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Ma'a Nonu's back: All Blacks legend to make comeback for East Coast in Ruatoria video

Ma'a Nonu during his farewell Super Rugby season with the Blues in 2019.

'It's going to be huge': coach Hosea Gear convinces his old mate to join them as they try to end a 54-match Heartland Championship losing streak.

'The boys made a statement – now we carry that on' – Dane Coles on All Blacks return video

Dane Coles rejoins the All Blacks for the tour north keen to play his part in an improving squad.

Experienced hooker rejoins Ian Foster's touring squad with a spring in his step after another tough calf rehab.

An underdone Black Ferns team heads to Europe with high hopes video

The Black Ferns played against a New Zealand Barbarians team last year because of border restrictions.

Glenn Moore says the game has evolved in the two years since the Black Ferns last played a test, but he's confident they can catch up.

New Zealand's sports stars push for people to get vaccinated video

Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate and the Black Ferns are promoting Super Saturday as part of the push to get people vaccinated.

Plenty of motivation for sporting stars to get the jab against that 'slippery little critter'', Covid-19.

Dialled-in All Blacks anticipate tough northern challenge looming video

Brodie Retallick and the All Blacks know what it will take to secure victory in their 100th clash against the Boks.

Boks lessons being absorbed as Ian Foster's men prepare for a similar challenge in the UK and Europe.

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Wellington jump into second on Premiership ladder with win over Manawatū video

Pepesana Patafilo looks to offload during Wellington’s win over Manawatū in Palmerston North on Saturday night.

Lions end Turbos' winning run with bonus-point victory, but it was a game which was hardly a great advert for rugby.

Wayne Barnes to referee All Blacks versus France video

Wayne Barnes was in charge of the controversial 2007 RWC quarterfinal between the All Blacks and France in Cardiff.

The English official, forever linked to NZ's 2007 World Cup quarterfinal exit, will be in charge in Paris in November.

Hawke's Bay bury Christchurch hoodoo with big win over Canterbury video

Hawke’s Bay flanker Josh Kaifa (2nd L) celebrates a try on the stroke of halftime.

It doesn't matter where they play, there's just no stopping the high-flying Magpies in the NPC Premiership.

Live NPC: Manawatū v Wellington

Manawatū are riding a three-game winning streak and will fancy their chances against Wellington in Palmerston North.

There's plenty at stake for both teams as the in-form Turbos welcome the Lions to Palmerston North.

'It does make a bit of a mockery': Taranaki make NPC history after beating Waikato video

Taranaki coach Neil Barnes noted his side’s history-making win made “a bit of a mockery” of the NPC format.

Just four days after Neil Barnes lambasted the competition's format, the Bulls have become the first Championship side to win all four crossover games in a season.

Nonu-inspired East Coast finally break the drought video

RUATORIA, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 16: Hosea Gear nad Ma'a Nonu before the round five Heartland Championship match between ...

Ngāti Porou East Coast's big move paid off but it was the local heroes who got the job done.

Live NPC: Canterbury v Hawke's Bay

Henry Stowers of Canterbury charges forward during the round seven Bunnings NPC match against Hawke's Bay at ...

The Premiership-leading Magpies continue to look the goods in a rampaging first half in Christchurch.

Taranaki make it six from six with victory over Waikato in Tauranga video

Kini Naholo was in impresisve touch in Taranaki’s NPC win over Waikato in Tauranga.

Kini Naholo and Stephen Perofeta to the fore as patched-up Championship leaders, outscored in the tries stakes, come up trumps against Premiership rivals.

Recap NPC: Waikato v Taranaki

Liam Messam digests Waikato’s shock 38-28 defeat to Championship strugglers Northland in Whangarei last weekend.

The Mooloos couldn't overcome the Championship-leading Bulls in Tauranga.

Olympic champion men's rugby sevens coach Gareth Baber to leave Fiji video

Gareth Baber led Fiji to the World Sevens Series title in 2019 before guiding the defence of their Olympic title in ...

Olympic gold medal-winning sevens rugby coach Gareth Baber will not renew his contract with the Fiji Rugby Union when it expires in November.

opinion

Why Wales' date with the All Blacks is a stupid, cynical, money-making ploy

Wales will have to take on the All Blacks without a host of star players as they chase a first test win since December 1953.

OPINION: Playing the world’s best team while most of your best players are unavailable and charging fans up to $186 for the privilege is a scandal.

Reality bites for All Blacks as Springboks serve up lessons in muscle and hustle video

Turns out Ian Foster's side is still a work in progress, but that's all right, writes Marc Hinton.

The All Blacks have plenty to ponder after losing to South Africa stuff nation

All Blacks player ratings: Savea, Jordie Barrett stand up in Boks loss video

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Wellington jump into second on Premiership ladder with win over Manawatū

Lions end Turbos' winning run with bonus-point victory, but it was a game which was hardly a great advert for rugby.

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'The perfect performance': All Blacks' 2011 World Cup semifinal, a decade on video

Wallabies first five-eighth Quade Cooper set the tone for the 2011 semifinal against the All Blacks with his horrible ...

In a tale of two right feet, Richie McCaw's broken one trumped that of Public Enemy No 1 Quade Cooper whose early blunder set the tone.

'Bit of the unknown for many' as All Blacks depart on northern tour video

George Bridge shares a moment with team-mates Richie Mo'unga and Sevu Reece at a photo session on the Sunshine Coast ...

Coach Ian Foster says after three years without a trip to the big stadiums of Europe many of his players are in for something new.

Ireland's Kiwi halfback sets his sights on All Blacks test in Dublin video

Jamison Gibson-Park is tackled by Hamish Watson and Finn Russell of Scotland during a Six Nations match in March.

Jamison Gibson-Park has won 10 caps for Ireland after joining Leinster in 2016, but he is yet to face the country where he was born and raised.

'Two or three' Wales players still not fully vaxxed as ABs test nears video

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac is preparing to face the All Blacks for the first time.

Kiwi coach Wayne Pivac says whole squad isn't yet double-jabbed as rugby bosses prepare to bar fans who aren't vaxxed or can't show negative test.

black ferns

From 'unwomanly' to the top of the rugby world video

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 14: Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox of Canterbury charges forward during the round five Farah ...

The sport in New Zealand has come a long way but it took almost a century to get where it is.

Kendra Cocksedge returns serve to All Black Aaron Smith's trick shot challenge video

Kendra Cocksedge has responded to Aaron Smith’s trick shot challenge.

Kendra Cocksedge has a message for All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith: anything boys can do girls can do better.

Blacks Ferns set for Pacific Series after absence of tests video

The Black Ferns haven't played a test match since August 2019.

The world champions haven't played a test since August 2019 but should have a busier schedule ahead of their Rugby World Cup defence at home next year.

Waikato lose nine Black Ferns for Farah Palmer Cup finals video

Waikato won’t have Black Ferns midfielder Chelsea Alley available this weekend.

Waikato coach is content despite losing most of his best players to the Black Ferns' pre-tour camp, as Covid-19 continues to cause more schedule headaches.

rugby world cup

Brave Blossoms' Brighton Miracle butchered by Tem-pestuous docu-drama video

Temuera Morrison plays Eddie Jones in The Brighton Miracle.

REVIEW: Japan’s incredible, inspiring 2015 victory has all the makings of a terrific documentary or Invictus-style drama, this is neither of those.

All Blacks to face France in 2023 Rugby World Cup opener video

The All Blacks will open the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The All Blacks' record of having never lost a pool match in Rugby World Cup history will be tested against the hosts in Paris.

Rugby Australia have a new leader, as Sanzaar boss Andy Marinos makes his move video

Andy Marinos has the top job in Australian rugby.

He headed Sanzaar, now Andy Marinos is to run rugby in Australia.

Rugby World Cup: How the draw for the 2023 tournament works video

The three-time world champion All Blacks will know who they've been pooled with for the 2023 tournament in France on Tuesday.

All Blacks fans will find out who their team has been pooled with in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

international

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu says family recovering well from attack

Toutai Kefu wipes away tears outside his Coorparoo home in Brisbane, following his return home from hospital where he ...

Tonga rugby coach Toutai Kefu says his family is making good progress in their recovery from a home invasion attack two months ago.

Wazza and Aussie Dave: Inside the Wallabies rebuild video

Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has settled quickly in Australia.

Dave Rennie has made big strides with the Australian side and is already thinking about a World Cup campaign.

Amos skips ABs test as he swaps rugby for medicine video

Hallam Amos of Wales (L) breaks away from Richie Mo'unga during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Amos is retiring at 27 to ...

He scored against the All Blacks at the World Cup, but Hallam Amos says it's time to swap his red jersey for a doctor's white coat.

Gareth Anscombe earns Wales recall, set to face All Blacks video

Gareth Anscombe, pictured in a 2018 test for Wales, is set to return to rugby after two years out with a knee injury.

Kiwi No 10 back in red after two years of injury nightmare, and there's a fairy tale selection for a teenager rookie from the Congo.

super rugby

New head coaching role helps develop long-time Crusaders assistant Jason Ryan video

Junior Crusaders head coach Jason Ryan.

Jason Ryan had to think twice a couple of times the past week in his new role as Crusaders Junior XV head coach.

Leali'ifano reveals why he chose Moana Pasifika over Brumbies video

Christian Leali’ifano during a Brumbies training session in Canberra in January last year.

Playmaker says his late father 'is with him every day' and would be proud of his decision - and the door isn't closed on a possible Wallabies recall.

Les Elder honoured to be forming a new Chiefs legacy video

Les Elder wants Super Rugby Aupiki to be a competition that young female players dream to play in.

Black Ferns captain grew up supporting the Chiefs pulling on the jersey wasn't an option, until now.

'Didn't think I'd see the day': Kendra Cocksedge on Matatū Super Rugby team video

(From left) Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox, Te Rauoriwa Gapper, head coach Blair Baxter, Phillipa Love, Kendra Cocksedge and ...

Kendra Cocksedge couldn’t wipe the smile from her dial when she was unveiled as a Matatū foundation player.

provincial

Pivot Josh Ioane sparks Otago to win over Northland in Rotorua video

Otago's Dylan Nel is tackled during Friday night’s match against Northland in Rotorua.

Promotion to the premiership is out of the question, but Otago's three-match losing streak is over.

Live NPC: Northland v Otago

WHANGAREI, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 01: Blake Hohaia  of Northland scores a try during the round five Bunnings NPC match ...

The Taniwha aim to back up last week's shock win over Waikato against a struggling Otago outfit in Whangārei.

Henry rewarded at Manawatū

New halfback Logan Henry has been a great pick up for the Manawatū Turbos this season.

Years of hard work has finally paid off for impressive new Manawatū Turbos halfback Logan Henry.

Manasa Mataele to return to Canterbury after Super Rugby Pacific video

Canterbury wing Manasa Mataele scores one of his two tries against Wellington in the capital last week.

Manasa Mataele is no longer a Crusader, but he isn’t entirely lost to rugby in New Zealand.

sevens

Sevens or XVs? No decisions yet for dual-code Black Ferns video

Black Fern Stacey Fluhler smiles after scoring during the women’s sevens gold medal match at the Tokyo Olympics.

Sevens gold medallist Stacey Fluhler is looking forward to getting back into international XVs, but knows big calls might not be too far away.

Hamilton Sevens canned for 2022 as World Rugby makes Covid adjustments

The Black Ferns Sevens won’t get a home leg of the World Sevens Series early next year.

No tournaments in New Zealand or Australia early next year, governing body says, as NZ men's and women's sides stay home for now.

Black Ferns sevens confirm coach after golden Olympic win video

Cory Sweeney will become the Black Ferns sevens head coach after Allan Bunting’s departure.

With Allan Bunting's departure after their Tokyo glory, Cory Sweeney has been tasked with maintaining their global dominance.

Lockdown catches Olympic gold medal couple by surprise video

Taranaki Black Fern sevens player Michaela Blyde is unsure when she’ll be able to see her family after the rise Covid-19 ...

Michaela Blyde's quick trip to see boyfriend Michael Brake has been extended thanks to lockdown.

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