Regarded as the one of the most formidable hookers in the game, Fa'amausili played in five World Cups winning four of them - the last as captain in 2017.
Described as "the most underrated rugby player NZ's ever had", it’s understandable why Hazel Tubic still finds it surreal that she's gearing up for next week's World Cup.
England face compromising travel arrangements on way to New Zealand but the cost-cutting isn't confined to them, writes Patrick McKendry.
Another milestone will be reached when Super Rugby Aupiki returns for its second season next year with the Chiefs and Hurricanes announcing the first female head coaches in the competition.
Black Ferns' wing, in hot form as evidenced by her seven tries against Japan, will rightly be seen as a huge attacking threat by opposition.
In an exclusive interview with TVNZ's Sunday, Olympic gold medallist Ruby Tui shares details of her incredibly tough childhood.
Wing displays her pace and power as New Zealand run up 95 points in final World Cup warm-up at Eden Park.
Coach Wayne Smith gave Georgia Ponsonby a rare exemption from the team preparations to head back to Christchurch to receive her degree.
Sarah Hirini, Theresa Fitzpatrick and Portia Woodman have all been named to start against Japan while Stacey Fluhler will look to make an impact off the bench.
New Zealand Rugby has announced that 47,000 fans will pack out the stadium.
After a horror year of injuries and illness, midfielder Chelsea Semple hoped experience, not game time, would see her make the cut.
Sevens star Sarah Hirini has been named in the 32-strong squad for the tournament but coach Wayne Smith has left out some other big names.
Wayne Smith is trusting his side's mental toughness to overcome all the obstacles their facing - including a recent spate of injuries in the Farah Palmer Cup final.
The Sevens Sisters were pipped 24-22 by old rivals Australia before Fiji put on a masterclass against the All Blacks to reclaim the men's title 29-12.
She'll hang up her boots after this year's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
The retiring Black Ferns halfback said conversations with DJ Forbes and Dan Carter played a role in her announcement on Friday.
Veteran playmaker Tyla Nathan-Wong was among some big names missing from Wednesday's squads.
Australia, yet to beat New Zealand, exposed a few frailties at Adelaide Oval after last weekend's thrashing.
NZ were too good for Australia in Adelaide today in their final match before the World Cup.
Grace Steinmetz was one of two debutants named in the new-look line-up with teen Santo Taumata also earning her first Test cap off the bench.