New Zealand Rugby chiefs have no plans to emulate Australia and relax eligibility rules so overseas-based players can represent the All Blacks.
Aaron Cruden admits his chances of playing at this year’s World Cup are slim but has certainly not given up hope.
Aaron Cruden is almost certain to miss the World Cup after rupturing knee ligaments in a Super Rugby match over the weekend.
Fly-half Colin Slade has become the latest New Zealand player to leave for France, having signed for newly-promoted Top 14 side Pau.
Mils Muliaina will leave Connacht at the end of the season after signing a one-year deal with Italian side Zebre.
Former New Zealand lock Brad Thorn will retire at the end of the season after a glittering 21-year career.
Ulster have confirmed New Zealand utility back Charles Piutau will join from Auckland Blues in July 2016.
New Zealand centre Conrad Smith has signed a two-year contract with French second division leaders Pau.
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