Rugby

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The Blues will be without one of their most senior heads at a crucial point in their season.

Blues rocked by Jerome Kaino injury worry ahead of Super Rugby crunch time

The Blues will be without one of their most senior heads at a crucial point in their season.

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The Blues forward unleashed this Tom Brady-inspired play against Australia in 2014.

Watch: Remember this? Quarterback Steven Luatua's epic 50 metre gridiron Barbarians play

The Blues forward unleashed this Tom Brady-inspired play against Australia in 2014.

'Rugby is an increasingly hungry beast' - NZR justify $7m loss 2016 financial year

But NZ Rugby is expecting a big profit with the Lions this financial year.

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The older Ioane brother has been named in the Blues side to face the Brumbies this weeked.

'We all know Akira is on the All Blacks' radar' - Blues skipper backs Ioane to replace injured Kaino

The older Ioane brother has been named in the Blues side to face the Brumbies this weekend.

Akira Ioane of the Blues makes a break. Super Rugby match, Blues v Rebels at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 30 April 2016. Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Akira Ioane given the nod at No.8 for Brumbies clash as Blues add Kaino to lengthy injury list

Patrick Tuipulotu remains sidelined by a back complaint while Rene Ranger is also out.

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The Blues and All Blacks loose forward faces up to six weeks on the side-lines with a troublesome knee.

Jerome Kaino out for six weeks with knee injury

The seasoned loose forward should still be available for selection for the Lions tour though.

Late Vaeno and Jonathan Taumateine of the Chiefs  celebrate after winning the final match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders during day 2 of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. Sunday 12 February 2017.  © copyright photo: Tertius Pickard / www.photosport.nz

Young Counties halfback eager for Super Rugby debut: 'I always wanted to be a Chief'

Jonathan Taumateine will start for the Chiefs against the Sunwolves this week.

Tony Brown coach of the Highlanders. looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Rebels, held at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, on 31st March 2017. Credit: Joe Allison / www.photosport.nz

Tony Brown not bothered by Highlanders' loose forward woes

Luke Whitelock and Elliot Dixon will miss this week's Stormers clash.

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Ben Matulino has signed a three year deal to reunite with former coach, Ivan Cleary.

'You can tell it was hard for him' – Warriors left stunned as club stalwart signs for Tigers

Ben Matulino has signed a three year deal to reunite with former coach, Ivan Cleary.

Michael Leitch.

Michael Leitch to swap Chiefs for Sunwolves

The Japan captain will leave the Waikato-based Super Rugby side in 2019.

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Andre Esterhuizen cost his team heavily with this reckless tackle after the whistle on the weekend and now he’s paying the price.

Watch: Super Rugby star's reckless RED CARD piledriver leads to six week ban

South African player's on-field apology and remorse helped get this downgraded - to six weeks.

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The 41 players picked to tour New Zealand are all desperate to get the chance to play the All Blacks.

'10 matches in a five-week period is too much' - Lions to shorten future tours

Rugby bosses in Europe said the NZ tour is the last in the current format.

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James Parsons laid a wreath at the Mt Eden War Memorial in Auckland this morning.

'It's about respecting the people that have gone before us' – Blues skipper leads emotional Anzac Day tribute

James Parsons laid a wreath at the Mt Eden War Memorial in Auckland this morning.

Australia Rugby Union rejects Brumbies-Rebels Super Rugby merger proposal

The ARU is holding firm on safeguarding the Brumbies.

Late Vaeno and Jonathan Taumateine of the Chiefs  celebrate after winning the final match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders during day 2 of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. Sunday 12 February 2017.  © copyright photo: Tertius Pickard / www.photosport.nz

Chiefs youngster gets nod for first Super Rugby start against Sunwolves

NZ u20 halfback Jonathan Taumateine will get his first start for the Chiefs after they lost their first picks to concussion and suspension.

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The Lions coach insists his side won't make the same mistakes of the 2005 side.

Gatland: Lions players will have a 1am curfew, but they can continue drinking at hotel bar after

"No-one is going to mind them having a couple of beers," Warren Gatland says.

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The former All Blacks halfback opened up to Marae about his time in the black jersey.

'I always wanted Richie to lead it' - Piri Weepu reveals he tried to get Richie McCaw to lead the haka

The former All Blacks halfback opened up to Marae about his time in the black jersey.

Chiefs halfback Finlay Christie

Chiefs halfback cited for alleged stamp in Force win

Finlay Christie will face the foul play review committee for an incident in the 16-7 win.

'It was a sub-standard performance' - Dave Rennie demands more of Chiefs after scraping past Force

The Chiefs coach says his side needs to improve if they want to claim the Super Rugby title.

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The 41 players picked to tour New Zealand are all desperate to get the chance to play the All Blacks.

British and Irish Lions to be welcomed at Waitangi ceremony

The tourists will be greeted with a powhiri at the Waitangi Treaty Ground on June 4.

Chiefs hold off valiant Western Force in Perth

The Force provided stiff opposition but ultimately came up short as the Chiefs secured a 16-7 win at nib Stadium.

Video: Chiefs edge Western Force in scrappy match in Perth

The Chiefs held on to beat the Force 16-7 in a messy 80-minute Super Rugby match at nib Stadium in Perth.

Video: Crusaders remain undefeated in 2017 after demolition of Stormers in Christchurch

The Crusaders have dominated the Stormers 57-24 in Christchurch tonight.

Watch: Second half blitz sees Highlanders blow Sunwolves away in bonus-point win

The Highlanders put in a dominant second half performance to complete a 40-15 win over the Sunwolves in Invercargill.

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The Chiefs' centre made his comeback after 11 months on the sideline today.

Charlie Ngatai wants to captain Maori All Blacks against Lions - 'if everything goes well'

The Chiefs' centre made his comeback after 11 months on the sideline today.

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The Chiefs’ second five made a return to competitive rugby today, lacing up the boots in Otorohanga.

'Happy to be back out there' – Charlie Ngatai reveals struggles during 11-month head knock absence

The Chiefs' second five made his return to action today, lacing up the boots in Otorohanga.

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The Chiefs' second-five made his long awaited comeback in a Otorohonga club match.

Watch: Charlie Ngatai returns to club rugby after 11-month concussion nightmare

The Chiefs' second-five made his long awaited comeback in a Otorohonga club match.

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