Mo'unga deal guarantees dynasty video

Richie Mo'unga celebrates with the Super Rugby trophy after guiding the Crusaders to the title against the Lions last year.

OPINION: Richie Mo'unga's decision to commit to the Crusaders should send shivers down the spines of rival franchises.

Itunu to lead Baabaas women

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 16:  Linda Itunu of the Black Ferns  poses for a portrait during the Maori All Blacks ...

3:59 PM  Four New Zealand internationals included in first international appearance for famous invitation side.

Canes seek perfection video

Hurricanes captain TJ Perenara says his side needs to eliminate their errors.

3:58 PM  Despite having the second-most point in Super Rugby, TJ Perenara and his team-mates are far from satisfied.

Should the ABs take the 10 risk?

Crusaders fullback David Havili could be a potential No 10 backup come the World Cup this year.

Stuff's oval ball scribes address the hot topics of the week including the thorny first five-eighths crisis.

Beale concerned about Folau video

Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau, pictured celebrating a Waratahs try earlier this season, have long been team-mates.

Familiar with an employment battle with Rugby Australia, Kurtley Beale is worried for Israel Folau's mental state.

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Super Rugby team of the week video

The Highlanders front row of Tyrel Lomax, Liam Coltman and Daniel Lienert-Brown prepares to go to work against the Blues.

OPINION: Tyrel Lomax and Daniel Lienert-Brown beat the Blues' All Blacks props when it counted.

The ABs' surprise No 10 fallback

OPINION: If No 10s are in short supply for the All Blacks during the World Cup, TJ Perenara could again be asked to answer an SOS call.

Why ABs shouldn't pick Carter video

Folau 'can't win religious freedom case'

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'Two of three' impress Hansen

All Blacks coach admits some bolters are in the picture for surprise inclusions ahead of the World Cup.

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How D-Mac injury rocks ABs

The All Blacks' ability to play a wide game in Japan could be compromised by Damian McKenzie's injury.

OPINION: Crocked fullback's absence throws a spanner in the works for Steve Hansen, writes Brendan Venter.

All Black's loosehead battle video

Chiefs prop Angus Ta'avao has found the switch from tighthead to loosehead tough in the last two rounds of Super Rugby.

Chiefs prop simplifies struggle of positional switch akin to learning to go to the toilet with your wrong hand.

Day that changed McCaw's life

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has taken his lesson from rugby into everyday life.

Once, he would have said it was the worst day of his life. Now, he says it was one of the best.

McCaw: We would've lost the haka video

Richie McCaw during an All Blacks' haka before the 2015 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against France.

Schoolboy semifinal proved pivotal moment in All Blacks' great's career – and a cultural experience too.

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Brazier wants Ferns 7s first

Kelly Brazier scores the winning try in the Gold Medal match between New Zealand and Australia at the Gold Coast ...

Kelly Brazier wants to keep making coaching history once she finishes a stellar playing career.

Another gong for Selica Winiata

Selica Winiata in action for Manawatū, who she first played for in 2001.

Diminutive sports star continues receives more recognition for her sporting prowess and police work.

Black Ferns jerseys for sale - finally

Following fans' outrage after news they can't get their hands on a supporter's jersey for New Zealand's female rugby ...

Black Ferns fans, get excited. You can now purchase a supporter's jersey, but you'll need to be quick.

Moors the merrier for Black Ferns video

Natahlia Moors, centre, is close to tears ahead of her Black Ferns debut against France in November.

Here’s the thing about the latest New Zealand women's rugby prospect – she’s kind of... Australian.

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How D-Mac injury rocks ABs

The All Blacks' ability to play a wide game in Japan could be compromised by Damian McKenzie's injury.

OPINION: Crocked fullback's absence throws a spanner in the works for Steve Hansen, writes Brendan Venter.

The ABs' surprise No 10 fallback

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara, pictured in action against England last year, played at first five-eighth at secondary ...

OPINION: If No 10s are in short supply for the All Blacks during the World Cup, TJ Perenara could again be asked to answer an SOS call.

The big call ABs could make at 10

All Blacks first-five Damian McKenzie has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup.

Selector Grant Fox hints that Damian McKenzie's World Cup replacement might not be a specialist 10.

Why ABs shouldn't pick Carter video

Dan Carter has been part of two All Blacks World Cup winning campaigns. Should he get a shot at a third?

OPINION: The All Blacks risk undermining their own policy if they start selecting players on expedient, short-term contracts.

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Aki distances himself from Folau video

Ireland's Kiwi star Bundee Aki has vowed to be more careful with his use of social media.

"I have nothing but love and respect for gay people," Ireland's Kiwi star says after his own social media botch-up.

Jones blasts Sunwolves exit

Eddie Jones says Japanese rugby will suffer when the Sunwolves are dumped from Super Rugby (File Photo).

Brave Blossoms need a higher level of domestic rugby to be a top 10 force, claims ex-Japan coach.

Heem's English career over after ban

Bryce Heem, pictured playing for Auckland in 2015, has had a four-week ban for a tip tackle upheld.

Worcester Warriors favourite told 'foul play' warranted a red card.

Folau's message not what rugby stands for

"I want to make it really clear I am very supportive of where Rugby Australia is in this stance," Scott Johnson said.

Australia's director of rugby says he's all for including all types.

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Highlanders versus Highlander video

Sunwolves coach Tony Brown has made the franchise competitive despite a challenging environment in Jaoan.

Highlanders must be ready for Tony Brown, the coach who knows them better than anyone.

Super Rugby round 11 wishlist

The Chiefs and Hurricanes will clash for the second time this season on Saturday night.

Each Friday, Stuff's rugby writers share what they hope to see from the upcoming round's action.

Still no Retallick for Chiefs

Brodie Retallick.
Chiefs v Blues, Super Rugby. FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand. Saturday 13 April 2019 ? Copyright ...

Good and bad news for Chiefs as they prepare to play the Hurricanes without Brodie Retallick.

Crusaders address slow starts video

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson and assistant Jason Ryan at the team's training session on Wednesday.

Defending Super Rugby champs vow to "start with a roar and finish with one, too" ahead of Lions clash.

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$500k for rugby's $7.5m upgrade

An artist's impression of the revamped Alpine Energy Stadium in Timaru.

The South Canterbury Rugby Union's proposed $7.5m redevelopment of Alpine Energy Stadium has scored a $500,000 kickstart.

French great joins Thames Valley

Raphael Ibanez wants to learn a lot during his time with the Swamp Foxes.

The hooker who twice helped knock the ABs out of the World Cup will coach in the Heartland Championship.

Taleni Seu signs for Mooloos

Chiefs forward Taleni Seu will join Waikato for 2019.

Versatile Chiefs forward opts to switch provincial allegiances by joining Waikato from Auckland.

Tasman Rugby launches first women's elite programme

The first intake of Tasman Rugby Union's womens high-performance development programme.

Mako today, Black Ferns tomorrow - the quest to make Tasman womens rugby a national powerhouse has been launched.

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NZ suffer shock quarterfinal loss video

Niall Williams sits dejected after New Zealand lost to the United States on Sunday in  Kitakyushu, Japan.

Kiwi women fail to reach an international women's sevens final for the first time since December 2017.

NZ stunned by France

New Zealand's Chey Robins-Reti takes on a Japanese tackler on day one of the Women's Rugby Sevens Kitakyushu.

Black Ferns suffered a surprise loss to France after only managing a draw against Russia.

NZ bundled out by Fiji

Akuila Rokolisoa and New Zealand found Fiji too tough on day two in Singapore.

Hong Kong champions too good for New Zealand in Singapore quarters.

NZ Sevens hit top form

New Zealand's Kurt Baker puts the fend on against Japan at the Singapore Sevens.

The Kiwis made it three from three on day one at the latest stop on the world series sevens circuit.

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