The new format of the Super rugby competition is the best option offered to New Zealand teams and does not differ greatly to the status quo, Highlanders general manger Roger Clark says.
A confidential report following the financial collapse of the Otago Rugby Football Union is likely to remain confidential.
The previous headquarters of one of New Zealand's biggest sporting organisations is like a flashy winger, standing on the fringes with the wind from the waterfront brushing against its pretty but earthquake-prone structure - making it look elitist and isolated.
All coaches will be vetted by police before they take junior rugby teams as part of a new policy by the New Zealand Rugby Union.
The New Zealand Rugby Union today announced an improved bottom line result for the 2011 financial year of $9.6 million, reflecting the final accounting reconciliation from the investment in Rugby World Cup 2011.
It is part madness, part inspired that the New Zealand Rugby Union have asked Sonny Bill Williams to be an ambassador for teenagers.
A national road trip will give Wakatipu residents and visitors the chance to share in Rugby World Cup glory when the coveted Webb Ellis Cup and a cabinet full of New Zealand's prestigious rugby silverware are brought to Queenstown.
Chief executive Steve Tew claims the New Zealand Rugby Union is not jumping for joy at the "saving" of Otago rugby. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn talks to Tew about the Otago situation and its ramifications across the country.
Taine Randell supports the New Zealand Rugby Union decision not to bail out the Otago Rugby Football Union.
A meeting of the New Zealand Rugby Union board tomorrow may play a hand in the future of the Otago union.
Speculation is mounting the entire Otago Rugby Football Union board will be asked to stand down on Monday night.
Sir Graham Henry has had his role of coaching the coaches confirmed after the World Cup winning coach signed a part-time deal with the New Zealand Rugby Union until the end of 2013.
Doom and gloom in sport used to refer to Rugby World Cup droughts, or being bowled out for 26. Now it is more likely to refer to balance sheets and bad debts. Beginning our series examining the state of professional sport, sports editor Hayden Meikle gives an overview of the issues to debate.
The professional rugby era has not been kind to New Zealand.
Rugby chiefs are relaxed about Sonny Bill Williams' latest finger-flipping gesture to the sport, as the flighty talent appears to be on the verge of signing a multimillion-dollar package to join the Sydney Roosters.
The New Zealand Rugby Union has been urged to look at more than just punishing players who get into trouble with alcohol.
Three of the country's canniest investors with a love of sport advise passion and caution in purchasing a licence in one of the four available Super Rugby franchises.
A process to find private investors to prop up the New Zealand Super rugby franchises will not include the Highlanders, who have quietly spent the past three months looking for their own model of financial prosperity.