While the refereeing in South Africa has raised some eyebrows across Super Rugby, it's the increasing amount of scrum resets and general uncertainty that is really upsetting fans - Craig Dowd writes.
Sonny Bill Williams has enough credit in the bank and needs only to prove his fitness to put himself in contention for a third Rugby World Cup later this year, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said Monday.
While former Wallabies coach and radio broadcaster Alan Jones blasted Rugby Australia over its decision to sack Israel Folau, some Australian players used social media to show their love and support for their ex-teammate.
Flanker Sam Cane's remarkable bid to resume his All Blacks career begins this weekend when he returns to rugby seven months after breaking his neck.
Two-time World Cup winner Dan Carter has laughed off suggestions he could make a surprise return to the All Blacks squad for this year's tournament as New Zealand grapples with concerns over their depth at fly-half.
Luke Jacobson is the latest back-rower to throw his name up for the All Blacks No. 6 jersey. There are a number of candidates, and Kieran Read could well be one of them -- Craig Dowd writes.
All Black and World Cup winner Waisake Naholo has signed for London Irish, the club announced Wednesday.
All Blacks fullback Ben Smith could miss the rest of the Super Rugby regular season with a hamstring strain in a blow for the Highlanders' title hopes.
There was a rare bit of good news for Australian rugby late on Saturday when the junior Wallabies beat New Zealand 24-0 to win the Oceania under-20 title for the first time.
All Blacks captain-in-waiting Sam Whitelock has signed a long-term deal with the world champions in a momentous deal for New Zealand Rugby.
All Blacks prop Owen Franks will be out of action for at least another four weeks, Canterbury Crusaders said on Monday.
Star Crusaders five-eighth Richie Mo'unga has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby on a three-year deal in a major coup for the All Blacks.
Damian McKenzie's injury has highlighted a problem New Zealand Rugby must be prepared for. If Steve Hansen wants a particular player who is currently ineligible because of where he's playing, then that needs to change -- Craig Dowd writes.
Dan Carter would not be out of place in the All Blacks squad at the Rugby World Cup later this year if selectors handed him a shock call-up to fill the gap left by the injured Damian McKenzie, Graham Henry has said.
Ma'a Nonu and Sonny Bill Williams could end up fighting for the last spot in the All Blacks' World Cup midfield after coach Steve Hansen gave both veterans a ringing endorsement.
Key All Blacks attacking weapon Damian McKenzie has been ruled out of rugby for the year with a knee injury, meaning new tactics may be required in their Rugby World Cup defence.
Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams is set to miss at least six weeks of action after he undergoes surgery on his problematic knee tomorrow.
As more and more All Blacks join the post-Rugby World Cup exodus, Craig Dowd analyses what it would mean should Beauden Barrett follow suit. He has a message for players who have decided to head north, too.
Sam Cane has been cleared to return to contact training after breaking a bone in his neck and received another boost when he was invited to a one-day All Blacks camp.
Ma'a Nonu's bid for a Rugby World Cup return appears to be over after the veteran centre was not selected in an extended All Blacks squad.
Rugby Australia is working on other options if the mooted world league doesn't go ahead, with a more meaningful Rugby Championship on the SANZAAR agenda.
The future of the Crusaders name is in doubt with the Super Rugby franchise and New Zealand Rugby announcing they have engaged an independent research company to seek feedback and provide recommendations on the side's team name and imagery.
It may not quite be a dirty word like "rotation" was during Mickey Arthur's stint as Australia cricket coach, but Rugby World Cup-aiding "rest weeks" are fast becoming a key factor in this year's Super Rugby competition.
All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo's hopes of making the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year hang in balance after he suffered a knee injury at training that ruled him out for up to six weeks.
Dynamic All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has confirmed his future in New Zealand rugby by signing a two-year deal that will keep him playing Super Rugby at the Highlanders until 2021.
- TRIES SCORED1st 33 Tries
- POINTS DIFFERENCE= 1st 93 points