All Blacks

Rugby

Experience wins it: All Blacks fly flag for thirtysomethings

Steve James Rugby is becoming a young man's game but Kiwis have learnt value of experience from England's past success.

Reds rush back Daley for Hurricanes clash

Reds prop Ben Daley.

Jim Morton Queensland coach Richard Graham has rushed aggressive prop Ben Daley back as one of four changes for Saturday's must-win Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes.

Rugby

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

Dan Carter has taken a six-month sabbatical from New Zealand rugby.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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...

All Blacks' scrum to be French target

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Daniel Gilhooly The All Blacks admit their scrum has been a chink in their armour this year and fully expect France to try to exploit it in their Test at Paris.

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Most experienced All Blacks to face France

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Daniel Gilhooly The All Blacks know all too well that grizzled doesn't mean great.

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All Blacks stay perfect with France victory

Charles Piutau.

Barnaby Chesterman New Zealand held off a spirited France to continue their 100 percent record this year with a 26-19 victory at the Stade de France on Saturday.

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France bow to All Blacks opportunism

Thierry Dusautoir.

Daniel Gilhooly For French captain Thierry Dusautoir, one statistic over the weekend encapsulates why it will take something special to end the All Blacks' winning streak.

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