Praise for All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg slumped to disappointment Sunday over his use of a homophobic slur.
Injury forced the The All Blacks into a late reshuffle on Friday as they prepared to mark their 500th Test, with coach Steve Hansen warning his side to lift their game against a rejuvenated France.
Richard Knowler With a 30-0 win over the French and the Dave Gallaher trophy secured, the All Blacks thumped the table and delivered an emphatic message tonight.
Justin Ballis Join RugbyHeaven as a new-look All Blacks side takes on France.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has resisted the temptation to tweak his run-on side following last weekend's unconvincing win over France and has kept the same starting line up for the second Test.
Liam Napier The expected naming of five rookies on Sunday signals the continued regeneration of the All Blacks.
Richard Knowler He may have a test to play next week but Dan Carter should be nursing a well-earned hangover this morning.
Paul Cully Michael Hooper provides the Waratahs' silver lining.
Six new faces and a new captain were named Sunday in a 32-man All Blacks squad to face France as the selectors look to blend emerging talent with experience two years out from the next World Cup.
Paul Cully Economics will prevent it, but the performance of British and Irish Lions winger George North against the Western Force on Wednesday gave a tantalising glimpse of what lustre a northern star could...
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Paul Cully The burden all Crusaders teams carry is to be constantly compared to the great sides that preceded them. The one the Waratahs will face tonight is labouring somewhat to get out of those shadows.
Shane Brady Join RugbyHeaven for full, live commentary as the Waratahs look to keep their season alive in Christchurch.
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been given a crash course in what Super Rugby referees will crack down on.
Chris Dutton The talking points from the clash between the Brumbies and Crusaders at Canberra Stadium.
Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies overwhelmed by Canterbury Crusaders at Canberra Stadium.
David Polkinghorne Catch all the action from Canberra Stadium as the Brumbies take on arch rivals the Crusaders.
Chris Dutton Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has warned Super Rugby teams to write the ACT Brumbies off at their peril.
Chris Dutton The in-form Brumbies came crashing back to earth when they missed a chance to go well clear at the top of the Australian conference on Sunday.