All Blacks

Level playing field only at RWC

Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith celebrate a try against an exhausted Welsh side in the third test in June.

OPINION: The Lions had better win the first test next year or they are facing a 3-0 whitewash.

The good the bad and the rugby

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 26:  Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks makes a break during the international rugby match ...

Sublime rugby, controversies aplenty, and some off-field shenanigans. It was an eventful year for the All Blacks.

Mealamu meets kindy teacher video

All Black Keven Mealamu was a "cuddly" kid, according to his kindy teacher.

These days, Keven Mealamu is a little too big to sit on his kindy teacher's knee.

English football to copy ABs

New England manager Gareth Southgate is hoping to turn the national football side around.

New England manager looks to the All Blacks for inspiration to turn his team's woes around.

Chicago loss lingers

All Blacks captain Kieran Read, pictured leading the haka against France in Paris, is keen to re-sign with New Zealand ...

Wins over Ireland (in Dublin), Italy and France were claimed by the All Blacks. But everyone remembers their loss to the Irish in Chicago.

'Can these Lions beat the ABs?'

England hooker Dylan Hartley could lead the Lions in his native New Zealand in 2017.

OPINION: Do the Lions now have the depth to beat the All Blacks in NZ for the first time since 1971?

Tour confirms All Blacks' flaws video

Being All Blacks coach is not all fun and games for Steve Hansen. The end of year tour should give him plenty to think ...

OPINION: There's enough to think about from the November tour to keep Steve Hansen on edge this summer.

'Honest feedback' for adidas video

An adidas technician gathers foot data of an All Black to help in producing a custom rugby boot.

All Blacks wowed by "crazy" apparel technology as they visit sponsor's HQ in Germany.

All Blacks vehicles auctioned

All Blacks Ben Smith, Elliot Dixon and Steven Luatua at the keys handover of vehicles used by the team that have been ...

All Blacks-themed vehicles have raised nearly $350,000 for Unicef in Europe.

Rumour mill: Dagg, Fekitoa to Toulon?

Israel Dagg scored against France on Sunday, and could be headed back to the country if rumours are to be believed.

Israel Dagg and Malakai Fekitoa met up with Toulon's owner at a hotel, according to a French paper.

All Blacks back to the pack video

As the year dragged on, it seems like the All Blacks started to run out of steam.

Could it be that Steve Hansen's men are not the indomitable force we had them pegged for, asks Marc Hinton.

Hansen 'really proud of the boys' video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

All Blacks coach hadn't expected to blood 11 new players in 2016 - but he's not complaining.

ABs to hold 'wellbeing' camp

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, second from the left, watches the match against France along with his assistants Wayne ...

Steve Hansen's got a unique battle plan for the British and Irish Lions.

Ruthless ABs 'a very good team'

France's captain Guilhem Guirado is in awe of the All Blacks' strike power.

France captain full of praise for the All Blacks as he gleans the positives from defeat in Paris.

All Blacks: 'A tough old month'

TJ Perenara started for the All Blacks ahead of Aaron Smith when they met France in Paris on Sunday morning (NZT).

Gap has closed between the southern and northern rugby hemispheres and Ian Foster is not happy.

Barrett goes off-script, and stars

Beauden Barrett plays with a series of messages written in pen on his hand.

A series of messages were written on his hand. But there was no rehearsing his star turn.

Hansen chuffed with season record video

Coach Steve Hansen needs to face a worrying thought that the northern hemisphere teams have closed the gap on his All Blacks.

The All Blacks won 13 of their 14 tests this year with a gritty win over France ending a very long year.

All Blacks player ratings

Rieko Ioane made a promising midfield contribution off the bench for the All Blacks in Paris.

How the All Blacks fared in a tough finish to their northern tour against a fired-up French side in Paris.

Ioane can't believe his luck video

Rieko Ioane, 19, has made two test appearances for the All Blacks. He made a significant impact against France in Paris ...

From Sevens at the Olympics, to breaking through at the Blues. Rieko now also has two test caps.

Barrett finishes with a flourish

All Black Beauden Barrett races away for his game-changing try against the French.

OPINION: The north has proved it can foot it with the All Blacks. But not with Beauden Barrett.

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