Rapira expecting ex-kickboxer to be "as tough as" when he steps back into the ring.
Chiefs' second five-eighth fails to overcome concussion symptoms and won't feature against the Waratahs.
"Francis Douglas was turned away at the door. We just didn't have enough gear."
New Zealand's rugby talent should be able to benefit from expanding Super Rugby competition.
Senior men's invitational pennant looks a close competition in 2016.
"I think as you get old people start to feel sorry for you."
Wet conditions didn't dampen Moturoa's form.
"Everyone knows what we need to do, we're just not doing it," a frustrated Simon Mannering says.
OPINION: Media pass provides new opportunity.
The Taranaki Sharks blitzed the Manawatu Mustangs in the NRL curtain-raiser in New Plymouth on Saturday.
The 13th round action did not impact significantly the New Zealand conference.
Another easy win for Team Taranaki.
OPINION: When your captain says there are players who aren't putting the effort in, something must change.
Workhorse Chiefs No 8 Michael Leitch will be sidelined for two months after breaking his thumb in the win over the Rebels.
There was enough to overshadow a brilliant first half against the Rebels, including a serious injury to Michael Leitch.
Stop bagging Parker, he does not deserve it.
"It's wearing pretty thin to be honest with you," Andrew McFadden says of the Warriors' woeful efforts.
Club players had to adjust to wet weather for the first time.
A clinical first-half display has put the Chiefs back on top of the New Zealand conference.
The Warriors 2016 tale of woe continued in Taranaki against the Canberra Raiders.
"I'd wait as long it look to meet the guys but they're only here for an hour."
Having had an extra week to lay idle after a loss, the Chiefs are eager to atone, in their final regular season match in Hamilton.
"Just doing enough is not going to be good enough."
."All the teams we have come up against have more than had their moments against us, so I don;t think there is that big a gulf to be honest."
The last time the Warriors played a match in Taranaki, Stephen Fleming was still captaining the New Zealand cricket team.
Sacred Heart the latest Tysons victim in premier netball.
Combined 42 points from Marcel Jones and McKenzie Moore lead Rams past Mountain Airs.
When the Manawatu Jets announced they would not be fielding a team in the 2016 National Basketball League, swingman Jordan Ngatai had options of where to take his talents.
Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick can feel the difference in buildup to a non-derby game in Super Rugby.
Klopp's job made tough by limp second half performance from Liverpool.