Rugby

Rugby: Franks returns for Hurricanes

Rugby: Franks returns for Hurricanes

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has named an almost identical team to that which beat the Blues 39-20 last week for Friday's Super Rugby home match against the Queensland Reds.

Rugby: Southern expected to be too strong

Rugby: Southern expected to be too strong

Dunedin premier rugby is scheduled for both today and Sunday. Alistair McMurran looks at today's games.

Rugby: No regrets in Benji's final goodbye

Rugby: No regrets in Benji's final goodbye

Benji Marshall saved one of his best performances for the Blues until the end.

Rugby: Otago trio named in NZ u20 side

Three Otago players will get a rare opportunity to chase a world title on home ground in June.

Rugby: Chiefs prepare for 'Aussie Crusaders'

Rugby: Chiefs prepare for 'Aussie Crusaders'

Chiefs lock Ross Filipo says the Brumbies are Australia's version of the Crusaders, and will provide a real challenge when the two teams meet in Canberra on Friday.

Rugby: Ex-ITM player gets life ban for punching ref

Rugby: Ex-ITM player gets life ban for punching ref

A former ITM Cup rugby player has received a life ban from the code after punching a referee in the head at a game.

Rugby: Blues release Marshall from contract

Rugby: Blues release Marshall from contract

Benji Marshall has been officially released from his Super Rugby contract, the Blues confirmed.

Rugby: Luatua dropped as Blues seek physical edge

Rugby: Luatua dropped as Blues seek physical edge

Steven Luatua has been dropped to the reserves bench as John Kirwan looks to get more physicality out of his team for Friday's match against the Waratahs at Eden Park.

Rugby: Hamstrung bosses made to look even more foolish

Rugby: Hamstrung bosses made to look even more foolish

In reaching a mutual agreement with Benji Marshall to let him leave the Blues only a few months into his two-year contract, New Zealand's rugby bosses made their best decision of this whole sorry saga.

Rugby: Anscombe winning admirers in Wales

Rugby: Anscombe winning admirers in Wales

Gareth Anscombe's exploits at the Chiefs have not gone unnoticed abroad, with Wales coach Warren Gatland said to be increasingly keen on luring him from Hamilton with the potential prize of a World Cup spot.

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