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Wasps have confirmed that back-row Brad Shields will join them during 2018/19 following his Super Rugby commitments with the Hurricanes.
Hurricanes flanker Brad Shields recently had an offer to join the All Blacks squad withdrawn after he revealed he’d be leaving for Wasps.
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has been ruled out for up to six months after suffering a ruptured ACL in their win over France on Saturday.
New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises, the Crusaders, Hurricanes, Highlanders, Chiefs and Blues, have confirmed their squads for 2018.
All Blacks selector Grant Fox is backing wing Julian Savea to have a strong off-season to give himself the best chance of earning a recall.
New Zealand Rugby has received a boost by the news that Hurricanes scrum-half TJ Perenara has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal.
Rebels fly-half Jackson Garden-Bachop has signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes which will keep him at the club until the end of 2019.
Former All Blacks, Hurricanes and Blues scrum-half Piri Weepu has announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect.
New Zealand wing Nehe Milner-Skudder has suffered another blow as he looks set to miss the rest of the Test season with a shoulder injury.
Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree has been appointed as Japan’s defence coach for their upcoming end-of-year internationals.