Fekitoa has detailed for the first time his motivations for leaving with seemingly so much of his career ahead of him.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has backed Aaron Smith to be at his best on Saturday night, despite the halfback's sex scandal erupting once again.
Liam Squire has been given the nod over veteran Jerome Kaino as All Blacks blindside for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup opener.
Questions have been raised over whether Aaron Smith misled All Blacks management over the airport sex scandal.
New Zealand's elite provincial rugby competitions will follow the AFL and NRL by adopting Dally M style player of the year awards.
The Mitre 10 Cup is about to begin in its somewhat confusing two-division, crossover system, with games on five days of the week.
Damian McKenzie will play in the biggest test of his career when he starts at fullback against Australia on Saturday.
Sam Anderson-Heather is ready and willing to be the next Otago captain - although he has apologised already for the long hair.
A new challenge awaits the Otago Spirit this year.
Julian Savea's future at the Hurricanes is uncertain.
Christian Lealiifano has admitted he thought he would never play rugby again.
Two yellow cards for high tackles have left Jerome Kaino considering how he defends.
The All Blacks have embraced a drawn series with the British & Irish Lions as a much-needed reality check.
Otago has named its most experienced line-up to take on North Harbour in its opening game of the domestic season.
All Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith says conservative calls must be made on head knocks, even if it means Dane Coles misses the upcoming Bledisloe Cup test.
Lock Adam Coleman insists the Wallabies believe more than ever they can beat the All Blacks.
England's Wayne Barnes has replaced Jerome Garces as the referee for Saturday's opening Bledisloe Cup clash in Sydney.
Stephen Donald is to return home to re-join the Counties Manukau Steelers for the Mitre 10 Cup.
The Wallabies have become the latest visiting team to spurn Dunedin — instead doing the bulk of their build-up for next week’s Bledisloe Cup test in Christchurch.
Former Otago loose forward Lee Allan has made a swift move from the playing field to the coaching box.