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opinion

Hansen has big calls to make on elder statesmen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has some decisions to ponder about Dan Carter, left, and Richie McCaw, right.

OPINION: Can the All Blacks coach rely on Richie McCaw and Dan Carter at the end of the year?

Knowler: Blackadder is really feeling the heat now

OPINION: With the Crusaders having won just four from nine, the task facing their coach is daunting.

Strang: Time to test Sopoaga in ABs jumper

Robson: Carter, Barrett take pole position for No 10

super rugby

NFL player eyes switch to rugby with Brumbies

Tight end Chris Coyle will spend three months training and playing rugby in Canberra.

Former Houston Texans tight end heads down under to train with Brumbies academy.

Season over for Jason Woodward after ankle break

Jason Woodward's Super Rugby season is over after he broke his ankle playing club rugby.

Todd Blackadder has always guided the Crusaders to the playoffs since taking over as head coach in 2009.

Knowler: Blackadder is really feeling the heat now

OPINION: With the Crusaders having won just four from nine, the task facing their coach is daunting.

sevens

Bill Pulver dashes Bernard Foley's sevens dream

Main man: Bernard Foley of the Waratahs and Wallabies.

ARU boss Bill Pulver has scuppered Bernard Foley'sbid to represent Australia at next year's Olympic Games.

NZ sevens sisters cruise in Canada

The New Zealand sevens sisters have cruised into the Canada Sevens quarterfinals with a pool match to play.

Portia Woodman has continued her fine form in the black jersey of the NZ women's sevens team.

Sevens sisters win Canada final

NZ women's sevens team extend unbeaten run to 36 with victory over Russia in the Canada Sevens final.

international

Coach puts Pumas on track for World Cup

Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has the Pumas primed first up against the US Eagles.

11:14 AM  Revitalised Argentina loom as Rugby World Cup dark horses under Hourcade.

Quade Cooper signs for Toulon, French media say

The Wallabies and Queensland Reds can start planning for life after Quade Cooper.

Ageing rugby stars Ali Williams (left) and Brad Thorn are set to be replaced by the next generation of All Blacks at European clubs.

Ali Williams says spotlight needed on southern exodus

He's a product of system, but former All Black believes rugby bosses need to look at alarming player drain hitting southern hemisphere allies.

all blacks

Ali Williams says spotlight needed on southern exodus

Ageing rugby stars Ali Williams (left) and Brad Thorn are set to be replaced by the next generation of All Blacks at European clubs.

He's a product of system, but former All Black believes rugby bosses need to look at alarming player drain hitting southern hemisphere allies.

Cruden still clings to faint Rugby World Cup hope

Aaron Cruden still has an outside chance of going to the Rugby World Cup as a late replacement.

Aaron Cruden goes down with the knee injury that looks likely to rule him out of the World Cup.

Mehrtens urges crocked Cruden to 'stay positive'

Crocked All Black Aaron Cruden needs to find a middle ground between despair and hope.

provincial

Wellington Lions lose first-five Tiatia to BOP

Talented young first five-eighth Chase Tiatia has signed a two year deal with Bay of Plenty.

Wellington rugby has lost one of its most talented young players with Chase Tiatia leaving.

Film puts focus on rural rugby

Documentary about Kiwi rural rugby has it world premiere on Saturday.

Rugby Southland life member Donald Hay.

Rugby Southland announces $174k profit at AGM

Rugby Southland has announced an unaudited surplus of $174,523 for 2014.

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