New Zealand


Pumas fire silent warning at NZ

New Zealand may have good reason to be cautious about the threat posed by Argentina in their Rugby Championship match in Napier on Saturday.

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New Zealand

Big Ben cited for ref shove

Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been cited for acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship, after referee Glen Jackson was allegedly shoved.

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All Blacks confident, not cocky

EXCLUSIVE: All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden spoke to Jan de Koning about the next stage in the World Cup holders' Rugby Championship campaign.

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New Zealand

Putting 'fun' back into safety

Two tragic incidents this past weekend again highlighted the risks of a contact sport like rugby - at both elite and grassroots level. Jan de Koning reports.

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Retallick to rumble with Lavanini

Brodie Retallick is getting excited to lock horns with the physical Argentinean Tomas Lavanini in Saturday's Test in Napier.

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New Zealand

No budging in Eden Park stalemate

Auckland and Tasman played out a 16-16 draw at Eden Park to close proceedings on the third round of the NPC.

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Nonu to be unleashed on Pumas

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen expects experienced centre Ma'a Nonu to be fit for the Test against Argentina in Napier on Saturday.

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New Zealand

Waikato pip North Harbour

Waikato have won their second match of the NPC with a tight 22-16 victory over North Harbour in wet conditions at QBE Stadium.

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Wellington propping up the bottom

Last year's Finalists, Wellington are close to crisis after their second straight loss this time against Manawatu

All Black bad-boy to turn the page

Zac Guildford is looking to put his past alcohol-fuelled misdemeanours behind him and launch a new chapter in his impressive career with Clermont.

Whiteley recalled by Springboks

BREAKING NEWS: Willem Alberts has been ruled out South Africa's Rugby Championship tour to Australia and New Zealand.

Hore comes out of retirement

Andrew Hore is returning to the game, at first-class level, after cutting his retirement short to join the Southland Stags.

SBW: Why NZ are bending the rules

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has defended the special treatment given to serial code-hopper Sonny Bill Williams.

Additional advantage for England

BREAKING NEWS: Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage, as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup.

Carter or Cruden?

To play Dan Carter or Aaron Cruden? It should be an easy question to answer. However, it is a rather tricky poser for All Black coach Steve Hansen.

Matfield back in Bok fold

BREAKING NEWS: Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for their Australasian tour. 

McKenzie forced to rethink selection

Ewen McKenzie has no more excuses with regards to a selection policy that has seen him let down in many aspects

NZ ban fireworks after Test mishap

The NZRU suspended all pre-match fireworks, as authorities investigate an accident before the weekend's All Blacks versus Wallabies Test.