Stop the gloating, AB fans

A diet of success has seen some All Blacks fans become too smug, writes Mark Reason.

Opinion: Far too many people in New Zealand need to learn how to win, and ditch the all the crowing.

All Blacks part the red sea

Lions fans were silenced, eventually.

3:57 PM  OPINION: I see red, I see red, I see red - but black wins.

ABs bench difference maker

TJ Perenara celebrates helping to create Rieko Ioane's second try against the Lions.

3:58 PM  The Lions were confident of matching the All Blacks' impact off the bench but once again it proved a major point of difference.

Hansen gets it right

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was a happy man after the test match.

ANALYSIS: The All Blacks coach made the big calls, and saw his team reap the rewards at Eden Park.

Sky cans post-haka ad

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara leads the haka on Saturday night.

Just as All Blacks fans were gearing up for the first Lions test, a Hyundai rally car burst onto their screens.

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Dream night for Dagg

All Blacks wing Israel Dagg carries hard in the first test against the Lions.

All Blacks wing makes his mark in long awaited first crack at the British and Irish Lions.

Wallabies can beat ABs: Cheika

Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika thinks the Wallabies can end their Bledisloe Cup drought this year.

The Wallabies got past Italy, and coach Michael Cheika believes they can shut down the All Blacks next.

McKenzie called into ABs video

Chiefs utility Damian McKenzie has been added to the All Blacks squad as cover for the injured Ben Smith.

All Blacks call up Damian McKenzie and are worried about a third recent head knock for Ben Smith.

Match from end of the earth video

The All Blacks and Lions delivered a high quality first test in Auckland.

OPINION: This beautiful, rugby mad nation has been craving a night of test footy like this, writes Mark Reason.

Laumape 'pumped' for Lions

The blockbusting Ngani Laumape has returned bigger and better than his last appearance for the Hurricanes, says ...

Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett among awesome All Blacks foursome to bolster the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Keeping the red army well

Wellington Hospital ED specialist Dr Paul Quigley says extra staff will be on the floor on the night of both the Lions ...

Medical services are bracing themselves for a busy week as a red sea of rugby fans flood into Wellington. 

Lions tour diary

Rieko Ioane touches down against the Lions.

Hansen on tight five, Warrenball hurts the Lions, and All Blacks winger excels during first test start.

Stephen Jones: Lions 'mauled'

Rieko Ioane scores his second try.

'Warrenball' was used against retreating Lions as All Blacks ruthlessly mauled them, UK media says.

All Blacks counting injury toll

An injured Ryan Crotty.
leaves the field for the All Blacks.

Concern for Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty, after on-field injuries forced a mid-game reshuffle.

Armed robbery at Eden Park

Armed robbers made off with money from a cash-in-transit van at Eden Park early Sunday morning.

Staff threatened, cash-in-transit van robbed after ABs vs Lions match in Auckland.

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Match from end of the earth video

The All Blacks and Lions delivered a high quality first test in Auckland.

OPINION: This beautiful, rugby mad nation has been craving a night of test footy like this, writes Mark Reason.

Lions 'tougher than World Cup' video

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

Second stringers fail to impress

Team of the Week: Lions lead

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Hansen gets it right

ANALYSIS: The All Blacks coach made the big calls, and saw his team reap the rewards at Eden Park.

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Dream night for Dagg

All Blacks wing Israel Dagg carries hard in the first test against the Lions.

All Blacks wing makes his mark in long awaited first crack at the British and Irish Lions.

Wallabies can beat ABs: Cheika

Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika thinks the Wallabies can end their Bledisloe Cup drought this year.

The Wallabies got past Italy, and coach Michael Cheika believes they can shut down the All Blacks next.

McKenzie called into ABs video

Chiefs utility Damian McKenzie has been added to the All Blacks squad as cover for the injured Ben Smith.

All Blacks call up Damian McKenzie and are worried about a third recent head knock for Ben Smith.

Stephen Jones: Lions 'mauled'

Rieko Ioane scores his second try.

'Warrenball' was used against retreating Lions as All Blacks ruthlessly mauled them, UK media says.

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Laumape 'pumped' for Lions

The blockbusting Ngani Laumape has returned bigger and better than his last appearance for the Hurricanes, says ...

Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett among awesome All Blacks foursome to bolster the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Lions tour diary

Rieko Ioane touches down against the Lions.

Hansen on tight five, Warrenball hurts the Lions, and All Blacks winger excels during first test start.

Stephen Jones: Lions 'mauled'

Rieko Ioane scores his second try.

'Warrenball' was used against retreating Lions as All Blacks ruthlessly mauled them, UK media says.

Armed robbery at Eden Park

Armed robbers made off with money from a cash-in-transit van at Eden Park early Sunday morning.

Staff threatened, cash-in-transit van robbed after ABs vs Lions match in Auckland.

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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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NZ women's sevens into quarters

KITAKYUSHU, JAPAN - APRIL 23:  Niall Williams of New Zealand makes a break to score a try during the HSBC World Rugby ...

Three comfortable pool wins sets up a date with Fiji in the quarterfinals in Clermont-Ferrand.

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.

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Laumape 'pumped' for Lions

The blockbusting Ngani Laumape has returned bigger and better than his last appearance for the Hurricanes, says ...

Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett among awesome All Blacks foursome to bolster the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

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.

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