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Read 'grabbed Bok's neck' video

All Blacks captain Kieran Read is seen grabbing Springbok flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit around the neck.

South African writer livid at World Rugby's lack of action against "their All Blacks''.

What was Kiwi ref thinking?

New Zealand referee Ben O'Keeffe talks with players during the Rugby World Cup between Fiji and Australia.

OPINION: Kiwi Ben O'Keeffe should get a rap over the knuckles for his brain snap "low five" with a Fijian player.

Bridge crosses over to elite

RWC2019 New Zealand vs South Africa at International Stadium Yokohama. George BRIDGE (centre) scores the first try for ...

Another Rugby World Cup, another relatively unknown New Zealander making waves out wide.

Hansen vows more fireworks

Fullback Beauden Barrett added pace and energy to the All Blacks attack during the win over the Springboks.

Defending world champs are going to use their attacking skills to inflict misery on their Rugby World Cup opponents.

England still a work in progress

Manu Tuilagi, left, was the one bright spot in an otherwise mediocre showing from Eddie Jones' England.

OPINION: One huge plus point in scratchy win over Tonga was the unstoppable performance of Manu Tuilagi.

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Spark's brave face on RWC woes video

Spark's RWC woes on Saturday confirmed some rugby fans' fears.

Most RWC customers had 'great experience', says Spark boss Jolie Hodson.

All Blacks inspire English girl's haka video

Molly Earl tries the haka for the first time.

An English preschooler is fascinated with the haka after watching the All Blacks.

Zac Guildford cops driving ban

Zac Guildford leaves the Hamilton District Court with supporters on Monday morning, after being sentenced for driving ...

Former winger gets his wings clipped after being found behind the wheel despite clocking up too many demerits.

Forget streaming, go to the pub video

Nothing beats being there live - but a good pub is the next best thing.

OPINION: Watch all the big games among like-minded rugby nuts, somewhere Spark can't hurt you.

Kiwi ref's 'cardinal sin' video

New Zealand referee Ben O'Keeffe talks with players during the Rugby World Cup between Fiji and Australia.

Outrage across Tasman as ref seeks a low-five from Fijian after try against Wallabies.

Wallabies winger cited for hit

Reece Hodge scoring one of Australia's first-half tries against Fiji.

Reece Hodge facing ban for an alleged dangerous tackle that led to Fijian loose forward suffering a concussion.

Rest of RWC will stream 'perfectly'

Spark believes the "configuration" issue behind its RWC meltdown has been fixed.

The first big test of the Rugby World Cup was a fail for Spark, but they say the problem is fixed.

Ireland power past Scotland

Tadhg Furlong scored Ireland's third try in their Rugby World Cup Pool A opener against Scotland.

Ireland are likely to avoid a quarterfinal against the All Blacks after opening with World Cup win over Scotland.

Kearns: Hodge citing 'load of tripe' video

Wallabies wing Reece Hodge has been cited for a dangerous tackle during his side's 39-21 win over Fiji.

Ex-Australian hooker claims Wallabies wing shouldn't have been cited, but English critic says he deserved a yellow card.

Namibia's streak hits 20

Tito Tebaldi celebrates his try as Italy extended Namibia's Rugby World Cup losing streak.

Two brilliant Namibia tries weren't enough to conjure an Italian job against a Six Nations side.

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Spark Sport's big RWC blow

Beauden Barrett makes a break during the All Blacks-Springboks game on Saturday.

OPINION: Unlike the superb All Blacks, the telco failed to deliver on the biggest stage.

RWC wisdom of Charlie Brown

OPINION: A profound quote from the famous cartoon keeps everything in perspective.

Brilliance topples resilience in Yokohama

Hansen shares his secrets

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Stephen Jones full of praise for ABs

British critic underwhelmed by Eddie Jones' men but effusive in his praise of the All Blacks' efforts.

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Coles: Gain amid the pain video

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles: 'We've got to bring it every week, regardless of who we play.'

All Blacks hooker says his latest injury shouldn't apply the handbrake to his RWC campaign in Japan.

World Cup brings Dad back

For hours my father would park up in the red brocade throne, till my mother launched an assault, digging him out of it ...

OPINION: It feels like Dad is back in his favourite armchair, just in time for the World Cup.

Boks coach: we can still win it

Head coach Rassie Erasmus of South Africa is adamant his side can fight back to challenge the All Blacks later in the ...

Rassie Erasmus talks up the All Blacks but insists confidence in his own team hasn't changed.

Reason: ABs can't win ugly

Richie Mo'unga had to spark things up for the All Blacks after a shaky start against the Boks.

OPINION: NZ magicians can hoist this cup in a style no-one has previously managed, writes Mark Reason.

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Two Moore years

Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore will remain in the job for at least another two years.

Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore is keen to shake things up ahead of the 2021 World Cup.

Young Auckland side face Canterbury

Anna Richards, an IRB Hall of Famer, is coaching Auckland in the Farah Palmer Cup this season.

Four-time Rugby World Cup winner wants to improve the skill-set of Auckland's young players.

Black Ferns dominate sevens award

L-R: Ruby Tui, Sarah Hirini and Tyla Nathan-Wong have been named finalists for World Rugby's women's sevens player of ...

No room for any other nation in international sevens player of the year nominations.

Black Fern duo to guide Northland

Northland captain Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate says her side are title contenders this FPC Championship, despite being the ...

Newcomers Northland seek to make all the training tribulations worth it in Farah Palmer Cup.

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Spark's brave face on RWC woes video

Spark's RWC woes on Saturday confirmed some rugby fans' fears.

Most RWC customers had 'great experience', says Spark boss Jolie Hodson.

Forget streaming, go to the pub video

Nothing beats being there live - but a good pub is the next best thing.

OPINION: Watch all the big games among like-minded rugby nuts, somewhere Spark can't hurt you.

Kiwi ref's 'cardinal sin' video

New Zealand referee Ben O'Keeffe talks with players during the Rugby World Cup between Fiji and Australia.

Outrage across Tasman as ref seeks a low-five from Fijian after try against Wallabies.

Wallabies winger cited for hit

Reece Hodge scoring one of Australia's first-half tries against Fiji.

Reece Hodge facing ban for an alleged dangerous tackle that led to Fijian loose forward suffering a concussion.

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Wallabies winger cited for hit

Reece Hodge scoring one of Australia's first-half tries against Fiji.

Reece Hodge facing ban for an alleged dangerous tackle that led to Fijian loose forward suffering a concussion.

Ireland power past Scotland

Tadhg Furlong scored Ireland's third try in their Rugby World Cup Pool A opener against Scotland.

Ireland are likely to avoid a quarterfinal against the All Blacks after opening with World Cup win over Scotland.

Namibia's streak hits 20

Tito Tebaldi celebrates his try as Italy extended Namibia's Rugby World Cup losing streak.

Two brilliant Namibia tries weren't enough to conjure an Italian job against a Six Nations side.

Tonga's cancer beater's RWC debut

Tonga's Nasi Manu charges the ball up on his World Cup debut against England after surviving testicular cancer.

Tonga's Kiwi loose forward sheds tears of joy on road back from testicular cancer.

super rugby

New Highlander wants opportunities

Ngane Punivai in action for Canterbury during this year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Crusader Ngane Punivai didn't need to look far for advice when weighing up a shift south to the Highlanders.

Highlanders sign Otago trio

Otago fullback Michael Collins will try and fill the gap left by Ben Smith at the Highlanders.

The Highlanders' search for a replacement for Ben Smith may well be over.

Super Rugby unveils new kickoff times

Akira Ioane and the Blues will host the Chiefs in the first game next season.

The 2020 season will kickoff earlier than any previous season, and will feature new kickoff times.

Cruden in Chiefs' sights

Aaron Cruden is poised for a return to Super Rugby with the Chiefs.

Former All Black set for shock return to his former Super Rugby club.

provincial

BOP run rampant with 14 men

Bay of Plenty first-five Kaleb Trask had a strong performance against Northland.

A red card for a shoulder to the head didn't slow Bay of Plenty down against Northland.

Southland end drought video

Southland players celebrate after winning their first game in nearly three years on Saturday.

Stags determined to finish season positively after long awaited win.

Recap: Northland v Bay of Plenty

Northland loose forward Matt Matich wins a lineout during last week's loss to Canterbury in Whangarei.

Lowly Northland take on the high-flying Steamers in a Mitre 10 Cup clash in Whangarei.

Wellington tighten grip on second

Billy Proctor dives in to score for Wellington against Auckland.

Comfortable win over Auckland has Wellington sitting pretty in second in the Mitre 10 Cup.

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Sevens team kicks it with football stars

New Zealand sevens players Regan Ware, Tim Mikkelson, Sione Molia swap shirts with Bayern Munich players Ali Riley, ...

One of the biggest clubs in world football opened its doors to New Zealand's rugby sevens team.

Glamping at the Sevens

Imagine these glamping tents within walking distance of FMG Stadium Waikato to get an idea of what it will look like.

Exclusive village of luxury tents pitched for 2020 Sevens festival of rugby in Hamilton.

Black Ferns dominate sevens award

L-R: Ruby Tui, Sarah Hirini and Tyla Nathan-Wong have been named finalists for World Rugby's women's sevens player of ...

No room for any other nation in international sevens player of the year nominations.

Teen lifter lays down challenge

High school weightlifter Olivia Selemaia, 13, won two medals at the recent Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa, and was ...

She's only in her first year at high school, but Olivia Selemaia is already a Commonwealth champion weightlifter.

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