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Hurricanes sign Lions loosie Fifita

Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita in action during last season's national provincial championship.

Sacrifice and hard work have paid off for Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita.

Crusaders search for new GM

Crusaders boss Hamish Riach is looking for a new general manager to oversee professional rugby in the franchise.

Crusaders going global in their search for a new off-field supremo to oversee Super Rugby franchise squad.

Super Rugby crisis in Japan

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will step away from the Japanese scene after the Rugby World Cup.

Expansion plans under threat as national coach Eddie Jones set to depart amid struggles to get players for a competitive team.

U20s captain Moli signs for Chiefs

World Championship winning New Zealand Under-20s captain Atu Moli, centre, has signed for the Chiefs.

Promising New Zealand Under-20s captain Atu Moli has signed a two-year deal with the Chiefs.

Chiefs still have five holes to fill

Sonny Bill Williams is now committed to New Zealand Sevens for 2016 and needs to be replaced in the Chiefs' squad.

Chiefs have just five more main squad contracted players left to announce but whether they are backs or forwards is not as clearcut as it may first appear.

Jones in talks with Stormers

Eddie Jones has been tipped for making a return to Super Rugby.

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has confirmed he's in talks to coach the Stormers.

Blues coaching team falling into place

All Blacks analyst Alistair Rogers is the latest addition to the Blues coaching staff.

Alistair Rogers' appointment leaves one role to fill in Tana Umaga's Blues coaching group.

ABs guru joins Blues coaching team

All Blacks video analyst Alistair Rogers has taken on a fulltime assistant's role to Tana Umaga at the Blues.

Coach Tana Umaga brings in video analyst Alistair Rogers to oversee defence for next Super Rugby campaign.

Chiefs sign Warriors star

Glen Fisiiahi has made the switch to rugby union with the Chiefs.

Glen Fisiiahi has followed the fire burning inside him and made the switch to rugby union with the Chiefs.

Crowley to get his first taste of Super Rugby

Leo Crowley will be assistant coach at the Rebels next season.

Leo Crowley will be a rebel with a cause in Australia.

Ben Smith says no to Rio

Ben Smith, pictured in action against the Wallabies in Sydney, represented the New Zealand sevens team at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.

All Blacks back declines chance to represent NZ at 2016 Olympics in favour of Super title defence.

Highlanders may face Toulon

Super Rugby champions the Highlanders say they're on track to go head to head against Europe's best in Hong Kong.

The Highlanders expect to field their All Blacks if they meet Toulon in Hong Kong next year.

Chiefs get Horrell for another year

Andrew Horrell has extended his Chiefs deal for another season.

Versatile Chiefs midfielder Andrew Horrell has extended his contract with the franchise for another season.

Guildford set to stay in NZ

Zac Guildford looks set to resist a Waratahs offer and stay in New Zealand where he is rebuilding his career.

Former All Blacks wing liking comforts of Hawke's Bay and hints at Super Rugby interest in New Zealand.

Students set to help Chiefs

University of Waikato senior lecturer Brett Smith is helping to provide two students a great opportunity in rugby.

Two scholarships are being offered to try and bring a third Super Rugby title to Hamilton.

Chiefs hook Harris for two more years

Nathan Harris will continue to wear a Chiefs jersey for the next two years.

Another Chiefs player has signed on the dotted line, with Nathan Harris set to stick with the franchise until 2017.

Douglas set for Wallabies recall

Lock Kane Douglas has been capped 14 times by the Wallabies, and is eyeing a recall for the Rugby World Cup.

Former test lock paves way for an immediate international call-up by signing three-year deal with Reds and ARU.

Guildford 'ready for Super Rugby'

Zac Guildford scores a try against Mid Canterbury during last week's Ranfurly Shield challenge in Napier.

Hawke's Bay chief executive throws his support behind Zac Guildford's proposed move to the Waratahs.

Guildford set to join Tahs

Zac Guildford has been starring for Hawke's Bay in their early Ranfurly Shield defences this season and has attracted the attention of the Waratahs for a Super Rugby recall.

Troubled former All Blacks wing offered Super Rugby lifeline in Sydney by former coach at Crusaders.

Kerr-Barlow extends Chiefs deal

Tawera Kerr-Barlow, pictured in club action, will remain a Chief until 2017.

All Blacks hafback Tawera Kerr-Barlow will stay with the Chiefs for the next two seasons.

Laumape shapes as perfect fit for Hurricanes video

Code-hopper Ngani Laumape bursts through the Manly Sea Eagles defence for the Warriors earlier this season.

Code-hopper's physique is a little like Ma'a Nonu's, the midfield wrecking ball he is set to replace in Wellington.

Hawkins chuffed to ink deal with Melbourne Rebels

Northland first five-eighth Dan Hawkins has signed a one-year deal with the Melbourne Rebels.

Not long ago he was drinking double browns in Picton. Now Northland's first-five has signed with the Rebels.

King Carlos claims to Blues job video

The Blues have had no joy since Carlos Spencer led them to glory in the 2003 Super Rugby final with this sort of free-wheeling approach.

OPINION: Super Rugby franchise could do worse than inject exAll Black into their coaching ranks.

Graham intent on keeping his Reds coaching job

Richard Graham: "I am fully across the review findings and intend to be a part of the process for the role of head coach."

Richard Graham has vowed to fight to remain Queensland Reds coach after being told he must re-apply for his job.

Rebels sign Ireland prop Hagan

Jamie Hagan, seen here tackling Grant Shiells while playing for London Irish, has signed with the Rebels.

Super Rugby franchise sign their third international player in three days, adding Irish tighthead prop to roster.

Champion Smith spurns tattoo

Highlanders co-captain Ben Smith soaks up the atmosphere on the Super Rugby victors' parade in Dunedin.

ABs outside back not keen on commemorative ink, but is all-in for a Super Rugby, World Cup double-banger.

Spencer, Kings in messy split

Carlos Spencer is on the move again as his unsettled time in the South African coaching scene continues.

Poor results appear to have caught up with former All Blacks star, now without a Super Rugby job for 2016.

Retallick signs for Rebels

Culum Retallick, pictured in action for the Blues, is on his way to Melbourne.

Kiwi second row Culum Retallick has signed for the Melbourne Rebels on a two-year deal.

Canes sign Baby Blacks No 9

Baby Blacks halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi has signed a two-year Super Rugby deal with the Hurricanes.

New Zealand under-20s halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi signs a two year deal with the Hurricanes.

Thomson heads to Rebels

Former All Blacks loose forward Adam Thomson is heading from Queensland to Melbourne for the next Super Rugby season.

Former All Blacks loose forward leaves Queensland Reds, signing with Melbourne Super Rugby team.

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