Tuala comes up aces for Northampton

Counties Manukau utility back Ahsee Tuala will not be returning to the Steelers in 2015 after signing a contract extension with Northampton.

Counties Manukau utility back Ahsee Tuala has signed an extension to his deal at Northampton ruling out any chance of him playing for the Steelers this year.

Botherway names first Waikato 2015 NPC squad

Sean Botherway is looking to make an impression in his first season as Waikato coach.

Host of new players get chance to press claims to wear the red, yellow and black this season.

O'Halloran to take his talents to Scotland

Jason O'Halloran of Manawatu will be moving to Scotland at the end of the season.

Manawatu rugby coach will be leaving to coach in Scotland at the end of the season.

Players, provincial unions set for added funding

More revenue should help find creative ways of keeping players such as departing Crusaders pivot Colin Slade.

New Zealand's players are set for a pay rise and provincial unions will also feel the love from the new broadcast deal.

Brayden Mitchell to play for Southland again

Brayden Mitchell is part of the Hurricanes squad and will return to Invercargill following the Super Rugby season.

Lining up alongside his brother in the Stags front-row is a key factor in former NZ under-20 hooker deciding to return home to play for Southland.

Hawke's Bay happy to have Guildford home

Former All Blacks wing Zac Guildford is keen on a return to Hawke's Bay after cutting ties with Clermont.

Home union open arms and prepare to welcome back the former All Blacks wing after early return from overseas contract.

Mooar: Stags, Highlanders relationship blossoming

Stags hooker Dillan Halaholo, right, has been called into the Highlanders squad for their trip to South Africa.

Stags coach Brad Mooar says the relationship between the Stags and the Highlanders is blossoming.

Marshall to stay a Mako after All Black chance

Chiefs back Tom Marshall in action against the Force. He will return to the Tasman Makos after the Super Rugby season as a possible All Blacks wider training group player.

Tasman to get Chiefs utility back for another NPC season as appearance on ABs radar puts move to English club on ice.

Maddock named as Canterbury assistant coach

Joe Maddock, pictured playing for Prebbleton last season, has been appointed as Canterbury's assistant coach.

Former NZ Maori, Crusaders and Canterbury outside back appointed as an assistant coach with the Canterbury rugby team.

Wellington Lions lose first-five Tiatia to BOP

Talented young first five-eighth Chase Tiatia has signed a two year deal with Bay of Plenty.

Wellington rugby has lost one of its most talented young players with Chase Tiatia leaving.

Rugby Southland announces $174k profit at AGM

Rugby Southland life member Donald Hay.

Rugby Southland has announced an unaudited surplus of $174,523 for 2014.

Film puts focus on rural rugby

New documentary The Ground We Won follows the fortunes of the Reporoa rugby team on and off the field during the 2013 season.

Documentary about Kiwi rural rugby has it world premiere on Saturday.

Tasman rugby union announce moderate profit

Tony Lewis, Tasman Rugby chief executive.

It is said that success breeds success, and so it is with the Tasman Rugby Union who announced an operating surplus of $457,490 at their annual general meeting in Blenheim on Monday.

Michael Fatialofa eyeing Southland in round one

Michael Fatialofa has signed to play for Auckland for the next two seasons.

Michael Fatilofa is likely to have one eye on August 11 this year.

Gibbins signs on with Hurricanes for another year

Hurricanes openside Callum Gibbins breaks away to score a try against the Rebels at Westpac Stadium.

Manawatu openside Callum Gibbins has re-signed with the Hurricanes for another year.

Canterbury rugby coaching assistants move on

Assistant coach Jason Holland is moving on from the Canterbury rugby team.

Canterbury rugby coach Scott Robertson will have a new-look coaching team supporting him this year.

Taranaki Union celebrates surplus

Coach Colin Cooper guided Taranaki to success in the NPC.

A potentially difficult year turned into a healthy financial one after NPC win for Taranaki.

New blood on WRU board

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Two new men have been ushered on to the Wellington Rugby Union's board of directors.

WRU stung by Chiefs' playoffs no-show

There weren’t too many of these celebrations on the field for the Mooloos last season, and it was similar story off the park.

Lack of home playoff games contributes substantially to Waikato Rugby Union's net loss for 2014 financial year.

Tough test first up

BARRY MATTHEWS: "At least we will be able to gauge where we are at straight away."

South Canterbury's new rugby coaches to face acid test first up in Heartland Championships.

Turbos lose young first-five Te Rure to Scotland

DEPARTED: Young first-five Jade Te Rure, playing against Counties Manukau last season, has been released from the final year of his Manawatu contract to sign with the Scotland rugby union.

Manawatu first-five Jade Te Rure has been released from his Manawatu rugby contract and has been signed by the Scottish Rugby Union.

Boys and Bekhuis ready to roar for Stags

SIGNING ON: Stags flanker Tim Boys.

Southland centurions Josh Bekhuis and Tim Boys have re-signed with the Stags.

Cardiff Vaega makes shift to Counties Manukau

ON THE MOVE: One year removed from his debut season with the Hurricanes, Cardiff Vaega has transferred to Counties Manukau.

Former Southland and Hurricanes midfielder moves north to be closer to family - and idol Tana Umaga.

Leon MacDonald keen on job if Blues nab Keane

READY TO STEP UP: Former All Black Leon MacDonald, right, will take over the role as Tasman Makos head coach if Kieran Keane is offered a Super Rugby coaching position before next season.

Tasman Rugby Union won't stand in the way of Kieran Keane if he's offered a Super Rugby coaching role.

Lions prop signs with Hawke's Bay

COMING THROUGH: Wellington Lions loosehead prop Tolu Fahamokioa has signed a two-year contract with Hawke's Bay.

Wellington Lions prop Tolu Fahamokioa has signed a two-year deal with Hawke's Bay.

Naholo to play NPC before France move

MOVING ON: Waisake Naholo will be screaming to the French after signing a deal to play with Clermont.

Wing to play for Taranaki in national provincial championship before he takes up contract with Clermont.

Record profit, record low turnout

Nathan Tudreu with the ball during the home final for the Manawatu Turbos against Hawkes Bay Magpies.

When the Manawatu Rugby Union announced a record profit of $425,840 at its bizarre annual meeting last night, there were precious few attending to celebrate it.

Tasman put Trafalgar Park in the mix to host Lions

HAND UP: Tasman boss Tony Lewis says there are compelling reasons for Nelson to host a match during the 2017 Lions tour.

Tasman boss says there are compelling reasons for Nelson to host a match during the 2017 Lions tour.

Canterbury resigned to not hosting the Lions

REALISTIC: Crusaders and Canterbury boss Hamish Riach is resigned to the fact AMI Stadium is too small for an All Blacks vs Lions test, but hasn't given up hope of hosting the tourists in 2017.

Canterbury boss realistic stadium is too small and hopes tourists would play Crusaders or Canterbury instead.

Blair Foote named as new Waikato union boss

NEW ROLE: Newly appointed Waikato Rugby Union general manager Blair Foote.

He's worn the Waikato colours as a player, and now Blair Foote has been charged with leading the provincial game in this region.

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