The Lions will play New Zealand Super Rugby sides for the first time on their 2017 tour. Photograph: Inpho

The British and Irish Lions’ tour of 2017 is set to comprise games against New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the first time.New Zealand Rugby chief ex(...)

  New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen poses after announcing his re-signing as coach. Photograph:  Mark Tantrum/Getty Images

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has signed a contract extension until 2017, ensuring he will remain in charge of the national side until after the Brit(...)

Ma’a Nonu is reported to have agreed a deal with Toulon.

New Zealand’s Ma’a Nonu will join European and French Top 14 champions Toulon after next year’s Rugby World Cup, according to a report in today’s Midi(...)

Ardie Savea of the Hurricanes runs over the defence of Nick Frisby of the Reds during their Super Rugby match last weekend.

Super Rugby’s latest plans for restructuring are likely to see it expand outside the southern hemisphere and could potentially lay the groundwork for (...)

 Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand.

Sonny Bill Williams is to make a second switch to rugby union in 2015 after signing a two-year deal with the New Zealand Rugby Union and the Chiefs.Th(...)