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Beauden Barrett is set to make his Blues debut against the Hurricanes on Sunday. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said on Monday fans will be allowed into stadiums to watch the opening weekend of its domestic rugby union competition after t(...)

Next month New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams will play each other in a 10-week domestic competition. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand’s five Super Rugby teams will play each other in a 10-week domestic competition from June 13th, bringing comfort to “Kiwis doing it tough(...)

Hurricanes and Stormers will be two of the teams playing in the new Super Rugby Aotearoa. Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Professional rugby and netball are close to returning to action in New Zealand after the government their unveiled its rules for sport when the countr(...)

Opposing captains Kieran Read of the All Blacks and Sam Warburton of the Lions lift the trophy following a drawn series in 2017. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland has raised the tantalising prospect of a “decider” between the British & Irish Lions and New Zealand next summer - possibly at Twic(...)

World rugby must strategically plan a new global calendar. Photograph: Jean Pierre Clatot/AFP via Getty

The economic earthquake this pandemic has created will deeply change rugby. The first tremor of the looming financial crisis in rugby was felt last w(...)

Beauden Barrett has accepted All Blacks stars will have to take a pay cut due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

New Zealand cancelled a string of this season’s lower tier provincial competitions on Monday “to help secure the future of the sport” after the corona(...)

Ian Foster with Steve Hansen during the Rugby World   Cup in Japan. Foster served as Hansen’s assistant for eight years. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/Getty Images

New Zealand’s wait for a new All Blacks head coach is over after Ian Foster, Steve Hansen’s former assistant, was promoted to the position on a two-ye(...)

New Zealand Rugby has named Ian Foster as the new All Blacks head coach. Photograph: Getty Images

Ian Foster was appointed the new head coach of the All Blacks on Wednesday, promoted from his role as assistant under Steve Hansen to take up the rei(...)

Johnny Sexton of Ireland is tackled by Kieran Read of New Zealand. Both players emphatically rejected proposal of a new World League.  Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

The system, quite clearly, is broken. What’s blindingly obvious is the need to establish a global calendar before any World League and lucrative broa(...)

 Former Beatle Ringo Starr, who has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in the UK new year honours list. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods in the British new year honours list, alongside a string of (...)

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