Rugby

Sevens fails to sell out on first day

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Wellington Sevens fails to sell out on first day

The Sevens Wellington ticket launch has gone off without a repeat of last year's disaster, but the event is still far from selling out.

Fekitoa in for injured Nonu

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All Blacks look to Malakai Fekitoa without Nonu

All Blacks name away tests squad with hard-running midfielder seemingly getting the nod to start.

Cash-rich clubs eye Kiwi talent

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Cashed up English clubs eye New Zealand talent

New Zealand rugby supremos are bracing for a renewed assault on Kiwi talent from English clubs armed with increased spending power via a salary cap overhaul.

Kiwi trio in jumbo French squad

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Kiwi trio named in enlarged French rugby squad

Trio who left for Europe after failing to crack an All Blacks berth have chance to play for France at World Cup.

Tongan Thor

Tongan Thor

The Auckland schoolboy rugby player dubbed "Tongan Thor" looks set to head to Australia later this year.

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.

Springboks a real threat

Cornal Hendricks ABs march on undefeated but South Africa demonstrated they are big-time World Cup threats.

McCaw to the fore again

There is little more that can be said of Richie McCaw that has not already been printed, broadcast or televised.

Boks must pick on merit

NZ risking losing Barrett

Cooper comes to Reds' rescue

Taniela Tupou Advice from Quade Cooper helped convince schoolboy rugby sensation Taniela Tupou to sign with the Reds.

Flexible bid gives Japanese lead

Japan are apparently winning the race to be the Asian entry into the expanded Super Rugby championship.

Reds sign 'Tongan Thor'

Canterbury helps US rugby

Canes duo focus on rehab

Ardie Savea and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen join Reggie Goodes in re-signing with Super franchise through to the end of 2016.

Sevens boss says he chose to resign

Marty Donoghue The boss of the Wellington Sevens has denied he was pushed into quitting.

Sevens boss steps down

Wellington Sevens general manager Marty Donoghue has stepped down after barely a year in the job.

NZ Rugby building sevens

ARU get creative for Rio

NZ sevens learn fate

NZ sevens team will face Samoa, France and Japan in their pool at Australia's Gold Coast Sevens next month.

Speight' wait nearly over

Henry Speight Fijian-born star moves step closer to test debut after Australian government grants his family visitor visas.

Halai intent on AB spot

Out of form Counties Manukau wing vows to work harder as he targets an All Blacks recall in 2015.

VC design 'crass at worst'

Players' body questions criteria

Wallabies edge past Pumas

The Wallabies' survived an Argentine comeback for a nerve-wracking 32-25 victory.

ABs 'worth a premium to see'

Julian Savea British press say high ticket costs to see All Blacks are justified if matches are like Saturday's test.

Nonu wishes 'one love' for all

Fans wish the best for injured All Black after he shows classy sportsmanship in moment of great pain.

All Black's calming influences

Crotty's return eases pain

Crotty’s next outing uncertain

Canterbury midfielder anticipates he will be fit to play rugby next week, and he hopes it's for the All Blacks.

Duo get NPC bans

Jason Woodward Counties lock Jimmy Tupou and Wellington fullback Jason Woodward have been handed one-match bans.

Hore on Stags bench

Andrew Hore has been named on Southland's bench for the sixth-round NPC match against Tasman.

Auckland recover to down BOP

Southland snatch late win

Halai intent on AB spot

Out of form Counties Manukau wing vows to work harder as he targets an All Blacks recall in 2015.

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