Why ABs will win 2019 World Cup

Ian Foster, right, will take over from Steve Hansen after the All Blacks win the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

OPINION: All Blacks have a big year ahead - expect a RWC win and Ian Foster to take over as head coach.

Lads being lads no crime

Highly-rated India allrounder Hardik Pandya has been suspended and had his contract with Gillette terminated over his ...

OPINION: India cricket and Gillette need to stop sweating the small stuff, writes Mark Reason.

Eddie Jones - netball talisman video

England rugby coach Eddie  Jones watches intently as Australia edges the Silver Ferns in Sunday's netball test.

England coach turns his eye to another code.

Barrett's Gulf wedding

Beauden Barrett has tied the knot with his bride Hannah Laity at Hurakia Lodge on Rakino Island (composite file photo).

Beauden Barrett and his bride, 24-year-old Hannah Laity, have wed on Rakino Island.

Another AB heads north

Hurricanes prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen is cashing in on his All Blacks status to take his career to England.

Hurricanes hit hard as top prop signs with Wasps to join the World Cup year departure queue.

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Barrett's kicking revival video

All Blacks playmaker Beauden Barrett lines up a conversion in Argentina last year.

ANALYSIS: All Blacks playmaker is kicking at almost 90 per cent since loss to the Springboks in Wellington, writes Paul Cully.

Foster's ABs trump card

OPINION: Beauden Barrett's likely departure in 2020 amplifies the scale of change at the All Blacks, writes Paul Cully.

Super Rugby's best chance

Why the Six Nations is best video

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Eddie Jones - netball talisman

England coach turns his eye to another code.

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Black Ferns Sevens' newest faces

Jazmin Hotham was one of three new Black Ferns Sevens players named in the squad on Tuesday.

The Black Ferns Sevens' latest additions are fresh out of high school.

Why Kendra is NZ's best player

Black Ferns' Kendra Cocksedge has an all-round game that sets her apart from others in international rugby.

Kendra Cocksedge's team-mates reveal what drives NZ Rugby's player of the year.

Cocksedge wanted to be an AB video

Kendra Cocksedge holds the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year.

From barefoot rugby in Taranaki, to NZ Rugby's player of the year, Kendra Cocksedge gets things done.

Women's rugby revolution video

Kendra Cocksedge holds the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial player of the year award after making history on Thursday.

OPINION: Kendra Cocksedge winning NZR's top award shows the women's game's growing importance.

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Tat's OK, say Japan spas

Tattoos displayed publicly can cause offence or consternation in Japan.

Inked-up Rugby World Cup visitors may not have to cover up in public, after all.

Stop, Richie McCaw's speaking video

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw was in Timaru on Tuesday as part of his new role with Christchurch Helicopters.

You can all have your say on what's up with the All Blacks in a minute - it's Richie's turn.

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.

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Why were rugby accused sacked?

Responding to the sacking, Paddy Jackson said he was "deeply disappointed", adding: "I recognise that my behaviour has ...

Scott Kuggeleijn continues to play for the Black Caps but two Irish rugby players were sacked after a rape trial.

Tameifuna banned for 4 weeks video

Banned New Zealand prop Ben Tameifuna will miss a crucial month for his French club Racing 92.

French judiciary come down hard on 153kg Kiwi prop for dangerous tackle on 85kg opponent.

Beale in second leaked video

A second leaked video has emerged of Kurtley Beale, reportedly taken after the 2015 World Cup.

Wallabies star plays didgeridoo on vacuum cleaner hose in front of plate of white powder.

Gatland eyes Six Nations triumph

Warren Gatland says Wales' opening match away to France will be their toughest of the Six Nations.

The Kiwi wants a fourth Six Nations crown in his final year in charge of Wales.

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Super Rugby's talking points

Beauden Barrett is certain to be selected in the All Blacks' World Cup squad, but the selectors could possibly find room ...

Booze, drugs, red cards, reckless tackles and entertaining footy. Super Rugby is set to deliver plenty in 2019.

Hurricanes rue Proctor exit video

Matt Proctor will join former coach Chris Boyd at Northampton after this year's Super Rugby competition.

Super Rugby club farewell midfielder with a heavy heart as lack of All Blacks action sees him head overseas.

Aumua, Rayasi extend contracts

Hooker Asafo Aumua will stay with the Hurricanes until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Young guns to stay with Hurricanes and NZR until at least the end of 2021.

Blues 'have to do it better'

John Hart on the Blues: 'In the past there hasn't been a cohesion. We can help with that,'

Former All Blacks coach encouraged by major changes already under way at NZ's under-performing franchise.

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The great Aussie 7s brain fade

Alicia Quirk of Australia shows her emotion after losing the Commonwealth Games women's sevens final to New Zealand.

Locked at 12-12 and hot on attack, rookie's embarrassing mistake helped the NZ women win gold at the Commonwealth Games.

The Costa style: sevens shake-up

Rodrigo, left, Nico and Ignacio Costa are shaking up sevens rugby.

Three brothers are dazzling sevens rugby in New Zealand with a revolutionary style.

Tasman make sevens history

Sam Chamberlain celebrating Tasman's win in Tauranga.

First men's title for Tasman in Tauranga while Manawatū's women's team reign supreme at national sevens.

Sevens stars in the making

Mererangi Paul streaks away during the Red Bull Ignite7.

Sky give us a genuine taste of things to come, with Red Bull Ignite7 talent ID documentary.

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