Rugby

Bay of Plenty rookie answers All Blacks Sevens' SOS ahead of Cape Town tournament

The 21-year-old joins the squad after Waaka sustained an ankle injury.

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Gatland names assistants for Lions tour but coy on whether Ben Ryan will be involved

Interim Wales boss Rob Howley and Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell are joined by Steve Borthwick.

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07:  (L-R) Steve Borthwick, forwards coach, Warren Gatland head coach, Rob Howley, backs coach and Andy Farrell the defence coach pose during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Coaching team announced to assist Warren Gatland in 2017 Lions tour

Rob Howley, Andy Farrell, and Steve Borthwick have been confirmed as Gatland's assistants for the 2017 Lions tour of NZ.

Referee Craig Joubert during the New Zealand All Blacks v Argentina Pumas, won by NZ 57-22. The Rugby Championship. FMG Stadium, Hamilton. Saturday 10 September 2016. © Copyright Photo: Stephen Barker / www.Photosport.nz

South African ref Craig Joubert retires from international Test rugby

South African referee Craig Joubert has retired from test rugby to help develop more refs.

Psychologist Sara Chatwin has some tips for Michael Cheika, who was left fuming at the weekend.

ARU boss backs Michael Cheika despite bad year

The Wallabies lost nine of their 15 Tests in 2016. It was the first time the team had lost that number of Tests in a calendar year.

Anton Lienert-Brown breaks away.
New Zealand All Blacks v Australia Wallabies. Bledisloe Cup rugby union test match. Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 22 October 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

All Blacks set to take on Wallabies for the first time in Perth in 2019

The Australian Rugby Union said today that Perth's new 60,000-seat stadium will host the only Bledisloe Cup match that year.

Jordie Barrett stands with Taranaki coach Colin Cooper and other recent signing Logan Crowley.

Welcome back! Homeboy sensation Jordie Barrett signs with Taranaki for 2017 Mitre 10 Cup

"Taranaki has a proud record, a lot of history and I'm looking forward to being a part of that."

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The British and Irish Lions haven’t won a series in New Zealand since 1971. Will that change in 2017?

Eddie Jones says All Blacks will face Lions side dominated by England

Jones thinks a successful Six Nations will result in England's players dominating Warren Gatland's Lions team.

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Steve Hansen says Barrett learning to conduct a team in a pressured environment during the Hurricanes’ finals run has accelerated his development.

All Blacks superstar Beauden Barrett up for two gongs at NZ rugby awards

World player of the year Beauden Barrett is up against Dane Coles and Sam Whitelock for NZ player of the year.

Eddie Jones keen to knock the All Blacks off the top spot

England head coach Eddie Jones' sole focus is usurping New Zealand as world champions as he plays down the importance of a record-equalling run.

Post-Tietjens era gets off to a rocky start as NZ Sevens crash out of Dubai, trophy-less

The All Black Sevens went down 20-12 to Australia in a classification game, their third defeat of the week to reduce them to seventh place.

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The sevens star spoke of the new team environment, adding that the Sevens Sisters are looking forward to 2017.

'It's incredible' –Tyla Nathan-Wong hails new coaching setup after Dubai title triumph

The sevens star spoke of the new team environment, adding that the Sevens Sisters are looking forward to 2017.

'It wasn't pretty at times' – Sevens Sisters captain Sarah Goss on Dubai triumph

The New Zealand skipper was stoked after securing the title against Australia, winning 17-5 in the final.

England coach Eddie Jones

'It's their last chance for redemption' - Eddie Jones fires another shot at the Wallabies

The England coach has again locked horns with Australia's Michael Cheika, as the two sides prepare to meet at Twickenham.

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The Wallabies coach said Jones was damaging his legacy with the ongoing comments about the country and team he built his reputation in.

'The fun is over now' - Cheika prepares for England grudge match

The Wallabies coach put his war of words with England's Eddie Jones to one side before the two sides meet at Twickenham.

Super Rugby teams 'open' to special state of origin clash in 2017

"We come to a dead stop at a time when rival codes are building to the high point of their seasons."

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The Wallabies coach said Jones was damaging his legacy with the ongoing comments about the country and team he built his reputation in.

The war rages on! Eddie Jones brushes aside Cheika's 'legacy' comments: 'I'm disappointed he's upset'

"We don't have anything to do with legacy. It's an uncontrollable part of what happens."

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Rusila Nagasau lined up Brazier perfectly before executing the textbook bone-crunching hit.

Black Ferns Sevens' dominant opening day marred by injury concerns

The team won all three games to top pool B but it came with a cost.

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The Wallabies coach said Jones was damaging his legacy with the ongoing comments about the country and team he built his reputation in.

Stephen Larkham not buying old coach Eddie Jones' mind games: 'A win would be a small way of rectifying that'

Having been coached by Jones himself, the Wallabies assistant knows a thing or two.

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The 34-year-old forward will pass Uale Mai of Samoa when he takes the field in Dubai against Russia tomorrow night.

DJ Forbes set to break world record for Sevens tournaments appearances with 80th showing

The 34-year-old forward will pass Uale Mai of Samoa when he takes the field in Dubai against Russia tomorrow night.

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'Cars, alcohol, attitude towards gender - we've got a job to do, haven't we?'

Prof Paul Spoonley with his take on future rugby stars getting schooled up on respect and responsibility.

Six Nations trialling bonus point system - with unique Grand Slam points rule

The system is already used in the Rugby Championship and World Cup.

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The Wallabies coach said Jones was damaging his legacy with the ongoing comments about the country and team he built his reputation in.

They're at it again! Fired-up Cheika tells Eddie Jones to focus on his own players, not point the finger at his

Cheika says Jones should look at Dan Cole's scrummaging instead of questioning his pack.

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At a NZ Rugby workshop in Wellington Neil Sorenson gave the new players a wake-up call with regards to their responsibilities as pro athletes.

Watch: 'We have had a gutsful of people doing sh*t things' - fired up NZ Rugby manager schools Super Rugby recruits

Neil Sorenson didn't hold back letting the new Super Rugby players know what is expected.

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Kieran Read and his teammates took a trip to the Adidas HQ in Germany, where there's an 'unbelievable amount of technology'.

Video: All Blacks visit Santa's toy shop for world class athletes

Kieran Read and his teammates took a trip to the Adidas HQ in Germany, where there's an 'unbelievable amount of technology'.

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1 NEWS Europe Correspondent Emma Keeling joined Israel Dagg, Beauden Barrett and others as they explored the facilities in Herzogenaurach.

Behind the scenes: All Blacks swing by Adidas HQ in Germany for tests, fittings of latest sporting innovations

1 NEWS Europe Correspondent Emma Keeling joined Israel Dagg, Beauden Barrett and others as they explored the facilities in Herzogenaurach.

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Allister Coetzee admitted that NZ 'is in a better class' after his side were smashed 57-15 in Durban.

Springboks coach refusing to resign despite terrible season

"Sometimes things have got to go as low as they can before they can go upwards," Allister Coetzee said.

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The Wallabies coach said Jones was damaging his legacy with the ongoing comments about the country and team he built his reputation in.

Watch: Michael Cheika snaps back at Eddie Jones in ongoing war of words before Test: He's damaging his legacy

"If you want to leave a legacy somewhere you don't hit back at it when you leave."

Wallabies to attack England with ferocity

Michael Cheika and his players had hoped next Saturday's season-ending clash at Twickenham would double as their grand slam finale.

Video: Try time! Portia Woodman busts through Irish defence with rampaging run

Woodman took a hat trick in the game as the Black Ferns won 38-8.

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