Provincial

'Tongan Bear' off to Clermont

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila on the charge against the Crusaders in last season's Super Rugby competition.

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila cashes in on a big 2016 in Super Rugby by signing with a French club.

TRFU sign Barrett and Crowley

New Taranaki rugby recruits Logan Crowley and Jordie Barrett.

The boys are back in town. Taranaki announces two big signings for 2017, with another on the way.

Shipping up to Boston

Robbie Malneek of Tasman fends Tomasi Alosio of Wellington during the 2015 NPC season.

Robbie Malneek played more than 100 games for the Tasman Makos. But now the experienced fullback is carving out a career in the United States.

McNicholl emergency surgery

Johnny McNicholl has had emergency surgery in Wales.

Former Crusaders wing rushed to hospital just days after making his debut for Welsh club Scarlets.

Shield challenges confirmed

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock accepts the Ranfurly Shield from Waikato counterpart Whetu Douglas after Canterbury ...

Wanganui and Mid Canterbury to challenge for the Ranfurly Shield.

Guildford to play in Waikato

Zac Guildford turned out for Wairarapa Bush in this year's Heartland Championship.

Troubled former All Black is hoping to revive his career in Waikato through sevens and club rugby.

Old Golds go with Walsh

Nigel Walsh (centre) has been given North Otago's top coaching job.

Nigel Walsh is looking forward to the challenge of the Old Golds top job.

Waikato halfback joins Cardiff

Pele Cowley (with the ball) joined Waikato for this year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Samoan international Pele Cowley has signed a contract with the Cardiff Blues.

Southland's Knight in shining armour

Southland sevens coach Bryan Milne.

Southland men's team cling on to national provincial sevens spot while women just miss out.

Sevens heaven for Sth Canty

South Canterbury speedster Maxx Morris skirts around Mid Canterbury's Maleli Sau in their one-sided victory to seal a ...

The South Canterbury sevens side won a crucial pool game to qualify for the national tournament.

Philpott hopeful for Barrett

Jordie Barrett could feature for the NZ under 20s next year but only if the Hurricanes release him.

New under-20s coach begins his quest to assemble strong squad for next year's World Cup in Georgia.

Rugby's unique motivator

Southland Boys' High School coach Peter Skelt.

Logan Savory takes a look at Peter Skelt's unique and sometimes bizarre methods as a schoolboy rugby coach.

New players impress sevens coach

Southland sevens rugby team coach Bryan Milne.

Southland sevens rugby coach Bryan Milne is impressed by some of the new players in the squad, despite mixed results at a warm up tournament.

Earl Va'a walks from Lions

First Wellington assistant Richard Watt, left, now head coach Earl Va'a have not sought reappointment.

Wellington head coach Earl Va'a has not sought re-appointment.

Southland sevens get 'serious support'

Southland sevens coach Bryan Milne.

Southland sevens coach Bryan Milne says sevens programme can help unearth future Stags.

NZ Heartland comeback runs out of time

Exciting young NZ Heartland XV wing Te Rangatira Waitokia has a big future in rugby.

The NZ Heartland XV just ran out of time in their comeback against Fijian champions Nadroga.

Harbour lands Coventry

Tom Coventry says taking on the Harbour coaching job was good timing for him on his return to New Zealand.

Coup for North Harbour as they secure highly rated coach on his return to New Zealand.

Margaret Bazley leads rugby review

Losi Filipo of Wellington is tackled during the rugby match between the Cantabrians and Wellington.

Dame Margaret Bazley will lead review of Wellington Rugby's player conduct and recruitment.

Plan B working out for Mackintosh

Former Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh.

Former Southland and Highlanders captain Jamie Mackintosh is thriving in France.

Heartland XV to play Nadroga

NZ Heartland XV captain Kieran Coll breaks the Nadi defence on the way to scoring a try.

The NZ Heartland XV is aiming to win its third game in seven days, for a rare clean sweep.

Watt stands down from Lions

Wellington Lions assistant coach Richard Watt, right, has not sought reappointment. It remains to be seen whether the ...

Longtime Wellington forwards coach Richard Watt has not sought reappointment.

Canterbury's NPC draw taking shape

Canterbury has dominated national provincial rugby in New Zealand the past decade.

Canterbury knows who and where they will play, but they will have to wait until early next year for the dates.

Waikato 2017 fixtures revealed

Waikato players celebrate Stephen Donald's match-winning try in their last match of 2016 - a 28-24 win in Wellington.

The first part of Waikato's Mitre 10 Cup draw for 2017 has been announced by New Zealand Rugby.

NZ Heartland XV get past Nadi in Fiji

Wing Willie Paia'aua put in another excellent performance for the NZ Heartland XV

New Zealand Heartland XV survived the heat and a late comeback to beat Nadi in their tour opener in Fiji.

Nine changes in Heartland team

King Country captain  Aarin Dunster is starting for the NZ Heartland side at 38 years of age. He is pictured with Sir ...

The New Zealand Heartland XV will field a new look side against Nadi in Fiji.

Swigs beer, kicks conversion video

Marty Banks knocks back a beer that was thrown at him by a spectator.

What did Marty Banks do when a fan biffed a can of beer at him? He took a swig and kicked a conversion.

Crusaders Tasman's preferred destination

Pete Samu of the Crusaders runs through to score a try against the Rebels.

Tasman Rugby Union CEO Tony Lewis explains why more Makos than ever before are joining the Crusade.

Heartland XV down NZ Marist

Captain Kieran Coll leads the New Zealand Heartland XV haka against NZ Marist

The New Zealand Heartland XV proved a touch too tough for the New Zealand Marist side.

Crusaders finally realise Tasman's got talent

David Havili of the Crusaders runs the ball against the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park in Nelson last year.

OPINION: Tasman Makos have record representation in the Crusaders, but why did it take this long to get noticed?

Hewett deserved chance

Dave Hewett (R) and Tabai Matson are now both lost to Canterbury rugby after recent coaching appointment calls.

OPINION: Dave Hewett hasn't had a fair deal on the Canterbury coaching carousel.

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