Rugby

Hansen imparts stern warning

ABs coach doesn't believe his team should wear favourites tag for World Cup since no-one's won it back-to-back.

Hansen extends ABs stay Barnes not bad for ABs McLean: Wales spoil party ABs frustrated by go-slow Haka happiness for ABs Are senior ABs past best?

Hansen extends ABs stay

Handing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen a contract extension is a no-brainer after remarkable run of results.

Barnes not bad at all - review

Analysis of referee's performance in the All Blacks' 34-16 win over Wales reveals his calls went both ways.

Schmidt rushed to hospital

Ireland's Kiwi coach has surgery just hours after his team beat the Wallabies in a 26-23 thriller in Dublin.

ABs frustrated by go-slow

Adjusting to madcap officiating at next year's World Cup will be crucial if the All Blacks are to defend their world title.

Lessons learned on the job

Beauden Barrett offered a far from perfect performance at first five-eighth, but he did enough to book a ticket to the RWC.

Delicate political game

Samoan rugby spat is even more serious than many from outside the islands might realise.

Wales unlikely to upset ABs

'A game' missing from B players

Reds will embrace O'Connor

Australian halfback says former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor will be welcomed into Queensland set-up.

Kiwi after Waratahs job

NSW assistant coach and ex-AB Daryl Gibson throws his hat in ring to succeed Michael Cheika as head coach.

Canes' to train in Gisborne

Highlanders to play down south

Japan, Argentina welcomed

It's official. Tokyo and Buenos Aires based franchises are joining Super Rugby, extended to 18 teams from 2016.

Six rookies for Sevens squad

Coach Gordon Tietjens names six rookies in New Zealand Sevens squad for the 2014-15 season.

Willison gets sevens call-up

HGHS student impresses NZ women's sevens coach Sean Horan enough to gain selection to 16-strong training squad.

Scanlan ready for sevens post

NZ women's sevens squad named

Rookies added to NZ Sevens

Gordon Tietjens has named two rookies in his New Zealand squad for the Gold Coast Sevens this weekend.

England pray with Samoa

England and Samoa stand united at Twickenham in protest at political rugby turmoil in the Pacific nation.

England too strong for Samoa

England have warmed up for next weekend's clash against the Wallabies with a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham.

Pumas drop kick to victory

All Blacks not 'rattled'

Wales cop flak for loss

Number 61 gets a going over in the British media as Wales’ winless run against the All Blacks stretches to 61 years.

Wales spoil the spectacle

It was a sad reflection on Wayne Barnes that Wales' spoiling tactics were allowed to carry on.

How the All Blacks rated

Toby Robson and Richard Knowler deliver their verdict on the men in black after their 34-16 win over Wales in Cardiff.

Haka happiness for All Blacks

Wales cop flak for loss

Age no strain on captain's legs

Richie McCaw's 34th birthday is fast approaching, yet the All Blacks coach says age will not weary his captain's legs.

Scott sacked as coach

Chester Scott South Canterbury Heartland rugby coach Chester Scott has been sacked.

Everything went to plan

Taranaki became the NPC Premiership champions for the first time in 2014. Rugby writer Glenn McLean looks at their season.

Many contributors share credit

Halaholo reaches Super level

Stags ready to get physical

The building blocks for next year's Stags campaign will start being put in place from next month.

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