Pay problems in securing Nonu


Pay problems in Ma'a Nonu Toulon negotiation

Competition for All Blacks midfielder's signature believed cause of stalled negotiations with European club champion Toulon.

Cheika accepts Wallabies deal


Michael Cheika accepts Wallabies coaching deal

Waratahs coach taking on dual role after agreeing to three year deal as coach of Australia's national rugby team.

Singapore game in doubt


NZ Maori clash with Singapore cut from tour

The New Zealand Maori rugby team's match against the Asia Pacific Dragons is set to be cancelled because of concerns over the pitch in Singapore.

Playmaker being given every chance


Carter call highlights importance to All Blacks

All Blacks may take Dan Carter on their northern tour even if he isn't fit enough for the first game in the United States.

Rugby's first <br>'own try'


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.

Kurtley Beale in mid-air argument

Kurtley Beale in mid-air argument

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has had a verbal argument with team official Di Patston on a flight to San Paulo culminating in the business manager returning early to Australia.

Barrett lasered <br>in La Plata

Beauden Barrett lasered

A laser was used during the All Blacks versus Argentina as Beauden Barrett lined up a conversion in the first-half.

Fans, get to Yarrow Stadium


Fans, get to Yarrow Stadium

Taranaki captain James Marshall is calling for the Taranaki public to get to Yarrow Stadium for their Friday night clash against Auckland.

Right call is tough on Slade

Colin Slade You've got to feel for Colin Slade. Two days after he wins an All Blacks test with a top kick, he's dropped.

Carter still Hansen's go-to guy

Injury-prone Dan Carter is clearly a protected species in these All Blacks - and with pretty good reason. | Slade bows out for Carter

Cruden act worse than let on?

Impact reaches dizzy heights

Rennie seeks another halfback

Dave Rennie Dave Rennie is bringing Michael Leitch back. Now he just needs another halfback.

Chiefs recruit two more players

NZ sevens player Bryce Heem and Auckland loose forward Sean Polwart added to Dave Rennie's squad.

Move to Taranaki pays off

Chiefs make two more signings

ABs to miss early Super Rugby

Top end All Blacks will sit out at least the first round of Super Rugby next year and make graduated returns.

Sevens steroid 'concoction' find

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

NZR gets tough on eligibility

New eligibility rules will block non-All Black eligible women's rugby players from the annual national sevens tournament.

Tietjens not panicking yet

Tietjens: SBW in sevens talks

Rookies added to NZ Sevens

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

O'Driscoll reveals jail time

Brian O'Driscoll Irish rugby great tells all in new book about his life in rugby and just what happened one night at a New York concert.

US at full strength - for a price

All Blacks' historic Chicago test to be contested by a top US team after overseas clubs paid to release top players.

Cheika tipped for Aussie job

Groin injury groan for Tuilagi

Cheika to coach Wallabies

Waratahs coach confirms he's been offered chance to succeed Ewen McKenzie, but said some details still to be "ironed out."

Opportunity for Romano

Luke Romano Coach Steve Hansen says 'we think he's got a future with the All Blacks' of Canterbury lock's selection for northern tour.

Carter gets All Blacks tour nod

Star first-five named in northern tour squad, taking the place of Brisbane hero Colin Slade.

Tour hope for Colin Slade

From zero to hero

Vito's patience pays off

Wellington loosie reveals he nearly went overseas as debilitating neck injury frustrated his ability to push for All Blacks recall.

Expect better in 2014

Brad Mooar Perhaps the best thing about watching the Stags play this season was imagining what they might look like next year.

Pressure mounts on Scott

South Canterbury rugby coach will only face the normal review after a disastrous Heartland Championship campaign.

Coaches’ jobs safe in review

Heartland XV named for tour

From big dream to nightmare

There was no confusion about what Wellington thought they'd do this year - win the NPC final.

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