Few major gripes or grumbles can be found with Ian Foster's first All Blacks squad of the year that sprinkles the old with the new and welcomes back several headline figures, Liam Napier writes.
The All Blacks have unveiled their first squad for 2021 with David Havili making his return to the squad for the first time since 2017 and the inclusion of four debutants.
The Blues captured their first Super Rugby title in 18 years by beating the Highlanders 23-15 in an all-New Zealand final of this season's trans-Tasman tournament.
The Blues are so close to a home final they can touch it, but how will things pan out for the Crusaders and Highlanders this weekend? Our latest edition of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings has the good oil.
Three years ago, Brad Weber took to Twitter to speak out against Israel Folau's anti-gay views. And the All Blacks scrum-half continues to stay the equality course today, revealing to ESPN the very personal reasons why he won't be silenced.
New Zealand's unbeaten streak was halted at 13, with the Reds at last getting Australian rugby on the board in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman. So who rose, who fell, and who kept their place? Read for every move the Power Rankings.
They have suffered some injuries, including the loss of captain Sam Cane for much of the year, but the All Blacks again appear flush with options for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship. Liam Napier runs the rule over a potential squad here.
Super Rugby could be set for yet another structural change and a return to Asia after it was revealed that discussions have taken place around a new tournament that would pit leading Japanese Top League clubs against those from New Zealand and Australia.
Two rounds in and the table has been completely rearranged. How far down have the Reds fallen? Who's closing in on the Crusaders? Read for every move the Power Rankings.
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson laments the undeniable gulf while Michael Cheika says Australian rugby has been "welcomed to first grade" after New Zealand sides again dominated Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) must show some leadership over the Silver Lake deal and consider an alternative capital-raising option proposed by the players' union, former All Blacks captain Kieran Read told local media on Friday.
The Bledisloe Cup will return to Perth for the first time since 2019 where the Wallabies stunned the All Blacks 47-26, as SANZAAR confirm the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship fixtures for 2021.
The opening round has been run and won, and there's been plenty of movement on the ladder after two close finishes and one blow out on Saturday. Read for every move the Power Rankings.
Despite a fierce off-field battle with their governing body, the All Blacks have locked in their return to international competition with three Tests against Pacific opposition in July.
Former All Blacks captain and two-time World Cup winner Kieran Read has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
All Blacks loose forward Shannon Frizell has been omitted from the Highlanders' Super Rugby Trans-Tasman opener against the Reds amid a police investigation into an alleged assault at a Dunedin nightspot.
Across the five weeks, ESPN will rank all 10 teams, from top to bottom, taking into account which teams are playing the best rugby, injuries, each team's recent opponents, and which teams are looking most like title contenders.
Australia and New Zealand have agreed to retain replacements for red-carded players and goal-line drop-outs in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition after trialling the rule innovations in domestic seasons, organisers said on Monday.
The Blues were given a scare by an understrength Chiefs side but rallied to finish their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with a 39-19 bonus point victory at Eden Park on Saturday.
The Crusaders have confirmed the signing of Argentina captain Pablo Matera for the 2022 season after speculation mounted on social media on Friday morning.
The All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby are set for a mammoth private equity injection after a historic vote to sell a minority share in the game's commercial interests.
All Blacks superstar Beauden Barrett has reaffirmed his desire to return to the No. 10 jersey at Test level, declaring his time in Japan with Suntory Sungoliath has motivated him to become better than ever in the playmaking hotseat.
Wales will look to end a 68-year winless run against New Zealand when they host the All Blacks as part of their autumn internationals this year, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Monday.
It will be 12 months to the day on Friday since Raelene Castle exited Australian rugby. The code has managed to secure its future since then, but huge decisions loom on the horizon for the current administrators, particularly in regards to Super Rugby.
Wallabies great Will Genia believes if any Test halfback can make a successful transition to the NRL it's TJ Perenara, who is in talks with the Sydney Roosters.
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