Poor returns from the past two world junior championships tournaments have resulted in changes to the New Zealand under-20 rugby programme.
With a busy weekend of sport ahead, Jacob Page look at what's in store for Canterbury representative and club teams.
Dougal Allan and Simone Maier are determined to be the first to cross the finish line of the famous 243km adventure race again in February.
Christchurch track and field star William Stedman will vie for medals in two disciplines at the Tokyo Paralympics next year.
Tony Brown may not be coaching the All Blacks but he will be involved with the Highlanders for the next three seasons.
Stephen Colbert was carried off the field after an 'intense' rugby lesson with two All Black greats during his recent trip here.
After 18 years of missing the cut, St Andrew's College will compete at the Gillette Cup for the first time.
Former All Black coach Laurie Mains says the field for the new national coach has been gutted and he is disappointed top candidates have walked away.
Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle has revealed the organisation made contact with Dave Rennie six months ago about the possibility of the Kiwi coach taking over at the Wallabies.
A body blow for the All Blacks.That's how longstanding Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark has described the loss of Jamie Joseph, Tony Brown and Dave Rennie to rival international teams.
Rugby Australia has announced the appointment of New Zealander Dave Rennie as head coach of the Wallabies.
''I'm pretty sure we can't have a super over in a test match,'' Trent Boult quipped yesterday when asked if it was New Zealand's time to shine.
Ex-Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has decided to throw his lot in with the Japanese for the next four years and pass up a chance with the All Blacks.
Canterbury Bulls and Hornby Panthers half Tevin Arona hopes to cap off a whirlwind month by helping Cook Islands qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Former New Zealand Rugby CEO David Moffett believes Steve Hansen and his All Blacks coaching staff stayed on two years too long, and it cost them the Rugby World Cup.
Highlanders lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit has been convicted over an assault which left the victim with a fractured jaw.