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All Blacks heading to Perth

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith is tackled by Michael Hooper and James Horwill of the Wallabies during the Bledisloe Cup ...

A historic first Bledisloe Cup test will be held in Perth in 2019.

World XV not all All Blacks video

Beauden Barrett started the year as the All Blacks second-choice No 10 but took every chance that came his way.

OPINION: This has not been an easy year to assess who the best in each jersey has been.

Who will Gatland choose?

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will name his coaching staff on Wednesday.

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has plenty to consider before naming his brains trust.

Giant maul frees ambulance video

Delinquenti prestati al mondo della palla ovale

Rugby to the rescue as two teams combine to save an ambulance stuck in mud.

Messam, Speight for 10s

Liam Messam will play in the Brisbane Tens tournament.

All Blacks flanker Liam Messam and Wallabies wing Henry Speight to play Brisbane Tens rugby.

Rugby ref dies mid-game

"Super Daddy" and a lover of rugby, 44-year-old Graham Eddy died mid-match on December 2. Pictured here with his wife, ...

The 44-year-old rugby referee and police officer was "doing what he loved" when he was struck down.

'Tongan Bear' off to Clermont

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila on the charge against the Crusaders in last season's Super Rugby competition.

Hurricanes prop Loni Uhila cashes in on a big 2016 in Super Rugby by signing with a French club.

TRFU sign Barrett and Crowley

New Taranaki rugby recruits Logan Crowley and Jordie Barrett.

The boys are back in town. Taranaki announces two big signings for 2017, with another on the way.

ABs should fear Lions

With talent like England's Jonathan Joseph, the Lions will have plenty of attacking firepower.

OPINION: Time for Kiwis to wake up to the fact this is a Lions side with talent galore, writes Mick Cleary.

Latham set for Reds swansong at 10s

Chris Latham, pictured playing for the Reds in 2008, will come out of retirement for the Global Tens.

Former Wallabies stars to come out of rugby retirement for Tens.

Woodward: ABs would've won

Sir Clive Woodward wasn't overly impressed with England at the weekend, but he still believes a golden era has begun.

England's unbeaten record in 2016 would've been lost in just 20 minutes against NZ, former coach says.

Lam to take reins at Bristol

Former Blues coach Pat Lam is leaving Connacht for Bristol.

Pat Lam's work in Ireland is done after taking Connacht to a championship, now he heads for England.

Rugby Club proposes accommodation

A tenancy solution proposed by the Invercargill Rugby Football Club could attract more rugby players to the region.

A tenancy solution proposed by the Invercargill Rugby Football Club could attract more rugby players to the region.

Kiwi contenders to rescue Springboks

Local knowledge: Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree has an extensive knowledge of rugby in South Africa as a ...

If SA Rugby issued as SOS to NZ rugby coaches, which Kiwi could salvage the Springboks?

Jones after total dominance

England head coach Eddie Jones.

Eddie Jones not content with a big first year - he's after back-to-back Six Nations titles.

Rennie touted for Boks role

Dave Rennie has been touted as a possible contender for the Springboks coaching job.

Chiefs mentor believed to be shortlisted to replace the embattled Springboks head coach.

'Weirdo' Pocock takes leave

Wallabies flanker David Pocock is heading for some much-needed time off.

Wallabies' search for a match-winning strategy begins as star flanker heads off on sabbatical.

Cheika humble in defeat

Michael Cheika has accepted the Wallabies' fate after another loss to England.

Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones bury the hatchet after a week of verbal jousting.

Barrett hard to beat

World Rugby have already crowned Beauden Barrett their player of the year - will New Zealand do the same?

Beauden Barrett, Dane Coles and Sam Whitelock up for NZ Rugby's big gong.

Wallabies hard done by

England's Marland Yarde scores a controversial try for England in their test win over the Wallabies at Twickenham.

OPINION: The Wallabies looked like they were dreaming of surf and sand in the second half, writes Paul Cully.

No fairytale finish for SGHS at sevens

Southland Girls' High School's Alena Saili.

Wellington's St Mary's College got revenge for their First XV top four final defeat against Southland Girls' High School at the Condor Sevens.

England can break ABs' record

Could Eddie Jones be masterminding a world record for most consecutive top test wins?

OPINION: Only Ireland can stop England snapping the All Blacks' record winning streak.

Wallabies' defeat frustrates Cheika

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has refused to use some questionable refereeing from South African whistleblower Jaco ...

Coach laments the Wallabies' inability to put together a complete 80min performance after a second-half slump against England.

England complete perfect year video

Jonathan Joseph (left) celebrates scoring England's fourth try with Marland Yarde (right) to cement their 37-21 victory ...

England overcome awful start to defeat the Wallabies and cap perfect 13-0 2016.

Jones bats away 'best ever' talk

Eddie Jones congratulates two-try hero Jonathan Joseph but says England aren't the best team in the world yet.

England may be unbeaten in 2016 but the coach isn't ready to celebrate just yet.

'Under-prepared' NZ sevens will improve

The New Zealand sevens team concede a try to Kyle Brown in a 40-0 defeat to South Africa in the Dubai Sevens quarterfinal.

NZ sevens team was 'under-prepared', thrashed and outsmarted by the Blitzboks, but coach claims they can fix the errors.

South Africa win Dubai Sevens

Cecil Afrika scored one of his team's four tries as South Africa beat Fiji in the Dubai Sevens final.

At least South African rugby fans have got the Blitzboks.

Kiwis crash out in Dubai

New Zealand captain Scott Curry in action in Dubai.

NZ men's sevens team suffer embarrassing defeat to South Africa in quarters.

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.

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