Canterbury too good for Tasman

Fullback George Bridge scored the first of Canterbury's tries against Tasman.

10:25 PM  Tasman are outclassed in their first NPC game of the season at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

A 'truly strange' bugging case video

There was not enough evidence in the circumstantial case to convict Adrian Gard of making a false representation ...

ABs security guard found not guilty as Darren Shand is criticised for "contaminated" evidence.

Why has Smith case reopened?

Aaron Smith has been training with the All Blacks ahead of the Bledisloe match in Sydney this weekend.

ANALYSIS: Lurid details not the key factor in New Zealand Rugby inquiry into the All Black.

Ex-Wallaby back to Crusaders

Crusaders wing Digby Ioane at the team's street parade in Christchurch last week.

He fell back in love with rugby playing for the Crusaders this year, so Digby Ioane returns.

Read supports bug accused

Kieran Read, who will play his 101st test for the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday night, wanted to support security ...

Kieran Read was determined to help a mate in need. So he has vouched for Adrian Gard in court.

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Recap: Tasman v Canterbury

Canterbury player Ben Funnell on the charge.

Canterbury score a big win in Nelson in this year's first round of the NPC.

Teeanger to make surprise debut

Jay Renton will start at halfback for the Southland Stags against Hawke's Bay in Napier.

Stags frontline halfbacks Liam Howley and Jahvis Wallace both missing from Southland's 2017 opener.

Will Aussies' misery continue?

Damian McKenzie, pictured in action for the NZ Maori, will play at fullback when the All Blacks meet the Wallabies in ...

Last year the Aussies lost all three Bledisloe Cup tests. What chance do they have against the All Blacks in Sydney?

Waikato wary of 'tough start'

Sean Botherway takes charge of Waikato for a third season.

The Mooloos start out 2017 hoping to stop the rot after missing out on finals footy five seasons in a row.

Hope for Wallabies fans video

Lock Adam Coleman should give some punch to the Wallabies' forward pack.

There's reason for optimism for the Wallabies - and reasons for concern.

Getting out of blocks important in sprint format

Seta Tamanivalu will start on the wing for Taranaki against Waikato.

Taranaki desperate to start well against Waikato.

Calls for Kiwi to run Aussie rugby

Alan Jones has been a vocal critic of the Australian Rugby Union.

Former Wallabies coach dismisses Raelene Castle's qualifications but likes another Kiwi's chances.

Kerr seeks more Counties glory

Baden Kerr turned out for his old club Karaka before the new provincial rugby season.

Steelers' Baden Kerr will be out for his first ever win over Auckland on Saturday.

Cocksedge's star shines

Black Ferns halfback Kendra Cocksedge in full flight on her way to a try against England in June.

She's the second world player of the year with the Coastal Taranaki pedigree.

Aussie Super trio want answers

ARU boss Bill Pulver is one of the casualties of the Super Rugby cull and will leave as soon as a replacement is found.

Waratahs, Reds and Brumbies call a meeting with the ARU to ensure the national body has a plan.

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Writing on the wall for Kaino video

Jerome Kaino's time with the All Blacks could be up after being left out of the playing side for the first Bledisloe test.

OPINION: Axed from the Bledisloe Cup team, time appears to be running out for ABs' champion forward.

Turbos' foreign legion

OPINION: Manawatu's rugby team is never shy to look overseas to fill its roster.

Dominant ABs gone missing

Whitelock should be captain video

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A 'truly strange' bugging case

ABs security guard found not guilty as Darren Shand is criticised for "thoroughly contaminated" evidence.

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Hope for Wallabies fans video

Lock Adam Coleman should give some punch to the Wallabies' forward pack.

There's reason for optimism for the Wallabies - and reasons for concern.

Retallick issues sobering warning

Brodie Retallick has been a key part of the All Blacks forward pack since 2012.

ABs lock not thrilled with the way the lineouts against the Lions, so the Wallabies should be wary.

Smith toilet tryst inquiry video

Aaron Smith has been training with the All Blacks ahead of the Bledisloe match in Sydney this weekend.

NZ Rugby appoints lawyer to investigate Aaron Smith claims, despite All Blacks saying they'd dealt with it.

ABs security 'case to answer' video

There was not enough evidence in the circumstantial case to convict Adrian Gard of making a false representation ...

Court hears police had concerns over a chair which hid an alleged bug being left for days.

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Hope for Wallabies fans video

Lock Adam Coleman should give some punch to the Wallabies' forward pack.

There's reason for optimism for the Wallabies - and reasons for concern.

Calls for Kiwi to run Aussie rugby

Alan Jones has been a vocal critic of the Australian Rugby Union.

Former Wallabies coach dismisses Raelene Castle's qualifications but likes another Kiwi's chances.

Black Ferns rout Canada video

First-five Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali charges into open space behind the Canadian defensive line.

New Zealand advance to WRWC semifinals, likely as the top seeds.

Boffelli preferred to Moroni

Emiliano Boffelli will start on the left wing for Argentina against the Springboks in just his third test match.

Emiliano Boffelli will earn a third cap for Argentina after he was named as one of three changes.

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Waikato wary of 'tough start'

Sean Botherway takes charge of Waikato for a third season.

The Mooloos start out 2017 hoping to stop the rot after missing out on finals footy five seasons in a row.

Getting out of blocks important in sprint format

Seta Tamanivalu will start on the wing for Taranaki against Waikato.

Taranaki desperate to start well against Waikato.

Kerr seeks more Counties glory

Baden Kerr turned out for his old club Karaka before the new provincial rugby season.

Steelers' Baden Kerr will be out for his first ever win over Auckland on Saturday.

Harbour hang on in opener

Shaun Stevenson celebrates a try for North Harbour.

North Harbour survive late scare against Otago to open their NPC campaign with victory.

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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.

Waldrom's urgent sevens lessons

After being interim coach of the New Zealand Sevens team, Scott Waldrom is not required by new head coach Clark Laidlaw.

NZ Rugby's sevens system lags behind the rest of the world, and it shows, axed coach says.

Cama: Sevens lacking depth

Junior Tomasi Cama is now the assistant coach of the New Zealand Sevens team.

NZ Sevens assistant coach Tomasi Cama believes the lack of depth in sevens was exposed last season.

Drummond returns from sevens heaven

Jess Drummond featured for the Black Ferns in the final two legs of the Worlds Sevens Series circuit.

It's back to work, and back to netball, for Black Ferns sevens player Jess Drummond.

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Aussie Super trio want answers

ARU boss Bill Pulver is one of the casualties of the Super Rugby cull and will leave as soon as a replacement is found.

Waratahs, Reds and Brumbies call a meeting with the ARU to ensure the national body has a plan.

Hurricanes 'in good hands'

Hurricanes captain Dane Coles spent more time running water than playing in 2017.

Beating the "better sides'' is the Hurricanes' aim in 2018, says Chris Boyd.

Force punted by $21m deal

The Super Rugby future of the Melbourne Rebels was guaranteed by the financial package put together by the Victorian ...

Financial package from Victorian government guaranteed Super Rugby future of the Rebels.

Apisai says bye to Canes

Departing Hurricanes hooker Leni Apisai powers over to score against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in May.

Ricky Riccitelli's progress has meant a change of scenery for hooker Leni Apisai.

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