Ex-Wallaby Nathan Sharpe thinks the All Blacks are the best team going into the Rugby World Cup, but he’s not so sure they’ll win it. The former lock also offers his opinion on South Africa and Ireland's chances.

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Another All Black heading abroad

2015-01-19 12:21

Blues wing and one-Test All Black Frank Halai is set to join the exodus to Britain with a deal at London Wasps.

All Black prop to move abroad?

2015-01-13 14:06

Versatile All Blacks prop Ben Franks is tipped to join English club London Irish after this year's Rugby World Cup.

Smith back in All Black fold

2014-12-22 07:02

Wayne Smith, who was part of the coaching team that guided New Zealand to their 2011 RWC win, will return to the All Blacks.

All Black exodus after RWC?

2014-12-19 14:20

New Zealand could lose a fair amount of experienced campaigners after next year's Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

Carter off to France after RWC

2014-12-18 07:30

All Black great Dan Carter will leave New Zealand rugby after next year's World Cup to play for French Top 14 club Racing Metro.

NZ Tests: SARU alters course

2014-12-12 14:00

The All Blacks returning soon to coastal centres for Tests in SA is a sensible step despite the pitfalls, writes Rob Houwing.

Ellis, Cowan on All Blacks radar

2014-11-26 09:56

The drums are beating for two discarded All Blacks to be recalled as the world's No 1 side remains bugged by a dearth of talent at No 9.

Retallick named world's best

2014-11-22 22:06

All Black lock Brodie Retallick has been named World Rugby Player of the Year, beating SA's Duane Vermeulen and Willie le Roux.

All hail centurion McCaw

2014-11-21 13:24

Richie McCaw will lead the All Blacks for the 100th time in his 137th Test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Hansen happy with Barrett

2014-11-20 19:30

New Zealand take on Wales with no Dan Carter on the teamsheet, with Beauden Barrett entrusted to drive them around the park.

All Blacks tweet Samoa support

2014-11-20 09:06

Several senior All Blacks have publicly backed Samoa's players over a dispute with the Samoa Rugby Union.

Vito returns to New Zealand

2014-11-17 11:16

All Blacks loose forward Victor Vito is returning to NZ after suffering a calf strain and will miss the final tour match against Wales.

All Blacks down brave Scotland

2014-11-15 21:47

A largely second-string New Zealand have beaten Scotland in a one-off Test at Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium.

Dan Carter overcomes doubts

2014-11-14 07:39

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter says he has conquered his own doubts to regain his place in the New Zealand starting line-up.

Carter to start for All Blacks

2014-11-13 06:53

New Zealand flyhalf Daniel Carter will start his first Test in almost a year when the All Blacks meet Scotland this weekend.

Mehrtens: TV producers a problem

2014-11-11 13:23

Andrew Mehrtens says TV producers and home crowds are swaying the judgment of referees.

Hansen laughs off 'baloney'

2014-11-09 11:24

Steve Hansen has dismissed suggestions his side had gained any sort of psychological advantage by beating England.

All Blacks outclass England

2014-11-08 18:46

The New Zealand All Blacks have outclassed England in their international match played at Twickenham in London.

All Blacks almost ditched haka

2014-11-07 09:10

The All Blacks considered ditching the Ka Mate haka shortly after Graham Henry took over as coach in 2004.

Hansen explains Carter snub

2014-11-06 18:45

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has ignored star flyhalf Dan Carter's claims for a spot in a revamped side to face England.

Sonny Bill to face England

2014-11-06 07:20

Sonny Bill Williams has been fast-tracked into the big time for the All Blacks as coach Steve Hansen named a full-strength team.

NZ call up Slade, Parsons

2014-11-04 08:32

The All Blacks drafted in Colin Slade and James Parsons as injury cover ahead of the blockbuster Test against England .

Jane, Harris out of NZ tour

2014-11-03 07:41

Wing Cory Jane and hooker Nathan Harris will miss the rest of the NZ tour due to injuries sustained, team management has said.

Slade issues Wallaby warning

2014-10-31 18:47

Australia are "definitely still contenders" to win the World Cup despite their current off-field strife, according to Colin Slade.


Fitzpatrick praises Burger

2015-01-20 09:15

NZ legend Sean Fitzpatrick has heaped praise on Schalk Burger, who's in line for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award.

All Black Ali Williams retires

2015-01-16 08:13

All Black legend Ali Williams vowed to spend his time fishing and hunting after announcing his retirement from rugby.

Ex-All Black's jerseys stolen

2014-12-22 13:03

Former All Black backline player Leon MacDonald is gutted after priceless rugby jerseys were stolen from his house.

Nonu turns back on All Blacks

2014-12-20 19:10

New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu will join French Top 14 giants Toulon after next year's Rugby World Cup.

Carter to become best paid player

2014-12-18 11:34

Dan Carter will become rugby's highest paid player when he joins French Top 14 club Racing Métro after next year's World Cup.

All Blacks keep faith with Hansen

2014-12-16 07:19

New Zealand have extended Steve Hansen's contract with the All Blacks to the end of 2017,vowing to stick with him regardless of results at the 2015 World Cup.

Mitchell: Boks very predictable

2014-12-05 08:24

John Mitchell has expressed his views on why the All Blacks fared better than the Springboks and Wallabies on their year-end tours.

Hansen sets RWC goal for ABs

2014-11-23 10:13

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has clearly marked his team's challenge after again dominating world rugby in 2014.

All Blacks survive Welsh scare

2014-11-22 21:39

The All Blacks have survived a scare before comfortably beating Wales in their Test at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

All Blacks in quest to dominate

2014-11-21 10:11

New Zealand will seek to stretch an impressive winning streak when they face Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Wales ready for All Blacks

2014-11-20 19:30

Wales are hopefully heading for a rugby crescendo when they host "red-letter" world champions New Zealand.

McCaw to lead NZ for 100th time

2014-11-20 07:23

New Zealand 's Richie McCaw will become the first player to captain an international team in 100 Tests against Wales this weekend.

All Blacks have no regrets

2014-11-16 10:18

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen had no regrets about risking defeat against Scotland by fielding an experimental young side.

McCaw says ABs respect Scots

2014-11-15 07:42

NZ captain Richie McCaw maintains the All Blacks are taking Scotland seriously despite their unusual team selection.

Scots unchanged, NZ change 14

2014-11-13 16:38

Vern Cotter has named an unchanged Scotland starting line-up to face NZ at Murrayfield.

Carter expected to face Scotland

2014-11-12 07:40

New Zealand flyhalf Daniel Carter is expected to return to the match day squad for their clash with Scotland this weekend.

Smith to miss Scotland Test

2014-11-10 09:16

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith will skip the Test against Scotland so he can return home to deal with a family matter.

Video replays annoy Hansen

2014-11-09 08:39

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has criticised the persistent replays on the video screen at Twickenham.

Hansen wary of new-look England

2014-11-07 09:10

NZ coach Steve Hansen is adamant the world champions remain wary of an injury-hit England ahead of their clash at Twickenham.

SBW "massively better"

2014-11-06 21:00

England will be up against a "massively better" Sonny Bill Williams according to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

Carter: Savea to stay red hot

2014-11-06 07:28

Dan Carter expects Julian Savea to maintain his "red hot" form when the All Blacks face England in their opening November Test.

All Blacks called 'Aussie' team

2014-11-03 12:41

One of Chicago's largest newspapers, the Sun-Times, has mistakenly described the New Zealand All Blacks as a "legendary Aussie team".

SBW scores as NZ rout USA

2014-11-02 00:01

Sonny Bill Williams made a successful return to rugby union by scoring two tries as the All Blacks hammered the USA in Chicago.

SBW to skip birth of child

2014-10-30 13:56

All Blacks Sonny Bill Williams and Charlie Faumuina will remain on tour with the team if their wives give birth over the next four weeks.

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