Bledisloe Cup 2015: All Blacks reserve Liam Messam may face disciplinary action over involvement in on-field scuffle
Marc Hinton Non-playing All Black Liam Messam has yet to hear whether he will face disciplinary action over his involvement in an on-field scuffle in Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park.
Marc Hinton When Ma'a Nonu says the All Blacks were "out-passioned" in last weekend's Bledisloe opener, you know the Wallabies are on to something special.
Marc Hinton For the first time since 2007 the Bledisloe Cup is 80 minutes from switching sides of the Tasman, and the All Blacks are feeling that pressure ahead of their last hitout before the Rugby World Cup.
Marc Hinton New Zealand have held the Bledisloe Cup for more than a decade but it's still as important as ever, according to veteran star Dan Carter.
Marc Hinton Highlanders flyer Patrick Osborne and comeback kid Tawera Kerr-Barlow have been the big movers in Steve Hansen's enlarged All Blacks squad for back-to-back Bledisloe Cup tests, with Andy Ellis and...
Marc Hinton Fairfax New Zealand rugby writer Marc Hinton selects his top five Bledisloe Cup encounters ahead of next Saturday's resumption of trans-Tasman hostilities
Marc Hinton The run home is brutal and the margin for error gossamer thin, but the Crusaders are adamant they can still continue their remarkable run of Super Rugby play-off appearances.
Marc Hinton All Blacks coach Steve Hansen may have won a significant battle, but the war is set to rage over the availability of key All Blacks for a 2016 season that will take a back seat to the quest for...
Marc Hinton Blues skipper Jerome Kaino could not hide his bitter disappointment after a contentious – some might say diabolical – ruling cost him a victory over the Cheetahs in his 100th match for...
Marc Hinton Blues fall to 0-2 as Hayden Triggs red-carded in 27-16 loss to the Stormers in Cape Town.
Marc Hinton It's been a long time coming, but it looks like the Dan Carter's All Black comeback might be not only imminent, but slightly ahead of schedule.
Marc Hinton The All Blacks look set to be without two of their senior, and most physical, players for what they’re hoping will be a bounce-back Bledisloe performance at Eden Park on Saturday night.
Marc Hinton and Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie has poured cold water on provocative comments from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen questioning his rival's selection of Kurtley Beale at five-eighth for the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.
Marc Hinton Steve Hansen has sprung a Bledisloe selection surprise of his own, picking the in-form Ben Smith at fullback and dropping a fully fit Israel Dagg for the first time since he became the first-choice...
Marc Hinton Beauden Barrett has learnt to take nothing for granted in the All Blacks – not even the winning that has been a constant since he made his Test debut in 2012.
Marc Hinton There is a spring in the step of the record-chasing All Blacks as they prepare for a Bledisloe Cup opener of monumental proportions – a situation assistant coach Ian Foster takes as a very good...
Marc Hinton It’s water off a duck’s back for Aaron Cruden now. Dan goes down, he steps up and history suggests the All Blacks don’t miss a beat.
Marc Hinton Dan Carter is back, as is Charles Piutau, but it is the selection of Sam Cane ahead of unlucky Crusader Matt Todd that might be considered the chief talking point of Steven Hansen's Rugby...
Marc Hinton Rugby great Bryan Williams has lauded the long overdue decision to take the All Blacks to Samoa for an historic test in Apia which now seems likely to happen in July next year.
Marc Hinton A scratchy All Blacks side have survived a scare to down England 20-15 in Auckland in the opening match of their three-Test rugby series.