Smith sidelined for Crusaders clash

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith is out after suffering a concussion in the season-opening defeat to the Chiefs at Forsyth Barr Stadium.He will need to clear protocols before he's...

Rennie wants more from Chiefs

The Hamilton-based franchise snapped a six-match losing streak to the Highlanders when they won 24-15 in Dunedin.That was in large part down to the home side's two early errors,...

Savea not totally happy

The Wellington franchise began the defence of their title by thrashing the Sunwolves 83-16 in Tokyo, with Ardie Savea, Michael Fatialofa and Vince Aso scoring two tries each.But Savea...

Robinson kicks NSW to first-up win

Robinson was given the kicking duties in the absence of Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley through concussion.Clearly there's some areas in our game that we need to improve in terms...

Reds sneak home with late try

They did things the hard way in coach Nick Stiles' first game in charge, conceding a try in the first minute and having two players sin-binned in the second...

Lowe double sets Chiefs on way

Lowe scored intercept tries inside the first 18 minutes as the Hamilton franchise ended a six-match losing streak to their Otago rivals.The last time they beat the Highlanders was...

Blues below full-strength for opener

Co-captains James Parsons and Jerome Kaino are both out of the Melbourne clash, along with Patrick Tuipulotu and Sonny Bill Williams.He's catching up with that but the professional...

Milner-Skudder misses Tokyo trip

A hamstring problem has sidelined him as the defending champions look to make a positive start to the new campaign.It means Jordie Barrett is likely to come in for...

Stiles hails Reds chemistry

The Reds are expected to contend for the Australian Conference title this year, having made big off-season signings.They finished next to bottom in the Australasian Group last season, winning...

Simone keen to learn from Folau

The pair are set to be the new centre duo for the NSW franchise this year, and continued to work on their combination in the final trial match of...
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The Northern Irishman has actually had a year to forget due to the injury he suffered throughout the South African Open in January, ruling...

Pieters: Only a win will certainly do

The 25-year-old Belgian has actually taken pleasure in some excellent outcomes given that breaking on to the scene with a four-point return on his...

Rooney finishes England profession

The 31-year-old has actually exposed he was set for a recall to the nationwide group for next month's World Cup qualifiers versus Malta and...