Sam Whitelock. Photo / Getty

Rugby: Whitelock out with concussion

Another injury worry for the Crusaders. Fairfax Media reports lock Sam Whitelock will be out of Friday night's Super Rugby match with the Hurricanes in Nelson due to…

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has defending Will Skelton's tackling technique after controversial tackles against the Crusaders this weekend. Photo / Getty Images

Rugby: Cheika defends Skelton's tackling

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has defended giant lock Will Skelton's tackling technique, saying his 203cm height generally rules out going around the legs. Skelton…

Aaron Smith and Kieran Read are the most irreplaceable All Blacks according to Herald readers. Photo / Getty Images

All Blacks: Who can't we lose?

Kieran Read and Aaron Smith are the players the All Blacks can least afford to lose, but we can live without some big stars…

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Brodie Retallick will reportedly join Julian Savea in re-signing with New Zealand Rugby. Photo / Brett Phibbs.

Savea, Retallick back in black

New Zealand Rugby is set to secure the services of two of the country's brightest young talents, with reports emerging that…