Coles out for Lions tests video

Dane Coles has resumed training but won't play against the Lions.

4:58 PM  All Blacks hooker resumes training but won't play against Lions.

Gatland's ABs audition

Warren Gatland night need something special to catapult into All Blacks coaching contention.

Marc Hinton looks at the intriguing permutations of the Lions coach eventually becoming the All Blacks boss.

Deans predicts blackwash video

Robbie Deans resigned as Wallabies coach after losing to the Lions in 2013.

Kiwi who coached the Wallabies when they lost to the Lions in 2013 thinks the All Blacks will win this series 3-0.

Fiji take down Scottish side

Henry Seniloli was a key player in Fiji's win.

5:38 PM  Scotland tries to stage a comeback against Fiji, but the home side holds them off for the win.

It's Creators v Suffocators video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen senses his men are ready to deliver against the British and Irish Lions.

The opening All Blacks-Lions test shapes as a monumental battle of two distinct styles.

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Kiwis hotter on yachting than rugby

It was a smoke on the water performance from Team New Zealand during the penultimate day of America's Cup round robin ...

But the battle between the two codes has some distinctive regional variations.

Team NZ to ABs: 'Go well boys' video

'Go well boys!' - Peter Burling and Team NZ crew send All Blacks special message ahead of Lions clash.

'Go well boys.' Kiwi sailors send their message of support to All Blacks ahead of the first Lions test in Auckland.

The Lions' ditties, decoded

Want to roar like a Lion? Get the lowdown on the official tour songs.

Want to roar like a Lion? Here are the stories behind the official tour songs.

Kiwis worried and ABs on edge video

Andrew Mehrtens believes Kiwis are worried ahead of the Lions series.

NZ greats reveal concerns and fears felt by Kiwis and All Blacks ahead of the Lions series.

Wet weather could favour Lions video

Sean O'Brien grimaces in the rain in Rotorua last Saturday.

Rain has poured in Auckland and more will fall prior to the first All Blacks-Lions test at Eden Park.

Soldiers back the All Blacks

Kiwi soldiers show they're handy in every kind of conflict zone - including the sporting kind.

NZ Army shows its support for the All Blacks by busting a move on the parade ground.

Lions tour diary

Will Julian Savea face the Lions?

Ref speaks out on that spear tackle on O'Driscoll, look out for Hurricanes and what will happen to Julian Savea?

All Black deserved red in 2005

The infamous spear tackle that ended Brian O'Driscoll's Lions tour in 2005.

Ref reveals regret at not sending off an All Black for that 2005 spear tackle on Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll.

Wellington: Ready to roar

British and Irish Lions' fans are in good spirits after notching up victories against the New Zealand Provincial ...

All you need to know for the Lions' visit to Wellington.

ABs v Lions: Ready to rumble

All Blacks captain Kieran Read talks to fans.

OPINION: This is going to be sensational, inspirational, celebrational, writes Kevin Norquay.

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Lions 'tougher than World Cup' video

The Lions' now impressive game has grown with each fixture.

OPINION: New Zealanders need to wake up to just how tough this series will be.

Second stringers fail to impress

OPINION: Don't let the scoreline fool you. Many mid-week Lions aren't up to it.

Team of the Week: Lions lead

Lions need a ref-taming leader

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Team NZ to ABs: 'Go well boys'

'Go well boys.' Kiwi sailors send their message of support to All Blacks ahead of the first Lions test in Auckland.

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Team NZ to ABs: 'Go well boys' video

'Go well boys!' - Peter Burling and Team NZ crew send All Blacks special message ahead of Lions clash.

'Go well boys.' Kiwi sailors send their message of support to All Blacks ahead of the first Lions test in Auckland.

The Lions' ditties, decoded

Want to roar like a Lion? Get the lowdown on the official tour songs.

Want to roar like a Lion? Here are the stories behind the official tour songs.

Kiwis worried and ABs on edge video

Andrew Mehrtens believes Kiwis are worried ahead of the Lions series.

NZ greats reveal concerns and fears felt by Kiwis and All Blacks ahead of the Lions series.

Wet weather could favour Lions video

Sean O'Brien grimaces in the rain in Rotorua last Saturday.

Rain has poured in Auckland and more will fall prior to the first All Blacks-Lions test at Eden Park.

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Kiwis worried and ABs on edge video

Andrew Mehrtens believes Kiwis are worried ahead of the Lions series.

NZ greats reveal concerns and fears felt by Kiwis and All Blacks ahead of the Lions series.

Wet weather could favour Lions video

Sean O'Brien grimaces in the rain in Rotorua last Saturday.

Rain has poured in Auckland and more will fall prior to the first All Blacks-Lions test at Eden Park.

Lions tour diary

Will Julian Savea face the Lions?

Ref speaks out on that spear tackle on O'Driscoll, look out for Hurricanes and what will happen to Julian Savea?

All Black deserved red in 2005

The infamous spear tackle that ended Brian O'Driscoll's Lions tour in 2005.

Ref reveals regret at not sending off an All Black for that 2005 spear tackle on Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll.

provincial

Tima takes on the world - and wins

Baby Blacks winger Tima Faingaanuku proudly holds his World Rugby Under-20 Championship winner's medal.

Baby Blacks winger Tima Faingaanuku returns home with a winner's medal.

Prop enjoying NZ rugby lesson

Former Western Force prop Guy Millar who is now part of the Highlanders.

Stags prop Guy Millar has hardly been spotted on the field for the Highlanders this season but he says he's learning plenty.

Canterbury's depth shines through

Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney.

 No big guns, no problem. Canterbury's ridiculous depth leaves head coach Glenn Delaney with plenty to ponder.

Alexanders lay down law

Three members of Blenheim's Alexander family are rugby referees, from left, Ben, Cameron and father Tony.

When the Alexander clan gather round their TV to watch rugby you can bet the discussion will more likely be about the referee's performance than the players.

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Sevens rookie eyes Makos contract

New Zealand sevens representative Andrew Knewstubb has been included in the 33-strong Tasman high performance squad.

New Zealand sevens player Andrew Knewstubb pushes for Tasman Makos contract.

Four changes to NZ sevens side

Gayle Broughton is back in black for the final leg of the world sevens series in France.

The NZ women's sevens selectors have made four changes for France. 

IOC keen to retain sevens

Fiji's Osea Kolinisau on his way to scoring in the first ever sevens Olympic final in Rio.

IOC's executive board recommends sevens remain an Olympic sport until at least 2024.

Black Ferns win Canada 7s

New Zealand has won the Canada Women's Sevens.

New Zealand have beaten the host nation in the final of the Canada Women's Sevens.

super rugby

Australian prop feels for mates

Guy Millar playing for the Western Force against the Melbourne Rebels last year.

"They are struggling with simple things like not being able to sign rental agreements.''

Hurricanes turn to hand signals

Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock looks for a Codie Taylor lineout throw that didn't go where it should have.

The Hurricanes are set to give the Lions the lineout silent treatment.

Canes to throw Savea to Lions?

Will star All Blacks wing Julian Savea be released back to the Hurricanes?

The Hurricanes are hopeful a quartet of All Blacks could return for Lions clash.

Chiefs to enjoy down time

Dave Rennie knows it would have been nice to beat the Lions, but the focus remains on winning a Super Rugby title.

Having lost their match to the Lions, the Chiefs will now enjoy a break before switching back into Super Rugby mode.

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