Aaron Mauger named new Samoa assistant coach for June Test against All Blacks

Mauger will also help the team with World Cup qualifying matches.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said that Charlie Ngatai was feeling better but would likely miss the next two games.

'We've got to be cautious' - Donald cleared but Chiefs' Ngatai and McNicol still sidelined over concussion issues

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said Ngatai was feeling good but would likely miss two games.

Hansen has got a shot in early as the mind games begin ahead of the eagerly awaited tour.

All Blacks fans aren't 'arrogant', they're 'well informed' - Hansen hits back after Gatland's swipe at loyal NZ fans

Warren Gatland took a cheap shot at All Blacks fans last October. Today, Steve Hansen returned serve.

The Lions left the UK overnight, and will arrive in Auckland tomorrow morning.

They're on their way! British and Irish Lions leave for New Zealand

The Lions left the UK overnight, and will arrive in Auckland tomorrow morning.

Coach Roger Randle says his ragtag team will have to match the physicality of the British and Irish Lions if they want to be competitive.

Provincial Barbarians keeping strategy simple for Lions clash: 'A lot of grunt really'

Roger Randle says his team will have to match the Lions' physicality.

Australian Rugby attempts to patch relations with Super Rugby clubs and players, lifts contract moratorium

The ARU says "every roadblock" possible had been erected to stop them cutting a team.

The Barbarians have arrived in Northland ahead of their Lour-opening match against the Lions on Saturday.

Watch: Provincial Baabaas receive spiritual powhiri as Whangarei students perform traditional wero and roaring haka

The Barbarians have arrived in Northland ahead of their match against the Lions on Saturday.

Theresa Fitzpatrick hit an inside ball on the burst just before halftime. That turned out to be a bad idea.

Watch: 'She's run into a brick wall!' Brutal hit stops NZ's Sevens flyer in her tracks, in epic World Series final

Theresa Fitzpatrick hit an inside ball on the burst just before halftime. That turned out to be a bad idea.

With both teams chasing victory in the last minute, Saili had the decisive say.

Watch: Southland teen Alena Saili's try in the dying seconds seals Canada World Series final win for NZ

With both teams chasing victory in the last minute, Saili had the decisive say.

NZ took the lead in the final against Canada with a stunning solo try.

As it happened: NZ Women's Sevens hold on to pip hosts Canada in thrilling World Series final

NZ extended their World Series lead in what was a torrid final in Langford.

England coach Eddie Jones

'You'll struggle to beat the All Blacks like that' - Eddie Jones taunts Warren Gatland before Lions tour

Outspoken England coach says Lions will play too similar to Wales on their upcoming tour.

Beauden Barrett, Ardie Savea could become latest headaches for Steve Hansen after tough Super Rugby win

The Hurricanes didn't risk playing Barrett against the Bulls after he complained of a sore head prior to the game, and Savea was knocked out during the match.

Watch: NZ Sevens speedster Michaela Blyde destroys last bit of English morale with fifth try in single match

Blyde said after the 43-7 drubbing of England she felt 'a bit selfish' scoring so many times.

Watch: Hurricanes' Jordie Barrett, wrecking ball Ngani Laumape slice & dice Bulls in Pretoria

Missing their star man, the Hurricanes still picked up a 34-20 win at Loftus Versfeld.

The Baabaas have named a squad of 23 for the game in Whangarei with Gatland a rare player among them to experience pro rugby.

Bryn Gatland to shine as Provincial Barbarians lose Super Rugby contingent for Lions opener

Gatland is one of a few players among the team to experience pro rugby.

Watch: Rampaging Jordan Taufua pulls off monster fend before popping ball off for clinical Crusaders try

Rebel's No. 8 Amanaki Mafi could do nothing to stop Taufua who blitzed his counterpart.

Second half blitz sees Highlanders come from behind to win against the Waratahs

The Highlanders have overwhelmed the Waratahs 44-28 in Dunedin.

As it happened: Crusaders suffocate Rebels' comeback attempts with another clinical win to keep unbeaten streak alive

The Crusaders have cruised to a 41-19 win in Melbourne despite being outscored by the Rebels in the second half.

Credit card and online ticket sales a roadblock for Manu Samoa fans wanting to attend Eden Park clash with All Blacks

"Many of these families are cash families, that’s what they use," said Mangere's MP.

Reds coach Nick Stiles

Reds coach slams 'stupid' players after Force loss

The Queensland side threw away a lead to lose 40-26 at Suncorp Stadium.

British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand 2017
British & Irish Lions Squad and Captain Announcement, Syon Park Hotel, London 19/4/2017
Pictured at today' announcement: Warren Gatland (head coach), Sam Warburton (captain) and John Spencer (manager)
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'There is more than one way to win' - Lions prop says it's impossible to copy All Blacks

England's Dan Cole is optimistic ahead of the Lions' arrival next week.

Ben Smith of the Highlanders looks on during the warm up injured prior to the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders, held at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, on 4th March 2017. Credit: Joe Allison /

'Things have changed' - Ben Smith to choose All Blacks over Highlanders against Lions

The fullback was in line to play in his Super Rugby side's with the tourists next month.

The likes of Julian Savea put down his rugby ball and got stuck into helping put together lunch in Wellington.

'I'd like a bit more ball!' - Julian Savea praises midfield duo ahead of Bulls clash

Vince Aso and Ngani Laumape's form has meant a quiet season for Savea so far.

Watch: Chiefs create game-saving try from nothing with length-of-the-field run finished off by pinpoint crosskick

The Chiefs once again turned their defence into offence to salvage a draw with the Blues.

As it happened: Epic Battle of the Bombays fought in wet Auckland weather ends in a stalemate as Chiefs, Blues grind out draw

The Blues and Chiefs have fought to their first ever draw in a 16-all stalemate at Eden Park.

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) All Blacks coaching staff Mike Cron, Steve Hansen and Ian Foster  during a New Zealand All Blacks training session on September 6, 2016 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Steve Hansen: 'I can't see myself extending beyond the World Cup'

The All Blacks coach says family will play a big role in his decision.

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