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Ugliest voices always loudest

Christchurch's Fijian winger Sake Aca was the target of racial taunts during the weekend's  club rugby final  between Lincoln University and Christchurch.

OPINION: We need to stop being bystanders and call out the racists, writes Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.

The cut for the Rugby World Cup is no clearer

The final make-up of the All Blacks 31-man Rugby World Cup squad remains intriguing.     

Hinton: Smith needs to play fullback

Quartet of first fives possible?

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

Palu back for Wallabies

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

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

Palu, Giteau back for Wallabies

Wycliff Palu and Matt Giteau have been recalled for next week's Rugby Championship decider.

Ban review: Michael Hooper may yet miss the Wallabies' clash with the All Blacks next week.

Hooper ban to be reviewed

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

all blacks

Cully: Wallabies must lift game for ABs

All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams looms as a threat to the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup hopes in Sydney.

OPINION: The Bledisloe Cup will remain locked away in New Zealand if the Wallabies cannot go up two or three gears in Sydney.

Premium price for All Blacks legends

Tickets to hear Carter and McCaw talk will cost hundreds.

Cory Jane has released a new book.

Jane book extract: Going Sevens, Going Super

An exclusive extract from All Blacks and Hurricanes wing Cory Jane's new book Winging It.

provincial

Bentley picks positives from patchy preseason loss

Wellington fullback Jackson Garden-Bachop runs between two Canterbury defenders during an NPC preseason match at Rugby League Park on Saturday.

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

Canterbury too good for Lions

Johnny McNicholl grabs hattrick as Canterbury beat Lions in NPC pre-season match.

Tawera Kerr-Barlow looks to burst free from the grasp of North Harbour's Chris Vui in Waikato's NPC pre-season win.

Kerr-Barlow primed for ABs return

Halfback makes more progress on his return from injury with an impressive display for Waikato.

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