Canterbury's Jordie Barrett and Scott Barrett with their father and the Ranfurly Shield. Photo /

Ranfurly Shield moves south

Canterbury won a classic, free-wheeling challenge in Hamilton in which they had to call on all their class and experience…

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew says rugby has learnt from their mistakes, and yet the mistakes keep happening. Photo / File

Soper: Rugby union out of touch

COMMENT: Given all the rugby union claim to have learnt, they should be exemplars of good behaviour and doing what is right…

Let TJ Perenara loose in the No 9 jersey. Photo / Getty Images

Why not start TJ Perenara?

TJ Perenara's test match resurgence has been a delightfully pleasing aspect of this impressive All Blacks season to date…

Brisbane's Alex Glenn has had shoulder surgery to stabilise his AC joint after carrying the injury through the back end of the season. Photo / Photosport.

Glenn out of Kiwis contention

Brisbane second-rower Alex Glenn is out of contention for New Zealand's Four Nations rugby league campaign after undergoing…

Brandon Ingram poses for a portrait during the 2016 NBA rookie photo shoot. Photo / Getty Images

Lakers begin life after Kobe

Nick Young took a long look around the Los Angeles Lakers' bustling practice gym Tuesday, surveying the large gathering…