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Taylor: 'I'm proud of the guys' video

High flying Barbarians wing Hayden Stephen is tackled by Woodlands wing Gabriel Pickering during the premier Galbraith ...

Barbarians and Woodlands coaches both step down after 2016 Galbraith Shield final.

Barbarians win Galbraith Shield video

Galbraith Shield.

 Eastern-Northern Barbarians come from behind to win 2016 Galbraith Shield title.

Filipo, May become Magpies

Ross Filipo continues his professional career with Hawke's Bay.

The Magpies have secured veteran forwards Ross Filipo and Ben May for the national championship.

Maximum ban for ref puncher

Manawatu club rugby player Pama Paisami has been banned from rugby for life after punching a referee.

Club rugby player given life ban for punching a referee, knocking him to the ground.

Stags take step towards season

Tepasu Thomas playing for Manawatu in a preseason fixture in 2012.

Players get another chance to press their claims for Stags spot.

Southland B team named

Pirates-Old Boys first five-eighth Greg Dyer.

Coach Matt Saunders encouraged by Southland B squad.

Changing of guard for Turbos

Rob Foreman won't be playing for the Manawatu Turbos this year.

OPINION: When the Manawatu Turbos jog out for real for the first time this rugby season, the No 2 jersey will be on someone else's back.

Southern neighbours at war?

Southland player Bill Fukafoka and Otago's Josh Dickson contest a lineout in a preseason fixture in 2015.

Otago rugby boss Richard Kinley says relationship with Southland has "erred a bit".

Halfback changes track

Nelson halfback Loui Harvey is wrapped up in a tackle by his opposite, Marist's Shawn Begg.

Loui Harvey has taken plenty of hits on the rugby field but he says they don't compare to the hits on the bike trails.

Stags usher in new era video

Stags.

"New beginnings'' for Southland rugby as they start the buildup to 2016 season.

North Canty claim rare Southbridge Shield win

Ellesmere's Wille McGoon attempts to shut down North Canterbury's Monty Maule.

North Canterbury gain rare victory in Southbridge Shield.

Axed Mackintosh 'shocked' video

Former Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh.

Long-serving Southland prop heading back to the farm to plot his future after shock Stags omission.

Coach makes call to omit mate video

Hoani Macdonald has told his mate Jamie Mackintosh that he won't be required at the Stags this season.

He captained Southland last year, but Jamie Mackintosh won't line up for the Stags in 2016.

Meet the 2016 Stags players

New Zealand sevens representative Dylan Collier has signed to play for the Southland Stags in 2016.

The 2016 Southland Stags squad has been named. Rugby writer Logan Savory introduces the players who will pull on the maroon jersey this year.

Blake coming home with Steamers

Scotland sevens representative Hugh Blake is excited at the prospect of returning home to New Zealand.

The Tauranga-born loose forward returns to his home province after gaining one cap for Scotland.

Grogan labels Turbos 'unprofessional'

Nick Grogan is questioning his future in Manawatu after the way his contract negotiations were dealt with.

Nick Grogan left with a sore taste after his contract negotiations with Manawatu rugby.

Bear appointed ARU boss

Jarrod Bear, pictured here with Tui TV commercial actresses Lisa Westbury (left) and Evana Patterson, has been appointed ...

Former DB Breweries sales and marketing expert Jarrod Bear assumes top job at Auckland rugby.

Give Quick Rip a try

Quick Rip rugby is an opportunity to promote a fast version of rugby to more players, Tasman Rugby Union development ...

A short, sharp new rugby game, combining Sevens with Rippa rugby, promises plenty of try-scoring opportunities at its inaugural one-day tournament.

High hopes for teen giant

Towering 2.04m-tall Pari Pari Parkinson is a new face on the Tasman rugby scene.

Towering teenager Pari Pari Parkinson is finding his feet in a new rugby environment.

Ohoka snatch win at the death

Ohoka v Hurunui

A try a the death, a one point win and the defending champions tipped up in an exciting round of North Canterbury rugby.

Prop thought he was done

Former Southland prop Tuki Raimona has been named in the 2016 Manawatu Turbos squad.

Former Southland prop Tuki Raimona is ready to try to make a mark with the Manawatu Turbos in 2016.

Methven avoids wooden spoon

Mark Maitland comes in to tackle BDI's Robert Brocklehurst in Ellesmere senior rugby on Saturday.

The playoff picture got clearer in Mid Canterbury and Ellesmere senior rugby on Saturday.

Taranaki pre-season squad named

Former Waikato and Chiefs wing Declan O'Donnell has headed to Taranaki.

The return of a big frame and the arrival of several new faces were the major points of interest in the naming of Taranaki's wider rugby training squad.

Turbos reveal 2016 squad

Tim Cadwallader played 10 games for the Turbos at prop, but will be at hooker in 2016.

The Manawatu Turbos have bolstered their roster by signing six players from club rugby, but a Turbos' mainstay has been left on the outer.

Manawatu signs on as Tasman rugby's new RDO

Tim Manawatu, the Tasman Rugby Union's new development officer.

Tim Manawatu's back in Nelson but under friendlier terms.

Stars' mouthguard warning

Willis Halaholo didn't wear a mouthguard on Saturday for the Hurricanes.

If New Zealand rugby players keep getting caught without mouthguards, formal action may be taken against them.

Broken leg for Atkins

ark Atkins broke his leg 30 minutes into the Manawatu Evergreens' dominant win over the Hawke's Bay Saracens.

Manawatu Turbos and former Hawke's Bay Magpies No 8 Mark Atkins faces a long stint on the sideline with a broken leg.

Cowan signs with Stags

Jimmy Cowan speaks after being presented his cap after his 100th game for Southland in 2012.

Jimmy Cowan joins Southland for the 2016 national provincial championship season.

Stags' preseason twist

Stags coach Hoani Macdonald.

Stags to play Otago 10 days before the two teams meet in their competition opener.

Stodart locked in

New Zealand under-20 prop Shaun Stodart.

 New Zealand under-20 prop Shaun Stodart signs with Rugby Southland for the next three years.

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