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Cardiff Blues complete Anscombe deal

The Cardiff Blues have pulled off a transfer coup with the signing of Gareth Anscombe from the Chiefs on a long-term contract

Crusaders recall Richie McCaw as one of two changes

The Crusaders recalled Richie McCaw as one of two changes to their starting team to face the Sharks in the Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday

Teenage girl banned from playing men's rugby

April Miller, the teenage girl starring in men's rugby union in New Zealand, has been banned from playing in the Southland Presidents Grade competition

All Black legend Kevin Skinner dies

Legendary 1940s and 1950s All Blacks prop Kevin Skinner has died, aged 86

Wayne Smith's future up in the air

Chiefs assistant coach Wayne Smith could be contemplating a year off from coaching duties, despite New Zealand Rugby's wish to have him return to the All Blacks coaching group, according to Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie

Ex-All Blacks could compete against former team

A loophole in the International Rugby Board's eligibility rules could see ex-All Blacks stars Joe Rokocoko and Isaia Toeava take the field for other nations in the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Sonny Bill's return for 2015 to boost Chiefs

The Chiefs were disappointed with their two-point loss to the Brumbies but were boosted with the knowledge of the return of Sonny Bill Williams for the 2015 Super Rugby season

McCaw shunted over to blindside on return from injury

Richie McCaw is expected to make his return to the Crusaders line-up to face the Sharks in Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final, but in the blindside flank

Emotional Henry Speight motivated by his brother

An emotional Henry Speight was clearly motivated when he took to the field with the knowledge that his brother was sitting in the stands watching him play Super Rugby for the very first time

Sharks march into the semi-finals

The Brumbies and the NSW Waratahs have a showdown next weekend in Sydney, while the Sharks face-off with the Crusaders after defeating the Highlanders 31-27 in Durban

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Mark Calverley Super Rugby - Not going to plan for NZ teams. Should we worry?

Not all our own way for NZ teams

By Mark Calverley

Mark Calverley Benji - Should he stay or should he go?

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

By Mark Calverley

Mark Calverley Concussion

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

Mark Calverley Club Rugby - How to get the MOJO back

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

By Mark Calverley

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