All Blacks

SBW a 'massive fan' of Zidane

Zinedine Zidane and Sonny Bill Williams have both seen red in big games.

All Black who saw red for his shoulder says man who saw red for his head is his footballing hero.

Jordie's got a weak foot? Nah

This is how you do it older brother...

Younger Barrett shows his older brother how its done, nailing sideline conversion with his left foot.

ABs front row, lock it in video

Codie Taylor, pictured celebrating his try against the British and Irish Lions in the first test in Auckland, made his ...

Codie Taylor, the final piece of NZ Rugby's World Cup front row puzzle, poised to sign through to 2019.

How SBW gets back for Bledisloe

Sonny Bill Williams should be available for the All Blacks for their first Bledisloe Cup match against Australia.

He's banned for four games, but Steve Hansen thinks club and pre-season games count.

Stick with SBW - for now

Sonny Bill Williams breaks a tackle in the first test against the British and Irish Lions.

OPINION: Despite that red card SBW's underlying form was improving, writes Paul Cully.

Bandaged Bender backed

Highlanders fullback Ben Smith has endured an injury riddled season.

Highlanders support sabbatical for Ben Smith as they welcome him back to fold for Super playoffs.

Crotty's lightbulb fended France

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen should be pleased that midfielder Ryan Crotty (right) has opted to re-sign with NZ Rugby ...

When Ryan Crotty's mate urged him to take the French cash, he found himself arguing back.

Ben Smith's win for rugby cattle

Ben Smith is set to take a well deserved few months away from the rigours of international rugby.

OPINION: Giving a well-rested Ben Smith even more time off might seem odd, but it's a big win in a vast war.

Would-be streaker dodges conviction

A pitch invader is subdued by security during the match between the Hurricanes and British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium.

A rugby fan's moment of drunken stupidity has left him with a badly injured ankle, but no criminal conviction.

Rugby sabbaticals important

All Blacks fullback/wing Ben Smith has played 62 tests since his debut against Italy in 2009.

NZ Rugby Players Association boss Rob Nichol says rugby can be at the highest level is "really intense".

Sabbaticals helped ABs win World Cup

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter helped the All Blacks win the World Cup in 2015 after both took rugby sabbaticals.

If Ben Smith's sabbatical is as successful as Richie McCaw's and Dan Carter's, All Blacks fans should be happy.

Ben Smith's All Blacks sabbatical

Ben Smith has been absent from top rugby since leaving the field during the first test against the British and Irish Lions.

The All Black will take a break and miss the final eight tests of the year, according to reports.

Hansen's warning to rivals

Steve Hansen shakes hands with Warren Gatland after the third test at Eden Park.

All Blacks coach confident lessons have been learnt - and even needed - from drawn Lions series.

NMS, Laulala next in line

Hurricanes wing Nehe Milner-Skudder in action for NZ Maori against the Lions.

All Black jerseys to play for as Hurricanes and Chiefs stars restart their Super Rugby campaigns.

Sopoaga's time is now

Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga.

After earning just seven test caps in two years, things could be about to change for the All Blacks' back-up No 10.

The fallout continues

Parallels have been drawn between the final test match between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions parallels and ...

OPINION: Last Saturday's test score has drawn the wrath of experts and critics alike.

Lions hooker - Ref got it right

Hooker Ken Owens led the British and Irish Lions against the Blues.

Lions hooker at the centre of the now infamous accidental offside call cheekily describes it as a tour highlight.

ABs' aura of invincibility gone

All Blacks captain Kieran Read and Lions captain Sam Warburton share a moment late in the third test at Eden Park.

OPINION: The All Blacks might have passed high noon as Lions show the way, writes Peter FitzSimons.

Farewells for Faumuina, Luatua

Charlie Faumuina will make his final appearance for the Blues in Tokyo before joining up with Toulouse in France.

Blues coach Tana Umaga sends out his best possible starting XV to bring the curtain down on the Super Rugby season.

Who deserved to win?

The imperialists are desperate to finish off the colonials at any cost, writes Peter Lampp. Pictured, All Black captain ...

OPINION: The Lions are desperate to finish off the All Blacks at any cost.

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