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Napier: John Kirwan's time up at Blues

It's time for the Blues and Sir John Kirwan to part ways after another disappointing campaign.

OPINION: Coach's audacious attempt to save his job is a desperate move when the writing's already on the wall.

Umaga or Smith for Blues coach?

OPINION: In a week of coaching woe and halfback headaches, just who should NZ rugby turn to, Stuff scribes ask.

Reason: RWC worry for Perenara

Super Rugby's burning questions: Is McCaw done?

super rugby

Hurricanes announce new chief executive

Avan Lee has been announced as the new Hurricanes chief executive.

10:05 AM  Wellington-based Super Rugby franchise name successor to chief executive James Te Puni.

Barrett to miss at least four weeks with knee injury

Relief for All Blacks coach as star first-five cleared of season-ending knee injury.

New skipper Steven Luatua is determined to see the Blues finish their season on a high.

Luatua takes on Blues captaincy

8:51 AM  Winning finish to sorry season demanded by ABs forward taking the reins from an injured Jerome Kaino.

sevens

Hamilton Girls win Sanix world champs video

Hamilton Girls High School are the Sanix world champions.

Hamilton Girls High School have won the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament for 2015.

NZ sevens named for final two rounds

Bruised and battered following a shocking defeat to Canada in Tokyo, the NZ sevens team had some soul searching to do.

Joe Webber has become a vital member of the New Zealand Sevens squad in 2015.

Talented Webber is training the house down

Three and a half years ago, Gordon Tietjens knew he had a talent on his hands with Joe Webber.

international

Wallabies winger welcomes Mitchell's resurgence video

Former Wallabies star Drew Mitchell, now based in France, is in the frame for a return to test rugby in time for this year's World Cup.

9:16 AM  Rob Horne happy to back himself against former team mate for starting test spot.

Abendanon player of the year

Clermont Auvergne fullback wins coveted European club rugby award.

Former Wallabies captain George Gregan says hope is not lost for an Australian triumph at this year's Rugby World Cup.

George Gregan backs Wallabies to win World Cup

9:16 AM  Unfazed by their lowly ranking or so-called Group of Death, former captain believes "with a bit of lady luck" Australia can win Rugby World Cup.

all blacks

2015 Rugby Championship schedule confirmed

The All Blacks will open the Rugby Championship phase of their Rugby World Cup buildup against Argentina in Christchurch.

The All Blacks will open their Rugby Championship defence by hosting Argentina in Christchurch on July 17.

Dan Carter prepares for emotional farewell

Don’t gamble on him being a blubbering mess but maybe, just maybe, Dan Carter will shed a fat tear on Friday night.

Toulon captain Carl Hayman lifts the trophy and celebrates with team mates after the  European Rugby Champions Cup final.

Hayman: All Blacks should pick overseas stars

Former All Blacks prop says players shouldn't be barred from test rugby because of where they ply their trade in the professional game.

provincial

Mooar: Stags, Highlanders relationship blossoming

Stags hooker Dillan Halaholo, right, has been called into the Highlanders squad for their trip to South Africa.

Stags coach Brad Mooar says the relationship between the Stags and the Highlanders is blossoming.

Maddock named as Canterbury assistant coach

Former NZ Maori, Crusaders and Canterbury outside back appointed as an assistant coach with the Canterbury rugby team.

Chiefs back Tom Marshall in action against the Force. He will return to the Tasman Makos after the Super Rugby season as a possible All Blacks wider training group player.

Marshall to stay a Mako after All Black chance

Tasman to get Chiefs utility back for another NPC season as appearance on ABs radar puts move to English club on ice.

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