The ITM Cup is renowned for entertaining rugby and it will be
hoped that tonight's season opener between Auckland and
Hawke's Bay sets the tone for this year's edition.
Warriors' halfback Shaun Johnson has hinted at making a
switch to sevens rugby ahead of the 2016 Olympics.
Brian McClennan was held accountable for the Warriors'
results this season and paid for it with his job, but prop
Jacob Lillyman says the players need to take their share of
responsibility for their former coach's departure.
An "outstanding" Manukau constable died today in Tonga with
family at his side, after battling for his life for five days
following an alleged assault in a police cell.
The Government has released the first part of a final report
from the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.
Quade Cooper's unpredictability is why Robbie Deans has
recalled him for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park.
A historic goldmining area on the border of Arthur's
Pass National Park could be reopened for mining if a new
prospecting permit is successful.
Two Tongan police officers have been arrested for one of two
alleged assaults on a decorated New Zealand constable who is
now fighting for his life.
Warriors hooker Nathan Friend needs surgery after dislocating
his right shoulder in last Sunday's loss to Penrith at Mt
Wellington midfield back Charlie Ngatai and Manawatu captain
Nick Crosswell have both signed with the Chiefs until 2014.
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