International

Toddy in a squeeze after No 9's punch

Former Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder now heads Bath in the English Premiership.

Ban of ex-Crusaders No 9 puts Blackadder's Bath to the test as injuries and Six Nations call-ups take a toll.

Healey: Solomona for Lions

Auckland-born wing Denny Solomona, who plays for the Sale Sharks, could be a bolter for the British and Irish Lions tour.

Sale's Auckland-born wing Denny Solomona tipped for a place on British and Irish Lions' tour.

Kirwan: Let's talk about suicide

Kirwan has been a mental illness advocate since his retirement from the game.

Sir John Kirwan believes we need to start talking more openly to help those with mental illness

Car sponsor dumps Carter video

Dan Carter faces testing times as the reality of his drink-driving charge hits home.

All Blacks great confirms loss of lucrative deal in fallout to Paris drink-driving charge.

Tragedy's awful irony

Dan Vickerman wins a lineout against South African in the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington.

Dan Vickerman, more than most in pro sport, nailed the transition to regular human.

Nonu helps Cooper get his mojo back

Quade Cooper has rediscovered his purpose in the game.

If Quade Cooper is back to his devastating best this season, we know who to blame.

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

The war that never stops

160911 SPORT Photo: Jason Oxenham/Fairfax Media NZ. The Australian Wallabies during the captains run at Eden Park in ...

OPINION: Issue of depression among professional sportspeople needs to be talked about.

Vickerman confided to friends

Dan Vickerman's death has shocked the rugby community.

Mourned Wallaby told team-mate how difficult it was to make the transition from rugby to a new life.

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.

Counselling for players over Vickerman death video

Former Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman.

Australian Rugby offers support for players as shocked rugby world deals with sudden death of Wallabies star at age of 37.

Kiwi fronts England mental health campaign

Jono Kitto in action for Bay of Plenty before he took his game to England with the Leicester Tigers.

Leicester's Bay of Plenty halfback opens up on his issues in rugby's new drive to raise awareness of "growing concern".

'Cut one Aussie Super Rugby side': Poidevin

Could the Force or the Rebels' Super Rugby days be numbered? Former Wallabies star Simon Poidevin believes so.

Australian rugby can't afford five Super Rugby sides, Simon Poidevin says.

Rugby star in remission

Brumbies and Wallabies utility back Christian Lealiifano in Canberra on Saturday.

Former Wallaby Christian Lealiifano confident of beating leukaemia after a bone marrow transplant.

Veainu stars in Leicester victory

Kiwi Telusa Veainu scored a try and set up another in the Leicester Tigers' eight-try rout of Bristol.

Ex-All Black Aaron Mauger is a much happier coach after watching his Leicester Tigers team batter Bristol.

Ryan rues rugby's lack of skills

Olympic Games sevens rugby champion coach Ben Ryan (R) has lamented the lack of skill development in modern day rugby union.

Champion coach fears rugby risks becoming a game of "size and strength'' unless skills improve.

Tonga v Wales Auckland-bound

Tonga are likely to play Wales in front of a large, vocal crowd against Wales in Auckland.

NZ venue likely for Tonga v Wales test owing to stadium issues in Nuku'alofa.

Dan Carter returns to NZ

All Blacks great Dan Carter has admitted to a "massive error" after French police caught him allegedly drink driving in ...

Dan Carter has arrived in NZ, where he says seeing family puts a fresh perspective on his drink drive mistake.

Farrell only nailed-on Lions pick

Owen Farrell, pictured playing against Wales last weekend, should be the first name on the team sheet.

OPINION: Owen Farrell belongs in conversation of great first fives, writes Austin Healey.

Dan Carter admits 'massive error'

Dan Carter has admitted to a "massive error", apologising for alleged drink driving in central Paris.

All Blacks great admits to mistake over alleged drink driving in central Paris.

Nonu extends Toulon deal

Former All Blacks midfielder Ma'a Nonu in action for Toulon.

Ageing All Blacks great decides to stick around in France.

Super Rugby loophole closed

Sanzaar have made changes to Super Rugby's judicial process.

Bye weeks will no longer count as part of a player's suspension.

Hartley slips in skipper stakes

England captain Dylan Hartley's claims to the Lions leadership are coming under increasing debate

Three former Lions captains say there's a better option to lead the tour than England's NZ-born hooker.

'Left field' Lions captain?

Owen Farrell's (centre) stocks have risen after a dominant display for England in beating Wales.

Warren Gatland could spring a surprise when he names his Lions captain for NZ tour.

O'Driscoll's Lions warning

Brian O'Driscoll played on four Lions tours.

Irish rugby legend warns against proposed plans to slash the number of matches on future Lions tours.

Joost's son makes Liverpool plea

Jonah Lomu with Joost van der Westhuizen and his children Jordan and Kylie. Jordan (left) has penned a tribute to his father.

Youngster's emotional tribute to late rugby great includes an unusual request for God.

Brutal training bears fruit

Eddie Jones has introduced an intensive training programme for England's players.

Before, players "had a cup of tea and a scone with jam'' before getting up. Now they are much faster.

Scandal at Luatua's new club

Brothers Luke Arscott (left) of Bath and Sale wing Tom Arscott share a joke after the Aviva Premiership match between ...

"Inappropriate" conduct in corruption investigation involving brothers on opposing teams.

Gibbes to coach Ulster

Jono Gibbes' impressive coaching CV has landed him the prime position at Ulster.

Waikato stalwart and former AB lands head coaching role after successful apprenticeship in Europe.

England: the new All Blacks?

Sir Clive Woodward backs England to become the world's best.

Teams will obsess over "ruthless" England like the All Blacks after dramatic win in Wales, says Sir Clive Woodward.

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