Rugby

Seta Tamanivalu attacks

Crusaders to shift Seta Tamanivalu from centre to wing

The three Test All Black will start the Super Rugby season in a new position after his move from the Chiefs.

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Milner-Skudder picked up a hamstring injury in the Hurricanes final pre-season match with the Crusaders, with the All Blacks flyer racing to be fit for his side's trip to Japan.

'He picked up a twinge' - Nehe Milner-Skudder under injury cloud ahead of Hurricanes' Super Rugby opener

Milner-Skudder picked up a hamstring injury in the Hurricanes' final pre-season match.

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Ngatai was looking likely to be an All Blacks regular in 2016, but hasn't played since last May after a nasty concussion.

'He's getting better' – Dave Rennie hopeful of Chiefs return from concussion for Charlie Ngatai

Ngatai was likely to be an All Blacks regular in 2016, but hasn't played since last May after a nasty concussion.

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Mitchell Karpik has played for both NZ Schoolboys and the Baby Blacks, but has still looked into representing Poland.

'I'd like to play here first!' Promising Chiefs star could become first Polish All Black

Mitchell Karpik played for the Baby Blacks, but has still looked into representing Poland.

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The Hurricanes skipper is targeting an improved start to the competition after last year, when his side take on the Sunwolves in Japan.

'We were fat and slow last year' – Dane Coles raring to go for new Super Rugby season

The Hurricanes skipper wants an improved start to the competition after last year, when his side take on the Sunwolves in Japan.

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Having had his breakthrough season in 2016, the ever smiling McKenzie now faces a fight for his place as an All Black.

'I'm just trying to take it week by week' – Damian McKenzie coy on chances of making All Blacks in 2017

Having had his breakthrough season in 2016, the ever smiling McKenzie now faces a fight for his place as an All Black.

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John Plumtree spoke of his history with the former Wallaby, including a possible union in their native South Africa.

'I tried to get him to the Sharks, it's shocked all of us' – Hurricanes assistant coach devastated by passing of Dan Vickerman

John Plumtree spoke of his history with the former Wallaby, including a possible union in their native South Africa.

Ben Ryan

'We are miles behind' - ex-Fiji sevens coach says rugby players lacking skill

Ben Ryan has declared that rugby players are lagging behind other sports in terms of player skill.

Israel Folau taken by Kriel Andre. Waratahs v Bulls, Super Rugby Round 12. Played at Allianz Stadium, Sydney Australia on Saturday 14 May 2016. Copyright Photo: Clay Cross / photosport.nz

'The gap is closeable' - former Wallabies fullback rates Australian Super Rugby chances

Former Wallaby and Waratah Matt Burke believes the Australian conference can compete with New Zealand.

'We celebrate and mourn the loss of a great man' - Sione Lauaki remembered in Auckland

The 17-Test All Black was farewelled in West Auckland yesterday.

Brumbies Christian Lealiifano

'It's an absolute blessing' - Christian Lealiifano in remission after leukemia battle

The Wallabies star is aiming to return to rugby after he was diagnosed midway through 2016.

All Blacks' Ben Smith, Kieran Read & Israel Dagg hold the Steinlager Trophy

Blues, Crusaders set to unleash All Blacks on touring Lions

The two Super Rugby sides will be able to field their international contingent during their tour matches with the Lions in June.

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The pair were given the honour of helping take Lauaki from his packed funeral service.

Sione Lauaki's All Blacks brothers Liam Messam and Jerome Kaino help carry coffin to hearse

The pair were given the honour of helping take Lauaki from his packed funeral service.

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The Blues showed promising signs ahead of their Super Rugby campaign, defeating the Chiefs 26-14 in yesterday's pre-season match.

Blues coach Tana Umaga pleased with dominant pre-season hit out against Chiefs

The Blues showed promising signs ahead of their Super Rugby campaign, defeating the Chiefs 26-14 in yesterday's pre-season match.

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Students from Kelston Boys High as well as those close to Lauaki combined to give the former All Black the send-off he deserved.

Watch: Sione Lauaki farewelled with spine-tingling haka

Students from Kelston Boys High as well as those close to Lauaki combined to give the former All Black the send-off he deserved.

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The eldest of the Lauaki children delivered a touching tribute to her brother at his funeral in Auckland today.

'He told us to never forget where you come from' – Paenga Kovi Lauaki talks about growing up with younger brother Sione

The eldest of the Lauaki children delivered a touching tribute to her brother at his funeral in Auckland today.

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Lauaki is just one of several Kelston Boys' High’s former students to play for New Zealand, however his impact could be the biggest.

Emotional funeral service held for All Blacks star Sione Lauaki

A public service was held in Te Atatu before he was laid to rest near his old college, Kelston Boy's High.

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Now assistant coach to the All Blacks, Foster spoke about his time as Lauaki's coach.

'I remember his smile' – Former Chiefs coach Ian Foster on his former charge, Sione Lauaki

Now assistant coach to the All Blacks, Foster spoke about his time as Lauaki's coach.

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Lauaki was fare-welled today, with Stephanie Lauaki talking about the influene of the former All Black on their children.

'He was the person we all needed him to be' – Sione Lauaki's wife Stephanie's beautiful tribute

Lauaki was farewelled today, with Stephanie Lauaki talking about the influence of the former All Black on their children.

Dan Carter took to Instagram upon his arrival back into New Zealand.

Dan Carter returns to New Zealand amidst drink driving scandal

The 2015 World Cup winner is believed to be travelling home for a pre-planned holiday.

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Richard Escot is adamant that Dan Carter's indiscretion won't leave him offside with the French rugby public.

'In France, he's more famous than Richie McCaw' – French rugby guru thinks drink driving scandal won't hurt Dan Carter's image

Richard Escot is adamant that Dan Carter's indiscretion won't leave him offside with the French rugby public.

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L'Equipe's Richard Escot believes that the 2015 World Cup hero could call it a day once his Racing 92 contract ends.

'I wouldn't be surprised if he never plays rugby again' – French rugby writer on Dan Carter's drink driving shame

L'Equipe's Richard Escot believes that the 2015 World Cup hero could call it a day once his Racing 92 contract ends.

Hurricanes' Beauden Barrett celebrates his first half try with Matt Proctor, TJ Perenara & Cory Jane during the Investec Super Rugby Semi-Final match, Hurricanes v Chiefs at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. 30th July 2016. © Copyright Photo: Grant Down / www.photosport.nz

All Blacks on show as Hurricanes pip Crusaders in pre-season thriller

The defending Super Rugby champions secured a 33-27 win over the Crusaders in Waverley.

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The Blues defeated the Chiefs 26-14 in an impressive performance in their pre-season match at Auckland's Alexandra Park.

Watch: Blues playmaker Ihaia West pounces on Chiefs mistake, blitzing defenders to score

The Blues defeated the Chiefs 26-14 in an impressive performance in their pre-season match at Auckland's Alexandra Park.

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The former All Black has reportedly been stopped for drink driving in Paris.

Dan Carter admits to drink-driving: 'No excuses - I made a massive error of judgment'

French media reporting Dan Carter caught drink driving in Paris.

Highlanders sneak past Waratahs in high-scoring affair in Sydney

The Highlanders have locked away the Sir Henry Braddon cup with a 50-47 win in Sydney.

Super Rugby closes perplexing loophole allowing bye rounds to count towards player suspensions

Other changes include a new warning for offences that are not quite red-card material.

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