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Super Rugby's burning questions: Is McCaw done?

Richie McCaw found the going tough against the Chiefs, but can he find form when it really counts?

OPINION: In our regular Friday segment, Stuff.co.nz's leading rugby scribes tackle the hot topics of the Super Rugby week.

Hansen has big calls to make on elder statesmen

OPINION: Can the All Blacks coach rely on Richie McCaw and Dan Carter at the end of the year?

Knowler: Blackadder is really feeling the heat now

Strang: Time to test Sopoaga in ABs jumper

super rugby

Crusaders find their groove to banish Blues video

Halfback Mitchell Drummond scoots to the tryline to score the Crusaders’ opening try against the Blues.

10:44 PM  Bonus-point win over the Blues at AMI Stadium keeps the Crusaders in Super Rugby playoff contention

Force is with Chiefs in Hamilton, but only just video

Chiefs get bonus-point 35-27 victory but 14-man Western Force show mettle in Hamilton.

Brumbies wing Henry Speight drops at the goal-line as the Highlanders' Waisake Naholo attempts to make a tackle.

Pocock drives the Brumbies past Highlanders video

An insipid first-half performance cost the Highlanders any chance of an upset over the Brumbies.

sevens

Hamilton Girls contest sevens world champs

Hamilton Girls High School head to Japan on Sunday for the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament.

Hamilton Girls High School head to Japan on Sunday to contest the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament, and hope to bring home a world title.

Sevens sisters win Canada final

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

Main man: Bernard Foley of the Waratahs and Wallabies.

Bill Pulver dashes Bernard Foley's sevens dream

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

international

Pan-American Six Nations plan

US Eagles captain Todd Clever during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

American rugby unions to launch an annual championship based on the successful European model.

Wallabies coach Cheika 'stupid' not to look at trio

Rule change presents RWC Wallabies recall chance for France-based greats Smith, Giteau and Mitchell.

Quade Cooper in action for the Wallabies against France last year.

Queensland dispute Quade Cooper's Toulon deal

Queensland Reds accuse Toulon of jumping the gun, announcing a deal with Quade Cooper.

all blacks

No All Black eligibility changes on the horizon

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Picking overseas based players would create far more problems than it solved, says Steve Tew.

McCaw right for 'World Cup street fight' video

Forget All Blacks captain's patchy Super form, RWC will suit him "as a slog fest, a street fight," ex-ABs prop Craig Dowd says.

Sir John Kirwan can't see any merit in New Zealand following Australia's international selection policy.

All Black legend Kirwan backs selection policy

Blues coach says New Zealand doesn't need to follow Australia's lead just yet on its policy of picking only home-based All Blacks.

provincial

Wellington Lions lose first-five Tiatia to BOP

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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