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We could have beaten the Lions

Sid Going played for both Northland and the All Blacks against the Lions - then would return home to his family's ...

The Lions' arrival in Whangarei promises old-style billeting, post-match beers – and memories of the triple-scissors move.

Waikaia to celebrate 125 years of rugby

The Waikaia Rugby Club first fielded a team in 1892.

For a little rural club that just manages to field one senior team a year, the Waikaia Rugby Club punches above its weight.

In a league of its own

France play Wellington at the Basin Reserve circa 1951.

Historian wants to shine a light on the often-neglected history of rugby league in NZ.

ABs can lay claim to 'greatness'

Beauden Barrett has matured from a young pretender into a world beater, says The Economist.

The research proves it. This year's crop is the "most dominant All Blacks side of all time". Well, since World War II anyway.

Life Story: Final whistle for our oldest All Black

Wally Argus played 10 matches for the All Blacks between 1946 and 1947.

Walter "Wally" Argus was the oldest living All Black and remained a humble man throughout his 95 years.

Canterbury old boys school new generation

Canterbury's Australian lock Dave McDuling looks for support after making a break in the second half of the successful ...

Canterbury's Ranfurly Shield novices were not short of advice before their successful challenge

Shield party watered-down video

Canterbury players celebrate after winning their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Waikato.

Ranfurly Shield beers "replaced by a few milkshakes" as Canterbury strive for second road win.

Land of the Long Black Cloud for Wales video

Barry John tormented the All Blacks in 1971 when playing first five-eighth for the British and Irish Lions.

Wales seek a historic victory on New Zealand and their first win against the All Blacks since 1953 in this month's three-test series.

Nice try, but no thanks

Harlequins Rugby Club committee member Lee Mason is against selling the clubrooms.

Two Blenheim rugby clubs have a battle for territory.

Highlanders shift restarted career video

Sport Waikato chief executive Matthew Cooper at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, where he featured for the Waikato Chiefs ...

SUPER RUGBY, 20 YEARS AGO: Dropped by the ABs and unwanted by his home franchise, Matthew Cooper headed south.

Ieremia wants Samoa in pro rugby video

Alama Ieremia looks to offload in a tackle when his Wellington Hurricanes team played Northern Transvaal in Super 12 ...

SUPER RUGBY, 20 YEARS AGO: The man who scored the first points in professional rugby wants Samoa to enter Super Rugby.

Taine Randell: 'I blew all my dosh' video

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Waikato Chiefs Vs Otago Highlanders
Highlanders won 57-24.
Taine Randell
Pic=Bruce Mercer?Waikato Times

SUPER RUGBY, 20 YEARS AGO: Taine Randell relates "whispers of $1000 a game" in the the naive, carefree, early days of pro rugby.

Gibson: New format will dilute player talent

Running free for the Crusaders against the team he now coaches, the Waratahs, during a Super 12 Rugby match in ...

SUPER RUGBY, 20 YEARS AGO: Daryl Gibson's backs call for Pacific to be included in Super Rugby.

Joeli Vidiri: Super 12 brotherhood generated life-long memories video

Joeli Vidiri in full flight for the Blues against North Transvaal at Eden Park in Auckland in 1996.

SUPER RUGBY, 20 YEARS GO: One of the stars of Super 12 Rugby remembers the day the competition kicked off in 1996.

Capital honours rugby's global ambassador video

All Black great Jonah Lomu often mentally prepared for big matches by meditating in his car.

As tributes to Jonah Lomu flow in from around the world, Wellington fans pay their respects at All Blacks' HQ.

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