All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock has signed a four-year extension that will see him stay in New Zealand after a Japanese sabbatical.
Black Ferns scrumhalf Kendra Cocksedge made history on Thursday when she became the first woman to be crowned the New Zealand Player of the Year.
Flyhalf Richie Mo’unga has been nominated in three categories of New Zealand’s 2018 rugby awards.
Auckland lifted the New Zealand Cup after claiming a 40-33 extra-time win over Canterbury in the final at Eden Park on Saturday.
New Zealand Rugby has bought a 40% stake in the Blues after concerns about the team’s performances in Super Rugby.