ABs squad coming into view

The All Blacks have immense faith in Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams and won't overlook him now.

OPINION: The 31-man All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup will not reinvent the wheel.

Folau fundraiser questioned

The Australian Christian Lobby webpage requesting donations for Israel Folau's fighting fund.

Australian Christian Lobby faces probe for its role in helping sacked rugby star raise funds for legal fight.

Israel Folau thanks supporters

Former Wallabies star Israel Folau said he bears his critics "no ill will" in an emotional social media post.

Former Wallabies star says he bears his critics no malice as money pours in for his looming legal fight with RA.

SBW may play for Ponsonby

Despite a lack of game time for the Blues, Sonny Bill Williams is expected to be named in the All Blacks squad for the ...

All Blacks midfielder could represent Auckland club to improve his match fitness before Rugby Championship.

Beaudie must better Mo'unga

Richie Mo'unga, left, got the better of his All Blacks rival Beauden Barrett in last year's semifinal.

OPINION: In the battle of the two All Black playmakers, the Hurricanes star needs to reign supreme, writes Mark Reason.

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Sheedy says Folau 'honest'

Kevin Sheedy, coach of the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2012, shakes hands with Israel Folau after they beat the ...

It's Israel Folau's honesty has landed him in controversy, his former AFL coach says.

Savea takes pay cut - report

Julian Savea's time at Toulon has gone anything but smoothly but he appears set to see out his contract.

Ex-All Black, who was belittled by club owner, has taken pay cut to stay - report.

PM's words to Briar

Briar played well at half back.

She might be the only girl in her team, but she held her own as the Super-Six tournament kicked off.

Eddie Jones: Why England underachieve

England head coach Eddie Jones discusses options with his playmaker Owen Farrell.

Straight-talking Aussie lays out the problems with coaching the world's richest rugby team.

Mo'unga masterclass before Barrett duel

Richie Mo'unga scores the first of his two tries against the Highlanders.

OPINION: No wonder Beauden Barrett doesn't want to give up the ABs No 10 jersey as part of his new deal.

Folau appeal $1 million-plus

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has found another way to raise money after his GoFundMe page was deleted.

In its first day, Israel Folau's new appeal fund soars well over what his GoFundMe page reached in three days.

Netball bodies miss inclusive message video

Maria Folau has been playing for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Australian Super Netball competition.

Netball bodies missed a chance to say homophobia is not welcome, writes Liz Ellis.

Beauden's a superstar ... but

The Crusaders have done a good job limiting Beauden Barrett's time and space in previous matches against the Hurricanes.

Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O'Gara doesn't care how good Hurricanes pivot Beauden Barrett is.

Umaga challenge for Sopoaga

Jacob Umaga helped Auckland win an overdue national rugby championship.

Tana's nephew gets nod to put heat on struggling All Black playmaker at glamour English club.

ABs' jersey a rumour: adidas

The All Blacks 2019 Rugby World Cup may have been leaked online on Monday.

No white collar on briefly advertised All Blacks' Rugby World Cup jersey.

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Mo'unga masterclass before Barrett duel

Richie Mo'unga scores the first of his two tries against the Highlanders.

OPINION: No wonder Beauden Barrett doesn't want to give up the ABs No 10 jersey as part of his new deal.

Time for Folau to listen

OPINION: The people have spoken and Israel Folau should listen, writes Peter FizSimons

Israel Folau won't give up video

Springboks threat increases video

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Savea takes pay cut - report

Ex-All Black, who was belittled by club owner, has taken pay cut to stay - report.

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ABs' jersey a rumour: adidas

The All Blacks 2019 Rugby World Cup may have been leaked online on Monday.

No white collar on briefly advertised All Blacks' Rugby World Cup jersey.

ABs captain Read doing enough? video

No 8 Kieran Read, pictured during the 38-14 win over the Highlanders last weekend, will be hoping the Crusaders can beat ...

OPINION: How is All Blacks captain Kieran Read performing ahead of the World Cup?

NZR bends to keep Beauden

Even if Beauden Barrett stays with the Hurricanes, he is unlikely to play a lot of rugby with his good mate TJ Perenara ...

NZ Rugby concedes Brodie Retallick deal wasn't perfect but Beauden Barrett is likely to win similar concessions.

All Blacks coach's long farewell

All Blacks forwards coach Mike Cron (left), pictured helping Scott Barrett stretch out before a training, is considered ...

Mike Cron remembers the first time he laid eyes on Richie McCaw: "I had never seen a kid with the mental side of the game at that age.''

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Black Ferns invite Briar to training

Briar Hales, 11, will play in the tournament but her team will earn no points.

The Black Ferns Sevens have rallied behind Briar Hales and asked her to train with them.

Kendra Cocksedge: Let Briar play video

Kendra Cocksedge pulled on her first pair of rugby boots as a 4-year-old and played in a boys team in Taranaki.

New Zealand Rugby player of the year says playing with the boys helped her get to where she is today.

Six newbies in Black Ferns

Les Elder will captain the Black Ferns on their four-test USA tour.

Glenn Moore names six new caps in his 30-strong squad to travel to the USA.

Rugby journey the Alley way

Chelsea Alley says it's as competitive as it's ever been in the Black Ferns environment.

Glenn Moore's hard-working No 12 is relishing the chance to prove herself at the highest level in women's rugby.

rugby world cup

ABs' jersey a rumour: adidas

The All Blacks 2019 Rugby World Cup may have been leaked online on Monday.

No white collar on briefly advertised All Blacks' Rugby World Cup jersey.

ABs captain Read doing enough? video

No 8 Kieran Read, pictured during the 38-14 win over the Highlanders last weekend, will be hoping the Crusaders can beat ...

OPINION: How is All Blacks captain Kieran Read performing ahead of the World Cup?

England's Ashton puts wife first

It looks like Chris Ashton's World Cup hopes are over after his withdrawal from England's training camp.

Experienced wing out of Eddie Jones' latest camp and now looks likely to miss World Cup in Japan.

Super Rugby predicts ABs win

Richie Mo'unga celebrates his try with team-mates during the quarterfinal against the Highlander on Friday.

OPINION: Crusaders dominance will mean another All Blacks victory parade, writes Mark Reason.

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Folau appeal $1 million-plus

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has found another way to raise money after his GoFundMe page was deleted.

In its first day, Israel Folau's new appeal fund soars well over what his GoFundMe page reached in three days.

Netball bodies miss inclusive message video

Maria Folau has been playing for the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Australian Super Netball competition.

Netball bodies missed a chance to say homophobia is not welcome, writes Liz Ellis.

Umaga challenge for Sopoaga

Jacob Umaga helped Auckland win an overdue national rugby championship.

Tana's nephew gets nod to put heat on struggling All Black playmaker at glamour English club.

A bit rich for Folau to cry poor video

Israel Folau bought a house in Kenthurst for $2.1 million in 2015.

OPINION: Israel Folau has accumulated $7m of property - so don't feel too sorry for him over GoFundMe $750k.

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Beauden's a superstar ... but

The Crusaders have done a good job limiting Beauden Barrett's time and space in previous matches against the Hurricanes.

Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O'Gara doesn't care how good Hurricanes pivot Beauden Barrett is.

Canes get injury boost

Hurricanes centre Matt Proctor, left, is consoled by team-mate Ngani Laumape after injuring his chest against the Sharks ...

Long-term injured lock and experienced centre may be surprise inclusions for semifinal v Crusaders.

Blues sick of losing top talent

Braydon Ennor was one who got away from the Blues. They hope others like him won't.

Beleaguered Kiwi Super Rugby franchise says it has to get better at keeping hold of its top youngsters.

New Tahs coach 'must be Australian'

Daryl Gibson announces his resignation as Waratahs coach.

Ex-All Black made a dignified exit from the NSW hot seat, but change was needed, writes Paul Cully.

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Small in stature, big in heart

Will Jacka has not let his size hold him back from playing senior men's rugby.

He's only as tall as Tom Cruise, but teenager Will Jacka is going up against grown men in Nelson club rugby.

Five penalised for rugby match brawl

Five people have been sanctioned as a result of a brawl that followed the Tukapa and Spotswood United match at New ...

A Taranaki rugby club official and four players have been penalised for a post-match brawl.

WRU cut under-13 reps

The Wellington Rugby Union will follow other unions' lead and scrap their under-13 rep team.

Kids under the age of 13 will no longer play representative rugby in Wellington.

Super agent's special mission

Top rugby player agent Simon Porter says talent keeps getting pumped through the New Zealand system at an incredible rate.

New Zealand's most powerful player agency has changes its name, but not its game, says it's boss.

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Black Ferns win title despite USA loss

Ruby Tui scored a try but it wasn't enough for the New Zealand team in the final of the Biarritz Sevens.

Sarah Hirini and her team claimed another world series but couldn't quite finish their season in style in France.

NZ romp into quarterfinals

New Zealand skipper Sarah Hirini said her side still had a few things to work on. (FILE PHOTO)

The world series leaders were untroubled in making the last eight.

Fiji champions, Kiwis runnerup

Jerry Tuwai and the Fiji sevens side notched the Paris Sevens title to clinch a fourth world series crown.

Fourth championship world sevens series title to Fijians as they cruise past New Zealand in French final.

Sevens star Kayla Ahki speaks out

Kayla McAlister on the run against the US.

'There was nothing in our contracts in terms of pregnancy. I wanted to sort it for other girls', sevens star says.

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