10:44 PM The Crusaders breathed life into their playoffs hopes with a bonus-point 29-15 win over the Blues in Christchurch.
American rugby unions are set to launch an annual championship based on the successful European model.
Depleted Chiefs get bonus-point 35-27 victory but 14-man Western Force push them all the way in Hamilton.
An insipid first-half performance cost the Highlanders any chance of upset over the Brumbies.
Queensland Reds accuse Toulon of jumping the gun by announcing a deal to sign Wallaby Quade Cooper.
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10:44 PM Bonus-point win over the Blues at AMI Stadium keeps the Crusaders in Super Rugby playoff contention
Chiefs get bonus-point 35-27 victory but 14-man Western Force show mettle in Hamilton.
Hamilton Girls High School head to Japan on Sunday to contest the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament, and hope to bring home a world title.
NZ women's sevens team extend unbeaten run to 36 with victory over Russia in the Canada Sevens final.
American rugby unions to launch an annual championship based on the successful European model.
Rule change presents RWC Wallabies recall chance for France-based greats Smith, Giteau and Mitchell.
Picking overseas based players would create far more problems than it solved, says Steve Tew.
Forget All Blacks captain's patchy Super form, RWC will suit him "as a slog fest, a street fight," ex-ABs prop Craig Dowd says.
Wellington rugby has lost one of its most talented young players with Chase Tiatia leaving.
Documentary about Kiwi rural rugby has it world premiere on Saturday.