McKenzie itching to start video

Damian McKenzie had to sit out the first game of the Super Rugby season against the Highlanders.

Chiefs and All Blacks playmaker to kick off his Super Rugby campaign against the Brumbies.

Toulon boss attacks Savea again

Julian Savea continues to feel the heat from Toulon rugby president and club owner Mourad Boudjellal.

Mourad Boudjellal wants to make example of $1.65m All Black, warning it will be "very long year for him" in France.

'Paddy-come-latelies' slammed

Kiwi midfielder Bundee Aki helped Ireland beat the All Blacks, but Irish great Tony Ward says overseas players should ...

Joe Schmidt wrong to pick Kiwis and South Africans for Ireland, claims Ireland star turned columnist Tony Ward.

Revolt ringleaders dropped

Veteran halfback Morgan Parra has been omitted from France's squad after criticising the coaching methods.

French rugby coach denies his two experienced halves were cut from squad over critical comments of his methods.

Highlanders bring out big guns

Liam Squire, who has confirmed this will be his final season of Super Rugby, has been named to play for the Highlanders ...

Coach Aaron Mauger names nine All Blacks to start his side's Super Rugby clash against the Reds on Friday.

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Tomkinson red dismissed

Highlanders midfielder Sio Tomkinson leaves the field after being shown a red card against the Chiefs.

Highlanders midfielder free to play this weekend after being cleared by judicial panel.

Thorn's feelgood factor

Feao Fotuaika is one of three news faces in the Queensland starting side.

Reds coach blown away by prop's transformation after almost giving the game away.

O'Connor new Wallabies selector

Dual international Michael O'Connor has been appointed a Wallabies selector for 2019.

Former Manly and NSW rugby league player to help Michael Cheika

Reason: Akira Ioane's RWC bid video

Akira Ioane fends off Richie Mo'unga on his way to the try-line on Saturday.

OPINION: The big Blues No 8 looked the part in manhandling the Crusaders, writes Mark Reason.

Cooper seeks wiser heads video

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper wants his team to react better under pressure.

Chiefs coach aims to make his troops smarter under pressure and fatigue.

Beale addresses leaked videos

Kurtley Beale has fronted the media over the leaked videos scandal.

Waratahs and Wallabies star Kurtley Beale breaks silence on leaked videos.

Old foes Mitchell and Gatland video

Warren Gatland and John Mitchell pictured in 2007 when they had coaching roles with the Chiefs and Western Force ...

Wales-England clash reignites rivalry of days when old Hamilton housemates would distance themselves.

Barrett still has rest weeks video

All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett had an extended leave of absence written into his contract.

Hurricanes first-five says his absence in week one was part of extended leave, not one of his two All Blacks rest weeks.

Gatland should be on England radar video

Wales' Kiwi coach Warren Gatland is thought to be among England's candidates to replace Eddie Jones.

OPINION: Wales' Kiwi coach has the credentials to step up as a replacement for Eddie Jones, writes Mick Cleary.

Australia backs global league

Rugby Australia Chairman Cameron Clyne and CEO Raelene Castle addressing media last December.

Rugby Australia has reportedly moved to formally support World Rugby's plans for 12-team global league.

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Super Rugby team of week video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 05: Ardie Savea looks on during the Hurricanes Media Session at Rugby League Park on ...

OPINION: Stuff starts its weekly series with a nod to a Crusaders midfielder and a Hurricanes back-rower.

NZ's No 10 dilemma video

OPINION: Special playmakers are needed in an era of dominant defences, writes Paul Cully.

ABs all change in 2020

Rugby update needed stuff nation

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Tomkinson red dismissed

Highlanders midfielder free to play this weekend after being cleared by judicial panel.

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Julian Savea's bumpy ride video

Julian Savea brushes off George Bridge and Ryan Crotty to score his last try for the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby ...

ANALYSIS: Once compared to Jonah Lomu, the statistics reveal why he's now fighting for his career at Toulon.

More disruption for Kiwi franchises

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 15:  New Zealand All Black coach Steve Hansen speaks during a New Zealand All Black media ...

A year after the Chiefs were burned by an All Blacks camp, they're set to inflict more disruption on Kiwi Super Rugby franchises.

Beauden's biggest test in 2019 video

Beauden Barrett is a player for whom everything is possible.

OPINION: A No 10 of Barrett's ilk has never won a Rugby World Cup, writes Mark Reason.

TJ Perenara's wedding haka video

TJ Perenara and his wife Greer have released a wedding video on YouTube of their special day made by Wellington ...

All Black TJ Perenara's no stranger to leading the haka - but this is one he'll never forget.

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Black Ferns down Australia in final video

Gayle Broughton running clear to score during New Zealand's semi-final win against USA.

Sweet revenge in Sydney for the New Zealand women's sevens team.

How rugby changed Ruby Tui's life video

Black Ferns Sevens player Ruby Tui is the "gel" of the side, team-mate Portia Woodman says.

Life wasn't easy for Black Ferns prop Ruby Tui, then rugby came along.

Black Ferns make history

Stacey Waaka scored a fine hat-trick as the Black Ferns beat France 24-5 to qualify for the final of fast four ...

Stacey Waaka's first-half hat-trick sees off France as NZ's women qualify for final at Hamilton Sevens.

Black Ferns Sevens' newest faces

Jazmin Hotham was one of three new Black Ferns Sevens players named in the squad on Tuesday.

The Black Ferns Sevens' latest additions are fresh out of high school.

rugby world cup

Young Chch team heading to Japan video

The team in a huddle with coach Tere Ngariki, centre, and Crusaders vice-captain Matt Todd, right.

One young Christchurch rugby team will get the opportunity of a lifetime playing in Japan before this year's world cup.

Tat's OK, say Japan spas

Tattoos displayed publicly can cause offence or consternation in Japan.

Inked-up Rugby World Cup visitors may not have to cover up in public, after all.

Stop, Richie McCaw's speaking video

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw was in Timaru on Tuesday as part of his new role with Christchurch Helicopters.

You can all have your say on what's up with the All Blacks in a minute - it's Richie's turn.

NZ bids for World Cup hosting video

New Zealand and Australia are locked in a fight to see who will host the 2021 women's Rugby World Cup.

Eden Park's 'symbolic power' could help New Zealand's bid.

international

Beale addresses leaked videos

Kurtley Beale has fronted the media over the leaked videos scandal.

Waratahs and Wallabies star Kurtley Beale breaks silence on leaked videos.

Old foes Mitchell and Gatland video

Warren Gatland and John Mitchell pictured in 2007 when they had coaching roles with the Chiefs and Western Force ...

Wales-England clash reignites rivalry of days when old Hamilton housemates would distance themselves.

Gatland should be on England radar video

Wales' Kiwi coach Warren Gatland is thought to be among England's candidates to replace Eddie Jones.

OPINION: Wales' Kiwi coach has the credentials to step up as a replacement for Eddie Jones, writes Mick Cleary.

Australia backs global league

Rugby Australia Chairman Cameron Clyne and CEO Raelene Castle addressing media last December.

Rugby Australia has reportedly moved to formally support World Rugby's plans for 12-team global league.

super rugby

Barrett still has rest weeks video

All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett had an extended leave of absence written into his contract.

Hurricanes first-five says his absence in week one was part of extended leave, not one of his two All Blacks rest weeks.

Thorn 'revived' Quade Cooper

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 15: Quade Cooper of the Rebels during the round one Super Rugby match between the ...

Former Wallaby says Cooper and ex-Reds duo should be thanking All Blacks great for last year's exile.

Worcester sign Blues wing

Blues wing Melani Nanai, pictured scoring a try last year, will join English club Worcester Warriors.

Talent drain of bright players in New Zealand shows no sign of letting up as English club capture Samoan star.

Squire's Japan deal revealed video

Liam Squire will leave the Highlanders after this year's Super Rugby campaign.

All Blacks No 6 Liam Squire's deal means this will be his last as a Highlander.

provincial

Tew: Schools must change

A match between St Kentigern College and Kings College last year.

NZ Rugby boss not surprised by drop off in playing numbers but vows to make game "more attractive" following review into schools rugby.

Moli shifts to Tasman

Atu Moli in action for Waikato in 2016.

Local boy returns home for next provincial rugby season.

Russell the new Turbos coach

Peter Russell, right, is the new Manawatū Turbos coach. He has previously coached the Newcastle Falcons in England.

The Manawatū Turbos have appointed an experienced coach to run the cutter for the next couple of seasons.

Kiwi rugby coach dies in Italy

Geoff Moon pictured during his time as forwards coach of the Auckland senior team.

Auckland saddened as one of its leading coaches dies unexpectedly on overseas assignment.

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Black Ferns 'miles ahead' video

Ruby Tui fends off an Australian  defender during the final of the Sydney Sevens.

Australia are playing catch-up as the Black Ferns eye Olympic gold in Tokyo.

NZ's stirring sevens victory haka video

New Zealand perform their victory haka after winning the men's event at the Sydney Sevens.

New Zealand crowned winning the men's event of the Sydney Sevens with the team's stirring victory haka.

NZ defeat USA in Sydney final video

The Sydney Sevens triumph was New Zealand's second title of this season's men series.

Clark Laidlaw's Kiwi sevens men claim their second title of world series season.

Black Ferns down Australia in final video

Gayle Broughton running clear to score during New Zealand's semi-final win against USA.

Sweet revenge in Sydney for the New Zealand women's sevens team.

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