Rugby

Fight fire with fire

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Fight fire with fire to beat the All Blacks

England's World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has urged current boss Stuart Lancaster to push on with a high-tempo approach, believing it is the only way to match the All Blacks.

Pay problems in securing Nonu

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Pay problems in Ma'a Nonu Toulon negotiation

Competition for All Blacks midfielder's signature believed cause of stalled negotiations with European club champion Toulon.

Deans backs Cheika to deliver

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Deans backs Cheika to succeed with Wallabies

Robbie Deans made a timely appearance in Auckland on Tuesday and, of course, discussion centred on the shambolic state of Australian rugby.

Larkham says no to Cheika: Reports

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Larkham turns down Wallabies offer: Reports

Brumbies coach reportedly knocks back Wallabies approach to concentrate on winning Super Rugby title in Canberra.

Rugby's first <br>'own try'

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Rugby's first 'own try'

A defensive scramble and too much yellow clothing results in joy, then mass confusion as rugby's first 'own try' is awarded.

Kurtley Beale in mid-air argument

Kurtley Beale in mid-air argument

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has had a verbal argument with team official Di Patston on a flight to San Paulo culminating in the business manager returning early to Australia.

Barrett lasered <br>in La Plata

Beauden Barrett lasered

A laser was used during the All Blacks versus Argentina as Beauden Barrett lined up a conversion in the first-half.

Fans, get to Yarrow Stadium

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Fans, get to Yarrow Stadium

Taranaki captain James Marshall is calling for the Taranaki public to get to Yarrow Stadium for their Friday night clash against Auckland.

Right call is tough on Slade

Colin Slade You've got to feel for Colin Slade. Two days after he wins an All Blacks test with a top kick, he's dropped.

Carter still Hansen's go-to guy

Injury-prone Dan Carter is clearly a protected species in these All Blacks - and with pretty good reason. | Slade bows out for Carter

Cruden act worse than let on?

Impact reaches dizzy heights

Rennie seeks another halfback

Dave Rennie Dave Rennie is bringing Michael Leitch back. Now he just needs another halfback.

Chiefs recruit two more players

NZ sevens player Bryce Heem and Auckland loose forward Sean Polwart added to Dave Rennie's squad.

Move to Taranaki pays off

Chiefs make two more signings

ABs to miss early Super Rugby

Top end All Blacks will sit out at least the first round of Super Rugby next year and make graduated returns.

Sevens steroid 'concoction' find

Kenya rugby sevens Fast-improving Kenya rugby sevens team found to have been taking steroids before and after training.

NZR gets tough on eligibility

New eligibility rules will block non-All Black eligible women's rugby players from the annual national sevens tournament.

Tietjens not panicking yet

Tietjens: SBW in sevens talks

Rookies added to NZ Sevens

Gordon Tietjens has named two rookies in his New Zealand squad for the Gold Coast Sevens this weekend.

Pacific nations unhappy

Alama Ieremia Samoa, Tonga and Fiji could legally challenge IRB over adjustments around players switching countries via sevens.

Singapore clash cut from tour

The New Zealand Maori rugby team's match against the Asia Pacific Dragons in Singapore has been cancelled.

Cheika accepts Wallabies deal

Cheika to coach Wallabies

Cotter aims to lift Scotland

Scotland's New Zealand coach Vern Cotter wasn't dodging the realities of tangling with the All Blacks as he named a new squad, including Kiwi Sean Maitland, for next month's internationals.

Opportunity for Romano

Luke Romano Coach Steve Hansen says 'we think he's got a future with the All Blacks' of Canterbury lock's selection for northern tour.

Playmaker getting every chance

All Blacks may take Dan Carter on northern tour even if he isn't fit enough for first game in the US.

Carter gets All Blacks tour nod

Tour hope for Colin Slade

Vito's patience pays off

Wellington loosie reveals he nearly went overseas as debilitating neck injury frustrated his ability to push for All Blacks recall.

Expect better in 2014

Brad Mooar Perhaps the best thing about watching the Stags play this season was imagining what they might look like next year.

Pressure mounts on Scott

South Canterbury rugby coach will only face the normal review after a disastrous Heartland Championship campaign.

Coaches’ jobs safe in review

Heartland XV named for tour

From big dream to nightmare

There was no confusion about what Wellington thought they'd do this year - win the NPC final.

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