OPINION: When an All Black lands in hot water, it's no laughing matter, writes Kevin Norquay.
OPINION: Northern hemisphere's whinge about Pacific Island pillaging is outdated hypocrisy, writes Paul Cully.
OPINION: There should be no rush to get the Highlanders fullback into action, writes Phil Gifford.
OPINION: Not all the players have a plan to cope when the superstar lifestyle ends.
OPINION: Dan Carter could have killed someone, but we praise him for owning up. Why is there no Aaron Smith-like outrage?
OPINION: The north may regard Kiwis and the All Blacks as lacking in respect, but the reality is different.
Stuff rugby writers pick their team on the rise, team on the slide, four semifinalists and 2017 champion.
OPINION: After the death of Dan Vickerman we need to talk about the problems that are killing our young men.
OPINION: News that the ABs will be available for Blues, Crusaders makes the tourists' life even harder.
Stuff rugby writers look at the chances of the New Zealand teams for Super Rugby in 2017.
OPINION: Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has left a 'Christmas present' for his successor.
OPINION: Of the players staying until 2019, Dagg has arguably taken the biggest risk.
OPINION: The brilliant Sydney event makes you wonder how Wellington stuffed up a "gimme" so badly, writes Pam Corkery.
OPINION: You buggers owe us an apology over the bugging, says Peter FitzSimons.
OPINION: Admit it, Australians have a right to feel aggrieved about the All Blacks' Sydney hotel bugging.
OPINION: We're seen a few rugby PR blunders but this is a little more complicated.
OPINION: What do the Six Nations Rugby Championship and Donald Trump have in common?
OPINION: A lack of stars could spell the end of the sevens as an attraction, writes Phil Gifford.
OPINION: Retention of Ben Smith is a story that has far-reaching implications, writes Marc Hinton.
OPINION: Forget the number of cards, the only metric that counts is the number of concussions.
OPINION: Forget what the tournament used to be - it's still a good event.
OPINION: I've loved you since Super Rugby started in 1996, but what have you done now?
OPINION: Before Aaron Cruden arrived, the Chiefs had made the playoffs twice in 16 years. Since then, they haven't missed them.
OPINION: Average crowd size in Top 14 in decline and Montpellier were a shambles last weekend.
OPINION: Step up Sopoaga and McKenzie - the All Blacks have exciting depth at No 10.
OPINION: Savvy administrators don't get enough credit, writes Phil Gifford.
OPINION: The ABs, Beauden Barrett and Eliza McCartney should be Halberg Award finalists.
OPINION: NZ may never see the best of the brilliant fullback who went to Europe too soon.
OPINION: Appetite to see the ABs at Twickenham will force an RFU concession, writes Paul Cully.
OPINION: If only they'd had a handbook, Wellington might not have contracted Losi Filipo.