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Call to arms

Not many Kiwis know about the presence of a small, strictly amateur club in London which carries our nation’s name and a proud history. That same club is now battling for survival. BY CAMPBELL BURNES

Cama, Halai nominated

Two New Zealanders have been shortlisted of the IRB Sevens Player of the Year award.

NZ wins Glasgow Sevens

Glasgow belonged to New Zealand last weekend as the men in black added another win to their already impressive haul this season with a 29-14 victory over England in the Glasgow Sevens final.

Penney new Munster coach

Canterbury is hunting for a new coach as Rob Penney is set to take charge of Munster.

Preview: Glasgow Sevens

As New Zealand and Fiji slug it out for the HSBC Sevens World Series crown, it is Australia who is riding a wave of momentum as we head into this weekend’s inaugural Glasgow Sevens.

Sir Fred farewelled

Around 500 guests farewelled the late Sir Fred Allen at Eden Park today.

Sir Fred to be farewelled

The funeral for Sir Fred Allen will be held in Auckland today.

Smith turns down England role

Being close to family and remaining loyal to the Chiefs.

NZ sevens squad named

New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has named his squad for the final two legs of the IRB Sevens World Series in Scotland and England.

Eden Park farewell for legend

All Blacks legend Sir Fred Allen will be farewelled at Eden Park this Wednesday.

Sharp as a needle

Rugby News' DAVE CAMPBELL was one of the last journos to speak to Sir Fred Allen when he interviewed him on the eve of the release of his book, Fred The Needle – The Untold Story of Fred Allen, last year.

Haiu in court again

Kurtis Haiu has appeared in court on a drink-driving charge.

McCaw back for Crusaders

Richie McCaw will make his return from injury off the bench when the Crusaders play the Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday afternoon.

Pichot joins rugby’s big table

The IRB will get a face-lift in its next council meeting in May when former Puma captain Agustín Pichot joins the world rugby organisation as the Argentine representative.

De Villiers criticises Lawrence again

The unemployed Peter de Villiers has taken another swipe at the referee he feels cost the Springboks the chance to defend their Rugby World Cup crown last year.

Report: Smith in talks with England

England coach Stuart Lancaster has had a “productive meeting” with Wayne Smith about him joining his coaching staff, according to reports in the UK.

NZ Sevens to play curtainraiser

The New Zealand Sevens team will play its Australian counterparts in a curtainraiser to the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at Allianz Stadium in Sydney this Sunday.

Wales suffer Gatland blow

Warren Gatland will miss Wales’ tour of Australia in June because of the injuries he suffered during his fall in New Zealand.

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Pressure is on Benji, but shouldn't we remember SBW went to France (Toulon) for 2 years to learn the game.

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With all of the news around concussion do you think there should be safety measures in place for players to ensure they don't play on after a head know? How and who should police that?

By Mark Calverley

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With the start of club rugby upon us, how can we maintain the value of the clubs in player pathways and community spirit.

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