Rugby News

Damian McKenzie replaces his brother, Marty at first-five for the Chiefs.

Chiefs welcome back All Blacks

They've been bolstered by the return of their big guns ahead of their clash with the Waratahs.

Squire hasn't played for the Highlanders since round three.

Squire returns for depleted Highlanders

The All Black loosie will come off the bench against the Reds in Saturday's Super Rugby showdown.

James Slipper

Slipper suspended for positive drug test

The Wallaby prop has been stood down for two months after testing positive for cocaine.

Dane Coles

Coles may miss entire year of rugby

The All Blacks hooker won't rush back from a knee injury suffered last November.

Mathieu Bastareaud

Villain Bastareaud now captain-elect for NZ tour

The French midfielder faked an assault in Wellington nine years ago.

Black Ferns star Portia Woodman

Sevens stars missing from women's rugby contracts

Portia Woodman and Sarah Goss were among the notables missing out on the 15s list.

Wallabies Israel Folau & David Pocock

Folau, Pocock iron out differences before Wallabies series

The Aussie rugby stars are on opposite sides of the homophobia issue.

Hurricanes fullback/centre Jordie Barrett

Barrett shuffled to centre for Hurricanes

The All Blacks fullback fills a midfield vacancy against the Crusaders.

Sam Whitelock

Crusaders lose three more All Blacks against Hurricanes

The Super Rugby champions will be down at least six internationals on Friday.

A total of 17 of the World Cup winners of 2017 have earned contracts.

NZ Rugby confirms historic women's squad

The group of 28 Black Ferns players to be awarded contracts has been named.

North Harbour and Chiefs prop Karl Tui'nukuafe

From fatty to All Black: The amazing rise of Karl Tui'nukuafe

Doctors told him to lose weight or else, so he turned back to rugby.

Bridge was named the Crusaders Rookie of the year in 2017.

Bridge commits long-term to Crusaders

The 23-year-old will remain with the Super Rugby side until 2022.

Halfback Morgan Parra returns to the French fold.

France call on experience for NZ tour

Coach Jacques Brunel has confirmed his 32-man squad for the series with the All Blacks.

Beauden Barrett vs Richie Mo'unga

All Blacks teammates wage Super Rugby war of words

The banter has already begun ahead of Friday's Crusaders vs Hurricanes showdown.

Shannon Frizell

Post-Kaino era puts spotlight on Frizell

The Highlanders newcomer brings dynamic athleticism to the All Blacks camp.

Sir Graham Henry on Tuesday's The AM Show.

We need waterfront stadium 'tomorrow' - Sir Graham Henry

The legendary All Blacks coach says it's time for Auckland to move on from Eden Park.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen with Barrett.

France beware: All Blacks set to unveil new tricks

Beauden Barrett, for one, is super keen to unleash the changes next month.

Former All Blacks star Ma'a Nonu has been a key figure for Toulon since signing in 2015.

The French-based 'All Blacks' who would beat France

These Kiwis playing in the Top 14 would give 'Les Bleus' a run at home, says Reece Labuschagne.

Shields is joining English Premiership side Wasps.

Shields shrugs off Hansen's selection claims

The England-bound forward has moved on from his All Blacks frustrations.

The Maori All Blacks are reportedly scheduled to face Brazil and Chile in November.

Māori ABs set for South American swing

The Māori All Blacks are reportedly booked to face Brazil and Chile in November.