Taranaki look ahead as big changes made

Manasa Mataele comes on to the wing for Taranaki.

Captain's well being the first priority.

Tavuyara back for Waikato

Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara is back on Waikato's right wing.

Zac Guildford's hamstring strain sees Fijian winger earn recall for Waikato's clash with Wellington.

Lions rest Gardon-Bachop

Jackson Garden-Bachop has been moved to the bench for the game against Waikato.

Dan Kirkpatrick gets the first five-eighth nod ahead of Jackson Garden-Bachop for Waikato clash.

Armstrong fighting for Super Rugby deal

Fraser Armstrong has been in top form this season for the Turbos.

Manawatū prop Fraser Armstrong determined to earn Super Rugby contract.

One semi-final spot wide open

First five James Lash will play a key role is Buller are to win their first Meads Cup.

Table topping South Canterbury look set to get another shot at the elusive Meads Cup.

Dixon sees red for woeful Stags

Southland's Elliot Dixon is sent off after being shown his second yellow card in the Mitre 10 Cup game against Bay of ...

Bay of Plenty score nine tries to none in a record thumping of struggling Southland.

Recap: BOP v Southland

Monty Ioane dives over to score.

It was a forgettable trip to Rotorua for the 14-man Stags as the Steamers ran riot.

Dynamic Edwards returns for South Canterbury

Dynamic fullback Liam Edwards is returning to play for South Canterbury after making a big impact in 2013 and 2014.

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews is rapt to have signed record holding fullback Liam Edwards.

Canterbury's loss stings pride

Canterbury lock Dominic Bird, centre, and his dejected teammates spent plenty of time under their own posts in ...

Opinion: Humiliating loss was unacceptable for Canterbury team laden with Super Rugby players.

Blackadder's impressive rise

Tasman flanker Ethan Blackadder carts the ball up against Otago.

Son of former All Black packs on the muscle and locks down starting place with the Makos.

Dixon returns for Stags

Elliot Dixon at Southland Stags training at the Mike Piper Training Centre in Invercargill.

Southland Stags team named to play Bay of Plenty in Rotorua.

Lions get some 'props'

A wing by trade, Ben Lam's made a good fist of playing fullback for Wellington.

Praise has been in short supply for Wellington since their big win over Canterbury.

Tuipulotu never lost hope

Patrick Tuipulotu said his messages from the national coaches had been about workrate, physicality and consistency.

Recalled All Black says the words of the national coach spurred him to fight his way back into the setup.

Deaf prop overcomes the odds video

Deaf Southland Stags rugby prop Morgan Mitchell, 24, of Gore, has had a cochlear implant inserted to help him hear and ...

When Morgan Mitchell was told he might have to give up rugby, he was inconsolable. Then a surgeon gave him hope.

Mudu is set to break West Coast record

Maleli Mudu arrived from Fiji as an 18-year-old to help out the combined West Coast schools side in the Crusaders ...

West Coast wing Maleli Mudu is closing in on the provincial rugby appearance record of 90.

Mathewson waiting in limbo

Alby Mathewson is turning out for King Country in the Heartland Championship as he waits for a potential return to an ...

Alby Mathewson is plying his trade with King Country but hopes to get back into pro rugby soon.

Defence awol in rugby comp

Wellington wing Julian Savea gets rid of Canterbury fullback George Bridge in Wellington on Sunday. Canterbury missed 30 ...

OPINION: Points are king in the Mitre 10 Cup - but where is the defence?

Macdonald's eyes wide open

Southland Stag coach Hoani Macdonald keeps an eye on a training session at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

''You are only human, so sometimes you walk around places and wonder what is going on."

Stags' shining light

Southland flanker Phil Halder is tackled by Auckland's Jerome Kaino and Blake Gibson during the round five Mitre 10 ...

Phil Halder, the Stags storyline that needs to be celebrated for a host of reasons.

Canterbury's pride stung

Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney vows to learn from his team's pasting at the hands of Wellington.

Coach vows Canterbury will learn from the reality check of their 60-14 pasting by Wellington.

Action Jackson dominating

The allround game Jackson Garden-Bachop was impressive in Sunday's big win at Westpac Stadium.

Wellington pursuing provincial rugby excellence.

Canterbury's oldest player dies

Ken Bain pictured chatting to Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach in 2015, played nine games for Canterbury after returning from ...

Ken Bain returned to Christchurch after serving in World War II to work in his father's business. He later played nine games for Canterbury in the 1946-47 seasons.

Lions embarrass Canterbury video

Canterbury fullback George Bridge can only look on forlornly, after being left in the wake of Lions hooker Asafo Aumua.

The red-and-blacks were handed a 60-point hiding at Westpac Stadium.

Canterbury smashed by Wellington storm

Hooker Asafo Aumua leaves Canterbury fullback George Bridge in his wake in a stunning first half try for Wellington.

Four days after a massive shield win, Canterbury are stunned by high-flying Wellington in a 60-point thrashing.

Moli has point to prove

Atu Moli reflecting on Waikato's loss to Manawatu.

After spending time with the All Blacks while injured, Atu Moli has chance with Waikato to make a statement.

Steelers see off Magpies

Tim Nanai-Williams, right, was instrumental in Counties Manukau's victory over Hawke's Bay in Pukekohe on Sunday.

Tim Nanai-Williams sparks Counties Manukau to victory over Hawke's Bay in Pukekohe.

Recap: Wellington v Canterbury

Canterbury first five-eighth Richie Mo-unga has been a key to their early season success in the Mitre 10 Cup.

Wellington dominated Canterbury by 46 points after a brilliant performance, led by Jackson Garden-Bachop.

Pride up to second

Sanita Levave scored the Wellington Pride's only try, in their win over Waikato in Hamilton.

The Heat still lead the way in Farah Palmer Cup.

Recap: Counties v Hawke's Bay

Counties playmaker Stephen Donald.

Counties Manukau run out 17-point winners over Hawkes Bay, with Nanai-Williams playing a starring role.

Another worrying head knock for Ngatai

Taranaki captain Charlie Ngatai left the field midway through the first half against Bay of Plenty

No decision yet on Charlie Ngatai's future.

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