Highlanders dig deep for win

Elliot Dixon celebrates the Highlanders' victory.

They needed a goal line stand, but the Highlanders eked out a come-from-behind win in Canberra.

As it happened

Blues finish with flourish video

Ihaia West gives a message to his critics after he scores a try against the Bulls.

Five-try second half as Blues backline kicks into gear in much-needed bonus point win over Bulls.

Barrett no bolter just yet

It's only a matter of time before Jordie Barrett joins brothers Scott and Beauden as fully fledged All Blacks.

OPINION: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is likely to stick with the tried and tested to face the Lions.

Jones wanted ABs test

RFU boss Ian Ritchie and England coach Eddie Jones.

England boss says Eddie Jones was behind failed bid to play All Blacks this year.

Crusaders go top after win video

Digby Ioane shoots through to score the first try of the match, for the Crusaders against the Force in Christchurch on ...

The Crusaders scored seven tries to beat the Force in an ugly game in Christchurch.

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Celebrate when rugby players make money

NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew has every right to take advantage of the All Blacks' commercial appeal.

OPINION: Here's a news flash for hidebound snobs who are offended by the fact money is now a part of rugby.

Mates set to 'battle' on telly video

Greg 'Larry' Taylor, left, and Chad Smith are fronting a Duke TV show challenging each other to eat the hottest curry - ...

Could Chad and Larry be the next Marc and Matthew?

Schoolboy to sevens star

Vilimoni Koroi catches a pass against England at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas earlier this month.

New Zealand Rugby plots a course to manage its teenage star, who hopes to continue his rapid rise.

Step up on concussion, PM

Prime Minister Bill English, left, at the pre-season Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Highlanders in ...

OPINION: Rugby appears incapable of tackling head injuries by itself, writes Mark Reason.

Recap: Highlanders v Brumbies

Luke Whitelock is tackled in the Highlanders' clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.

Highlanders continue NZ sides' domination over the Aussies with a come-from-behind win in Canberra.

Play-by-play: Highlanders v Brumbies

Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith.

The Highlanders' clash with the Brumbies a play-at-a-time in the Australian capital, Canberra.

Play-by-play: Blues v Bulls

Blues first five-eighth Piers Francis.

The Blues' clash with the Bulls a play-at-a-time at QBE Stadium on Auckland's North Shore.

Recap: Blues v Bulls

Ihaia West gives a message to his critics after he scores a try against the Bulls.

Ihaia West sparkles in bench cameo as Blues backs run away from tiring Bulls in final 20.

Aus Super Rugby's slow death

Which Australian team will get culled? One of them needs to be, writes Paul Cully.

OPINION: Culling an Australian team from Super Rugby is the only real option for Sanzaar.

Fainga'a in emotional return

Saia Fainga'a will don a Brumbies jersey for the first time since 2008 when the hooker takes his place on the bench in ...

Saia Fainga'a will take the field for the Brumbies against the Highlanders, one month after the unexpected death of his father.

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Celebrate when rugby players make money

NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew has every right to take advantage of the All Blacks' commercial appeal.

5:00 AM  OPINION:┬áHere's a news flash for hidebound snobs who are offended by the fact money is now a part of rugby.

Step up on concussion, PM

5:00 AM  OPINION: Rugby appears incapable of tackling head injuries by itself, writes Mark Reason.

Aus Super Rugby's slow death

Tackling rugby's hot topics

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Mates set to 'battle' on telly

Could Chad and Larry be the next Marc and Matthew?

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All Blacks the new black

All Black Waisake Naholo looking sharp in a Swanndri suit on the Dunedin ID catwalk.

Glamour takes a backseat as XXL models - ball in hand - raise the loudest applause at iD Fashion Week.

Lions tour screenings uncertain

Melanie and Sarah Sharpe were among hoards of anxious fans who watched the All Blacks beat Australia in the 2015 Rugby ...

No city has locked in fan zone broadcast rights, including Wellington.

Baabaas clash 'never at risk'

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew says the Barbarians clash was never at risk.

Steve Tew says the Barbarians game was never at risk, among talks of an English veto of the clash.

Barbarians v ABs confirmed

Sitiveni Sivivatu attempts to make an offload during the All Blacks clash with the Barbarians in London in 2009.

Baabaas confirm they have had approval from RFU to host All Blacks, scuttling talk of England super-test.

international

Eddie Jones turns to football

Eddie Jones is constantly looking for ways to improve England.

England rugby coach looks to the round ball game in his bid to find an edge.

Sevens scheduling rules Dunedin out

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is out of contention to host next year's Sevens due to scheduling issues.

With the students out of town, Dunedin won't be chasing sevens hosting rights.

Tackling rugby's hot topics

George Moala's form for the Blues should have Steve Hansen at least taking notes.

From Jordie Barrett to the Welly Sevens, rugby writer Marc Hinton gets to grips with the big issues in NZ.

Kiwi released after rape complaint

Rory Grice, who played for Waikato in 2013, has been released from custody following a rape claim.

Former Waikato rugby representative released from custody after rape complaint.

provincial

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

New Sopoaga in Highlanders

Tupou Sopoaga playing for the Penrith Panthers in the 2015 NRL Nines in Auckland.

A former NRL player, and the brother of an All Black is making a rapid rise to the Highlanders squad.

Former NRL player joins Southland

Tupou Sopoaga in a NRL match with the Cronulla Sharks.

All four Sopoaga brothers make the move south to link with Southland rugby.

Leon and Leo to lead Makos

Leo Crowley is heading to Tasman as the Makos new assistant coach.

New Makos assistant coach Leo Crowley is one of three new appointments to the team's coaching staff

sevens

Schoolboy to sevens star

Vilimoni Koroi catches a pass against England at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas earlier this month.

New Zealand Rugby plots a course to manage its teenage star, who hopes to continue his rapid rise.

Sevens' books back in the red

New Zealand Rugby said it has tried to entice fans back to the Wellington Sevens, but admitted the event was "not where ...

New Zealand Rugby's balance sheets takes a beating as fan interest in tournament dwindles.

NZ Rugby shops for Sevens cities gallery

Poor ticket sales left vast sections of Westpac Stadium empty during January's tournament - a far cry from the ...

Handful of potential hosts in the running to snare tournament from capital after dismal ticket sales.

Savea and 'scary' St Mary's video

All Blacks, New Zealand Sevens and Hurricanes star Ardie Savea has coached St Mary's College for the last two years.

St Mary's College are serving up defeats to allcomers.

super rugby

Recap: Highlanders v Brumbies

Luke Whitelock is tackled in the Highlanders' clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.

Highlanders continue NZ sides' domination over the Aussies with a come-from-behind win in Canberra.

Play-by-play: Highlanders v Brumbies

Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith.

The Highlanders' clash with the Brumbies a play-at-a-time in the Australian capital, Canberra.

Play-by-play: Blues v Bulls

Blues first five-eighth Piers Francis.

The Blues' clash with the Bulls a play-at-a-time at QBE Stadium on Auckland's North Shore.

Recap: Blues v Bulls

Ihaia West gives a message to his critics after he scores a try against the Bulls.

Ihaia West sparkles in bench cameo as Blues backs run away from tiring Bulls in final 20.

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