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OPINION: It would be too optimistic to believe World Rugby officials can settle on a radical plan that provides NZ Rugby with a much-needed financial package this week.
OPINION: There has been a quiet but significant shift in the way rugby has been officiated in the past few months, and it has changed the entire nature of the Rugby Championship.
John Mitchell wasn't the only Kiwi coach around when the England rugby team completed a rigorous two-day training camp as they build towards their clash with the world champion All Blacks.
When a child loses a parent, junior rugby coaches are often thrust into mentor roles for which they are ill-prepared.
Alama Ieremia is a no-stone-unturned type of guy. Luckily for Auckland rugby that's exactly the sort of head coach they needed to turn round their ailing fortunes in 2018.
Ian Foster favours change. All Blacks assistant coach for now, Foster looms as an obvious candidate for the top job, assuming incumbent Steve Hansen does walk away when his contract expires in February 2020.
Japan rugby prop Takuma Asahara has missed the team's training camp after being hit by a car because he had drunk too much and fallen asleep on the road.
OPINION: This may be sacrilegious to say, but you have to wonder what the Farah Palmer Cup is actually achieving.
Michael Cheika won't be bullied into change as he attempts to revive the spluttering Wallabies before next year's World Cup.
John Mitchell really believes England can usurp the All Blacks as the world's dominant rugby team within a year with the World Cup now less than 12 months away.
All Blacks Ben Smith and Ardie Savea could join French club Pau after next year's World Cup, according to a European rugby news outlet.