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Razor not over Carter joining the Blues video

Dan Carter has joined the Blues as an injury replacement for the Super Rugby Aotearoa season.

Despite a courtesy call forewarning him, Crusaders coach Scott Robertson still hasn't got to grips with Dan Carter being in the Blues.

NZ Rugby's unlikely ally in Super Rugby stoush with Rugby Australia video

Eddie Jones backs the concept of three Australian Super Rugby teams. 'As the national team coach you want your best ...

OPINION: The Aratipu review's preferred model would mean Australia drops at least one team, but that's simply an argument Eddie Jones has long made.

Coles injury sees Aumua unleashed for Hurricanes video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 20: Asafo Aumua of the Hurricanes during a Hurricanes Captains Run at Sky Stadium on June ...

All Blacks hooker out of Highlanders match, as coach tries to allay fears over calf injury.

Highlanders back Scott Gregory to bounce back against Hurricanes video

Scott Gregory played club rugby in Dunedin last weekend after his difficult evening against the Blues.

A concussion to Ngatungane Punivai has opened the door for Scott Gregory on the right wing after his tough night against the Blues.

Dan Carter's tiny club return a big lesson for NZ Rugby video

Dan Carter directs the action for Southbridge against West Melton.

OPINION: Ex-All Black Dan Carter proved a point when he played for his Southbridge club

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Players bloodied after brawl at Auckland rugby match

New Lynn's Shadbolt Park.

About 20 people - supporters and players - are believed to have been involved in a fight at match between the Suburbs and Pakuranga premier sides.

Leon MacDonald: We threw everything at the Crusaders video

Blues coach Leon MacDonald.

Blues coach Leon MacDonald far from despondent despite slipping off the Super Rugby Aotearoa pace.

Ex-AB coach Hansen urges NZ Rugby to hang tough video

Steve Hansen (left), pictured with Eddie Jones at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, believes New Zealand shouldn’t expand the ...

Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the Aussies have "gone missing'' in the past and NZ Rugby should look after No 1.

Painful memories of 2015 final spur Perenara in gripping ABs duel video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 21: TJ Perenara of the Hurricanes looks on during the round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match ...

All Blacks halfbacks the only starters returning, five years on from the Cake Tin decider.

Richie Mo'unga's magic moment hailed video

Crusaders first-five eighth Richie Mo'unga and Blues fullback Beauden Barrett after the Crusaders beat the Blues in ...

Down by six and under the pump, Crusader Richie Mo'unga didn't even tell his team what he had in store for the Blues.

Crusaders too good for Blues video

Crusaders halfback Mitchell Drummond soars across for a crucial second half try against the Blues.

Fast-finishing Crusaders finish over the top of the Blues to pull six points clear in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Tough Crusaders still a class above video

Whetukamokamo Douglas tries to force his way through the Blues defence.

OPINION: Defending champs showed they dominate the mental side of their game in victory over the Blues.

Former All Blacks stars among owners of world's first pro Pacific Island team video

Joe Rokocoko and team-mate Jerome Kaino before the Auckland v North Harbour match in 2008.

Kanaloa Hawaii set for US Major League Rugby, and has eyes on Super Rugby too.

Ref recalls Carlos Spencer's 'bird' video

Who can ever forget the length of the field try scored by Carlos Spencer when the Blues beat the Crusaders in 2004?

There was sledging, terrific tries and Carlos Spencer's blunt gesture in 2004.

Why Lachie Swinton could be Australia's wildest rugby player video

Lachie Swinton is rapidly building a big reputation.

The Waratahs loose forward has a sponsor's logo tattooed on his bum - with no regrets.

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Aaron Smith is a master of shredding defences with guile and a bullet-like pass video

Aaron Smith passes against the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

OPINION: Aaron Smith threw 54 passes against the Crusaders - 51 were perfection, writes Mark Reason.

All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea powers into Super Rugby Aotearoa Team of the Week video

OPINION: The fuss over Jordie Barrett's penalty overshadowed what was a highly encouraging performance by the Hurricanes No 8.

Will Jordan hits takeoff as clinical Crusaders confirm their class video

Twelve is the winning number when it comes to All Black rugby video

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Leon MacDonald: We threw everything at the Crusaders

Blues coach Leon MacDonald far from despondent despite slipping off the Super Rugby Aotearoa pace.

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Sanzaar boss Marinos remains confident about Rugby Championship this year video

All Black Jack Goodhue could play the Springboks later this year if the Rugby Championship is launched.

Sanzaar boss Andy Marinos is bullish about the Rugby Championship being played in 2020.

Players poll shows AB coaching concern video

The All Blacks coaching staff of John Plumtree (left), Grant Fox, head coach Ian Foster, Scott McLeod and Greg Feek are ...

Only 28 per cent of New Zealand Super Rugby players are happy with the appointment of Ian Foster and his All Black assistants.

Edwards' epic try against ABs video

Welsh rugby legend Gareth Edwards scored a famous try against the All Blacks in 1973.

Everyone - from a rural Russian mayor to modern-day All Blacks - have marvelled at Welsh legend's score in 1973.

Dan Carter's long wait for club blazer video

Dan Carter receives his blazer from father Neville Carter after becoming an honorary life member of the Southbridge ...

Seven years after being made honorary life member of his boyhood rugby club, All Blacks great Dan Carter finally collects his blazer.

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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.

Northland punch above their weight

Northland head coach Cheryl Smith before the Farah Palmer Cup Championship semifinal against Hawke's Bay last year.

Cheryl Smith has set about rebuilding rugby in Northland.

Black Fern forced to retire video

Black Ferns lock Charmaine Smith (C) has been forced to retire with a neck problem.

Symptom-free rugby star discovered serious neck problem after a routine lower back scan.

Here we go, Super Rugby Aotearoa video

Super Rugby is back, and so is Ardie Savea

After months away, it's time to get that rugby fix.

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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.

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Penney warns NZ over Aussie links video

Waratahs coach Rob Penney says New Zealand must be careful over its rugby relationship with Australia.

Kiwi in charge of NSW has some strong advice as trans-Tasman rumblings increase.

Blues back trans-Tasman rugby alliance: 'We can help Aussies' video

Blues veteran James Parsons says Beauden Barrett has sent a clear message to the squad.

Senior Super Rugby figures throw their weight behind a likely refresh of the southern franchise competition.

Ten positive tests in English rugby

A general view inside Allianz Park, home of Saracens, who have admitted one or more personnel have tested positive for ...

Clubs take precautions after players and staff revealed to have virus after first round of testing.

Aussies appalled at NZR hardball video

The Reds and Waratahs, pictured in last weekend's Suuper Rugby derby, could find themselves in an Australia-alone ...

Some Kiwi board members want just two Australian teams in a new-look Super Rugby competition.

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Whitelock's end goal remains the 2023 World Cup video

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock is contracted to NZ Rugby through 2023.

2020 was meant to be the year his 31-year-old frame got a breather from Super Rugby, then Covid-19 changed everything.

Highlanders set debut target for Nehe Milner-Skudder video

Highlanders recruit Nehe Milner-Skudder could make his debut against the Blues in Dunedin.

The 29-year-old has been taking some heavy shots at training from a 130kg-plus prop and could well be ready to play in three weeks' time.

Stubborn NZ Rugby spared Blues coach video

Leon MacDonald is watched by Crusaders team-mate Kieran Read in a Super 14 match against the Sharks in 2008.

NZ Rugby's refusal to allow Leon MacDonald to play for the Crusaders in 2004 saved him from being taunted by Carlos Spencer in Christchurch.

NZ Rugby review of Super Rugby sees eight teams as 'optimal' video

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson has blasted Australian reports of 'division' on the board.

NZ Rugby board will get a report that prefers two fewer teams than the 10-team model sought by the Aussies.

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Posthumous rugby life membership

Former TRFU secretary Sue Mitchell was awarded a posthumous life membership for her contribution to Taranaki rugby.

Former TRFU secretary Sue Mitchell was the "glue" that kept everyone together.

Kiwi rugby pro to continue at 42 video

Mark Bright (L) of London Scottish looks on prior to a January 2020 game against the Bedford Blues. The New Zealander ...

By the time Nelson rugby export Mark Bright hangs up his boots, he'll have played first-class rugby for 20 years.

Rugby boss disappointed but not bitter

A $50m rebuild of two earthquake risk stands at Yarrow Stadium has put the Taranaki Rugby Union into survival mode.

Departing Taranaki Rugby Union chairman Lindsay Thomson​ does not believe the issues around the $50m rebuild of Yarrow Stadium would define his time as chairman.

Halfback pushes case at Woodlands video

Halfback Liam Howley in action for the Southland Stags in 2017.

"I made it pretty open to the Stags coaches that I'd love to be back in a Stags jersey. I know I've got to earn the right to get back there.''

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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.

You can leave your shirt on: Tongan in Olympic vid video

Peta Taufatofua carries a flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Black Ferns Sevens star Tyla Nathan-Wong part of OLympic Games promotional video.

Tietjens steps down from Samoa video

Sir Gordon Tietjens will step down from coaching the Samoa Sevens team in August.

Legendary coach has almost certainly had his last game in charge of Samoa.

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