Sopoaga bides his time for 10

Lima Sopoaga replaced Beauden Barrett late in the first half of the test against the Springboks on October 8.

Lima Sopoaga has played 12 tests but started just one of them. Is his luck about to change?

ABs tight five roll on

Lock Sam Whitelock (right) and hooker Dane Coles are the only survivors from the All Blacks' tight five that started the ...

Without Retallick, Franks and Moody the All Blacks have been stripped of 194 test caps from their tight five.

Gatland done, 'hated' NZ tour

Warren Gatland says the criticism from Sean O'Brien "really, really hurt".

Flanker Sean O'Brien's criticism was the final straw in convincing Kiwi coach to call it quits with the Lions.

Gard back on deck for ABs

Adrian Gard arriving at a Sydney court for his case in which he was cleared of making a false representation.

Security consultant who was embroiled in "bug-gate" scandal looks to be back working for the All Blacks.

Mooloos muddled from the tee

Sam Christie didn't have a happy time with the tee in 2017.

Waikato used four different goal kickers against BOP and their poor record from the tee shows why.

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Stags on wrong side of the ledger

Southland players dejected after conceding a try in their loss to Wellington in the Mitre 10 Cup match this season.

ANALYSIS: The Southland Stags find themselves at the wrong end of several statistical categories after a forgettable 2017 season.

Coops captured on canvas

Jordan Barnes' portrait of Colin Cooper was commissioned by the TRFU as a farewell gift for the coach.

He's painted All Blacks and Anna Paquin and now, as a farewell present, outgoing Taranaki coach Colin Cooper.

Mo'unga bags award to cap AB call-up

Richie Mo'unga has been named Canterbury Rugby's supporters player of the year.

All Black call-up Richie Mounga has been named Canterbury Rugby's supporter's player of the year.

Lash pivotal for Buller

First five James Lash has broken all kinds of records in his short time with Buller.

James Lash will hold the key if Buller are to make the Meads Cup final forthe second year running.

Webb ineligible for Wales

Rhys Webb's international career could be over after Wales introduced a 60-cap rule for overseas-based players. Webb has ...

Wales follows Australian lead and introduces 60-cap minimum for overseas-based players.

Mathewson joins Toulon

Former All Black Alby Mathewson has agreed to a one-year deal with Toulon.

Another ex-All Black joins the French heavyweights.

Lay off SBW: Hansen

Sonny Bill Williams made 23 tackles during the All Blacks' 25-24 win over the Springboks in Cape Town on October 8.

Steve Hansen says Sonny Bill Williams' detractors have got it all wrong.

Exodus of NZ rugby coaches

Japan's Kiwi coach Jamie Joseph.

OPINION: The loss of Kiwi coaches overseas is more worrying than the player exodus.

Wellington's words to live by

Wellington centre Wes Goosen, right, says last week's big win over Northland counts for nothing.

Lions not resting on their laurels now playoffs have arrived.

Another gong for Garden-Bachop

First five-eighth Jackson Garden-Bachop was a deserved winner of Wellington Lions player of the year award. Photo: GETTY ...

The best in Wellington rep rugby was celebrated on Monday night.

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Exodus of NZ rugby coaches

Japan's Kiwi coach Jamie Joseph.

OPINION: The loss of Kiwi coaches overseas is more worrying than the player exodus.

'Brisvegas' tough for All Blacks

OPINION: Don't bet on Bledisloe III being a lame duck test. The All Blacks and Wallabies have history.

Quade Cooper in fight of his life

Sanzaar's three unwise men

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No sabbatical for Cane

All Blacks flanker re-signs until 2021 with plenty of desire to achieve more in the black jersey.

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Lay off SBW: Hansen

Sonny Bill Williams made 23 tackles during the All Blacks' 25-24 win over the Springboks in Cape Town on October 8.

Steve Hansen says Sonny Bill Williams' detractors have got it all wrong.

Mo'unga called into All Blacks

Richie Mo'unga has been called into All Blacks camp.

The uncapped Richie Mo'unga has been called into the All Blacks because Beauden Barrett is still recovering from a head knock.

No sabbatical for Cane video

Sam Cane has signed a new four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby, through to 2021.

All Blacks flanker re-signs until 2021 with plenty of desire to achieve more in the black jersey.

Read must start against Wallabies

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has had to endure a heavy workload during the test windows, starting nine tests since the ...

OPINION: All Blacks skipper Kieran Read could do with a break, but not against the Wallabies.

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Mathewson joins Toulon

Former All Black Alby Mathewson has agreed to a one-year deal with Toulon.

Another ex-All Black joins the French heavyweights.

Wales shortlist Gatland's replacement

Wales are preparing to replace Warren Gatland when the Kiwi coach leaves after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Kiwi coach's 2019 departure has Wales making succession plans.

Nonu's Toulon shade Scarlets

Ma'a Nonu was back in midfield for Toulon's opening round European Champions Cup win over Scarlets.

Ex-All Black beats Kiwi coach's team in Europe's glamour rugby competition.

Te'o part of rising rugby injury toll

Kiwi Ben Te'o has become the 14th Worcester rugby player injured this season.

Leading sports doctor says "very few rugby players play injury-free''.

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Wellington's words to live by

Wellington centre Wes Goosen, right, says last week's big win over Northland counts for nothing.

Lions not resting on their laurels now playoffs have arrived.

Another gong for Garden-Bachop

First five-eighth Jackson Garden-Bachop was a deserved winner of Wellington Lions player of the year award. Photo: GETTY ...

The best in Wellington rep rugby was celebrated on Monday night.

Full strength South Canterbury for semi

Fullback Liam Edwards could prove a trump card against Wanganui.

South Canterbury's horror injury run in the Heartland Championship could be coming right at the perfect time.

Where to now?

Southland Stags coach Hoani Macdonald before the Mitre 10 Cup game against Otago in Dunedin on Saturday.

Just what changes are required for the Stags is debatable, but what we do know is the numbers are alarming.

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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.

Crusaders not hot on Fiji

Sam Whitelock led the Crusaders to their first Super Rugby title since 2008, when they beat the Lions 25-17 in Johannesburg.

Don't bank on the Crusaders playing a "home" Super Rugby game in Fiji next year. They have gone cold on that idea.

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No sabbatical for Cane video

Sam Cane has signed a new four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby, through to 2021.

All Blacks flanker re-signs until 2021 with plenty of desire to achieve more in the black jersey.

Aussie rep chooses Crusaders

Nick Frost, a year 12 student in Sydney, has dealt another blow to Australian rugby by jumping across the ditch.

Australian schoolboys lock snubs Aussie rugby to sign with the Crusaders.

Forrest called ARU's bluff

Andrew Forrest called the ARU's bluff when he offered up the money they had said it would take to save the Force, a ...

The ARU told him what it would take. He offered it but they said no.

Dixon to undergo surgery

Elliot Dixon will undergo surgery on a torn bicep and will be sidelined for three to four months.

Elliot Dixon will be sidelined for up to four months but is confident he will be ready for the start of the Super Rugby season.

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