No southern comfort for Gatland

FEELING THE HEAT: Wales head coach, New Zealander Warren Gatland, has a poor record against southern hemisphere test sides.

Warren Gatland is copping criticism over his lack of success as Wales coach against southern hemisphere sides.

Kilted Kiwi's big call

Damage to Dublin door

New back three for Boks

Retallick up for top gong

McCaw a winner again

Rookie duo in NZ Sevens team

BOLTER: Wellington's Murphy Taramai is one of two rookies named in Gordon Tietjens' NZ squad for the Dubai Sevens.

Newcomers Murphy Taramai and Sam Vaka in Gordon Tietjens' squad for Dubai Sevens next week.

Crusaders eye match in Fiji

OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE: Sonny Bill Williams offloads during the Crusaders' 'home' game against the Sharks in London in 2011.

The Crusaders are reportedly looking to play a Super Rugby game in Fiji next year.

Hole-in-the-wall, Wallabies pay

Dejected: The Wallabies, led by skipper Michael Hooper, after the loss against Ireland.

Repair estimates worth $13k dismissed, but ARU to pay for post Ireland loss locker room damage.

'Scots to win Six Nations'

KILTED KIWI: Blair Cowan.

Kiwi revelation in the Scotland jersey inks new British club deal as he boasts big plans for his national team.

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opinion

Back to Blacks champs no given

UNDERDOGS?: Steve Hansen doesn't think the All Blacks should be considered world cup favourites.

OPINION: Steve Hansen, in typical deadpan manner, was being dead earnest when he said the All Blacks shouldn't be considered favourites for next year's Rugby World Cup.

All Blacks in good shape for 2015

OPINION: Steve Hansen will have all the answers by the time September rolls around, says Ian Snook.

ABs keep tricks in bag

Lessons learned on the job

super rugby

Crusaders eye match in Fiji

OVERSEAS EXPERIENCE: Sonny Bill Williams offloads during the Crusaders' 'home' game against the Sharks in London in 2011.

The Crusaders are reportedly looking to play a Super Rugby game in Fiji next year.

Elliot to rejoin Chiefs

Former All Blacks hooker to make stunning comeback from severe neck injury for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

BACK IN NZ: Tasman player Jimmy Cowan playing against Southland during the 2014 national provincial championships.

Cowan focused on Blues first

Jimmy Cowan isn't expecting an All Blacks recall, but he won't be ignoring his cell if coach Steve Hansen does call.

sevens

Rookie duo named in NZ Sevens team for Dubai

BOLTER: Wellington's Murphy Taramai is one of two rookies named in Gordon Tietjens' NZ squad for the Dubai Sevens.

Two debutants to play for NZ at Dubai Sevens next week, with Murphy Taramai and Sam Vaka named in Gordon Tietjens’ squad.

Six rookies for Sevens squad

Tietjens names six rookies in Sevens squad for the 2014-15 season.

PLENTY OF OPTIONS: New Zealand women’s sevens coach Sean Horan.

NZ sevens team named

Several big guns may be njured, but the arsenal at NZ women's sevens coach Sean Horan’s disposal is bigger than ever.

international

No southern comfort for Gatland

FEELING THE HEAT: Wales head coach, New Zealander Warren Gatland, has a poor record against southern hemisphere test sides.

Warren Gatland is copping criticism over his lack of success as Wales coach against southern hemisphere sides.

Hole-in-the-wall, Wallabies pay

Repair estimates worth $13k dismissed, but ARU to pay for post Ireland loss locker room damage.

KILTED KIWI: Blair Cowan.

Cowan: Scots to win Six Nations

Kiwi revelation in the Scotland jersey inks new British club deal as he boasts big plans for his national team.

all blacks

Back to Blacks champs no given

UNDERDOGS?: Steve Hansen doesn't think the All Blacks should be considered world cup favourites.

OPINION: Steve Hansen, in typical deadpan manner, was being dead earnest when he said the All Blacks shouldn't be considered favourites for next year's Rugby World Cup.

McCaw wins on racetrack

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw’s winning run continued today - on the racetrack.

STELLAR YEAR: Brodie Retallick has a cut at the Wallabies' defensive line in Brisbane.

Retallick up for more awards

World player of the year Brodie Retallick up for NZ player 2014 alongside fellow All Blacks.

provincial

Scotland chase flanker Hardie

GOING NORTH? Stags flanker John Hardie is still being linked to a move to Scotland.

Southland flanker John Hardie is being chased by Scotland but a move does not look likely at this stage.

Scott sacked as coach

South Canterbury Heartland rugby coach Chester Scott has been sacked.

AU REVOIR: Cardiff Vaega is on his way to France to play club rugby.

Stags ready to get physical

The building blocks for next year's Stags campaign will start being put in place from next month.