Promising financial outlook for New Zealand Rugby

The financial picture looks promising for New Zealand Rugby (NZR) with a modest profit for 2014 to be reported shortly and a boost likely from the new broadcast contracts.
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Steve Tew

Kaino's 100 'a long time coming'

Blues captain, and the franchise's latest Investec Super Rugby centurion, Jerome Kaino will achieve a long-time goal when running out at the head of his team to play the Cheetahs on Saturday morning (NZDT).
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Jerome Kaino

Blues to build on lineout tactic

Expect to see more of the Blues defensive adaption to counter attempted lineout mauls, and also more control of scrums by referees in Investec Super Rugby this weekend.
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Charles Piutau

Rugby about to go bonkers for Honkers

Alumni of the Hong Kong Sevens administration might scoff at the notion that rugby went professional in 1996, for many years earlier the Pearl of the Orient hosted what was probably the first specialised pro rugby tournament.
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Hong Kong Sevens

Viva I’Italia! Preparations intensify for Under 20 Championship

In just over 90 days’ time the representatives of the next generation of rugby talent will descend on Italy for the eighth edition of the World Rugby Under 20 Championship.
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Under 20

Mikkelson targets Olympics

Tim Mikkelson, an indispensable member of the All Blacks Sevens in recent years, has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through to the end of 2016.
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Tim Mikkelson

Chiefs change half their team for Crusaders

The Chiefs have named their team for the eagerly anticipated New Zealand conference derby with the Crusaders on Saturday night at Waikato Stadium.
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Sam Cane 2015

Andy Ellis named on Crusaders bench

The Crusaders have named their side to take on the Chiefs this Saturday night in Hamilton.
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Andy Ellis 2015

Multiple changes for Highlanders ahead of Reds clash

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for this Friday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Reds.
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Forsyth Barr

All Blacks Faumuina and Tuipulotu to get first start for Blues

All Blacks Charlie Faumuina and Patrick Tuipulotu will make their first starts of the season for the Blues against the Cheetahs at Bloemfontein on Saturday morning (6.10am NZDT).
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Patrick Tuipulotu

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