Attack coach defends game plan

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, right, and assistant coach Ian Foster have plenty of thinking to do after last week's ...

The tactics have yeilded just one try in two games, with only a handful to play till the World Cup.

5 ways to improve All Blacks video

Is it time to return Ben Smith back to fullback on a permanent basis?

OPINION: Realities of the last few months suggest Steve Hansen has adjustments to make for 2019, writes Marc Hinton.

Erasmus sounds ABs warning video

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus was all smiles when his side beat the All Blacks in Wellington earlier this year.

8:58 AM  Springboks coach warns Ireland of what comes with beating the ABs after tipping them up this year.

Jones: Genia was 'fat bloke'

England coach Eddie Jones recalls Will Genia when he was a porky kid from Papua New Guinea in the Reds academy.

8:55 AM  England coach recalls a porky kid from PNG at Reds academy who is set for his 100th Wallabies test.

Baby time for Mikkelson

Tim Mikkelson takes on England during New Zealand's sevens semifinal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April.

Try-time Tim Mikkelson to miss first two legs of sevens world series.

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French gesture for Thomas video

Chiefs halfback Brad Weber made a rainbow connection when lacing up to play the Reds back in April.

France's rugby players will wear rainbow shoelaces in support of Gareth Thomas after homophobic attack.

'Storm coming from the north' video

James Lowe said losing to Ireland would alert the All Blacks to the storm from the north.

Ex-Chiefs winger playing in Ireland says All Blacks' timely loss will alert them to northern threat.

ABs world ranking slashed video

Captain Kieran Read and his All Blacks come to terms with losing to Ireland in Dublin.

Dublin defeat leaves NZ's nine-year reign at No 1 vulnerable with hot Irish set to pounce during Six Nations.

Barrett makes dream come true video

Beauden Barrett working on his kicking at the captain's run before the All Blacks faced Ireland.

All Blacks star took time out from Dublin test prep to make young fan's dream reality at team's captain's run.

Doping ban for rugby player

The charges against Shanan Kapene came after an investigation into website NZ Clenbuterol.

Southland club rugby players found guilty of anti-doping violations.

Cane 'lucky' after neck break video

Sam Cane is set to make a full recovery after his successful operation in South Africa.

All Blacks flanker reveals plan for playing return as he feels fortunate on his road to a "slow" recovery.

No Kolisi ban for 'headbutt' video

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi was captured by televesion footage allegedly headbutting Scotland's Peter Horne..

Scotland question Kiwi TMO for not alerting referee to 'headbutt' as Boks skipper avoids ban.

No home finals for Sanzaar nations

Mouth-watering match-ups such as the Ireland vs All Blacks test could become annual occurrences.

NZ may never host a final under the World League model being considered by rugby's superpowers.

Christmas deadline for Hansen video

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, left, and All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen have a pre-match chat before the test in ...

All Blacks coach to decide before Christmas whether he should continue in the role beyond the World Cup.

Guinness cheers their heroes video

The Guinness brewery was quick to use Ireland's win over the All Blacks for an ad.

The Irish took down the All Blacks and their sponsors followed suit.

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Should Smithy get SOS? video

Could Wayne Smith provide the answer to the All Blacks' problems that have emerged over the back half of 2018?

OPINION: Desperate times call for desperate measures as the All Blacks limp to the end of 2018, writes Marc Hinton.

All Blacks need an overhaul video

OPINION: If the ABs want to kick, they probably need Richie Mo'unga rather than Beauden Barrett at 10.

Black day no biggy video

Irish 'import' play pays off video

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French gesture for Thomas

France's rugby players will wear rainbow shoelaces in support of Gareth Thomas after homophobic attack.

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Cane 'lucky' after neck break video

Sam Cane is set to make a full recovery after his successful operation in South Africa.

All Blacks flanker reveals plan for playing return as he feels fortunate on his road to a "slow" recovery.

Christmas deadline for Hansen video

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, left, and All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen have a pre-match chat before the test in ...

All Blacks coach to decide before Christmas whether he should continue in the role beyond the World Cup.

Guinness cheers their heroes video

The Guinness brewery was quick to use Ireland's win over the All Blacks for an ad.

The Irish took down the All Blacks and their sponsors followed suit.

Dublin defeat 'tipping point' video

Kieran Read and the All Blacks couldn't find a way to win in Dublin.

Former NZ first-five believes latest loss will be of great benefit for the ABs in their World Cup defence.

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No Kolisi ban for 'headbutt' video

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi was captured by televesion footage allegedly headbutting Scotland's Peter Horne..

Scotland question Kiwi TMO for not alerting referee to 'headbutt' as Boks skipper avoids ban.

No home finals for Sanzaar nations

Mouth-watering match-ups such as the Ireland vs All Blacks test could become annual occurrences.

NZ may never host a final under the World League model being considered by rugby's superpowers.

Jones wary of 'street fighter' Cheika

Michael Cheika looks happier after the Wallabies got a win over Italy.

The England coach expects 'a good scrap' against the Wallabies.

Dublin defeat 'tipping point' video

Kieran Read and the All Blacks couldn't find a way to win in Dublin.

Former NZ first-five believes latest loss will be of great benefit for the ABs in their World Cup defence.

provincial

South Canterbury rugby names its best

South Canterbury Rugby's Heartland player of the year, Loni Toumohuni.

Blockbusting forward named South Canterbury rugby's Heartland player of the year.

Matthews to step down

Barry Matthews, right, has decided not to seek a fifth year at the helm of the South Canterbury rugby team. (File photo)

South Canterbury Heartland coach Barry Matthews is stepping down.

Strawbridge new Waikato coach video

Andrew Strawbridge has been appointed the next coach of Waikato.

Chiefs assistant appointed coach for 2019 after Jono Gibbes led the Mooloos back to the Premiership.

Super Rugby's unluckiest player

Hurricanes and Hawke's Bay lock Geoff Cridge is one more knee injury away from hanging up his boots.

Serious injuries have restricted Geoff Cridge to just eight minutes of Super Rugby in four years.

sevens

Jones awarded sevens contract video

Niko Jones has been awarded a New Zealand sevens contract after his standout schools career.

Son of ABs legend signs first professional contract with NZ sevens after finishing standout schools career.

'Sevens Idol' attracts future stars video

Auckland schoolboy Niko Jones, right, is among those players selected for New Zealand Rugby's Ignite7s talent ...

From 500 applicants, NZ Rugby have 96 players to take part in sevens tournament and documentary.

Woodman stars in NZ win video

Portia Woodman scored two tries in the semifinal of the USA Sevens against Canada.

Kiwi sevens star Portia Woodman says their fifth-straight tournament win was simply about doing the basics.

NZ off and running at USA sevens

New Zealand's Portia Woodman streaks away from the China defence, during day one of the Glendale Sevens.

New Zealand to meet Ireland in their quarterfinal in Glendale, Colorado.

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Quade 'should be at the top'

Quade Cooper hasn't featured for the Wallabies since last year, but will hope to push his claims ahead of next year's ...

Rebels recruit Quade Cooper impressing new coach, who feels he belongs on the World Cup stage.

MacDonald: 'Tana is critical'

Leon MacDonald says his step up to a Super Rugby head coaching gig has come earlier than anticipated.

New Blues coach says having the old one as part of his coaching team could prove a critical move.

Umaga opens up on demotion

Tana Umaga said accepting a step down in role at the Blues was 'tough on the ego. But this wasn't about me'.

Former Blues head coach, now an assistant, admits it was a tough call to accept his new role with the struggling franchise.

Umaga demoted at Blues video

Leon MacDonald has hurdled his old All Blacks team-mate Tana Umaga into the top coaching job at the Blues.

Leon MacDonald made Blues head coach with Tana Umaga to work as his assistant from 2019.

black ferns

Retired captain wants more support

Black Ferns captain Fiao'o Faamausili - pictured here with the World Cup and NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - has ...

Black Ferns captain Fiao'o Faamausili says supporting women's rugby is a must.

Black day no biggy video

The All Blacks reflect on their loss to Ireland in Dublin on Sunday morning (NZT).

OPINION: Black day for New Zealand rugby not worth panicking over.

France shock Black Ferns

Stacey Waaka on the charge for the Black Ferns against France (FILE PHOTO).

Series drawn as New Zealand's 17-month unbeaten streak is ended by France in Grenoble.

How about Black Ferns jerseys for the fans

The Black Ferns will get to defend the Women's World Cup at home in 2021.

OPINION: Watch out New Zealand cricket, the World Cup will have girls eyeing footy boots, writes Emma Keeling.

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NZ bids for World Cup hosting video

New Zealand and Australia are locked in a fight to see who will host the 2021 women's Rugby World Cup.

Eden Park's 'symbolic power' could help New Zealand's bid.

ABs potentially 'vulnerable' video

All Blacks captain Kieran Read is set to return against the Springboks in Pretoria.

A second Boks win would mean ABs lose psychological edge for RWC, British commentator says.

WAGS dilemma for Eddie

Eddie Jones, the England head coach, has not decided whether players' wives and girlfriends will be invited to the RWC ...

England coach Eddie Jones is contemplating whether to allow players' wives and partners at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

What it costs for RWC video

Being an All Blacks fan at RWC 2019 in japan is going to come at a premium.

If you're an All Blacks fan heading to Japan next year, attending matches will come at a high price.

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