Marc Hinton on All Blacks
Marc Hinton It was a no-brainer for Steve Hansen to pick Dan Carter to brings up his ton against the Poms at Twickenham, and almost as easy for him to restore Julian Savea to the left wing and give Cory Jane a...
Marc Hinton The bold and brave new era of All Blacks rugby continues apace with Wednesday's dramatic promotion of uncapped 24-year-old Tom Taylor to his first Test start.
Marc Hinton It's been a managed apprenticeship, but the All Blacks finally believe talented North Harbour and Blues youngster Francis Saili is ready to be thrown in at the deep end of Test rugby.
Marc Hinton The All Blacks remain undefeated this year, but at what cost? Their captain looks in major doubt to face the Springboks on Saturday in Auckland, with Richie McCaw just one of several New Zealanders...
Marc Hinton The All Blacks stretched their Eden Park winning streak to 30 in 19 years on Saturday when they beat France 23-13 in an untidy encounter.
Marc Hinton With the southern hemisphere alliance facing increased pressure to gain a bigger slice of the broadcasting pie, it's worth asking what Australian rugby brings to the table.
Marc Hinton Who needs those Flash Harrys from the North Island on New Zealand? Not the Highlanders it would seem, as Jamie Joseph's unheralded southerners made a dream start to the new Super Rugby season on...
Marc Hinton There is no panic in the Chiefs ranks, despite a good old-fashioned 43-15 butt-kicking at the hands of the Crusaders on Friday night. The defending champions have been down this rocky road before.
Simon Plumb, Marc Hinton Victorious All Blacks captain Richie McCaw dedicated Saturday night's successful defence of the Bledisloe Cup to Tony Woodcock - it marked the prop's 100th Test.
Marc Hinton Graham Henry is not afraid to call it as he sees it, and at the moment he sees some of the officiating going on in Super Rugby as, to use his vernacular, "bullshit".
Marc Hinton Piri Weepu was knocked cold and his Blues were also left needing the smelling salts after the Highlanders finally unleashed the heavyweight display their fans had been waiting to see all season.
Marc Hinton FROM the doghouse to the penthouse, Aaron Smith ended his Test match week significantly better than the way he started it.
Marc Hinton ALL BLACKS star Sonny Bill Williams has given another indication he will return to the NRL by refusing to extend his relationship with New Zealand rugby's biggest sponsor.
Marc Hinton AUCKLAND: Tres bon. No, no, make that tres magnifique. The All Blacks celebrated their captain's special night the best way they know - by expressing themselves on the rugby field as only they can.