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Carter driven by deep desire

Dan Carter has unfinished business at the World Cup.

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All Blacks can make RWC history

Head coach Steve Hansen says the All Blacks are determined to figure out why no team has defended the World Cup before they put their title on the line at next year's tournament.

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Betting ban for Kiwi players

The NZRU launched an anti-corruption drive, demanding that top-level players sign a pledge to keep the game clean.

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Stroke caused Weepu's headaches

All Black scrumhalf Piri Weepu has suffered a minor stroke and will be sidelined for at least four weeks.

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Pill-popping All Blacks in spotlight

New Zealand officials admitted two prominent All Blacks abused prescription sleeping pills during the 2011 World Cup.

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All Blacks skipper passes on

Former All Blacks captain Frank Oliver has died at the age of 65, his old provincial club Manawatu said on Tuesday, describing him as "a truly great rugby man".

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Danny doesn't Care for Kiwis

Danny Care believes England can topple the All Blacks on their home turf in the mid-year Test series and win the World Cup on English soil next year.

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England now eye All Black scalp

England coach Stuart Lancaster expressed confidence and pride in a side who will next face the formidable challenge of a three-Test series in New Zealand.

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Fitzpatrick backs All Blacks for RWC

Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick has opened up about New Zealand's chances of retaining the Rugby World Cup in England next year.

Carlos now truly a King

All Black Carlos Spencer has been tasked to guide the Eastern Province Kings in their return to the Currie Cup competition.

Dagg, Jane eye Lions series

Cory Jane and Israel Dagg have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until 2017 - the same year the British and Irish Lions will tour New Zealand.

All Blacks clean up at NZ Awards

The All Blacks were named Team of the Year at New Zealand’s sports awards ceremony, the Halberg Awards, at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Thursday.

Lancaster eyes All Black scalp

England coach Stuart Lancaster is now eagerly looking forward to his side's opening Test against the All Blacks in June.

Taupo to host NZ U19 tournament

New Zealand Rugby have confirmed an inaugural 2014 National Under-19 Tournament would be held in Taupo in September.

The Iceman cometh

Cardiff Blues confirmed the signing of Samoa international centre Isaia Tuifua.

Kiwi exodus continues

Jackson Willison is the latest player to ink a lucrative contract with an overseas club, signing a two-year deal with Top 14 French outfit Grenoble.

Hansen hooked on shortcomings

All Black coach Steve Hansen has few shortcomings in his team, with finding a long-term replacement at hooker top of his priorities in 2014.

Guilford joins French exodus

All Black wing Zac Guildford has signed a three-year contract with French club Clermont Auvergne.