Making the All Blacks is paramount for players preparing to represent their respective islands this weekend.
A former British and Irish Lions coach says Scott Robertson should not be appointed in a new coaching role.
It will be a David-and-Goliath battle, but North Otago is not waving the white flag ahead of their Ranfurly Shield challenge in Christchurch today.
The North v South match has been confirmed for Wellington's Sky Stadium on Saturday 5 September, and it will be played without a live crowd.
North Otago will face some top talent in their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury in Christchurch on Friday.
Kieran Read has signed to play in this year's Mitre 10 Cup and is expected to be available for round one selection.
Dan Carter has revealed that he was living in his friends' garage when he got his first call-up for the All Blacks.
Scott Robertson has revealed that he approached Warren Gatland about joining him on the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa next year.
Queenstown has proposed hosting three of the southern hemisphere’s powerhouse rugby teams for about two months during the Rugby Championship.
For anyone that watched Super Rugby Aotearoa action over the past few months it was clear that Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith had yet again reached another level of class.
The Auckland-based players involved in the North-South rugby game may be left at home with the Health Minister saying he hasn't given any exemptions for them to travel to Wellington.
The South squad for the inter-island clash with the North on August 29 is packed full of Canterbury talent.
The North Island and South Island teams are due to be named today with hopes the game will still be played in Auckland.
New Zealand Rugby's highly-anticipated North versus South fixture could be moved from Auckland to Wellington, according to fresh comments by head of professional rugby Chris Lendrum.