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Filipo Facebook posts pulled

Posts about the Losi Filipo case have been removed by administrators of Porirua's community Facebook page.

The 'negative nature' of posts on Porirua's community Facebook page prompts censorship.

Nathan Earle prolongs NZ rugby study

Hong Kong-born England age-group and Saracens wing Nathan Earle has boosted the Canterbury backline in this season's ...

Jet-setting wing enjoys extended exposure to New Zealand rugby with Canterbury

Wallabies send Naivalu SOS

New Wallabies squad member Sefa Naivalu in action for the Rebels against the Crusaders earlier this year.

Fijian-born winger who became eligible for Wallabies on Monday is selected on Thursday.

Good times for Goodhue

Crusaders debutant in waiting Jack Goodhue.

Crusaders re-sign talented midfield back Jack Goodhue through to 2019.

All Blacks their own harshest critics video

Senior All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock discuss preparations for Saturday's Rugby Championship test with the ...

Ongoing review process underway after Pumas expose chinks in All Black armour.

All Blacks wary of Boks video

Jerome Kaino tackles Pumas No 8 Facundo Isa during the Rugby Championship match between the All Blacks and Argentina in ...

All Blacks elder statesmen underscore respect for Springboks despite their opponent's shaky form.

Thomas gains national recognition

Southland Boys' High School hooker Flynn Thomas playing against Kings High School from Dunedin.

Southland Boys' High School rugby captain Flynn Thomas has gained national recognition again.

Todd back to boost champions

Canterbury and Crusaders flanker Matt Todd returns to provincial duty after being involved in the All Blacks ...

Matt Todd and Tom Sanders return to strengthen Canterbury loose trio

Moala out of test

George Moala has a knee injury and is out of the Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney.

The All Blacks have lost George Moala for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney.

Highlanders' future bright: Joseph

Jamie Joseph heads for Japan confident the Highlanders will continue to be a force in Super Rugby.

Jamie Joseph believes he leaves the Highlanders in solid shape as Japan beckons

Pack power restored for Highlanders

Luke Whitelock has a lock on No 8 for the Highlanders in Sunday's sudden death clash with the Lions after playing in the ...

Highlanders solidify their pack and employ a forward-dominated bench for semifinal in Johannesburg.

Highlanders embrace the high life

Aaron Smith hopes there will be more cause for celebrations when the Highlanders face the Lions for the second time this ...

Aaron Smith says the Highlanders are enthused about playing an enterprising rival in friendly weather conditions

Star prop out as Banks returns

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Highlanders' front row find of the year ruled out injured, but playmaker Marty Banks is back for the semis.

Land of the Long Black Cloud for Wales video

Barry John tormented the All Blacks in 1971 when playing first five-eighth for the British and Irish Lions.

Wales seek a historic victory on New Zealand and their first win against the All Blacks since 1953 in this month's three-test series.

Women's sevens prepare for final hit-out

Kayla McAlister is among an experienced trio of players recalled for the final leg of the women's World Sevens Series in ...

Seasoned trio return for New Zealand's final sevens tournament in France tournament before Rio Olympics.

Rare loss for NZ before title defence

Mack Mason nailed a penalty after the hooter to enable Australia's under-20s rugby team to beat New Zealand in their ...

Australian under-20s warm-up for world championships by downing New Zealand for the first time

Rugby World Cup Pool B: South Africa

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The old enemy always rate as a contender and this year is no different with flair in the backs and power up front.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: England

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Home advantage ought to nudge the northern hemisphere favourite along as Twickenham sings for them.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Fiji

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Crusaders Super Rugby star Nemani Nadolo will need his match-winning form if his team are to escape the "pool of death".

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Uruguay

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An unlucky pool draw leaves Uruguay in the unenviable position of only playing for pride.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Australia

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Some hot pre-tournament form has the pundits talking up the Wallabies as title contenders.

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Wales

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A tough tussle in the "pool of death" for Wales, in most-likely a three-horse race for two quarterfinal spots.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Samoa

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A team whose history says they can cause an upset - they'll need to do it again if they are to make it out of pool play.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Japan

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Coach Eddie Jones will need to find something special if his charges are to advance beyond pool play.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: Scotland

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Men from the north likely to make the quarterfinals, though they'll need to beat Samoa to get there.

Rugby World Cup Pool B: United States

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USA will be looking to build on their showing at the 2011 tournament, but a win might be a bridge too far.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: New Zealand

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Defending champion All Blacks march into this year's tournament deserved favourite as world's No 1 side.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Argentina

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A shot at semifinals rugby beckons for the bruisers from Buenos Aires.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Tonga

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A team with fire in their bellies at this tournament, they could sneak a place in the quarterfinals.

Rugby World Cup Pool C: Georgia

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A team with everything to play for in one game - against Tonga - they may hold their best back until then.

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