From Jordie Barrett to the Welly Sevens, rugby writer Marc Hinton gets to grips with the big issues in NZ.
OPINION: Warren Gatland's Lions will play but not until they win the gainline, writes Paul Cully.
OPINION: Months of All Blacks noise at an end as the outsmarted England coach prepares to face the fire.
OPINION: You could hear it in the swell of defiant song rolling down from the stands. It was over.
OPINION: With the Lions' tour closing in brace yourself for a barrage of bull from the north, writes Phil Gifford.
OPINION: A movie classic and a NZ rugby art form, Kiwis know how to get the job done.
OPINION: Don't even think about axing the Brumbies from Super Rugby, writes Paul Cully.
Blues on the brink? What's got Steve Hansen worried? Rugby writer Marc Hinton tackles five big topics heading into the weekend.
OPINION: Proposed clash risks turning into Mayweather v McGregor, writes Duncan Johnstone.
OPINION: Got a franchise or three in mind to cut? Well, you're an ordinary team, so you deserve to go.
OPINION: With Cruden showing his playmaking class, Barrett may be better utilised at fullback.
Worst ever southern hemisphere rugby making the ABs look good as England come of age, writes Mark Reason.
OPINION: The All Blacks, complete with smug and dismissive fans, have had it their way for too long.
OPINION: The Lions are coming - and the chasm between NZ and Australian sides is wide.
OPINION: On a night of mediocre fare, the southerners did enough to get the result they needed.
OPINION: The Australian Rugby Union is stuffed no matter what it does, writes Mark Reason.
OPINION: The Chiefs enforcer has moved ahead of Andy Haden, writes Phil Gifford.
Rugby writer Marc Hinton tackles five talking points for round three of Super Rugby.
OPINION: Hamish Bidwell and Liam Napier debate whether England deserve to claim test wins record.
OPINION: In Paris for a swift visit, Wellingtonian Gerry Morris finds considerable off the field differences to New Zealand rugby.
OPINION: New Zealand should be more concerned about Sanzaar partners' rugby woes, writes Paul Cully.
Forget the excuses, it's time for Tony Brown's men to come up with solutions, writes Marc Hinton.
OPINION: Should yellow and red cards remain in rugby?
OPINION: The Blues were struggling even before Steven Luatua was ordered off, writes Phil Gifford.
OPINION: The Lions must find a man who can fend off the slings and arrows they will find in New Zealand.
OPINION: England's whinging about Pacific Island rugby pillaging is now laughable.
ANALYSIS: Phones stop ringing, the belly grows, darkness descends. A chat and a hug won't always fix it.
How soon before Sanzaar wonders about the wisdom of its decision to expand into Japan, writes Marc Hinton.
OPINION: When an All Black lands in hot water, it's no laughing matter, writes Kevin Norquay.
OPINION: There should be no rush to get the Highlanders fullback into action, writes Phil Gifford.