All Blacks

Capital gets taiaha for Lions tour

Celia Wade-Brown receiving the taiaha at her final Wellington City Council meeting.

Traditional Maori weapon will go to the winner of the Hurricanes v Lions game next year.

All Black jumps Chiefs' ship

Seta Tamanivalu, pictured in action for the All Blacks against Wales in Wellington on June 18, would add power to the ...

Arrival of midfielder Seta Tamanivalu at the Crusaders coincides with Robbie Fruean's departure.

Barrett: Kick as if it's a pass

Beauden Barrett is embracing the variety of the All Blacks' kicking game.

Short chips, cross fields, grubbers; the volume and success of all of them has increased for the All Blacks.

ABs keen to amend poor starts

Martin Landajo congratulates team-mate Santiago Cordero after he scores the first try against the All Blacks in Hamilton ...

Dominant victories mask early match struggles for the All Blacks this season.

Local media catch ABs off guard video

Israel Dagg is used to skipping out of tackles but some of the questions from local Argentine media caught him off guard.

Elusive All Blacks backs have to do plenty of nifty sidestepping at Argentine press conference.

ABs 'chilled' in Buenos Aires video

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Relaxed mood in the All Blacks camp with sunshine, golf challenges and a first up training session.

McCaw statue plan falling flat video

The concept statue of the bronze Richie McCaw.

Only $5k has been raised so far and the statue could cost $100k but project leader remains upbeat.

Dagg and Savea's free ticket video

All Blacks wing Nehe Milner-Skudder, pictured being tackled by the Wallabies' Kurtley Beale (right) during the World Cup ...

OPINION: With no Milner-Skudder twinkletoes the threat is gone for Julian Savea and Israel Dagg.

ABs v Pumas: Five of the best

Richie McCaw waits to be given permission to re-enter the 2015 World Cup opening pool game against the Pumas at Wembley, ...

Kirk lucky to keep his head. 'Razor' saved the day. When the Pumas take on the ABs anything can happen.

SBW's 'outside the box' rehab

Sonny Bill Williams is assisted from the field after his Rio Olympics rugby sevens campaign was ended by a leg injury ...

Sonny Bill Williams prescribed medicine ball treatment as his recovery from a leg injury continues.

Milner-Skudder gone for 2016 video

Nehe Milner-Skudder, who injured his left shoulder during the Hurricanes' round-three match against the Blues this year, ...

Injured All Blacks wing to miss the end of year northern tour to Chicago and Europe.

All Blacks get armed guard escorts

The All Blacks are taking their security and safety seriously in Argentina this week.

Special forces guards escort All Blacks to and from training in Argentina.

Hinton: Crotty the new glue guy

Ryan Crotty has made every post a winner as he has started six of the seven tests of 2016 in the No 12 jersey.

OPINION: ABs coach Steve Hansen might just have found himself the second-coming of Conrad Smith.

Squire or Dixon for No 6 role?

Liam Squire is the favoured contender to replace Jerome Kaino in the All Blacks this week in Argentina.

A rare test without Jerome Kaino opens the door for a new challenger, going where Vito and Messam could not.

Schmidt, Cotter to pass on NZ

Joe Schmidt is expected to re-sign with the Irish national team, and rule himself out of the running for the Chiefs head ...

Kiwi coaches expected to remain abroad, leaving the Chiefs and NZ Rugby HQ with a conundrum.

Gifford: ABs boast 30 McCaws

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw had a "big diesel engine". "He could just go all day at a reasonable pace. He ...

OPINION: How many Richie McCaws can one team have? A whole squad, if they're fit like the ABs.

Zavos: Need for Macqueen

Rod Macqueen talks with his captain John Eales and vice captain George Gregan before the Wallabies series-levelling win ...

OPINION: The Wallabies need 1999 World Cup-winning coach Rod Macqueen to bridge gap on All Blacks.

ABs off on global odyssey

All Black caoch Steve Hansen will need to manage his squad as the long haul travel kicks in.

Travelling around the world over the next two months means the All Blacks will need to rotate players.

Ex-Wallabies: ABs 'losing their way'

Sir Graham Henry's jibe about the Wallabies being second-rate has prompted another attack on the All Blacks by former ...

Ex-Wallabies Rod Kafer and Greg Martin fire more shots at the All Blacks' loss of humility.

He's back: Brad Thorn laces up

Brad Thorn, signalling to the crowd after winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup final, will pull on his boots again at 41 for ...

Two decades after his NRL debut Brad Thorn, 41, back in the first-class rugby mix.

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