Taking heart from Bledisloe III

Matt Todd makes a break against the Wallabies on Saturday night.

OPINION: The Lions are up against it, but the Wallabies found some chinks in the All Blacks' armour, writes Paul Cully.

Love Lab lessons for Cheika video

OPINION: Why Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika need to have a beer, or a nice cuppa.

Fury at refs OK

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was angry after the latest loss to the All Blacks, and had every right based on the ...

OPINION: Michael Cheika is right to whinge. Not about clowns, or respect, but about refereeing, Ben Strang writes.

NPC's intrigue disappearing

Damian McKenzie was picked up by the Chiefs out of Christ's College.

OPINION: Has first XV rugby leap-frogged the provincial game in regard to NZ's production line?

What Cheika should've said video

Michael Cheika may have been right about some of what he said but it wasn't the right time or place.

OPINION: Wallabies' defeat at Eden Park a time for grace, Mark Reason writes.

All Blacks' feats inspire Kiwis

Kieran Read with the Bledisloe Cup trophy.

What a great week I have had in England on tour for the Four Nations with the Kiwis.

Cheika must cool his short fuse

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08:  Michael Cheika the Head Coach of Australia looks on prior to The Rugby Championship match ...

OPINION: Wallabies coach did himself no favours with a bizarre rant after losing to the All Blacks for the third time this year.

Resilience and brilliance

Julian Savea celebrates his try-scoring feats against the Wallabies at Eden Park.

OPINION: This was the All Blacks showing they can win with a stagger as well as a swagger.

All Blacks player ratings

Julian Savea with a carry.

Matt Todd and Julian Savea led the way for the All Blacks as they set a new world record for consecutive test wins.

ABs best of past 50 years

Israel Dagg breaks Henry Speight's tackle on his way to score the All Blacks' first try.

OPINION: Record holders for successive test wins confirms current team as best of the last 50 years.

All Blacks not model for much

All Blacks can tell you what underwear to buy but are not so great with lessons for business or life.

OPINION: The All Blacks don't have much to teach business and ordinary folks.

NZR fail to see social sensitivity video

A Fairfax Media request to interview Steve Tew was declined.

OPINION: As much as NZ Rugby wants to spin the fallout from months of controversy, the times, they are a changin'.

Steve Tew is in danger of damaging his legacy

NZR CEO Steve Tew is an outstanding administrator but has not had his finest year.

Someone call in the restoration people. I'm looking at Steve Tew's legacy right now and I'll be damned if there's not some signs of tarnishing setting in.

11 to watch in Plunket Shield video

Auckland's Jeet Raval will have his eyes on a potential test opening vacancy.

OPINION: We've picked XI players to watch when the 2016-17 Plunket Shield season begins on Saturday.

NZR can't get message across

Dave Rennie, Steve Tew and Andrew Flexman faces the media to present the findings of the NZ Rugby investigation into the ...

OPINION: New Zealand Rugby has a great, dirty rugby boot stuck in its mouth, writes Mark Reason.

Baz, Cairnsy, Louie, still hurting video

Chris Cairns is living in Australia, trying to rebuild his shattered professional life.

A year on, the horrors of the London match-fixing court case still bear poison.

How did heavyweight boxing turn into a mess?

Wladimir Klitschko holds the whip hand in the heavyweight division after Tyson Fury was stripped of his belts.

OPINION: With Joshua v Klitschko falling apart, Gareth A Davies looks at ways to rescue the heavyweight division.

Ko papers over problems?

Lydia Ko has sacked her caddie Jason Hamilton after a partnership of two years.

OPINION: Is Lydia Ko's sacking of caddie Jason Hamilton simply papering over bigger problems?

The magic needed to beat ABs

Michael Cheika is after a formula that can beat the All Blacks.

Peter FitzSimons mulls over the magic the Wallabies need to overcome the All Blacks at Eden Park.

18 reasons to back the ABs

Kieran Read and his All Blacks have taken rugby to a new level and a world record 18th consecutive win would be appropriate.

Here's why the All Blacks will claim a world record 18th consecutive test victory on Saturday night.

Barrett v Farrell for world's best

Beauden Barrett draws Warren Whiteley during the All Blacks' win against the Springboks in Christchurch last month.

OPINION: Two different kinds of playmakers contending for coveted World Rugby award.

Turbos dip out

The chat between referee Brett Johnson and Callum Gibbins which proved so costly for the Turbos.

OPINION: Every year the Turbos get Manawatu rugby fans' hopes up.

Top and tail, EPL returns gallery video

Southampton were far too good for Burnley in their 3-1 win. The Saints are now up to eighth.

OPINION: An epic return to the top flight as title hopefuls press on and the relegation battles begin.

Reason: Put the phone away

Shaun Kenny-Dowall was a shadow of the player he can be on Saturday night.

OPINION: Social media is turning players' lives into soap operas and tearing them apart.

Sensible sidelining for Smith

Aaron Smith will sit out the All Blacks' test against the Wallabies in Auckland this weekend after being found guilty of ...

OPINION: All Blacks don't need sideshow when record beckons and Chicago better to avoid media glare.

Beware the Aussie bite video

Kieran Read has tucked the Bledisloe Cup away for another year, but has other achievements to tick up on Saturday night ...

Danger lurks for Steve Hansen's history-chasing All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday night, writes Marc Hinton.

Spare ABs the Smith distraction

There's no doubt the All Blacks are a better team with Aaron Smith playing at halfback.

OPINION: The All Blacks don't need Aaron Smith this Saturday.

Who are Kiwis kidding?

Talking a good game won't cut it for Kiwis coach David Kidwell.

OPINION: New Zealand Rugby League happy to settle for second best.

Cricket failed Hughes so nanny steps in

Australia's Phillip Hughes plays a shot against Sri Lanka during a test match in 2011.

OPINION: It's a weird world and there is no place quite so weird as Australia.

ABs a step from greatness

All Blacks skipper Kieran Read has led his team to within just one win of a mark no team in the game has achieved.

OPINION: They're saying these All Blacks might be the best ever. We should get a clearer picture next Saturday.

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