All Blacks

Rugby

'Back-to-back World Cups are All Blacks' goal', says Dan Carter

A sabbatical would once have seemed an alien concept to Dan Carter, an affront to the immersive experience of being an All Black.

Union

All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens backs NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a rugby star

Benji Marshall has struggled in his switch to union.

Chris Dutton Wallabies skipper Ben Mowen has backed NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a Super Rugby star.

Rugby

The All Blacks are all conquering but Kiwi rugby is not so Super

Ma'a Nonu.

Matthew Burke I had an interesting conversation with a journalist friend across the Tasman last week about the state of affairs of New Zealand rugby.

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Rugby

NZRU confirms All Blacks' sleeping pill use

All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg.

Liam Napier The New Zealand Rugby Union have confirmed All Blacks Cory Jane and Israel Dagg were under the influence of sleeping pills during their infamous night out during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Rugby

All Blacks veterans on notice, says Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said Monday he will not shy away from axeing his ageing superstars if it boosts New Zealand's chances of defending next year's Rugby World Cup.

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Rugby

Georgia grouped with All Blacks at 2015 World Cup

Valentin Calafeteanu of Romania in action against Georgia.

Georgia's reward for beating east European rivals Romania 22-9 on Saturday was to be drawn in Group C of the 2015 Rugby World Cup with title holders New Zealand.

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All Blacks lose Richie McCaw, Cory Jane for Wallaby Test

Cory Jane

The All Blacks suffered a double blow on the eve of Saturday's Test against the Wallabies with captain Richie McCaw and wing Cory Jane ruled out after picking up injuries in training.

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Rugby

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen demands Bledisloe Cup sweep of Wallabies

Steve Hansen

The All Blacks are tired of finishing Bledisloe Cup series on a low note.

Rugby

Rubber is not so dead after All Blacks injuries

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Paul Cully AT THE start of his tenure, if you had offered Ewen McKenzie the chance to take on the All Blacks without Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Owen Franks, Cory Jane, Luke Romano and Dan Carter - all of whom...

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Rugby Union

All Blacks cruise past Wallabies

Kieran Read powers towards the line.

Georgina Robinson One day the pain will make sense. Right now it just hurts and frustrates.

Tight five

Gone in 60 seconds as Wallabies errors take their toll against All Blacks

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Paul Cully It is rare that the difference between two teams can be distilled to one segment of play, but it happened in the 54th Bledisloe Test on Saturday night.

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Rugby

Wallabies improve but ruthless All Blacks win high-scoring Bledisloe Test

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson One day the pain will make sense. Another master class from the imperious All Blacks served to highlight everything the All Blacks are in rugby that the Wallabies are not.

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Rugby

Joe Moody replaced by Jeffery Toomaga-Allen for All Blacks tour

Joe Moody

A broken leg has robbed prop Joe Moody of the chance of making his All Blacks debut on the tour of Japan and Europe.

Rugby

Experimental All Blacks to face Japan

Dan Carter.

The All Blacks will field an experimental team underpinned by two greats when they play their first official Test on Japanese soil.

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Rugby

Morgan Parra available to face All Blacks

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French halfback Morgan Parra will be available to face New Zealand in France's opening November Test after his ban for violent play was reduced from four to two weeks on Thursday.

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Rugby

Craig Wing in All Blacks wonderland

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He may have played for the Kangaroos and tackled State of Origin with New South Wales, but Craig Wing describes Japan's rugby Test against New Zealand as a "once in a lifetime opportunity".

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Rugby

All Blacks thrash Japan in Tokyo

Daniel Carter.

Emma Stoney The All Blacks have claimed a 54-6 rugby Test win over Japan, but it was far from an emphatic performance in Tokyo.

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Rugby

Maori All Blacks demolish Canada

Jamison Gibson-Park.

Halfback Jamison Gibson-Park celebrated his late call-up to the Maori All Blacks with two tries in a comprehensive 40-15 win over Canada in Toronto on Monday (AEDT).

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France trim squad to face All Blacks

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Daniel Gilhooly France have clipped four backs from the squad to face the All Blacks in Paris, shedding any connection to European club champions Toulon in the process.

Rugby

France pick new halves to face All Blacks

Remi Tales.

Halfback Morgan Parra and five-eighth Remi Tales will form a unique hinge at the centre of the France team as Philippe Saint-Andre named his side on Thursday for Saturday's one-off Test match against...