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ABs coach must give Hoskins Sotutu his chance in Bledisloe III video

New Zealand's Hoskins Sotutu tackles Australia's Tom Banks during the second Bledisloe Cup test.

OPINION: If the Wallabies are relieved No 8 Ardie Savea won't start, they might get a fright when they see Hoskins Sotutu in full cry.

Overlooked and overcooked: Lachlan Boshier on his All Blacks anguish video

Lachlan Boshier could be considered the unluckiest rugby player in New Zealand at the moment.

Taranaki star has had no contact with the national selectors in seven weeks, but reveals he's physically and mentally spent and putting on size isn't a focus.

The five Wallabies who could turn things around against All Blacks video

Dave Rennie is still looking for his first win as Wallabies coach.

Dave Rennie waved a big stick following the Eden Park loss, but the threat of using it may be enough to get the desired response.

Canterbury facing relegation battle after Bay of Plenty beating video

Canterbury huddle after their fourth-worst defeat in NPC history on Saturday.

2020 will get even wackier if 14-times champions Canterbury are relegated to the championship for the first time.

Waikato overcome Taranaki to go top of Premiership standings

Replacement first five-eighth Rivez Reihana was instrumental in Waikato’s win over Taranaki in Hamilton on Sunday.

Impressive season continues for the Mooloos, who defend one trophy and win another after seeing off spirited Naki in Hamilton.

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ABs don't want another 'punch on the nose' video

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles makes easy metres against the Wallabies.

Dane Coles will be aware that Wallabies coach Dave Rennie will seek revenge in Sydney but he doesn't want anyone "being an idiot'.

Live: Waikato v Taranaki

Waikato's Xavier Roe makes a break during his side's narrow 16-15 win over Canterbury in Christchurch last weekend.

Waikato win again, holding off a late charge from Taranaki in a thrilling final few minutes.

Mitre 10 Cup: Wellington storm past Counties to retain beloved trophy video

Wellington centre Billy Proctor takes on the Counties-Manukau defence which eventually cracked.

Big game from Kieran Read can't halt Wellington's monstrous charge in a final quarter tryfest.

Waikato blow away Manawatū Cyclones to book spot in Farah Palmer Cup final video

Waikato will head to Christchurch to take on Canterbury in next Saturday’s Farah Palmer Cup final.

Hopes of a maiden title remain alive for red, yellow and blacks, who seal a date with Canterbury in Christchurch next Saturday.

Live: Counties Manukau v Wellington

Kieran Read and Counties Manukau have only tasted victory once so far this season after last weekend’s loss to Otago.

Lowly Counties go for only their second win of the season against an inconsistent Lions side in Pukekohe.

Live: Tasman v Southland

Tasman’s David Havili is tackled during the Mako’s 31-10 hammering by Auckland at Eden Park last weekend.

The Mako look to bounce back from last weekend's defeat at Eden Park as they take on a Stags side riding a three-game losing streak.

Recap: Waikato v Manawatū Cyclones – Farah Palmer Cup semifinal

Mia Anderson of Waikato gets away from a tackle to score a try against Auckland last weekend.

Waikato book a spot in the final, against three-time defending champions Canterbury in Christchurch next Saturday.

NZ-born centre eyes debut v All Blacks video

Irae Simone could make his Wallabies debut against the All Blacks.

Irae Simone has a sneaking suspicion his Auckland-based parents might be tempted to make a dash to Sydney if he makes his Wallabies debut.

Sotutu closer to starting for ABs video

New Zealand's Hoskins Sotutu tackles Australia's Tom Banks during the second Bledisloe Cup test.

Ardie Savea's baby son has arrived, but the All Blacks No.8 won't play a part in Saturday's test against Australia in Sydney.

Injured halfback makes his point video

Jamie Booth

Manawatū's Jamie Booth wasn't impressed with the reception he got from a few Hawke's Bay fans when being stretchered into an ambulance.

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Should the Wallabies stand for racism in sport? video

Former Wallaby Gary Ella criticised former captain Nick Farr-Jones’ comments about racism in Australia.

OPINION: The debate about kneeling during the national anthem reached the Wallabies.

Mark Reason: It's a kind of magic, these All Blacks backs might even make the Sydney Harbour Bridge disappear video

OPINION: Every starting back could point to huge pluses on his side of the ledger, as Ian Foster's dream game plan turned into reality.

All Blacks captain Sam Cane finds new gear with rebooted running game video

Has John Plumtree made the right call to work with Ian Foster? video

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ABs don't want another 'punch on the nose'

Dane Coles will be aware that Wallabies coach Dave Rennie will seek revenge in Sydney but he doesn't want anyone "being an idiot'.

all blacks

NZ-born centre eyes debut v All Blacks video

Irae Simone could make his Wallabies debut against the All Blacks.

Irae Simone has a sneaking suspicion his Auckland-based parents might be tempted to make a dash to Sydney if he makes his Wallabies debut.

Sotutu closer to starting for ABs video

New Zealand's Hoskins Sotutu tackles Australia's Tom Banks during the second Bledisloe Cup test.

Ardie Savea's baby son has arrived, but the All Blacks No.8 won't play a part in Saturday's test against Australia in Sydney.

In the name of the father: How Caleb Clarke fulfilled his own All Blacks destiny video

Like father like son: Caleb Clarke is congratulated by dad Eroni after Bledisloe II at Eden Park.

Watching in the stands at Eden Park, Eroni Clarke felt a pure joy at his son's success.

'Glad you weren't on Fiji time': All Blacks wing Sevu Reece welcomes baby daughter video

All Blacks wing Sevu Reece has welcomed a baby daughter into the world before heading to Australia.

The All Blacks wing now faces the heartbreaking reality of saying goodbye to his new baby to head for Australia.

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Black Ferns star passing on rugby skills to new generation video

As well as playing for the Black Ferns, Cocksedge is also the NZRU women’s rugby development co-ordinator for the South ...

Kendra Cocksedge was in Nelson to run a holiday training camp for junior female rugby players, passing on some skills and some of what she had learned from her own rugby journey.

Ruatoki’s rugby champion: How Fluhler became a global star video

Black Ferns sevens star Stacey Fluhler last week won three honours for the international sevens season.

Black Ferns sensation Stacey Fluhler didn't know the team existed when she first picked up a rugby ball aged 15.

Black Ferns star credits focus on mental health for improving her game

Kendra Cocksedge is a veteran of the Black Ferns team, having played at international level for 13 years.

A tough year has made world champion Kendra Cocksedge even stronger.

Canterbury off to fast start in Farah Palmer Cup video

Canterbury's Grace Steinmetz fends off a Hawke's Bay defender during Saturday's Farah Palmer Cup game.

Three-time defending Farah Palmer Cup champions pile on the tries for second week in a row in 72-15 thumping of Hawke's Bay.

rugby world cup

Rankings from January to decide 2023 Rugby World Cup seeds video

All Blacks midfielder Jack Goodhue is tackled during a Group B match against Namibia at last year’s World Cup.

The pools for the 20-team field were originally to be drawn following the autumn tours of Europe in November, but the coronavirus pandemic tore apart those plans.

USA Rugby considering bid for World Cup 2027

Joe Taufetee, Eric Fry and Blaine Scully of USA sing the national anthem prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group C game ...

The US will already host the soccer World Cup in 2026 and the Los Angeles Summer Games in 2028.

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.

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Sotutu closer to starting for ABs video

New Zealand's Hoskins Sotutu tackles Australia's Tom Banks during the second Bledisloe Cup test.

Ardie Savea's baby son has arrived, but the All Blacks No.8 won't play a part in Saturday's test against Australia in Sydney.

In the name of the father: How Caleb Clarke fulfilled his own All Blacks destiny video

Like father like son: Caleb Clarke is congratulated by dad Eroni after Bledisloe II at Eden Park.

Watching in the stands at Eden Park, Eroni Clarke felt a pure joy at his son's success.

'Embarrassed': Rugby game called off after players breach Covid-19 protocols video

Former England captain Chris Robshaw, left, has apologised for his actions after breaching Covid-19 protocols.

An RFU investigation found that a number of Barbarians players left their hotel without permission.

Injuries force Pumas to postpone warm-up match against Waratahs video

Argentina’s Tri-Nations campaign gets underway against the All Blacks on November 14.

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma hopes his players' lack of match practice will be nullified by their desire to lift the spirits of their coronavirus-torn country.

super rugby

'Of course, 100 per cent': Julian Savea chases All Black return, idol's trophy video

Wellington wing Julian Savea ploughs over for the match-clinching try against North Harbour last Saturday.

Re-signed by the Hurricanes, fan favourite motivated to pay tribute to his childhood idol, Jonah Lomu.

Super Rugby: Julian Savea re-signs with Hurricanes for 2021 video

Julian Savea scoring a try on his last appearance for the Hurricanes in 2018.

Ex-All Blacks winger will return to Super Rugby with his former side after an indifferent two-year stint in France.

Crusaders and Hurricanes in court

A sign outside the former Ticket Rocket headquarters in Dunedin.

Ticketing company liquidated after Crusaders and Hurricanes legal action.

It's an All Blacks overload, as Nepo Laulala announces he's moving to Blues video

All Blacks and Chiefs prop Nepo Laulala is moving to the Blues for his Super Rugby.

Chiefs front-rower heads north to make it four test props at the Auckland Super Rugby franchise.

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Live: Counties Manukau v Wellington

Kieran Read and Counties Manukau have only tasted victory once so far this season after last weekend’s loss to Otago.

Lowly Counties go for only their second win of the season against an inconsistent Lions side in Pukekohe.

Live: Tasman v Southland

Tasman’s David Havili is tackled during the Mako’s 31-10 hammering by Auckland at Eden Park last weekend.

The Mako look to bounce back from last weekend's defeat at Eden Park as they take on a Stags side riding a three-game losing streak.

Recap: Waikato v Manawatū Cyclones – Farah Palmer Cup semifinal

Mia Anderson of Waikato gets away from a tackle to score a try against Auckland last weekend.

Waikato book a spot in the final, against three-time defending champions Canterbury in Christchurch next Saturday.

Injured halfback makes his point video

Jamie Booth

Manawatū's Jamie Booth wasn't impressed with the reception he got from a few Hawke's Bay fans when being stretchered into an ambulance.

sevens

Ruatoki’s rugby champion: How Fluhler became a global star video

Black Ferns sevens star Stacey Fluhler last week won three honours for the international sevens season.

Black Ferns sensation Stacey Fluhler didn't know the team existed when she first picked up a rugby ball aged 15.

Netball prodigy rebounds from injury and targets Silver Ferns

In happier times: Ainsleyana Puleiata takes the ball for her St Mary's College side, before her two ACL reconstructions ...

Ainsley Puleiata twice overcame the mental and physical torment of ACL injuries — and now the black dress beckons.

Kiwi standout Stacey Fluhler comes up big at World Rugby's sevens awards

Black Ferns sevens player Stacey Fluhler was top try-scorer on the world series circuit before it shut down.

New Zealanders feature prominently as cancelled world series wraps things up with its season prizes.

Black Ferns will have to juggle Olympics, World Cup in 2021 video

Sarah Hirini and the Black Ferns celebrating the 15s World Cup victory in 2017.

While there's a void of Black Ferns tests in 2020, top rugby stars will be tested by a clash of schedules in defining period.

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