Having signed a long-term contract, 2023 will likely be Smith's last season in New Zealand.
"It will change the game completely" - move to lower legal tackle height in England amateur rugby not too popular at Blues.
Blues captain enjoyed a good All Black campaign as Sam Cane's replacement and then a refreshing break, but the events of last June are not forgotten.
Former Hurricanes player and current Georgia national team assistant coach signs on as Ben Afeaki's replacement.
The nightmare of many athletes was on the menu today but some impressive times still surfaced.
The decision to switch Super Rugby teams is often a difficult one for players, but Ariana Bayler’s confident a move north of the Bombays will put her in good stead.
Rob Rush, a Northland loose forward, will join the Blues next year after impressing coach Leon MacDonald in the NPC.
The 56-Test midfielder said he wants to continue building on the promising performances the Blues and All Blacks have produced this season.
The Blues coach will once again face off with Crusaders counterpart Scott Robertson, with the latter coaching the Barbarians for November's match in London.
Former All Black Tana Umaga took home second place in his division at the World Masters tournament in Las Vegas to the delight and shock of many.
The Blues announced the All Blacks great had come back to the club after a year away but has moved into a new role with the club.
Should the Blues head coach replace the sacked Brad Mooar then serious questions need to be asked of the NZ Rugby board, writes Patrick McKendry.
The couple shared the news on Instagram on Thursday night.
Telea has been added to the squad for the Ireland series as a replacement for Will Jordan, who earlier this week tested positive for Covid-19.
The Blues have had their tough finish to the 2022 season softened by news of two key players recommitting to the club moving forward.
As his players partied hard at Eden Park, coach Scott Robertson explains the keys to what was an overwhelming Super Rugby final victory.
Little No.10 wins his battle against All Blacks rival Beauden Barrett to help relentless Crusaders to their 13th Super Rugby title.
The Crusaders have won another Super Rugby title with a methodical 21-7 win in Auckland.
Papalii will get a chance to help his team make history after recovering from appendix surgery in time for a spot on the bench against the Crusaders.
Robbie Deans coached Scott Robertson and Leon MacDonald to titles in the 2000s - now he'll watch them try do the same with their own teams.