All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has hinted Cory Jane could start the dead-rubber Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies in Dunedin this Saturday, despite his limited game time.
The dates and kickoff times for the ITM Cup Premiership and Championship semifinals have been confirmed.
The New Zealand Sevens team has made the ideal start to the defence of its world series title, winning the Gold Coast tournament for the first time late last night.
All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read and lock Sam Whitelock have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders for four more years.
The return of Cory Jane is the major talking point after All Blacks coach Steve Hansen announced his squad to prepare for next Saturday’s dead-rubber Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies in Dunedin.
Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has named a full-strength side for the Ranfurly Shield defence against Southland in Pukekohe tomorrow night.
In this week’s edition, we preview the ITM Cup and Heartland finals matches and give you our thoughts on the All Blacks v Australia final Bledisloe Cup Test in Dunedin.
Cory Jane will start at fullback when a full-strength Wellington takes on Hawke’s Bay in Napier tomorrow evening.
New Zealand referees Chris Pollock, Glen Jackson and Mike Fraser will each control two tests during next month’s international window.
Next year’s Super Rugby will kick off with an all-South African round.
All Blacks first five Dan Carter could make his return from injury against Japan next month.
In this week's edition, we preview the big Rugby Championship-deciding test between the Springboks and All Blacks at Ellis Park.
Richie McCaw has overcome his knee injury and will lead the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship-deciding test against the Springboks in Johannesburg on Sunday morning (NZT).
Young Argentine prop Matías Diaz will play for the Highlanders in Super Rugby next year.
Japanese international halfback Fumiaki Tanaka has extended his deal with the Highlanders, while Otago forwards Gareth Evans and Tom Franklin have signed with the Dunedin-based franchise.
Waikato has opted to rest several front-line players when it takes on Tasman in Nelson tomorrow night.
It is a case of one Van der Merwe replacing another for South Africa.
Cory Jane is poised to make his long-awaited return from injury when the unbeaten Wellington takes on Auckland this Saturday.
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.