Former All Blacks prop John Schwalger has been named in a 24-strong Hurricanes squad to contest a mid-season friendly against the Crusaders in Levin on Friday.
Black Ferns coach Brian Evans has included two promising rookie teenagers in his 26-strong squad to play England in next month's three-Test women's rugby series.
Tackle-shredding Wallabies winger Digby Ioane says he has overcome a knee injury and is ready to take on the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
The New Zealand U20 team have suffered a 33-21 loss to England in the semi finals of the Junior World Championship.
The Brumbies ended a 42-year drought for Australian provincial teams against the British and Irish Lions, holding on for a 14-12 upset victory in wet and slippery conditions after a hail storm in the national capital on Tuesday night.
For a small school, New Plymouth's Francis Douglas Memorial College is starting to punch above its weight in rugby.
All Black Conrad Smith is set to be retained at centre, despite reports of Ben Smith taking over the 13 jersey.
Blues players Charles Piutau, Steven Luatua, and Francis Saili face the prospect of sitting through the All Blacks Test series against France without a minute of game time.
Brumbies coach Jake White says Jesse Mogg and Matt Toomua will find out if they're up to Test level when his side sticks to their tried and tested gameplan against the British and Irish Lions tonight.
The daily medical update showed some improvements at the beginning of test week for the British and Irish Lions.
Steve Hansen has hinted at changes to the All Blacks for Saturday's third and final test in New Plymouth.
New Zealand under-20 rugby coach Chris Boyd has rearranged his forward pack for the Baby Blacks' junior world championship semifinal against England in France on Wednesday (NZT).
Injured Frederic Michalak and Louis Picamoles leave tour - Playmaker Frederic Michalak and loose forward Louis Picamoles will leave France's rugby tour of New Zealand early because of injuries.
New Zealand women wary ahead of sevens World Cup - Favourites New Zealand will head to the women's sevens rugby World Cup in Moscow with confidence boosted, but also aware that nothing will be a given.
VIDEO: All Blacks banter - Savea jokes Dagg doesn't pass anymore - Israel Dagg and Julian Savea were two All Blacks singled out for underperforming in the first Test against France at Eden Park.
OPINION: Steve Hansen won't cheapen All Blacks jersey - As I rode my High Horse through the airport in Cardiff, Hansen drew alongside side...
Springboks newcomer Botha out for season - New South Africa flanker Arno Botha has been ruled out of rugby for the rest of the season with ruptured left knee ligaments.
OPINION: Hamish McKay chat - Not many, if any, changes should be made for third Test - Why not give these guys the honour of continuing their good work? Never mind giving the good folk of the Taranaki a chance to see their team in full-flight.
Former Wallaby coach accuses Lions of cheating - Less than a week from the first British and Irish Lions test against Australia, former Wallaby coach Bob Dwyer has labelled the visitors as cheats because of illegal scrimmaging and other rule infringements.
Shane Williams answers Lions SOS call - Former world player of the year Shane Williams will transit from the playing field to the commentary booth after answering a dramatic SOS call from Warren Gatland to be a shock inclusion in the British and Irish Lions side to face the Brumbies on Tuesday night.
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