NIGEL YALDEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: France's Wesley Fofana and Japan halfback Fumiaki Tanaka best of their peers to make my top team.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mark Reason argues the flattery surrounding New Zealand's unbeaten season is overkill and misguided.
TAINE RANDELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsKieran Read was a colossus in a great All Blacks year, writes for All Black captain Taine Randell.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsRyan Crotty's try didn't only win the test with Ireland. It's the best All Black try of all time.
JOSEPH ROMANOS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: An Irish prop got a heap of publicity by slamming the haka recently. But he has a point.
WAYNE MARTIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Does it really matter whether this year's All Blacks team deserves consideration as the best ever?
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Quite appropriate that the All Blacks' dramatic 24-22 win over Ireland should be Andrew Hore's international rugby swansong.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Andrew Hore's never been short of a word or two, but it was no surprise he has announced his retirement without any fanfare.
OPINION: It is not often that Richie McCaw is trampled as he was by Irish prop Cian Healy on Sunday.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe All Blacks of 2013 are unbeaten, unbowed and now truly undisputed as the best rugby team in the professional era.
TAINE RANDELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: I like the mentality of these All Blacks as they seek their place in history in Dublin, writes Taine Randell.
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThese All Blacks are determined to not just rewrite rugby's record books but international sport's as well.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Rugby fans are increasingly enjoying league but the lack of true international focus still hurts the 13-man code.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Don't expect any surprises in Dublin when the All Blacks try to complete a perfect season against Ireland this weekend.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Hansen is far more adroit with the media than he used to be, says Mark Reason.
OPINION: The All Blacks snare their 13th straight win for 2013 by remaining cool, calm and collected.
OPINION: Global season and scrum shambles to be top of agenda when rugby's biggest thinkers gather.
OPINION: For someone who has a genuine burden to bear, it is fantastic to see my old Otago team-mate Dave Latta gain "freedom".
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: An expanding medical file explains Dan Carter's deceleration in test appearances.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: There were 10 internationals around the globe at the weekend. Can you imagine how many re-set scrums that involved?
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mark Reason says ABs now know how tough it will be winning the World Cup in 2015.
OPINION: In a tour about perfection, the All Blacks are now fresh off their most imperfect performance.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: We remember two world cup finals against France. The thrill of '87, the heart stopping excitement of 2011.
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Over the past week, I've been reflecting on recent complaints from French coach Philippe Saint-Andre about not having enough top class players to select from to take on the All Blacks.
MARC HINTON IN PARIS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: You have to figure if there's a banana skin test for the All Blacks on this tour, it's France.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The game of rugby in New Zealand is in trouble. There is just no interest.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: When the whistle blew at a stadium in Tokyo named after the kid brother of World War II leader Emperor Hirohito, it signalled the start of another truly weird chapter in All Blacks history.
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: No disrespect to you, Japan, but the real northern tour is only now about to start for the All Blacks.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE AND LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's Super Rugby franchises have laid their cards on the table for 2014. Duncan Johnstone and Liam Napier crystal ball some of the hot issues.
TAINE RANDELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Taking Ardie Savea on the All Blacks tour as an 'apprentice player' is a slap in the face to opensides higher up the pecking order.
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: During the summer the Crusaders coaching staff may look Richie McCaw in the eye and ask him some searching questions.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Japan have no chance of beating the All Blacks, but don't say that to their coach Eddie Jones.
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Todd Blackadder has recruited a Japanese club rep and a teenager to bolster his Crusaders roster for 2014.
TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The old sporting adage that nice guys finish last may have to be booted into touch, writes Tony Smith.
TAINE RANDELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The All Blacks should be heading to Suva, Apia or Nuku'alofa tomorrow rather than Tokyo, says Taine Randell.
PHIL GIFFORD - © Fairfax NZ NewsCanterbury didn't get to their sixth successive final by being a team of stars not workers, says Phil Gifford.
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Last season it was the Highlanders, now it's the Blues who have been the big movers in the Super Rugby player market.
FRED WOODCOCK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: There are so many things to like about the national provincial rugby championship but the current format isn't one of them.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The busiest month on the world rugby calendar is about to hit us with more than 40 international games set to take place.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Don't be disappointed more attention wasn't paid to provincial rugby in naming the ABs squad.
JEFF WILSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Jeff Wilson knows about juggling sports and thinks the criticism of Sonny Bill Williams is harsh.
OPINION: The ABs hammered home the benefits of their systems as they saw off the Wallabies.
OPINION: The new cut-price, special offer, bargain-basement Wallabies came to Dunedin, and couldn't find a buyer.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mark Reason didn't bother watching last night's test saying there's just too much test rugby.
OPINION: The only team capable of beating the All Blacks is New Zealand B, says Marc Hinton.
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: It was the morning after the All Blacks had drawn with the Wallabies and Steve Hansen wasn't happy.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: ABs coach Steve Hansen's biggest task this week is keeping his players' feet on the ground.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsFor Taranaki supporters, a disappointing season has come to an end with many questions they no doubt feel need to be answered.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Steve Hansen and Steve Tew are facing perhaps the biggest decision of their careers.
OPINION: ITM Cup coaches involved in semi finals will be frustrated by losing their players to the All Blacks' extended squad.