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Richie Mo'unga edges Beauden Barrett in Super Rugby Team of the Week video

Richie Mo'unga pulls the strings for the Crusaders against the Chiefs on Saturday.

The classy No 10s are on a collision course at Eden Park in two weeks, but could also fight it out for the Ranfurly Shield in September.

Andy Haden funeral: All Blacks honour rugby's revolutionary in stirring farewell

Andy Haden, with former All Blacks captain David Kirk, who paid tribute to him on Monday.

Former All Blacks captain Buck Shelford honoured Andy Haden with a haka after Haden's funeral at Eden Park.

Rennie breaks with Wallabies tradition video

Dave Rennie said support for his wife was a key factor in his decision where to be based in Australia.

The former Chiefs coach, now in charge of the Australian national side, has opted for Queensland over Sydney as his new home.

Julian Savea determined to win contract for next year video

Hurricanes fan favourite Julian Savea has returned to the franchise after two years with French club Toulon.

Former All Blacks star Julian Savea has two weeks to prove himself worthy of a long-term deal.

Wonder Woodman off to a flying re-start

Portia Woodman races away from the Canada defence for a try during the 2019 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in ...

Desperate to get her ‘glide’ back after a double injury blow, sevens star Portia Woodman returned to her sporting beginnings in her small Northland hometown.

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Hurricanes v Chiefs

The Hurricanes are still in with a tiny sniff of the Super Rugby Aotearoa title.

All you need to know about the upcoming Super Rugby Aotearoa clash.

Super Rugby shake-up for wellbeing round video

Sir Michael Jones and Va'aiga Tuigamala perform their famous handshake under the Eiffel Tower in 1991.

It doesn't have to be as elaborate as his famous effort with 'Inga the Winger', but Sir Michael Jones wants to show how a handshake can support mental health.

Lachlan Boshier - the All Blacks skipper's handyman video

Chiefs flanker Lachlan Boshier has had a standout 2020 season.

Sam Cane could surely be obliged to put in a good word for his Chiefs team-mate, who has proved a helping hand in more ways than one in 2020.

England flanker 'Tom the Pom' out after blood clot

Tom Wood pulls his four wheel drive vehicle as he works out at his Northampton home in May. The Northampton Saints' ...

Northampton stalwart who went to rugby finishing school in Oamaru has been successfully treated.

The merits of signing Julian Savea for a fortnight video

New Hurricanes signing Julian Savea looks to beat a defender during an exercise at training on Monday afternoon.

Returning Hurricanes star is only available for one game, but assistant coach Cory Jane believes there are benefits to having him back in the team environment.

Dan Carter battling 'old man calves' video

Dan Carter has kept a close eye on Beauden Barrett's game during his time with the Blues.

The 38-year-old reveals the reality of comeback situation as time runs away on him.

'I wish that society would be accepting' video

Sport is a human right. In The Detail podcast, Ross Tucker talks about transgender athletes, the intersection of ...

Man who helped write guidelines on transgender players in women’s rugby says he hates that his work created a platform for people to attack transgender people as cheats.

Growing calls to sideline assault-accused Wellington rugby player video

Tawa beat Pōneke by two weeks a week before the brawl with players from each team (File photo)

Club chairman won't say whether the accused man will be back on the field this Saturday.

Mitchell: 'Our involvement is not in jeopardy'

Southland mascot Steve-O the Stag at Rugby Park in Invercargill during a Mitre 10 Cup game last year.

Rugby Southland general manager Steve Mitchell says there has been a commitment from New Zealand Rugby for a 14-team Mitre 10 Cup format long-term.

All Black's giant's joke about Crusaders video

Auckland captain Andy Haden holds aloft the Ranfurly Shield after defeating Canterbury at Lancaster Park in ...

The late Andy Haden asked Crusaders coach Scott Robertson if he could let the Blues win at Eden Park.

opinion

Super Rugby Aotearoa Team of the Week: Sam Whitelock moves up a gear video

Sam Whitelock produced his best game of the year against the Hurricanes.

Given their lack of depth in the position, the All Blacks would have been delighted to see their senior lock's strong game against the Hurricanes.

Highlanders players should apologise video

OPINION: The Highlanders' secret seven should publicly apologise following the boorish behaviour.

Jordie Barrett seals his status as NZ rugby's fullback option video

Super Rugby plans have only one real master, and that's Covid-19 video

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Super Rugby shake-up for wellbeing round

It doesn't have to be as elaborate as his famous effort with 'Inga the Winger', but Sir Michael Jones wants to show how a handshake can support mental health.

all blacks

All Black's giant's joke about Crusaders video

Auckland captain Andy Haden holds aloft the Ranfurly Shield after defeating Canterbury at Lancaster Park in ...

The late Andy Haden asked Crusaders coach Scott Robertson if he could let the Blues win at Eden Park.

Nurses who cared for Andy Haden 'overwhelmed by generosity' video

Auckland captain Andy Haden holds aloft the Ranfurly Shield after defeating Canterbury at Lancaster Park in Christchurch ...

Thousands given in memory of All Black great will help Auckland nurses complete post-graduate study.

First black Springbok hails 1981 NZ tour protests video

Errol Tobias - the first black player to represent the Springboks - says the 1981 New Zealand tour protests showed South ...

Errol Tobias says Kiwis' 'rightful' protests showed South Africans 'what the world thought of apartheid'.

Why Welsh fans should forgive Haden's lineout dive video

Andy Haden dives in a lineout against Wales in 1978. Photo: YouTube.

Stuart Barnes claims Andy Haden's infamous lineout plunge shows why it's unfair to expect desperate-to-win sports stars to be role models.

black ferns

'I wish that society would be accepting' video

Sport is a human right. In The Detail podcast, Ross Tucker talks about transgender athletes, the intersection of ...

Man who helped write guidelines on transgender players in women’s rugby says he hates that his work created a platform for people to attack transgender people as cheats.

Black Fern takes game back to her roots video

Sosoli Talawadua, who was part of the victorious 2017 Rugby World Cup side, hopes to help the Black Ferns defend their ...

World Cup-winning hooker returns home to Whanganui, where she's helping revive women's rugby with a brand new team.

Black Fern Hazel Tubic blazes the World Cup trail

Black Ferns back Hazel Tubic has her sights set very much on the World Cup on home soil next year.

Kiwi rugby player sharpens her game in Japan as she works towards her ultimate goal in 2021.

Eden Park's three World Cups video

Football Fern Hannah Wilkinson, Eden Park chief Nick Sautner, Football Fern Paige Satchell, Steve Armitage of Ateed, and ...

Move over, All Blacks and Black Caps. It's the White Ferns', Black Ferns', and Football Ferns' turn.

rugby world cup

Wayne Barnes' big regret video

Wayne Barnes looks on prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Bronze Final match between New Zealand and Wales at Tokyo Stadium.

Top rugby ref says if he'd had the benefit of video replays in 2007 he wouldn't be a target of Kiwi abuse.

Bloomfield's rugby analogy video

Dr Ashley Bloomfield was a loose forward for Scots College.

A former vice-captain at Scots College, he's led NZ's Covid-19 response, likening it to a World Cup campaign.

Women's RWC a defining moment

Mark Robinson hopes next year's World Cup will lead to a growth in rugby at all levels.

Next year's World Cup in New Zealand could leave a lasting legacy for the sport.

England star trolled by Cup winner

Tom Curry of England looks  dejected after defeat in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final by South Africa.

Chirpy Springbok halfback winds up his club team-mate over World Cup result.

international

Rugby's 'scandalous time-wasting' laid bare video

The ball is held up as the Waratahs and Rebels pack down another scrum in Australian Super Rugby.

Noted coach produces statistics that damn the scrum and show how little play actually happens.

Rennie warns suitors to 'look after' teen target Suaalii

New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie would love to have a player like schoolboy star Joseph Suaalii involved in Australian ...

Australia's Kiwi coach says Chiefs experience taught him about 'duty of care' to schoolboy prodigies.

1995 Boks in reported split of Pienaar's BLM stance video

1995 World Cup winning South African Captain Francois Pienaar with current Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi on their 2019 ...

Skipper took a knee and it didn't go down well with all of his old mates.

All Blacks-Kangaroos could cost $50 on TV video

The All Blacks, pictured performing a haka at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, could play the Australian Kangaroos rugby league ...

Want to watch a hybrid contest between two of the world's top footy teams? Well, it could cost the price of a world boxing title fight to view.

super rugby

Blues too strong for Highlanders as Caleb Clarke shines again video

Two-try Blues halfback Finlay Christie charges forward against the Highlanders on Sunday.

Driven by a dominant scrum, the Blues are still in the hunt for the Super Rugby Aotearoa crown after scoring five tries in Dunedin.

Sam Whitelock 150th Crusaders jersey auction tops $5000, still climbing video

Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock after his 150th Super Rugby match, against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Prized jersey from Crusaders legend to raise money for struggling farming families attracts plenty of bids.

Milestone man Aaron Cruden's tears of goodbye video

Chiefs first five-eighth Aaron Cruden shed several on his last night in front of home fans.

Chiefs playmaker overcome with emotion as he joins centurion club and bids farewell to home fans.

Crusaders get good injury news ahead of Highlanders 'final' video

Crusaders prop Michael Alaalatoa’s knee injury isn’t as serious as it appeared.

Blues and Hurricanes clutching at straws as Crusaders switch their focus to the Highlanders.

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Mitchell: 'Our involvement is not in jeopardy'

Southland mascot Steve-O the Stag at Rugby Park in Invercargill during a Mitre 10 Cup game last year.

Rugby Southland general manager Steve Mitchell says there has been a commitment from New Zealand Rugby for a 14-team Mitre 10 Cup format long-term.

Andy Haden remembered as 'a great innovator and pioneer for the modern player'

Auckland captain Andy Haden makes a victory speech after lifting the Ranfurly Shield from Canterbury at Christchurch's ...

Tributes flow for All Blacks great who died, aged 69, in Auckland on Wednesday.

Can NZ Rugby answer SOS for provinces? video

Caleb Clarke opened Super Rugby Aotearoa with a dazzling try against the Hurricanes at Eden Park.

All Blacks in the Mitre 10 Cup in the past has been a pipe dream. It's time for a solution.

Messam considers life after rugby after 13 weeks in lockdown

Liam Messam spent two seasons in French rugby with Toulon.

Former All Black spent weeks in isolation due to Covid-19 and wants to keep playing after coming home for his sons.

sevens

Ruby Tui's mixed emotions on what should have been glamour day in Tokyo video

Sevens star Ruby Tui will play club rugby for the first time in her professional career.

Four years of work should be about to pay off, instead, sevens star will play club rugby.

Outrage at convicted rapist's Fiji rugby return

Amenoni Nasilasila is appealaing his conviction for rape.

Authorities defend sevens star training while serving sentence amid calls for Fiji to be suspended by World Rugby.

Rising star Caleb Clarke faces looming Olympics dilemma video

Blues wing Caleb Clarke credits his sevens stint with taking his game to the next level in Super Rugby.

Standout Blues wing has some big decisions to make as he impresses in all form of the game.

NZ teams world sevens champions video

Captain Sarah Hirini and her Black Ferns have joined the New Zealand men's teams as 2020 World Sevens champions with the ...

Crowns awarded to Kiwi sides after Covid-19 pandemic ends season.

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