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McCaw doing it his way till the end

Richie McCaw salutes Schalk Burger's Springboks after the All Blacks' win in Johannesburg on July 26.

If anyone has earned the right to play the exemption card in the All Blacks, their inspirational captain surely has.

Racism is no shrug off issue

OPINION: The ugly face of racism is usually expressed by three main groups, the drunk, the dumb, and the spotlight seekers.

TMO blight on the game

Ugliest voices always loudest

super rugby

Douglas set for Wallabies recall

Lock Kane Douglas has been capped 14 times by the Wallabies, and is eyeing a recall for the Rugby World Cup.

Former test lock paves way for an immediate international call-up by signing three-year deal with Reds and ARU.

Guildford set to join Tahs

Troubled former All Blacks wing offered Super Rugby lifeline in Sydney by former coach at Crusaders.

Zac Guildford scores a try against Mid Canterbury during last week's Ranfurly Shield challenge in Napier.

Guildford 'ready for Super Rugby'

Hawke's Bay chief executive throws his support behind Zac Guildford's proposed move to the Waratahs.

sevens

All Blacks game has Sevens mode

All Blacks Rugby Challenge 3 will be the first game to feature a Sevens mode.

Latest All Blacks Rugby Challenge in development by Aussie studio the first to adapt Sevens competition for gaming.

Speight signing shows intent

Australia's sevens programme receives mighty boost for Rio 2016 hopes with Fijian-born wing joining team next season.

DJ Forbes and the New Zealand Sevens team will play Australia in a six-match series.

Six-match series for NZ Sevens

High quality preparation lined up ahead of new world series season in form of six-match series against Australia in September.

international

IOC tells Japan 'no apology needed'

An aerial view shows the planned construction site for the new National Stadium in Tokyo.

Olympic officials tell Japan there was no need to apologize for scrapping their original proposal for a new national stadium in Tokyo.

Hooper ban to be reviewed

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper may miss first Bledisloe test as Sanzar review ban.

Wallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu will be back from a month's rest for the test against the All Blacks in Sydney.

Palu back for Wallabies

No 8 returns to the squad after month's rest, refreshed and ready for back-to-back tests against All Blacks.

all blacks

Hansen likes what SBW's doing

Sonny Bill Williams was disappointed not to face the Springboks last weekend.

Sonny Bill Williams playing his best rugby, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says.

Nonu cleared but may miss Sydney test

All Blacks midfielder given all-clear for World Cup but Cory Jane expected to miss both Bledisloe Cup tests.

Patrick Osborne's form for the Highlanders has seen him called into the All Blacks' camp.

Osborne, Kerr-Barlow called up

There is no room for Andy Ellis nor any sign of Cory Jane the All Blacks' Bledisloe squad.

provincial

Hill earns Wellington recall

Old Boys University wing Joe Hill stretches out for the first of his two tries in Wellington premier club rugby's Jubilee Cup final against Marist St Pats.

OBU wing Joe Hill earns Wellington recall after starring in Jubilee Cup final.

Bentley picks positives from patchy preseason loss

New Wellington No 10 Jonny Bentley was quick to pick the positives out of a 50-33 NPC preseason loss to Canterbury.

Taranaki halfback Jamison Gibson-Park was carried off the field against Counties Manukau.

Gibson-Park ruled out for season

A season ending injury to halfback Jamison Gibson-Park overshadowed Taranaki's 35-10 pre-season rugby win over Counties Manukau in Otorohanga on Saturday.

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