Marshall: Gatland can coach ABs

Warren Gatland overseeing Wales' Rugby World Cup build-up.

8:08 AM  "He's too successful and too well respected for us to say never," former star says of Kiwi returning from Wales.

ABs have lost invincible aura

Reece Hodge and Samu Kerevi of the Wallabies look dejected after losing The Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup test ...

OPINION: With that Wallaby win in Perth, all other teams now know the All Blacks are beatable.

Haskell signs as MMA fighter

James Haskell has signed for Bellator after retiring from rugby earlier this year.

Former England rugby international James Haskell embarks on a new career in mixed martial arts.

Rieko Ioane named in 11 jersey

Rieko Ioane was dropped for the All Blacks second Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies.

Forced to sit in the stands last week, dropped All Black staying quiet on Hansen's message.

Hemopo craving action

Jackson Hemopo is looking for precious minutes on the park for the Turbos against Tasman this weekend.

Rugby World Cup hopefuls Jackson Hemopo and Liam Squire have intriguing clash.

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Taking care of visiting rugby teams

Taranaki Rugby Football Union visiting team liaison officer John Davidson has been looking after visiting rugby sides ...

John Davidson even carries spare mouthguards. "You wouldn't believe the number of players who forget," he says.

Brad Weber shines in win video

Ash Dixon celebrates with Brad Weber after scoring Hawke's Bay's opening try.

Three third-string All Blacks returned to the NPC, but Hawke's Bay's halfback was the only one celebrating.

Can Dan Carter keep anything private? video

"We love rugby so much in New Zealand and you start to become public property. A lot of fans knew more about my career ...

"It was something I wanted to show, that it wasn't all easy," says rugby hero.

SBW makes NRL all-stars video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was impressed by Sonny Bill Williams' test match against Australia last Saturday.

Just two NRL seasons was enough for SBW to make the dream 17 from the last 10 years.

Recap: Hawke’s Bay v Otago

Hawke's Bay's Danny Toala makes a break during last week's 27-all draw with Wellington in Napier.

The unbeaten Magpies take on Otago in a Mitre 10 Cup clash at Napier's McLean Park.

Is big Karl the big loser?

Owen Franks, left and Dane Coles at All Blacks training in Auckland last week.

OPINION: Stuff's rugby writers predict who will make the All Blacks front row for the World Cup in Japan.

RWC: Who's hot, who's not video

There's some worried brows on All Blacks fans after Wales successfully chased them down to claim the No 1 ranking on the ...

OPINION: Fluctuating form, key injuries and surprise omissions make this tournament the most unpredictable of all.

Wales try leads to law change

George North scores Wales' first try against England, which World Rugby has ruled shouldn't have counted.

A match will not be able to restart until a player leaving the field for a blood injury or a HIA has been replaced, World Rugby rules.

What Crusaders thought of their name

Despite winning this year's Super rugby title, a cloud hangs over the Crusaders regarding their team name.

Concerns about the rugby team’s name emerged when it was conceived, the club's management tells sponsors.

Te'o signs with Toulon

Ben Te'o will look to revive his career at Toulon after being left out of England's Rugby World Cup squad.

England reject has signed a short-term deal through to the end of the Rugby World Cup.

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RWC nerves wasted right now

The current inconsistent form of the All Blacks has captain Kieran Read and coach Steve Hansen focusing even harder on ...

OPINION: ABs have timed their form to a fine art and others are following, making current phony war a waste of analysis.

Hansen has the last word

OPINION: In what may well be his last trans-Tasman encounter, Steve Hansen's true qualities as a coach stood out.

Set Bender free for Otago

Wallabies far bigger than Izzy

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Marshall: Gatland can coach ABs

"He's too successful and too well respected for us to say never," former star says of Kiwi returning from Wales.

all blacks

Is big Karl the big loser?

Owen Franks, left and Dane Coles at All Blacks training in Auckland last week.

OPINION: Stuff's rugby writers predict who will make the All Blacks front row for the World Cup in Japan.

Can Rieko shine for Auckland?

Rieko Ioane has since been dropped by the All Blacks after this try against the Wallabies in Perth.

Dumped All Blacks winger's form among Mitre 10 Cup talking points, as well as the battle for World Cup spots.

Josh Ioane's 'hard pill to swallow'

Josh Ioane runs through drills during the All Blacks captain's run at Eden Park last week.

He sat on the bench for 80 minutes against Argentina, but understands Steve Hansen's decision.

Squire's ABs exile over?

Liam Squire hasn't added to his 23 tests in 2019 because had told All Blacks coach Steve Hansen he wanted to take a ...

OPINION: Big back-rower could complete a remarkable comeback in time for RWC if he shines for Tasman this weekend.

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Ferns star: We're building nicely

Black Ferns halfback Kendra Cocksedge receives her 50th cap from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Eden Park.

New Zealand rugby's player of the year says the national women's side is on target for their next global ambition.

Ferns look beyond Australia video

The Black Ferns remain the No 1 team in the world in women's rugby.

Black Ferns coach Glenn Moore says other opportunities for tests in NZ are opening up.

Black Ferns thump Wallaroos, again video

Charmaine McMenamin finds her way through the Australian defence at Eden Park.

Australia were no match for the Black Ferns on Saturday, losing their 19th straight test against them.

Recap: Black Ferns v Wallaroos

Black Ferns captain Les Elder charges to the tryline during last weekend's win over the Wallaroos in Perth.

Black Ferns thump the Aussies at Eden Park, extending their winning streak to 19.

rugby world cup

Is big Karl the big loser?

Owen Franks, left and Dane Coles at All Blacks training in Auckland last week.

OPINION: Stuff's rugby writers predict who will make the All Blacks front row for the World Cup in Japan.

Wales try leads to law change

George North scores Wales' first try against England, which World Rugby has ruled shouldn't have counted.

A match will not be able to restart until a player leaving the field for a blood injury or a HIA has been replaced, World Rugby rules.

Rugby rebrands World Cups video

The Black Ferns celebrate their success at the last World Cup in Ireland in 2017.

World Rugby removes gender from titles "to elevate profile of women's game and eliminate any perceived bias".

Can Rieko shine for Auckland?

Rieko Ioane has since been dropped by the All Blacks after this try against the Wallabies in Perth.

Dumped All Blacks winger's form among Mitre 10 Cup talking points, as well as the battle for World Cup spots.

international

Wales try leads to law change

George North scores Wales' first try against England, which World Rugby has ruled shouldn't have counted.

A match will not be able to restart until a player leaving the field for a blood injury or a HIA has been replaced, World Rugby rules.

Te'o signs with Toulon

Ben Te'o will look to revive his career at Toulon after being left out of England's Rugby World Cup squad.

England reject has signed a short-term deal through to the end of the Rugby World Cup.

Ex-AB extends England stay

Former All Blacks prop John Afoa - pictured with Harlequins rival Joe Marler - has signed on for a third season with the ...

Bristol coach claims his Kiwi tighthead remains "genuinely world class'' in his mid-30s.

Vunipola declared fit for RWC

England prop Mako Vunipola's return from three months on the sidelines is a timely boost for Eddie Jones.

Highly-regarded prop ready for Ireland test at Twickenham in timely boost for Eddie Jones's men.

super rugby

What Crusaders thought of their name

Despite winning this year's Super rugby title, a cloud hangs over the Crusaders regarding their team name.

Concerns about the rugby team’s name emerged when it was conceived, the club's management tells sponsors.

Gregory signs for Highlanders

Northland back Scott Gregory takes on the Auckland defence on Thursday night.

New Zealand under-20 player joins the southern team for next two seasons.

Penney tipped for Waratahs job

Rob Penney is in line to be the new Waratahs coach.

Ex-Canterbury coach lined up to replace Daryl Gibson.

Campese overlooked for Waratahs job

Former Wallaby David Campese unsuccessfully applied to be the new coach of the Waratahs.

The Australian rugby legend was told he did not have enough experience as a head coach.

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Can Rieko shine for Auckland?

Rieko Ioane has since been dropped by the All Blacks after this try against the Wallabies in Perth.

Dumped All Blacks winger's form among Mitre 10 Cup talking points, as well as the battle for World Cup spots.

Fifita, Aumua playing for RWC spot

Asafo Aumua, left, talks with All Blacks coach Steve Hansen during his time in the squad during the Rugby Championship.

Sent off to play provincial rugby, two All Blacks squad members remain as hungry as ever.

Rugby tickets cheaper than ever

General admission tickets to Taranaki Bulls games will only be $10.50 this year, down from $22.

General admission tickets to Taranaki Bulls homes games have been slashed by half and now only cost $10.50.

South Cantabs in Heartland XV

Willie Wright (left) and Kalavini Leatigaga are the two South Canterbury players in the New Zealand Heartland XV to play ...

​South Canterbury halfback Willie Wright is looking forward to facing his second international rugby side.

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Sevens hotbed impresses Forbes

Former New Zealand sevens captain DJ Forbes at Matauri Bay School rugby training this week.

Former New Zealand sevens captain DJ Forbes could sense the rugby provenance as soon as he stepped onto Matauri Bay School's playing field this week.

Black Ferns win title despite USA loss

Ruby Tui scored a try but it wasn't enough for the New Zealand team in the final of the Biarritz Sevens.

Sarah Hirini and her team claimed another world series but couldn't quite finish their season in style in France.

NZ romp into quarterfinals

New Zealand skipper Sarah Hirini said her side still had a few things to work on. (FILE PHOTO)

The world series leaders were untroubled in making the last eight.

Fiji champions, Kiwis runnerup

Jerry Tuwai and the Fiji sevens side notched the Paris Sevens title to clinch a fourth world series crown.

Fourth championship world sevens series title to Fijians as they cruise past New Zealand in French final.

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