade Cooper is back to his devastating best this season, we know who to blame.

Can Rennie, Cruden go out in style?

Aaron Cruden and Dave Rennie have formed a quality partnership at the Chiefs, with this year to be the end of an era.

In their final year in charge, Chiefs coach and co-captain look to recreate title-winning feeling.

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Reason: Cult of silence kills

Dan Vickerman, pictured in 2011, died on Saturday night.

OPINION: After the death of Dan Vickerman we need to talk about the problems that are killing our young men.

Welcome to the jungle, Lions

OPINION: News that the ABs will be available for Blues, Crusaders makes the tourists' life even harder.

Rennie's Chiefs legacy cemented

NZR's expanding war chest

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Umaga: We must help each other

It's been a tough week for rugby. Blues coach Tana Umaga says players can't let pride stand in the way of asking for help.

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Kieran Read talks gardening video

Andy Ellis, left, has interviewed his former Crusdaders and All Blacks team-mate Kieran Read on Seven Sharp.

All Blacks skipper shows off his ride-on mower on team-mate's current affairs show.

ABs let off leash for Lions

All Blacks captain Kieran Read and his counterparts will turn out for the Crusaders against the touring Lions.

Lions face a torrid start to NZ tour with top All Blacks to be released as the Crusaders and Blues soften them up.

Read in for the long haul

All Blacks skipper Kieran Read is in a good place after off-season wrist surgery has afforded him an extended lead-in to ...

The All Blacks captain has reaffirmed his commitment and desire to continue to lead the No 1 rugby side on the planet.

Smith a happy Highlander

Highlanders and All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has plenty to ponder ahead of an important 2017 season.

Southern franchise expect their embattled halfback to revive his fortunes in Super Rugby.

international

Car sponsor dumps Carter video

Dan Carter faces testing times as the reality of his drink-driving charge hits home.

All Blacks great confirms loss of lucrative deal in fallout to Paris drink-driving charge.

Tragedy's awful irony

Dan Vickerman wins a lineout against South African in the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington.

Dan Vickerman, more than most in pro sport, nailed the transition to regular human.

Nonu helps Cooper get his mojo back

Quade Cooper has rediscovered his purpose in the game.

If Quade Cooper is back to his devastating best this season, we know who to blame.

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

provincial

Ex-NPC player jailed for rape

A Southland Stags team photo of Craig Wells.

Dark off-field life of a drug-addicted rugby player revealed as he's tried for the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.

Punters change their tune video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 29:  A general view of Westpac Stadium in the Cup Final match between Fiji and South ...

Capital's stadium looks to keep turnstiles spinning as crowds put rock over rugby.

Hammett not returning as Makos assistant coach

Mark Hammett won't be returning as assistant coach of the Tasman Makos rugby team.

Tasman are looking for a new assistant rugby coach.

sevens

Wanganui fined for ineligible player

Wanganui used an under-aged player in their women's sevens team at the Central Region Sevens last year.

Wanganui fined for player under-aged player in their women's sevens team.

How did Wgtn screw up the sevens?

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 03:  Internet MANA press secretary Pam Corkery listens as founder Kim Dotcom speaks to ...

OPINION: The brilliant Sydney event makes you wonder how Wellington stuffed up a "gimme" so badly, writes Pam Corkery.

Sevens appeal for females

New Zealand sevens representative Alena Saili is back home in Invercargill after competing in he first international ...

Rugby now not just a man's domain as the sport provides an appealing pathway for female athletes.

Hurricanes getting stronger

Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee, right, has worked hard to make a success of the Super Rugby franchise.

Avan Lee has grown the Hurricanes, but he has no answers for the ailing Wellington Sevens.

super rugby

Keane's departure could be one of many

Chiefs assistant coach Kieran Keane is embarking on a new challenge, taking up the head coaching role at Irish club Connacht.

OPINION: There's a strong chance there will be a complete wipe-out of all the Chiefs' coaches heading into 2018, writes Aaron Goile.

Blues injury-ravaged for opener video

Rieko Ioane will take his place at centre in an unfamiliar Blues backline to face the Rebels in Melbourne to kick off ...

Blues missing several All Blacks for season opener against the Rebels in Melbourne.

Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

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