Chiefs loose forward and All Blacks captain was due some good luck and it looks like he's received it, writes Patrick McKendry.
The All Blacks great revealed on Tuesday the Kickathon at Eden Park in April had raised a total of $506,959.
Spain finish the stronger in defeat but Classic All Blacks prove too smart overall in match played in front of record crowd.
The halfback's power game can help transform All Blacks' stuttering attack ahead of next year's World Cup, writes Patrick McKendry.
James Lowe will return to his former home of Hamilton, but this time dressed in Irish green to face the Māori All Blacks haka.
The Super Rugby try-scoring wizard will be up against many of the players he watched as a child in Fiji.
The loosehead prop and cult figure who took up rugby again to lose weight is to leave the Blues for a new chapter in France.
Games in Hamilton and Wellington during Test series will challenge Ireland's depth during an already highly-anticipated tour.
Andrew Hore believes the competition needs to move from a "high performance product which underpins the All Blacks" back to being about entertaining rugby.
Now comes the hard part: Generating enough interest to secure rugby’s place in a crowded American market.
The Crusaders coach is in favour of more meaningful Tests and likes the idea of promotion/relegation plus potential club championship.
The 34-year-old prop is set to make his Hurricanes debut this weekend after recovering from a ruptured Achilles, and is setting himself a big goal.
It will be the first midweek Test between the rivals since the match involving George Gregan's famous tackle on Jeff Wilson.
Moody ruptured his ACL playing for the Crusaders against the Blues.
Ian Foster expects the flurry of Super Rugby red cards to continue in Test matches this season and says his players will have modify their technique.
First up, Black Ferns to play three Tests in June ,while the All Blacks to play Ireland in three Tests in July.
Hansen believes Whitney will learn plenty off former colleagues Wayne Smith, Sir Graham Henry and Mike Cron in the Black Ferns' new set-up.
Midfielder's comeback from knee injury is timely following All Black Anton Lienert-Brown's shoulder problem which will keep him out of July tests.
The All Blacks prop got the message after saying the game's physicality was at stake after a spate of red cards in Super Rugby Pacific.
Form and the need to build World Cup combinations points to at least a trio of newcomers in squad to play Ireland in July, writes Patrick McKendry.