OPINION: In 2007, Peter Burling was an up-and-coming teen sailor. It's been a fast trip to the top.
OPINION: "He's a politician. Who's writing his speeches?"
OPINION: There was no side to Meads. My dad liked that. In a way they were both Old Testament men.
OPINION: The All Whites conceded an average of 10 shots on target per game at the Confederations Cup, which is a major concern.
ANALYSIS: The All Blacks coach made the big calls, and saw his team reap the rewards at Eden Park.
OPINION: This beautiful, rugby mad nation has been craving a night of test footy like this, writes Mark Reason.
OPINION: Forget about a clean sweep and buckle up for more unpredictability, the real Cup match has arrived.
OPINION: The Wallabies are sleepwalking into a Bledisloe Cup bloodbath, writes Liam Napier.
OPINION: The Lions kept squandering chances. That's no way to beat the All Blacks.
OPINION: The Lions will lose this series 3-0 - but they can definitely be entertaining losers.
OPINION: He's been strangely silent but the dogged Team NZ CEO remains the basis of the bonanza in Bermuda.
OPINION: All Whites improve but need more pace, writes Bill Harris.
OPINION: This is going to be sensational, inspirational, celebrational, writes Kevin Norquay.
OPINION: 'The Bus' could be left stranded on 53 tests after being replaced by 20-year-old Rieko Ioane, writes Richard Knowler.
OPINION: Lions fans are loving their reception in NZ, but Mark Reason wonders what it will be like on test match day.
OPINION: Russians in bars take on New Zealand as their favourite team at Confederations Cup.
OPINION: NZ's best attacking performance in two years, but questions remain on defence.
OPINION: Rookie captain and back three will come under sustained attack from All Blacks.
OPINION: Maroons teach Blues a harsh lesson on how to close out a game.
OPINION: The biggest thing in the All Whites' favour against Mexico might be that their opponents like to play football.
OPINION: Noeline Taurua says it's a mistake, but Netball NZ must stand their ground on Laura Langman.
OPINION: Target on Barrett's jersey could be the winning or losing of test series, writes Mark Reason.
OPINION: Which would be your worst nightmare - losing the Lions tests or at the America's Cup? Kevin Norquay looks into his crystal ball.
OPINION: Gatland was quite right to call out all the cheating that goes on off the ball in NZ. It has now reached the level of an epidemic.
OPINION: Tactix coach will need to quickly decide who's coming and going as focus shifts to 2018.
OPINION: New Zealanders need to wake up to just how tough this series will be.
OPINION: Whether Lions coach is remembered as a success or failure will be determined on Saturday, writes Austin Healey.
The time has finally come for the test series - but who will take to the field?
OPINION: Don't let the scoreline fool you. Many mid-week Lions aren't up to it.
OPINION: Lions head coach has taken flak but his approach is right one to win the test series, writes Mick Cleary.