Veteran All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore confirmed his international retirement on Wednesday after 83 Test appearances for New Zealand.
Andrew Hore joined Ma'a Nonu on Tuesday as an All Black without a Super Rugby home, fuelling speculation he is on the verge of retirement.
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is standing down at the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season.
WELLINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - Auckland Blues hooker Keven Mealamu has been forced to return home early from South Africa with a calf injury that is likely to cause Steve Hansen some concern as the...
Greg Stutchbury Conrad Smith has been approached about leaving the Hurricanes during his long rugby career but he said he never had any intention of quitting the capital club.
Richard Shute Highlanders v Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 5.35pm
Daniel Gilhooly Cory Jane makes a rapid-fire return to the All Blacks wing while there are two unexpected changes in the forward pack to face Australia in Dunedin.
The All Blacks will field an experimental team underpinned by two greats when they play their first official Test on Japanese soil.
Charles Piutau's debut All Blacks Test season continues to blossom, with the 22-year-old likely to replace an ill Julian Savea on the wing against France in Paris.
Daniel Gilhooly All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore has dropped a hint that retirement from rugby may not be far away.
Paul Cully When Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie replaced Quade Cooper after 59 minutes of the Test against Italy in Turin, it was a sensible bit of squad management he probably longs he could do a bit more of.
Daniel Gilhooly It was appropriate that an affluent London suburb was the setting as No.8 Kieran Read acknowledged he's come a long way from the player ranked last on an All Blacks' monopoly board.
Marc Hinton It was a no-brainer for Steve Hansen to pick Dan Carter to brings up his ton against the Poms at Twickenham, and almost as easy for him to restore Julian Savea to the left wing and give Cory Jane a...
Daniel Gilhooly The All Blacks selectors have made seven changes to their starting team to face Ireland, explaining that a gruelling two months has caught up with them.
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.35pm (AEST)
Stathi Paxinos There has been a changing of the guard every year of the Melbourne Rebels' existence.
Veteran flanker Richie McCaw has been included in a 30-man All Blacks squad to train in Auckland this week.
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Paul Cully The strong form of the Australian Super Rugby sides has been recognised at the highest level across the ditch, with All Blacks coach Steve Hansen admitting on Monday: "This is a tricky year for us."
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)