Jun 24, 2007: All Blacks rugby midfielder Aaron Mauger accused the Springboks of a series of cheap shots as concern mounts over captain Richie McCaw's on-field safety.
May 29, 2007: Twenty-five players will change provinces ahead of this year's national provincial rugby championship, including a number from Super 14 level.
May 27, 2007: The Junior All Blacks picked up from where they left off last season to win their opening Pacific Nations Cup rugby match 31-10 against Samoa in Apia today.
May 17, 2007: "There could be a slight twist in the tale in the sense that the country's leading Springboks will be slugging away at one another relentlessly with the first test against England in Bloemfontein just around the corner." Stephen Nell reports
May 15, 2007: "The negative tactics of Jones, McKenzie and to some extent in the early rounds Fisher can be blamed for much of the unattractive play..." Rollo Manning reports
May 13, 2007: The verdict from Crusaders' coach Robbie Deans and his captain Richie McCaw was clear -- they were beaten by a better team in today's Super 14 rugby semifinal final in Pretoria.
May 11, 2007: Crusaders halfback Kevin Senio almost sounds as anxious as the South African rugby public over whether Bulls talisman Fourie du Preez is fit for Saturday's Super 14 semi-final in Pretoria.
May 11, 2007: Crusaders coach Robbie Deans hopes New Zealand rugby has seen the last of the All Blacks' conditioning programme.
May 11, 2007: If it depends on form, expectation or a drama-free buildup, then don't be surprised to see two South African teams squaring off in next week's Super 14 rugby final.
May 10, 2007: If his eight years as a Crusader end at the hands of the Bulls this weekend, only then will lock Chris Jack take time to reflect on one of the great Super rugby careers.
May 10, 2007: Kevin Senio has beaten off Andy Ellis to wear the Crusaders halfback jersey in this Saturday's Super 14 rugby semi-final against the Bulls at Pretoria.
May 10, 2007: Teams for the Super 14 rugby semifinals (kickoffs Sunday morning NZ time):
May 10, 2007: The Crusaders and Blues are the semifinal kings of Super rugby, an historical tag that will be tested to the full in South Africa this weekend.
May 9, 2007: The Crusaders are drawing strength from their season-altering defeat of the Bulls in Pretoria a year ago when they go seeking the same outcome in the Super 14 rugby semi-final on Saturday.
May 9, 2007: Horror of horrors, had history taken a detour Daniel Carter might be running on to Loftus Versfeld wearing a Bulls jersey for Sunday morning's (NZ time) Super 14 rugby semifinal at Pretoria.
May 9, 2007: South African rugby fans have been warned not to expect the Crusaders and Blues to wither because they are playing away from home in this weekend's Super 14 semifinals.
May 9, 2007: Crusaders kingpins Richie McCaw and Dan Carter can't think of many greater rugby challenges than what their Super 14 team face this weekend.
May 8, 2007: The Crusaders are likely to be at full strength for Sunday's (NZ time) Super 14 rugby semifinal against the Bulls, with world class playmaker Daniel Carter today declaring himself over a troubling neck injury.
May 6, 2007: New Zealand rugby awoke to an unbelievable scenario in the Super 14 playoffs after the Bulls' stunning victory over the Reds in Pretoria today.
May 6, 2007: Even Crusaders captain Richie McCaw's last-gasp bonus point try on Friday could not prevent a gruelling trip to South Africa for the Cantabrians after the Bulls' stunning Super 14 rugby victory over the Reds.