Women boost rugby numbers

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Rise in female participation responsible as number of players tops 150,000 for first time since counting began.

Heartland XV named for tour

Jon Dampney

Mid Canterbury and Buller provide 11 players to the Heartland XV to tour the Cook Islands.

An evening with Robbie Deans

Robbie Deans

Former Crusaders and Wallabies coach will return to Christchurch this week to answer questions at a charity fundraiser.

Canterbury ring changes

Canterbury coach has made eight changes to the starting side for Sunday's final NPC round-robin match against Taranaki.

Injury puts Carter in doubt

Dan Carter

Star All Black suffers setback and isn't certain to play in Canterbury's NPC clash with Tasman on Saturday night.

Future All Black?

Boys' High centre plays game of his life

Tui Samuelu

Christchurch Boys' High's Tui Samuelu played the biggest game of his young rugby career alongside his former schoolmate.

Carter comeback confirmed

Dan Carter

ABs No 10, who was injured during Super Rugby final on August, to start for Canterbury against Southland on Sunday.

'Carter should be picked'

Graham Henry

Sir Graham Henry says Dan Carter making the ABs' top XV "that depends on form".

'Beard of Awesome' nears end

Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty will feel like he is burying an old friend when his beard is shaved for charity tomorrow.

Canty win three-in-a-row

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The Canterbury women's rugby team showed they are building nicely after a 33-13 win against Wellington on Saturday.

Ma'a Nonu out for the season

Ma'a Nonu

Injured All Black goes under the knife for operation on broken arm which has ended his season.

Carter some way from return

Dan Carter

Dan Carter could be set to join a growing list of All Blacks ruled out of the Rugby Championship.

Fresh faces for Canterbury

Colin Slade

Scott Robertson has revamped his Canterbury side to play Northland on Thursday night.

The long road back

Life changes in a few dramatic moments

Jack Milligan

The road to recovery was a long one for Christchurch teen Jack Milligan after he was allegedly attacked during a schoolboy rugby game. His family talks to Myles Hume.

ABs 'gutted' to miss win

Richie McCaw

All Blacks left feeling "hollow" and "gutted" after limp end to winning streak. | Match report

Blackadder's job safe for now

Todd Blackadder

Crusasders boss says loss "hurts like hell" but Todd Blackadder will get another shot at Super Rugby glory.

Carter won't be put to tests

Star sidelined from Bledisloe after leg fracture

Dan Carter

Dan Carter will miss at least two All Blacks Rugby Championship test matches after cracking a bone in his leg during Saturday's Super Rugby final.

'Racist slur won't ruin it for me'

Nemani Nadolo

Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo wants to move on from being racially abused in a Christchurch bar.

Hoping for Super result

Keen Crusaders fans cross ditch for rugby final

Bruce and Anne Clinton

Enthusiastic fans braved a 5am start at Christchurch Airport this morning to cheer on the Crusaders at Saturday's Super Rugby final at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

Southland sign deaf player

Morgan Mitchell

Morgan Mitchell plays a quiet game on the rugby field, using his lip reading skills where possible.

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