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Hansen slams 'boring' moves

All Black coach Steve Hansen warned that Rugby Union risks becoming "boring", unless the game is made more attacking and the rulebook simplified.

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Match-fixing scrutiny for All Blacks

The NZRU contracted a specialist monitoring service to ensure match-fixing does not taint All Blacks, Super Rugby or domestic matches.

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McCaw 'likely' to quit after World Cup

NEWS: All Black skipper Richie McCaw on Thursday dropped the strongest hint yet he will retire after this year's World Cup in England.

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Fekitoa remains a Highlander

NEWS: In-demand All Black midfielder Malakai Fekitoa has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Highlanders for another two years.

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Smith joins Kiwi exodus to France

The All Blacks' most capped centre and Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith has confirmed that he is leaving New Zealand at the end of the 2015 season.

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Ulster sign a Kiwi

Ulster has signed former Highlanders openside flank Tim Boys on a short-term contract until the end of this season.

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Faumuina has B&I Lions in his sights

NEWS: All Black prop Charlie Faumuina has bucked the trend and re-committed to the Blues and New Zealand Rugby to the end of 2017.

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Dragons sign Kiwi loose forward

Newport Gwent Dragons have become the latest European outfit to land the signature of a high-profile New Zealand player.

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All Black walks off into retirement

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: All Black legend Ali Williams vowed to spend his time fishing and hunting after announcing his retirement from the game.

Thrush joins in on the exodus

BREAKING NEWS: Gloucester have gained the services of Jeremy Thrush from the Hurricanes after the World Cup this year.

The All Black exile continues

As the All Blacks gear up to defend the World Cup there is also an undercurrent of departing stars with Ben Franks thought to be the next to go.

Lancaster: All Blacks are favourites

NEWS: England coach, Stuart Lancaster believes the All Blacks are favourites to retain their World Cup crown in 2015.

Doping target on Hayman's back

The French doping system has been put in the spotlight for its seemingly inconsistency.

Sport-hopping is here to stay

NEWS: Switching codes, and dabbling in boxing, are realities of modern-day sport that make players' careers even more enticing.

NZRU no longer 'pine-headed'

EXCLUSIVE: In the final instalment of his chat with Jan de Koning, John Mitchell speaks about changes since his departure from the All Blacks.

Mysterious scrum guru for Wallabies

The penny has finally dropped. The Wallabies know they need to resolve their scrum woes or fall short at the World Cup next year.

Smith gets All Black defence job

NEWS: Wayne Smith will rejoin the All Blacks coaching staff ahead of next year's World Cup as a defence specialist.

Nonu Toulon's latest capture

NEWS: Toulon's outspoken owner Mourad Boudjellal  has added veteran All Black Ma'a Nonu to his growing list of high-profile signings.