Paul Cully The biggest threat to the Waratahs' Super Rugby finals chances is not the massive winger Nemani Nadolo, it is the man who has a licence to pop up on either wing, All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has thrown caution to the wind and named All Blacks duo Dan Carter and Kieran Read in the starting side for Saturday's crunch Super Rugby match against the Blues.
The Crusaders have received a huge boost for their key Super Rugby clash with the Western Force with skipper Kieran Read to return after six weeks.
New Zealand forward Kieran Read will play his 100th Super Rugby match as the Crusaders look to continue their resurgence against New Zealand rivals, the Hurricanes, in Christchurch on Friday.
All Blacks Kieran Read and Ben Smith are among five players on a shortlist to be named world rugby player of the year.
All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read capped a stellar year on Thursday when he won the New Zealand rugby player of the year award, two days after receiving the same award from the International Rugby Board.
New Zealand No.8 Kieran Read has been named as the International Rugby Board's (IRB) player of the year for 2013.
Richie McCaw might still have the aura, but it's All Blacks lock Kieran Read who is the new king of New Zealand rugby.
All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read has urged world rugby bosses to consider ways to shorten the international season.
Daniel Gilhooly It was appropriate that an affluent London suburb was the setting as No.8 Kieran Read acknowledged he's come a long way from the player ranked last on an All Blacks' monopoly board.
Paul Cully Hard questions for the Wallabies from top to bottom.
Ash Gray Can the Wallabies go one better in Bledisloe II and beat the All Blacks at Eden Park?
Georgina Robinson There is no hiding at Eden Park. The rain, wind and mud confused the picture in Sydney a week ago, allowing the Wallabies to draw with the All Blacks and their fans to hope.
Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are on high alert for a harder-edged All Blacks outfit in their must-win second Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday.
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.
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.
Darren Walton He believes in the Wallabies more than ever, but that hasn't stopped Adam Ashley-Cooper delivering a sobering word of warning to teammates ahead of Saturday's showdown with the All Blacks.
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...
Georgina Robinson If the Crusaders had been clutching at straws for motivation this week, the Waratahs handed them a big stick on Friday.
Richard Knowler Richie McCaw knows slicing the Waratahs’ main artery is the key to dimming the lights in their back-line’s eyes.