Cruden 'deeply embarrassed'

2014-09-23 10:29

Flyhalf Aaron Cruden has expressed his "embarrassment" at being dropped from the All Black squad following a drinking session.

Losing might be good - Henry

2014-09-18 09:07

Graham Henry has committed the ultimate sin in rugby-mad NZ, suggesting it would not hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game.

Carter eyes clash against Oz

2014-09-17 09:14

Dan Carter hopes to make his return in time for NZ's third Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia next month, the flyhalf has said.

Whitelock, Kaino set to return

2014-09-16 07:29

All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock are set to return for their last two Rugby Championship matches away to Argentina and SA.

Nonu breaks arm, season over

2014-09-14 08:52

Sonny Bill Williams' return to the All Blacks has become easier with Ma'a Nonu ruled out for the year.

Laying down a RWC marker

2014-09-12 17:00

Victor Matfield says it's important for the Springboks to "get into the heads" of the All Blacks to prove they're not unbeatable.

NZ to ‘jam’ a win, says Mitchell

2014-09-12 10:28

The Boks can cash in on the absence of Sam Whitelock to trouble NZ but not quite be able to upset them, believes John Mitchell.

ABs pledge physical battle

2014-09-12 06:52

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says their Test against the Springboks will be like it always is: very physical.

Mixed emotions for ton-up Jean

2014-09-11 11:38

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has mixed emotions heading into his 100th Test when the Boks tackle the All Blacks.

Cruden returns for All Blacks

2014-09-10 19:30

Flyhalf Aaron Cruden has returned to the All Blacks' starting side after recovering from a chest injury to face the Springboks.

All Blacks to play in Samoa

2014-09-09 08:40

The All Blacks will play their first ever Test in the Pacific Islands next year against Samoa as part of their build-up to the RWC.

NSFW: All the NZ streaker action!

2014-09-08 11:22

NSFW: Streaker Rose Kupa stole the show after her cameo performance in New Zealand's win over Argentina.

Hansen praises All Blacks pack

2014-09-06 17:24

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen praised his side's defensive work, scrum and willingness to play attack-minded rugby.

Dagg at home in Napier

2014-09-05 07:46

Israel Dagg has enjoyed the last two weeks back home in Napier in preparation for his start at fullback against Argentina.

Barrett eager to pose dilemma

2014-09-04 11:01

For a fleeting moment Beauden Barrett thought his life as an All Black would be consigned to cameo appearances off the bench.

Pumas change 2 for All Blacks

2014-09-04 07:29

Argentina have announced two changes for their Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Napier.

Barrett at flyhalf for All Blacks

2014-09-03 14:30

Beauden Barrett will start at flyhalf for the All Blacks against Argentina after Aaron Cruden was ruled out with a chest injury.

Pumas a real threat, say Kiwis

2014-09-02 12:03

Argentina's clashes against the Springboks showed they are getting better, says New Zealand assistant coach, Ian Foster.

Boks intrigued by All Blacks maul

2014-09-02 08:53

The Springboks have long set the benchmark for driving mauls but were impressed by the All Blacks' recent execution of the tactic.

All Black looks to turn page

2014-08-29 09:04

New Zealand bad-boy Zac Guildford is looking to put his past alcohol-fuelled misdemeanours behind him and launch a new chapter.

Hansen defends 'SBW rule'

2014-08-27 11:10

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has defended special treatment given to code-swapper Sonny Bill Williams.

Captain McCaw sets 2 records

2014-08-25 11:20

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, who already holds a number of Test records, has chalked up two more.

All Blacks free to select SBW

2014-08-25 07:43

The NZRU has cleared the way for coach Steve Hansen to select Sonny Bill Williams on the All Blacks' end of year tour of Europe.

All Blacks sound RWC warning

2014-08-24 12:20

All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen could afford himself a little feeling of satisfaction after his side retained the Bledisloe Cup.

McCabe worry for Wallabies

2014-08-24 10:06

Pat McCabe may face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after appearing to suffer a neck injury in the Wallabies' loss to the All Blacks.


All Black dropped for drinking

2014-09-22 07:19

NZ pivot Aaron Cruden has been suspended for two Rugby Championship matches after going out drinking and missing the flight.

Mehrtens: Beware of the Boks!

2014-09-17 16:00

Former NZ flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens has warned his countrymen of the threat South Africa could pose at next year's World Cup.

NZ extend lead over Boks

2014-09-16 07:46

After their win over South Africa in Wellington, New Zealand have marginally improved their position at the top of the IRB rankings.

Boks accused of time wasting

2014-09-15 10:41

The All Blacks say the Springboks feigned injury in a bid to slow the game down in their Rugby Championship Test.

As it happened: All Blacks v Springboks

2014-09-13 11:30

See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship Test between the All Blacks and Springboks.

McCaw: Boks are 'the Test'

2014-09-12 14:57

All Black captain Richie McCaw says playing the Springboks is the ultimate in rugby for New Zealanders.

Boks mark Read as danger man

2014-09-12 08:43

Victor Matfield has marked All Black No 8 Kieran Read as a key figure in their clash in Wellington.

Can Boks do ‘Lomu’ on Savea?

2014-09-11 15:03

Rob Houwing selects four possibly pivotal one-on-one battles in the All Blacks v Springboks Test in Wellington.

'Rip up rugby's rule book!'

2014-09-11 08:15

All Black coach Steve Hansen has called for rugby union to "rip up the rule book" after a string of officiating blunders.

Mehrtens labels refs muppets

2014-09-09 14:11

Former All Black flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens has lashed out at the standard of refereeing in international rugby.

Carter doubt for All Blacks

2014-09-09 07:32

Dan Carter is in doubt to play any part in the Rugby Championship as the All Blacks flyhalf battles to recover from a broken leg.

ABs duo out of Bok clash

2014-09-07 11:43

The All Black duo of Sam Whitelock and Liam Messam have been ruled out of their crunch Test against Springboks.

All Blacks too good for Pumas

2014-09-06 11:26

The All Blacks have claimed a bonus-point win over Argentina in their Rugby Championship Test in Napier.

All Blacks wary of Pumas

2014-09-05 07:43

The All Blacks are wary of the rapid development of Argentine rugby heading into their Rugby Championship Test in Napier.

Weather to spoil NZ's party?

2014-09-04 11:01

NZ are downplaying their favouritism tag for their Test against Argentina, pointing to forecast heavy rain as a leveller.

ABs give Barrett No 10 jersey

2014-09-03 19:38

Beauden Barrett will get his first start at flyhalf for the All Blacks after deciding not to risk Aaron Cruden against Argentina.

ABs not thinking of RWC yet

2014-09-02 20:01

The All Blacks have no secret strategy to test tactics or combinations against Argentina in their Rugby Championship match.

ABs unfazed by advert snub

2014-09-02 08:54

The All Blacks have kicked for touch at their snub from a promotional video advertising tickets for next year's Rugby World Cup.

All Blacks back to dark places

2014-08-31 09:38

All Blacks dominance in world rugby looks unlikely to be challenged when the Rugby Championship resumes next Saturday.

Kaplan calls for challenge system

2014-08-28 08:12

Jonathan Kaplan says the time has come for the IRB to introduce an on-field challenge system.

All Blacks released for ITM Cup

2014-08-25 14:05

The All Blacks have decided to release 10 players from their Rugby Championship squad to play provincial rugby this weekend.

Mallett: Kiwis were faultless

2014-08-25 10:28

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has heaped praise on the All Blacks after they crushed the Wallabies 51-20.

Oz media lament 'massacre'

2014-08-24 13:09

Australian rugby writers were unanimous in their description of the All Blacks' dominant performance against the Wallabies.

ABs Crotty out for a month

2014-08-24 10:41

Ryan Crotty has been ruled out for at least four weeks after he suffered a cracked jaw in the All Blacks' win over the Wallabies.

Oz to take lessons from loss

2014-08-24 09:25

Ewen McKenzie was left shrugging his shoulders and hoped the Wallabies would move on from their thrashing by the All Blacks.

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