Jones 'would have swept ABs'

England No 8 Billy Vunipola.

8:07 AM  England forward claims the Lions would have whitewashed the All Blacks with Eddie Jones at the helm.

Otago bully Auckland

Otago No 8 Mika Mafi, centre, charges through the Auckland defence at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Thursday.

Otago send an error-ridden Auckland packing with a punishing performance under the roof.

Storm call in McCaw

Melbourne Storm stalwart Cameron Smith meets All Black legend Richie McCaw.

7:34 AM  Melbourne Storm enlist former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw ahead of grand final qualifier.

New format for Super Rugby

The Crusaders will defend their title in a new-look Super Rugby competition next year.

The 2018 Super Rugby draw brings a fresh format with no easy schedule loopholes.

NZ Rugby ponders RWC vote

NZ Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has confirmed the All Blacks and Wallabies are looking to play a Bledisloe Cup game ...

South Africa, Ireland or France - NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew has much to think about for 2023.

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Recap: Otago v Auckland

Auckland star back George Moala.

Inspired performance from Otago sees them better Auckland under the roof.

Is this Stags' season their worst yet?

The Southland Stags in their match against Auckland earlier this season.

OPINION: After a dismal start to the 2017 season, the Southland Stags are facing a bleak milestone.

Stags performances 'unacceptable'

The Southland Stags mascot looks on during the Mitre 10 Cup match between Southland and North Harbour this season.

Rugby Southland officials have apologised to the Southland public for the Stags form and have outlined their challenges.

Tavuyara back for Waikato

Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara is back on Waikato's right wing.

Zac Guildford's hamstring injury sees Fijian winger earn recall for Waikato's clash with Wellington.

Taranaki schoolmates duel for halfback berth

Kate Ebrahim wants back in the White Ferns.

Dual Canterbury sporting rep Kate Ebrahim will make room for Black ferns' Kendra Cocksedge this weekend.

Taranaki look ahead as big changes made

Manasa Mataele comes on to the wing for Taranaki.

Captain's well being the first priority.

Armstrong fighting for Super Rugby deal

Fraser Armstrong has been in top form this season for the Turbos.

Manawatū prop Fraser Armstrong determined to earn Super Rugby contract.

One semi-final spot wide open

First five James Lash will play a key role is Buller are to win their first Meads Cup.

Table topping South Canterbury look set to get another shot at the elusive Meads Cup.

Black Ferns to celebrate World Cup win

The Black Ferns will appear in Auckland next week for a public celebration of their World Cup win.

World champions will hold public celebration in Manukau followed by others around NZ.

'Bound together by cancer' video

Christchurch father of two Kevin "Chalky" Carr received the news that his pancreatic cancer was back and his prognosis ...

Chalky Carr could have focused on his own cancer fight. Instead, he's raising $100,000 for a girl he'd never met.

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Canterbury's loss stings pride

Canterbury lock Dominic Bird, centre, and his dejected teammates spent plenty of time under their own posts in ...

Opinion: Humiliating loss was unacceptable for Canterbury team laden with Super Rugby players.

Reason: Ode to Wayne Smith

OPINION: Keeping it simple was a key reason why 'the professor' was so good for the All Blacks.

Defence awol in rugby comp

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'Bound together by cancer'

Chalky Carr could have focused on his own cancer fight. Instead, he's raising $100,000 for a girl he'd never met.

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Hot topics: Is rotation cool again?

Patrick Tuipulotu will make his return to test rugby after an underwhelming season for the Blues and Auckland.

OPINION: Tuipulotu gets lucky as rotation makes a return - Stuff rugby writers tackle the hot topics.

Razor to coach against ABs

​Scott Robertson became the first person to win Super Rugby titles as a player and head coach when he guided the ...

Scott Robertson will work alongside his old mentor Robbie Deans when the Barbarians play the All Blacks in November.

When to replace TKB?

All Blacks halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow is in his final year of playing in New Zealand.

OPINION: With a lack of change from the selectors, what is the All Blacks' succession plan at halfback?

Grading the 2017 All Blacks

Wing Rieko Ioane has been the find of the All Blacks' 2017 season so far, with six tries in his five tests.

OPINION: Steve Hansen gave his men a B+ for their 'home' test schedule. Here's our take.

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Boks back recalled Louw

His ability at the breakdown has earned Francois Louw a recall to the Springboks squad.

Francois Louw recalled to South Africa squad for remaining two home Rugby Championship fixtures.

France's $275m World Cup bid

France, South Africa and Ireland have submitted formal bids for the 2023 tournament.

Cashed-up France willing to sweeten World Rugby offer in order to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Springbok legend dies in NZ

Springbok great Lionel Wilson died on Sunday. He played 27 tests between 1960 and 1965.

Lionel Wilson was South Africa's answer to Don Clarke, but not even his family knew how good he was.

ARU boss grilled over Rebels

Bill Pulver, CEO of Australian Rugby Union, faced some tough questions over the Force's axing from Super Rugby at a ...

In the past three years the ARU gave the Rebels A$8.3m and the Force A$4m.

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Taranaki look ahead as big changes made

Manasa Mataele comes on to the wing for Taranaki.

Captain's well being the first priority.

Armstrong fighting for Super Rugby deal

Fraser Armstrong has been in top form this season for the Turbos.

Manawatū prop Fraser Armstrong determined to earn Super Rugby contract.

One semi-final spot wide open

First five James Lash will play a key role is Buller are to win their first Meads Cup.

Table topping South Canterbury look set to get another shot at the elusive Meads Cup.

Dixon sees red for woeful Stags

Southland's Elliot Dixon is sent off after being shown his second yellow card in the Mitre 10 Cup game against Bay of ...

Bay of Plenty score nine tries to none in a record thumping of struggling Southland.

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Baker inks NZ sevens deal

Kurt Baker will play his 20th game for Manawatū against Waikato on Saturday.

Kurt Baker commits his future to New Zealand sevens.

NZ Sevens legend retires

DJ Forbes has been a massive figure in New Zealand sevens over the past decade.

DJ Forbes played 512 World Series sevens matches in his 11-year stint with the national side.

'A festival - with 7s in the middle'

All Black Sevens players, captain Scott Curry and Tim Mikkelson, with 37 South managing director Dallas Fisher, ...

Two thirds of Hamilton Sevens tickets sold before pre-sale even starts.

Sevens pre-sales go gangbusters

Only 20,000 people attended the 2017 Wellington Sevens.

Switch from Wellington to Hamilton proves a boost as thousands of tickets already sold.

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Moody, Franks ops 'successful'

All Blacks props Joe Moody (left) and Owen Franks have played 126 tests between them. The Crusaders will look to bolster ...

Injured All Blacks props may not be seen in Super Rugby until May as they begin post-surgery rehab.

Plotting a Hurricanes dynasty

It would be a surprise if the Hurricanes were able to hang on to Brad Shields beyond 2018.

Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee says their title window is way open.

Dilemma looms for Force coach

David Wessels is going to have a big decision to make on his coaching future.

Western Force coach holding his cards as he waits on rebel rugby competition details.

Crusaders sign Ennor

Canterbury wing Braydon Ennor breaks out against the Magpies in Napier in round three of the Mitre 10 Cup.

He's only played three Mitre 10 Cup games, but Canterbury utility Braydon Ennor has secured a Super Rugby contract.

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