Duncan Johnstone The Crusaders will look to Dan Carter to help them finish a tour that is in the balance after their disappointing loss to the Sharks in Durban.
Duncan Johnstone FORMER Melbourne Rebels player Hoani MacDonald collapsed with a suspected heart attack during an NPC Championship division match near Auckland yesterday.
Duncan Johnstone THE All Blacks are itching to stamp their champion status on the Wallabies in Brisbane next weekend.
Duncan Johnstone It's the All Blacks first and daylight second on the world rugby rankings.
Duncan Johnstone Controversial former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers hasn't taken long to criticise the new set-up, labelling Heyneke Meyer's South African squad "too white".
Duncan Johnstone Auckland: All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams says he is braced for the attention that's sure to come when he plays in Sydney this weekend for the first time since 2009.
Duncan Johnstone Sonny Bill Williams wasn't the only new face at All Blacks training yesterday - Chiefs halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow and lock Craig Clarke also joined the action in Auckland along with Hurricanes...
Duncan Johnstone SONNY BILL WILLIAMS was absent from All Blacks training again yesterday but management remain hopeful he will be in the mix for Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia.
Duncan Johnstone SUPER RUGBY looks ready to take the next step and extend into new territories beyond Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Duncan Johnstone It may only be a Super Rugby warmup but the Blues are expecting a motivated Hurricanes team to turn up the heat in Whangarei on Saturday.
Duncan Johnstone South Africa wants Super Rugby expanded to 16 teams and will lobby SANZAR partners New Zealand and Australia to make the change.