Rugby

Carter won't rush return from injury

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Dan Carter won't rush return from injury

Dan Carter is set to make his comeback from injury against Southland in Christchurch on September 28.

Tasman Makos feast on Stags

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Tasman too slick in dominant win over Southland

Tasman highlight abilities as a genuine Premiership force in convincing 38-14 NPC victory over Southland in Invercargill.

Toulon trouble for All Blacks test

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Toulon trouble for Pumas' All Blacks test buildup

Club versus country row threatens to derail Pumas' All Blacks test buildup with legal action threatened to secure services in France of star Argentina player.

Cowan joins Blues for next season

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Jimmy Cowan signs with Blues for Super Rugby

Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to team to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.

Otago player caught naked

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Rugby player naked in changing sheds

Cameras were broadcasting live when this rugby player decided to shed all of his clothing in the changing rooms.

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.

Matfield still one of the best

Victor Matfield You can calibrate his height, but it's surely impossible to measure just how big a man the Springboks legendary lock is.

Springboks a real threat

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

McCaw to the fore again

Boks must pick on merit

Wayne Smith still undecided

Wayne Smith Chiefs assistant says he's made no decision about next season as rumours persist he's returning to the All Blacks.

Boyd building Canes roster

Rey Lee-Lo's popular return will further plug the gaping midfield hole left in the Hurricanes backline at the end of last season.

Lee-Lo let go by Crusaders

Canes duo focus on rehab

Is Cowan answer for Blues?

The Blues have signed Jimmy Cowan for next year's campaign. Was it a smart move?

Sevens fails to sell out

New Zealand's sevens team The Sevens Wellington ticket launch avoided last year's disaster, but the event is far from selling out.

Sevens boss says he chose to resign

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

Sevens boss steps down

NZ Rugby building sevens

NZ sevens learn fate

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

Mann-Rea set for debut

Josh Mann-Rea Journeyman Josh Mann-Rea earns a shock Wallabies callup for tests against South Africa and Argentina.

Louw out of Springboks injured

South Africa flanker continues to struggle with a pinched nerve suffered during the Boks' All Blacks test.

Matfield still one of the best

Speight' wait nearly over

NZRU, Sky silent on streaming

No comment made on internet provider Orcon's petition calling for NZRU to live stream All Blacks games online in HD.

Halai intent on AB spot

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

Cash-rich clubs eye Kiwi talent

Changes to "marquee player" rules and $1m salary cap rise could help England rugby clubs poach Kiwi players.

Fekitoa in for injured Nonu

Crotty’s next outing uncertain

Fekitoa likely to get nod

Young No 13 set to start for ABs at second-five after Ma'a Nonu and Ryan Crotty ruled out of next week's test against Pumas.

Century up for Stag

Josh Bekhuis Southland lock Josh Bekhuis will tonight join the elite club of players who have played 100 or more games for Southland.

Brighter season so far

Little wonder Rhys Marshall is enjoying the 2014 campaign a lot more as Taranaki eye fifth successive win tomorrow night.

CRFU cook-up off-field magic

Taranaki retain similar look

Makos feast on Stags

Tasman highlight abilities as a genuine premiership force in convincing 38-14 NPC victory over Southland in Invercargill.

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