Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock moves to the bench for the All Blacks Rugby World Cup final against South Africa on Sunday.
The Rugby World Cup is to be expanded and a Nations League competition introduced, as the sport seeks to widen its international reach and increase revenue.
The All Blacks have named their response to South Africa’s ‘bomb squad’ in the World Cup final ‘Easy Company’ as the team takes inspiration from a World War 2 story.
Defining greatness is inherently difficult - but if the All Blacks are to claim their fourth world title in Paris, it'd trump their previous global gongs, writes Liam Napier.
Handre Pollard kicked a last-gasp penalty as South Africa fought back to beat England 16-15 and set up a Rugby World Cup final clash against fellow triple champions New Zealand.
After the February 22, 2011, quake, three high school friends from Christchurch made a pact to go to every Rugby World Cup together.
Winger Mark Telea and Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock return to the All Blacks starting line-up for their World Cup semi-final against Argentina.
A NZR investigation into the Ranfurly Shield saga has found insufficient evidence to conclude drugs were used during post-match celebrations earlier this month.
South Africa have crushed France's hopes of a maiden World Cup title after withstanding a Paris storm to emerge 29-28 winners of a furious and vintage quarter-final.
Captain Owen Farrell kicked 20 points to lead England to a gripping 30-24 World Cup quarter-final victory over Fiji.
Fans stormed the pitch during the Meads Cup provincial rugby final, with South Canterbury supporters reportedly throwing punches at the opposition players.
All Blacks wing Mark Telea will miss this weekend’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Ireland after being stood down for disciplinary reasons.
All Blacks Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea and Brodie Retallick will be fresh for the quarter-final against Ireland. But there are other delicate selection decisions to confront. Liam Napier runs through the pressure points in Paris.
Wayne Barnes has been revealed as the referee for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between the All Blacks and Ireland on Sunday.
For some, rugby tours aren’t all about rugby - and that was the case for a Southbridge player who proposed to his partner after his team’s final game in Scotland.
Matthieu Jalibert produced the magic as hosts France punched their ticket for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by crushing Italy 60-7.
The All Blacks stormed into the World Cup quarter-finals with another mesmeric display of attacking rugby to put down an initially troublesome Uruguay 73-0.
Scott Robertson may be the next All Blacks coach but his former Crusaders teammate Justin Marshall claims he’s been asked not to attend any of the ABs World Cup games in France.