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Mocking the verdict of an RFU disciplinary panel has led to former Auckland No 8 Nathan Hughes paying the price for sending perhaps the most expensive tweet in rugby history.
Former Wales and British and Irish Lions flanker Sam Warburton says he never asked Richie McCaw to swap jerseys because he didn't want to show respect to the All Blacks' great.
Liam Messam has been banned for four weeks - the second former All Black in as many days to face the wrath of the French rugby judiciary.
South Canterbury face a tough challenge from King Country in their Meads Cup rugby semifinal in Timaru on Saturday .
âSalesi Rayasi offers a rueful smile when he thinks about how close he came to packing in rugby to pursue his other sporting love of basketball. Somewhere a Super Rugby coach is also beaming about that fateful decision.
New Zealand-born Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell will jointly lead England as Eddie Jones goes down the co-captaincy path for November's clash against the All Blacks.
Scottish rugby fans are crying foul after Blade Thomson's Welsh club have refused to release him for a potential test debut against Wales.
Michael Cheika is standing by his staff and players after one of the most disappointing periods in his time as Wallabies coach.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika admits change is needed but he will stick by his assistants when he fronts the Rugby Australia board after a dismal 2018 domestic season.
Alama Ieremia identified Robbie Abel as just the sort of player he needed to help turn round the fortunes of Auckland rugby. The first-year coach knew he required some hard-nosed buggers to provide the intrinsic qualities for this rebuilding project.
Order an X-ray on Ere Enari's left-leg and you'll be forgiven for thinking he's some kind of cyborg.
Brad Weber is still gunning for a place in next year's World Cup squad despite not hearing his name called out among the 51 players the All Blacks selected for their upcoming tour to Japan and Europe.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named three uncapped players in his 31-man squad for the Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand in Japan.
Will Genia is a slight favourite to deny the inspirational David Pocock and land his first John Eales Medal as a raft of big-name Wallabies jostle for Australian rugby's highest individual honour.
Former Highlanders captain Nasi Manu will begin a cycle of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.