UPDATED 25 October, 23:48 NZDT: The Amber and Blacks are the new ITM Cup Premiership champions, becoming the first province outside the ‘big five’ since finals were introduced in 1992 to win the title with a 36-32 win over Tasman.
"Kia Ora Chicago" will become a common refrain in Chicago as New Zealanders ("Kiwis") flock to the city to watch as the All Blacks take on the USA Eagles at Soldier Field on November 1st in a sold out stadium.
The Manawatu Turbos will play in the top flight in 2015, with the team defeating Hawke’s Bay 32-24 to claim the ITM Cup Championship, which means they will essentially swap places with Wellington next season in the Premiership.
AllBlacks.com brings you the heads-to-heads for one of the biggest weekend's in domestic rugby, with the ITM Cup Premiership and Championship Finals, the WPC decider between Auckland and Waikato, and the Pink Batts Heartland Championship finals with the Meads and Lochore Cup on the line.
Following a meeting of the Executive Committee, SANZAR has informed the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) that it is the preferred candidate for Super Rugby's 18th team when the competition expands in 2016.