The Crusaders have named an inexperienced new halves pairing for their Super Rugby Pacific clash with the Waratahs in Melbourne on Saturday.
New Canterbury Rugby Union life member Gavin Eastwick says communities could not do without volunteers.
With Beauden Barrett offshore and Will Jordan ruled out for a month, outside contenders have a chance to impress All Blacks coach Scott Robertson.
The Chiefs players wore microphones during Friday's Super Rugby Pacific clash with the Crusaders in a bid to bring fans closer to the action.
Young lock Liam Jack is following the same path as his father and uncle - and it leads to the Crusaders.
Crusaders coach Rob Penney has named his side for their opening Super Rugby Pacific match against the Chiefs on Friday night.
Crusaders fullback Will Jordan has been ruled out of the entire Super Rugby Pacific season due to a shoulder injury.
The Highlanders have made it through their preseason undefeated after beating the Crusaders 41-14 in Methven this afternoon.
The offside law will be altered in Super Rugby Pacific to discourage long-distance kicking duels and entice teams to run the ball and counterattack.
The Highlanders remained unbeaten in the preseason, with a 52-19 win over the Hurricanes at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The Crusaders have bounced back from their loss to Munster with a come from behind win against the Bristol Bears in a preseason match.
Belfast rugby stalwart Les McFadden has been an active member of the club for more than 70 years – but now he’s taking a step back to focus on his family.
The champion Crusaders, minus their World Cup All Blacks, have kicked off the new era under coach Rob Penney with a narrow pre-season loss to Munster in Cork, Ireland.
The All Blacks’ bumper test campaign sets the scene for former Crusaders coach Scott Robertson’s challenging first year at the helm.
A 5000-seat stadium is on Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union’s wishlist for a 100ha park set to be developed on the outskirts of Rolleston.
Ex-Crusaders coach Scott Robertson will kick off his All Blacks test tenure against England at Forsyth Barr Stadium in July.
More than 10,000 people packed out the final Pack the Park fundraiser game at Rugby Park in Invercargill at the weekend.
A social media content creator who boasted about driving a powerboat into a flock of endangered birds at speed said he shouldn’t be convicted because it might damage his professional rugby prospects.