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Veterans back on All Black radar

The drums are beating for two discarded All Blacks to be recalled as the world's No.1 side remains bugged by a dearth of talent at scrumhalf.

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Retallick up for another award

New Zealand lock and World Rugby Player of the Year, Brodie Retallick, has been nominated for the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year award.

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Old boy McCaw still has plenty left

Almost 10 years to the day since taking over the All Blacks captain's armband, Richie McCaw was key to a resounding victory over Wales.
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Hansen eyes retaining WC

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has clearly marked his team's challenge - winning an unprecedented back-to-back World Cup in 2015.

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Retallick claims top honours

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year 2014 by an independent panel.

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All Blacks win with brutal last quarter

REPORT: New Zealand, scoring four tries in a brutal final quarter, beat Wales 34-16 in Cardiff on Saturday to cement their No.1 ranking.

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Player ratings: Digging deep

New Zealand put in a massive second half effort to overcome a plucky Welsh side 36-16 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

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Hansen: McCaw not a natural athlete

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen's withering first take on a teenage Richie McCaw was that he was "not a natural athlete".

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Preview: Wales v New Zealand

Wales are hopefully heading for a crescendo when they host "red-letter" World Cup champions New Zealand on Saturday.

Barrett ready to call the shots

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said that he has every confidence in Beauden Barrett's ability to dictate matters at the Millenium Stadium.

All Blacks support #SamoaUnited

Senior All Blacks publicly backed Samoa's players over a dispute with the SRU and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Milestones for McCaw and Mealamu

Richie McCaw will become the first player to captain the All Blacks in 100 Tests when he leads New Zealand against Wales on Saturday.

Welsh boss Gatland 'proudly' a Kiwi

Native New Zealander turned Wales coach Warren Gatland said no-one would be prouder if his side ended their 61-year losing streak against the All Blacks.

Davies back to face All Blacks

Wales have named an experienced side to face New Zealand on Saturday with Jonathan Davies the only personnel change to the team that lost against Australia.

Sonny Bill: I missed the All Blacks

Sonny Bill Williams has a reputation as a serial code-hopper, who also dabbles in boxing. However, it appears his first love remains the All Blacks.

'Exceptional' Savea the benchmark

INTERVIEW: Wales's George North is in no doubt of the challenge posed by New Zealand's "exceptional" Julian Savea this weekend.

Vito and Bird fly home

New Zealand will be without forward Victor Vito for the final match of their Northern Hemisphere tour after he returned home through injury.

Gatland disappointed with victory

Wales' narrow 17-13 victory over Fiji on Saturday was "disappointing and frustrating", according to coach Warren Gatland.