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No dark side to ABs dominance video

Israel Dagg and the All Blacks are setting a standard right now that few can match.

Steve Hansen's men are not ruining anything with their quest for perfection, writes Marc Hinton.

The win that lifted a province

2010 Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh jumps in the air celebrating their 9-6 victory over Auckland.

Logan Savory looks back at one of the more memorable Southland-Auckland rugby battles.

Kafer: Refs biased against Wallabies

Rod Kafer says the Wallabies aren't being given the chance to "communicate effectively with the referee".

Former Wallaby-turned commentator backs coach Michael Cheika's belief his team aren't getting rub of green.

Something's bugging NZ Rugby

The All Blacks have been concerned for a while now that interested parties might have been listening in on them.

NZ Rugby chief says Sydney confirmed ongoing fears they were being listened in on by interested parties.

Canterbury get more ABs

Hooker Codie Taylor (centre), pictured in the third test against Wales in Dunedin in June, has been released along with ...

Scott Robertson could choose up to six All Blacks for Canterbury's next match against Northland.

ABs release players back to NPC

Charlie Faumuina is one of four All Blacks squad members returning to the fold for the Auckland provincial team this week.

A dozen squad members made available for National Provincial Championship duties this week.

Barrett ignored big offers for NZ deal video

All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett.

NZ Rugby boss heaps praise on rising All Blacks first five as the No 10 re-signs until 2019.

A fitting McCaw tribute?

A concept statue of Richie McCaw by Oamaru sculptor Don Paterson. McCaw recently gave the green light to have a statue ...

A statue of Richie McCaw has been commissioned for his hometown of Kurow, but the concept model is a little rough.

Tew see benefits of Aussie rise

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says 'it's in our best interests that all our partners are in good shape'.

Even the NZ Rugby chief is cheering for the Wallabies to become more competitive.

Aussie tosses AB's boot away video

Nick Phipps showed his unsportsmanlike side when chucking Malakai Fekitoa's boot into the in-goal area.

Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps ripped off, then threw away Malakai Fekitoa's boot on Saturday night.

I can't miss Richie McCaw video

Richie McCaw poses for a selfie with a fan at the 2015 NZ Rugby Awards.

OPINION: We see so much Richie, since he hung up his boots. So how can we miss him?

AB unpunished, the north appalled

Owen Franks has been cleared of eye-gouging, but international media are less than pleased.

There's a "cloak of invisibility" over the All Blacks' foul play, says Stephen Jones.

New angle on eye-gouge that wasn't video

Owen Franks appears to gouge Kane Douglas.

Owen Franks has been cleared of eye gouging Kane Douglas, but this video doesn't look good.

Hansen: Rugby needs better Oz

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen Steve Hansen says rugby needs a better Wallabies team - but not at the expense of New ...

With the Bledisloe Cup safely tucked away, ABs coach encouraging and sympathetic to awful Aussies.

Canterbury in ominous form

Canterbury halfback Mitchell Drummond attempts to break a tackle during his team's win against Tasman.

Canterbury are two from two and are clearly the team to beat after the first two NPC rounds.

Southland Boys' and Girls' reach national high video

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas, left, and Southland Girls' High School first XV captain ...

Southland Boys' High and Southland Girls' High fly province's flag proudly.

Canterbury dish out payback to Tasman

Canterbury midfielder Rob Thompson offloads in the tackle of Tasman halfback Finlay Christie in the build-up to Jordie ...

Jordie Barrett scores 24 points in big win for Canterbury over Tasman.

New boy impresses

Anton Lienert-Brown made most posts a winner on his test debut.

Anton Lienert-Brown made an excellent first impression.

Hansen hands out hiding to Cheika video

The All Blacks, including coach Steve Hansen, quite enjoy being Bledisloe Cup holders.

OPINION: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is winning his battle with Michael Cheika, writes Hamish Bidwell.

ABs tough it out

Not a Wallaby in sight as Israel Dagg prepares to touch down.

All Blacks play tough to secure another year with the Bledisloe Cup.

Cocksedge carves up North Harbour

Kendra Cocksedge has scored 70 points in three games so far this season.

Canterbury halfback Kendra Cocksedge scored 30 of her team's 50 points against North Harbour.

Wallabies' stats embarrassing

The Wallabies had a tough night in Wellington, one of many more to come if they can't put a more attacking display together.

 OPINION: Individual All Blacks boasted better statistics than the entire Wallabies side on Saturday night, writes Ben Strang.

SBHS 'off to big dance'

The Southland Boys' High School first XV after beating Christchurch Boys' High School to win the South Island secondary ...

Southland Boys' High School off to national top four finals for the first time in 13 years.

'It's not true' video

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has dismissed reports he met with Romain Poite.

Steve Hansen dismisses reports out of the Wallabies camp of a secret meeting with referee Romain Poite.

Talk can't hide gap in class video

Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika has a lot to work on.

OPINION: Post Bledisloe fall-out will soon be gone, but some stark truths remain.

Taranaki find form in second half to thump Magpies

Taranaki's Trinity Spooner-Neera and Beaudein Waaka have eyes for the ball without a Hawke's Bay defender in sight.

Taranaki smash Hawke's Bay in second half to make it back-to-back wins.

Black's dream moment

Otere Black nailed the match-winning kick from more than 40m out on the angle.

Otere Black didn't even watch his match-winning kick against Southland go over the post, he already knew it was good.

Lions schedule upsets rugby boss

English Premier rugby boss Mark McCafferty.

England's Premier Rugby chief executive takes aim at "punishing" 2017 Lions tour timetable.

Mark Reason: Tietjens' time is up

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11:  Gordon Tietjens, coach of New Zealand looks on after the Men's Rugby Sevens placing ...

OPINION: The 'All Blacks' sevens team played joyless rugby and Rio was an embarrassment, says Mark Reason.

'Only a 20-point thrashing' video

The pain of defeat and the scars of battle are written across Wallabies captain Stephen Moore's face.

It wasn't as gloomy as a week before but Australia's rugby writers were still in mourning.

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