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Super Rugby

2014 Super Rugby draw revealed

Next year’s Super Rugby will kick off with an all-South African round.

‘Landers snare Pumas prop

Young Argentine prop Matías Diaz will play for the Highlanders in Super Rugby next year.

Tanaka re-signs with ‘Landers

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.

ITM Cup

ITM Cup semis confirmed

The dates and kickoff times for the ITM Cup Premiership and Championship semifinals have been confirmed.

Counties add steel to side

Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has named a full-strength side for the Ranfurly Shield defence against Southland in Pukekohe tomorrow night.

Jane to start for Lions

Cory Jane will start at fullback when a full-strength Wellington takes on Hawke’s Bay in Napier tomorrow evening.

Renata to lead heavily-altered Waikato

Waikato has opted to rest several front-line players when it takes on Tasman in Nelson tomorrow night.

Rugby World Cup

2015 RWC venues finalised

A potential crowd of 90,256 will be able to view the All Blacks’ first match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup against Argentina on September 20, after Wembley Stadium was confirmed as the venue for the opening fixture by RWC officials in London last night.

2015 RWC pools confirmed

The All Blacks have avoided the pool of death after the groups for the 2015 Rugby World Cup were announced in London earlier this morning.

SANZAR wins RWC stoush

The International Rugby Board has agreed to hand out a bigger slice of the Rugby World Cup revenue pie in what is being hailed as a major boon for the SANZAR nations and Argentina.

Taller, heavier, experienced teams win World Cups

Teams with the tallest backs and the heaviest and most experienced forwards tend to win the Rugby World Cup, according to a French study.

Rugby Championship

Recalled Jane in line to start

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.

Read, Whitelock re-sign with NZ Rugby

All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read and lock Sam Whitelock have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders for four more years.

Jane back in ABs

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.

Carter could play in Japan

All Blacks first five Dan Carter could make his return from injury against Japan next month.

General News

New Zealand wins Gold Coast Sevens

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.

Issue 36 is now online

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.

Kiwi whistlers awarded November tests

New Zealand referees Chris Pollock, Glen Jackson and Mike Fraser will each control two tests during next month’s international window.

Issue 33 is now online

In this week's edition, we preview the big Rugby Championship-deciding test between the Springboks and All Blacks at Ellis Park.

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Blogs

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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