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Star five-eighth Beauden Barrett.

All Blacks yanked from Brisbane Tens: report

The Brisbane Global Tens rugby event will be lacking the star power of current All Blacks players, with the New Zealand Test representatives reportedly being ruled out of the tournament.

Read to become All Blacks' $1m man

Cash boost: Kieran Read is in for a big payday.

New Zealand Rugby has boosted its fund of top-up retainer payments used to discourage its best players from heading overseas to pursue more lucrative contracts as part of a new collective bargaining agreement.

All Blacks take revenge on Ireland

Revenge: Malakai Fekitoa breaks through to score as the All Blacks beat Ireland in Dublin.

New Zealand took revenge on a brave Irish side with a three-try 21-9 win in Dublin as the world champions put their first defeat by Ireland in a century behind them.

'Embarrassed' Gatland sides with Wallabies in bitter stoush

Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, has admitted he was "embarrassed" to be a New Zealander after the "arrogant" behaviour of All Blacks supporters and sections of their media when Steve Hansen's side set a record of Test victories with their win over Australia.

Being drawn as a clown is least of Cheika's problems

Emotional: Michael Cheika's outburst after the Wallabies lost to the All Blacks has been poorly received across the Tasman.

Professional coaching is not a career for the sensitive soul, and if Michael Cheika wants to survive guiding the Wallabies, he must quickly develop a thicker skin than the one he displayed at Eden Park.

Mumm banned for striking All Black

More woe for Wallabies: Dean Mumm has been cited for striking Brodie Retallick in the final Bledisloe Cup game.

Wallabies flanker Dean Mumm has been handed a one-match ban for foul play during his team's third Bledisloe Cup Test loss to the All Blacks.