All Black hooker Liam Coltman is available to play for Otago this Saturday.
Blues loose forward Akira Ioane, overlooked for NZ's end-of-season tour, has been given something of a reprieve after being selected for the Maori All Blacks squad for their trip to the Americas.
England No8 Billy Vunipola will be sidelined for 12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his broken left arm.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's made no secret of the way he prepares for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the selection of 19 extra players to join his squad ahead of their test against Japan continues a long-standing policy.
Highlanders prop Tyrel Lomax has made a quick rise up the ranks and made the All Black squad to play Japan next month.
Lima Sopoaga admits he went to school to play rugby and eat his lunch. He saw the sport as his ticket to potentially making a better life.
Sir Graham Henry has backed former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie to take over the reins of the All Blacks after the next World Cup.
The man who handed out the most significant red card in All Blacks' history will take charge of the side's most anticipated test this year.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has revealed plans for the end-of-year northern tour, including taking a whopping group of 51 players to Japan.
NZ coach Steve Hansen must seek out previously untapped talent for the All Blacks' end-of-season tour after first-choice openside flanker Sam Cane broke a bone in his neck in the win over South Africa.
COMMENT: On the surface, the All Blacks' win-loss ledger would indicate the team is ticking along quite nicely.
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All Black Sam Cane never flinches so it should not surprise his grimace as he left the field in Pretoria has revealed itself to be a break in his neck.
Down 30-18 with eight minutes to play, the All Blacks scored two converted tries to steal a 32-30 win over the Springboks in Pretoria.
South Africa holds high hopes of a rare double over New Zealand as this year’s Rugby Championship comes to a close tomorrow morning, but it will be wary of being subjected to a ferocious backlash...
Francois Louw has returned to the Springboks as an emergency call-up to face New Zealand at Loftus Versfeld.
Captain Kieran Read returns to All Blacks, who have named their strongest available side for their match against South Africa at the weekend.