The Spartans 10s tournament is all set to be played early next month and the tournament will be split to allow those with slightly older legs a chance to compete on a more even playing field.
Otago has a new national sevens player — although he is yet to wear the blue and gold jersey.
Highlanders first five-eighth Hayden Parker has picked up a knee injury and may have his third season in a row ruined by injury.
Southlander Alena Saili, who played last week for the Otago women’s sevens team at the national tournament, has been named in this year’s national sevens squad.
It is small steps for Sir Gordon Tietjens in his new role as coach of the Samoan Sevens team.
France-based freelance rugby writer Gavin Mortimer believes that Ben Smith's move to France is as good as done.
All Blacks first five-eighth Aaron Cruden has signed a deal with French Top 14 side Montpellier for next season, the club has confirmed.
France will host the All Blacks for the second straight year after announcing their home tests schedule for the end of the year.
Highlanders lock Joe Wheeler will be hoping to repeat the success he has just enjoyed in Japan in New Zealand this year.
It was a tough weekend for Otago at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua.
Counties-Manukau has won the men's and women's double at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua.
Blues coach and former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga has given a cautious endorsement of rugby's controversial new tackling laws.
Both Otago teams are hoping for better results at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua this weekend.
Chiefs rugby players have allegedly verbally abused two female parking wardens after a training session.
Parramatta star Semi Radradra will quit the NRL club at the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with French rugby union powerhouse Toulon.
Otago has named its squads for this weekend's national sevens tournament.
The break is over and the hard work has begun for the Highlanders.
New Zealand will face Wales in its women's Rugby World Cup opener in August.
The Black Ferns will face Wales in their opening Women's Rugby World Cup fixture in August.
Prop Richard Barrington has become the first major casualty, as rugby's new "zero tolerance" on head-high tackles left the northern hemisphere game dazed and confused over the weekend.