Rugby

Smith better on the wing

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Robson: Ben Smith better suited out wide for ABs

Ben Smith is more effective on the wing, and the All Blacks best served with Israel Dagg at fullback.

Ben Tameifuna shoves referee

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Ben Tameifuna under fire for shoving referee

Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna is in the firing line after shoving referee Glen Jackson during the latest round of national provincial rugby action.

ABs focus on waterproofing

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All Blacks focusing on waterproofing in Napier

Dealing with Hawke's Bay's big wet becomes an unavoidable factor ahead of the Rugby Championship test against Argentina.

Tough for the smaller nations

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Reason: Rugby replacements rule has its flaws

If ever the eight replacement rule made a mockery of the game, the 2nd test between the Pumas and the Boks in Salta was it.

All Blacks ready for Cup clash

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All Blacks ready for clash

All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw says the team is moving on from last week's draw and have their eyes set on securing the Bledisloe Cup.

Top 5: Wallabies <br>vs All Blacks

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Top 5: Wallabies vs All Blacks

The trans-Tasman rivalry is heating up, and we bring you five of the greatest Bledisloe Test Match victories won over in Sydney.

Crusaders star 'racially abused'

Crusaders star 'racially abused'

Winger Nemani Nadolo's superb season with the Crusaders has been soured by claims he was racially abused.

Enormous 80+ metres rugby kick

Enormous 80+ metres rugby kick

Cheetah U/19 player Gerrie Labuschagne launches a huge kick at Shimla Park stadium, Bloemfontein.

ABs' aura gone? Yeah, right

All Blacks If the All Blacks and their coaches haven't shut up their critics by now, you wonder what will it take.

McCaw shows he's still got it

After Richie McCaw's display at Eden Park against the Wallabies, surely his critics will have learned to zip it.

Nonu is still the first-choice No 12

NPC serves its purpose

Reds before Wallabies for Hunt

Karmichael Hunt Code hopper Karmichael Hunt says securing a Wallabies jersey hasn't even crossed his mind.

Recruitment issues for Blues

John Kirwan will take a more hands-on role next season amid concerns about the Blues' struggles to recruit quality coaches.

Welsh fixture looms

O'Connor returning home

Mo’unga on the hunt

If 20-year-old Canterbury backline utility keeps going the way he is, expect Super Rugby interest to intensify.

Messam in the mix for sevens

Liam Messam Veteran loose forward adds his name to the list of All Blacks keen to contend for the first Olympic gold in rugby sevens.

Speed, size and adaptability

You've got to be rugby's version of a Swiss army knife to make Gordon Tietjens' head turn.

Women's series grows by two

All Blacks keen to play sevens

'Rugby meets awesome'

There is 'every expectation' a liquor licence for the Wellington Sevens will be granted.

ABs, rugby's kings, deposed?

All Blacks All Blacks are snubbed in an extravagant new advertisement for next year's Rugby World Cup.

Boks' scrum woes are fixable

Springboks great Victor Matfield says the team's unexpected scrum problems are fixable.

Thrashing 'an aberration'

Water-boy duties for Weepu

Heart transplant for Welsh prop

Former Welsh prop Rhys Thomas will undergo a heart transplant at the age of 32 after repeated problems.

Perfect storm for All Blacks

TJ Perenara The relentless rain in Napier may prove the perfect dress rehearsal for Saturday's Rugby Championship test.

Smith relishing reunion

Conrad Smith is looking forward to a reunion with Ma'a Nonu in midfield against Argentina on Saturday.

ABs lock up for big challenge

Mealamu not done yet

NZRU was not approached

The NZRU confirms the All Blacks were not asked to appear in a new Rugby World Cup advertisement.

Champs add strength

Willi Heinz Canterbury coach Scott Robertson has brought back three of his stars for Thursday night's NPC rugby clash with Otago.

Turbos in mix for crack at shield

Manawatu could potentially have three Ranfurly Shield challenges this year.

Halaholo in devastating form

Swampfoxes hold on for victory over Rams

Shield shot in mind

He's now the Waikato forwards coach, but former ABs prop Carl Hoeft will be sending well wishes to his former province Otago.

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