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Hansen tactics put job on the line

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has had plenty to ponder over World Cup pool play but assures fans there's no need to panic.

OPINION: All Blacks coach boxes himself into a corner by holding back tactics and his first XV.

Gifford: Knives out for England

OPINION: England's RWC shock exit has booted football off the back pages.

Campese: Tuilagi ban a joke

All Blacks must lift their game video

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Naholo: The full story gallery

Waisake Naholo with his dog, Mosko, in New Plymouth.

To penetrate the mysteries of the most enigmatic player in the All Blacks, begin in Fiji.

Hansen tactics put job on the line

OPINION: All Blacks coach boxes himself into a corner by holding back tactics and his first XV.

Julian Savea, left, and Ma'a Nonu exchange a laugh in the leadup to the match against Georgia in Cardiff last week.

Nonu builds positive legacy

Respect, affection and usually a smile were the universal reactions of Ma'a Nonu's team-mates when asked to reflect on the sixth player to play 100 tests for the All Blacks.


France recall Picamoles, Nakaitaci

Powerful No 8 Louis Picamoles is key to France's hopes of shutting down Ireland playmaker Johnny Sexton.

No 8 Louis Picamoles and wing Noa Nakaitaci return to the France side for their Rugby World Cup Pool D decider against Ireland.

England hunt for crumbs

Many fans have paid hundreds of pounds for a rare glimpse of the national team in the north of the country, but that "what if" question will remain the night's major talking point.

The losers of this clash will face a brutal path to win the Webb Ellis Cup.

Gregan and Davies on Aus v Wal

Jonathan Davies and George Gregan step into Davies' Cardiff home to break down one of the biggest games of the RWC.


Waikato capture the Ranfurly Shield

Waikato celebrate a try as they stunned Hawke's Bay 36-30 at Napier's McLean Park.

Super performance from the Mooloo men takes the Log o' Wood back to Hamilton.

Lions strangely uncomfortable at home

Wellington try to turn around poor form at home.

Southland coach Brad Mooar has his last game in charge of the Stags on Saturday.

Mooar wants strong finish

Moaar wanted from Stags finale.


Teen prodigy gets sevens chance in Noosa

Rotorua Boys' High School captain Isaac Te Aute will travel with the New Zealand development team to the Noosa sevens

Some fresh faces for coach Gordon Tietjens to watch in Australia.

NZ Sevens get Rio replication in Rotorua

New Zealand's young sevens stars have been tested in Rotorua.

Keshia Grant scores a try for the Canterbury Women's NPC rugby team

Grant focused on sevens selection

The netballer admits she faces a battle to qualify for the squad for the Rio Olympic Games.

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Strawbridge to give back video

Andrew and Laura Strawbridge want to give back to the Samoan hospital that helped save Andrew's life.

Rushing to a Samoan hospital with a scratched eye, rugby coach assures wife he'll be fine. He wasn't.

Sunwolves: Japan's Super Rugby team

Representing "strength and "bravery", Japan's Super Rugby team will be known as the Sunwolves

Fiji head coach John McKee is being touted as the frontrunner to take charge of Japan's new Super Rugby team.

Fiji coach favourite to lead Sunwolves

Kiwi John McKee coming to fore as favourite to replace Eddie Jones as main man in Japanese rugby.

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