NZ v Wales burning issues

You'd have to look long, and hard, to find a more indispensable member of the current All Black backline than halfback ...

2:50 PM  Three burning issues ahead of the final NZ v Wales rugby test in Dunedin

Masoe hugs Ayla after win

Chris Masoe hugs Jerry Collins' daughter, Ayla after the Top 14 final between Racing Metro and Toulon.

2:35 PM  Chris Masoe was in tears holding Jerry Collins' daughter after Racing Metro won the Top 14 title.

Carter's magic clinches title video

Dan Carter kicked a penalty with three minutes to play to clinch the French Top 14 final for Racing Metro.

Ex-AB helps his Paris club to French rugby glory - with only 14 men.

Cheika, Jones make club proud

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

2:46 PM  ​Former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer is proud of both Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones.

New trio for Highlanders trip

Manawatu halfback Jamie Booth is poised to make his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders in South Africa.

Three new Highlanders included for South African assignment.

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Ireland primed for final act

Ireland's Keith Earls celebrates scoring a try last year with captain Rory Best.

Ireland might be just a day away from the end of a long and bruising rugby season.

Cipriani convicted of drink-driving

The Mercedes he was driving was travelling "very fast".

Former England first-five fined and banned from driving for 18 months.

Blues shake off cobwebs

Melani Nanai scored a double for the Blues in their big win over the Northland Barbarians.

Tana Umaga's side warm up for Super Rugby return with big win over Northland.

Lions coaching dream team?

Eddie Jones has worked wonders with England since taking over after last year's World Cup.

Former Lions hooker says Jones and Gatland should team up against ABs

First XV doping claim

In a recent pilot programme in South Africa, about half the schoolboy rugby samples tested positive, David Howman says.

World sport's anti-drugs boss says Kiwi schoolboys are easy targets for steroid peddlers.

Turning Welsh to welcome fans

The Scottish Shop in Dunedin has been renamed 'The Welsh Shop' as the city gets ready for the test between All Blacks ...

New Zealand's Scottish city turns Welsh in the lead-up to Saturday's sold-out match between the All Blacks and Wales.

Carter eyes Top 14 glory

Dan Carter and Racing have the chance to make up for last month's European Champions Cup heartache when they take on ...

ABs legend to lead Racing in French final against Toulon.

Georgia too strong for Fiji

Fiji couldn't crack the Georgia defence, with a Nick Volavola penalty their only scoring.

A penalty goal to Nick Volavola was all Fiji could manage against Georgia in their rugby test.

Uncapped trio will step up: Read

Captain Kieran Read is backing loose forwards Elliot Dixon and Liam Squire to adjust comfortably to test rugby on their ...

Kieran Read has no concerns with a team featuring three new caps and 12 changes from the side that secured series win.

Wales: better late than never

Wales' Ken Owens braces himself for a tackle by Owen Franks during the second test against the All Blacks in Wellington.

Wales missed a trick with that late arrival in Dunedin.

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Rare shot at No 10 for Barrett

Beauden Barrett, who replaced the injured Aaron Cruden in the 33rd minute, was instrumental in inspiring the All Blacks ...

OPINION: Barrett's 39th test appearance will be only his seventh start in the No 10 jersey.

Reason: The Kiwi driving England

OPINION: Dylan Hartley's is one of the more extraordinary transformations of modern sport.

Sorry Ardie, Sam's got this

All Blacks would wallop England video

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Carter's magic boot clinches title

Ex-AB helps his Paris club to French rugby glory - with only 14 men.

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Turning Welsh to welcome fans

The Scottish Shop in Dunedin has been renamed 'The Welsh Shop' as the city gets ready for the test between All Blacks ...

New Zealand's Scottish city turns Welsh in the lead-up to Saturday's sold-out match between the All Blacks and Wales.

Uncapped trio will step up: Read

Captain Kieran Read is backing loose forwards Elliot Dixon and Liam Squire to adjust comfortably to test rugby on their ...

Kieran Read has no concerns with a team featuring three new caps and 12 changes from the side that secured series win.

Wales: better late than never

Wales' Ken Owens braces himself for a tackle by Owen Franks during the second test against the All Blacks in Wellington.

Wales missed a trick with that late arrival in Dunedin.

ABs eye clean sweep

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen offers his condolences to Wales captain Sam Warburton after the second test in Wellington. ...

Wales coach Warren Gatland knows when to pick his fights. And he has kept quiet in New Zealand.

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Ireland primed for final act

Ireland's Keith Earls celebrates scoring a try last year with captain Rory Best.

Ireland might be just a day away from the end of a long and bruising rugby season.

Cipriani convicted of drink-driving

The Mercedes he was driving was travelling "very fast".

Former England first-five fined and banned from driving for 18 months.

Lions coaching dream team?

Eddie Jones has worked wonders with England since taking over after last year's World Cup.

Former Lions hooker says Jones and Gatland should team up against ABs

Carter eyes Top 14 glory

Dan Carter and Racing have the chance to make up for last month's European Champions Cup heartache when they take on ...

ABs legend to lead Racing in French final against Toulon.

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Dixon to join special club

Elliot Dixon is set to make his debut for the All Blacks in the third test against Wales.

Elliot Dixon set to join an impressive list of Southland loose forwards to pull on the All Blacks jersey.

Waikato sign experienced quartet

Isaac Boss made his return to Waikato colours in their Ranfurly Shield defence against Thames Valley earlier this month.

Coach expects group led by veterans Isaac Boss and Stephen Donald to complement his young squad.

Oliver opts for retirement

James Oliver played the last of his 43 games for Manawatu against Taranaki in 2015.

Manawatu Turbos No 8 James Oliver retires from rugby at 31 after losing the enjoyment factor.

Howley out for season

Stags halfback Liam Howley.

The Stags have suffered a major blow with halfback Liam Howley ruled out for the season.

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Olympic Power Rankings: No 7

These are trying times for Sir Gordon Tietjens as he plots the path to sevens gold in Rio.

The NZ men's sevens team head to Rio as just one of a pack of contenders chasing gold in the sport's debut.

Olympic Power Rankings: No. 8

Sarah Goss says the New Zealand women's sevens team will be firing come Rio.

 New Zealand are in good shape ahead of the Rio Olympics' women's sevens tournament.

'Honey Badger' unlikely for Rio

Nick Cummins in action for the Australian sevens side against Argentina in Hong Kong.

The cult Wallabies winger has been ruled out of a crucial training camp with a knee injury.

NZ's Rio sevens pool takes shape

Tim Mikkelson and Scott Curry will be back in Rio de Janeiro playing sevens in August.

NZ likely to get a kind draw for sevens pool play at next month's Olympics.

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Blues shake off cobwebs

Melani Nanai scored a double for the Blues in their big win over the Northland Barbarians.

Tana Umaga's side warm up for Super Rugby return with big win over Northland.

Wet and wild night for Canes

Conditions weren't for the faint-hearted in Melbourne.

Hurricanes splash their way to a big win over the Rebels in Melbourne.

Nanai-Williams eyes NZ return

Tim Nanai-Williams, pictured here playing for Samoa, could soon be returning to New Zealand Rugby.

Samoan test star hoping to nail another deal in Japan and then return to NZ for Super Rugby next year.

Chiefs lock out for the season

Michael Allardice will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season.

For the second year in a row, Michael Allardice has had his Super Rugby season cut short.

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