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Condensed Super Rugby season unveiled

A Super Rugby season condensed by the World Cup will open next year with the Crusaders hosting the Melbourne Rebels in February

Nude Otago player left red faced

A naked player was left red-faced after he was televised changing during the prematch pep talk in Otago's changing room before last Wednesday night's ITM Cup match against Northland

Fekitoa in for injured Nonu

Malakai Fekitoa has been named in the All Blacks touring squad of Argentina and South Africa and seems set to take the starting midfield position in the place of injured centre Ma'a Nonu

Nonu out for season with broken arm

Ma'a Nonu is ruled out of rugby for the rest of the year just as a host of All Blacks team-mates get back into their unbeaten Rugby Championship campaign

Smith shows he's master of all trades

Ben Smith proved himself the most flexible player in world rugby with a shining display at inside-centre for the All Blacks in their 14-10 Rugby Championship win over the Springboks on Saturday

Nonu and Pienaar are Wellington casualties

The Springboks and the All Blacks are counting the cost of a bruising game in Wellington with both sides facing an anxious wait over key players

New Zealand resist Springboks in Wellington

The All Blacks resisted a dogged Springboks challenge to win 14-10 and take a firm grip on a third successive Rugby Championship title

Cricket-style review system on the cards

SANZAR, the organisation which oversees Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship, plans to introduce a cricket-style decision review system from 2016

All Blacks machine just keeps on rolling

Cornell vander Heyden previews the Rugby Championship game between New Zealand and South Africa

Rip up the rule book urges Steve Hansen

Steve Hansen wants to change how rugby is officiated, saying the sport is too complex and international refereeing is overly bureaucratic

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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