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Hayes 'only a witness' in French police probe

Six rugby union players, including two New Zealanders, have been released after questioning by French police following a ...

A young Marlborough rugby player was 'never arrested or charged' after allegations of rape in France.

Mauger departs with win

Leicester Tigers coach Aaron Mauger.

Aaron Mauger finishes with win, while Nick Evans, Tyler Bleyendaal, and Dan Carter kick teams to victory.

Extreme rugby stand off video

Two French teams have refused to enter into a lineout drive resulting in a standoff.

Referee has to step in as two French clubs refuse to engage in comical maul stand off.

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.

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.

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.

Potential Lions skipper sidelined

Alun Wyn Jones' shoulder injury will keep the Welsh skipper and Lions captaincy contender off the field for six weeks.

Will a six-week rehab cost Alun Wyn Jones a shot of leading the Lions?

Kiwis detained in rape complaint

Rory Grice played for Waikato before heading to France. He is pictured here in 2013.

Two Kiwi rugby players among six detained in France after a young woman lays a rape complaint.

No need to bleat over Baa Baas video

All Blacks Don Clarke (left) and Wilson Whineray both played in epic matches against the Barbarians.

Audacious tries, astonishing dropped goals - Barbarians games have had the lot.

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.

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.

Jones: Split the Lions captaincy

Eddie Jones believes the best way to improve the leadership of the Lions would be to involve all four Home Unions in the ...

England coach thinks outside the square for a four-part answer to the NZ tour leadership puzzle.

Wallabies star: sexual abuse ruined me

Former Wallabies star Tony Daly is trying to rebuild his life outside of the game.

"I felt shame for years," World Cup winner says as he spiralled into drug and alcohol abuse and petty crime.

ABs over England - Carter

Dan Carter fielded questions from fans on Twitter on Wednesday.

Dan Carter offers patriotic answers in a Twitter Q&A session with fans.

Mauger 'devastated' by axing

Aaron Mauger was overlooked by Leicester for the head coaching role.

Aaron Mauger has spoken about his axing from Leicester.

Cocaine hearing postponed

Ali Williams' cocaine scandal continues to be drawn out in France.

Small reprieve for Ali Williams as his "please explain" with French rugby bosses is postponed.

Welcome to the furnace, Eddie

England coach Eddie Jones is a master of the diversion.

OPINION: Months of All Blacks noise at an end as the outsmarted England coach prepares to face the fire.

Beat ABs 'at their own game'

Warren Gatland brings the Lions to New Zealand in less than three months.

Warren Gatland lays down the gauntlet and urges the Lions to be 'expansive' and take the All Blacks 'on at their own game'.

No action over alleged North bite

George North, left, claimed he was bitten during Wales' loss to France but the citing commissioner found no evidence of ...

Citing commissioner says no evidence Welsh wing was bitten.

BOD: Gaelic barriers to matching ABs

Brian O'Driscoll says Ireland isn't obsessed by rugby.

Ireland will only ever achieve consistent top form in rugby if it gives up some traditional sports, Brian O'Driscoll says.

Lions set to snub Hartley

A time out may loom for England captain Dylan Hartley when it comes to the Lions tour of New Zealand.

Forget about the captaincy, England's Kiwi-born hooker is now struggling to make the NZ tour squad.

Eddie's low blow to ABs

England's Australian coach Eddie Jones rarely misses a chance for a sly shot at his opponents.

England coach "very keen" for November test with ABs who needed "a very kind referee" to win 2011 World Cup.

Leicester sack Aaron Mauger

Leicester Tigers have sacked Aaron Mauger as head coach.

Tigers move swiftly after axing Mauger with Aussie coach immediately named as his replacement.

England's 'mystique smashed'

Sir Clive Woodward believes England's bubble has burst.

Sir Clive Woodward weighs in on England's rugby fortunes, saying they were lucky to win 18 in a row.

Jones could miss Lions tour

Jones has captained Wales in this year's Six Nations.

Wales captain nervously waits for scans assessing a shoulder injury that left him in pain in Paris.

Barnes criticism 'unfair'

Referee Wayne Barnes awards a late try to Damien Chouly during the Six Nations match between France and Wales in Paris. ...

Opinion: The suspense was palpable in Paris. Was it really Wayne Barnes's fault?

ABs could 'cut England to pieces'

All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino rips through the England defences during their 2014 series.

Ex-England star's dire warning for a November "super test" and his reality check for Eddie Jones.

Joel Stransky left bloodied

Joel Stransky kicked the winning drop goal at the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

GRAPHIC IMAGE: Boks star of the '95 RWC final is hospitalised after a cycling accident in South Africa.

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