Robbie Deans still has All Black ambitions despite Steve Tew rift

Richard Knowler Robbie Deans still wants to coach the All Blacks and would have no problem working under Steve Tew.

Ma'a Nonu linked with move to Toulon

Duncan Johnstone All Blacks star Ma'a Nonu has been linked to French club Toulon as the European champions ramp up recruitment ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.

Waterboy Aaron Cruden to play for province

Dumped New Zealand flyhalf Aaron Cruden will get some game time for his provincial side Manawatu on Sunday before an expected recall for the All Blacks' final Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia...

SBW to make return to rugby off bench

Sonny Bill Williams is expected to get game time off the bench when he makes his return to rugby after two seasons in the NRL.

Dane Coles to join All Blacks in South Africa

Hooker Dane Coles will rejoin the All Blacks squad ahead of their Test in South Africa following the birth of his first child.

Dan Carter chased by Top 14 club Racing Metro

David Long Racing Metro chairman Jacky Lorenzetti has gone public on his plans to lure Dan Carter to the French club next season.

All Blacks win third successive Rugby Championship

Malakai Fekitoa of the All Blacks charges through the Pumas defence.

The All Blacks wrapped up their third successive Rugby Championship crown with a comprehensive 34-13 win over Argentina in La Plata.

Beauden Barrett ready to take charge against Pumas

Fresh start: Beauden Barrett during his run-on debut against the Pumas in Napier.

Liam Napier Be the boss. That's Beauden Barrett's mission against the Pumas in La Plata.

Pumas change three for All Blacks Test

Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will miss next week's Test against the Wallabies.

Argentina made three changes in the starting lineup to face New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Senior All Blacks 'disappointed' in Aaron Cruden

Conrad Smith.

Liam Napier In a version of the catch cry ''we are not angry but disappointed'', two senior members of the All Blacks leadership group have expressed their sense of being let down by Aaron Cruden.

All Blacks stand down Aaron Cruden after night out

Aaron Cruden on Saturday night.

Liam Napier All Blacks five-eighth Aaron Cruden will miss the Rugby Championship Tests against Argentina and South Africa for disciplinary reasons.

Graham Henry says losing might be good for All Blacks

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has committed the ultimate sin in rugby-mad New Zealand, suggesting it would not hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game before they defend the Webb Ellis trophy...

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Richie McCaw's try gives All Blacks tense win over Springboks

Skipper's score: Richie McCaw scores the all-important five-pointer.

The All Blacks have a third successive Rugby Championship crown in their sights after beating South Africa 14-10 Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash involving the world's top ranked sides.

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Argentinian lock Tomas Lavanini to miss Wallabies clash after pleading guilty to foul play in All Blacks loss

Tomas Lavanini.

Greg Stutchbury Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will miss Saturday night's Rugby Championship Test against the Wallabies on the Gold Coast after pleading guilty to foul play on All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw.

Julian Savea brace helps All Blacks to bonus point win over Pumas

Getting away: Beauden Barrett (L) runs with the ball.

Two tries to powerhouse winger Julian Savea propelled the All Blacks to a convincing 28-9 win over Argentina at a rain-soaked McLean Park in Napier on Saturday night.

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Richie McCaw and Tony Woodcock past their prime: Ross Reynolds

Bledisloe Cup winners:  Richie McCaw, left, and Tony Woodcock, who won the trophy last month.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies No.8 Ross Reynolds has continued the Bledisloe Cup war of words by claiming All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and prop Tony Woodcock are past their prime - less than a fortnight after...

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Coach Steve Hansen gives Israel Dagg chance to impress in All Blacks match against Argentina

Time to shine: Israel Dagg.

Richard Knowler All Blacks coach Steve Hansen's generosity could make or break Israel Dagg's rugby year.

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Beauden Barrett gets chance as All Blacks' pivot

Winds of change: Hurricanes No.10 Beauden Barrett will start at five-eighth for the All Blacks.

Sean Martin Beauden Barrett's hold on the All Blacks' five-eighth jersey may last just a week.

Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna investigated after flooring referee Glen Jackson

Ben Tameifuna

Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna is in the firing line after shoving referee Glen Jackson to the ground during the latest round of New Zealand's national provincial rugby competition.

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Only Suzie Catering Co can stop All Blacks from winning 2015 World Cup

Paul Cully dinkus Dinkus

Paul Cully The awful truth about the Wallabies' hammering last weekend is that by 2015 the All Blacks could roll out an entirely different back line and dish it out all over again.

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