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Samoa's Danny Tusitala celebrates his try with teammates

Wallabies, Samoa to face off in final warm-up before Rugby World Cup

The two sides will meet for the first time since Samoa's 32-23 win in Sydney eight years ago.

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Only just returning from a hip injury, Squire will now have another stint on the sidelines.

Liam Squire out for eight to 10 weeks, Highlanders coach confirms: 'He's had some poor luck'

Returning from a hip injury, Squire will now have another stint on the sidelines.

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The Highlanders coach played for Linwood Rugby Club, and has spoken about Friday's horrifying events.

'My heart sunk' – Proud Cantabrian Aaron Mauger reflects on Christchurch attacks

The Highlanders coach played club rugby near one of the mosques.

Dave Rennie 'Rugby Australia's pick' to replace Michael Cheika

The Sydney Morning Herald claim that the ex-Chiefs coach will take the Wallabies job after the World Cup.

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A proud Muslim, Williams took to Twitter after the tragic events.

'Don't stop showing your support' - Sonny Bill Williams heading to Christchurch to support Muslim community

The All Blacks star has been vocal in his grief after Friday's horrific shootings.

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CEO Colin Mainsbridge says that his organisation are listening to concerns.

Crusaders acknowledge requests for name change in wake of Christchurch shootings

CEO Colin Mansbridge says that his organisation is listening to concerns.

'Love and unity will always prevail' - Kieran Read pays tribute to victims of Christchurch attacks

The All Blacks captain took to social media to offer his condolences after Friday's atrocities.

Wales' Gareth Anscombe

'Outstanding' Gareth Anscombe silences Welsh critics with Six Nations title

The Kiwi has faced doubts from his own fans during his 20-Test career with Wales.

Wales Ross Moriarty, leaps over Wales Gareth Davies, as he drives forward as Ireland's Conor Murray, looks on during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Wales and Ireland.

Proud Kiwi coach looks on as Wales wins 6 Nations Grand Slam by beating Ireland

The team gave coach Warren Gatland, who will step down after the Rugby World Cup later this year, a perfect Six Nations sendoff.

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 15: Police officers cordon off the area after gunmen attacked the two mosques and fired multiple times during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019. At least nine people were reportedly killed in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, local media reported Friday.

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Highlanders-Crusaders match called off following Christchurch terror attacks

Officials decided to call the game at Forsyth Barr Stadium off.

Chiefs end 2019 losing streak, play out frustrating draw with Hurricanes

The two sides had to settle for a 23-23 stalemate in Hamilton.

Super Rugby picks round five: Can the underdog Chiefs and Highlanders come out on top in Kiwi derbies?

There's only two Kiwi games on the calendar this week but that doesn't mean it's any easier for the TVNZ sports buffs!

Luke Whitelock

Luke Whitelock spurns chance to be next All Blacks No.8, heading for France after World Cup

He will join Pau, where Ben Smith is also heading at the same time.

Black Ferns Sevens star heralds 'amazing' moment Hamilton named as world tour stop

The news was welcomed by Ruby Tui who spoke to 1 NEWS about the announcement today.

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Hygiene is important at the club right now as measles continues to spread in the Canterbury region.

Crusaders hygiene vigilant in midst of measles outbreak as clash with Highlanders looms

Players are trading handshakes for "fist pumps" rather to minimise spreading illness.

Sir Colin Meads

'Rare and outstanding' Sir Colin Meads jersey up for auction in UK, expected to sell for $15,000

The jersey was worn by Sir Colin in his last ever away Test, against South Africa in 1970.

Manu Tuilagi of England. England v New Zealand, QBE Autumn International, Twickenham, Rugby Union, 01/12/2012 
Photo: Matthew Impey/Photosport.co.nz

England's Manu Tuilagi rejects reported $1.94m French deal to stay with Leicester

The centre will remain available for England after re-committing to the Tigers.

Highlanders' Waisake Naholo chips in behind during the Highlanders v Crusaders, Super Rugby Round 5, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand. 17 March 2018. Copyright Image: Derek Morrison / www.photosport.nz

All Blacks duo Naholo, Frizell return to Highlanders starting side to face Crusaders

Elsewhere, young first-five Josh Ioane will start as the Highlanders welcome the defending champions.

Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand runs at Ben Te’o (12) of England during the Quilter Autumn Internationals match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham - 10/11/2018
©Matthew Impey / Wired Photos / www.photosport.nz

Controversial global rugby competition likely to be binned over TV rights

The Six Nations unions don't want to give up their own TV rights plan.

Crusaders fans

Crusaders fans urged not to travel to Dunedin amid measles outbreak

Christchurch based fans are advised not to attend Saturday's match against the Highlanders.

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The youngest Barrett brother has been deployed out of position in recent weeks.

Jordie Barrett 'still a fullback' says Hurricanes coach, despite wing switch

The youngest Barrett brother has been deployed out of position in recent weeks.

New Zealand lift the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Hamilton given women's tournament as World Sevens series expands

The women's World Sevens Series will switch from six to eight legs, adding New Zealand, from next season.

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Canes coach John Plumtree was at a loss to explain what’s gone wrong for his side in Hamilton in the past.

John Plumtree has reporters in stitches while analysing Hurricanes’ woeful Hamilton record- ‘It’s definitely a funny ground’

Canes coach John Plumtree was at a loss to explain what’s gone wrong for his side in Hamilton in the past.

Jason Momoa reveals All Black jersey he wore at Vancouver Sevens belonged to 'legendary' player

"It is one of the greatest presents I have ever been given. I never leave home without it. It always travels with me."

Ngani Laumape crashes into Thomas Umaga-Jensen.
Hurricanes v Highlanders, Super Rugby. Wellington, New Zealand. Friday 8 March 2019. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Ngani Laumape to play 50th game, Ben Lam rested for Hurricanes clash with Chiefs

Elsewhere, Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Salesi Rayasi could make their Hurricanes debuts.

The Chiefs' TradeMe listing

Disgruntled fan places last-placed Chiefs on Trade Me for $1

Winless from their opening four matches, one fan has taken matters into their own hands.

Kieran Read in action during the All Blacks and Manu Samoa rugby union Test match at Apia Park. Samoa. Wednesday 8 July 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Rugby World League 'clearly points to greed and selfishness', says Samoan Prime Minister

The exclusion of Pacific nations in favour of the likes of Italy and the USA is about money rather than competition, says Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Warren Gatland, Joe Schmidt 'two clear favourites' for Lions 2021 tour, says top rugby writer

The Kiwi duo have both stamped their coaching credentials within European rugby.

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