Crotty shaves for charity - PICTURES!

2014-09-18 13:37

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty has had his beard shaved off in aid of charity.

Stats don't lie! Or do they... ?

2014-09-16 13:30

The All Blacks v Springboks Test in Wellington was seen as tighter than a grasshopper's hamstring. But not according to the stats...

The 100-Test water boy - PICTURE!

2014-09-16 11:36

You know the All Blacks have incredible depth when they can call upon a 100-Test water boy...

All Blacks have title in sight

2014-09-13 14:37

The All Blacks had a third successive Rugby Championship crown in their sights after beating South Africa 14-10 Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash involving the world's top ranked sides.

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.

SA lead at the break

2014-09-13 10:24

The Springboks held on to a slender lead at half time during the titanic battle against the All Blacks in Wellington.

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.

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.

McCaw wants better All Blacks

2014-09-05 08:24

Rain, hail or typical Hawke's Bay sunshine, All Black captain Richie McCaw has told his team he wants an improved performance.

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.

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.

New Zealand beat West Indies

2014-07-01 07:00

NZ's perseverance with their frontline bowlers paid off eventually as the visitors completed a 53-run victory over the West Indies.

Farrell out of third NZ Test

2014-06-17 08:44

England flyhalf Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the third Test against NZ after straining the medial ligament in his left knee.

West Indies call up rookie duo

2014-06-14 15:26

The West Indies have made two changes to their batting line-up ahead of the second Test against New Zealand at Queen's Park Oval.

NZ in command in Kingston

2014-06-11 07:36

Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant off-spinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours at Sabina Park.

New Zealand in control

2014-06-09 08:11

Kane Williamson's sixth Test hundre put New Zealand in control at stumps on day one of the first Test against the West Indies.


Crowe suffers cancer relapse

2014-09-17 08:30

Former New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe revealed his cancer has returned, 15 months after announcing it was under control.

Nonu presents De Villiers with jersey

2014-09-16 11:36

All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu has handed over his jersey to Jean de Villiers after his 100th Test.

Kaplan praises NZ-Bok referee

2014-09-16 09:13

Retired referee Jonathan Kaplan has heaped praise on the performance of the referee during the All Black-Springbok Test.

McCaw relieved with 'desperate' win

2014-09-13 13:14

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw admitted that there were "desperate" times during his side's 14-10 win over the Springboks.

All Blacks hold on for win

2014-09-13 11:25

The All Blacks managed to hold on for victory in the Rugby Championship match against the Springboks in Wellington.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kiwis in driving seat

2014-06-30 08:07

Kane Williamson's highest Test score put NZ in control of the third and final Test against the West Indies.

Smith out of final England Test

2014-06-16 08:38

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith will miss the third and final Test against England after breaking his thumb.

All Blacks edge past England

2014-06-14 11:20

NZ have beaten England in Dunedin to win their three-Test series - and show glimpses of what makes them the No 1 team in the world.

NZ take control of first Test

2014-06-10 08:03

All-rounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests.

England pack to push Kiwis

2014-06-04 07:30

England's forwards will need to maintain the form they discovered in the Six Nations if they want to compete against the All Blacks.

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