New Zealand Sevens representative Frank Halai has signed with Counties Manukau, citing his desire to learn from coach Tana Umaga and receive more game time as his reasons for doing so.
Former All Blacks and Crusaders loose forward Scott Robertson has been named Canterbury assistant coach.
Bay of Plenty coach Kevin Schuler says he is not actively chasing disgraced first five Willie Ripia for ITM Cup duty, but did speak with him earlier this year about the possibility of playing some code.
Tabai Matson will coach Canterbury in this year’s ITM Cup.
Hurricanes lock Jason Eaton has re-signed with Taranaki for two more years.
The Otago Rugby Union has been saved after the Dunedin City Council agreed to bailout the cash-strapped union.
Chiefs wing Lelia Masaga has re-signed with Bay of Plenty for the coming season.
The Otago Rugby Union has once again delayed going into liquidation for another week to allow more time for discussions on a possible recovery package.
Any reprieve to save the Otago Rugby Union looks set to go down to the wire as work continues on a recovery package for the debt-riddled union.
The Otago Rugby Union has delayed by one week the filing of an application to liquidate the union pending the outcome of discussions around a possible recovery package.
Otago captain Eben Joubert has criticised those running the union for its current financial woes.
The New Zealand Government will not bailout the Otago Rugby Union, says Prime Minister John Key.
The Otago Rugby Union will cease trading on Friday after it revealed it cannot pay debts of more than $2 million.
A New Zealand Rugby Union board meeting tomorrow could decide the fate of the beleaguered Otago union.
No 8 Fritz Lee and fullback Tim Nanai-Williams have re-signed with Counties Manukau.
There are no guarantees the New Zealand Rugby Union will help out the cash-strapped Otago union.
The Otago Rugby Union admits it cannot pay its creditors.
The Otago Rugby Union will cut $400,000 off its player wage bill as it looks to trim costs.
New Zealand Sevens captain DJ Forbes has re-signed with Counties Manukau.
Colin Bourke is heading to Japan.
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.