Wilkinson imposter deployed


Imposter deployed in fake World Cup tickets warning

England rugby great lookalike kicks a shocker in IRB warning over how it can be hard to spot a fake World Cup ticket.

Elliot adds muscle to Poverty Bay


Hooker Hika Elliot adds muscle to Poverty Bay

Poverty Bay have added some real firepower to their pack to play South Canterbury today after the surprise signing of ex-All Black hooker Hika Elliot.

Clubs win big as RWC deal struck


RFU reaches World Cup deal with English clubs

English clubs able to play rugby during the World Cup and will receive 13m in compensation for the tournament's interference with the Premiership.

Genius call or more tinkering?


Willie Ripia a genius move or more tinkering?

Yes, it's very difficult to dislike Wellington rugby coach Chris Boyd but is he wise picking Willie Ripia? The ex-Bay of Plenty captain hasn't even been playing much rugby recently.

Otago player caught naked


Rugby player naked in changing sheds

Cameras were broadcasting live when this rugby player decided to shed all of his clothing in the changing rooms.

Tongan Thor

Tongan Thor

The Auckland schoolboy rugby player dubbed "Tongan Thor" looks set to head to Australia later this year.

All Blacks ready for Cup clash


All Blacks ready for clash

All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw says the team is moving on from last week's draw and have their eyes set on securing the Bledisloe Cup.

Top 5: Wallabies <br>vs All Blacks


Top 5: Wallabies vs All Blacks

The trans-Tasman rivalry is heating up, and we bring you five of the greatest Bledisloe Test Match victories won over in Sydney.

Refs too quick on yellow

rugby ball generic Yellow cards seem to be a bail out option for referees to maintain control in rugby matches.

McKenzie a class act

Marty McKenzie's selection at first-five eighth might herald a newcomer of the highest quality for Taranaki.

Matfield still one of the best

Springboks a real threat

A date to circle

Highlanders Invercargill or Queenstown look likely options to host mouthwatering Highlanders-Chiefs showdown on May 30 next year.

Crusaders set for Nelson match

Christchurch-based franchise may return to top of the south for Super Rugby match against Hurricanes next year.

Just five games for Hamilton

Crusaders get kick-off role

Tough start, juicy finish

Hurricanes might lay claim to eight and a half home matches next season by the time they have mulled over their draw.

Olympics sevens rules tighten

Olympic rings Country-hopping rugby players need to play four sevens world series legs to qualify for Rio 2016, IRB says.

Tietjens rebuilding again

Olympic qualification could be tougher for NZ Sevens team, thanks to strength of current crop.

Sevens fails to sell out

NZ sevens learn fate

Smith's Olympic dream dashed

The goal posts have changed for Wallabies great George Smith in his bid to represent Tonga in Rio.

Wallabies eye silverware

Ewen McKenzie Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie in a confident mood ahead of Cape Town clash.

Aussies to crash Lions party

ARU to entice British and Irish Lions back to Australia for one-off test in 2017 before NZ games.

VC design 'touched a raw nerve'

NZRU, Sky silent on streaming

Burger back for Springboks

South Africa have called up legendary flanker Schalk Burger to their Rugby Championship squad.

All Blacks own worst enemy

Richie McCaw World Cup is NZ's to lose - and crack under the pressure they will, British rugby writers declare.

Crotty's beard goes

All Black and Crusaders player Ryan Crotty may be feeling the cold a bit more after his 18-month-old beard was shaved off for charity.

'Carter should be picked'

Carter won't rush return

Ted: All Blacks to buck trend

Former coach believes All Blacks have ingredients to carry out historic defence of Rugby World Cup at next year's tournament.

Payne-free centre ready to fire

Jordan Payne Back from a stomach bug, Jordan Payne knows it's time for him to step up for Waikato against Otago.

Tapping into talent key

As Canterbury aim to win their seventh consecutive NPC title it is timely to ask how they attract talented players.

Lacklustre Cantabs limp to win

Lions onto fifth first-five

Tuipulotu returns for Auckland

All Blacks lock back in blue and white to start against North Harbour in the NPC.

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