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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.

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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.

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All Blacks support #SamoaUnited

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Scotland learn from the best

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter insists his men will learn valuable lessons from their brave defeat to New Zealand.

Carter critical of his own performance

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter was unimpressed by his scratchy return in the No.10 shirt against Scotland.

Hansen: It was a perfect game

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen had no regrets about risking defeat against Scotland by fielding an experimental young side at Murrayfield.

Player ratings: A win is a win

OPINION: New Zealand won, not convincingly, but it is still a win. Maybe the final scoreline, 24-16, at Murrayfield flattered them.

Player ratings: Heartbreak again

OPINION: Scotland once again came close, but ultimately still came up short. They lost 16-24 to New Zealand at Murrayfield on Saturday.