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Strang: Time to test Sopoaga in ABs jumper

The All Blacks should hand Highlanders first-five Lima Sopoaga a test jumper during the Rugby Championship.

OPINION: All Blacks selectors should initiate the Lima Sopoaga insurance policy during the Rugby Championship.

Robson: Carter, Barrett take pole position for No 10

OPINION: The battle for the All Blacks No 10 jersey has effectively become a two-horse race.

Hinton: McCaw deserves better than this

Crusaders no longer the lords of Super Rugby

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Season over for Jason Woodward after ankle break

Hurricanes fullback Jason Woodward is a picture of pain after breaking his ankle.

Jason Woodward's Super Rugby season is over after he broke his ankle playing club rugby.

Cruden's loss could be Horrell's gain at Chiefs

Utility back Andrew Horrell says there have been few chances to play at 10 for the Chiefs since 2012 because Cruden has been almost bulletproof.

Flanker Matt Todd runs into centre Charlie Ngatai during the 26-9 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday night.

Fighting talk from wounded Crusaders but fix needed

The warning sirens are screeching, yet the Crusaders coaches and players refuse to buckle before the pessimists.


Bill Pulver dashes Bernard Foley's sevens dream

Main man: Bernard Foley of the Waratahs and Wallabies.

ARU boss Bill Pulver has scuppered Bernard Foley'sbid to represent Australia at next year's Olympic Games.

NZ sevens sisters cruise in Canada

The New Zealand sevens sisters have cruised into the Canada Sevens quarterfinals with a pool match to play.

Portia Woodman has continued her fine form in the black jersey of the NZ women's sevens team.

Sevens sisters win Canada final

NZ women's sevens team extend unbeaten run to 36 with victory over Russia in the Canada Sevens final.


Quade Cooper signs for Toulon, French media say

Quade Cooper will not be playing in Queensland next season.

The Wallabies and Queensland Reds can start planning for life after Quade Cooper.

Wallabies back Peter Betham to head offshore

Kiwi-born Waratahs winger to join English club Leicester after Super Rugby season.

New Zealand-born Waratahs winger Peter Betham is tackled by Beauden Barrett and Brad Shields during his side’s 29-24 win over the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Two-cap Wallaby Betham joins European exodus

Wallaby winger joins a growing exodus of players heading north after this year's World Cup, signing for Leicester Tigers.

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Cruden still clings to faint Rugby World Cup hope

Aaron Cruden gets treatment on his injured knee from Chiefs team doctor in Christchurch on Friday night.

Aaron Cruden still has an outside chance of going to the Rugby World Cup as a late replacement.

Aaron Cruden's World Cup over

Scan shows All Blacks first-five has ruptured the ACL in his left knee and will be sidelined for six months.

Beauden Barrett would command a start for the All Blacks if the World Cup final was next week.

Robson: Carter, Barrett take pole position for No 10

OPINION: The battle for the All Blacks No 10 jersey has effectively become a two-horse race.


Wellington Lions lose wing Tiatia to Bay of Plenty

Talented young first five-eighth Chase Tiatia has signed a two year deal with Bay of Plenty.

Wellington rugby has lost one of its most talented young players with Chase Tiatia leaving.

Film puts focus on rural rugby

Documentary about Kiwi rural rugby has it world premiere on Saturday.

Rugby Southland life member Donald Hay.

Rugby Southland announces $174k profit at AGM

Rugby Southland has announced an unaudited surplus of $174,523 for 2014.

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