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New Zealand

Anscombe: 'Why I left NZ'

Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe said he switched allegiance from New Zealand to Wales after realising he had little hope of making the All Blacks.

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Wallabies to spoil All Black party?

REACTION: Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie made it clear Australia will not hand New Zealand the world record on a silver platter.

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B&I Lions should follow ABs lead

The British & Irish Lions are under pressure to follow the All Blacks' lead and play a test in the Pacific Islands.

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Former All Blacks captain passes

Kevin Skinner, a former All Blacks captain, has died at his home in Auckland aged 86.

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Tug-o'-war for Smith

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is hoping the future surrounding assistant coach Wayne Smith will become clearer as the All Blacks tussel with the franchise

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July date for NZ v Samoa

The Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has confirmed the All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday, July 8 next year.

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Cowan returns to New Zealand

Veteran All Black scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan will return to New Zealand after two seasons in the English Premiership.

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Ellis joins Japan exodus

All Blacks scrumhalf Andy Ellis has joined the growing exodus to Japan, after it was confirmed he will play for club the Kobelco Steelers.

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Who can live with NZ pace and power?

New Zealand remain the benchmark in international rugby, with their famed 'pace and power' simply too much for most teams.

No McCaw for Crusaders

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will miss the Crusaders' push for the Super Rugby play-offs after breaking a rib in the Test series against England.

Harsh lessons for England

England came in for scathing criticism from their coaches after failing to measure up to the intensity of the All Blacks in Hamilton on Saturday.

All Blacks set sights on history

The All Blacks will be out to claim the world record for consecutive Test victories outright when they face Australia in August.

Player ratings: No coming back

England fought hard in the second half, but there was no coming back after a devastating first half from the All Blacks in Hamilton on Saturday.

Player ratings: Blackout

The All Blacks equalled the record for consecutive Tier One Test victories by securing a series whitewash with a 36-13 victory over England in Hamilton.

England blackwashed

New Zealand equalled the world record for most consecutive Test wins when they smashed England 36-13 in Hamilton on Saturday.

No World Cup talks for All Blacks

New Zealand have banished any talk of the 2015 World Cup, as they look to complete a 3-0 Test series clean sweep of England.

Preview: New Zealand v England

New Zealand will be out to make it a 'blackwash' of England and tie the record of consecutive Test victories in Hamilton on Saturday.

What it takes to beat the All Blacks

Stuart Lancaster has spoken about what his team needs to do to beat the World Champions in their final Test in Hamilton.