5:30 AM David Havili used to dream of becoming a professional rugby player. Now, at just 20, he is one.
New Canterbury backline mentor Joe Maddock says coaching his Prebbleton club in the Combined Country rugby competition was a perfect pathway to the professional coaching arena.
Crusaders chief executive Hamish Riach is prepared to play a waiting game with Tabai Matson.
Former All Blacks back does a U-turn on Super Rugby assistant coaching role, opting to stay with Tasman instead.
Don’t gamble on him being a blubbering mess but maybe, just maybe, Dan Carter will shed a fat tear on Friday night.