The team had been preparing to play without them when the news came through late on Thursday afternoon.
Coach Ian Foster has made 11 changes to the starting XV that beat Argentina 39-0 last week.
Roses captain Serena Guthrie said her side are enjoying their time in Christchurch ahead of the matches.
Dame Valerie and Lisa Adams inspired each other to the podium at this year's Paralympics and Olympics.
Biles and three other US gymnasts spoke in stark emotional terms about the lasting toll Larry Nassar’s crimes have taken on their lives.
The Kiwi Paralympic legend said 2020 was a struggle for her as she was out of the pool for 12 weeks.
The charges related to an incident in a Dunedin bar in May, where he was accused of assaulting a woman and her partner.
The 18-year-old has reached a career-high ranking of 23 after her historic win at Flushing Meadows.
The former Rabbitoh has been given a massive extension deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The most notable catch in Sunday's American football game didn't happen on the field.
Novak Djokovic’s bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969 ended one victory short.
The pair are battling for the F1 championships, but both came unstuck at Monza.
Barrett's run and flick pass sent Luke Jacobson through, and will feature heavily in the highlights reel.
Dave Rennie says the NZ-born No. 10 is a chance of making the next World Cup.
Nepo Laulala set the tone with the very first tackle before Beauden Barrett set up a great try with a sublime flick pass.
The third Test, 40 years ago today, capped two months of division over the controversial Springbok tour.
The 18-year-old Raducanu, who is ranked 150th, wound up winning all 20 sets she played in New York.
Almost an hour after seeing Ronaldo’s double help United defeat Newcastle 4-1, hundreds of fans were still inside Old Trafford to see their hero.
The New Zealand SailGP team is in second place after the first day of racing in Saint-Tropez, France.
The Brazilian great had a tumour on the right side of his colon removed.
The closure of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble amid coronavirus outbreaks has put those plans on hold.
Bangladesh had already won the series but the New Zealand side got the last laugh with a 27-run win.
The match was called off about two hours before the scheduled start of play at Old Trafford because India was “regrettably unable to field a team.
De Groot is looking to add to his whirlwind year with some precious learning experiences both on and off the field.
Shayna Wirihana’s held the national title twice - now she’s ranked 13th globally.
It’s hoped that it will provide a legitimate pathway to get more women competing for the Auld Mug.
The 33-year-old will start against world champions South Africa on Sunday.
The New Zealand club's inclusion makes for a 10-team trans-Tasman competition.
Foster has named Retallick as skipper with Ardie Savea sidelined due to an injury picked up last week.
It's hoped it will encourage more women and youth to be involved in the America's Cup.
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