The Crusaders new jersey is a reflection of the collective strength of the region, the team said.
Some Highlanders have been sanctioned recently for off-field antics gone awry. But they pale in comparison to what happened when England's James Haskell threw a party at the end of his stint with the franchise.
Australia has been given an effective green light to stage the 2027 men's Rugby World Cup after being listed by the governing body as the "preferred candidate" to host the global tournament.
The Crusaders squad for the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season was named at Bromley School on Monday morning.
France survived a brief yet brutal meltdown to claim their first victory against the All Blacks since their 2009 win in Dunedin as they beat the All Blacks 40-25 in their last autumn test.
England's Marcus Smith landed a last-minute penalty to snatch a 27-26 win over South Africa as the hosts looked full of early promise but were hauled back by the battling Springboks in the teams' first meeting since the 2019 World Cup final.
Wales' Rhys Priestland kicked a penalty after the hooter as the hosts poured more misery on Australia with a 29-28 victory at the Principality Stadium following an early red card for visiting number eight Rob Valetini.
The stage was set, and Waikato understood the assignment. A return home to host the final after weeks outside of Hamilton in the union's 100th season and with the Farah Palmer Cup already locked away, it was the perfect finish.
The Black Ferns have been left with a lot of work ahead of their home World Cup next year after ending their Northern tour winless today.
Michaela Leonard happily leaps into the relative unknown, so when an opportunity to play for the Christchurch-based Matatu Super Rugby Aupiki club, the Australian lock jumped at the chance.
A Christchurch school has brought Canterbury’s dramatic bid to break Auckland’s record-breaking Ranfurly Shield run in 1985 back to life.
Beauden Barrett is a major doubt for the All Blacks' international series finale against France in Paris on Saturday, as he works his way through concussion protocols following the 29-20 loss to Ireland
England chalked up an eighth successive victory over Australia as tries for Freddie Steward and the unexpectedly prolific Jamie Blamire, together with pinpoint goalkicking by Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith settled a penalty-ridden game.
Ireland fulfilled their status as one of the great modern-day foes to record their third win over the All Blacks.
With a "potential positive case" of Covid-19 in the Irish rugby team camp, All Blacks captain Samuel Whitelock says nothing changes for his side ahead of their test in Dublin on Sunday morning.
The All Blacks set world records for the most test points and tries scored in a calendar year as a second-string team crossed the line seven times in a 47-9 win over Italy in Rome.
Sam Cane returns as captain and rookie lock Josh Lord is thrust into his starting debut as the All Blacks adopt sweeping changes for Italy in Rome.
The All Blacks have expressed their sadness over Carl Hayman's early-onset dementia diagnosis at the age of 41.