All Blacks debutants 'buzzing'

All Blacks wing Sevu Reece tries to step out of a tackle in Buenos Aires.

Newcomers emerge as winners after tense test in which ABs struggled to hear their calls in Buenos Aires.

ABs haven't forgotten Boks loss

All Blacks captain Kieran Read won't have forgotten the 36-34 loss to the Springboks in Wellington last year.

Steve Hansen surely won't need to remind his players about their surprise defeat in last year's Wellington test.

Foster: ABs attack was 'clunky'

Beauden Barrett races through a gap during the All Blacks' win against Argentina.

Assistant coach admits the All Blacks have "a whole lot we have to click at" after failure to score in turgid second period.

ABs struggle bad luck for Ioane

Josh Ioane was the only player not to leave the bench during the All Blacks' 20-16 win over Argentina.

Josh Ioane's hopes of first All Blacks cap vanished in dust generated by Pumas' stirring comeback in Buenos Aires.

All Blacks scrape home

All Blacks Brodie Retallick produced a strong performance in the Rugby Championship test against Argentina on Sunday morning.

All Blacks greet final whistle with relief after edging past Argentina 20-16 in a scrappy Rugby Championship match.

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Veteran hails Boks depth video

Springboks loose forward Francois Louw has hailed the squad's depth ahead of their clash with the All Blacks.

Competition for places has never been tougher, but Springboks coach warns they have to be better to beat the All Blacks.

Blues make Barrett double play

Jordie Barrett is the subject of a big offer from the Blues for him to join his brother at the franchise.

Auckland-based Super Rugby franchise understood to have biggest offer on the table for All Blacks utility back.

Play-by-play: Argentina v All Blacks

Experienced hooker Dane Coles is determined not to be part of the first All Blacks team to lose to Argentina.

The All Blacks v Argentina, a play-at-a-time, at José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires.

Recap: All Blacks v Pumas

Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini, right, tackles All Blacks' flanker Sam Cane.

All Blacks hold on for victory in a scrappy Rugby Championship opener in Argentina.

Meet NZ rugby's quiet pioneer

Otago Rugby Union chairwoman Rowena Davenport's children Oscar and Millie hold aloft the Ranfurly Shield.

Rowena Davenport shattered the glass ceiling to become the first woman to chair a major NZ rugby union.

Otago hope for 15k Shield crowd

Otago's Michael Collins celebrate with the Ranfurly Shield after taking it from Waikato last October.

Otago want a crowd of up to 15,000 for Southland game but there is no silver bullet for provincial rugby's challenges.

Henry issues stark warning

Sir Graham Henry has been a huge supporter of weight restricted rugby for a number of years, and says it's time NZR ...

Rugby is in danger of becoming like American football where you either play professionally or not at all, says master coach.

Māori get revenge on Fiji

Bryn Hall almost set up a wonder try for New Zealand Māori, who claimed a revenge win over Fiji.

After a surprise defeat last weekend, NZ Māori fare better in Rotorua.

Recap: NZ Māori v Fiji

Maori All Blacks's Whetukamokamo Douglas. Maori All Blacks v Fiji Rugby International,  International Stadium, Rotorua, ...

Māori All Blacks dish out revenge in Rotorua to share two-match series with Fiji.

Boks bigger than Bledisloe

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen looks dejected after the surprise 36-34 loss to South Africa last year.

OPINION: The All Blacks must not allow the Springboks to beat them again in Wellington or else the seeds of doubt will be planted.

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Barrett's move is about leadership

Beauden Barrett won't tolerate the mistakes that have become synonymous with Blues rugby.

OPINION: The true appeal of the All Blacks No 10 is his willingness to pull team-mates into line, writes Paul Cully.

12 questions for future All Blacks

OPINION: A recent study advises All Black selectors to look for moral values. I have the screening test.

What is a name worth?

All Blacks might not suit Razor

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Veteran hails Boks depth

Competition for places has never been tougher, but Springboks coach warns they have to be better to beat the All Blacks.

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Play-by-play: Argentina v All Blacks

Experienced hooker Dane Coles is determined not to be part of the first All Blacks team to lose to Argentina.

The All Blacks v Argentina, a play-at-a-time, at José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires.

Recap: All Blacks v Pumas

Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini, right, tackles All Blacks' flanker Sam Cane.

All Blacks hold on for victory in a scrappy Rugby Championship opener in Argentina.

Recap: NZ Māori v Fiji

Maori All Blacks's Whetukamokamo Douglas. Maori All Blacks v Fiji Rugby International,  International Stadium, Rotorua, ...

Māori All Blacks dish out revenge in Rotorua to share two-match series with Fiji.

Boks bigger than Bledisloe

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen looks dejected after the surprise 36-34 loss to South Africa last year.

OPINION: The All Blacks must not allow the Springboks to beat them again in Wellington or else the seeds of doubt will be planted.

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Black Ferns win Super Series

Black Ferns wing Renee Wickliffe scored two first half tries against England in San Diego.

Black Ferns overcome two yellow cards to topple England in Super Series decider in San Diego.

Recap: Black Ferns v England

Black Ferns wing Renee Wickliffe scored two first half tries in a a 28-13 win over England in San Diego.

World champions New Zealand beat England in tournament decider in San Diego.

Skipper returns for Black Ferns

Les Elder is back to lead the Black Ferns in their series decider against England in San Diego.

Captain Les Elder back for England clash which will decide Super Series.

Bubble burst: Women's rugby

Kelly Brazier tries to evade the tackle of Gabrielle Vernier during the Black Ferns' match against France in Chula ...

Black Ferns star Kelly Brazier has slotted back into the Black Ferns with no fuss.

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Why Wallabies are dark horses

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika will watch his team play their first game of 2019 in South Africa this weekend.

That's the not-so-subtle message from Michael Cheika and Rassie Erasmus in this Rugby World Cup year.

Newbies impress captain Cane

Sam Cane will play his first All Blacks test in Argentina since breaking his neck last year.

Back in black after broken neck, new ABs make an impression on stand-in skip as they steel for Argentina.

ABs begin RWC build-up

NELSON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 08:  Anton Lienert-Brown of the All Blacks makes a tackle during The Rugby Championship ...

Winning the Rugby Championship isn't a priority, but every minute counts with only five tests to prepare.

Cheika could stay with Cup win

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he will have earned the right to stay on if they win the World Cup.

Dave Rennie might not be the next Wallabies coach if they win the World Cup.

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Play-by-play: Argentina v All Blacks

Experienced hooker Dane Coles is determined not to be part of the first All Blacks team to lose to Argentina.

The All Blacks v Argentina, a play-at-a-time, at José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires.

Recap: All Blacks v Pumas

Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini, right, tackles All Blacks' flanker Sam Cane.

All Blacks hold on for victory in a scrappy Rugby Championship opener in Argentina.

Māori get revenge on Fiji

Bryn Hall almost set up a wonder try for New Zealand Māori, who claimed a revenge win over Fiji.

After a surprise defeat last weekend, NZ Māori fare better in Rotorua.

Recap: NZ Māori v Fiji

Maori All Blacks's Whetukamokamo Douglas. Maori All Blacks v Fiji Rugby International,  International Stadium, Rotorua, ...

Māori All Blacks dish out revenge in Rotorua to share two-match series with Fiji.

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Jordie to stick with Canes video

Hurricanes utility Jordie Barrett looks set to stick with the team he's played for since 2017.

Beauden is gone, but brother Jordie Barrett looks set to rebuff multiple Kiwi franchises and remain loyal to the Hurricanes.

Crusaders the only solution

A dejected NZ captain Kane Williamson after the World Cup final.

OPINION: If you want to avoid constant sporting sadness, jump upon the Crusaders bandwagon.

Matson sticks with Chiefs

Tabai Matson worked under Colin Cooper at the Chiefs as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 seasons and will return to ...

Tabai Matson confirms he will assist incoming coach Warren Gatland in 2020.

Waratahs poach NRL player

Parramatta Eels forward Tepai Moeroa will become a midfield back in the Waratahs' Super Rugby squad.

New recruit 'wants to bring the Bledisloe Cup back where it belongs'.

provincial

Meet NZ rugby's quiet pioneer

Otago Rugby Union chairwoman Rowena Davenport's children Oscar and Millie hold aloft the Ranfurly Shield.

Rowena Davenport shattered the glass ceiling to become the first woman to chair a major NZ rugby union.

Otago hope for 15k Shield crowd

Otago's Michael Collins celebrate with the Ranfurly Shield after taking it from Waikato last October.

Otago want a crowd of up to 15,000 for Southland game but there is no silver bullet for provincial rugby's challenges.

Guildford could quit pro rugby

Zac Guildford will captain Fraser Tech in Saturday's Waikato club rugby final against Hautapu.

Waikato say no to Zac Guildford but former All Black is happy in Hamilton after struggling in France.

First woman Ranfurly Shield ref

Rebecca Mahoney will control next week's Ranfurly Shield match between Otago and North Otago.

Ground-breaking ref tackles sheep before historic Log of Wood appointment.

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Black Ferns win title despite USA loss

Ruby Tui scored a try but it wasn't enough for the New Zealand team in the final of the Biarritz Sevens.

Sarah Hirini and her team claimed another world series but couldn't quite finish their season in style in France.

NZ romp into quarterfinals

New Zealand skipper Sarah Hirini said her side still had a few things to work on. (FILE PHOTO)

The world series leaders were untroubled in making the last eight.

Fiji champions, Kiwis runnerup

Jerry Tuwai and the Fiji sevens side notched the Paris Sevens title to clinch a fourth world series crown.

Fourth championship world sevens series title to Fijians as they cruise past New Zealand in French final.

Sevens star Kayla Ahki speaks out

Kayla McAlister on the run against the US.

'There was nothing in our contracts in terms of pregnancy. I wanted to sort it for other girls', sevens star says.

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