Super Rugby Rebooted: Aussie hopes crushed
Round 10 Super Rugby action saw the Australian sides cop awful wake-up calls, the Chiefs add more casualties to their injury list and the Lions and Bulls shine in South Africa.
Shields requests release for England tour
Brad Shields has officially requested that he be released by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) for England's summer tour to South Africa.
England may have to wait for Shields
Eddie Jones' hopes of handing Brad Shields an England debut on the tour of South Africa have been dashed by New Zealand Rugby (NZR).
Perenara '100 percent against' Folau comments
All Blacks scrum-half TJ Perenara added his voice to those condemning Israel Folau as he took to social media to show his support for young people "who may be struggling with their identity".
Gay rugby club add voice to Folau debate
Rugby's highest-profile referee Nigel Owens has spoken out against Israel Folau's latest comments on homosexuality, while All Blacks Brad Weber has come out firing on twitter.
Super Rugby Rebooted: Lam slaughters the Chiefs
Round 9 Super Rugby action saw Ben Lam continue his emergence as a new All Blacks candidate with a huge performance against the Chiefs, while the Waratahs are still surging, and Warrick Gelant is shining for the Bulls.
Wallabies return to Eden Park graveyard
The Wallabies face a return to their graveyard, Eden Park, as they attempt to win the Bledisloe Cup for the first time in 16 years.
W2W4: Battle of NZ fly-halves
Super Rugby Round 9 is highlighted by a battle between New Zealand's best No.10s, while Australia's sides begin their journey across the ditch as they search for respect.
W2W4: Heat on Reds' limp attack, Lance
Super Rugby Round 10 has barely rated a mention this week given the ongoing saga involving Israel Folau. That might be a good thing for the Reds for whom attack has become an enormous problem.
NZ Super teams don't respect us: McKellar
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says Australian Super Rugby teams need to earn respect from their New Zealand counterparts.
Blues' culture plagued by expectation of defeat - Dowd
The Blues suffered yet another close loss last weekend despite the game being there to be won yet again. The fact that defeat hasn't come as a shock for some time, though, is the quagmire the three-time Super Rugby champions are in, Craig Dowd writes.
NZ rugby legend McCormick dies
Fergie McCormick, a hard-tackling fullback who played 16 Tests among 28 matches for the All Blacks between 1965 and 1971, has died aged 78.
Super Rugby Rebooted: Brumbies finally deliver
Round 8 Super Rugby action saw the Brumbies offer a glimmer of hope to their fans, a Beauden Barrett-less Hurricanes scrape to victory while the Lions found their attacking mojo.
W2W4: Brumbies on the brink
Super Rugby Round 8 is highlighted by a blockbuster Saturday with back-to-back action including three local derbies across the three conferences that are set to impact finals hopes and local standings.
Keith Murdoch: The most enigmatic, tragic All Black
Rugby lives come in many shapes and forms, but few stranger than that of All Black prop Keith Murdoch, who died aged 74 this week.
Rebels hit with reality check, Lions look lost
Round 7 Super Rugby action saw the Rebels brought back to earth with a thud, the Rieko Ioane experiment falter and the Lions look lost against the Crusaders.
Jordie Barrett lands crazy trick shot
Hurricanes and All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett dipped into his bag of tricks against with an incredible training-ground goal kick.
W2W4: Is Poey's breakdown skill-set outdated?
The Easter weekend of Super Rugby is highlighted by a trio of local derbies across each of the three conferences. The Brumbies' clash with the Waratahs also heralds the return of David Pocock: can the superstar No.7 adjust to the new ruck laws?
All Blacks into the future: Quins deal & Joe Schmidt
The World Cup is the All Blacks' ultimate goal in 2019 but NZ Rugby must prepare for the future, and be malleable in how they do business. As such, Craig Dowd has analysed their deal with Harlequins and a potential successor to Steve Hansen.
Wessels' star rising as Kiwi test arrives
Brad Thorn may be working wonders at Ballymore, but Rebels coach Dave Wessels is also showing his value to Australian rugby. The South African provided a perfect blueprint last Friday night while Damian McKenzie delivered at No.10 for the Chiefs.
SBW in fitness race for All Blacks vs. France
All Blacks' and Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams is in a fitness race to be fit for New Zealand's summer tests against France in June after a fractured wrist will see him spend an extended period on the sidelines.
W2W4: Can Reds, Rebels overcome tough weeks?
The Reds and Rebels have both endured tough preparations ahead of Round 6: can the Aussie franchises rise above the complications? Meanwhile, two of the world's best halfbacks go head-to-head at the Cake Tin.
The Dominant 20: The teams that made the biggest impact
Behold! It's our unassailable list of the most dominant champions of the past 20 years, headed by one very recent, very dominant basketball team.
All Blacks back-rower Mika dead at 45
Former All Blacks back-rower Dylan Mika died suddenly on Tuesday aged 45, his family have confirmed.
Izzy flies as Waratahs' turnovers plummet in half-ton win
The Jekyll and Hyde Waratahs were back at Allianz Stadium on Sunday with coach Daryl Gibson's decision to shift Israel Folau to the wing a masterstroke against the Rebels.
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