Noakes gets reward for staying positive

Accepting that setbacks went with the territory was one of the coping mechanisms Blues first five-eighths Chris Noakes used when dropped from the playing side.
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Chris Noakes

The Pasifika Aotearoa Cup prepares for the final weekend

With fresh new talent, and a healthy mix of senior professionals including Black Ferns and New Zealand Women's Sevens players, the final round of the 2014 Pasifika Aotearoa Cup promises to be a fantastic close to a successful tournament.
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Pasifika Aotearoa Cup

Chance for New Zealand Under 20s to break drought

New Zealand's dominance of the International Rugby Board's annual Junior World Championship (JWC) has been challenged in recent years, but this time around the tournament will be in team's own backyard for the first time.
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Junior World Championship

Preparations ramp up for JWC2014

While not on the same organisational level and scale as a Rugby World Cup, the upcoming Junior World Championship still needs careful preparation and management
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NZ U20

Carter's desire rises the closer he gets to his return

All Blacks first five-eighths Dan Carter says the longer his sabbatical goes, the more motivated he is to return to playing.
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Dan Carter and Ernie Els

Brussow to make his Cheetahs return

The Cheetahs will face the Sharks in a local Investec Super Rugby derby this weekend with veteran loose forward Heinrich Brussow back in the mix after he's recovered from injury.
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Heinrich Brussow

Canada smash USA in Women's Rugby World Cup warm up

Canada signalled their intentions to be among the title contenders at Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 with an emphatic nine-try, 51-7 victory over neighbours USA at Shawnigan Lake School on Tuesday.
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EYE ON JWC2014: Tonga and Japan to play for place in next year's Championship

Tonga will face Japan in the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 2014 final with a place in next year’s IRB Junior World Championship awaiting the winner after finishing top of their respective pools in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
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Blues welcome back Mealamu

Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has made seven changes to the starting XV for Friday night’s crunch match with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium.
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Keven Mealamu

Hurricanes ready to resume action

A largely unchanged Hurricanes’ starting line-up has been named to face the Blues at Westpac Stadium on Good Friday.
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Julian Savea

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