Rugby

ABs keep tricks in bag

OPINION: It was a good year for the All Blacks, but not a great one and that's how Steve Hansen preferred it.

Stern warning from Hansen How the All Blacks rated Wales frustrate All Blacks Welsh cop press flack Haka happiness for NZ All Blacks get past Wales

Wallabies hit all-time low

World rugby rankings are out and the ABs are on top, while Australia slump under their new coach.

Mauger leaving the Crusaders

Assistant-coach signs three-year contract as head coach of English side Leicester Tigers.

Waldrom lines up Wallabies

England have recalled NZ No 8 Thomas Waldrom for their final test of the year against Australia.

Hansen imparts stern warning

Coach doesn't believe NZ should wear favourites tag for World Cup since no-one's won it back-to-back.

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.

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.

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.

England pray with Samoa

England too strong for Samoa

Wallabies told to keep faith

New Wallabies coach wears burden of consecutive losses, urging players not to deviate from his game plan vision.

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.

Wales spoil the spectacle

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

ABs frustrated by go-slow

Hansen extends ABs stay

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.

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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