New Zealand Rugby (NZR) confirmed on Friday the women's national provincial championship would begin in August, ending concerns it might be cancelled because of COVID-19 cost cutting.
Southern hemsiphere rugby body SANZAAR and the Six Nations have entered a consultation process aimed at creating an aligned global rugby calendar.
Sam Whitelock would have "loved" to have been given the chance to skipper the All Blacks again after new coach Ian Foster instead turned to Sam Cane.
Former All Blacks captain Keiran Read has expressed the possibility of running out in the Mitre 10 Cup this year if the season gets off the ground.
Given what he was building at Ballymore, how will Brad Thorn react to the dissenting Reds trio? And should the Sunwolves be involved in Australia's planned domestic Super Rugby tournament? Welcome to the Round Table.
You might think that Wallabies 18-year Bledisloe drought would earn some sort of sympathy in New Zealand, yet one politician certainly couldn't help himself when the prospect of some trans-Tasman play was raised.
Former All Blacks winger Nehe Milner-Skudder is chomping at the bit to reboot his rugby career with the Highlanders after going through "dark places" with injury.
Prized Blues recruit Beauden Barrett has emerged from New Zealand's lockdown in astounding condition, certainly if his effort in Monday's "Bronco" fitness was anything to go by anyway.
New Zealand's Super Rugby players will begin what coaches have deemed to be a "second preseason" on Monday as they return to training following a relaxation of health and travel restrictions imposed after the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Julian Savea has become the second former All Blacks winger to leave French club Toulon this week and return to New Zealand to try to continue his professional rugby career - or maybe even switch to the NRL.
The Crusaders have been boosted by the return of All Blacks veteran Sam Whitelock for New Zealand's domestic competition starting next month, while the Highlanders will reportedly welcome Nehe Milner-Skudder.
Rugby Australia high performance manager Ben Whitaker says all four SANZAAR partners are keen to run a Rugby Championship in "some form" even if it is played late into the year.
New Zealand Rugby [NZR] have confirmed Super Rugby Aotearoa will kick off as early as next month with the first match to take place on Saturday June 13.
Rugby in New Zealand is one step closer to returning with the New Zealand government giving New Zealand Rugby [NZR] and professional netball the green light to resume when the nation eases to COVID-19 alert level two.
The All Blacks will enter into a new era when they return to the Test arena with Sam Cane replacing the retired Kieran Read as national captain.
SANZAAR has moved to quell talk of breakaway rugby competitions being created amid the coronavirus pandemic in declaring that all four member unions remain committed to the alliance through to 2030.
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen remains upset about the decision that cost his side a potentially series-winning penalty against the British & Irish Lions in 2017.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) faces a 70 percent decline in revenue in 2020 amid a global shutdown of sport due to the coronavirus, officials said on Thursday.
The review, to be called Aratipu, will look at all facet's of the country's Super Rugby involvement and how it can grow, regenerate and invigorate the competition after a prolonged period of falling interest.
Rugby faces a potentially sport-changing decision when World Rugby votes for its chairman on Sunday. But in the middle of coronavirus pandemic, experts Sam Bruce and Tom Hamilton suggest some changes of their own.
New Zealand may add a North Island vs. South Island match to the national fixture list as it looks for ways to restart its domestic rugby season, Sam Whitelock says.
The possibility of Australia and New Zealand opening up its borders for each other's citizens amid the two countries' successful COVID-19 measures could make trans-Tasman rugby a possibility later this year, Raelene Castle has confirmed.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes the unity shown in the global game during the coronavirus pandemic will finally lead to a new international competition along the lines of last year's Nations Championship proposal.
Three-time World Player of the Year Dan Carter announced he was leaving Japanese Top League side Kobe Steelers in an Instagram post on Friday.
All Blacks players could have their 2020 wages frozen by as much as 50 percent after New Zealand Rugby and the Players Association agreed to a raft of reductions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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