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Tuesday, May 30 2023
New year, new faces and new challenges

The world champion Black Ferns have a big year ahead.

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Sunday, May 28 2023
Will Jordan re-signs with New Zealand Rugby to boost All Blacks and Crusaders

The All Blacks and Crusaders will have Will Jordan at their disposal for the next four years, with the 25-year-old re-signing with New Zealand Rugby until 2027.

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Friday, May 26 2023
Why Hurricanes and All Blacks star Ardie Savea doesnt watch Super Rugby Pacific

Ardie Savea has revealed he is not a regular Super Rugby watcher outside of what is required for his reviews and analysis each week, with other demands away from the pitch taking priority.

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Friday, May 26 2023
Aaron Smith signs off in style in final Super Rugby Pacific home match

Highlanders 35

Reds 30

As Aaron Smith shook hands with his Highlanders teammates after their 35-30 win over the Reds in Dunedin, tears filled his eyes.

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Sunday, May 21 2023
Super Rugby Pacific leaders win the battle up front on miserable night

Chiefs 23

Hurricanes 12

The Chiefs are back to winning ways.

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Saturday, May 20 2023
All Blacks and Chiefs halfback Brad Weber leaving New Zealand

Brad Weber has confirmed this season will be his last with the Chiefs.

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Saturday, May 20 2023
Crusaders cruise past Moana Pasifika

Crusaders 41

Moana Pasifika 7

The Crusaders are timing their run nicely.

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Saturday, May 20 2023
Beauden Barrett hobbles off in Blues Super Rugby Pacific win

Blues 45

Reds 26

Beauden Barrett endured mixed emotions on Friday night in Brisbane as he shook off a form funk to revive the stuttering Blues season, only to spark fears after hobbling off with a concerning injury.

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Friday, May 19 2023
What is smart ball? The new technology that could change rugby

World Rugby will trial smart ball technology at the under-20 world championship in South Africa next month, assisting officials in getting more accuracy about lineouts, potential forward passes and whether the ball has crossed the try line.

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Friday, May 19 2023
Australian rugby player hit with one of the longest bans in games history for assaulting referee

A Western Australia player has received one of the longest bans in rugby union history after being found guilty of assaulting a referee during a match in the region’s top club competition.

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Friday, May 19 2023
Have the Chiefs lost their mana?

Sam Smith joins Tony Lyall for another episode of The Champagne Rugby Pod.

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Tuesday, May 16 2023
World Rugby gives Fiji union until January to get house in order

liesa Tora by RNZ

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has been given until January 2024 to get its house in order before its position will be reviewed again by World Rugby.

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Tuesday, May 16 2023
New womens only club rides Rugby World Cup wave


By Alice Soper

Young girls can outnumber boys in interest in joining rugby in the Wairarapa, and a new women’s only club has been formed to create a bit of history, writes Alice Soper.

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Tuesday, May 16 2023
Former Blues and Tasman rugby player Billy Guyton dies aged 33

Former New Zealand rugby player Billy Guyton has died today at the age of 33.

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Saturday, May 13 2023
Race heats up for home advantage in Super Rugby Pacific playoffs

Hurricanes 71

Moana Pasifika 22

The Hurricanes have made a statement in the race for home advantage in the opening round of the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs.

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