Retirement call 'ridiculous'
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Dan Carter has rubbished criticism of All Blacks and Crusaders team-mate Richie McCaw.
He's jetting here, there and everywhere and Dan Carter is not desperate to get back to work.
No action will be taken against All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith following a naked photo of him being shared on social media.
OPINION: As Super Rugby nears its 20th year, Andrew Mehrtens calls for a competition without South Africa.
Dan Carter bumps into golf star Rory McIlroy
Golf star Rory McIlroy has an All Blacks icon backing him at the US Masters this week.
Dave Rennie's half-hearted high-five said it all.
Ryan Crotty is the latest New Zealand player to be stung by a controversial refereeing call in South Africa.
New Brighton and Lincoln University both started the defence of their respective club rugby titles in strong fashion, while three other teams had bonus point wins.
Crusaders win in Johannesburg 28-7
Crusaders become the first touring side to win in South Africa, comprehensively beating the Lions 28-7.
The 1.96m and 125kg right wing could deliver just what the Crusaders need - punch on the high veldt.
A new transfer window will allow metro division one rugby players to jump between clubs.
They've got a big target on their backs and no element of surprise, but New Brighton are still the favourites.
Crusaders must cut their errors by half, from on average 21 per game, to be able to win, assistant coach says.
OPINION: Most frustrating thing about Guildford's disappearance is it comes as the Crusaders backline struggles.
Calculating how many competition points Crusaders need to make the finals is already a scary exercise.
Israel Dagg can't remember his sleeping pill and alcohol-fuelled bender during the 2011 World Cup.
Israel Dagg, who took sleeping pills with Cory Jane, says he remembers nothing from that night.
Israel Dagg, Cory Jane misused sleeping pills
All Blacks Israel Dagg and Cory Jane misused sleeping pills during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, confirm rugby chiefs.
Hoani Macdonald has urged Robbie Fruean to remember that rugby is only a game, as he faces two more months before he can return to the field.
OPINION: There's a confidence bordering on cockiness from the two best No 10s in the New Zealand game at the moment.