All Blacks and Highlanders scrumhalf Aaron Smith believes the ‘intensity’ of Super Rugby Aotearoa is to blame for the high injury toll among the five New Zealand franchise squads.
Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea has been ruled out for at least eight weeks due to a serious medial-collateral-ligament knee injury he suffered against the Crusaders last week.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane has given an injury update after he underwent corrective surgery on his torn right pectoral tendon.
Check out this cool video where former All Blacks lock Ali Williams rushes to push a distressed whale back into the ocean.
It doesn’t get tougher or more challenging than playing in South Africa and against the Springboks, said Crusaders captain and All Blacks lock Scott Barrett.
Ben Smith has expressed his desire to see the return of a competition that features teams from South Africa and New Zealand.
Neighbours of All Blacks flyhalf Josh Ioane say his property in Dunedin has turned into a notorious party house over the past few months.
The All Blacks may head into the Rugby Championship without captain Sam Cane, who has been ruled out for up to six months with a chest injury.
New Zealand are looking to co-host this year’s Rugby Championship with a southern-hemisphere partner, but South Africa and Australia are not in agreement.
Mark Robinson says he is optimistic that New Zealand Rugby’s $460-million deal with US investors Silver Lake will go ahead despite a group of senior All Blacks and Black Ferns expressing concerns over the proposed investment.