Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has largely kept the status quo with his Hurricanes line-up for Friday's game against the Blues at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photo / Getty Images.

Rugby: Hammett keeps the faith

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has largely kept the status quo with his Hurricanes line-up for Friday's game against the Blues at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Riding…

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70 stitches needed after stomping

A Gisborne player is to appear in front of a rugby union judiciary on a charge of stamping after an incident which left an opponent needing 70 stitches to a head wound…

Keven Mealamu is back in the Blues' starting XV. (Photo by Jason Oxenham/Getty Images)

Rugby: Mealamu back for Blues

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu is set to make a long overdue return for the Blues this weekend in their crunch match with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium. Mealamu will…

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The All Blacks Sevens celebrate after winning the Hong Kong Sevens. Photo / AP

NZ win Hong Kong title

The All Blacks Sevens brushed aside England 26-7 to win the Hong Kong Sevens and reclaim top spot in the overall standings…