Live: Hurricanes v Sunwolves

New Hurricane Jordie Barrett.

Super Rugby champs start their title defence with a stellar 83-17 win over the Sunwolves.

Jane blow for 'Canes

Scans have revealed Cory Jane has a bulging disc in his neck.

Cory Jane ruled out of Hurricanes-Sunwolves clash due to a neck injury.

Te'o handed England start

New Zealand born Ben Te'o scores the winning try for England in their Six Nations opener against France at Twickenham.

As Eddie Jones makes four changes to his side, it's Te'o who'll be making his international debut against Italy.

Coach not happy despite win video

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie slips an Aaron Smith tackle attempt.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie seeking improvement despite ending Highlanders' hoodoo.

Brumbies get Lealiifano lift

Christian Lealiifano is back with the Brumbies as an assistant coach while in remission from leukaemia.

In remission from leukaemia, the former Wallaby will be sideline with the Brumbies in Christchurch.

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Sunwolves put to the sword

First five-eighth Otere Black made a decent fist of steering the Hurricanes around the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium.

The Hurricanes have dished out an old fashioned hiding in Tokyo.

Play-by-play: Hurricanes v Sunwolves

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett.

The Hurricanes' opening match of Super Rugby 2017, against the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

Tackling rugby's dark side

The tragic death of Wallaby rugby player Dan Vickerman poses hard questions about what happens to rugby players after ...

OPINION: Not all the players have a plan to cope when the superstar lifestyle ends.

Ex ABs do bit for Thai kids

Kids at the Nak Suu Rugby Academy celebrate at the end of a game with Eddie Evans, back right.

In the Bangkok slum of Klong Toey, on a tiny patch of dirt, a group of boys can be seen throwing a rugby ball around.

Scrappy Reds edge Sharks

Queensland Reds players celebrate after two late tries lifted them to a 28-26 victory over the Sharks.

Queensland's new Super Rugby era off to a winning start after come-from-behind win.

Ben Smith's nasty head knock video

Ben Smith of the Highlanders is taken from the field with medical staff during the Super Rugby match between the ...

The Highlanders could be without fullback for a 'couple of weeks' after he was knocked out against Chiefs.

Recap: Reds v Sharks

Queensland Reds first-five Quade Cooper.

Two late tries lift the Queensland Reds to home victory over the Sharks.

Play-by-play: Highlanders v Chiefs

Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith.

The first NZ derby of Super Rugby 2017 a play at-a-time as the Highlanders clash with the Chiefs in Dunedin.

Recap: Highlanders v Chiefs

Damian McKenzie of the Chiefs makes a break.

The Chiefs hold on and take out the first Kiwi derby of the 2017 season.

Easy does it for 'Canes

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd hasn't gone overboard with his scouting of the Sunwolves.

Hurricanes taking a low-key approach to Sunwolves.

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Tackling rugby's dark side

The tragic death of Wallaby rugby player Dan Vickerman poses hard questions about what happens to rugby players after ...

OPINION: Not all the players have a plan to cope when the superstar lifestyle ends.

Where is Carter criticism?

OPINION: Dan Carter could have killed someone, but we praise him for owning up. Why is there no Aaron Smith-like outrage?

Boring truth about Hansen, Lam

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Rennie not smiling despite win

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie seeking improvement despite ending Highlanders' hoodoo.

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Decisions soon for Whitelock

Sam Whitelock, pictured at training in Christchurch on Thursday, has been appointed as the Crusaders captain ahead of ...

The 28-year-old is off contract after the Lions tour New Zealand.

SBW makes 'Muslim 500'

Sonny Bill Williams is recovering from an Achilles injury from the Rio Olympics as he looks to debut for the Blues in ...

Multi-talented Kiwi sportsman in heavyweight company as he's listed among the world's most influential Muslims.

How Canberra raids NZ rugby

Nehe Milner-Skudder, who was lured to the Canterbury Bulldogs before making a successful return to rugby.

Peter Mulholland is the ultimate Canberra Raider. Trouble is, he raids New Zealand.

Kieran Read talks gardening video

Andy Ellis, left, has interviewed his former Crusdaders and All Blacks team-mate Kieran Read on Seven Sharp.

All Blacks skipper shows off his ride-on mower on team-mate's current affairs show.

international

Solomona case to be adjourned

Denny Solomona's rugby career couldn't have started better.

An English's club court case against the NZ-born winger is set to be adjourned as he becomes a Lions contender.

Hardie gets start

Scotland flanker John Hardie.

Kilted-Kiwi John Hardie back in the Scotland starting lineup.

Lions to be choir boys

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland (left) and some of his coaching staff for the tour of New Zealand.

Warren Gatland's cultural plans for tour of NZ include nightly training of the vocal chords to keep his players on song.

To Dan Vickerman's sons

Dan Vickerman, pictured playing the All Blacks in 2006, had 'absolutely no fear'.

OPINION: Boys, this is the man your father was. By Peter FizSimons.

provincial

Makos snap up young fullback

Will Jordan of Canterbury in action during the Jock Hobbs memorial under-19 tournament last year.

A fullback who scored tries for fun as a schoolboy is the latest player to join the Tasman Makos.

Manawatu not expecting Gibbins in 2017

Callum Gibbins played 66 games for the Manawatu Turbos.

Manawatu Turbos not expected to feature Callum Gibbins in 2017 after his contract with Glasgow Warriors.

Ex-NPC player jailed for rape

A Southland Stags team photo of Craig Wells.

Dark off-field life of a drug-addicted rugby player revealed as he's tried for the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.

sevens

Curtis returns for NZ sevens

Ambrose Curtis played for the New Zealand Maori last year.

New Zealand sevens coach Scott Waldrom has a sure bet with Ambrose Curtis back in Las Vegas.

Wanganui fined for ineligible player

Wanganui used an under-aged player in their women's sevens team at the Central Region Sevens last year.

Wanganui fined for player under-aged player in their women's sevens team.

How did Wgtn screw up the sevens?

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 03:  Internet MANA press secretary Pam Corkery listens as founder Kim Dotcom speaks to ...

OPINION: The brilliant Sydney event makes you wonder how Wellington stuffed up a "gimme" so badly, writes Pam Corkery.

Sevens appeal for females

New Zealand sevens representative Alena Saili is back home in Invercargill after competing in he first international ...

Rugby now not just a man's domain as the sport provides an appealing pathway for female athletes.

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Sunwolves put to the sword

First five-eighth Otere Black made a decent fist of steering the Hurricanes around the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium.

The Hurricanes have dished out an old fashioned hiding in Tokyo.

Play-by-play: Hurricanes v Sunwolves

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett.

The Hurricanes' opening match of Super Rugby 2017, against the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

Scrappy Reds edge Sharks

Queensland Reds players celebrate after two late tries lifted them to a 28-26 victory over the Sharks.

Queensland's new Super Rugby era off to a winning start after come-from-behind win.

Ben Smith's nasty head knock video

Ben Smith of the Highlanders is taken from the field with medical staff during the Super Rugby match between the ...

The Highlanders could be without fullback for a 'couple of weeks' after he was knocked out against Chiefs.

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