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opinion

Metro move a gamble

MONEY TALKS: Dan Carter will reportedly earn about $3 million per year by Racing Metro.

OPINION: French club should be nervous after signing the injury-prone All Black, writes Richard Knowler.

Arrogant fans hinder All Blacks

OPINION: The All Blacks are treated properly when they come to Europe but it's not a two-way thing.

Pocock should be lauded

XV without Retallick, ridiculous

super rugby

Robinson still between jobs

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: Robbie Robinson in action for Soutland in last year's NPC.

The former Chiefs and Highlanders player Robbie Robinson still looking to secure a contract.

Hi-tech help for Hurricanes

Technology will play a big part in making up for the absence of the squad's All Blacks in the new year.

CODE-HOPPER: Ex-league star Karmichael Hunt is on the Queensland Reds' roster.

Crusaders confirm Reds hitout

The Crusaders will meet the Queensland Reds in a pre-season game in Brisbane on February 6.

sevens

SA prove sevens not easy

FINDING FORM: DJ Forbes is leading his New Zealand Sevens team up the world series table.

Master coach Gordon Tietjens has said it for years, but perhaps people are starting to believe him.

NZ sevens pay price for mistakes video

An improved NZ sevens side still not a polished winning team, beaten in a tense final on the latest leg of the World Series.

CLASH OF THE TITANS: The draw for the Wellington sevens makes a repeat of the 2014 final between New Zealand and South Africa possible, provided both teams top their pools at Westpac Stadium.

Draw made for Wellington sevens

New Zealand pooled with England, Canada and Papua New Guinea for Wellington leg of World Series.

international

Toulon boss threatens fans with legal action

FURIOUS: Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal has threatened legal action against Leicester Tigers supporters whose testimony led to Delon Armitage's 12-week suspension.

A furious Mourad Boudjellal threatens legal action against supporters of English rugby club over star player's suspension.

Aussie duo on the move

Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper and former captain James Horwill announce post-World Cup moves to Europe.

UNFAZED: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika isn't concerned about a mass exodus of players overseas after next year's Rugby World Cup.

Cheika unfazed by exodus

Wallabies coach not worried about prospect of mass exodus of stars after next year's Rugby World Cup.

all blacks

Awe and envy over Carter deal video

MONEY MATTERS: Dan Carter will earn a reported $2.6 million a year at Racing Metro.

Awe and envy were the general sentiments in European rugby as Dan Carter signed his record deal with French club Racing Metro, though there was an acceptance that the All Blacks superstar deserves his looming riches.

DC's journey has plenty miles yet video

Dan Carter saying goodbye to New Zealand but hello to a whole new set of dreams.

LONG GOODBYE: All Black star Dan Carter confirmed his switch to French club Racing Metro yesterday.

No panic over All Blacks exodus

NZRU boss Steve Tew not pushing any panic buttons over expected exodus of All Blacks veterans after World Cup.

provincial

Va’a appointed Lions coach

PROMOTION: Earl Va'a was the Wellington Lions' backs coach last season.

Wellington rugby drop bombshell by hiring former Samoan first five-eighth as new Lions coach.

Crowley to remain with Taranaki

Leo Crowley is likely to carry on his role as Taranaki assistant coach next season after he was overlooked for the Waikato job.

HIRED: Sean Botherway has been appointed as the new Waikato NPC coach for the next two years.

Botherway named as Waikato coach

Sean Botherway has been appointed as Waikato's NPC coach for the next two years, taking over from Johnny Walters.