Rugby

Eddie Jones says All Blacks miss leadership of Richie McCaw and Dan Carter

"Those that aren't doing the right thing, they'd be told to do the right thing. Now they haven't got those guys.

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Trael Joass left his opponents clutching at air after deceiving them with a massive dummy before racing away to score under the posts.

All Blacks Sevens announce four new caps for Wellington after impressive outings at nationals

Trael Joass, Andrew Knewstubb, Vilimoni Koroi and Tone Ng Shiu have all been given the nod.

Watch: Barnstorming 18-year-old sensation fast-tracked into Black Ferns Sevens after carving up nationals

Hello Alena Saili! Straight out of Southland Girls' High and onto the world stage. And this video shows why.

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Christchurch-born Heiden Bedwell-Curtis never thought he'd be back in Crusaders country after plying his trade with Manawatu.

New Crusaders flanker still in disbelief at Super call-up

Christchurch-born Heiden Bedwell-Curtis never thought he'd be back in red after playing for Manawatu.

English rugby club suspends player, accuses him of leaking info to brother on rival team at New Years gathering

Sale Sharks feel Tom Arscott broke their trust by meeting brother Luke who plays for Bristol.

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

Waratahs want star Israel Folau at ball-carrying best

Folau has played the bulk of his career at fullback since joining the Waratahs in 2013.

Aaron Cruden of New Zealand looks on. New Zealand All Blacks v Australian Wallabies, Bledisloe Cup, rugby union test match, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 22 October 2016. © Copyright Image: www.photosport.nz

All Blacks first-five Aaron Cruden signs $2.4 million two-year deal with French Club

Cruden has reportedly signed a two-year deal with French club Montpellier, according to French media.

Blues coach Tana Umaga

'We all need to adapt' - Tana Umaga backs rugby's new tackling laws

The Blues coach has urged patience and to allow time for both players and officials to get used to the changes.

Former All Black Zac Guildford impresses NZ Sevens selectors

Assistant coach Scott Waldrom admitted that Guildford is being considered after his performances for Waikato.

Wallabies star Israel Folau pushes for rugby 'State of Origin'

The code hopper played in rugby league's interstate showpiece, and is keen to see the concept replicated.

Wallaby Quade Cooper set for return to boxing ring

Cooper will fight on the undercard of the Anthony Mundine v Danny Green rematch.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), Oct. 1, 2016: Captain's Run before the International Test Match between Argentina v New Zealand during the Rugby Championship at Estadio Jose Amalfitani, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (photo by Pablo Gasparini/Photosport)

Steve Hansen rugby's only representative at upcoming Halberg Awards

Hansen is up for Coach of the Year at New Zealand's top sporting awards, yet his players have been ignored.

England coach Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones awarded rugby's personality of the year award

Jones follows in the footsteps of winners including Jonah Lomu, Jonny Wilkinson and Dan Carter.

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The former All Blacks vehemently deny any wrongdoing.

Independent French anti-doping agency demanding explanations from Carter, Rokocoko

The French Agency for fight against doping refuses to support French Rugby's decision.

World Rugby rebuke English club over George North's head injury

Northampton Saints medical staff allowed North to return to the field despite a spate of concussions over the past two years.

England coach Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones aiming to turn Six Nations into 'greatest tournament in the world'

The England coach regards the annual European championship as a greater challenge than the likes of the Rugby Championship.

Waikato coach, Chris Gibbes before the ITM Cup rugby match between Taranaki and Waikato played at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth,  New Zealand. Wednesday, 03 October, 2012. Photo: John Cowpland / photosport.co.nz

Wellington Lions announce Chris Gibbes as new coach

Former Waikato coach Gibbes has been appointed as the Wellington Lions head coach for the next three years.

Ben Smith of New Zealand is tackled by Michael Hooper of Australia. New Zealand All Blacks v Australian Wallabies, Bledisloe Cup, rugby union test match, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 22 October 2016. © Copyright Image: www.photosport.nz

European 'player drain' is nothing for NZ rugby to fear

The inevitable pull of cash rich overseas clubs once again hovering over New Zealand may not be so bad.

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, City Ground, Nottingham, England 24/4/2016
Leicester Tigers vs Racing 92
LeicesterÕs Manu Tuilagi
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Blockbusting England midfielder Manu Tuilagi likely to miss Lions tour of NZ

Tuilagi is likely to miss the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand after suffering a knee injury.

Watch: Ma'a Nonu's teammate almost turns to the dark side after blaring Star Wars theme music distracts conversion attempt

Leigh Halfpenny was hoping to add two points – he got an earful of a John Williams masterpiece instead.

Ben Smith of New Zealand is tackled by Michael Hooper of Australia. New Zealand All Blacks v Australian Wallabies, Bledisloe Cup, rugby union test match, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 22 October 2016. © Copyright Image: www.photosport.nz

All Blacks star Ben Smith close to signing with French Top 14 team Pau - report

Could another star All Black be on the verge of heading to France?

Manu Tuilagi ruled out of England training camp with knee injury

Tuilagi limped off the field after sustaining the injury during Leicester's 16-12 defeat to Saracens.

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The All Blacks and Hurricanes flyer appeared to be in good nick, as he races to be fit for the Brisbane Global Tens event in February.

Opinion: Nehe Milner-Skudder needs strong 2017 for All Blacks' sake

The 2015 World Cup winner needs to come back strong having missed most of 2016 with shoulder injury.

Toulon's New Zealander centre Ma'a Nonu (C) escapes a tackle during the European Rugby Champions Cup

Ma'a Nonu set to extend French rugby stay - report

The World Cup winning All Black has all but confirmed he will extend his current deal with French side Toulon.

Sonny Bill Williams working out

Shredded Sonny Bill Williams offers followers advice as he steps up recovery

The injured All Black is aiming to be fit for the start of Super Rugby going into 2017.

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina

All Blacks prop Charlie Faumuina confirms move to France

The 46 Test prop will join Toulouse at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

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Opinion: Ryan Crotty - the real hero of 2016

Having gone from an All Blacks outsider to key man in 2016, Crotty doesn't receive enough praise for the work he does in the black jersey.

England coach Eddie Jones

'We want to get better' - Eddie Jones predicts big 2017 for English rugby

The England coach has outlined that he expects more from his players after an impressive 2016.

George North's concussion decision 'a disgrace' - former players lash out at RFU

A brain injury charity also took issue with the conclusion of a three-man RFU panel.

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