Beaumont backs Aussies

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont says Australian rugby has plenty of challenges on its plate.

Challenging time for the Aussies, but they will bounce back, says World Rugby chairman.

Operation stop SBW video

The Lions have set their stall on stopping Sonny Bill Williams, at Westpac Stadium.

All Blacks and Lions try to descend deep into the other's mind.

'Rugby's a big boy's game'

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen talked a lot of sense on Thursday.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen tells us all to let our suspicions of foul play go.

Gatland's 'radical' gamble

Owen Farrell will start at second five-eighth  against the All Blacks in Wellington.

UK media is surprised at selection of Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton to meet the All Blacks.

'You've only got one brain' video

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Israel Dagg says Ben Smith has made the right decision, as "it's only rugby''.

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Right teams, wrong game

The group pose for a selfie with All Black Sam Whitelock after the game.

Wellington fans turn up at Eden Park with tickets to the wrong test match.

Gatland's 'radical' gamble

Owen Farrell will start at second five-eighth  against the All Blacks in Wellington.

UK media is surprised at selection of Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton to meet the All Blacks.

Hansen, Gatland vow peace pint

Steve Hansen insists he has nothing against his coaching opposite Warren Gatland and they will share a drink at series end.

We do like each other, honest, say rival coaches Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland ahead of post-match drink.

Here come the Lions, and Ngani Laumape

Hurricane Ngani Laumape could make his test debut on Saturday.

Two days out, Steve Hansen is expected rain and a fired up Lions.

Airbnb scam leaves fans cold

Murray said it was his first time using the Airbnb app.

Lions fans arrive in Wellington to find their Airbnb is actually the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Lions fans' 600km commute

The fans say they'll still have time for "a couple of beers" before Saturday's test match.

Accommodation shortages in the capital forcing 400 Lions fans to fly return to Christchurch after Saturday's test.

'You've only got one brain' video

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Israel Dagg says Ben Smith has made the right decision, as "it's only rugby''.

North Canterbury beaten by Queensland Country

The North Canterbury Representative side after their loss to Queensland Country at Ballymore.

North Canterbury lost their annual match with Queensland Country 18-22 at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.

Hope and Glory for the Lions

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal.

The NZSO have got something rousing and traditional in store for a one-off rugby inspire show. Check out the video.

Eden Park music upsets Lions

It is unclear if Lions coach Warren Gatland was not happy with the music played at Eden Park.

Tourists have reportedly complained to New Zealand Rugby about repeated playing of Tutira Mai during first test.

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opinion

Lions, from big top to circus

Lions coach Warren Gatland is taking the biggest gamble of his coaching career.

OPINION: Bizarre selections for second test contradict coach's entire career, writes Mark Reason.

Reason: Gatland shows strength video

OPINION: It takes a big man to admit his mistake as the Lions coach has done over the 'Geography Six'.

Exhausted Lions stand tall

Key moments: Canes v Lions

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Operation stop SBW

All Blacks and Lions try to descend deep into the other's mind.

all blacks

Hansen, Gatland vow peace pint

Steve Hansen insists he has nothing against his coaching opposite Warren Gatland and they will share a drink at series end.

We do like each other, honest, say rival coaches Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland ahead of post-match drink.

Here come the Lions, and Ngani Laumape

Hurricane Ngani Laumape could make his test debut on Saturday.

Two days out, Steve Hansen is expected rain and a fired up Lions.

'You've only got one brain' video

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Israel Dagg says Ben Smith has made the right decision, as "it's only rugby''.

Eden Park music upsets Lions

It is unclear if Lions coach Warren Gatland was not happy with the music played at Eden Park.

Tourists have reportedly complained to New Zealand Rugby about repeated playing of Tutira Mai during first test.

international

Gatland's 'radical' gamble

Owen Farrell will start at second five-eighth  against the All Blacks in Wellington.

UK media is surprised at selection of Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton to meet the All Blacks.

'You've only got one brain' video

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Israel Dagg says Ben Smith has made the right decision, as "it's only rugby''.

Sexton, Farrell both to start video

Johnny Sexton will start the second test at No 10 for the Lions.

Star midfielder Ben Te'o moves to the bench as the Lions pick two playmakers to start second test.

North, Henshaw heading home

George North is returning home from the Lions tour injured.

Injured Lions players ruled out of the rest of the tour after suffering injuries in the Hurricanes match.

provincial

North Canterbury beaten by Queensland Country

The North Canterbury Representative side after their loss to Queensland Country at Ballymore.

North Canterbury lost their annual match with Queensland Country 18-22 at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.

Harford heriocs kick CBHS past Nelson

Nelson College's Josh McIntyre looks to offload in the tackle against Shirley Boys'

Christchurch Boys' High School needed last minute heroics the second week in a row in the UC Championship

Weepu set to go Bush

Former All Black Piri Weepu could be another coup for Wairarapa Bush.

After a successful experiment signing Zac Guildford, Wairarapa Bush have their eye on Piri Weepu.

Oxford and Ohoka scrape home

Oxford's Sean Thompson line sup a shot at goal against Darfield in the Combined Country Cup quarter-final at Darfield.

 Three-point thrillers in North Canterbury senior rugby.

sevens

Sevens win motivates Goss

Sarah Goss is New Zealand's most capped women's sevens player with 30 tournaments.

With her team winning the sevens world series on the other side of the world, captain Sarah Goss celebrates with an early morning run.

NZ women win world sevens series

The New Zealand women's sevens team celebrate winning the HSBC World Sevens Women's Series title on Monday.

New Zealand won the final tournament in Clermont-Ferrand to claim their fourth world series title.

NZ women's sevens into quarters

KITAKYUSHU, JAPAN - APRIL 23:  Niall Williams of New Zealand makes a break to score a try during the HSBC World Rugby ...

Three comfortable pool wins sets up a date with Fiji in the quarterfinals in Clermont-Ferrand.

Sevens rookie eyes Makos contract

New Zealand sevens representative Andrew Knewstubb has been included in the 33-strong Tasman high performance squad.

New Zealand sevens player Andrew Knewstubb pushes for Tasman Makos contract.

super rugby

Philpott keen to coach Highlanders

Hawke's Bay coach Craig Philpott is keen to coach the Highlanders next year.

 He's just won a World Cup with the New Zealand under-20s, now Craig Philpott is eyeing up the Highlanders.

Fekitoa as you've never seen him video

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Unwanted All Black notches a New Zealand first as he strips down for ESPN's Body Issue.

Fans double-booked at stadium

Several fans caught up in a ticket gaffe missed seeing Rory Best lead the British and Irish Lions out at Westpac Stadium ...

Ticketek apologises, and insists there won't be a hitch for All Blacks game.

Rebels deserting sinking ship

Rebels Five-eighth Jack Debreczeni has signed with Japan's second tier team Honda Heat.

Things aren't looking good for the under-threat Super Rugby side.

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