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Why Crusaders coach Scott Robertson didn't celebrate with breakdance video

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 09: Head coach Scott Robertson and Richie Mo'unga of the Crusaders hold the Super ...

He's breakdanced the past three years after winning titles, so why not on Sunday?

Hurricanes wing Kobus van Wyk cited for 'red card offence' throw on Brad Weber video

Kobus van Wyk is bound for English club Leicester after his Hurricanes Super Rugby commitments are over.

Canes wing's stint could be over a week early as he faces possible suspension for flipping Chiefs halfback.

Crusaders could rest players in Blues dead rubber video

The Crusaders celebrate winning Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has much to ponder with the trophy in the bag with a game to play.

Dane Coles on the Hurricanes' revival, and Super Rugby's future video

Dane Coles and happy Hurricanes fans after the team’s fifth successive victory, against the Chiefs in Wellington.

Co-captain loves the local derbies but is wary of too much of a good thing, after Canes go five straight.

There is no end in sight to Crusaders' Super Rugby dominance video

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 09: Codie Taylor of the Crusaders celebrates with the trophy after winning the round ...

OPINION: The Crusaders will get Scott Barrett, Cullen Grace and others back next year and will keep winning as long as Richie Mo'unga stays fit.

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Aussies refuse to buckle to NZ Rugby video

Rugby Australia is still keen for the Wallabies to play the All Blacks but wants a bigger representation in a proposed ...

Rugby Australia insists it deserves five teams in a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition.

It's another sellout as buoyant Blues turn Covid nightmare into dream result

Blues CEO Andrew Hore says the support of the fans had saved jobs at his organisation in trying times.

Franchise boss says remarkable response from fans means they will post a modest profit for the year.

Edwards rules out working with Gatland for Lions

Shaun Edwards says he'll stick with France next season.

Warren Gatland's former right-hand man says he'll stick with his main job with France.

Kiwi rugby player bounces back from tumour scare video

New Zealander Sene Naoupu has represented Ireland at sevens and 15s and is hoping to be back after tumour surgery to ...

Popular midfield back says getting a 'stinger' was 'a blessing in disguise' as MRI scan revealed tumour.

Lions star says Super Rugby keeps All Blacks on top

Wales' Jamie Roberts, pictured playing for the Stormers against the Highlanders in February, says Super Rugby has helped ...

Welsh veteran says quicker pitches and players' speed of hand makes Super Rugby more open than the European game.

Chiefs losing streak stretches to 155 days and nine matches, a NZ season record video

Chiefs coach Warren Gatland has overseen an 0-8 record for his side in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Three years ago Warren Gatland sat in the very same spot and rejoiced in victory over the All Blacks.

Australia won't move on five teams as Super Rugby hangs in the balance video

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan says a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition is only a 50-50’ proposition at the ...

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan staunchly defends his position as NZ Rugby's plan appears to be dead in the water.

Highlanders reward Jona Nareki in side for Crusaders showdown video

Highlanders wing Jona Nareki scores a try against the Chefs in Hamilton.

Head coach Aaron Mauger is looking for a much-improved performance, as the luckless Nehe Milner-Skudder suffers another setback.

Richie Mo'unga's incredible winning record with the Crusaders video

Richie Mo'unga pulls the strings for the Crusaders against the Chiefs in Hamilton last weekend.

Extend three fingers and you’re looking at the number of losses Crusaders pivot Richie Mo’unga has featured in since 2017.

Sam Cane avoids serious neck injury after horror knock against Hurricanes video

Sam Cane of the Chiefs lies injured during the round 9 Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Hurricanes.

All Blacks skipper had to be replaced after appearing to be knocked out in a nasty collision.

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Richie Mo'unga edges Beauden Barrett in Super Rugby Team of the Week video

Richie Mo'unga pulls the strings for the Crusaders against the Chiefs on Saturday.

The classy No 10s are on a collision course at Eden Park in two weeks, but could also fight it out for the Ranfurly Shield in September.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Team of the Week: Sam Whitelock moves up a gear video

Given their lack of depth in the position, the All Blacks would have been delighted to see their senior lock's strong game against the Hurricanes.

Highlanders players should apologise video

Jordie Barrett seals his status as NZ rugby's fullback option video

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Aussies refuse to buckle to NZ Rugby

Rugby Australia insists it deserves five teams in a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition.

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Sam Cane avoids serious neck injury after horror knock against Hurricanes video

Sam Cane of the Chiefs lies injured during the round 9 Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Hurricanes.

All Blacks skipper had to be replaced after appearing to be knocked out in a nasty collision.

Who are the fittest All Blacks? Trainer Nic Gill names the running men video

Beauden Barrett is a brilliant athlete who can run up to 8km in a match.

The Barrett brothers have clearly been blessed with good genes, but don't underestimate the efforts of the 127kg 'big boppers' up front.

All Blacks trainer busts the myths around lockdown fitness levels video

All Blacks strength and conditioning coach Nic Gill says some players fell a bit behind where they needed to be during ...

Nic Gill says there 'wasn’t this huge gain in fitness that everyone is talking about', but points to importance of byes in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

'A trailblazing pioneer': How fitness guru Jim Blair changed New Zealand rugby

Jim Blair was a pioneer as a fitness and skills trainer with Auckland rugby and the 1987 World Cup-winning All Blacks.

John Hart says the canny Scot brought a totally different approach to physical conditioning and skills-based training.

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'I wish that society would be accepting' video

Sport is a human right. In The Detail podcast, Ross Tucker talks about transgender athletes, the intersection of ...

Man who helped write guidelines on transgender players in women’s rugby says he hates that his work created a platform for people to attack transgender people as cheats.

Black Fern takes game back to her roots video

Sosoli Talawadua, who was part of the victorious 2017 Rugby World Cup side, hopes to help the Black Ferns defend their ...

World Cup-winning hooker returns home to Whanganui, where she's helping revive women's rugby with a brand new team.

Black Fern Hazel Tubic blazes the World Cup trail

Black Ferns back Hazel Tubic has her sights set very much on the World Cup on home soil next year.

Kiwi rugby player sharpens her game in Japan as she works towards her ultimate goal in 2021.

Eden Park's three World Cups video

Football Fern Hannah Wilkinson, Eden Park chief Nick Sautner, Football Fern Paige Satchell, Steve Armitage of Ateed, and ...

Move over, All Blacks and Black Caps. It's the White Ferns', Black Ferns', and Football Ferns' turn.

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Wayne Barnes' big regret video

Wayne Barnes looks on prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Bronze Final match between New Zealand and Wales at Tokyo Stadium.

Top rugby ref says if he'd had the benefit of video replays in 2007 he wouldn't be a target of Kiwi abuse.

Bloomfield's rugby analogy video

Dr Ashley Bloomfield was a loose forward for Scots College.

A former vice-captain at Scots College, he's led NZ's Covid-19 response, likening it to a World Cup campaign.

Women's RWC a defining moment

Mark Robinson hopes next year's World Cup will lead to a growth in rugby at all levels.

Next year's World Cup in New Zealand could leave a lasting legacy for the sport.

England star trolled by Cup winner

Tom Curry of England looks  dejected after defeat in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final by South Africa.

Chirpy Springbok halfback winds up his club team-mate over World Cup result.

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Kiwi rugby player bounces back from tumour scare video

New Zealander Sene Naoupu has represented Ireland at sevens and 15s and is hoping to be back after tumour surgery to ...

Popular midfield back says getting a 'stinger' was 'a blessing in disguise' as MRI scan revealed tumour.

Lions star says Super Rugby keeps All Blacks on top

Wales' Jamie Roberts, pictured playing for the Stormers against the Highlanders in February, says Super Rugby has helped ...

Welsh veteran says quicker pitches and players' speed of hand makes Super Rugby more open than the European game.

Anscombe out till 2021

Gareth Anscombe, in action for Wales against Australia in 2018, is not likely to play until 2021 due to a knee injury.

Kiwi rugby export needs to "tick a lot of markers'' before he can play for Welsh club.

Fonotia frustrated at Scarlets exit video

Kieron Fonotia, pictured playing for Manu Samoa against the All Blacks in 2017, was disappointed at not securing another ...

Samoa test centre relaunches career with Tasman, but wanted to stay in Wales.

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Chiefs losing streak stretches to 155 days and nine matches, a NZ season record video

Chiefs coach Warren Gatland has overseen an 0-8 record for his side in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

Three years ago Warren Gatland sat in the very same spot and rejoiced in victory over the All Blacks.

Australia won't move on five teams as Super Rugby hangs in the balance video

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan says a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition is only a 50-50’ proposition at the ...

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan staunchly defends his position as NZ Rugby's plan appears to be dead in the water.

Highlanders reward Jona Nareki in side for Crusaders showdown video

Highlanders wing Jona Nareki scores a try against the Chefs in Hamilton.

Head coach Aaron Mauger is looking for a much-improved performance, as the luckless Nehe Milner-Skudder suffers another setback.

Richie Mo'unga's incredible winning record with the Crusaders video

Richie Mo'unga pulls the strings for the Crusaders against the Chiefs in Hamilton last weekend.

Extend three fingers and you’re looking at the number of losses Crusaders pivot Richie Mo’unga has featured in since 2017.

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'A trailblazing pioneer': How fitness guru Jim Blair changed New Zealand rugby

Jim Blair was a pioneer as a fitness and skills trainer with Auckland rugby and the 1987 World Cup-winning All Blacks.

John Hart says the canny Scot brought a totally different approach to physical conditioning and skills-based training.

Young Canterbury lock goes against the run of play, to head north to the Blues

Blues recruit Sam Darry grabs lineout ball for New Zealand Secondary Schools aganst Australia.

Rugby players often choose to head south to the Crusaders. Cantabrian Sam Darry is going north.

Mitchell: 'Our involvement is not in jeopardy'

Southland mascot Steve-O the Stag at Rugby Park in Invercargill during a Mitre 10 Cup game last year.

Rugby Southland general manager Steve Mitchell says there has been a commitment from New Zealand Rugby for a 14-team Mitre 10 Cup format long-term.

Andy Haden remembered as 'a great innovator and pioneer for the modern player'

Auckland captain Andy Haden makes a victory speech after lifting the Ranfurly Shield from Canterbury at Christchurch's ...

Tributes flow for All Blacks great who died, aged 69, in Auckland on Wednesday.

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Ruby Tui's mixed emotions on what should have been glamour day in Tokyo video

Sevens star Ruby Tui will play club rugby for the first time in her professional career.

Four years of work should be about to pay off, instead, sevens star will play club rugby.

Outrage at convicted rapist's Fiji rugby return

Amenoni Nasilasila is appealaing his conviction for rape.

Authorities defend sevens star training while serving sentence amid calls for Fiji to be suspended by World Rugby.

Rising star Caleb Clarke faces looming Olympics dilemma video

Blues wing Caleb Clarke credits his sevens stint with taking his game to the next level in Super Rugby.

Standout Blues wing has some big decisions to make as he impresses in all form of the game.

NZ teams world sevens champions video

Captain Sarah Hirini and her Black Ferns have joined the New Zealand men's teams as 2020 World Sevens champions with the ...

Crowns awarded to Kiwi sides after Covid-19 pandemic ends season.

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