'You've got to <br>have a go' - Ellis


You've got to have a go, says No 9 Andy Ellis

Having the courage to shrug off the shackles and attack may be crucial for the Crusaders in their Super Rugby semifinal with the Sharks in Christchurch tonight.

NZRU lock in six <br>key All Blacks


NZRU lock in six pivotal All Blacks until 2016

Aaron Smith and Beauden Barrett are among the latest group of All Blacks to extend their contracts beyond the 2015 World Cup.

Final fling nears <br>for Corey Flynn


Final fling nears for Crusaders No 2 Corey Flynn

Crusaders hooker prepares to notch up the rare milestone of 150 Super Rugby matches for the Canterbury franchise.

Semifinal not <br>yet a sell-out


Ground yet to sell-out for Crusaders semifinal

Several thousand tickets for tonight's Super Rugby semifinal between the Crusaders and the Sharks in Christchurch remain unsold.

Former All Black's funeral

Former All Black's funeral

Former All Black, Kevin Skinner is farewelled by friends and family having passed away aged 86

Kevin Skinner punches Bekker


Kevin Skinner punches Jaap Bekker

Don Clarke talks about Kevin Skinner's infamous fight with Jaap Bekker in the third test of the historic 1956 Springbok tour of New Zealand.

Nonu returning <br>to Hurricanes


Nonu returning to Hurricanes

All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu spoke to the media today about his return to Wellington and departure from Auckland.

Chiefs target <br>Tepai Moeroa


Chiefs target young gun Tepai Moeroa

Tepai Moeroa has been compared with cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams and is being courted by the Chiefs and Waratahs.

Crusaders' shot at redemption

Richie McCaw Memory of that shock home defeat to the Sharks will help Todd Blackadder motivate his men.

Could be the Tahs' year

Those underachieving pretty boys of Australian rugby are finally delivering on their promise, writes Taine Randell.

Gifford: Crusaders bet is safe

Crusaders will upset Tahs

Brothers have steak in success

Bismarck du Plessis If you're after an insight into why the du Plessis brothers are formidable, visit the family farm.

Stormin' Norman slays Sharks

Two back-to-back wins over the Sharks in 1998 were among the most seminal moments in Crusaders history.

No turning back for Brumbies

Spencer hits out at SA style

Crusaders' shot at redemption

Memory of that shock home defeat to the Sharks will help Todd Blackadder motivate his men.

Drive for five no easy road

DJ Forbes New Zealand may be favourites for another sevens title next week, but a fifth straight gold medal isn't a certainty.

Stowers to join NZ sevens

New father Sherwin Stowers will fly to Glasgow tomorrow night and join up with the New Zealand sevens team.

Stowers decision tomorrow

Stowers in doubt

NZ 7s denied Super-men

The seemingly never-ending Super Rugby competition denied coach Gordon Tietjens any star power in Glasgow.

Chiefs' loss is Wallabies' gain

Henry Speight He sidestepped the Chiefs, figuratively and literally - and now Henry Speight is on the cusp of becoming a Wallaby.

Uncapped Speight called-up

Former Waikato wing poised for test debut after being included in Wallabies' 32-man squad.

Springboks look to old faces

Caucau in 'one last challenge'

Marker for Wallabies success

Coach says an Aussie side winning Super Rugby crown would be ''as good as it gets'' for the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup prospects.

Samoa to chase former ABs

Mils Muliaina Samoa could have a small number of former All Blacks take the field against New Zealand in Apia.

AB great Kevin Skinner dies

Legendary All Blacks prop Kevin Skinner has died in Auckland, aged 86.

All Blacks want Smith on board

NZRU seeks cure for game's ills

All Blacks legend farewelled

A 100-strong crowd gathered in West Auckland today for the funeral of rugby great Kevin Skinner.

Time to stake claim for NPC

Mark Atkins Establishing combinations will be the top priority as Taranaki take the field for their first 2014 outing.

Ferdinand on alternate strip

Another year, another new Taranaki rugby strip.

Cooper rewards club form

Let April play, say supporters

Cowan set to swim with Makos

Former All Black Jimmy Cowan is set to rekindle his New Zealand playing career with the Tasman Makos.

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