Piri Weepu

Piri Weepu signs English club rugby deal

Long-serving All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu is leaving New Zealand to play English club rugby.

Union

ACT Brumbies fall short in Singapore world club 10s final after double extra time

Markin of The Brumbies scores a try during the World Club 10s match between The Brumbies and Petraca Rugby.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies have suffered a heartbreaking loss in the world club 10s tournament in Singapore, losing the final to the Auckland Blues 10-5 in double extra time on Sunday night.

Force v Blues

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 9.45pm (AEST)

All Black Piutau returns for Blues

Boost for the Blues: Charles Piutau returns.

All Black Charles Piutau returns after eight weeks on the sidelines in the only change to the Blues' team to face the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Blues v Hurricanes

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rugby

All Black Weepu sidelined after stroke

Out for a month: Piri Weepu

All Blacks and Blues halfback Piri Weepu has been ruled out of Super Rugby for at least a month after suffering a minor stroke.

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Rugby

Hole in heart may have caused Weepu stroke

Scans have shown Blues and All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu has a small hole in his heart, which could have led to the minor stroke he suffered this month.

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Blues v Highlanders

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rugby

Blues beat Highlanders in Super Rugby

Blues veteran Ma'a Nonu makes a break during the round seven Super Rugby match against the Highlanders at Eden Park.

The Blues have gone top of the New Zealand Conference with a comfortable 30-12 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders in Auckland.

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Rugby

Mark Hammett standing down as Hurricanes coach

Standing down: Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett.

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is standing down at the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Brumbies v Blues

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

David Polkinghorne The Brumbies take on the Blues from 7.40pm at Canberra Stadium.

Rugby

Bernard Foley relieved to have Kurtley Beale alongside him

Bernard Foley

Rupert Guinness The relief on the face of Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley on Wednesday said it all when inside centre Kurtley Beale completed the side's final training session at home before travelling to...

Rugby

Blues v NSW Waratahs

PREVIEWS

Eden Park, Auckland, Friday 3.30pm (AEST)

PREVIEWS

Blues v Reds

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Eden Park, Auckland, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

ALL SEVEN GAMES

Chiefs v Blues

Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Weepu fully recovered; returns to Blues

Veteran halfback Piri Weepu is to resume training with the Blues after making a full recovery from his stroke and minor heart surgery.

Rugby

Simon Hickey boots Blues to impressive win over Crusaders

Simon Hickey

Benji Marshall sat on the bench for the entire match as the Blues downed the Crusaders 35-24 in the Super Rugby clash in Auckland on Friday.

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Bulls v Blues

Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Sunday March 9, 2.05am (AEDT)

Rugby

Benji Marshall dropped from Auckland Blues squad

Benji Marshall

High-profile recruit Benji Marshall has been left out of the Blues' match-day squad for the Super Rugby clash against the Bulls while experienced campaigners Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock will...

Lions v Blues

Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Sunday, 12am (AEDT)