Banks back at No 10

Marty Banks will start in the No 10 jersey against the Blues in Auckland on Friday night.

11:30 AM  Cult hero takes up playmaking role as the Highlanders name a near full strength team for Blues clash.

Stars in mental health drive video

Ben Smith, Ardie Savea and Anton Lienert-Brown are among the players fronting the HeadFirst campaign.

NZ's five Super Rugby clubs will be raising awareness for mental wellbeing during the competition's HeadFirst round.

Crusaders are 'benchmark'

Wallabies fullback Israel Folau says the Waratahs backline has failed to fire so far this season.

Waratahs fullback Israel Folau hopes his side can snap the reigning champions' 19-game Super Rugby winning streak.

IRFU rejects bugging claim

A former British army spy claims he warned former Ireland coach Declan Kidney, right, in 2008 that "not all his enemies ...

15 min ago  Counter-terrorism officer says he told Ireland's rugby coach "not all your enemies are outside the walls''.

Geller: I'll help England win video

Uri Geller is certain he has the powers to help the ongoing mental struggles of the England rugby team.

The spoon-bending psychic reaches out to Eddie Jones and offers to fix rugby team's recurring mental problems.

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The man behind ABs mask video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen didn't come down in the last shower and knows how to get the most out of promising rugby ...

Likened to Sir Alex Ferguson, Steve Hansen doesn't suffer fools and cleverly hides his feelings publicly.

World Rugby plan in balance

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says he can understand why there is resistance to promotion-relegation in the proposed ...

NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew admits getting promotion-relegation over the line in new global proposal is problematic.

Why younger ABs leave

Jackson Hemopo won't be the last fringe All Black to opt for a spell overseas.

The Highlanders forward raised eyebrows by moving but it is increasingly easy to understand.

SBW in tears over shootings

Sonny Bill Williams posted an emotional video to Twitter on Friday.

All Blacks star shares emotional video of support for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

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Is Schmidt at risk of burnout?

Joe Schmidt has been under scrutiny since Ireland's loss to Wales with a critic suggesting he could be on brink of burnout.

Kiwi ''rugby nerd'' accused of looking at external factors rather than addressing his own "broken game-plan''.

Don't write off Farrell yet

England captain Owen Farrell had a shocker against Scotland, gifting the visitors two tries at Twickenham.

OPINION: England playmaker has burden of captaincy in addition to being the team's creative fulcrum.

Wales on track for RWC glory video

Wales coach Warren Gatland is aiming high at the Rugby World Cup with his Six Nations champions.

Warren Gatland believes the newly-crowned Six Nations champions are peaking at the right time.

Savea's Muslim support

Julian Savea sent a message from France to the Muslim community in the wake of the Christchurch attacks

All Black star vows to teach his children about Islam as he pays tribute to victims of Christchurch shootings.

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Old Boys 100 years old

Old Boys' chairman Michael Lang with photos of two of the clubs standouts - Ken Milne and All Black Tom Lister, as they ...

Timaru's Old Boys rugby club is set to celebrate its centennial at Queen's Birthday weekend.

What's happened to the droppie?

Beauden Barrett 's dropped goal for the All Blacks against England was the exception, not the rule, in 2018.

New Zealand's rugby bible speaks out after a 101-year first for the easy three-pointer.

Smith's NZ rugby warning video

Wayne Smith has always searched for answers during his long service to New Zealand and world rugby.

"Unless we try things it's just going to keep declining," astute rugby brain fears, offering some clever solutions.

Age group rep sports teams disappearing

The South Canterbury Rugby union, with support from clubs and schools, wanted to provide a clearer direction about how ...

Representative teams in at least two South Canterbury sports below 14 years are a thing of the past.

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