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Cruden happy to be goalkicking video

Aaron Cruden landed five from seven shots at goal for the Chiefs against the Sharks.

Recovered playmaker pleased to take responsibility back.

Andrew to quit English RFU

Rob Andrew has not had any direct involvement in the senior England team since his role was redefined in 2011.

He is being replaced by his former England team-mate and captain Nigel Melville.

Bulls put foot down, thrash Force

Hanro Liebenberg (right) celebrates after crossing for one of the Bulls' five tries in their 42-20 victory over the ...

Western Force's losing streak extended to seven matches after copping a hiding from the Bulls.

Chiefs cling on against Sharks video

Aaron Cruden's kicking proved the difference between the sides.

 Aaron Cruden's boot ends up getting Chiefs home as they prevail after nail-biting final minutes.

Reds re-sign Japan international

Hendrik Tui is tackled by the Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

The Queensland Reds have locked in back-row standout Hendrik Tui for another season of Super Rugby.

Goodes relishing rookie challenge

Vaea Fifita will start for the Hurricanes in their first match in South Africa.

Hurricanes make just one change to starting team for match in Johannesburg.

Hansen pays fleeting visit south

ILT marketing and sales manager Chris Ramsay (left) chats with All Blacks coach Steve Hansen at a fundraiser lunch at ...

All Blacks rugby coach Steve Hansen paid a fleeting visit to Invercargill for a charity lunch.

Burning questions: Rennie hard done by?

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is angry over accusations of dodgy tactics late in the game against the Chiefs.'s leading rugby scribes tackle the hot topics of the week.

Panic button not an option

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph must ensure his side hits the right buttons against the Brumbies - apart from the one ...

Highlanders must get back on track in pivotal clash against Brumbies as both sides enter must-win territory.

Jones is a human Molotov cocktail

Eddie Jones is walking a fine line and could end up going the same way as Shane Sutton.

OPINION: Being Australian is not an excuse for overstepping the mark.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Perenara welcomes challengers

The Hurricanes' TJ Perenara never wants "to be the best of a bad bunch.''

More good halfbacks the merrier says TJ Perenara.

Sanzaar: New teams need time

Sunwolves players celebrate their first Super Rugby win.

New Super Rugby teams may have struggled but Sanzaar preaches patience.

Tew refuses to rule out late Olympic additions

Ardie Savea's backflip on the NZ sevens team could open the door for late additions to the squad.

Forced on the defensive once again, NZR boss Steve Tew says door still open for players to join Olympic quest.

Rutledge recalls home wins over Brumbies

Jason Rutledge celebrates scoring one of his two tries for the Highlanders against the Brumbies in Invercargill in 2011.

Jason Rutledge scored two tries the last time the Brumbies played in Invercargill and has happy memories of playing against the Australians.

Matchup: Muscle in the midfield video

Malakai Fekitoa should be up for a big clash in midfield this weekend against Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani.

Two of the best centres in Super Rugby, Malakai Fekitoa and Tevita Kuridrani, square off in Invercargill.

Rennie: We're bloody angry

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie and Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd prior to their match on Saturday night, which finished in ...

Chiefs coach hits out at new footage that has emerged from the scrum drama from last week.

Joseph upset at Coltman injury

Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman played through the pain barrier after suffering a toe injury against the Sharks but now ...

Jamie Joseph says Sanzaar should have taken action over a incident that has sidelined Liam Coltman.

Draw in Invercargill, anyone? video

Hats off to Crusaders centre Kieron Fonotia.

OPINION: The Crusaders can't return from their bye soon enough.

Kaino hands Parsons captaincy

James Parsons has taken over the Blues captaincy from Jerome Kaino for the rest of the Super Rugby season.

ABs flanker relinquishes captaincy duties for the rest of the Blues season.

Change on NZR board

Massey University professor of animal science Steve Morris was elected to the New Zealand Rugby board on Thursday.

New Zealand Rugby give themselves mark of 80/100 for 2015.

Graham the new breed of front rower

Mitchell Graham is becoming an important part of the Chiefs side, and will be in familiar surroundings against the ...

The Chiefs man is not your typical prop from days gone by.

Umaga tells Moala to play own game

After five weeks out of the starting team George Moala has been recalled to take Rene Ranger's spot at centre.

This was the year George Moala would kick on. To date, it hasn't panned out that way.

Norths no flash in the pan

There was only one try scored in Tawa's 10-9 win over Poneke.

Northern United push Old Boys University to the brink.

Ex-NRL star firms for England berth

New cap: Ex-NRL star Ben Te'o, in action for Irish side Leinster.

New Zealand born Ben Te'o is being considered to make his debut for England against the Wallabies.

Recap: Chiefs 24-22 Sharks video

Aaron Cruden put the Chiefs back in front in the second half.

The Chiefs have clung on for a two-point win after a nail-biting final few minutes in New Plymouth.

Stats and scorecard: Chiefs v Sharks

Chiefs midfielder Charlie Ngatai.

Match stats from the Chiefs' round 10 clash with the Sharks in New Plymouth.

Play-by-play: Chiefs v Sharks

Damian McKenzie runs the ball for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs' round 10 clash with the Sharks a play-at-a-time in New Plymouth.

'Lions need Kiwi coaches to beat ABs'

Wales captain Sam Warburton wants Warren Gatland to lead the Lions tour along with two other Kiwi coaches.

Wales captain wants triumvirate of New Zealanders to lead Lions tour.

Jack Wilson's gamble pays off

Jack Wilson scores on Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders against the Rebels.

Highlanders' journeyman rolled the dice on his future while on England sevens duty in Las Vegas.

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