Sam Whitelock. Photo / Getty Images

All Blacks: Whitelock remains in doubt

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is giving Sam Whitelock every chance possible to prove his fitness. The All Black lock is recovering from a rib injury and his inclusion…

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Challenge for US Marines

The Four Nations Maritime Rugby Cup kicked off when the Royal New Zealand Navy took on the United States Marine Corps at…

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Kieran Read, Aaron Smith and Aaron Cruden perform the haka. Cruden's behaviour at the weekend will cost him. Photo / Getty Images

Could a buddy save Cruden?

The All Blacks don't always have a blanket curfew time when players go out - or rules that they should stay in certain numbers…

 Hayden Parker of Otago on the attack. Photo / Getty Images

Rugby: Otago hammer Waikato

Otago bounced back from its hammering by Hawkes Bay to dish out its own medicine with a convincing 38-7 win over Waikato…