Black Ferns into sevens final

Ruby Tui bursts through the United States defence before scoring New Zealand's second try.

8:27 AM  Gayle Broughton scores crucial try early in second half as Black Ferns reach sevens final.

Crusaders: Now for Canes video

Crusaders David Havili scored a try in the first half of the 40-10 win over the Sharks in the Super Rugby quarterfinal ...

7 min ago  Crusaders know what's before them as the "dangerous" Hurricanes loom in blockbuster semifinal.

Waratahs stun Highlanders

Waratahs wing Alex Newsome drags Rob Thompson along the Allianz Stadium turf in Sydney on Saturday night.

7:17 AM  Waratahs score three tries with Waisake Naholo in the bin to kick Highlanders out of Super Rugby.

Crotty proves worth again video

Ryan Crotty shows his composure with an offload to Sam Whitelock against the Sharks.

7:30 AM  OPINION: The Crusaders are as focused as a great surgeon with a scalpel, writes Phil Gifford.

Lions to face Waratahs

Malcolm Marx on his way to score the Lions third try in a 40-23 Super Rugby quarterfinal win over the Jaguares in ...

7:14 AM  South African powerhouse on track for third successive Super Rugby final with win over Jaguares.

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Crusaders crush Sharks video

Kieran Read of the Crusaders takes on Andre Esterhuizen of the Sharks during the Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch.

Huge all-Kiwi Super Rugby semifinal ahead after the Crusaders cage the Sharks in Christchurch.

Parkes chooses Black Ferns

200718. Sport. KEVIN STENT/STUFF. New Black Fern selection Marcelle Parkes of Wellington.

Marcelle Parkes chose rugby over softball and netball.

Live: Lions v Jaguares

Dynamic loose forward Cyle Brink has been one of the Lions' standout performers this Super Rugby campaign.

South Africa's Lions take on Argentina's Jaguares in the Super Rugby quarterfinals at Ellis Park.

Recap: Waratahs v Highlanders

Waratahs v Highlanders in a Super Rugby quarterfinal.

Aaron Mauger's side cross the ditch to take on the Australian conference winners in Sydney.

Recap: Crusaders v Sharks

Bryn Hall of the Crusaders with the ball.

Crusaders wallop the Sharks, setting up a semifinal against the Hurricanes.

Play-by-play: Crusaders v Sharks

Crusaders first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga will pull the strings for his side against the Sharks in Christchurch.

Crusaders v Sharks Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch a play-at-a-time.

Play-by-play: Waratahs v Highlanders

The Highlanders will need to keep a close eye on Waratahs star Israel Folau during the quartefinal in Sydney.

Waratahs v Highlanders Super Rugby quarterfinal in Sydney a play-at-a-time.

Folau overcomes off-field drama

Israel Folau - accused of an anti-gay stance - has put the controversy aside to rediscover his form in the Super Rugby ...

Waratahs fullback finds best form of his career despite controversy over his outburst on sexuality and religion.

Canes can do more video

Wing Julian Savea's early intercept try gave the Hurricanes the momentum they craved against the Chiefs.

Hurricanes know they can be tougher and more accurate come their Super Rugby semifinal.

Luck not with Chiefs

This TJ Perenara try had a significant impact on the Hurricanes v Chiefs quarterfinal.

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper wasn't sure how TJ Perenara's first-half try could be awarded.

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ABs hard luck club grows

George Bridge has scored five tries in his last two games.

OPINION: The likes of Brad Weber and George Bridge are hammering at the door, writes Paul Cully.

Aerial king closes in on ABs video

OPINION: In Solomon Alaimalo, you see a perfect example of the New Age back-three rugby player, writes Phil Gifford.

NMS starts push for ABs jersey

World Cup lessons for ABs video

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Crusaders: Now for Canes

Crusaders know what's before them as the "dangerous" Hurricanes loom in blockbuster semifinal.

all blacks

Keith Murdoch and his rugby secret

Keith Murdoch's portrait shot for the 1972 All Blacks' British Isles tour

Keith Murdoch didn't say much and his drinking mates didn't realise he was a famous All Black.

Rugby stars encourage kids to play video

Selica Winiata and Rieko Ioane are fronting a new campaign which encourages kids to be active outside.

Playing spotlight, dodgeball and padder tennis as kids helped develop two of New Zealand's top rugby stars.

Ardie shaking off ankle sprain

The injured Hurricanes duo of Dane Coles, left, and Ardie Savea watch training last week.

The Hurricanes' Super Rugby season might finish too soon for the recovering Ardie Savea.

Jordie and Ardie staying put for now

All Black Jordie Barrett will be a Hurricane for at least another season but wouldn't commit beyond that.

Ardie Savea and Jordie Barrett decline to commit to New Zealand beyond next year.

international

Kuridrani out for three months

Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani is set to miss three months with injury.

Major blow for Wallabies ahead of Rugby Championship with centre set to miss three months after tearing pectoral muscle.

Warburton's last act in NZ video

Sam Warburton and Kieran Read in intense discussions with French referee Romain Poite during the deciding All ...

Warren Gatland says skipper's captaincy in controversial deciding Lions test was his defining moment.

'You haven't moved your legs'

Rob Horne has candidly opened up on the harrowing injury that has changed his life forever.

Former Wallabies centre Rob Horne candidly opens up on career-ending injury that left his right arm paralysed.

Warburton retires from rugby

Sam Warburton has announced his retirement from rugby for health reasons.

Drawn All Blacks series was the former Lions skipper's last act as he calls time on his career for health reasons.

provincial

Stags team officially named

Director of coaching and Stags head coach Dave Hewett.

The will to succeed is strong in the Southland Stags, coach Dave Hewett says.

Bulls squad named

One test All Black Jarrad Hoeata has returned to play for Taranaki after a stint overseas.

Willie Rickards has named his squad for the first two Ranfurly Shield clashes, including the return of former All Black Jarrad Hoeata.

Read ready for Super Rugby video

Kieran Read helped bring the fans out in his first appearance for the Steelers.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read says he's feeling fresh after making his debut for Counties Manukau.

Taranaki will play at Yarrow

The Taranaki Bulls will defend the Ranfurly Shield at Yarrow Stadium in 2018 despite the closure of both stands. ...

Taranaki will defend the Ranfurly Shield at Yarrow Stadium despite the closure of its main stands.

sevens

In camp with the Black Ferns

Sarah Goss addresses the New Zealand sevens team in Mount Maunganui.

NZ women's 7s camp starts with a concert, followed by days of brutal hard work, Ben Strang reports.

Williams' family first, rugby second video

Niall Williams of New Zealand makes a break against South Africa.

If Niall Williams claims a World Cup winners medal, it will be discarded in favour of a colouring in book.

Sevens teams meet Giants

New Zealand's sevens teams are hosted by the San Francisco Giants this week ahead of their World Cup knockout tournament.

Giants pitchers Mark Melancon and Ray Black get to grips with a rugby ball from the NZ sevens teams.

Broughton wears heart on sleeve

Gayle Broughton has a tā moko running from her back, down her left arm.

Gayle Broughton has a tā moko running down her arm, representing every member of her family.

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Recap: Crusaders v Sharks

Bryn Hall of the Crusaders with the ball.

Crusaders wallop the Sharks, setting up a semifinal against the Hurricanes.

Play-by-play: Crusaders v Sharks

Crusaders first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga will pull the strings for his side against the Sharks in Christchurch.

Crusaders v Sharks Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch a play-at-a-time.

Play-by-play: Waratahs v Highlanders

The Highlanders will need to keep a close eye on Waratahs star Israel Folau during the quartefinal in Sydney.

Waratahs v Highlanders Super Rugby quarterfinal in Sydney a play-at-a-time.

Folau overcomes off-field drama

Israel Folau - accused of an anti-gay stance - has put the controversy aside to rediscover his form in the Super Rugby ...

Waratahs fullback finds best form of his career despite controversy over his outburst on sexuality and religion.

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