The Highlanders have signed seven new players to boost their forward stocks for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Seta Tamanivalu is in global demand as the big centre lights up the NPC with Taranaki.
Jarrod Firth has dominated in the NPC, but there's not much Super Rugby interest in the Steelers prop.
Top coach eyes next year's Rugby World Cup as he frees himself up to pursue an international opportunity.
Israel Folau has predicted fellow code-hopper Karmichael Hunt will be a hit at the Reds in 2015.
Highlanders pre-season match
The Crusaders are coming back to Timaru for their first pre-season game of the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Hurricanes might lay claim to eight and a half home matches next season by the time they have mulled over their draw.
Waikato Stadium to host one less Chiefs match than usual in next year's Super Rugby due to clash with Fifa Under-20 World Cup.
Invercargill or Queenstown look likely options to host mouthwatering Highlanders-Chiefs showdown on May 30 next year.
Christchurch-based franchise may return to top of the south for Super Rugby match against Hurricanes next year.
Beaten finalists the Crusaders will kick off next year's Super Rugby competition in Australia.
The Blues have signed Jimmy Cowan for next year's campaign. Was it a smart move?
Young Auckland utility back signs two-year deal with the Hurricanes and will shift south to Wellington at the end of the NPC.
All Blacks first five-eighth to make his comeback against Southland in Christchurch on September 28.
Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.
Chiefs assistant says he's made no decision about next season as rumours persist he's returning to the All Blacks.
Counties midfielder had two-year deal but it's understood he and Super franchise agreed to part ways after just one season.
Rey Lee-Lo's popular return will further plug the gaping midfield hole left in the Hurricanes backline at the end of last season.
Ardie Savea and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen join Reggie Goodes in re-signing with Super franchise through to the end of 2016.
Advice from Quade Cooper helped convince schoolboy rugby sensation Taniela Tupou to sign with the Reds.
Japan are apparently winning the race to be the Asian entry into the expanded Super Rugby championship.
Quade Cooper's courting of NZ high school rugby star pays off with teen signing two-year deal.
Crusaders assistant coach Tabai Matson to head upcoming camp for aspiring American players and coaches in Colorado.
If 20-year-old Canterbury backline utility keeps going the way he is, expect Super Rugby interest to intensify.
Code hopper Karmichael Hunt says securing a Wallabies jersey hasn't even crossed his mind.
John Kirwan will take a more hands-on role next season amid concerns about the Blues' struggles to recruit quality coaches.
The Chiefs are sitting tight and are hopeful of hosting Wales in a midweek fixture during their tour of New Zealand in 2016.
Queensland Reds announce signings of ex-Wallaby James O'Connor and code-hopper Karmichael Hunt.
New Blues assistant coach reckons none of his new charges won't make training because cow shed roof has blown off in a storm.
Former Broncos and Kangaroos star Karmichael Hunt has confirmed he is leaving the AFL.
Former Highlanders coach Glenn Moore will take charge of the Blues forward pack for the next two years.
Steelers first five wants to be a professional, but with no Super contract he's only got one option open.
Queensland to confirm worst kept secret in rugby on Friday when Wallabies' prodigal son is announced as their new signing.
Former Highlanders hooker's decision to sign a two-year deal requires some scrutiny.
Only six spots left on 2015 roster, now a case of taking in NPC, while possibly negotiating with overseas-based players.
Two experienced players not returning for southern franchise as Brad Thorn heads overseas and Josh Bekhuis signs with Blue.
Outstanding for NZ at this year's Junior World Cup, talented 19-year-old pens a three-year Super Rugby deal.
Police opposing young Blues winger's application for a discharge without conviction on a drink driving offence.
Hosea Gear is coming home. The former All Blacks wing has signed with the Chiefs for next year.
Wanted: an ambitious and powerful centre/wing who flattens tacklers, runs like a fury and doesn't mind the cold.
Former test ref says Craig Joubert made a mistake awarding late penalty in the Super Rugby final.
Nemani Nadolo is a man of his word and will remain at the Crusaders for two more years.
Crusaders' only big game prize this year found on African plains - but it's not to everyone's taste.
Younger brother of star Waratah Will Skelton is the big man looking to make an impact on New Zealand rugby.
As Piri Weepu leaves NZ, another former All Blacks No 9, Jimmy Cowan, could be Blues bound.
Crusasders boss says loss "hurts like hell" but Todd Blackadder will get another shot at Super Rugby glory.
Injured NSW captain Dave Dennis says he's on track to be back for the start of the Waratahs' Super Rugby title defence.
Crusaders coach impressed with how Nemani Nadolo handled "disgraceful" racial slur.
To get beaten after a contentious refereeing decision in the final minutes is just torture for Richie McCaw.
RICHARD KNOWLER - The PressOPINION: Watching replays of a refereeing decision will give crestfallen Crusaders fans heartburn for days.
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