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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ma'a Nonu scores in 100th All Blacks Test as second half rout sees off Tonga

New Zealand beat Tonga 47-9 to claim top spot in Pool C and set up a quarter final meeting with either France or Ireland, to be decided tomorrow. The All Blacks weren't at their best though, and again showed signs of rustiness, due in part to an inspired effort from Tonga. MORE »

Friday, October 09, 2015

History repeats itself as All Blacks Haka and Tongan Sipi Tau get set to face off

The All Blacks and Tonga meet in today's only game of the RWC, the last match for each side in the pool stages. While Tonga's tournament is all but over, they will be sure to take it to their not too distant neighbours, particularly when it comes to the pre-match war dances. MORE »

Saturday, October 03, 2015

New Zealand win comfortably after error strewn performance against Georgia

The All Blacks were far from their usual high standards but still managed to beat Georgia 43-10 at the Millennium Stadium. Julian Savea scored a hat-trick as New Zealand scored seven tries to guarantee their place in the quarter finals. MORE »

Friday, September 25, 2015

Courageous Namibia downed comfortably by All Blacks at Olympic Park

Nehe Milner-Skudder and Julian Savea both scored twice as New Zealand notched up the highest score of the tournament so far, beating Namibia 58-14 at the Olympic Park. The All Blacks scored nine tries, but Namibia limited the damage by slowing down the contest. MORE »

Thursday, August 13, 2015

All Blacks and Wallabies make changes for Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland

Both the All Blacks and the Wallabies have named their teams for this weekend's Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland. New Zealand have made just three changes, while Australia have brought in Quade Cooper and Matt Tomua, despite winning last weekend. MORE »

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Nehe Milner-Skudder starts on the wing for All Blacks vs Wallabies

Hurricanes flyer Nehe Milner-Skudder will make his Test debut when the All Blacks take on the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship decider in Sydney on Saturday night. The 24-year-old hotstepper will make his debut on the right wing. MORE »

Monday, August 03, 2015

Ma'a Nonu tells jokes on the couch while confessing his love for chocolate

Ma'a Nonu has a fearsome reputation on the rugby field, known his physicality and eye for the gap in particular. You wouldn't want to cross his path, but off the field he's actually incredibly laid back and has a dry sense of humour that might surprise some. MORE »

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Flyhalf Lima Sopoaga set to make All Blacks Test debut against Springboks

The All Blacks have named Highlanders playmaker Lima Sopoaga as their starting flyhalf to take on the Springboks in Johannesburg this coming Saturday in the Rugby Championship. Along with Sopoaga, lock James Broadhurst will also make his Test debut. MORE »

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stats and facts as most experienced New Zealand side ever prepare for Argentina

New Zealand host Argentina tomorrow in the Rugby Championship opener, fielding the first starting Test team to ever have over 900 caps. They have played Argentina 20 times, and won 19, drawing once. Here's a look at a few more stats, and the coach's preparation. MORE »

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Flyer Waisake Naholo set to make Test debut for All Blacks vs Argentina

The All Blacks team to play Argentina in the Rugby Championship opener in Christchurch on Friday 17 July has been named, with exciting winger Waisake Naholo to make his Test debut, and another new All Black, hooker Codie Taylor, named on the reserves bench. MORE »

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Flying 18-year-old Rieko Ioane rapidly heading towards All Black stardom

There must be something in the water down in New Zealand. First "Tongan Thor" came out of the woodwork (but now plays his rugby in Australia), then another diamond prospect appeared, first emerging aged 17, and looks set to be fast tracked into international rugby. MORE »

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Two sets of brothers selected in Maori All Blacks team to play Fiji

The Maori All Blacks team to play Fiji in Suva on Saturday features two sets of brothers in the starting fifteen and nine new caps in total. Charlie Ngatai will captain the side, fresh from his All Blacks debut against Samoa yesterday. MORE »

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

All Blacks beat determined Samoa in historic first ever Test in Apia

The All Blacks were made to work hard for a 25-16 victory over Samoa in the first ever Test between the two sides in Apia earlier today. A late comeback gave the hosts a chance, but Dan Carter kept the world champions ahead with the boot. MORE »

Monday, July 06, 2015

All Blacks team to face Samoa in historic Test on Wednesday

The All Blacks team for the historic Test against Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday has been named, with George Moala to make his Test debut on the wing. A further three new All Blacks have been named on the reserves bench: prop Nepo Laulala, halfback Brad Weber and midfielder Charlie Ngatai. MORE »

Friday, July 03, 2015

A look at the new All Blacks Rugby World Cup 2015 Jersey

The All Blacks and adidas launched their new Rugby World Cup jersey earlier this week. Get a closer look at it and hear from coach Steve Hansen, as well as skipper Richie McCaw. MORE »

Monday, November 24, 2014

The All Blacks hitting the gym ahead of Wales match in Cardiff

A quick look at the All Blacks in training last week, ahead of their meeting with Wales. It's great to see the hard work that takes place in the lead up to a big match. Note that it appears to only be the Franks brothers doing the heavy lifting, while the others focus on core and bodyweight exercises. MORE »

Monday, August 25, 2014

All Blacks post match reaction after stunning Bledisloe Cup victory

New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw said that the yellow card he received vs the Wallabies in the second Bledisloe Cup Test was probably deserved., but he hated sitting in the naughty chair. See what he and the rest of the victorious AB's squad said in the changeroom post match. MORE »

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Beauden Barrett wins IRPA Try of the Year 2013 for try against France

New Zealand's brilliant try in their second Test win over France in June last year has been named the International Rugby Player's Association (IRPA) Try of the Year for 2013. Tryscorer Beauden Barrett becomes the first New Zealander to win the award. MORE »

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Jonah Lomu inducted into New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

Jonah Lomu was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night in Auckland. The Halberg Awards honour and celebrate New Zealand sporting excellence, and the All Blacks were also on hand to be named Team of the Year. MORE »

Monday, February 10, 2014

New Zealand beat South Africa to claim Wellington Sevens victory

New Zealand picked up their first win over South Africa in the HSBC Sevens World Series since 2012 when they put on a clinical display in front of their home crowd in Wellington on Saturday. The 21-0 victory sees them move back to the top of the table. MORE »

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