All Black legend Meads dies at 81

/ Aug 20, 2017

All Black legend Meads dies at 81

Colin Meads, a famously tough All Blacks lock hailed New Zealand's greatest rugby player of the twentieth century, has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 81. Verna Meads said her husband had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last August. Meads played 55 ...

Lions ready to throw everything at All Blacks

/ Jun 30, 2017

Lions ready to throw everything at All Blacks

The British and Irish Lions go into Saturday's all-or-nothing second test against New Zealand knowing they must win the tactical battle as well as the physical clashes to upset the world champions and keep the series alive. Already one down in the three-test series, defeat ...

/ May 17, 2017

All Blacks to tour Japan in November 2018

Japan will play the two-time defending Rugby World Cup champions All Blacks in a November test match next year, the two unions announced jointly on Wednesday. The announcement was made with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in attendance. English had said he is keen ...

/ Feb 7, 2017

Arrest made in bugging of All Blacks' hotel

Australian police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with public mischief after an investigation into the discovery of a listening device at the All Blacks hotel in Sydney ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies last year. The world champions notified police ...

/ Jan 18, 2017

All Blacks lose Cruden to French club

All Blacks flyhalf Aaron Cruden will leave New Zealand at the end of this year's Super Rugby season after signing a three-year contract with French side Montpellier. The 28-year-old, who made the announcement on the Waikato Chiefs' Facebook page on Wednesday, will still be eligible ...

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

/ Nov 6, 2016

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Ireland stunned New Zealand 40-29 on Saturday to claim a historic first-ever win over the All Blacks and end the world champions' record 18-match winning streak. In a breathtaking upset, Ireland outscored New Zealand five tries to four to seal its first win over ...

All Blacks set mark in win

/ Oct 22, 2016

All Blacks set mark in win

Julian Savea's stunning late try double ended Australian resistance as the All Blacks claimed a world-record 18th consecutive victory with a crushing 37-10 win Saturday. It was hardly vintage All Blacks and the tense game at Eden Park wasn't settled until Savea's game-breaking effort in ...

All Blacks deliver clinic in rout of Springboks

/ Oct 9, 2016

All Blacks deliver clinic in rout of Springboks

New Zealand swept aside the Aaron Smith scandal, and South Africa, to equal the top-tier record for consecutive test victories with a 57-15 hammering of its old rival in the final round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. The masterful All Blacks scored a record ...

/ Sep 28, 2016

New Zealand rugby boss comes under fire

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) boss Steve Tew faced calls to resign Wednesday over off-field scandals that have damaged the sport's reputation in the rugby-mad home of the All Blacks. Pundits turned on Tew after an embarrassing U-turn over a teenage star who escaped conviction for ...