Rugby

Retallick up for more awards

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

McCaw wins at the races Big questions for 2015 Stern warning from Hansen Wales frustrate NZ Retallick wins IRB award

New back three for Boks

South Africa made five changes to their starting lineup for the year-ending rugby test against Wales.

Wallabies staff damage door

The Irish Rugby Union is considering charging ARU for dressing room damage by a Wallabies staff member.

Cowan focused on Blues first

Jimmy Cowan isn't expecting an All Blacks recall, but he won't ignore his cell if he gets one.

Elliot to rejoin Chiefs

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

ABs keep tricks in bag

It was a good year for the All Blacks, but not a great one and that's how Steve Hansen preferred it.

Lessons learned on the job

Beauden Barrett offered a far from perfect performance at first five-eighth, but he did enough to book a ticket to the RWC.

Delicate political game

Wales unlikely to upset ABs

Japan, Argentina welcomed

It's official. Tokyo and Buenos Aires based franchises are joining Super Rugby, extended to 18 teams from 2016.

Reds will embrace O'Connor

Australian halfback says former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor will be welcomed into Queensland set-up.

Kiwi after Waratahs job

Canes' to train in Gisborne

Mauger leaving the Crusaders

Former All Black Aaron Mauger signs three-year contract as head coach of English side Leicester Tigers.

Six rookies for Sevens squad

Coach Gordon Tietjens names six rookies in New Zealand Sevens squad for the 2014-15 season.

Willison gets sevens call-up

HGHS student impresses NZ women's sevens coach Sean Horan enough to gain selection to 16-strong training squad.

Scanlan ready for sevens post

NZ women's sevens squad named

NZ sevens team named

Several big guns may be injured, but the arsenal at coach Sean Horan’s disposal is bigger than ever.

World champs draw out

Baby Blacks will play Scotland, Argentina and Ireland in pool play at next year's U20 rugby world championships.

Wallabies plot RWC prep

Trial matches and mid-Super Rugby catch-ups planned to ensure World Cup campaign not derailed.

Ford to get another chance

Waldrom lines up Wallabies

Funding freeze called for

Samoa players urge World Rugby to intervene in their dispute with their union amidst allegations of threats.

McCaw takes to the skies

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw hitches a ride in a a Typhoon fighter jet.

Breaking down the big issues

Now the ABs' northern tour is over with four wins from four, we answer 10 key questions on rugby fans' minds.

Few RWC spots up for grabs

Barnes not bad at all - review

McCaw wins on racetrack

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

Scotland chase flanker Hardie

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.

Everything went to plan

Many contributors share credit

Stags ready to get physical

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

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