Bordering on ridiculous: Hansen video

Beauden Barrett sweeps through the tackle of Dan Biggar to score in the second half of the All Blacks' 46-6 win over ...

ABs Moala, Crotty and Faumuina are injured and Steve Hansen's feeling frustration.

Lions could challenge ABs

Warren Gatland has suffered another setback as Wales coach as the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand looms.

Warren Gatland says the British and Irish Lions could test All Blacks in 2017, though it's a daunting task

Barrett lays claim to role

All Black first five-eighth Beauden Barrett powers through poor Welsh defence to score the first of his two tries in ...

Beauden Barrett performs impressively in rare start for All Blacks at first five-eighth.

TV commentators not up to it

Would Israel Dagg, pictured, Ben Smith and Beauden Barrett make a great back three? You might not find out from the TV ...

OPINION: NZ is a nation of rugby punditry, so why are we being let down by the TV commentators?

ABs crush Wales for sweep video

Ben Smith evades the tackle of marker Hallam Amos to score the All Blacks opening try in their 46-6 win over Wales in ...

All Blacks complete "blackwash" with commanding effort over weary Wales in Dunedin.

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Old Bledisloe foes return

Matt Giteau's return should boost the Wallabies ahead of their Bledisloe Cup series.

Forlorn Wallabies to be boosted by the old guard.

'I listened to everyone'

Elliot Dixon looks at Highlanders teammate Liam Squire before the national anthem.

New All Black Elliot Dixon was silent during the anthem. It turns out he was being polite.

'Be patient': Hansen on Savea video

Julian Savea, right, dropped the first kick he tried to defuse when Israel Dagg crowded his space in the third test in ...

Julian Savea under pressure? It doesn't look like it, despite his shonky form.

Memorable debuts for southern duo

Liam Squire relishes his first opportunity to impress in the All Black jersey.

Elliot Dixon and Liam Squire justify All Blacks selection against Wales

England 'two years behind' ABs

Former Lions coach Ian McGeechan, pictured with former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick, insists England are not yet ...

England improving, but New Zealand still well on top, says former Lions coach.

Top 10s - Carter rated with Messi video

Lionel Messi's exploits with Barcelona put him into another salary stratosphere compared with Dan Carter.

Dan Carter's performance in Barcelona put the former All Black in the spotlight with Leo Messi.

France routs Pumas 27-0

The Pumas in happier times after winning a match against the Wallabies.

France have squared their rugby series in Argentina by beating the Pumas 27-0.

Cheika fumes over Spidercam video

Not only was coach Michael Cheika digesting a 3-0 series loss to England, he was angered by referee Nigel Owens allowing ...

England scored a try after a high kick hit the Spidercam wires, sparking confusion and, later, outrage.

World Cup hangover woes for Wallabies

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, captain Stephen Moore and Michael Hooper ponder a third consecutive defeat by England.

Massive shortcomings for the Wallabies say the scribes.

England complete sweep video

England inflicted the first home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971, completing the job with a 44-40 victory in ...

Ruthless England rack up a record score to beat Australia 44-40 in a rollercoaster third test.

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England 'two years behind' ABs

Former Lions coach Ian McGeechan, pictured with former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick, insists England are not yet ...

England improving, but New Zealand still well on top, says former Lions coach.

Wallabies' RWC hangover

OPINION: This is the Rugby World Cup hangover from hell for the Wallabies.

New order: Rugby's top 10

Rare shot at No 10 for Barrett

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'I listened to everyone'

New All Black Elliot Dixon was silent during the anthem. It turns out he was being polite.

all blacks

Old Bledisloe foes return

Matt Giteau's return should boost the Wallabies ahead of their Bledisloe Cup series.

Forlorn Wallabies to be boosted by the old guard.

'I listened to everyone'

Elliot Dixon looks at Highlanders teammate Liam Squire before the national anthem.

New All Black Elliot Dixon was silent during the anthem. It turns out he was being polite.

'Be patient': Hansen on Savea video

Julian Savea, right, dropped the first kick he tried to defuse when Israel Dagg crowded his space in the third test in ...

Julian Savea under pressure? It doesn't look like it, despite his shonky form.

Memorable debuts for southern duo

Liam Squire relishes his first opportunity to impress in the All Black jersey.

Elliot Dixon and Liam Squire justify All Blacks selection against Wales

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Memorable debuts for southern duo

Liam Squire relishes his first opportunity to impress in the All Black jersey.

Elliot Dixon and Liam Squire justify All Blacks selection against Wales

Top 10s - Carter rated with Messi video

Lionel Messi's exploits with Barcelona put him into another salary stratosphere compared with Dan Carter.

Dan Carter's performance in Barcelona put the former All Black in the spotlight with Leo Messi.

France routs Pumas 27-0

The Pumas in happier times after winning a match against the Wallabies.

France have squared their rugby series in Argentina by beating the Pumas 27-0.

Cheika fumes over Spidercam video

Not only was coach Michael Cheika digesting a 3-0 series loss to England, he was angered by referee Nigel Owens allowing ...

England scored a try after a high kick hit the Spidercam wires, sparking confusion and, later, outrage.

provincial

Heartland training squad named

Celtic prop Viliame Logavatu is one of the exciting new prospects for the Heartland side.

Newcomers impress in the first Heartland training squad of the season.

Dixon to join special club

Elliot Dixon is set to make his debut for the All Blacks in the third test against Wales.

Elliot Dixon set to join an impressive list of Southland loose forwards to pull on the All Blacks jersey.

Waikato sign experienced quartet

Isaac Boss made his return to Waikato colours in their Ranfurly Shield defence against Thames Valley earlier this month.

Coach expects group led by veterans Isaac Boss and Stephen Donald to complement his young squad.

Oliver opts for retirement

James Oliver played the last of his 43 games for Manawatu against Taranaki in 2015.

Manawatu Turbos No 8 James Oliver retires from rugby at 31 after losing the enjoyment factor.

sevens

Olympic Power Rankings: No 7

These are trying times for Sir Gordon Tietjens as he plots the path to sevens gold in Rio.

The NZ men's sevens team head to Rio as just one of a pack of contenders chasing gold in the sport's debut.

Olympic Power Rankings: No. 8

Sarah Goss says the New Zealand women's sevens team will be firing come Rio.

 New Zealand are in good shape ahead of the Rio Olympics' women's sevens tournament.

'Honey Badger' unlikely for Rio

Nick Cummins in action for the Australian sevens side against Argentina in Hong Kong.

The cult Wallabies winger has been ruled out of a crucial training camp with a knee injury.

NZ's Rio sevens pool takes shape

Tim Mikkelson and Scott Curry will be back in Rio de Janeiro playing sevens in August.

NZ likely to get a kind draw for sevens pool play at next month's Olympics.

super rugby

New trio for Highlanders trip

Manawatu halfback Jamie Booth is poised to make his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders in South Africa.

Three new Highlanders included for South African assignment

Blues shake off cobwebs

Melani Nanai scored a double for the Blues in their big win over the Northland Barbarians.

Tana Umaga's side warm up for Super Rugby return with big win over Northland.

Rona set for Force switch

Curtis Rona scored 23 tries for the Bulldogs in his first full NRL season last year.

Last year's Kiwis tourist could be the latest code switcher, to Super Rugby.

Wet and wild night for Canes

Conditions weren't for the faint-hearted in Melbourne.

Hurricanes splash their way to a big win over the Rebels in Melbourne.

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