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Cast your eyes across the Crusaders' outside back stocks for 2019 and only one regular starter from the past season is missing.
An Auckland rugby club has been left reeling following the fatal stabbing of one its brightest young stars.
All Blacks and Hurricanes flanker Ardie Savea has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) through to 2021.
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett screamed in terror as he was twisted and spun around on an aerobatic flight with Red Bull.
World Cup-winning England coach Sir Clive Woodward believes Steve Hansen has made a "huge mistake" in announcing he will quit the All Blacks after the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year.
Kieran Read's supposed move to glamour Paris club Racing 92 appears to be cooling with French reports suggesting Japan might now be a more likely destination for the All Blacks captain.
The buzz around the Blues is that Ma'a Nonu is in the shape of his life and believes he can challenge for an All Blacks spot nearly four years after he last squeezed into that tight black jumper.
All Blacks and Hurricanes loose forward Vaea Fifita has posted a heartfelt message on social media after tying the knot at the weekend.
Have the Wallabies bought themselves a dud in Scott Johnson, the man charged with helping Michael Cheika sort out the current mess.
OPINION: For the first time in 50 years of playing and reporting on rugby, I have reservations about encouraging children to take up the sport. For many years, I would shrug after a catastrophic injury such as afflicted the likes of former England and Leicester prop Matt Hampson, sympathise, of course, but conclude that the good bits in rugby outweigh the bad by a factor of 99 per cent. That position, some might call it naive, is now more difficult to maintain.
Ireland captain Rory Best has unequivocally backed his national coach Joe Schmidt as the right man to next lead the British and Irish Lions for their tour to South Africa in 2021.
ANALYSIS: We're starting to get a feel for what the 2019 Wallabies coaching team will look like, but the big question is how will it function in a high-stakes World Cup year?
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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will report to Rugby Australia's new director of rugby Scott Johnson in a major shakeup to the coaching structure of the under-performing test team.
Hosting, and winning, the Super Rugby final hasn't translated into a memorable financial windfall for the Crusaders.
OPINION: Steve Hansen's pending departure is sure to fan the winds of change through the All Blacks' management team.
Japanese public bath houses are preparing to suspend their traditional distaste for tattoos and open their doors for inked-up visitors during next year's Rugby World Cup.