Jim Morton All Blacks coach Steve Hansen disagrees Richie McCaw is a fading force but insists neither he, nor his captain, will be afraid to make the right call to end his illustrious career.
Georgina Robinson The performance of Romain Poite in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup re-match will be under more scrutiny than ever after provocative comments from the All Blacks and Poite's contemporary Jonathan Kaplan...
Liam Napier From the fringe to centre stage, Ryan Crotty will start his first test for the All Blacks in Saturday's rematch with the Wallabies at Eden Park.
Mark Reason Suddenly these All Blacks didn't look half the team that some people had assumed they were.
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.
Andrew Mehrtens Despite a lot of talk about the All Black response at Eden Park, I see the Wallabies as an even bigger threat this week as they eye a great chance to snap a second win streak in as many weeks.
Stephen Samuelson Much has been written about kicking in Australian rugby this year. The lingering legacy of Jake White’s stint at the Brumbies is tactics that value field position above all else.
Georgina Robinson A scrappy band of mud-smeared Wallabies denied the world's best Test rugby dynasty a history-making, record-breaking 18th win on the trot in front of a rain-affected 68,627 fans in Sydney.
Rupert Guinness All Blacks historians may have a blank page open in anticipation that the world's No.1 ranked team will provide a record 18th consecutive Test win to document when they play the Wallabies at ANZ...
Former All Blacks wing Hosea Gear is returning to Super Rugby with the Waikato Chiefs, making him eligible to join New Zealand's World Cup defence in England next year.
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.
Liam Napier No major injuries and a chance to blow out some rust; the All Blacks got exactly what they needed from a match against North Harbour and Northland in Albany on Friday night.
Liam Napier Hobbled but far from despondent, Dan Carter portrayed a mixture of frustration and resolve as he spoke about his latest injury setback for the first time today.
Georgina Robinson The All Blacks are 80 minutes away from claiming the longest ever Test-match winning streak among tier-one nations but the Wallabies "don't really care".
Champion All Blacks playmaker Dan Carter has a cracked upper fibula and will likely miss the first four weeks of the Rugby Championship, including the Bledisloe Cup opener against the Wallabies.
Toby Robson Ma'a Nonu return and the confirmation of Beauden Barrett's decision to stay put are set to counter balance any fall out should the Hurricanes' Super Rugby play-off drought stretch into its sixth year.
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.
Georgina Robinson Endless chatter about the strength or otherwise of the All Blacks "aura" does not worry try-scoring sensation Ben Smith.
Daniel Gilhooly England melted in the face of a merciless All Blacks first-half onslaught to lose the third Test 36-13 in Hamilton and suffer a 3-0 series whitewash.
Daniel Gilhooly Dunedin: The All Blacks spluttered into life in the second half to hold off England 28-27 in the second Test in Dunedin and clinch their three-match series.