New Zealand


Carter officially a 'million-dollar baby'

NEWS: All Black great Dan Carter will become the world's highest paid player when he leaves New Zealand after next year's World Cup.

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World Cup is All Blacks' to lose

New Zealand head into World Cup year as stand-out favourites to defend their title after dominating 2014 to remain on top of the global game.

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Hansen: Coaches should last the WC

Steve Hansen believes the All Blacks coaches should be contracted in four-year year blocks over the World Cups.
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World Cup no worry for Hansen

Steve Hansen has been reappointed as All Blacks coach to the end of 2017, regardless of results at next year's World Cup.

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Million Pound Carter?

Racing Metro are reportedly winning the race to sign All Black Dan Carter in a deal that is tipped to make him the highest paid player in the game.

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ABs back at Ellis Park...for now

The Springboks will face the All Blacks at Ellis Park again next year, but the fixture will move around from 2016 on.

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Retallick best in the world... and NZ

All Black Brodie Retallick has backed up his World Rugby International Player of the Year award by being named the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year.
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All Blacks need Hansen after RWC

Convincing Steve Hansen to extend his contract after the World Cup would ensure the All Blacks aren't exposed by the exit of their experienced players.

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SBW v Burgess in the backs

Sonny Bill Williams is backing Sam Burgess to succeed in Union and and would like to face off against him in the backline at the highest level.

All Blacks are still the yardstick

New Zealand remained the team to beat less than a year out from the World Cup in England after another successful November campaign.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Retallick claims top honours

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

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.

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.

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".