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Live: All Blacks vs Argentina

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Ardie Savea of the All Blacks scores a try during the 2020 Tri-Nations match ...

The desperate All Blacks are out to avoid first three-match losing streak since 1998 as they take on Los Pumas on a hot night in Newcastle.

Tasman Mako win tense Mitre 10 Cup final against Auckland video

Tasman's Mark Telea fights his way through a tackle from Tumua Manu.

It may not have been a try-scoring fest between Auckland and Tasman, but it had a gripping finish.

Ian Botham's grandson to start for Wales – against England video

Flanker James Botham performed strongly on his test debut for Wales against Georgia.

Legendary England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham admits he will be cheering for Wales against England in rugby.

'We don't match, we dominate,' growls 50-test prop Moody video

Joe Moody will win his 50th cap for the All Blacks on Saturday night in Newcastle against Argentina.

All Blacks strongman makes his intentions clear ahead of the 2020 test finale in Newcastle.

All Blacks' talking points ahead of Pumas test video

All Blacks No 10 Richie Mo’unga can expect to be drenched in sweat in the Newcastle heat.

Spare a thought for referee Nic Berry on Saturday night. The opening minutes of the test could test his mettle.

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'We never lost belief,' says rapt All Blacks coach Ian Foster video

All Black Will Jordan dashes clear of the Argentina defence during his last-quarter heroics in Newcastle.

Under-pressure side provides the finishing flourish to the year, earning a tick of approval with a big - and desperately needed - win against the Pumas.

All Blacks v Argentina player ratings: Big boys, Will Jordan punish Pumas video

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28:  Will Jordan of the All Blacks makes a break to score a try during the 2020 ...

OPINION: This was more like it from the men in black, who bounced back in style in their final test of the year.

All Blacks wallop Pumas in Tri Nations test video

Replacement wing Will Jordan scored two late tries in the All Blacks’ 38-0 win over the Pumas in Newcastle.

Replacement wing Will Jordan scored two terrific tries within a couple of minutes as the All Blacks thrashed the Pumas 38-0.

Ian Foster gets the result he needed to keep the critics at bay video

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Ian Foster of the All Blacks looks on ahead of the 2020 Tri-Nations rugby ...

All Blacks sign off 2020 in style with a performance that earns their coach some welcome breathing room, writes Marc Hinton

All Blacks pay tribute to Maradona

New Zealand captain Sam Cane lays an All Blacks jersey on the pitch in memory of late Argentinian football star Diego ...

NZ skipper Sam Cane presented the Pumas with an All Black shirt with Maradona's name and playing number on the back.

Tasman coach admits Mitre 10 Cup final win over Auckland was 'ugly' video

The Tasman players celebrate their ugly win over Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup final.

Clarke Dermody said at times neither Tasman or Auckland wanted to go for it in the final.

Hawke's Bay win second Championship final in five years

Hawke's Bay players celebrate an early try against Northland in the Mitre 10 Championship final in Napier on Friday night.

Magpies outscore Northland six tries to four to win second-tier NPC trophy.

Former All Black Isaac Ross headed to the US after Tasman's Mitre 10 Cup final video

Tasman lock Isaac Ross has a chance to win another NPC title, 10 years after winning a third straight with Canterbury.

Isaac Ross will team up with Jamie Mackintosh at Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis.

Recap: Hawke’s Bay beat Northland in Mitre 10 Cup Championship final

Hawke's Bay captain Ash Dixon scored a hat-trick in the semifinal win over Taranaki.

Hawke's Bay outscore Northland six tries to four to win the Mitre 10 Cup Championship.

ABs skipper Sam Cane: 'We've got to use the pressure to drive us' video

All Blacks captain Sam Cane has been given a tough hand in his first year of captaincy.

All Blacks all business as they head to Newcastle to sign off their season.

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Losing the Rugby Championship hosting messed with the All Blacks' heads video

The All Blacks did not expect to be in Australia at this stage of the year and look like they have exhausted their ...

OPINION: An All Black's comment in September that Aussie tour could be "a bit of a drag" has proved prophetic - this team is emotionally fried.

Play it again, Sam: Why Cane got it so wrong with his bashing of All Blacks fans video

OPINION: You have to admire the All Blacks captain’s willingness to tell it as he sees it, if not his judgment, writes Marc Hinton.

The top five Mitre 10 Cup talents who look right for Super Rugby video

NZ Rugby needs an ABs backup plan: And his name is Scott Robertson video

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'We never lost belief,' says rapt All Blacks coach Ian Foster

Under-pressure side provides the finishing flourish to the year, earning a tick of approval with a big - and desperately needed - win against the Pumas.

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ABs skipper Sam Cane: 'We've got to use the pressure to drive us' video

All Blacks captain Sam Cane has been given a tough hand in his first year of captaincy.

All Blacks all business as they head to Newcastle to sign off their season.

Richie McCaw to take part in GODZone Chapter 9

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has found a new way to keep fit since retiring from rugby.

Richie McCaw will team up with Rob Nichol and Sarah Fairmaid for the gruelling expedition race in Rotorua.

All Blacks brace for 'pumped up' Pumas in wake of Maradona's death video

Diego Maradona regularly attended Pumas games at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

New Zealanders expect emotions to be high for their test season finale in Newcastle.

NRL ace Cleary gives Pumas kicking tips

Nathan Cleary spent Thursday plotting the All Blacks' downfall.

Argentina have Nathan Cleary in their corner, giving some kicking pointers before their clash with the All Blacks.

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Southlander emerges as Rugby World Cup prospect

Amy du Plessis tries to break the defence during the match between the New Zealand Black Ferns and the New Zealand ...

Southland's Amy du Plessis admits to being shocked by her Black Ferns call up. The reality though is she looks right at home in the black jersey.

Black Fern Portia Woodman: ‘I’ve visualised a golden year – now I’ve got to do it’

Black Ferns star Portia Woodman: 'It could be a golden year in 2021 … but you can’t get too far ahead of yourself.'

Fit-again New Zealand women's rugby star sets her sights on a special double in 2021.

Black Ferns hang on for ugly win to repel NZ Barbarians video

Black Ferns No 8 Charmaine McMenamin charging forward.

The world champions could not finish 2020 strongly and the Baabaas almost caused a huge upset in Nelson.

Recap: Black Ferns v Barbarians

Black Ferns halfback Kendra Cocksedge beats Kaipo Olsen-Baker of the Barbarians to score in Auckland last week.

The Black Ferns grimly held on to beat the NZ Barbarians in their second clash in Nelson.

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USA Rugby urged to bid for World Cup video

Siya Kolisi, the South Africa captain, celebrates with team-mates after their victory in the Rugby World Cup 2019 final.

USA Rugby is in better shape as it emerges from bankruptcy and should bid to host an upcoming World Cup, rugby’s leading executive said.

Rankings from January to decide 2023 Rugby World Cup seeds video

All Blacks midfielder Jack Goodhue is tackled during a Group B match against Namibia at last year’s World Cup.

The pools for the 20-team field were originally to be drawn following the autumn tours of Europe in November, but the coronavirus pandemic tore apart those plans.

USA Rugby considering bid for World Cup 2027

Joe Taufetee, Eric Fry and Blaine Scully of USA sing the national anthem prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group C game ...

The US will already host the soccer World Cup in 2026 and the Los Angeles Summer Games in 2028.

Wayne Barnes' big regret video

Wayne Barnes looks on prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Bronze Final match between New Zealand and Wales at Tokyo Stadium.

Top rugby ref says if he'd had the benefit of video replays in 2007 he wouldn't be a target of Kiwi abuse.

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ABs skipper Sam Cane: 'We've got to use the pressure to drive us' video

All Blacks captain Sam Cane has been given a tough hand in his first year of captaincy.

All Blacks all business as they head to Newcastle to sign off their season.

The incredible 35-ball ton that almost saw Wallaby chase baggy green video

Wallabies No 8 Harry Wilsonon the charge against the All Blacks in Brisbane earlier this month.

Before Harry Wilson was touted as a future captain of the Wallabies, he dreamed of wearing a baggy green.

Eddie Jones to keep England's attacking plans under wraps before next Rugby World Cup

England coach Eddie Jones is still trying to find the perfect formula to turn his side into world champions in 2023.

The canny Aussie coach wants to keep rivals in the dark on his side's tactical approach in France in three years' time.

All Blacks brace for 'pumped up' Pumas in wake of Maradona's death video

Diego Maradona regularly attended Pumas games at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

New Zealanders expect emotions to be high for their test season finale in Newcastle.

super rugby

Tana Umaga won't rule out Moana Pasifika but is 'happy at the Blues' video

Tana Umaga shows his passion for the Blues during a game against the Highlanders at Eden Park in June.

All Blacks great has one year left on his Blues deal but it is far from certain that he will chase the Moana Pasifika Super Rugby gig in 2022.

Super Rugby: BOP halfback Luke Campbell set for Hurricanes homecoming video

Luke Campbell of Bay of Plenty makes a break against Wellington, and soon to be Hurricanes team-mate Wes Goosen, at Sky ...

Perenara's sabbatical and Booth's injury leave a big gap, and former schoolboy star is front of the queue.

Welcome home, son: Bryn Gatland to lead Chiefs' Super Rugby charge in 2021 video

After two years at the Highlanders, Bryn Gatland is heading home, signing with the Chiefs from 2021.

Just as one Gatland heads out the door, the Chiefs snap up another as a key part of their squad for next year.

Super Rugby: Highlanders sign former Chiefs wing Solomon Alaimalo video

Wing Solomon Alaimalo has signed a three-year deal with the Highlanders after four years at the Chiefs.

Highlanders coach Tony Brown has finally found the powerful and explosive wing he's been looking for.

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Hawke's Bay win second Championship final in five years

Hawke's Bay players celebrate an early try against Northland in the Mitre 10 Championship final in Napier on Friday night.

Magpies outscore Northland six tries to four to win second-tier NPC trophy.

Former All Black Isaac Ross headed to the US after Tasman's Mitre 10 Cup final video

Tasman lock Isaac Ross has a chance to win another NPC title, 10 years after winning a third straight with Canterbury.

Isaac Ross will team up with Jamie Mackintosh at Major League Rugby's Austin Gilgronis.

Recap: Hawke’s Bay beat Northland in Mitre 10 Cup Championship final

Hawke's Bay captain Ash Dixon scored a hat-trick in the semifinal win over Taranaki.

Hawke's Bay outscore Northland six tries to four to win the Mitre 10 Cup Championship.

Marathon rugby season finally coming to an end with Mitre 10 Cup final

Angus Ta'avao will captain Auckland against Tasman at Eden Park on Saturday.

Auckland captain Angus Ta'avao aims to lead his province to their 18th provincial title on Saturday.

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Black Fern Portia Woodman: ‘I’ve visualised a golden year – now I’ve got to do it’

Black Ferns star Portia Woodman: 'It could be a golden year in 2021 … but you can’t get too far ahead of yourself.'

Fit-again New Zealand women's rugby star sets her sights on a special double in 2021.

Olympic gold or Canes glory? Salesi Rayasi will make his big call over summer

Salesi Rayasi has some big decisions on thre horizon but for now is concentrating on chasing another provincial title.

Auckland's star wing says his entire focus is on chasing another Premiership title with the blue and white hoops.

Warriors superstar trains with NZ Sevens video

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has committed to the Warriors for 2021, but speculation remains about his future thereafter.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is getting a taste of rugby sevens with the national squad in Mt Maunganui.

Ruatoki’s rugby champion: How Fluhler became a global star video

Black Ferns sevens star Stacey Fluhler last week won three honours for the international sevens season.

Black Ferns sensation Stacey Fluhler didn't know the team existed when she first picked up a rugby ball aged 15.

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