Super report: Let's play Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has much to ponder for his team with the up-and-down fortunes of the New Zealand Super Rugby franchises in 2015.

It's mid-season report time and the All Blacks coach has much to ponder on the good, the bad and the ugly of Super Rugby in RWC year.

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.

All Black legend Kirwan backs selection policy

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

McCaw right for 'World Cup street fight' video

Richie McCaw's early season struggles with the Crusaders are irrelevant for a World Cup, former All Blacks prop Craig Dowd says.

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.

Ali Williams says spotlight needed on southern exodus

Ageing rugby stars Ali Williams (left) and Brad Thorn are set to be replaced by the next generation of All Blacks at European clubs.

He's a product of system, but former All Black believes rugby bosses need to look at alarming player drain hitting southern hemisphere allies.

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