Canterbury legend Richie McCaw has been named World Rugby's player of the decade, with six other All Blacks making the men's team of the decade, while Kelly Brazier made the women's team of the decade.
Australia and Argentina have drawn for the second time in two Tri-Nations tests, finishing deadlocked at 16-16 after Wallabies fullback Reece Hodge missed a potential match-winning penalty.
Scott Robertson has shed light on his potential involvement with the British and Irish Lions, admitting it is highly likely he will join Warren Gatland's coaching staff.
There are 26 'rookies' across the five NZ Super Rugby Aotearoa squads, including four who have signed their first full-time contracts with the Crusaders.
The Pumas believe historical offensive tweets by captain Pablo Matera were resurfaced by Argentina fans to sabotage the team because of a perceived lack of respect for the late Diego Maradona.
The fallout over the Pumas' tribute to Diego Maradona has extended, with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late football great.
Although making his name in the No 10 jersey, Beauden Barrett has only started in the playmaker position for the All Blacks once in the past 14 months, with Richie Mo'unga the preferred choice.
As halfback Finlay Christie ran out the clock to see Tasman collect their second straight Mitre 10 Cup Premiership title, the emotion of the season was apparent on both sides.
Two tries from electric Crusaders outside back Will Jordan, moments after he came onto the field late in the second half, propelled the All Blacks to a bonus-point victory over the Pumas last night.
Argentina will honour Diego Maradona in their Tri-Nations test against NZ on Saturday by trying to match his passion for playing for the country, coach Mario Ledesma says.
Akira Ioane replaces Highlander Shannon Frizell in the All Black team to take on Argentina at the weekend.
Māori All Blacks coach Clayton McMillan has named eight new caps in a 24-player squad to prepare for a one-off match against Moana Pasifika in Hamilton.
The All Blacks say they're not feeling more pressure from the "haters" than they already put on themselves ahead of Saturday's crucial Tri Nations clash with Argentina.
Argentina have continued their fairytale Tri-Nations campaign in a hard-fought 15-15 draw against Australia.
The inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy is good as new again, after the completion of restoration work required after the Crusaders’ boisterous championship-winning celebrations.