Provincial rugby sponsor ITM has been red-carded from next year’s series.

Follow @RedefinedRugby Provincial rugby sponsor ITM has been red-carded from next year's series. The building supplies company began its involvement in 2006, backing the national provincial series and the Heartland championship. That sponsorship rose to competition-naming rights in 2010 when the company stepped up as major sponsor after the previous group withdrew. The ITM

Hurricane U17 training squad announced

The Full Squad is : East Coast (2): SYKES-MARTIN Kershaw; and WHAKATAKA Raniera. Hawkes Bay (16): AIOLUPOTEA Levy; BAUCKHAM Liam; BOKSER Josh; FALEIVA Lolani; FLANDERS Devan; HUATA Cameron; KERERU-SYME Kianu; LOCHORE Jake; MCCLUTCHIE Lincoln; MCNAUGHTEN Brad; MUA Jeriah; PETERSEN Raniera; ROBINSON Dennan; SCALES Jon-Joseph; THOMPSON Tyrone; TOALA Danny. Horowhenua-Kapiti (3): DONAGHY Vaianu; TANSLEY Mackenzie; TAVITA Josiah. Manawatu

More females lacing up their boots for rugby

Follow @RedefinedRugby More females lacing up their boots for rugby  •    150,727 registered players, up on 2014 •    Women’s rugby biggest growth area, 11 percent increase on 2014 •    Small Blacks numbers continue to grow More girls and women are picking up a rugby ball and running with it, and total player numbers remain strong,

Richie McCaw retires from rugby

Follow @RedefinedRugby Richie McCaw retires from rugby New Zealand Rugby pays tribute Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin

New Zealand Rugby shocked at death of Jonah Lomu

Follow @RedefinedRugby New Zealand Rugby shocked at death of Jonah Lomu New Zealand Rugby has expressed its shock at the sudden death of Jonah Lomu. The 40-year-old All Blacks legend died in Auckland today. New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said: “We’re all shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden death of Jonah.