Rugby

Potential exits no cause for concern

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NZ Rugby relaxed about potential loss of star ABs

New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew appears relaxed about the prospect of up to six high-profile All Blacks leaving after next year's World Cup.

Kurtley Beale feels 'vindicated'

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'Vindicated' Beale looks to move on from scandal

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has said he was ''vindicated'' by a hearing that fined him $50,000 for sending an offensive text message about a team staffer.

SBW to start against USA

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SBW to start against USA Eagles in Chicago

Sonny Bill Williams' starting return will headline an experimental All Blacks side that takes on the United States in Chicago this week.

Seta his sights on ABs spot

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Tamanivalu sets sights on 2015 All Black jersey

There may not have been a spot for him as a tour bolter, but Taranaki midfield sensation Seta Tamanivalu is on the All Blacks radar for next year.

Taranaki claim first NPC title

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Taranaki claim NPC title

Taranaki claim their first ever NPC title with a dramatic 36-32 win over Tasman in New Plymouth.

Turbos fans react to win

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Turbos fans react to win

Manawatu fans celebrate after their team beat Hawke's Bay in the NPC championship final.

Manawatu earn NPC promotion

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Manawatu earn promotion

Manawatu came from behind at half time to win the ITM Cup Championship, beating Hawke's Bay 32-24.

Rugby's first <br>'own try'

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Rugby's first 'own try'

A defensive scramble and too much yellow clothing results in joy, then mass confusion as rugby's first 'own try' is awarded.

ABs 'a couple notches below'

All Blacks Now the ABs have wrapped up the southern hemisphere season, it's a good time to make assessments and hand out a few awards.

Fierce, close NPC final

The NPC Premiership final was everything you'd hope for.

Plenty of intrigue in tour side

SBW needs to stick with rugby

Singapore bid conceding

National Stadium, Singapore Singapore has effectively conceded it has lost out to Japan to become the 18th Super Rugby side.

Japanese bid hits snag

Sanzar's partners understood to have second thoughts about Tokyo-based team entering the competition.

Fruean linked with Crusaders

Highlanders boost Tasman stocks

Japan gets nod for Super team

Sanzar has confirmed Japan as its "preferred location" for an 18th Super Rugby team from 2016.

New sevens comp for NZ women

Kayla McAlister The new national Women's Sevens Series will begin in Taupo next month, bringing together the top 60 players in NZ.

Sevens steroid 'concoction' find

Fast-improving Kenya rugby sevens team found to have been taking steroids before and after training.

NZR gets tough on eligibility

Tietjens not panicking yet

Rookies added to NZ Sevens

Gordon Tietjens has named two rookies in his New Zealand squad for the Gold Coast Sevens this weekend.

Beale won't travel to Europe

Kurtley Beale Kurtley Beale will not join the Wallabies' squad for their European tour, despite being eligible for selection.

Beale avoids suspension

Wallaby back Kurtley Beale has been fined $45,000 by the Australian Rugby Union.

Wallabies seek coaching adviser

Folau awarded John Eales Medal

England centre in doubt

England centre Luther Burrell is in doubt for next month's clash with the All Blacks after suffering a hand injury.

Glimpse of World Cup year

Julian Savea Steve Hansen calls this northern tour a "semi dry run" for next year's World Cup.

Carter must retake his crown

The form and fitness of Dan Carter will be a focal point during the end of year tour of the US and Europe.

NZRU pleased with Sky deal

SBW labelled a 'mercenary'

Plenty of room to improve

Liam Napier runs the rule over the All Blacks strengths and weaknesses ahead of their end of year tour.

Dramatic win for Taranaki

Waisake Naholo Home advantage meant a lot to Taranaki as they triumphed in an action-packed season finale.

Auckland make Waikato pay

Auckland continue their domination of women's NPC with comfortable 28-14 win over Waikato at Yarrow Stadium.

Turbos ready for big time

Buller fall at final hurdle

Moment of magic to decide final

North Otago start favourites in today's Lochore Cup final but only because they are the home team.

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