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Crusaders should look outside

Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach, pictured here with Richie McCaw, will help decide Todd Blackadder's successor.

OPINION: Tabai Matson at shortest odds to take over from Blackadder.

Reason: 'Agent of change' Jones

OPINION: Blood to drip from English rugby's red rose by next Christmas, be it coach's or the Machiavellian clubs'.

Lomu: An unstoppable force

'I am a devil and an angel'

all blacks

Jones honoured by Lomu role video

Michael Jones and the other pallbearers carry Jonah Lomu's casket at Eden Park.

ABs great has plenty of experience walking the Eden Park tunnel but this was one he wished he never had to take.

Lomu farewelled with passionate haka video

Jonah Lomu was given a fitting farewell at his public memorial service at Eden Park.

All Black great Jonah Lomu leaves Eden Park for the final time after an emotional public memorial.

A poignant and powerful farewell video

Jonah Lomu's last appearance on Eden Park was one to remember.


Prop suffers horror facial cut

Worcester Warriors prop Nicholas Schonert shows off the horrific cut to his cheek that took 40 stitches to close.

South African prop needs 40 stitches to close gash his cheek after nasty injury in English Premiership match at Twickenham.

Carter needed safety assurance

All Blacks great Dan Carter says he sought advice from several people at his new Racing 92 club about safety in Paris.

Former All Blacks first-five Dan Carter is up against the likes of Usain Bolt and Serena Williams for the BBC's Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

DC takes on world for BBC award

RWC final hero up against biggest names in sport for BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.


Mooloos youths dominate national under-20 camp

Waikato players dominate the list of trialists for the NZ under-20 rugby team.

Seventeen Waikato players are chasing a spot in the national under-20 side.

Interviews for Stags assistants to start

Rugby Southland after a part-time and full-time assistant coach.

Nick White's extensive assistant coaching career sees him earn the head coaching role with Auckland rugby.

White to coach Auckland rugby

Forwards coach and former prop steps up to head coaching role for the next NPC campaign.


Winiata not rushing return from back injury

Manawatu and New Zealand sevens star Selica Winiata is laid low with a back injury.

Selica Winiata will patiently give her crook back time to heal before she can explode onto the rugby field again.

Otago win regional sevens qualifiers

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over Tasman in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau tries to wriggle through the tackle of Southland's Hayden Edgeley, left, and Scott Eade in their fifth and sixth playoff match.

South Canterbury qualify at Southland's expense

The South Canterbury men's sevens side is on its way to Rotorua.

super rugby

France-bound Nadolo bids adieu after third and final crusade

Nemani Nadolo powers past James O'Connor while playing for the Crusaders against the Reds in their Super Rugby clash in Christchurch this year

Crusaders to lose another strike weapon with Fijian wing Nemani Nadolo heading to France after 2016 Super Rugby season

Nadolo leaving Crusaders for France

Blockbusting Fijian wing set to exit Super Rugby for deal with Montpellier.

Drummond happy to be in the Highlanders' mix

There are no loyalty issues where Nelson's Shane Drummond is concerned.

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