Secret to Barrett's success

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara has been in superb form recently.

OPINION: Outgoing Crusaders coach to announce future, and secret to Beauden Barrett's form.

Rene Ranger's 'poor choice'

Rene Ranger faces a misconduct hearing after being caught drink-driving.

14 min ago  Rugby officials left disappointed as former All Black convicted for careless and drink driving.

Don't write Coles off yet

Captain Dane Coles of the Hurricanes leaves the field with an injury during the Super Rugby quarterfinal.

Canes captain understood to be testing rib protectors in order to play in the Super Rugby semifinals.

Double boost for Chiefs video

Sam Cane is making good progress from his concussion and should be right for the Chiefs' Super Rugby semifinal against ...

Sam Cane and Seta Tamanivalu set to play in Saturday night's blockbuster semi against the Canes.

Highlanders embrace high life

Aaron Smith hopes there will be more cause for celebrations when the Highlanders face the Lions for the second time this ...

Highlanders enthused about playing an enterprising rival in good weather conditions, says Aaron Smith.

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New role for Gardiner

Angus Gardiner, newly appointed Crusaders  general manager for professional rugby.

Angus Gardiner is stepping aside as Crusaders team manager to take up a new role at the franchise.

Matthews to coach NZ Heartland

Barry Matthews gets nod for NZ Heartland coaching position.

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews has been appointed the new head coach of the New Zealand Heartland XV.

Rennie: ABs assistant, no thanks video

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says he isn't keen on an All Blacks assistant coach job ahead of 2019.

"There's only one job isn't there, and there's a lot of people who probably want it," Chiefs coach says of top All Blacks job.

Lions will roar into Springboks

It hasn't been an easy start for Allister Coetzee but the new Springboks can use Lions players to inject some form into ...

New Boks coach under pressure to overhaul his squad with players from Super Rugby semifinalist.

Only themselves to blame

The Crusaders gather after their quarterfinal loss to the lions.

OPINION: If the Crusaders want to play the blame game, they need only look in a mirror.

O'Brien braces for Rio

IRB Sevens rugby referee manager Paddy O'Brien, of Invercargill, heading to Rio for the Olympics.

Former test referee excited at attending the Olympics as the sevens referees manager.

Super Rugby's travel hoodoo

Lima Sopoaga and the Highlanders will traverse New Zealand, Australia and South Africa all in three weeks should they ...

Getting your passport stamped within days of a Super Rugby final isn't a great omen.

Highlanders remodel for semis

Jamie Joseph has rejigged his squad for the next phase of the Highlanders' Super Rugby title defence against the Lions ...

Jamie Joseph makes key personnel changes to invigorate Super Rugby champions for semifinal test.

Stiles named Reds coach

Nick Stiles will coach the Queensland Reds next season.

Todd Blackadder misses out on job to interim co-coach and former Wallabies prop.

Rennie gem ready to go

The Chiefs play exciting, winning rugby with a hard edge because Dave Rennie and his players have great mutual respect.

OPINION: Chiefs coach ready for test rugby, and now he has the motive when the next job comes up.

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Only themselves to blame

The Crusaders gather after their quarterfinal loss to the lions.

OPINION: If the Crusaders want to play the blame game, they need only look in a mirror.

Rennie gem ready to go

OPINION: Chiefs coach ready for test rugby, and now he has the motive when the next job comes up.

More Hansen, more success video

Changing of guard for Turbos

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Rennie: ABs assistant, no thanks

"There's only one job isn't there, and there's a lot of people who probably want it," Chiefs coach says of top All Blacks job.

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NZRU look at life after Hansen video

The partnership between New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew, left, and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will endure ...

ABs coach signs through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but what then?

All Blacks need a rival video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen faces a challenging time over the next three years.

OPINION: England and Eddie Jones could be the best thing to happen to Steve Hansen.

Hansen shoots for RWC hat-trick video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has announced he is sticking with the team through to the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

All Blacks coach extends contract through until the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

All Blacks coach to extend deal?

Steve Hansen has been a member of the All Blacks coaching staff since 2004. He was promoted to head coach in 2012 when ...

NZ Rugby could be set to announce that All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will extend his contract through to the 2019 World Cup.

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Lions will roar into Springboks

It hasn't been an easy start for Allister Coetzee but the new Springboks can use Lions players to inject some form into ...

New Boks coach under pressure to overhaul his squad with players from Super Rugby semifinalist.

Global season meets resistance

England are unlikely to support shifting the Six Nations, the RFU's chief executive has said.

England unlikely to support changes to Six Nations or end-of-year tests, which makes a global season hard to fathom.

O'Brien braces for Rio

IRB Sevens rugby referee manager Paddy O'Brien, of Invercargill, heading to Rio for the Olympics.

Former test referee excited at attending the Olympics as the sevens referees manager.

Burger backs out of the Boks

Schalk Burger on the burst for the Stormers in their quarterfinal loss to the Chiefs in Cape Town.

SA flanker makes himself unavailable for the Rugby Championship to focus on English club Saracens instead.

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Matthews to coach NZ Heartland

Barry Matthews gets nod for NZ Heartland coaching position.

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews has been appointed the new head coach of the New Zealand Heartland XV.

Rakaia chase fourth straight Watters Cup crown

Rakaia's Nete Caucau takes the ball into contact  overpowered Celtic in Saturday's Watters Cup rugby semi-final.

 Rakaia advanced to a fourth straight Mid Canterbury final while Southbridge got the better of Waihora in Ellesmere's top-of-the-table clash.

Spartans loss provides gauge

Stags coach Hoani Macdonald.

No 8 Mika Mafi impresses in hit out against the Sassenachs in Dunedin.

Taylor: 'I'm proud of the guys' video

High flying Barbarians wing Hayden Stephen is tackled by Woodlands wing Gabriel Pickering during the premier Galbraith ...

Barbarians and Woodlands coaches both step down after 2016 Galbraith Shield final.

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I'd sign Jarryd Hayne in a heartbeat: Connolly

Jarryd Hayne's stint with the Fiji sevens team was short-lived.

Should the Waratahs take a punt on Jarryd Hayne? A former Wallabies coach thinks so.

Sevens stars sign on

DJ Forbes will set a record for most sevens series tournaments if he plays in Dubai.

DJ Forbes looks to make history, as he and five others from Olympics sevens squad re-sign on.

Turner aims to unearth gold in Rio

Amy Turner had to move to Sydney to guarantee a spot in the Australian women's sevens team for Rio.

The former mine driver has taken an intriguing path to the Olympic Games.

Lahmert misses GB sevens team

Warwick Lahmert has missed out on an Olympic place with Team GB.

Former New Zealand international Warwick Lahmert misses out on Great Britain sevens side for Rio.

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New role for Gardiner

Angus Gardiner, newly appointed Crusaders  general manager for professional rugby.

Angus Gardiner is stepping aside as Crusaders team manager to take up a new role at the franchise.

Rennie: ABs assistant, no thanks video

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says he isn't keen on an All Blacks assistant coach job ahead of 2019.

"There's only one job isn't there, and there's a lot of people who probably want it," Chiefs coach says of top All Blacks job.

Super Rugby's travel hoodoo

Lima Sopoaga and the Highlanders will traverse New Zealand, Australia and South Africa all in three weeks should they ...

Getting your passport stamped within days of a Super Rugby final isn't a great omen.

Highlanders remodel for semis

Jamie Joseph has rejigged his squad for the next phase of the Highlanders' Super Rugby title defence against the Lions ...

Jamie Joseph makes key personnel changes to invigorate Super Rugby champions for semifinal test.

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