Rugby

Kiwi Red to face Canes

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Kiwi Jamie-Jerry Taulagi to face Hurricanes

The Reds' latest NZ-born recruit, Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, faces the sternest challenge of his rookie Super Rugby season when he faces a Kiwi franchise for the first time.

Franks returns to boost Canes

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Franks only change to Hurricanes for Reds

Returning prop Ben Franks is the only change to the Hurricanes side named to play the Reds at Westpac Stadium.

Honesty as Benji bids adieu

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Honesty, reality as Benji Marshall bids adieu

Benji Marshall needed just 16 minutes to sum up his three-and-a-half hour rugby career yesterday. He now starts the process of finding an NRL club to reignite his rugby league career.

Gareth Anscombe to lead attack

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Anscombe charged with providing Chiefs spark

Gareth Anscombe has a lot on his mind as the Chiefs travel to face the Brumbies in Canberra for a vital Anzac day clash with the Aussie pacesetters.

Benji Marshall confirms exit

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Marshall confirms departure

Former NRL star Benji Marshall has confirmed his mid-season departure from the Blues.

'No comment' from Blues

The Blues have refrained from commenting on the possible departure of Benji Marshall, but halfback Piri Weepu says it will be sad if he does go.

'No comment' from Blues

The Blues have refrained from commenting on the possible departure of Benji Marshall, but halfback Piri Weepu says it will be sad if he does go.

Anscombe ready <br>for No 10

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Anscombe ready for pivot role

Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe is ready to fill the boots of injured star first-five Aaron Cruden.

Hammett to quit Hurricanes

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Hammett to quit Hurricanes

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett announced he won't stick around for future seasons.

Kirwan let Benji down

Sir John Kirwan It there are red faces at the Blues, they should belong to John Kirwan and Graham Henry.

Judicial failings a blight

Rugby's crusade on preventing brain injuries lacks credibility, says Richard Knowler.

Savea, you're the one

Kudos to Canes, Highlanders

Lealiifano to face Chiefs

Christian Lealiifano Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano is set to face the Chiefs in Canberra tomorrow night.

Injured Chiefs shuffle deck

The Chiefs flew to Canberra with a number of enforced changes and "punts" taken on some players.

'Benji needed more time'

Bulls lock banned three weeks

Folau dazzles in return

Israel Folau has made a royal return to Super Rugby to lead the Waratahs to a bruising 19-12 win over the Bulls.

NZ out to extend lead

DJ Forbes The New Zealand Sevens team won't be defending their IRB Sevens World Series lead next week in Glasgow.

New Zealand leads Sevens field

New Zealand have defeated Australia 26-12 in the China Sevens final.

NZ women progress in China

NZ's defence used against it

Believe the Goss

She's like a young, unbearded female version of Sevens captain DJ Forbes - if you believe the hype.

Wales target Anscombe

Gareth Anscombe Chiefs first five-eighth Gareth Anscombe has emerged as a prime target for the Welsh national team.

Deans to coach in Japan

Robbie Deans is set to re-start his coaching career as a manager for the Panasonic Wild Knights.

Euro elite for Wallabies

Feet first into trouble

Cowan leaving Gloucester

Former All Black Jimmy Cowan is on the move from Gloucester.

Marshall in stoush

Justin Marshall Ex-All Black Justin Marshall allegedly drinking inside Queenstown strip-club before he was assaulted.

Call for retirement 'ridiculous'

Dan Carter has rubbished criticism of All Blacks and Crusaders team-mate Richie McCaw.

Jet-setting Dan in no hurry

RWC driving force for Carter

Cashed up clubs closing in

With even more cash in their pockets now, French clubs are stepping up efforts to sign All Blacks.

Verran a Stag for career good

Jamie Verran With his dream of playing provincial rugby blocked in Canterbury, Woodlands fullback Jamie Verran decided to head south in search of greater opportunities.

Umaga encourages kids to set goals

Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has been visiting Auckland schools, inspiring a new generation of rugby players.

Female refs rule rugby roost

Robertson linked with Biarritz

Apanui could be solution

Richard Apanui is tipped to make a return to Southland rugby with the hope of lining up in the No 10 jersey.

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