All Black Carlos Spencer has been tasked to guide the Eastern Province Kings in their return to the Currie Cup competition.
Cory Jane and Israel Dagg have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2017 - the same year the British and Irish Lions will tour New Zealand.
The All Blacks were named Team of the Year at New Zealand’s sports awards ceremony, the Halberg Awards, at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Thursday.
England coach Stuart Lancaster is now eagerly looking forward to his side's opening Test against the All Blacks in June.
New Zealand Rugby have confirmed an inaugural 2014 National Under-19 Tournament would be held in Taupo in September.
Cardiff Blues confirmed the signing of Samoa international centre Isaia Tuifua.
Jackson Willison is the latest player to ink a lucrative contract with an overseas club, signing a two-year deal with Top 14 French outfit Grenoble.
All Black coach Steve Hansen has few shortcomings in his team, with finding a long-term replacement at hooker top of his priorities in 2014.
All Black wing Zac Guildford has signed a three-year contract with French club Clermont Auvergne.
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