Super Rugby

Highlanders deal 'surreal'

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas.

Highlanders and Stags sign New Zealand Secondary Schools hooker for three years.

Scandals can't harm NZ rugby

All Blacks' halfback Aaron Smith's teary media address after his bathroom romp in a Christchurch Airport has been seen ...

Aussie writer and former Wallaby laughs off the idea that any lasting harm has been done to NZ rugby.

Hammington a Highlander

Manawatu halfback Kayne Hammington has a chance to add to his five Super Rugby caps after being signed to the Highlanders.

The Highlanders have added a second Manawatu halfback to the roster for 2017 after signing Kayne Hammington.

Gallen: Fifita won't quit NRL

Andrew Fifita scored the match-winning try for the Cronulla Sharks in the NRL Grand Final.

Cronulla captain rules out a code switch for Andrew Fifita, who's been linked with Super Rugby teams.

Havili extends Crusaders deal

Staying put: David Havili is sticking with the Crusaders.

David Havili happy to continue his professional development at the Crusaders

Nanai-Williams re-signs with Chiefs

Tim Nanai-Williams makes a break against the Force last year.

Tim Nanai-Williams will give the Chiefs a boost by re-signing with them after a spell with the Samoan sevens team and in Japan.

Chief's dog bit child

Glen Fisiiahi of the Chiefs has been sentenced after his pit bull bit a young girl.

Glen Fisiiahi had been warned after his dog snapped at a passing child. Then a girl, 8, put her arm through the gate.

Blues add two backline prospects

Taranaki playmaker Stephen Perofeta is heading to the Blues for the next Super Rugby season.

Coach Tana Umaga digs deep into the provincial stock to add promising pair for Super Rugby season.

Another coach Japan-bound

Otago and Highlanders assistant coach Ben Herring is off to Japan to work under Jamie Joseph for the national side.

Japan coach Jamie Joseph continues to surround himself with former Highlanders assistants.

Hurricanes sign Ben Lam

Former sevens star Ben Lam has signed with the Hurricanes for next year's Super Rugby competition.

The defending Super Rugby champions have bolstered their outside backs by signing the former sevens star.

Higginbotham joins Reds

Scott Higginbotham competes for the ball against Conrad Smith (left) and Richie McCaw when the Wallabies met the All ...

Former Wallabies back rower Scott Higginbotham returns to the Queensland Reds.

Bateman back for more

Tim Bateman, pictured scurrying into a gap while in action for the Hurricanes against the Highlanders in 2014, moved to ...

Tim Bateman left for Japan in 2014, because his wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Now he's keen to play Super Rugby again.

Riach to focus on Crusaders

Singular approach: Hamish Riach will concentrate on the Crusaders when a chief executive officer is appointed for the ...

Canterbury finally follow lead of other NZ Super Rugby bases and appoint separate CEOs.

Hemopo returning to Highlanders

Manawatu Turbos lock Jackson Hemopo has signed on for three further years with the Highlanders.

Highlanders sign lock / loose forward Jackson Hemopo to a three year deal.

Cooper on a red-faced '07

Quade Cooper in training in England ahead of the Rugby Championship test against the Pumas at Twickenham.

Quade Cooper reflects on a terrible year of Super Rugby, the season he and Eddie Jones won just two from 13 games.

Ellis joins Blues coaching team

Blues coach Tana Umaga has completed his coaching team for next Super Rugby season with the addition of Dave Ellis.

Respected skills coach joins Tana Umaga at the Blues.

Highlanders wing signs with Bath

Jack Wilson will link up with Todd Blackadder at English club Bath.

Dual sevens international to play for Bath following Mitre 10 Cup.

No June tests a Super idea

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika wants June tests against northern hemisphere oppositions scrapped so Super Rugby plays ...

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says June internationals should be scrapped so Super Rugby is uninterrupted.

Schmidt the next 'Landers coach?

Highlanders boss Roger Clark met with Joe Schmidt (pictured) when he was recently in New Zealand, but speculation ...

Highlanders will keep in touch with Joe Schmidt, but could choose next coach from within.

Chiefs re-sign Hames, Pulu

Kane Hames had a remarkable rise through Super Rugby to an All Blacks test debut this year.

Prop Kane Hames and winger Toni Pulu extend their stays at the Chiefs.

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