Tane Hipango’s twin brother, Tama, hardly ever talked to anyone about his struggles before succumbing to mental illness at the age of 31.
Five uncapped players have been announced in the first All Blacks squad of 2021 - with Canterbury lock Sam Whitelock named as captain.
Crusaders veteran Sam Whitelock has been named captain of an All Blacks squad featuring four bolters for the tests against Tonga and Fiji, the first of the year.
Christchurch retirement village resident Peter Smith, 82, and his ageless rugby teammates visited the house where Dan Carter grew up.
Rugby referee Tim Wills is on the road to recovery after collapsing with heart failure near the end of a club game in Dunedin on Saturday.
Courage can only go so far. The Highlanders defended like men possessed and had one hand on the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman trophy when playing the Blues in the final in Auckland. But it wasn't to be.
Canterbury's schoolgirl rugby players and coaches were left feeling ignored at a recent event when Mark Mills - the boss of new rugby sponsor Miles Toyota - mentioned only male players in his...
Crusaders star Richie Mo'unga and top harness racing driver John Morrison have both paid tribute to Charlotte McLeod, just days after she lost her battle with cancer.
The Flying Fijian squad to play the All Blacks next month will include Canterbury and Crusaders winger Manasa Mataele.
Former Crusaders and All Blacks captain Reuben Thorne put a smile on the faces of children at Christchurch's Champion Centre last week while promoting a special charity auction.
An explicit video shared on social media of two high school 1st XV rugby players engaged in a sexual act has come to the attention of police.
For the first time since 2003, the Blues will contest a Super Rugby final, and after their strong transtasman campaign, they have earned the right to host it.
After the final whistle blew in the Crusaders match against the Rebels in Sydney tonight, you wouldn't have known the side won 52-26 judging by their body language.
The St Andrew’s College v St Thomas of Canterbury first XV clash last weekend justified top billing and provided some last-minute drama, writes Chris Barclay.
Ferrymead Bays, the last team to beat Cashmere Tech in the football premiership, have an added incentive to conjure up an upset this weekend as the competition for Southern League places heats up.
Thirty years ago last week, Canterbury played the former USSR at Lancaster Park. Chris Barclay revisits the game with Wiremu Maunsell, who was offered a place on the Soviet space programme after the tour.
The Crusaders' place in the Super Rugby Transtasman final is now very much in doubt after the Force scored a dramatic late try to deny the red and blacks a bonus point in Christchurch.
They might not be soaring, but buoyed by being named the province’s outstanding sports club of the year, the Canterbury Rugby League premiership improvers have pulled off another valuable win.