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    Aaron Goile: Rugby's 2019 burning questions: Would third title secure Scott Robertson top job?

    Aaron Goile: Rugby's 2019 burning questions: Would third title secure Scott Robertson top job?


    Another year of code is in the bag, but a Rugby World Cup year is on the horizon. Each day this week, Stuff's rugby writers will address a burning question ahead of what promises to be a hectic...

    Another year of code is in the bag, but a Rugby World Cup year is on the horizon. Each day this week, Stuff's rugby writers will address a burning question ahead of what promises to be a hectic 2019.  
    Second-rate treatment, pressure to play through injuries concerns in rugby survey

    Second-rate treatment, pressure to play through injuries concerns in rugby survey


    Marginalised internationals from second-tier countries, concerns about workload and individuals feeling pressured to return early from head knocks were among the major issues highlighted by an international rugby players'...

    Marginalised internationals from second-tier countries, concerns about workload and individuals feeling pressured to return early from head knocks were among the major issues highlighted by an international rugby players' survey.
    Playing rosters could be cut in proposed English rugby restructuring

    Playing rosters could be cut in proposed English rugby restructuring


    The English Rugby Premiership â€“ a popular overseas destination for New Zealand rugby players – could reduce the number of players if it decides on a major...

    The English Rugby Premiership â€“ a popular overseas destination for New Zealand rugby players – could reduce the number of players if it decides on a major revamp.
    Wallabies' next big thing Izaia Perese in shock code-swapping defection to NRL

    Wallabies' next big thing Izaia Perese in shock code-swapping defection to NRL


    The Queensland wing once touted as the Wallabies' next big thing will pitch up for training with the Broncos on Monday in a sensational code-swapping blow to Australian...

    The Queensland wing once touted as the Wallabies' next big thing will pitch up for training with the Broncos on Monday in a sensational code-swapping blow to Australian rugby.
    New Zealand men exit at semifinal stage of Cape Town Sevens, thumped by USA

    New Zealand men exit at semifinal stage of Cape Town Sevens, thumped by USA


    The New Zealand men's sevens side were blasted off the park by a sharp United States outfit at the semifinal stage of the Cape Town tournament early Monday...

    The New Zealand men's sevens side were blasted off the park by a sharp United States outfit at the semifinal stage of the Cape Town tournament early Monday (NZT).
    Sean Maitland strikes twice in Saracens' big European rugby win

    Sean Maitland strikes twice in Saracens' big European rugby win


    New Zealand wing Sean Maitland scored two tries as English champions Saracens thumped the Cardiff Blues in the European Champions...

    New Zealand wing Sean Maitland scored two tries as English champions Saracens thumped the Cardiff Blues in the European Champions Cup.
    Rugby's 2019 burning questions: Will Leon MacDonald revive the embattled Blues?

    Rugby's 2019 burning questions: Will Leon MacDonald revive the embattled Blues?


    Another year of code is in the bag. Next up is a World Cup year. Each day this week, Stuff's rugby writers will address a burning question ahead of what promises to be a hectic...

    Another year of code is in the bag. Next up is a World Cup year. Each day this week, Stuff's rugby writers will address a burning question ahead of what promises to be a hectic 2019.  
    Lima Sopoaga says he is yet to recapture his All Black form in England

    Lima Sopoaga says he is yet to recapture his All Black form in England


    Former All Black Lima Sopoaga admits he has been struggling in England and believes New Zealanders underestimate the strength of northern hemisphere...

    Former All Black Lima Sopoaga admits he has been struggling in England and believes New Zealanders underestimate the strength of northern hemisphere rugby.
    Mark Reason: Schools poaching epidemic teaches All Blacks to follow the money

    Mark Reason: Schools poaching epidemic teaches All Blacks to follow the money


    OPINION: The Auckland Ten's decision to refuse to play 1st XV rugby against St Kentigern next season is about far more than rugby. It is about teaching kids that money can't buy your soul. It is about loyalty. It is about keeping rugby in perspective....

    OPINION: The Auckland Ten's decision to refuse to play 1st XV rugby against St Kentigern next season is about far more than rugby. It is about teaching kids that money can't buy your soul. It is about loyalty. It is about keeping rugby in perspective. It is about not fostering an arms race that will end up in young men injecting themselves with steroids.