South Canterbury's most-capped test All Black Tom Lister dies, aged 73.
When is a yellow not a yellow? Here are some of the big calls which have created a stir this year.
Eddie Jones says he learnt a lot from the drawn British and Irish Lions series with New Zealand.
All Black who saw red for his shoulder says man who saw red for his head is his footballing hero.
Younger Barrett shows his older brother how its done, nailing sideline conversion with his left foot.
Codie Taylor, the final piece of NZ Rugby's World Cup front row puzzle, poised to sign through to 2019.
He's banned for four games, but Steve Hansen thinks club and pre-season games count.
OPINION: Despite that red card SBW's underlying form was improving, writes Paul Cully.
Highlanders support sabbatical for Ben Smith as they welcome him back to fold for Super playoffs.
When Ryan Crotty's mate urged him to take the French cash, he found himself arguing back.
OPINION: Giving a well-rested Ben Smith even more time off might seem odd, but it's a big win in a vast war.
A rugby fan's moment of drunken stupidity has left him with a badly injured ankle, but no criminal conviction.
NZ Rugby Players Association boss Rob Nichol says rugby can be at the highest level is "really intense".
If Ben Smith's sabbatical is as successful as Richie McCaw's and Dan Carter's, All Blacks fans should be happy.
The All Black will take a break and miss the final eight tests of the year, according to reports.
All Blacks coach confident lessons have been learnt - and even needed - from drawn Lions series.
All Black jerseys to play for as Hurricanes and Chiefs stars restart their Super Rugby campaigns.
After earning just seven test caps in two years, things could be about to change for the All Blacks' back-up No 10.
OPINION: Last Saturday's test score has drawn the wrath of experts and critics alike.
Lions hooker at the centre of the now infamous accidental offside call cheekily describes it as a tour highlight.