Taking heart from Bledisloe III

Matt Todd makes a break against the Wallabies on Saturday night.

OPINION: The Lions are up against it, but the Wallabies found some chinks in the All Blacks' armour, writes Paul Cully.

Fury at refs OK

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was angry after the latest loss to the All Blacks, and had every right based on the ...

OPINION: Michael Cheika is right to whinge. Not about clowns, or respect, but about refereeing, Ben Strang writes.

What Cheika should've said video

Michael Cheika may have been right about some of what he said but it wasn't the right time or place.

OPINION: Wallabies' defeat at Eden Park a time for grace, Mark Reason writes.

Resilience and brilliance

Julian Savea celebrates his try-scoring feats against the Wallabies at Eden Park.

OPINION: This was the All Blacks showing they can win with a stagger as well as a swagger.

All Blacks player ratings

Julian Savea with a carry.

Matt Todd and Julian Savea led the way for the All Blacks as they set a new world record for consecutive test wins.

ABs best of past 50 years

Israel Dagg breaks Henry Speight's tackle on his way to score the All Blacks' first try.

OPINION: Record holders for successive test wins confirms current team as best of the last 50 years.

Steve Tew is in danger of damaging his legacy

NZR CEO Steve Tew is an outstanding administrator but has not had his finest year.

Someone call in the restoration people. I'm looking at Steve Tew's legacy right now and I'll be damned if there's not some signs of tarnishing setting in.

ABs are role models - period video

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew fronted a press conference to announce the findings of a review into the ...

Has sex, violence and misogyny turned New Zealanders off rugby? You tell us.

NZR can't get message across

Dave Rennie, Steve Tew and Andrew Flexman faces the media to present the findings of the NZ Rugby investigation into the ...

OPINION: New Zealand Rugby has a great, dirty rugby boot stuck in its mouth, writes Mark Reason.

Wallabies must go up the guts

Stephen Moore must be more of a physical presence if the Wallabies are to have a chance of toppling the All Blacks.

OPINION: The Wallabies have to look for mismatches with big men off counterattack ball, writes Paul Cully.

The magic needed to beat ABs

Michael Cheika is after a formula that can beat the All Blacks.

Peter FitzSimons mulls over the magic the Wallabies need to overcome the All Blacks at Eden Park.

18 reasons to back the ABs

Kieran Read and his All Blacks have taken rugby to a new level and a world record 18th consecutive win would be appropriate.

Here's why the All Blacks will claim a world record 18th consecutive test victory on Saturday night.

Barrett v Farrell for world's best

Beauden Barrett draws Warren Whiteley during the All Blacks' win against the Springboks in Christchurch last month.

OPINION: Two different kinds of playmakers contending for coveted World Rugby award.

Turbos dip out

The chat between referee Brett Johnson and Callum Gibbins which proved so costly for the Turbos.

OPINION: Every year the Turbos get Manawatu rugby fans' hopes up.

Sensible sidelining for Smith

Aaron Smith will sit out the All Blacks' test against the Wallabies in Auckland this weekend after being found guilty of ...

OPINION: All Blacks don't need sideshow when record beckons and Chicago better to avoid media glare.

Beware the Aussie bite video

Kieran Read has tucked the Bledisloe Cup away for another year, but has other achievements to tick up on Saturday night ...

Danger lurks for Steve Hansen's history-chasing All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday night, writes Marc Hinton.

Spare ABs the Smith distraction

There's no doubt the All Blacks are a better team with Aaron Smith playing at halfback.

OPINION: The All Blacks don't need Aaron Smith this Saturday.

Cruden's classy comeback video

Aaron Cruden goes through his practice drills.

OPINION: A confident Aaron Cruden passed his first test for an All Blacks recall in Manawatu's loss to Otago.

Eddie Jones like a yapping dog

England head coach Eddie Jones is a world-class wind-up merchant but he has met his match in Steve Hansen.

OPINION: Eddie Jones can talk a good game but his day of reckoning will come, writes Phil Gifford.

Best ever All Blacks side?

The All Blacks have never been as formidable as they are now.

You a fan of the 2016 All Blacks or do you rate another vintage more highly?

Dying Sanzaar no tragedy

TJ Perenara loses the ball after being tackled by Springboks Warren Whiteley and Steven Kitshoff.

OPINION: There is a point at which South Africa will become too much of a basketcase to deal with.

Reason: Mediocre opponents flatter ABs video

Kieran Read and TJ Perenara celebrate another try against the woeful Springboks.

OPINION: The All Blacks are invincible because the rest of the rugby world couldn't beat an egg.

ABs will embrace Smith

Lesson learned, Aaron Smith must now get back to doing what he does best to complete the healing process.

OPINION: The best sports team on the planet will show its caring side with its misbehaving halfback, writes Marc Hinton

Time to stand up for the No 7s

Akira Ioane's emergence as the Auckland No 7 says it all about the new experimental breakdown laws in the provincial ...

OPINION: Rugby's experimental laws in the NPC offer a horrifying glimpse of the future, writes Marc Hinton

'We bring out worst in rugby players' gallery video

Nadine Chalmers-Ross: Aaron Smith, a role model? It's nonsensical that being extremely good at rugby makes you an ...

OPINION: We, the rugby fans of the country, are like the over indulgent parents who never say no and then wonder why we end up with spoiled kids.

Rugby needs a makeover

A spokesman for the management team of former All Blacks Dan Carter (pictured) and Joe Rokocoko says the pair had an ...

OPINION: Could changing the rules, to make the game faster help reduce drug scares in rugby?

Time for Tew to go?

The All Blacks have won two Rugby World Cups on Steve Tew's watch.

OPINION: Is it time for Steve Tew to push off or is he just the guy to smarten up rugby's image problem?

Where does Sonny Bill Williams fit into the All Blacks midfield?

Sonny Bill Williams was expected to fill Ma'a Nonu's No 12 jersey but injury struck him down and Ryan Crotty has stepped up.

OPINION: Ryan Crotty has been a revelation at No 12 and will be hard to shift, writes Phil Gifford.

England lose moral authority

New England squad member Nathan Hughes, right, during his Auckland days in 2012.

OPINION: All Blacks' biggest critics suddenly seem to have lost the courage of their conviction.

'My head was like a fog'

Shane Williams, pictured trying to recover from an injury during the third-fourth playoff game against the Wallabies in ...

OPINION: Case of a Welsh star battling concussion symptoms in retirement is a lesson for all in rugby.

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