OPINION: Mark Reason names his best XI of the World Cup so far - and springs some interesting surprises.
OPINION: Can Brendon McCullum's men maintain their helter skelter approach? asks Jonathan Millmow.
The Crusaders are the latest Super Rugby team to add a Japanese player to their ranks.
OPINION: It's an insult New Zealand has only played Australia in 20 ODIs outside of ICC events during the last decade.
OPINION: Referee Rohan Hoffman cops criticism after penalising the Blues late in their loss to the Cheetahs on Saturday morning.
OPINION: The drawn out World Cup schedule is potentially the Black Caps' biggest enemy as they eye glory.
OPINION: Backlash following defeat to Chiefs brutal. Some of the abuse vitriolic, some measured. Little missed its target.
OPINION: Heroics from Kane Williamson aside, NZ's narrow win over Australia offered more concerns than confidence.
OPINION: It wasn’t a dream, it wasn’t the Rugby World Cup – but it was at Eden Park and it was awesome.
OPINION: The Blues are in danger of looking like the Dick Rowes of New Zealand rugby.
OPINION: Brendon McCullum has the chance to transform from showman to ring-master, writes Mark Reason.
OPINION: The game was dramatic but Martin Crowe's slow walk out into the middle puts it all in perspective.
OPINION: Refs need support to get decisions right, so why not use the technology, asks Danny Hay.
OPINION: Mike Hesson has shown hat you don't need to be a famous ex-player to be a good coach.
OPINION: Both players are key to their team’s chances at Eden Park, but how do they compare when opening the batting?
OPINION: Stuff.co.nz's leading rugby writers tackle the three burning rugby questions of the week.
OPINION: Can Team NZ win the America’s Cup without Dean Barker? Can Barker win it without Team NZ?
OPINION: Firstly, please don't offer me any sympathy or feel sorry for me, my career's been great, says Paul Ifill.
OPINION: A new finals system, a new trophy, new conferences and a new broadcaster.
OPINION: NZ skipper reaching new heights with ability to take control of game and dominate proceedings.
OPINION: Ahead of the huge NZ-Australia day-nighter in Auckland, Greg Baum ponders the perils of batting under lights.
OPINION: It was a three horse race until Gayle and India hit smashing form; now it's anyone's game.
OPINION: I made a promise to the dog. "I'll just watch the first five overs," I said. "Then I'll get back to work."
OPINION: Explanations and rationale for bans given to Crusaders prop and Blues lock flawed at best - joke at worst.
OPINION: Led by swing duo Tim Southee and Trent Boult, the Black Caps are proving you must attack a total, not defend it.
OPINION: How do you spoil an incredible sporting spectacle? Take a tea break, of course!
OPINION: Aaron Cruden the pick of the Kiwis, but Bulls first-five Handre Pollard was the perfect 10 in week two.
OPINION: If you're a Canes fan it's a case of who cares, but for everyone else it's been a predictably sketchy opening two weeks.
OPINION: Just when the minnows look as though they are narrowing the gap, the ICC is planning to take the sword to them.
OPINION: When’s a punch not a punch? It depends on who is refereeing, it seems.