The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought rugby to a screeching halt all over the globe. But administrators must not waste the unplanned opportunity to take stock, both in their own backyards and in conjunction with one another.
New Zealand Rugby has offered a grant of $[NZ]250,000 to each of the country's five Super Rugby teams to help them get through the next three months while the game remains suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
New Zealand Rugby staff haven't taken the same hit as their Australian counterparts, agreeing to a 20 per cent pay cut across the board.
Ian Foster's first significant act as All Blacks coach has been to take a pay cut.
All Blacks great Richie McCaw says there are a number of learnings for New Zealand Rugby amid the coronavirus pandemic and that supporters may have just realised what they had been taking for granted.
All Blacks stars are bracing for pay cuts as an inevitable consequence of the sport's inactivity in rugby-mad New Zealand over the coming weeks and months.
New Zealand Rugby has been forced to suspend plans for a custom-built domestic competition after the country's alert status was raised to a more restrictive level to counter the coronavirus.
New Zealand Rugby is planning to stage a Kiwi-only competition if Super Rugby is scrapped because of the coronavirus.
Reviving a second-string "All Blacks XV" appears to be an intelligent move. But fans will demand credibility with its selections and a good place to start would be naming Scott Robertson as its coach, Liam Napier writes.
Highlanders CEO Roger Clark and SANZAR have provided context following last weekend's farcical jersey clash that grabbed the headlines from their 38-13 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria.
An All Blacks second-string team will tour the northern hemisphere this year in New Zealand Rugby's latest ploy to keep top-flight players in the country and raise revenue.
The Crusaders alongside the University of Wollongong have launched their Global Rugby Program in Sydney in a bid to foster young Australian and international rugby talent, with an aim to grow the game, not just produce future Crusaders.
Talk of players switching codes is in no way a new phenomenon. But the separate reports of Ardie Savea and Kalyn Ponga jumping ship got us thinking: How would each man fare in the other's code?
Intentional or otherwise, Ardie Savea has backed NZ Rugby into a corner by recently stating "100 percent I want to play league" - indicating this move could happen as soon as next year. Welcome to the new world order of athlete power.
Game breakers from both rugby codes are convinced Ardie Savea would be a sensation if he makes the seldom-seen jump from the All Blacks to the NRL.
All Blacks and Crusaders great Reuben Thorne believes Australian rugby has a bright future with Dave Rennie at the Wallabies and several young stars making an impression in the opening rounds of Super Rugby.
All Blacks star Ardie Savea has revealed he wants to play in the NRL and would consider a switch to the 13-man game as soon as next year.
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced that it will play host to the All Blacks and South Africa in November as part of the 2020 Autumn Internationals.
Highlanders winger Sio Tomkinson has been slapped with a three-week suspension for his hit on Tom Banks, but that will be of little comfort to the Brumbies.
Worcester lock Michael Fatialofa has taken his first steps in his medical rehabilitation from a neck injury that occurred less than a minute after coming onto the field in a match on Jan. 4.
Aaron Cruden may still have a role to play for the All Blacks this year before the Chiefs fly-half swaps Super Rugby for Japan's Top League, new national coach Ian Foster has said.
Jordie Barrett's astonishing long-range penalty goal in the Hurricanes' win over the Jaguares rightly went viral. But it was his all-round performance that pointed to a maturing rugby mind, Liam Napier writes.
As the debate around player management policies and rest weeks continues across the Tasman, Wallabies management are taking a different approach to their All Blacks counterparts, writes Sam Bruce.
The debate over restricting playing time for All Blacks in Super Rugby has gone to another level after it was criticised by leading coaches Warren Gatland and Tony Brown.
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- NZL3rdPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st-1751