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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.

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.

Stags sign Schrader video

Southland Town player James Schrader carries the ball in the town vs country game.

The Southland Stags have bolstered their squad for the national provincial rugby championship.

Rugby Southland posts surplus

Andrew Moreton is the general manager of Rugby Southland.

Rugby Southland has posted a surplus for the second year in a row.

'I was on the brink of death'

Richard Kingi in action on the Melbourne Rebels' training field.

Former Wallaby Richard Kingi relaunches rugby career in Marlborough after health issues.

Mackintosh still Stags possibility

Long-serving Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh.

Could Jamie Mackintosh be back playing for Southland in 2016?

Bekhuis leaves hole in Stags

Southland Stags lock Josh Bekhuis.

Long-serving lock signs deal to play rugby in France.

East stand closed due to rotting

Alpine Energy Stadium's East Stand is in need of repair and has been closed to the public.

Rotting timber and corroding steel has forced the South Canterbury Rugby Union to close a stand at its Timaru HQ.

Halaholo forever grateful

Former Southland Stags midfielder Willis Halaholo will play for Waikato in the 2016 national provincial championship.

Willis Halaholo opens up on why he ditched Southland to link with Waikato.

New season, new look for Makos video

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

The Tasman Makos have unveiled a fierce new look for the coming season.

Fins up for Tasman Makos

Joe Wheeler is among a raft of Tasman Makos players who has re-signed with the team.

OPINION: Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about how they are tracking in lead-up to NPC.

Andre Taylor eyes NZ return

Andre Taylor last played for the Hurricanes in 2014.

Home beckons for the former Hurricanes flyer Andre Taylor whose Japan contract ends in early 2017.

Green light for new rugby scoring

Referees will award six points for tries and two points for penalties, drop goals and conversions under the trial rules ...

Six-point tries and two-point penalties will be trialled in this year's Heartland rugby comp.

Laulala brothers return to Counties

Nepo Laulala will play for his home province Counties Manukau this year, if he recovers from a serious knee injury.

Nepo and Luteru Laulala set to become the third and fourth Laulala brothers to play for Counties Manukau.

Counties future strong with inside pairing

Jonathan Taumateine, left, played for the Counties Manukau under 19s last year.

Counties Manukau No 9 and No 10 pairing Jonathan Taumateine and Orbyn Leger make first New Zealand Under 20s squad.

Stodart makes NZ under-20 team

Former Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Shaun Stodart has made the New Zealand under-20 team.

New Zealand under-20 team to play two games against Australia in the Gold Coast.

Concussion scheme goes national

Northland's Sean Sweetman (left) was knocked out in a club rugby game three weeks ago and had 21 days off rugby under ...

Referees across NZ will soon have the responsibility of sending players from the field after head knocks in club games.

Trial laws set to be scrapped

Referee Chris Pollock.

Proposed points scoring system and off-side line to go. 

Mike Kainga signs on for Taranaki

Former Bay of Plenty prop Mike Kainga has signed to play for Taranaki.

New Zealand Maori prop heading for Taranaki front row.

Rugby registrations revved up with Rugby World Cup tour

Kalino Hehea's smile says it all.

The Rugby World Cup came to Matamata and one lucky student got to hold it aloft.

Pre-season shield challenges confirmed

After winning the Ranfurly Shield off Hawke's Bay in their final game of 2015, Waikato will put the silverware on the ...

Neighbours Thames Valley and King Country will get a shot at the Log o' Wood, along with Meads Cup holders Wanganui.

Four rugby unions post losses

Ten unions have posted losses for the 2015 financial year.

Four provincial unions have sent New Zealand rugby into the red.

Stags sign Waikato first five

New Stags recruit Wharenui Hawera.

Rugby Southland has signed Waikato back Wharenui Hawera to play for the Stags.

Shield challenge likely for Canterbury

Canterbury's last Ranfurly Shield winning team after listing the log against Southland in 2010.

Canterbury should get a chance to lift the Log o' Wood, rugby's Ranfurly Shield, this season.

Heartland Championships draw released

South Canterbury will face Wanganui in round three of the Heartland Championships, in a replay of the Meads Cup final.

South Canterbury face tough finish in Heartland Championships against neighbours.

Harbour get first shield challenge

The jubilant Waikato team after winning the Ranfurly Shield off Hawke's Bay last year. Their first defence in this ...

NPC draw announced and it's Harbour with the first shot at lifting the Ranfurly Shield from the Mooloos.

Turbos name 51-man training squad

Veteran halfback Toby Morland has been contracted to the Turbos for 2016.

Manawatu Turbos coach Jeremy Cotter has named a 51-man training squad with plenty of familiar faces for the 2016 season.

Rugby resolves $240k stadium issue

Alpine Energy Stadium is set to be redeveloped by the South Canterbury Rugby Union.

The management of Alpine Energy Stadium is set to be handed over solely to the South Canterbury Rugby Union after issues over council investment have been resolved.

Manawatu announce fifth consecutive surplus

Nehe Milner-Skudder played a key role in helping the Turbos win the provioncial champiunship division in 2014, but his ...

The Manawatu Rugby Union has announced a surplus for the fifth consecutive year.

Highlanders shift restarted career video

Sport Waikato chief executive Matthew Cooper at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, where he featured for the Waikato Chiefs ...

SUPER RUGBY, 20 YEARS AGO: Dropped by the ABs and unwanted by his home franchise, Matthew Cooper headed south.

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