Coming in off the long run
They won 13 out of 14 test matches, losing only one match against Ireland.
Ireland were the dominant side and outplayed and outpassioned the All Blacks in Chicago.
The big plus of the Mitre 10 Cup is the re-emergence of the most passionate of rugby’s professional heartlands.
It's rubbish to suggest the All Blacks dominance is doing more harm than good.
Some ABs fans are calling test rugby boring. Since when was it boring to play fast, skilful rugby with few mistakes?
Selectors stick with him like he's a piece of gum on their shoes. One could argue that gum could perform better.
When was it agreed to over-turn the premise that the benefit of the doubt in cricket goes to the batsman?
The Lions tour of Australia has highlighted the differences between rugby styles.
Integrated tournaments give exposure to women's sports that no amount of marketing can, writes Terence Davidson.
Nima Price thinks we should move our A-league team to Auckland and allow more foreign imports in Super Rugby
To Aaron Spencer, test cricket is the ultimate, where the sporting contest is elevated to the status of art.
Kiwis sports fans mustn't lose sight of what we achieve compared to bigger countries, writes Oliver MacIntyre.
Kaal Kaczmarek challenges New Zealand's cricket selectors to find a mix of stubborn and stylish in the line up.
Zach Simm says there are a few facts about the Phoenix's performances at home that Gareth Morgan needs to sit up and take notice of.
Jordan Ng looks at what makes the Breakers such consistent winners, and whether than can take the championship for a third time.
JAC VAN LEEUWEN
Jac van Leeuwen feels compelled to write about the 'worst ever' performance of New Zealand Cricket management.
Instead of stewing over what went wrong, Bobby Bryan looks at the lessons that can be learned from the All Blacks' most recent loss.
Philip Anderson disagrees with the naysayers, and thinks Arsenal has a wonderful future.
How do we know the difference between a champion coach and a coach who has simply coached a champion team? Matt Greer compares Graham Henry and Robbie Deans.
Is the pendulum swinging back towards wingers with the power and pace of Jonah Lomu?