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NZ happy to keep it 'in-house'

NEWS: The NZRU said they had no plans to emulate Australia and relax eligibility rules so overseas-based players can represent the All Blacks.

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Tigers snap up Chiefs lock

Leicester Tigers have agreed a move for second row forward Mike Fitzgerald from the Chiefs.

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Sopoaga in the spotlight

Aaron Cruden's World Cup hopes have been diminished severely, while Highlanders in-form flyhalf Lima Sopoaga has played himself into All Blacks' contention.

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Target on Hurricanes' back

The Hurricanes need to get used to being targeted as the team to beat according to Assistant Coach Clark Laidlaw.

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Cruden wants dead man's ligaments

Hope may not be lost for the Chiefs and All Blacks should Aaron Cruden's knee injury turn out to be a severe ACL problem.

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Retirement awaits McCaw, Read...

All Black stars Richie McCaw and Kieran Read have said they a ready for when the time comes to walk in the rugby sunset.

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Concussion tests under review

The NZRU are reconsidering their concussion procedures after a Highlanders player remarkably returned to the field in a Super Rugby game last weekend.

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Read declines Rio offer

Kieran Read has changed his mind and declined the opportunity to play at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

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MORE HEADLINES

Hansen feeling the exodus sting

The decision of Colin Slade to head to Europe after the World Cup has made coach Steven Hansen very aware that the exodus of players is not yet over.

Slade: I'm committed, till I leave

INTERVIEW: All Black and Crusaders back Colin Slade said he "remains committed" to New Zealand, until he leaves for France later this year.

All Black flyhalf signs for Pau

NEWS: All Black flyhalf Colin Slade has signed a three-year contract with Pau, who have just won promotion to the Top 14.

Concussion forces All Black to retire

NEWS: Chiefs prop player Ben Afeaki has decided to retire from the game due to medical reasons.

Race is on for Carter's No.10

FEATURE: New Zealand are already beginning to contemplate life after Dan Carter. The search is on for his replacement as All Black flyhalf.

Record-setting Thorn to finally retire

NEWS: New Zealand's World Cup-winning lock turned Leicester captain Brad Thorn is to retire at the end of the English season.

Warriors pinch Bryce Heem

Worcester Warriors have announced the signing of New Zealand wing Bryce Heem, who will join the Club in July from Super Rugby giants Waikato Chiefs.

Coaching changes for Canterbury

Canterbury Head Coach Scott Robertson will have a new coaching team supporting him this season, with Assistant Coaches moving to other teams.

All Blacks keep a big name

NEWS: Outstanding loose forward Steven Luatua has pledged his allegiance to the Blues and New Zealand Rugby for a further two years.

New Zealand stay in the black

NEWS: New Zealand Rugby is in the black for the third year in a row, after announcing a profit of NZ$373,000 for the 2014 financial year.