Forget past defeats against Ireland, say All Blacks

2019-10-14 10:13

Past matches between Ireland and New Zealand will be irrelevant when the two teams take the pitch in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, according to All Black coach Steve Hansen.

All Blacks' Barrett brothers hit by grandad's death

2019-10-14 06:38

New Zealand's Barrett brothers have been rocked by a family tragedy ahead of the All Blacks' quarter-final showdown with Ireland.

'War zone' - how the 1981 All Blacks split New Zealand

2019-10-11 08:59

As New Zealanders unite behind the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup defence, activists recall when the team's links to apartheid-era SA split the nation.

All Blacks deny special treatment after typhoon row

2019-10-11 06:14

New Zealand have rejected accusations of preferential treatment over their cancelled final Rugby World Cup pool match as Typhoon Hagidis steams towards Japan.

All Blacks star Nonu joins San Diego to boost US league

2019-10-10 06:58

Two-time Rugby World Cup winner, New Zealand's Ma'a Nonu, has signed with the San Diego Legion, giving the North American league its biggest star.

Rugby a sport of 'intimidation', says All Blacks' Hansen

2019-10-07 11:08

Rugby union remains a sport of "intimidation", All Blacks coach Steve Hansen insisted amid a slew of yellow and red cards for dangerous tackles.

How Hansen rocket fired All Blacks to heavenly try

2019-10-06 12:40

A Steve Hansen rocket at half-time ignited New Zealand's second-half turnaround against Namibia at the Rugby World Cup.

Tragedy and injury for All Blacks lock Retallick

2019-10-05 07:29

Brodie Retallick has faced unhappy times since winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup but the All Blacks lynchpin will make a timely return from injury against Namibia.

Jordie Barrett at 10 in experimental All Blacks line-up

2019-10-04 06:39

Jordie Barrett will start at flyhalf for the All Blacks and lock Brodie Retallick returns from a 10-week injury lay-off against Namibia.

'Nervous wait' for All Blacks over possible Read citing

2019-10-03 07:24

The All Blacks have a nervous wait over a potential citing for captain Kieran Read following their thrashing of Canada.


All Blacks happy to dodge 'Tier 1' Japan at World Cup

2019-10-14 08:32

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen paid tribute to an "awesome" Japan performance at the Rugby World Cup.

World Cup quarter-final is 'real deal' for All Blacks skipper

2019-10-13 11:24

New Zealand captain Kieran Read said the World Cup was now the "real deal" as it moves into the knockout stage.

Ex-Canada, SA centre on where Boks could lose World Cup

2019-10-11 08:45

Former Canada and South Africa centre Christian Stewart believes it will be tough for the Springboks to win the Rugby World Cup.

Test would've gone ahead if NZ needed the points - Parisse

2019-10-10 12:30

Italy captain Sergio Parisse has slammed the decision to cancel his side's Rugby World Cup match against New Zealand because of Super Typhoon Hagibis.

2 key Rugby World Cup fixtures cancelled over typhoon fears

2019-10-10 06:38

Rugby World Cup organisers have taken the unprecedented step of cancelling two matches as Super Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Japan.

Is Jordie Barrett better than Beauden? 1 stat says YES

2019-10-07 09:13

Jordie Barrett's unruffled performance as a makeshift All Blacks flyhalf won the praise of coach Steve Hansen - and put him one up on his big brother, Beauden.

11-try All Blacks cruise to victory against plucky Namibia

2019-10-06 08:41

The All Blacks were far from their clinical best as they secured a comfortable World Cup win over Namibia on Sunday.

Jordie's the boss: Rookie All Blacks flyhalf told to run the show

2019-10-04 08:00

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made it clear expects rookie flyhalf and rising star Jordie Barrett to boss the team against Namibia.

Fearless All Black Sam Cane ready to put neck on the line

2019-10-03 15:15

A year after breaking his neck, All Black Sam Cane has put the near-paralysing injury to the back of his mind.

'Grow and build' - All Blacks learn lessons from Canada thrashing

2019-10-02 17:37

The All Blacks warned their Rugby World Cup plans were starting to come together after a nine-try, 63-0 drubbing of Canada in steamy Oita.

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