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The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

Former All Black Jarrad Hoeata joins injury-hit Crusaders for gruelling pre-season

The Crusaders have been hit hard with injuries in their loose forwards department.

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Caleb Cavubati made the switch to rugby from football three years ago and is playing for Fiji at the Condor World Schools 7s tournament in Auckland this weekend.

'He's got way better skills than me' - Hurricanes and Fiji cult hero Bill Cavubati on son Caleb's rugby progress

Caleb Cavubati made the switch to rugby from football three years ago and is playing for Fiji at the Condor World Schools 7s tournament in Auckland.

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Goss was part of the World Cup winning Black Ferns side and skippered the Black Ferns Sevens team.

Sarah Goss wins NZ Women's Player of the Year

Goss was part of the World Cup winning Black Ferns side and skippered the Black Ferns Sevens team.

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The Black Ferns defeated England 41-32 in the final to win the World Cup in Ireland in August.

'They worked extremely hard' - Black Ferns take top honours named Team of the Year at NZ Rugby awards

The Black Ferns have been named NZ Rugby's team of the year at the annual awards in Auckland.

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The Black Ferns defeated England 41-32 in the final to win the World Cup in Ireland in August.

As it happened: Black Ferns take out top prize - Team of the Year at NZ Rugby Awards

Relive 1 NEWS NOW's live coverage of tonight's NZ Rugby Awards in Auckland.

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Two teenagers selected by New Zealand for the World School Sevens this weekend have opted for Samoa instead.

'It means playing for my family' – young Samoan rugby stars turning back on NZ for land of their ancestors

Two teenagers selected by New Zealand for the World School Sevens this weekend have opted for Samoa instead.

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Savea says the end goal is to get back into the All Blacks but knows he must play well for the Hurricanes.

'Definitely one step at a time' - fit and trim Julian Savea eager to perform for Canes

The end goal is to get back into the All Blacks but Savea knows he must play well for the Hurricanes.

All Black captain Kieran Read lays the law down to his team mates during the 30-15 All Black win in the first test match of the DHL Lions Series 2017 played between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park, Auckland on 24th June 2017. 
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All Blacks skipper Kieran Read suffers injury setback, to have back surgery

Read will have back surgery this Saturday and could be out for the first few rounds of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Israel Folau taken in a big tackle. 3rd Bledisloe Cup rugby test match, Australia v All Blacks, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 21 October 2017. Copyright Image: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

Australia bidding for 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia hasn't hosted a World Cup since the hugely successful 2003 tournament in which the Wallabies lost to England in the final in Sydney.

British & Irish Lions Tour To New Zealand 2017 2nd Test, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand 1/7/2017
New Zealand All Blacks vs British & Irish Lions
Lions' Taulupe Faletau scores their first try
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Wales No. 8 Taulupe Faletau expected to miss Six Nations with serious knee injury

Faletau was hurt while playing for Bath in a Champions Cup match.

'It's been a very big year' - Raelene Castle ready to get to work as Australian Rugby CEO

The Kiwi wants to make rugby Australia's most popular football code.

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Raelene Castle was today confirmed as the new boss of the ARU in Sydney.

NZ Rugby 'really looking forward' to working with Raelene Castle

Castle was today confirmed as the new CEO of Australian Rugby, with opposite Steve Tew quick to congratulate her.

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Raelene Castle was today confirmed as the new boss of the ARU in Sydney.

Kiwi Raelene Castle confirmed as new Australian Rugby boss

Castle is the first female boss of any of the national governing bodies of the four major football codes in Australia.

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Union CEO Tony Lewis detailed the decision that sees the Mako drop the 's' from their name.

Tasman 'showing disrespect for the Maori language' – rugby union explains 'Mako' renaming

Tasman has been speaking with local iwi for 18 months about the issue.

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Rugby Championship test match rugby union. New Zealand All Blacks v South Africa Springboks, QBE Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 16 September 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

All Blacks to face off with Springboks in Pretoria for first time in 12 years

The teams haven't met there since the All Blacks prevailed 45-26.

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The new Auckland coach will use his knowledge from coaching Manu Samoa in next year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Watch: Alama Ieremia backing Polynesian talent to return Auckland's glory days

Ieremia will use his knowledge from coaching Samoa to lead Auckland.

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The 30-Test All Black was today confirmed to take over Auckland in 2018.

Former All Blacks centre Alama Ieremia confirmed as new Auckland rugby coach

Ieremia will take over from Nick White on a three-year deal starting in 2018.

Ex-Wallabies skipper says 'it's not all over' for Quade Cooper

Cooper has been left in limbo after being cut from the Reds for next year's Super Rugby season.

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Crotty gave extra praise to ABs teammate Williams' kicking game which has set up tries in the past two Tests.

'He'll stay in rugby' - Anthony Mundine shuts down talk of SBW's NRL return

The All Blacks superstar's friend Mundine said that Williams won't walk away from the game again.

Victorious All Blacks Sevens perform new haka after claiming first title in 21 months with win in Cape Town

The New Zealand side beat Argentina 38-14 to win their first title since March last year.

All Blacks Sevens sneak past England in Cape Town quarter-finals with last-gasp try

England led for the entire match but the Kiwis struck when it mattered.

Injury rules Wales skipper Sam Warburton out of northern hemisphere season

Knee troubles have sidelined the flanker until 2018/19.

Richard Hardwick of Western Force passes the ball behind the dummy run of Ross Haylett-Petty of Western Force during the 2017 Super Rugby game between the Sharks and the Force at Kings Park, Durban on 6 May 2017 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix / www.photosport.nz

Western Force to be back in action in 2018

The Force could be back in action by as early as April after RugbyWA was handed back the franchise's licence and intellectual property.

Quade Cooper's old coach shocked by Reds axing

New Brumbies coach Dan McKellar was shocked to learn old charge Cooper wasn't required by Queensland.

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World Rugby introducing new, simplified global rule book next year

The new book is around 42 per cent shorter than the current one.

Quade Cooper at the Wallabies' captain's run

'His quality's just too good' - Wallabies teammates urge Quade Cooper to stay with rugby

Cooper was told he wasn't needed at the Reds in 2018 by coach Brad Thorn.

Highlanders captain Ben Smith in action during the Super Rugby match between Hurricanes v Highlanders, Westpac Stadium, Saturday 18th March 2017. Copyright Photo: Raghavan Venugopal / www.photosport.nz

'That's his commitment for the team' - Ben Smith returns early to Highlanders pre-season

The star fullback is supposed to be on sabbatical until February 2018.

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