Live: Canterbury v Harbour

Canterbury halfback Mitchell Drummond fends off Chris Eves of North Harbour.

4:45 PM  Some Mitchell Drummond magic puts Canterbury firmly on the front foot early in the second half.

Bay of Plenty steam into final

Lalakai Foketi celebrates his second try for Bay of Plenty against Otago.

5:09 PM  BOP down Otago to set up a final showdown with Wellington for the Mitre 10 Cup Championship title.

Wanganui to defend crown

Horowhenua Kapiti prop Robin Praat had a big game in their win over Buller, that saw them through to their first Meads ...

19 min ago  Wanganui will get chance to win Meads Cup for sixth time against surprise package Horowhenua Kapiti.

Extraordinary coaching career

Wayne Smith at the All Blacks captain's run in Brisbane on Friday.

OPINION: The departing All Blacks assistant coach is one of a kind, writes Phil Gifford.

Canterbury, Counties into final

Hannah Brough of Waikato eludes Lucy Jenkins of Canterbury for a try the Farah Palmer Cup semifinal, won by Canterbury.

11 min ago  Canterbury ease past Waikato while Counties Manukau sneak through against Auckland.

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Play-by-play: Canterbury v Harbour

Canterbury captain Luke Whitelock.

Canterbury's Mitre 10 Cup Premiership semifinal against North Harbour a play-at-a-time, in Christchurch.

Recap: Bay of Plenty v Otago

Bay of Plenty's Lalakai Foketi dots down in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship semifinal against Otago.

Bay of Plenty power past Otago to set up a showdown with Wellington for the Mitre 10 Cup Championship title.

Ioane on family and rugby

All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane, pictured celebrating with Lima Sopoaga during the test match against the Springboks in ...

Meet Rieko Ioane, the All Black who still lives at home and has the knack for scoring tries.

Brisbane's testy Bledisloe history

Australia's Michael Brial, left, throws punches at New Zealand's Frank Bunce, right, during a 1996 match in Brisbane. ...

History proves that things can get nasty when the All Blacks play the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Wallabies great questions toughness

Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones has questioned the Australians' mental toughness.

Former Wallabies captain lights fuse ahead of Bledisloe III, questioning the Aussies' belief.

Lions too tough for Taniwha

Jackson Garden-Bachop, left, and Julian Savea were to the fore as Wellington played their way into Friday's championship ...

Wellington impress in comfortable championship semifinal win over Northland.

Red card earns a month off video

Albert Nikoro has been given a four weeks' suspension for a swinging arm tackle.

Albert Nikoro suspended for a month after smacking rival's head with swinging arm tackle.

Todd out of Bledisloe

Flanker Matt Todd won't get the chance to add to his 10 All Blacks caps on Saturday.

Groin injury to Matt Todd means Ardie Savea is called up to the All Blacks' bench for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test.

Recap: Wellington v Northland

Thomas Umaga-Jensen of Wellington celebrates after scoring a try.

Wellington blow the Taniwha away in the second half to book a place in the Championship final.

Crusaders lose Enari

Newly signed Crusaders halfback Ere Enari will miss the entire 2018 Super Rugby season.

Newly signed Crusaders halfback Ere Enari will miss the 2018 Super Rugby season recovering from a broken leg.

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Time to crush Wallaby dreams

Grinding Kurtley Beale and the Wallabies into the dust must be the All Blacks' goal this week.

OPINION: Wallabies buoyed by near-miss in Dunedin, but really they're just in for a bruising in Brizzy.

A Turbos lament

OPINION: Sunday's loss felt more gutting than any other.

Gatland's record stands tall

Exodus of NZ rugby coaches

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Red card earns a month off

Albert Nikoro suspended for a month after smacking rival's head with swinging arm tackle.

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Brisbane's testy Bledisloe history

Australia's Michael Brial, left, throws punches at New Zealand's Frank Bunce, right, during a 1996 match in Brisbane. ...

History proves that things can get nasty when the All Blacks play the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Wallabies great questions toughness

Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones has questioned the Australians' mental toughness.

Former Wallabies captain lights fuse ahead of Bledisloe III, questioning the Aussies' belief.

Todd out of Bledisloe

Flanker Matt Todd won't get the chance to add to his 10 All Blacks caps on Saturday.

Groin injury to Matt Todd means Ardie Savea is called up to the All Blacks' bench for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test.

ABs matches on livestream

Four games are to be livestreamed on a All Blacks TV channel.

Two All Blacks and two NZ Maori games to be livestreamed as part of NZ Rugby-Sky deal.

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Wallabies great questions toughness

Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones has questioned the Australians' mental toughness.

Former Wallabies captain lights fuse ahead of Bledisloe III, questioning the Aussies' belief.

Aussie rugby is like a tortoise video

Australian rugby is a bit like a tortoise, according to Nick Cummins.

Rugby in Australia is 'coming out of its shell,' says the Honey Badger.

Moore gets last dig at the ABs

Stephen Moore will get to play a test in front of his hometown crowd for one last time, against the All Blacks in ...

Stephen Moore will get a hometown farewell, starting from the bench against the All Blacks in Brisbane.

The pain driving the Wallabies

Kurtley Beale dives over to score a try for the Wallabies in August's thriller in Dunedin.

No Wallaby was more broken than Kurtley Beale after the All Blacks' Dunedin comeback. Now, he's using it as ammunition.

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Lions too tough for Taniwha

Jackson Garden-Bachop, left, and Julian Savea were to the fore as Wellington played their way into Friday's championship ...

Wellington impress in comfortable championship semifinal win over Northland.

Red card earns a month off video

Albert Nikoro has been given a four weeks' suspension for a swinging arm tackle.

Albert Nikoro suspended for a month after smacking rival's head with swinging arm tackle.

Recap: Wellington v Northland

Thomas Umaga-Jensen of Wellington celebrates after scoring a try.

Wellington blow the Taniwha away in the second half to book a place in the Championship final.

Brett Cameron to the fore

Brett Cameron will start his third Mitre 10 Cup game this season.

Canterbury back rookie Brett Cameron to fill the void left by Richie Mo'unga.

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Sevens stalwart retires

New Zealand sevens stalwart Sherwin Stowers has retired.

Sevens stalwart Sherwin Stowers hangs up boots after 38 tournament appearances.

NZ sevens squad filling up

Jona Nareki.

Electric Otago wing Jona Nareki and Bay of Plenty's Bailey Simonsson have earned New Zealand sevens contracts.

Dorm rooms for the Sevens

The single room at Bryant Hall, which will go for $150 a night, but that includes a cooked breakfast, parking and pool ...

If you can't find accommodation for the Rugby Sevens, try the university.

Hey sister, goal sister

Fiao'o Faamausili, the New Zealand Black Ferns captain raises the world cup after their victory during the Women's Rugby ...

Wellington will host a party for the Black Ferns, following their win in the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup.

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Crusaders lose Enari

Newly signed Crusaders halfback Ere Enari will miss the entire 2018 Super Rugby season.

Newly signed Crusaders halfback Ere Enari will miss the 2018 Super Rugby season recovering from a broken leg.

Super first choice for Ardron

Tyler Ardron captained Canada at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Canadian forward could have been tempted by Europe's riches but only had eyes for Super Rugby.

Reds sign ex-Fijian footballer

New Queensland Reds signing Filipo Daugunu has scored 10 tries for Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship ...

​Queensland bolster outside back stocks with signing of NRC's leading tryscorer Filipo Daugunu.

Ioane quits Crusaders

Digby Ioane scores his sole try for the Crusaders against the Western Force.

After three games and one try, ex-Australian international Digby Ioane is quitting the Crusaders.

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