Losing big names gives up-and-coming talent the chance to shine, writes Andrew Gourdie.
After weeks of speculation, the Highlander has confirmed his departure via Instagram.
The All Blacks' midfielder is set to skip a couple pre-season games allowing his early return.
The 25-year-old will join Ma'a Nonu and Luke McAlister in Toulon's backline.
All Blacks will play a second Test against France on the end of season tour.
Crusaders have got their man, but probably not for as long as they wanted.
The Chiefs livewire could be in the UK as soon as next year according to reports.
Ben Smith could be set for an overseas stint but there's good news for Highlanders fans.
The electrifying Hurricanes centre wants to join his teammate in an ABs jersey.
The Lions' skipper arrived to a few home truths as the squad touched back down in the UK.
English prop Kyle Sinckler was involved in a "minor incident" after Saturday's third Test.
The Frenchman will referee two of the All Blacks' biggest Tests in the Rugby Championship.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is working to ensure calls like that don't happen again.
Piri Weepu will play for the Wairarapa Bush in this season's Heartland Championship.
The World Cup-winning coach believes the All Blacks may have been exposed against the Lions.
The All Blacks newcomer has refined his mental approach to rugby.
The All Blacks coach thinks Romain Poite should've trusted his initial instinct.
There's been a lack of respect for European rugby by NZ scribes, writes Brad Lewis.