Rugby

Fresh faces for Canterbury

Colin Slade

Scott Robertson has revamped his Canterbury side to play Northland on Thursday night.

The long road back

Life changes in a few dramatic moments

Jack Milligan

The road to recovery was a long one for Christchurch teen Jack Milligan after he was allegedly attacked during a schoolboy rugby game. His family talks to Myles Hume.

ABs 'gutted' to miss win

Richie McCaw

All Blacks left feeling "hollow" and "gutted" after limp end to winning streak. | Match report

Blackadder's job safe for now

Todd Blackadder

Crusasders boss says loss "hurts like hell" but Todd Blackadder will get another shot at Super Rugby glory.

Carter won't be put to tests

Star sidelined from Bledisloe after leg fracture

Dan Carter

Dan Carter will miss at least two All Blacks Rugby Championship test matches after cracking a bone in his leg during Saturday's Super Rugby final.

'Racist slur won't ruin it for me'

Nemani Nadolo

Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo wants to move on from being racially abused in a Christchurch bar.

Hoping for Super result

Keen Crusaders fans cross ditch for rugby final

Bruce and Anne Clinton

Enthusiastic fans braved a 5am start at Christchurch Airport this morning to cheer on the Crusaders at Saturday's Super Rugby final at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

Southland sign deaf player

Morgan Mitchell

Morgan Mitchell plays a quiet game on the rugby field, using his lip reading skills where possible.

'More Kiwis the better' at Sydney game

Crusaders fans

NZ fans encouraged to snap up tickets and $600 flights to Super Rugby final between Waratahs and Crusaders.

No tricks expected from White

Tabai Matson

Crusaders defence coach Tabai Matson expects nothing tricky from Sharks coach Jake White's game plans.

Ellis hopes Carter proves tonic

Andy Ellis

Crusaders veteran expects star first five-eighth to make the difference in Saturday's Super Rugby semifinal.

AB great Kevin Skinner dies

Kevin Skinner

Legendary All Blacks prop Kevin Skinner has died in Auckland, aged 86.

Maitland makes mark for Ellesmere

A supreme defensive effort from Ellesmere and basic errors from North Canterbury ensured the Southbridge Shield was on the Ellesmere bus on Saturday evening.

Double delight for Todd

Matt Todd

Commanding tanks might appeal to Matt Todd in the rugby after-life.

Crusaders get playoffs bye

Nemani Nadolo

NZ Conference champion Crusaders will get time off during the first week of the Super Rugby playoffs.

Crusaders roll out the big guns

Nemani Nadolo

Coach Todd Blackadder to unleash No 8 Kieran Read against the Blues at AMI Stadium tomorrow night.

Kirwan's Blues force a point in Perth

Ma'a Nonu

"No excuses" was John Kirwan's war-cry before the Blues pulverised the Western Force 40-14 in Perth.

Crotty wants higher gear

Referee Mike Fraser tells captains Jeremy Thrush and Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty is not unaccustomed to having his heels hanging over the Super Rugby abyss.

Carter should be a starter

FIRED-UP: Andy Ellis and Dane Coles were involved in several scuffles on Saturday night.

RICHARD KNOWLER - The Press

OPINION: Debating whether Dan Carter should start for the Crusaders is pointless. Just get him in there.

Crusaders name Read on bench

Kieran Read

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has named Kieran Read on the bench for Saturday's clash.

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