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Sevens decision still pending video

No decision yet on whether Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be given another try at hosting the annual Sevens tournament.

Could a meeting in Tokyo next month say sayonara to Wellington's hosting rights?

Kaino injury: Spanner in the works

Jerome Kaino is down for now, but can he make it back in time to prove his fitness to face the British and Irish Lions?

OPINION: Make no bones about it, this could destabilise the All Blacks' Lions preparation.

Kaino to go under the knife video

Rugged Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino has collected an untimely knee injury.

Blues star likely to out for six weeks owing to surgery, putting his ABs place in doubt for the Lions tour.

History shows Jordie a must

Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett puts a fend on Blues midfielder Rieko Ioane at Eden Park.

OPINION: Hurricanes fullback ready to face the Lions as an All Black, writes Paul Cully.

Reason: Radical revamp for ABs if Lions win series

Winston Peters observes the All Blacks' captain's run in Paris last November. Could he be coaching the All Blacks if ...

Opinion: Winston Peters as next All Blacks coach and Kiwi rivers to run red if the Lions beat the All Blacks, teases Mark Reason.

Test spot SBW's to lose

Sonny Bill Williams has shown flashes of his best for the Blues so far in Super Rugby.

OPINION: If he proves his form over the next month, Sonny Bill Williams should get the No 12 jersey against the Lions.

McCaw's haka lead reluctance video

Richie McCaw looked at Weepu with eyes that said 'nah, nah, nah' when asked to lead the haka.

When asked to lead the haka Richie looked at Piri Weepu with eyes that said "nah, nah, nah".

Ex-ABs have say on Lions

Keven Mealamu believes the All Blacks will win the upcoming series against the British and Irish Lions 2-1.

Three former All Blacks give their views on the upcoming Lions tour.

Barrett as good as it gets video

Beauden Barrett left his imprint all over the Hurricanes' 56-21 victory over the Brumbies in Napier.

With the Lions looming, Hurricanes No 10 reminds everyone who the best player on the planet really is.

ABs to bolster Maori for Lions

Damian McKenzie played for NZ Maori last year and could feature for them again against the Lions.

NZ Maori set to be bolstered by a handful of All Blacks for their match against the Lions.

Is Gatland the right man for Lions?

Lions coach Warren Gatland has a dire record against southern hemisphere teams.

Warren Gatland's dire record in the southern hemisphere raises question marks over his credentials to lead the British and Irish Lions.

Fitzy's 5 per cent warning for ABs

Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick says Warren Gatland has 'thought about a game-plan to beat the All Blacks and ...

Sean Fitzpatrick says if the All Blacks are slightly off their game, Warren Gatland's Lions squad will punish them.

Cheika is backing black

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika expects to All Blacks to be too good for the British and Irish Lions.

Wallabies coach says Lions tour could send his trans-Tasman enemies to another level. The tourists don't stand a chance.

Gatland: It's all about first test

Lions coach Warren Gatland says 'winning is incredibly important for morale, but it's not the most essential thing'.

Lions coach prepared to sacrifice games in the lead-up to the opening test against the All Blacks.

ABs 'human, make mistakes'

Lions coach Warren Gatland is using belief and awareness as central themes for his squad's preparation for their tour to ...

Lions coach Warren Gatland to use ABs' defeats to Ireland and England to instill confidence in his team.

Evans tips close series

Nick Evans has a good feel for the Lions talent based on his experiences with Harlequins in England.

London-based former All Black says his old team will have to be on their mettle against Warren Gatland's touring side.

Brave Lions to triumph

All eyes will be on Beauden Barrett's kicking during the Lions' series.

 OPINION: Lions to win this test series or All Blacks? Let the debate begin.

Hansen: Pressure on Lions video


Steve Hansen hints Jordie Barrett is well in the All Blacks frame.

Gatland: 'We'll win back respect' video

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he's picked a squad with the skill and character to do well in New Zealand.

British and Irish Lions coach is ready to embrace the unique nature of their looming NZ challenge.

Barrett no liability v Lions

Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, right, does his best to round up the Blues' Sonny Bill Williams.

OPINION: All Blacks first-five will run rings around the Lions.

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