Super Rugby TT Power Rankings: Blues rise as Reds fall
The opening round has been run and won, and there's been plenty of movement on the ladder after two close finishes and one blow out on Saturday. Read for every move the Power Rankings.
All Blacks line up Tonga, Fiji in July
Despite a fierce off-field battle with their governing body, the All Blacks have locked in their return to international competition with three Tests against Pacific opposition in July.
Ex-All Blacks captain Kieran Read retires
Former All Blacks captain and two-time World Cup winner Kieran Read has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
Highlanders omit Frizell amid assault allegations
All Blacks loose forward Shannon Frizell has been omitted from the Highlanders' Super Rugby Trans-Tasman opener against the Reds amid a police investigation into an alleged assault at a Dunedin nightspot.
Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings Round 1
Across the five weeks, ESPN will rank all 10 teams, from top to bottom, taking into account which teams are playing the best rugby, injuries, each team's recent opponents, and which teams are looking most like title contenders.
Super Rugby TT retains some law variations
Australia and New Zealand have agreed to retain replacements for red-carded players and goal-line drop-outs in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition after trialling the rule innovations in domestic seasons, organisers said on Monday.
Blues' experience too much for young Chiefs to handle
The Blues were given a scare by an understrength Chiefs side but rallied to finish their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with a 39-19 bonus point victory at Eden Park on Saturday.
Crusaders sign Pumas captain Matera for 2022
The Crusaders have confirmed the signing of Argentina captain Pablo Matera for the 2022 season after speculation mounted on social media on Friday morning.
NZ Rugby votes for US equity injection
The All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby are set for a mammoth private equity injection after a historic vote to sell a minority share in the game's commercial interests.
Barrett: I want to be 'better than ever' as ABs 10
All Blacks superstar Beauden Barrett has reaffirmed his desire to return to the No. 10 jersey at Test level, declaring his time in Japan with Suntory Sungoliath has motivated him to become better than ever in the playmaking hotseat.
Wales to host New Zealand, South Africa
Wales will look to end a 68-year winless run against New Zealand when they host the All Blacks as part of their autumn internationals this year, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Monday.
The future of Super Rugby: What is actually in Australia's best interests?
It will be 12 months to the day on Friday since Raelene Castle exited Australian rugby. The code has managed to secure its future since then, but huge decisions loom on the horizon for the current administrators, particularly in regards to Super Rugby.
Perenara keen to test himself in NRL: Genia
Wallabies great Will Genia believes if any Test halfback can make a successful transition to the NRL it's TJ Perenara, who is in talks with the Sydney Roosters.
Coles backs Perenara switch: 'He's made for league'
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles believes former Hurricanes teammate TJ Perenara would be a success in the NRL if he decides to switch codes and try his hand at the 13-player game.
Heartbreak aside, there are signs of life at the Waratahs
An intense final round of Super Rugby AU awaits this weekend, particularly with the Waratahs at last showing signs of life following the sacking of Rob Penney. Meanwhile in New Zealand, the captain's challenge continues to befuddle.
Roosters confirm interest in All Black
Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has confirmed the side are in talks to bring All Blacks star TJ Perenara to the NRL club to help solve their injury crisis.
Almost there: Why Super Rugby inclusion could transform Pacific Island rugby
They are not there yet, but the decision to hand Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua conditional licences to join Super Rugby from 2022 is the biggest step toward forging genuine Pacific pathways since the turn of professionalism -- Liam Napier writes.
SR Aotearoa season 'coming home to roost' as injuries mount
Jack Goodue and Joe Moody are the latest frontline All Blacks to suffer serious injuries as veteran scrum-half Aaron Smith says the Super Rugby Aotearoa season has "come home to roost" as more and more players are cut down.
Pasifika, Fiji green lit for Super Rugby 2022
Pacific Island teams Fiji and the Pasifika region have been granted conditional entry for a proposed Super Rugby competition next year.
All Black Savea out for 6-8 weeks
New Zealand loose forward Ardie Savea will be sidelined for up to two months after suffering a knee injury in the Wellington Hurricanes' bruising defeat to the Canterbury Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa on Sunday.
'Super round' abandoned, SR trans-Tasman green lit
The confirmation of a quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand means Super Rugby Trans-Tasman can start as planned on May 14.
All Blacks skipper Cane set for long injury layoff
The All Blacks could be without skipper Sam Cane for at least the first half of the Test season with the loose forward set to undergo surgery on a pectoral injury.
Highlanders drop six for 'team code' breach
The Highlanders have dropped six players, including All Black Josh Ioane, for Saturday's crunch Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Crusaders after they breached the team "code", coach Tony Brown said on Wednesday.
How in the hell do you beat the Crusaders?
They've won four straight Super Rugby titles, have one of the most talented coaches on the planet and are already 4-0 this season. So how on earth do you beat the Crusaders? Legendary New Zealand coach Wayne Smith offers up a few ideas to Liam Napier.
NZR still pursuing private equity despite All Blacks' concerns
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) will continue to have dialogue with players opposed to private equity investment in the All Blacks to build support for the sale of a minority stake to U.S. firm Silver Lake, NZR Chief Executive Mark Robinson said on Tuesday.
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