Rugby

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Chris Eves joined the club as a player in 2014 and has become somewhat of an unsung hero for the 'Canes.

Hurricanes prop surprised at making 50 club: 'I just come to get away from Auckland'

Chris Eves joined the club as a player in 2014 and has become somewhat of an unsung hero for the 'Canes.

The Chiefs celebrate a try scored by Hika Elliot on the stroke of halftime during the Super Rugby rugby match - Chiefs v Blues played at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand on Friday 3 March 2017.  Copyright photo: Bruce Lim / www.photosport.nz

Undefeated Chiefs make minor changes in front row for Bulls clash

Hika Elliot returns at hooker after coming off the bench in the Chiefs' 27-14 win over the Rebels last week in Melbourne.

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Sonny-Bill Williams, Blues Super Rugby pre-season training session, Alexandra Park, Auckland. 2 February 2017. Copyright Image: William Booth / www.photosport.nz

'It could be soon' - Tana Umaga teases Blues fans as Sonny Bill Williams nears fitness

The Blues coach hinted that the All Black superstar wasn’t far away from his Super Rugby return.

Hurricanes' Beauden Barrett (R faces Chiefs' Brodie Retallick during the Hurricanes vs Chiefs Super Rugby match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday the 23rd of April 2016. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

Reds coach in awe of 'dangerous' Beauden Barrett

Nick Stiles spoke highly of the Hurricanes and All Blacks star ahead of their clash on Saturday.

Hurricanes captain Dane Coles to miss Reds clash with knee injury

Ricky Riccitelli is the only addition to the starting XV from the 41-15 victory over the Highlanders.

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Rieko Ioane of the Blues during warm up. Super Rugby match, Blues v Bulls at QBE Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 25 March 2017 © Copyright Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

'He can show his wares from there' – Tana Umaga explains decision to bench Rieko Ioane

Youngster TJ Faiane will start in place of Ioane when the Blues meet the Force at Eden Park.

Rieko Ioane scores a try during the round 1 Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels VS The Blues at AAMI Park Melbourne Australia. Thursday 23rd February 2017. Copyright Photo. Brendon Ratnayake / www.photosport.nz

Rieko Ioane dumped to bench as Blues host struggling Force

Youngster TJ Faiane will make his first start at Eden Park on Saturday.

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Yoann Maestri is in hot water for his comments after their 20-18 Six Nations win over Wales.

French vice-captain slapped with $45k fine after claiming Wayne Barnes 'treated France like cheats'

Yoann Maestri is in hot water for his comments after their 20-18 Six Nations win.

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McKenzie was dobbed in by his mate ALB as the Chiefs shaved their heads for charity this morning.

Watch: Damian McKenzie runs and hides as Brodie and Anton Lienert-Brown try to shave his head

McKenzie was dobbed in by his mate ALB as the Chiefs shaved their heads for charity this morning.

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Losing his locks is a small price to pay for raising funds for Ka'iulani Forbes and her family.

Watch: Damian McKenzie runs and hides as Brodie and Anton Lienert-Brown try to shave his head

The Chiefs star said he would shave his hair off if over $50,000 was raised for Ka'iulani Forbes and her family.

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Smith admits he was over rugby at the end of 2016, but by Christmas, couldn't wait to get into training.

'He deserves his place in that company' - tributes flow for Aaron Smith ahead of 100th appearance for Highlanders

The halfback will reach his century when his side take on the Rebels on Friday in Dunedin.

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Kiwis are able to host travelling supporters priced out of accommodation for the Lions tour later this year.

Adopt a Lion? All Blacks fans keen to open their doors for British and Irish fans

Kiwis are able to host travelling supporters priced out of accommodation.

Ex-All Black Andrew Mehrtens

'Massive backward step if we lose Force' - All Blacks legend Mehrtens backs struggling Super Rugby side

Mehrtens is backing the Aussie side amid talk of them being axed from Super Rugby.

'We want it to be a contest' - Crusaders unhappy after scrum bonanza against Force

The 45-17 win saw a whopping 22 minutes of the match dedicated to scrums.

'It was the right choice' - Tawera Kerr-Barlow has no regrets over France move

The Chiefs and All Blacks halfback will move to French side La Rochelle at the end of the 2017 season.

'We will have to be a lot better' - refreshed Chiefs prepare for brutal Bulls battle

Dave Rennie admits his side need to improve from their 27-14 win over the Rebels in Melbourne.

Former All Blacks coach Eric Watson during a training session

Former All Blacks coach Eric Watson dies aged 91

Watson coached New Zealand between 1979 and 1980.

Western Force blow away latest reports about their Super Rugby future

The Western Force are reportedly set to be the franchise axed from next year's Super Rugby competition.

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Richard Escot of L'Equipe says the accusation levelled against the Racing 92 player is "damaging the image of the All Blacks".

Former All Black Ali Williams has French disciplinary hearing over drugs scandal postponed

Racing 92 have already suspended the 2011 World Cup winner over the scandal in Paris.

Bernard Foley. 2017 Melbourne Rebels v NSW Waratahs. Super Rugby round 5 match. AAMI Park, Melbourne on Saturday 24 March 2017. Photo Clay Cross / photosport.nz

Fired-up Waratahs ready for New Zealand challenge

The NSW Waratahs are psyched for a season-defining fortnight as they bid to revive Australia's flagging Super Rugby title hopes.

Reds suffer another loss after being dealt harsh double yellow card in first half

Quade Cooper cried foul as the depleted Reds crashed to a 22-8 loss to the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

Video: Brave Highlanders come from behind to upset Brumbies in Canberra

The Highlanders defeated the Brumbies 18-13 in Canberra, showcasing incredible attitude on defence to edge the home side.

Video: Poor Bulls fail to tame fast-finishing Blues

The Blues have finally delivered an 80-minute effort, running in five second-half tries to outplay the Bulls 38-14.

As it happened: Blues come to life in second half, crushing tired Bulls with late attacking surge

The Blues have secured their second win of the 2017 season against the Bulls, after a stunning second half display in Albany.

Malakai Fekitoa shows off his photography skills

'New hobby' - All Blacks centre Malakai Fekitoa shows off photography skills on new Instagram account

The Highlanders star is as good with a camera in hand as he is with the ball.

Crusaders pummel Western Force into submission

No Super Rugby comeback was called for tonight as the Crusaders did the damage early to account for the Western Force 45-17.

As it happened: Classy Crusaders remain unbeaten in 2017 crushing Western Force in Christchurch

The Crusaders have made it five wins on the trot defeating the Force 45-17 at AMI Stadium tonight.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson sick of comeback act: 'We've got to execute early'

Robertson says his team has work to make sure they stay calm under pressure.

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