OPINION: We need to stop being bystanders and call out the racists, writes Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.
The final make-up of the All Blacks 31-man Rugby World Cup squad remains intriguing.
OPINION: It's time for the All Blacks coach to play Ben Smith in his best position, writes Marc Hinton.
OPINION: Lima Sopoaga just made things a whole lot more interesting ahead of the World Cup.
From the sublime to the solid and the not-seen-so-much, here's how each All Black performed.
OPINION: A close encounter at Ellis Park, here's what we learned about the ABs from the test.
OPINION: There’s nothing unusual about All Black coaches, and their selections, being criticised – but this coach's team keeps winning.
OPINION: The All Blacks don’t get many things wrong, but their PR machine did at the weekend.
OPINION: Super Rugby franchise could do worse than inject exAll Black into their coaching ranks.
OPINION: It was interesting to hear Conrad Smith say how much he loved playing at Ellis Park and how it was his favourite ground, with spectators almost sitting right on top of the players.
OPINION: All Blacks shouldn't discard Cory Jane from World Cup plans just yet.
OPINION: ABs fullback showed enough on Friday to prove he deserves inclusion for World Cup.
OPINION: Barbarians win over Maori displays depth of talent available to All Blacks coach as World Cup looms.
OPINION: NZ captain breaks long-standing taboo – suggesting it was important to pause and enjoy success.
Marc Hinton assesses the second All Blacks performance of the year, and finds plenty to enthuse over.
OPINION: All Blacks greats' hometown send-off goes perfectly to script for rugby romantics.
OPINION: Result done and dusted? Maybe, but here are five things we'd like to see against Los Pumas.
OPINION: The romance once surrounding the game of rugby has long since disappeared as the head has taken control of the heart and the game is played to maximise revenue at the expense of the average rugby supporter and player.
OPINION: Giant wing pairing a mouth-watering prospect for the All Blacks, bring on the test debut of Waisake Naholo.
OPINION: In a chilly week in the south, no All Black will be feeling the heat more than fullback Israel Dagg.
OPINION: In the winter of 2017 there'll be nothing else on a Kiwi rugby tragic's mind.
OPINION: SI fans need to give NZ Rugby a blunt message that two Lions tests in Auckland won't be tolerated.
OPINION: NZ legend has the opportunity to sign off his international rugby career in style.
OPINION: Over 8000 privileged souls packed into Apia Park to witness a rugby wall come tumbling down.
OPINION: James Graham was one of the finest sportsmen this country has ever known.
OPINION: No room for Umaga or SBW, revealing the embarrassment of NZ rugby's Samoan talent riches.
OPINION: Real test looms for the men in black against their Samoan rivals at Apia Park.
OPINION: The Hurricanes fluffed their lines on the big stage, leaving a familiar feeling in the capital.
OPINION: The true story of this final, and season, is the Highlanders. Honestly, who are these blokes?
OPINION: Highlanders deserving winners in a Super Rugby game worthy of the occasion.