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Gifford: Hurricanes look Super after another win

NOT STOPPING: Beauden Barrett on the attack against the Highlanders on Friday night.

OPINION: After five straight wins, the once brittle franchise has clearly found the formula for success.

Opinion: Super Rugby's three burning questions

OPINION: Hurricanes or Highlanders? And are Dan Carter's World Cup prospects being compromised?

Deans drops in as Grizz's gang reunite

Opinion: Super Rugby's three burning questions

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Thorn tipped for Super Rugby return with Reds

COMING BACK: Brad Thorn, seen here playing for the Highlanders, has been linked with the Queensland Reds.

Former All Black Brad Thorn linked with a move to Queensland Reds for next year’s Super Rugby campaign.

Frans Steyn's appeal delayed as judicial saga drags on

Sharks star free to play Super Rugby this weekend with Sanzar's appeal against the not guilty verdict on his tip tackle of Chiefs playmaker Aaron Cruden postponed till next week.

CHANGE OF PLAN: Blues coach Sir John Kirwan may have to scrap plans to rest several All Blacks.

Blues coach backflips on resting All Black stars

Blues coach Sir John Kirwan has been forced to rethink resting several front-line All Blacks against the Waratahs.


Old heads to guide rookies in Hong Kong

WISE ONE: DJ Forbes, centre, will provide key experience for New Zealand in Hong Kong.

The atmosphere, city and stadium all combine to make for an experience like no other on the Sevens circuit.

NZ sevens named for Hong Kong and Tokyo legs

Two returning veterans and two new faces are included in the NZ Sevens team for Hong Kong and Tokyo legs of the sevens world series.

New Zealand’s female, sevens version of Pele would have to be Portia Woodman.

NZ Sevens sisters forging sporting dynasty

Beaten just twice in world series history, team win fifth straight tournament in taking out US event.


England's Six Nations finish 'unacceptable'

Tom Youngs of England looks dejected at the end of the RBS Six Nations match between England and France.

England's fourth successive Six Nations runners-up finish is unacceptable RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie said.

Fitzpatrick to commentate at Rugby World Cup

All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick has gained a place on the official Rugby World Cup broadcasting team.

STRONG BELIEFS: David Pocock's outspokeness could cost him a chance of captaining the Wallabies again, according to former test fullback, now TV commentator Greg Martin.

Pocock won't captain Wallabies again - Martin

David Pocock's principled stand against homophobia will cost him any chance of captaining Australia again.

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Big Dominic Bird's wings clipped with omission

WINGS CLIPPED: Dominic Bird, who was left out of the Crusaders' tour party to South Africa, takes a lineout throw during a pre-season match against the Hurricanes.

Dominic Bird's path back into the All Blacks has suddenly got slippery.

ABs stars ruining French rugby with flooded market

French rugby greats have lamented the decline in their game, blaming the influx of the overseas stars on their club competition

STAR POWER: A Men's Health Life website is claiming All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams takes "legal steroids" to maintain his athletic prowess, something his manager has swiftly poured cold water on.

Sonny Bill Williams targeted in "legal steroid" scam

A scam website claims All Blacks star takes "legal steroids" to maintain his athletic prowess. 


New blood on WRU board

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Two new men have been ushered on to the Wellington Rugby Union's board of directors.

Tough test first up

South Canterbury's new rugby coaches to face acid test first up in Heartland Championships.

There weren’t too many of these celebrations on the field for the Mooloos last season, and it was similar story off the park.

WRU stung by Chiefs' playoffs no-show

Lack of home playoff games contributes substantially to Waikato Rugby Union's net loss for 2014 financial year.

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