Wyatt Crockett has broadened his scrummaging horizons by learning the art of tighthead propping in an attempt to earn an All Blacks recall.
New Melbourne Rebels recruit Kurtley Beale is in danger of missing the side’s Super Rugby pre-season games.
The Blues will start the Super Rugby season without All Black loosehead Tony Woodcock.
Highlanders first five Colin Slade is touch and go for the side’s first Super Rugby match next month.
The Blues are trying to woo Argentine first five Juan Martin Hernandez to play for them, according to French media.
The Western Force’s attempt to lure former NRL star Craig Wing to Perth to fill their void at first five has failed.
Melbourne Rebels coach Damien Hill says Wallaby recruits James O’Connor and Kurtley Beale will play in the side’s first pre-season game next week.
Blues wing Rene Ranger will go on trial in August, three years after he allegedly assaulted a man outside a Mangawhai bar.
Waratahs five-eighths Berrick Barnes says he owes it to fans to have a big Super Rugby season after two frustrating years.
The Crusaders have confirmed they will play their first Super Rugby ‘home’ game against the Chiefs in Napier, citing financial reasons for doing so.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has agreed to allow his All Blacks to bunk trainings ahead of the June internationals.
Hoani MacDonald has been called into the Highlanders’ wider training squad and will play for Southland in this year’s ITM Cup.
New Melbourne Rebels recruit James O’Connor doesn’t mind playing first or second five this year.
The Western Force have put the Willie Ripia controversy behind them, says veteran lock and skipper Nathan Sharpe.
Napier looks set to be the venue for the Crusaders’ first home game against the Chiefs on March 9.
Sir Colin Meads has questioned the decision of Chiefs coach Dave Rennie to appoint co-captains for the Super Rugby season.
The Chiefs have named co-captains for this year’s Super Rugby season.
Mike Harris wants to play first five for the Queensland Reds in the absence of Quade Cooper.
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.