Recap: Wallabies v All Blacks

Ryan Crotty and Beauden Barrett will be desperate to ensure the Bledisloe Cup remains in New Zealand hands.

All Blacks run away with a comfortable win in first Bledisloe test against Australia.

Faamausili grabs hat-trick video

Black Ferns skipper Fiao'o Faamausili was on fire against the Wallaroos in Sydney with a hat-trick of tries.

Black Ferns captain sets the tone in a convincing victory over the Wallaroos in Sydney.

Ieremia banks Auckland win video

Salesi Rayasi had a debut for Auckland he'll never forget, scoring in the 10th minute against Counties Manukau.

The new era of Auckland rugby has started with a victory over Counties Manukau

BOP end 12-year drought

Fullback Chase Tiatia was to the fore as Bay of Plenty defeated Taranaki in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup in Rotorua.

Steamers tame the Bulls for a big upset win and first since 2006 against Taranaki.

Turbos down Mooloos late video

Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzled the home crowd with every step in Manawatū's victory over Waikato.

All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder dazzles in Palmy as Manawatū open their season with a narrow win.

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Sharks 28-16 victory over Cowboys

John Asiata of the Cowboys is tackled by Paul Gallen and James Segeyaro of the Sharks.

Andrew Fifita says his animated post-try spray was directed at Sharks assistant Jim Dymock, not head coach Shane Flanagan.

All Blacks romp home

Jack Goodhue marked a strong display for the All Blacks with a try in their victory over the Wallabies in Sydney.

New Zealand unleashed a second-half masterclass to run away with Bledisloe I in Sydney.

How the All Blacks rated video

In his first test in almost a year, Brodie Retallick was simply brilliant for the All Blacks in their win over the Wallabies.

OPINION: Here's how we rated the All Blacks against the Wallabies in Bledisloe I.

Play-by-play: Wallabies v All Blacks

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale looms as one of the hosts' biggest threats in the first Bledisloe test in Sydney.

The All Blacks' clash with the Wallabies a play-at-a-time at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

Recap: Bay of Plenty v Taranaki

Nathan Harris runs the ball for Bay of Plenty in last season's Mitre 10 Cup against Wellington in Tauranga.

The Steamers go head to head with the Bulls at Rotorua International Stadium.

Recap: Wallaroos v Black Ferns

Black Fern Stacey Waaka carries the ball into contact against the Wallaroos in Sydney.

Black Ferns set the tone in Sydney with an emphatic win over the Wallaroos.

Hear Kieran Read reading video

All Blacks' skipper Kieran Read has a new side-project, reading stories.

The All Blacks' skipper has some new, young fans... thanks to his bed time story reading abilities.

Recap: Auckland v Counties

Harry Plummer on the run for Auckland.

Auckland host local rivals the Steelers in their Mitre 10 Cup opener at Eden Park.

Recap: Manawatū v Waikato

Newton Tudreu scores a try for the Manawatū Turbos against Counties Manakau in last season's competition.

The Turbos take on the Mooloos at at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North.

Tongan Thor ruled out video

Taniela Tupou has suffered a hamstring strain on the eve of the Bledisloe opener in Sydney.

Major blow for Wallabies ahead of Bledisloe I in Sydney on Saturday night.

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How the Wallabies can win video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is going to  need his team to score plenty of points if he wants to be laughing after ...

OPINION: The Wallabies need to be aiming for 30 points. If they get that, they'll probably win, writes Paul Cully.

Beware the closet ABs fan video

The question for Australian fans on Saturday night is, what to do about the closet All Blacks fan?

The Keith Murdoch affair in 2018 video

Hansen has his favourites stuff nation

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All Blacks romp home

New Zealand unleashed a second-half masterclass to run away with Bledisloe I in Sydney.

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Hear Kieran Read reading video

All Blacks' skipper Kieran Read has a new side-project, reading stories.

The All Blacks' skipper has some new, young fans... thanks to his bed time story reading abilities.

Foley, Beale will attack ABs video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, left, has given playmakers Kurtley Beale and Bernard Foley a ringing endorsement.

Wallabies coach says his two influential playmakers won't be taking a backward step in Bledisloe blockbuster.

Read had doubts about ABs return video

All Blacks captain Kieran Read: '"I am 100 per cent now in terms of running out and playing the game."

Thoughts of All Blacks skipper's future "floated around" as his back issues reached a critical point.

Wallabies in search of balance video

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper leads the way during the captain's run at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Friday.

Michael Hooper knows too well what can go wrong if Australia overcook things against the All Blacks on Saturday.

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Tongan Thor ruled out video

Taniela Tupou has suffered a hamstring strain on the eve of the Bledisloe opener in Sydney.

Major blow for Wallabies ahead of Bledisloe I in Sydney on Saturday night.

Foley, Beale will attack ABs video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, left, has given playmakers Kurtley Beale and Bernard Foley a ringing endorsement.

Wallabies coach says his two influential playmakers won't be taking a backward step in Bledisloe blockbuster.

Wallabies in search of balance video

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper leads the way during the captain's run at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Friday.

Michael Hooper knows too well what can go wrong if Australia overcook things against the All Blacks on Saturday.

New look, old Retallick video

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All Blacks lock rapt to be back in black and tackling the old foes in the Bledisloe.

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Recap: Auckland v Counties

Harry Plummer on the run for Auckland.

Auckland host local rivals the Steelers in their Mitre 10 Cup opener at Eden Park.

Recap: Manawatū v Waikato

Newton Tudreu scores a try for the Manawatū Turbos against Counties Manakau in last season's competition.

The Turbos take on the Mooloos at at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North.

Tasman outclass Canterbury video

BLENHEIM, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 17:Will Jordan of Tasman goes up for the Hugh ball during the round one Mitre 10 Cup ...

Tasman Mako upset reigning champions Canterbury in Blenheim to kickoff their season.

Recap: Tasman v Canterbury

Mako player Jack Grooby during their Mitre 10 Cup game Tasman v Canterbury. Lansdowne Park, Blenheim, New Zealand. ...

Tasman hold off late Canterbury fightback to win 25-17 and avenge defeat in last year's Mitre 10 Cup final.

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Sevens captains sign for Olympics

New Zealand sevens captains Tim Mikkelson and Scott Curry pose with the Melrose Cup after winning the 2018 World Cup ...

Dual skippers have "grown as leaders", says sevens coach Clark Laidlaw.

Woodman using profile for good

Portia Woodman is world rugby's ninth most influential figure.

Portia Woodman is happy to use her profile as positive influence in world of women's rugby.

Williams an inspiration to all video

Niall Williams holds the Rugby World Cup Sevens trophy aloft in San Francisco after beating France in the final.

Niall Williams is quite literally the mother figure in the Black Ferns Sevens squad – and someone they all look up to.

Samoa sevens player arrested

Gordon Langkilde was arrested for his connection to an off-field altercation following Samoa's loss to Wales.

Assault charge laid over World Cup player tunnel fight that left Welsh players with facial injuries.

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When Proctor speaks Lions listen

New Wellington captain Matt Proctor has laughed off the suggestion he's the best centre in New Zealand.

Talking is at the heart of what makes Matt Proctor the "best defensive centre'' in the country.

Whetu: I didn't want to leave video

Loose forward Whetu Douglas is contracted to the Crusaders until the end of the 2020 season.

Whetu Douglas had barely left New Zealand for Italy and he'd begun plotting his return to Christchurch.

Fifita in No 6 if he's worthy video

Unwanted by the All Blacks, Vaea Fifita will wear the No 6 jersey for Wellington on Sunday to try and prove a point.

If Vaea Fifita wants the Hurricanes' No 6 jumper, he'll have to earn it, coach John Plumtree says.

Former Waratah joins Blues

Daniel Halangahu spent time playing for North Harbour before moving into coaching with the province.

Daniel Halangahu will join Tom Coventry in going from North Harbour to the Blues.

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