Muliaina mentors Connacht rookies

Former Chiefs legend made debut for Irish province Connacht in the Pro 12 League in Ireland at the weekend.

Hammett making his Mark

Ex-Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is enjoying life, and some results on the rugby field, in Wales.

Former ABs get new gig

Scott Robertson, Leon MacDonald and Tana Umaga will take charge of the NZ under-20s team next year.

French final moved to Spain

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The final of French rugby's elite Top 14 will be staged in Barcelona's Nou Camp at the end of the 2015-16 season.

Inside 'Mitch's journey'

John Mitchell

'Mitch - The Real Story' has already created waves in Australian and South African rugby. Nor does it hold back on John Mitchell's time in New Zealand.

Maori pay Japan respect

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NZ Maori rugby team's jersey for their Asia tour embraces cultural elements from Aotearoa and Japan.

Wild Knights suit Deans

Robbie Deans

Friendly time zones and loyalty convinced Robbie Deans to make his unexpected move to Japan.

Rugby player's axe murders

Joseph Ntshongwana

A former professional rugby playe in South Africa has been convicted on four counts of murder for a series of grisly axe killings.

Tough start for Hammett

Mark Hammett

Former Canes coach has won just one of five matches at Cardiff Blues since he took over as director in August.

Clubs win big in RWC deal

Rugby World Cup trophy

English clubs able to play during World Cup and being compensated for event's clash with their premiership.

Harry joins World Cup effort

Prince Harry

Prince Harry takes on honorary president role for England's Rugby World Cup organising committee.

Giteau spurns big money

Matt Giteau

Former Wallabies five-eighth Matt Giteau has turned down a record offer from a rival French top-division club to re-sign with Toulon.

'Tongan Thor' heads offshore

Taniela Tupou

Taniela Tupou, the schoolboy rugby player who wowed the web with his skills on the field, looks destined for Australia.

Forgettable start for Weepu

Piri Weepu plays for London Welsh

Piri Weepu's freshly promoted London Welsh side blanked 52-0 by Exeter on the opening weekend of English club rugby.

Streaker was 'aiming for Richie'

Rose Kupa

A streaker's "bucket list" naked run during an All Blacks test has sparked security concerns.

Genia does it tough

Will Genia

Henry Speight and Will Genia's Wallabies call-up hopes took a considerable hit in the third round of the National Rugby Championship.

Thorn vows to make a mark

Brad Thorn

Veteran New Zealand lock says he won't just make up the numbers at English Premiership giants Leicester.

NZ Falcons claim Bingham Bowl

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The New Zealand Falcons have clinched the third-tier Bingham Bowl final at the gay rugby World Cup in Sydney.

Being straight no barrier

Bevan Morgan

Bevan Morgan still plays a significant role in New Zealand's only gay rugby team.

Game on for Falcons


They may be out there - and NZ's only gay rugby team looks forward to the day when an All Black identifies as homosexual.

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