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Jackson Hemopo earned his lone test cap in June.

Hemopo braced for All Blacks recall

The Manawatu flanker may find himself on a plane to Argentina on Friday.

John Mitchell.

Former All Blacks coach joins England

John Mitchell was All Blacks coach at the 2003 World Cup.

Savea with wife, Fatima.

Savea's wife slams French rugby on Twitter

Fatima Savea let rip after husband Julian's Toulon side copped a heavy defeat.

Sonny Bill Williams is returning to the ring for charity.

'It's bigger than boxing' - SBW

The All Black and his reality star opponent will have a greater cause in mind when they jump in the ring.


Spectator storms field to confront former All Black

Julian Savea was at the centre of a French club rugby brawl.

Wallaby players in despair after losing to the Pumas.

Australia on slippery slope to rugby doldrums

The Wallabies have dropped to their lowest ever world ranking.

Lukhan Tui was shook up after the incident and told teammates he wouldn't be playing for a while.

Rugby Australia takes no action over abusive fans

But it will review security, after Wallabies flanker Lukhan Tui's altercation.


Fan's taunts to Wallabies rugby player revealed

Some of the tirade that caused the altercation was captured on a live broadcast.

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.

The All Blacks lost? That's great

Despite divided loyalties, Rhonwyn Newson is happy to see the thrill back in rugby.

Auckland players celebrate a first half try against Canterbury.

Auckland break drought against Canterbury

Alama Ieremia's side scored their first provincial rugby win in Christchurch since 2007.

The Springboks embrace after a stunning win.

Loss should teach All Blacks a lesson - SA journalist

SuperSports' Matthew Pearce can't understand why there was no drop kick.

Tevita Li in action for North Harbour.

Harbour back on track with comfortable win over Steamers

The third win of the season lifted North Harbour off the bottom of the Premiership ladder.

Squire left the field in the second half.

All Blacks' Squire sidelined with injury

The flanker will miss the next three weeks with a hand injury.

South Africa's Cheslin Kobe celebrates his intercept try.

Global media reacts to All Blacks loss

The Springboks' upset win has sent shockwaves through the rugby world.

The flag on display at Westpac Stadium.

Apartheid-era South African flag flown at All Blacks test

The flag was removed by stadium staff.

All Blacks kicker Beauden Barrett.

Barrett still All Blacks' first-choice goal-kicker

The first-five's lapses proved costly against the Boks, but his job is safe, says Andrew Gourdie.

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.

We targeted Wellington test – Springboks coach

Rassie Erasmus knew it'd be the ideal response to two poor seasons.

Beauden Barrett and Anton Lienert-Brown.

All Blacks vs Springboks player ratings

Newshub's Brad Lewis rates how All Blacks performed in their defeat to South Africa.

Beauden Barrett misses a conversion.

Hansen defends Barrett's costly missed conversions

The All Blacks first-five missed four conversions in the loss to South Africa.

Wallabies flanker Lukhan Tui.

Wallabies star involved in ugly post-match scuffle with fan

Lukhan Tui told teammates he is "not going to be playing anymore" after the incident.