OPINION: Few things are certain in Super Rugby but injuries come with an iron-clad guarantee, as the Crusaders discovered.
OPINION: Not everyone will miss the comical Ali Williams, who has packed up his clown kit and retired from rugby.
OPINION: News that Jeremy Thrush has signed for English club Gloucester should not alarm Hurricanes fans.
OPINION: NZ desperately needs a national sports stadium - and its location can only be in Auckland.
OPINION: French club should be nervous after signing the injury-prone All Black, writes Richard Knowler.
OPINION: The All Blacks are treated properly when they come to Europe but it's not a two-way thing.
OPINION: When most sports stars head for the beach with a chilly bin, David Pocock actually makes a difference.
OPINION: Destined to be debated over a few pints of juice this summer, just who deserves to make a world XV?
OPINION: The IRB lauding Steve Hansen as coach of the year is simply wrong, says Mark Reason.
OPINION: Steve Hansen, in typical deadpan manner, was being dead earnest when he said the All Blacks shouldn't be considered favourites for next year's Rugby World Cup.
OPINION: Steve Hansen will have all the answers by the time September rolls around, says Ian Snook.
OPINION: It was a good year for the All Blacks, but not a great one and that's how Steve Hansen preferred it.
OPINION: Beauden Barrett offered a far from perfect performance at first five-eighth, but he did enough to book a ticket to the RWC.
Samoan rugby spat is even more serious than many from outside the islands might realise.
Lock Jeremy Thrush was the standout All Black in a rusty team performance against Scotland.
OPINION: Sonny Bill Williams has become All Black coach Steve Hansen's article of faith, writes Mark Reason.
Joe Schmidt has the credentials and passion to be All Blacks coach one days, says Ian Snook.