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Gifford: Hurricanes look Super after another win

NOT STOPPING: Beauden Barrett on the attack against the Highlanders on Friday night.

OPINION: After five straight wins, the once brittle franchise has clearly found the formula for success.

Opinion: Super Rugby's three burning questions

OPINION: Hurricanes or Highlanders? And are Dan Carter's World Cup prospects being compromised?

Deans drops in as Grizz's gang reunite

Opinion: Super Rugby's three burning questions

super rugby

Carter to miss Crusaders' clash with Sharks

Dan Carter has returned to New Zealand on paternity leave.

Crusaders and All Blacks No 10 Dan Carter back in NZ for birth of second child.

Kaino signs with NZ Rugby until end of 2018

Blues captain becomes the first All Black to commit to NZ rugby until the end of 2018.

Brodie Retallick has had just 50 minutes game time for the Chiefs this year, including this second-half appearance against the Brumbies in New Plymouth six weeks ago.

One of in-form Chiefs' locks likely to be unlucky

Fitting All Black Brodie Retallick into an in-form second-row to face the Blues is not so straightforward.

sevens

Lomu: Rio Olympics debut will revolutionise sevens

Jonah Lomu was named one of the "Magnificent Seven" to celebrate 40 years of the Hong Kong Sevens.

Rugby legend Jonah Lomu believes next year's Olympics debut will take sevens to 'the next level'.

NZ sevens side held to draw by Portugal

Lack-lustre Kiwis pushed all the way in 24-24 draw with plucky Portuguese at Hong Kong Sevens.

Jerry Tuwai was on the score sheet for the Fijians against New Zealand.

Fiji beat New Zealand to win Hong Kong Sevens

For the second tournament in a row, NZ have been beaten by Fiji in a Sevens Series final.

international

Wilkinson, Habana, Thorn on how to win RWC

Veteran lock Brad Thorn was a key member of the All Blacks' 2011 Rugby World Cup winning side.

Rugby greats Jonny Wilkinson Bryan Habana and Brad Thorn discuss what it takes to be the best at the World Cup.

Tuilagi out injured until June - coach

England centre will miss rest of domestic season, but is hopeful of a return in time for the RWC.

STEVE TEW: "Clearly, there is a growing frustration on the over-emphasis on defence. We are looking at ways to create more time and space for the ball."

NZ Rugby keen to create time, space, clarity

New Zealand Rugby outlines early wish-list as it ponders how to improve game for fans and players.

all blacks

Piutau to join Irish club Ulster after World Cup

All Blacks utility back Charles Piutau has signed a two-year deal with Irish club Ulster.

ABs utility drops bombshell by signing two-year deal with Ulster thought to be worth close to $1 million a season.

'King of Thieves' Richie McCaw needs better policing

British media putting heat on All Blacks skipper ahead of Rugby World Cup, pleading for strong refereeing against the masterful flanker.

Jerome Kaino and New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew shake hands after announcing the Blues captain's re-signing until the end of 2018.

Kaino signs with NZ Rugby until end of 2018

Blues captain becomes the first All Black to commit to NZ rugby until the end of 2018.

provincial

New blood on WRU board

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Two new men have been ushered on to the Wellington Rugby Union's board of directors.

Tough test first up

South Canterbury's new rugby coaches to face acid test first up in Heartland Championships.

There weren’t too many of these celebrations on the field for the Mooloos last season, and it was similar story off the park.

WRU stung by Chiefs' playoffs no-show

Lack of home playoff games contributes substantially to Waikato Rugby Union's net loss for 2014 financial year.

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