Rugby

Are the senior All Blacks past their use-by date?

Richie McCaw

Will the veteran legs of the All Blacks' most experienced men carry them to RWC glory in 2015?

Who was the All Blacks' player of the tour?

All Blacks

Analyse the All Blacks' northern tour, naming your player of the trip.

Referee review: Barnes and the All Blacks

Analysis of referee's performance in the All Blacks' 34-16 win over Wales reveals his calls went both ways.

Richie McCaw's 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.

Hansen ends All Blacks year with stern warning

All Blacks coach doesn't believe his team should wear favourites tag for World Cup since no-one's won it back-to-back.

Coach rushed to hospital after Wallabies win

Ireland's Kiwi coach has surgery just hours after his team beat the Wallabies in a 26-23 thriller in Dublin.

McLean: Wales' spoiler tactics count for nothing

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

Muliaina makes winning start with Connacht

Former Chiefs legend made debut for Irish province Connacht in the Pro 12 League in Ireland at the weekend.

All Blacks frustrated by Wales' slow down tactics

Adjusting to madcap officiating at next year's World Cup will be crucial if the All Blacks are to defend their world title.

Steve Hansen set to sign beyond next World Cup

Handing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen a contract extension is a no-brainer after remarkable run of results.

How the All Blacks players rated against Wales

Toby Robson and Richard Knowler deliver their verdict on the men in black after their 34-16 win over Wales in Cardiff.

Robson: Five-eighth lessons learned on the job

OPINION: Beauden Barrett offered a far from perfect performance at first five-eighth, but he did enough to book a ticket to the RWC.

Haka happiness for the victorious All Blacks

A roaring haka rang from the changing rooms in Cardiff honouring Richie McCaw and Keven Mealamu.

Wales cop press flak for latest loss to All Blacks

Number 61 gets a going over in the British media as Wales’ winless run against the All Blacks stretches to 61 years.

England show solidarity with Samoa after win

England and Samoa stand united at Twickenham in protest at political rugby turmoil in the Pacific nation.

England too strong for Samoa at Twickenham

England have warmed up for next weekend's clash against the Wallabies with a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham.

Argentina drop kick their way to victory in Paris

Four drop goals, three from Nicolas Sanchez, steered Argentina to a third straight win over France in Paris.

Hansen rejects Gatland's ABs 'rattled' claim

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen gives his Welsh counterpart a verbal tickle-up over quips about his victorious team.

Retallick named world rugby player of the year

Powerful All Blacks lock becomes the fourth Kiwi to win top rugby award. | ABs beat Wales

All Blacks tour finishes with a win over Wales

All Blacks' reputation as rugby's cruellest team remains intact after late flurry of tries secures win.

Loss to Ireland spells Wallabies tour trouble

Wallabies are on the verge of their worst spring tour of Europe in almost a decade after narrow loss to Ireland.

Springbok Bakkies Botha bows out of test rugby

South Africa lock renowned for his fearsome physical presence goes out on "his terms", retiring from test rugby.

Springboks lacklustre in victory over Italians

Bryan Habana adds some respectability to the scoreline, but South Africa otherwise unconvincing in win over Italy.

Rampant Scotland crush Tonga in five-try rout

Scotland ran in five tries and conceded none to run up an emphatic 37-12 win over Tonga, their second victory in three November test matches.

Scrum guru Cron favours quiet way forward

Mike Cron shouldn't have been on duty with the All Blacks at Millennium Stadium.

No half-measures for ABs No 9 Aaron Smith

Dialled in. That's how Aaron Smith describes the moment the ball arrives in his hands.

France's Top 14 rugby to be streamed live in NZ

Online streaming company Coliseum have secured full rights to France’s Top 14.

Fit Dan Carter is still the All Blacks' best No 10

As the All Blacks' season comes to a close here are 10 burning questions heading into World Cup year.

All Black Sonny Bill Williams plans ring return

All Black Sonny Bill Williams is eyeing a return to the boxing ring in early 2015.

McCaw diplomatic over potential turf issues

Richie McCaw produced an epic sidestep when quizzed on state of Millennium Stadium’s turf.

All Blacks side out to stake World Cup claims

The All Blacks’ class of 2014 have one final chance to impress Steve Hansen before World Cup year.

Chiefs' Tim Nanai-Williams to play for Samoa

Tim Nanai-Williams will be wearing a Samoan rugby jersey in two weeks and not pursuing an ABs one.

Hammett making his Mark at the Cardiff Blues

Ex-Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is enjoying life, and some results on the rugby field, in Wales.

Now is not the time for the All Blacks to falter

Losing to Wales would be a wretched way for the All Blacks to start their summer.

Red-hot Irish side looking for another big scalp

Ireland rugby has enjoyed plenty of heady days. Even a great year. Then it's over, all too quickly.

I'm not Kurtley Beale's social worker: Cheika

Michael Cheika sees role in Kurtley Beale's latest comeback to the Wallabies set-up strictly as a rugby coach.

Southland Stags ready to start getting physical

The building blocks for next year's Stags campaign will start being put in place from next month.

Despite drama, Samoans vow to give their all

Manu Samoa furious at how they've been treated, but captain says they'll go hard against England.

All Blacks 'there for the taking' says Welsh No 9

Welsh starting halfback Rhys Webb declares "they are special, but I think they are there to be taken as well."

Steve Hansen unfazed by Gatland mind games

Welsh coaches guess Beauden Barrett would start at 10 raises suspicion of surveillance, but All Blacks coach not worried.

Samoa rugby problems have been passed down

Samoan rugby freedom fighter says strike threats not new and previous players should've taken stronger actions.

Injury forces four changes for Tonga test

Scotland makes injury-induced changes for Tonga test; the first test to played on a purely synthetic pitch.

Cheika: Players must choose Wallabies over cash

Wallabies coach vows to stick by players who value playing for their country over chasing money at big overseas clubs.

McCaw nearly quit after World Cup failure

All Blacks captain considered standing down after team's shock Rugby World Cup quarterfinal loss to France.

Kaino won't ignore roots in Samoa rugby rift

When All Blacks forward heard about the problems his Samoa "brothers" were having, he felt compelled to act.

Samoa rugby officials 'got the date wrong'

Samoan rugby officials miss latest peace talks with players and powerbrokers because they "got the date wrong".

Dan Carter lost in space of a parallel universe

Dan Carter will end season in the stands but All Blacks coach says end of year tour was a successful exercise.

Elders wanted to 'snot' new boy Richie McCaw

Steve Hansen recalls a time Richie McCaw risked being pummelled by his own team-mates.

Hansen adds dash of youth to All Blacks lineup

Beauden Barrett and Charles Piutau will start against Wales as coach injects youth into ABs lineup.

South Africa bring in two more for Wales test

South Africa have called on Bulls halfback Rudy Paige and Lions first-five Marnitz Boshoff for the test against Wales on November 29.
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Which All Black deserved man of the match in the Wales test?

Wyatt Crockett

Dane Coles

Owen Franks

Brodie Retallick

Sam Whitelock

Jerome Kaino

Richie McCaw

Kieran Read

Aaron Smith

Beauden Barrett

Julian Savea

Sonny Bill Williams

Conrad Smith

Charles Piutau

Ben Smith

Keven Mealamu

Joe Moody

Charlie Faumuina

Patrick Tuipulotu

Liam Messam

TJ Perenara

Colin Slade

Ryan Crotty

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