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Healthy Brown shines in Crusaders return

Crusaders replacement flanker Jed Brown dives over in the corner for a try against the Rebels on Saturday night.

After a horrible run of injuries, Crusader Jed Brown can see the light at end of tunnel.

Lions roar, at choir practice video

The Lions, who left for NZ overnight, have been having nightly choir practice.

Nightly ballads a feature of Lions' preparation as they attempt to sing their way into hearts of Kiwis.

Hansen: Gatland won't have epiphany

Steve Hansen has looked to put the heat on Warren Gatland ahead of the Lions series, saying the expectations on him will ...

All Blacks coach starts the Lions tour mind games saying he can see Warren Gatland's game plan from a mile off.

Renata returning from Italy

Trent Renata, in action for Tasman in 2015, will play for Wellington in the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup.

Wellington Lions sign former Highlanders first-five Trent Renata from Italian club Mogliano.

The Lions are coming...

They're on their way! British and Irish Lions leave for New Zealand

The British and Irish Lions leave London for NZ, and they're flying here in an Australian plane.

Makalio gets first shot at Lions

Crusaders hooker Andrew Makalio is looking forward to lining up against the Lions.

Andre Makalio's meteoric rise set to continue as the Crusaders hooker prepares to face Lions.

The worst Lions tour ever

British and Irish Lions coach Clive Woodward walks off Eden Park after his team was defeated by the All Blacks in the ...

The last time the Lions visited New Zealand the tour was mired in controversy from the off.

Five Super Rugby Aussie teams?

Australian Rugby Union chairman Cameron Clyne can't rule out that there still might be five Australian Super Rugby teams ...

Australian rugby chief says they still want to chop one Super Rugby side, but can't rule out keeping five teams.

Good news for Milner-Skudder

The end of a long rehabilitation is in sight for Hurricanes fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder.

Star Hurricanes fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder is off to Perth to play the Force.

Read happy with new jersey logo

The All Blacks' new logo.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read says he loves the 'nod to the past' in new jersey badge.

Sweeney's Gatland connection

Dwayne Sweeney says British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is 'really good at bringing people together'.

When Dwayne Sweeney was last on a rugby paddock with the Gatlands, Bryn was 10 years old and his dad Warren was their coach.

Black Ferns win Canada 7s

New Zealand has won the Canada Women's Sevens.

New Zealand have beaten the host nation in the final of the Canada Women's Sevens.

Scott Barrett in race against clock

Scott Barrett hasn't featured for the Crusaders since injuring himself against the Hurricanes on May 13.

Crusaders lock set to miss Highlanders clash, hindering his All Black chances for Lions series.

What makes a role model? stuff nation

Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor won’t be in the Kiwis squad for the World Cup.

When you make a mistake it doesn't make the front page, so why should a sports star be any different?

Super wrap: NZ teams dominate

Beauden Barrett could be fit to the face the Force when the Hurricanes travel to South Africa for their next Super Rugby ...

Not much seems to faze Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd. Not even when star playmaker Beauden Barrett is hit by headaches.

Woodward: I was wrong guy

Sir Clive Woodward: 'I didn't put the Lions on a pedestal, I didn't see it as a step up.'

The World Cup-winning England coach has conceded he never should have taken the job to bring the Lions to New Zealand in 2005.

The ongoing struggles of Daryl video

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says a "borderline" yellow card has likely cost his team any chance of a finals spot.

Daryl Gibson says a "borderline" yellow card against the Highlanders has likely ended his team's season.

Lions 'too Welsh' to beat ABs

England coach Eddie Jones expects the All Blacks to win the upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions.

England coach Eddie Jones jabs Warren Gatland's coaching and selections, saying they'll struggle to beat the All Blacks.

UK farewells Lions - and 'Billy'

The youngest British and Irish Lions player, 22-year-old Mario Itoje, carries the team mascot, Billy, at the tour ...

The Lions celebrate at a gala dinner in London as they prepare to fly to NZ, soft toy mascot included.

Lions thrash Kings

Lions loose forward Kwagga Smith scored two tries as his side walloped the hapless Kings 54-10 in Johannesburg on Monday ...

The Lions have kept the heat on the Crusaders by thrashing the Kings in their Super Rugby match in Johannesburg this morning.

Barrett's headaches a worry

Beauden Barrett was consigned to the role of water boy against the Bulls.

Star All Black misses game in South Africa after waking with headaches just weeks before Lions.

Crusaders hot for Southern derby

Seta Tamanivalu bursts through the tackle of Lima Sopoaga to score a late try against the Highlanders in Dunedin on ...

Big guns set to return for Crusaders as they look to back up this season's earlier stunning comeback victory over the Highlanders.

5 things learned from Crusaders win

Fullback David Havili has scored seven tries in 12 appearances for the Crusaders this season.

Crusaders have been collecting plenty of air points during their winning rampage against teams in Aussie, Fiji, NZ and South Africa.

Blyde scores five against England

Michaela Blyde bagged five tries for New Zealand in a big win over England at the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in ...

The NZ sevens women are through to the quarterfinals in Canada after dismantling England.

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.

Gopperth denied perfect finish

Jimmy Gopperth's 15 points were not enough for Wasps to win the English title.

No grand ending to Kiwi Jimmy Gopperth's high-flying English season as Wasps lose final in extra-time.

A southern derby: Brace yourself

Israel Dagg and Waisake Naholo  collide in the first southern derby of the season earlier this year.

Two white-hot teams bashing each other on a crisp Christchurch afternoon - it can't come soon enough.

Live: Jaguares v Brumbies

Jaguares star Nicolas Sanchez.

The Brumbies seek to keep their place atop the Australian conference as they take the field in Buenos Aires.

Battered Canes go deep in win video

Ardie Savea cops a head knock.

Dressing room dishevelment as bruised Hurricanes hang on for bonus-point win over the Bulls.

Crusaders teach Rebels a lesson video

Crusaders wing Israel Dagg looks to offload during the match against the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday night.

They've now equalled the 2002 champion team's record of 13 straight victories.

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