Is Hansen the best ever?

Steve Hansen has had plenty of success with the All Blacks, but is he the best coach they have had?

1:18 PM  Is Steve Hansen the best All Blacks coach ever? Glenn McLean and Shaun Eade debate.

Can't tackle, can't kick

Stirling Mortlock says "there's not many things going on" with the Wallabies when it comes to skills and accuracy.

Ex-Wallabies skipper gives brutal assessment of Aussie side ahead of Bledisloe rematch.

Lienert-Brown bragging rights

Anton Lienert-Brown has taken his chances well and worked his way to test footy in quick time.

Anton Lienert-Brown has beaten his flatmate Damian McKenzie to an All Blacks' debut, and shouldn't be overawed by the occasion.

Waikato's Ranfurly changes

Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara will make his NPC debut on the right wing.

Injury and McKenzie's ABs call-up sees a shuffle in the backline.

What's that on Dan's lip?

An unfamiliar-looking Dan Carter advertises the upcoming games for Racing Metro.

ABs great given the moustache treatment by French club Racing Metro.

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Irish prop graduates to provincial rugby

Irish prop Oliver Jager's investment in furthering his rugby education in Christchurch has paid off with promotion to ...

Irish prop debuts for Canterbury against Auckland last weekend, three years after starting his OE in Christchurch

Ryan in line up for Crusaders scrum job

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to continue his association with Scott Robertson at Super Rugby ...

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

Wanganui start Heartland favourites

Wanganui's Cameron Crowley makes a break against Waikato during their Ranfurly Shield challenge earlier this month.

Wanganui are favourites to take out the Heartland Championship which kicks off on Saturday.

NZ 7s coaching options for 2020

Who will lead the likes of Gillies Kaka and the New Zealand Sevens team into battle in future?

OPINION: Sevens reporter Ben Strang looks at five coaches who could lead the New Zealand Sevens team into the future.

Rugby star blackmail case

Alleged blackmail target Danny Cipriani.

English player target of alleged blackmailing by two women, court hears.

Concussion linked to cognitive issues

Former All Blacks lock James Broadhurst has not played at all this season after being plagued by concussion issues.

New study highlights impact of concussion in retired rugby players in NZ.

All Blacks' spy bug 'not new'

All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett ripped the Wallabies apart repeatedly in Sydney.

An All Blacks great says spying "has been going on for a number of years".

All Blacks mix and match

Lots of eyes will be on fresh-faced Anton Lienert-Brown.

OPINION: There have been some intriguing changes to this week's All Blacks side.

Lienert-Brown gets ABs nod

Anton Lienert-Brown will start at second five-eighth for the All Blacks against Australia at Westpac Stadium.

 Midfield surprise, with Anton Lienert-Brown to make All Blacks debut on Saturday.

'Beast' to equal Boks record

Tendai Mtawarira will make his 80th test appearance for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta.

Tendai Mtawarira to equal two-time RWC winner Os du Randt's record as most-capped Boks prop.

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NZ 7s coaching options for 2020

Who will lead the likes of Gillies Kaka and the New Zealand Sevens team into battle in future?

OPINION: Sevens reporter Ben Strang looks at five coaches who could lead the New Zealand Sevens team into the future.

All Blacks mix and match

OPINION: There have been some intriguing changes to this week's All Blacks side.

How Wallabies can bounce back

Franks sums up ABs' ambition

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Schoolboys up for special occasion

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas says ever since he joined the schools team he has had eye on Saturday's fixture.

all blacks

All Blacks' spy bug 'not new'

All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett ripped the Wallabies apart repeatedly in Sydney.

An All Blacks great says spying "has been going on for a number of years".

Lienert-Brown gets ABs nod

Anton Lienert-Brown will start at second five-eighth for the All Blacks against Australia at Westpac Stadium.

 Midfield surprise, with Anton Lienert-Brown to make All Blacks debut on Saturday.

No bug sweeps for Wallabies

Police were called to the Sydney hotel where the All Blacks stayed.

Aussies won't be sweeping for bugs in Wellington a week after a listening device was found in All Blacks' room.

Wallabies at high odds video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika discusses what went wrong in Sydney with captain Stephen Moore.

Wallabies highest-priced outsiders in Bledisloe Cup history - in Australia.

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Rugby star blackmail case

Alleged blackmail target Danny Cipriani.

English player target of alleged blackmailing by two women, court hears.

'Beast' to equal Boks record

Tendai Mtawarira will make his 80th test appearance for the Springboks against Argentina in Salta.

Tendai Mtawarira to equal two-time RWC winner Os du Randt's record as most-capped Boks prop.

Wallabies at high odds video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika discusses what went wrong in Sydney with captain Stephen Moore.

Wallabies highest-priced outsiders in Bledisloe Cup history - in Australia.

Pat Lam fends off Irish talk

Pat Lam is happy to continue the solid progress at Connacht rather than contemplate the Irish coaching job.

Connacht boss keen for fellow Kiwi Joe Schmidt to stay on as speculation builds around Ireland coaching job

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Ryan in line up for Crusaders scrum job

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to continue his association with Scott Robertson at Super Rugby ...

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

Irish prop graduates to provincial rugby

Irish prop Oliver Jager's investment in furthering his rugby education in Christchurch has paid off with promotion to ...

Irish prop debuts for Canterbury against Auckland last weekend, three years after starting his OE in Christchurch

Wanganui start Heartland favourites

Wanganui's Cameron Crowley makes a break against Waikato during their Ranfurly Shield challenge earlier this month.

Wanganui are favourites to take out the Heartland Championship which kicks off on Saturday.

Schoolboys up for special occasion video

Southland Boys' High School first XV hooker and captain Flynn Thomas before the South Island final against Christchurch ...

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas says ever since he joined the schools team he has had eye on Saturday's fixture.

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Tietjens plays waiting game

New Zealand men's sevens coach Gordon Tietjens said the loss of Sonny Bill Williams and Joe Webber with injury in the ...

Sir Gordon Tietjens has coached the NZ men's sevens team for 22 years. After Rio his future is uncertain.

Secret to Royal's sevens act gallery

Princess Anne presents Gold medals to the Fijian Sevens Rugby Team at Rio.

OPINION: It was as good as a masonic hand shake, and the bowing Fiji sevens team knew it.

Aussies 'read the riot act'

Australia rugby sevens captain Ed Jenkins was understood to be among the players out late drinking in Rio.

Late night escapades in Copacabana land Australian men's 7s rugby players in trouble.

Sevens not all about stars

A player like Damian McKenzie could have transformed the sevens side.

OPINION: NZ weren't the only nation not to stack their team with superstar XVs players.

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Hewett mulls switch to Canterbury

Dave Hewett didn't re-apply for the Crusaders' forwards coach's job, believing it is important to get head coaching ...

Often coaches use the NPC as a springboard to Super Rugby. Dave Hewett might try doing that in reverse.

Schmidt may succeed Rennie

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has signed a two-year deal with Scottish club Glasgow.

Chiefs are in "well advanced" discussions with a replacement for Rennie after next year's Super Rugby season.

Rennie signs with Glasgow

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie will join Scottish club Glasgow after next year's Super Rugby season.

With the ABs coaching road blocked, Chiefs coach opts to join Scottish club after next year's Super Rugby season.

Cotter likely to return home

Kiwi-born Scotland coach Vern Cotter is favoured to head home to New Zealand next year.

Kiwi-born Scotland coach favoured to return home and chase Kiwi Super Rugby job next year.

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