Dan Carter is the mouse who roared by rugby standards. The 2015 season has got off to a flying start with Carter, our best No 10 ever, not only opening his mouth but saying something logical and interesting that the people who nominally employ him won't necessarily agree with. Carter basically went public with what the players had told the franchise about a proposed match in Fiji and it worked judging by the subsequent decision by the Crusaders to scrap the idea.
A Blues rugby star tipped to be a future All Black has dodged a conviction for drink driving. In Manukau District Court in July, New Zealand under-20 and Blues wing Tevita Li, 19, pleaded guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol reading of 45mg.