Highlanders blitz Stormers video

Highlanders winger Patrick Osborne dives over for one of his two tries against the Stormers on Friday night.

Patrick Osborne celebrated his 50th match for the Highlanders by bagging a double in big win.

Super Rugby's hot topics

Sam Cane is mixing his time between 7 and 8 for the Chiefs but will be in a showdown with Ardie Savea for the openside ...

Marc Hinton uncorks the chief talking points ahead of the weekend's footy action.

Tug of war for Aussie prop

Tyrel Lomax (with the ball) is the son of former Kiwis prop John Lomax.

Rising Rebels prop Tyrel Lomax has been contacted by the All Blacks to switch to NZ.

Rugby player collapses on field

The player was rushed to Middlemore Hospital.

Man fighting for his life after incident at World Masters Games in Auckland. 

Rugby's nagging headache

James Broadhurst has been forced to retire from rugby after struggling to recover from a concussion suffered while ...

James Broadhurst the latest to succumb with head injuries knocking many out of the game, and worse.

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Recap: Highlanders v Stormers

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 28:  Ben Smith (R)  of the Highlanders tries to break the tackle of Cheslin Kolbe of the ...

Classy Highlanders far too good for the Stormers in Dunedin.

Ngatai's return continues

Charlie Ngatai has named at 10 for University in Waikato premier club rugby.

Chiefs midfielder set for third match in a week after returning from concussion issues that threatened his career.

Play-by-play: Highlanders v Stormers

Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith.

The Highlanders' clash with the Stormers, a play-at-a-time in Dunedin.

Aki banned for ref abuse

Bundee Aki has been banned for three weeks after admitting a charge of misconduct.

Former Chiefs centre cops three-week ban after abusing a referee during and after a Pro12 match in Ireland.

Force still rattled on future

Western Force face being axed from Super Rugby.

Coach says players are rattled, but they're fighting on after Chiefs loss as Super Rugby axe looms large.

Crusaders eye Cheetahs' fast starts

Kieran Read is one of just three players who remain from the Crusaders team that started in the 33-20 loss to the ...

Sleepwalking into an ambush in Bloemfontein is the last thing the Crusaders need right now.

Stags halfback glad to be back

Southland halfback Liam Howley has made a return after a lengthy injury layoff.

"I was taught a big lesson and I'm going to come out the other side better for it.''

May's sadness for Broadhurst

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The Hurricanes prop says it was tough to hear of his friend James Broadhurst's early retirement due to concussion.

Boyd hails tough decision video

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Hurricanes' James Broadhurst during Hurricanes V Stormers, Super 15 Rugby at ...

The Hurricanes coach knows it must have been hard for James Broadhurst to call time on his career due to concussion.

Broadhurst retires from rugby

James Broadhurst made his test debut for the All Blacks in their 2015 Rugby Championship test against South Africa in ...

Every time his heart rate soared, one-test All Black James Broadhurst was hit by crippling headaches.

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Knowing when to quit is tough video

James Broadhurst's promising rugby career was cut short by concussion.

OPINION: One minute you have it all, the next all you have is a splitting headache.

Kaino injury: Spanner in the works

OPINION: Make no bones about it, this could destabilise the All Blacks' Lions preparation.

History shows Jordie a must

Reason: Radical revamp for ABs if Lions win series

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Highlanders blitz Stormers

Patrick Osborne celebrated his 50th match for the Highlanders by bagging a double in big win.

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Sevens decision still pending video

No decision yet on whether Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be given another try at hosting the annual Sevens tournament.

Could a meeting in Tokyo next month say sayonara to Wellington's hosting rights?

Kaino to go under the knife video

Rugged Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino has collected an untimely knee injury.

Blues star likely to out for six weeks owing to surgery, putting his ABs place in doubt for the Lions tour.

Reason: Radical revamp for ABs if Lions win series

Winston Peters observes the All Blacks' captain's run in Paris last November. Could he be coaching the All Blacks if ...

Opinion: Winston Peters as next All Blacks coach and Kiwi rivers to run red if the Lions beat the All Blacks, teases Mark Reason.

Test spot SBW's to lose

Sonny Bill Williams has shown flashes of his best for the Blues so far in Super Rugby.

OPINION: If he proves his form over the next month, Sonny Bill Williams should get the No 12 jersey against the Lions.

international

Lions tours' length to be cut

The British and Irish Lions, led by Sam Warburton and Warren Gatland, will no longer make 10-match tours after their ...

Pressure brought to bear by English clubs to cut Lions tours by two matches.

White: Pick Boks from overseas

Springboks coach Jake White and wonder wing Bryan Habana, 2007 World Cup winners, continued their winning ways in the ...

An offshore South African XV would beat the current Springboks, World Cup winning coach says.

Kiwi wing will 'go extra mile'

Auckland-born Denny Solomona is set for his England rugby debut after playing rugby league for Samoa.

Born in NZ and capped for Samoa, but Denny Solomona will run through brick walls for Eddie Jones' England.

Rugby's State of Origin stymied

Big hits are a feature of rugby league's State of Origin - something union hoped to replicate in Australia with an ...

Mooted annual 'State of Union' match between the Reds and Waratahs put on ice owing to Super Rugby cuts.

provincial

Stags halfback glad to be back

Southland halfback Liam Howley has made a return after a lengthy injury layoff.

"I was taught a big lesson and I'm going to come out the other side better for it.''

From financial survival to growth

Rugby Southland general manager Andrew Moreton.

Rugby Southland announces big 2016 financial surplus and finally has cash reserves in the bank.

Mexted: Provinces better for Lions

Former All Blacks No 8 Murray Mexted wants the Lions to play the provinces.

British and Irish Lions should be playing the provinces, not Super Rugby teams, ex-AB says.

Valley take down defending champions

Athletic Marist first-five Antini Brown kicks down field against Excelsior.

Valley stunned defending champions Maheno in round four of North Otago senior rugby's Citizens Shield on Saturday.

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NZ women win Japan sevens video

Michaela Blyde scored the winning try in the final of the Japan sevens.

Last-ditch Michaela Blyde try seals win after Canada fumble kickoff with seconds remaining.

NZ unbeaten at Japan sevens

New Zealand sevens star Portia Woodman steams away for a try.

Portia Woodman scores three tries and Sarah Goss excels in every department as Kiwi women march into quarter-finals.

$7 tribute for Fiji's rugby heroes

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Two million commemorative $7 notes released in honour of Fiji's Olympic heroes.

'We let ourselves down': 7s coach

Andrew Knewstubb of New Zealand reacts after losing the quartfinal to Canada.

Sevens coach laments a lack of consistency after another fifth placed finish.

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Recap: Highlanders v Stormers

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 28:  Ben Smith (R)  of the Highlanders tries to break the tackle of Cheslin Kolbe of the ...

Classy Highlanders far too good for the Stormers in Dunedin.

Ngatai's return continues

Charlie Ngatai has named at 10 for University in Waikato premier club rugby.

Chiefs midfielder set for third match in a week after returning from concussion issues that threatened his career.

Play-by-play: Highlanders v Stormers

Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith.

The Highlanders' clash with the Stormers, a play-at-a-time in Dunedin.

Force still rattled on future

Western Force face being axed from Super Rugby.

Coach says players are rattled, but they're fighting on after Chiefs loss as Super Rugby axe looms large.

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