Hurricanes fly-half Beauden Barrett and hooker Dane Coles have set their sights on securing All Blacks starting berths later this year.
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen believes England full-back Mike Brown is currently the best in the world in his position.
Two All Blacks abused prescription sleeping pills during the 2011 World Cup, admitted New Zealand rugby bosses on Thursday.
Former All Blacks captain Frank Oliver has died, at the age of 65, his provincial union Manawatu revealed.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is facing two months on the sidelines after breaking a thumb in the Crusaders' loss to the Blues.
Beauden Barrett's try against France has been named as the International Rugby Players' Association's Try of the Year 2013.
Refreshed and fighting fit following a good pre-season, Hurricanes and All Blacks winger Cory Jane is excited by the new campaign.
All Blacks Cory Jane, Israel Dagg and Luke Romano have all signed contract extensions beyond the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
All Black forwards Richie McCaw and Kieran Read will both miss the Crusaders' opening match against the Chiefs on February 21.
Toulouse wing Hosea Gear looks set to leave the French club at the end of the season in favour of a return to his native New Zealand....
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has been impressed by his quintet of returning All Blacks at the franchise's pre-season training base.
World Series leaders New Zealand have been forced to make yet more changes to their squad for this weekend's Las Vegas Sevens.
Former All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino said wearing the black jersey again was the main reason for his upcoming return to the Blues.
All Blacks Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens will be without Tomasi Cama for the Las Vegas leg of the Series, with Akira Ioane set to debut....
Clermont have moved to replace the outgoing Sitiveni Sivivatu, who departs for Castres next season, with Zac Guildford reportedly signing....
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is confident Sonny Bill Williams will return to Test rugby after signing a two year deal with the NZRU.
Sonny Bill Williams is to return to rugby union, confirming on Thursday a two-year deal with the NZRU and the Chiefs franchise.