Rugby Southland has booted 18-year-old April Miller from the presidents grade competition.
Survival in the Premiership was the goal for Counties Manukau last season, this year they've set their targets higher.
Veteran hooker returns from injury on Saturday and is determined to claim a spot in the 2014 Stags squad.
Southland veteran Jason Rutledge says he could not bring himself to play for another province.
Chiefs centre signs two-year deal after convincing himself and Hawke's Bay he can take a full part in this year's NPC.
Former All Black Jimmy Cowan is set to rekindle his New Zealand playing career with the Tasman Makos.
Surprises were few and far between when Taranaki's national provincial championship squad was named.
Return from injury of Blues first-five a notable feature of Ranfurly Shield holders Counties Manukau's squad named yesterday.
The All Blacks will play North Harbour and Northland in the buildup to their opening Bledisloe Cup clash.
Counties Manukau have retained the Ranfurly Shield with a 46-10 victory over Mid Canterbury in Pukekohe
Mid Canterbury are determined to prove they can can foot it with the ''big boys'' as they challenge for the Ranfurly Shield.
Steelers coach Tana Umaga praises fullback's well-rounded performance in the 68-0 rout of Thames Valley.
Fullback Robbie Robinson has been given the green light to get back into training and hopes he can still play some part in this year's national provincial championship season after all.
The playing future of Taranaki flanker Doug Tietjens remains unclear as he awaits specialist advice on a neck injury.
Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox, Casey Robertson, Kendra Cocksedge, Amiria Rule and Halie Tiplady-Hurring all make cut.
Town edged Country 34-27 at Rugby Park as players staked their claims for this year's Stags squad.
Counties Manukau pass first Ranfurly Shield challenge of the year with flying colours after 68-0 win.
Veteran Stags hooker David Hall's career in doubt after season-ending bicep injury.
Shirley flanker Philippe Trippier will face the Canterbury Metro judiciary panel tonight accused of charging a referee.
Former NZ under-20 prop puts difficult 12 months behind him to restart his stalled rugby career in Taranaki.
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