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World Champion Black Ferns to be celebrated

Black Ferns’ fans, friends and families will celebrate the team and their 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup success with a special event in Auckland next week – with more events in the works for other regions. 

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Lions coaches got it wrong - O'Brien

Outstanding British & Irish Lions loose forward Sean O'Brien believes coach Warren Gatland got it wrong on their tour of New Zealand and the Lions should have won the series.
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Stags steamrolled in Rotorua

Southland’s season of pain continued with a 57-0 trouncing at the hands of the Bay of Plenty Steamers in Rotorua.
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All Blacks asking questions of world game

The All Blacks' 57-0 success over South Africa at the weekend sent 'a shiver down every traditional rugby spine from Bloemfontein to Buenos Aires'.
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All Blacks brace for SA backlash

Not even the record-breaking achievements for the All Blacks against South Africa could dent the New Zealand rugby mantra of constantly seeking improvement, and that would be the driving motivation heading into two tough weeks overseas.
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All Blacks are 'rugby's Barcelona, with muscle'

Former England and British & Irish Lions five-eighths Stuart Barnes said the All Blacks' record-breaking 57-0 Investec Rugby Championship win over South Africa was 'irresistible' in his Sunday Times column.
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Familiar faces return to All Blacks squad

Three familiar faces are to return to the All Blacks while a group of senior players will miss the Argentinian leg of the Investec Rugby Championship as the All Blacks management looks to manage the squad across a demanding playing and international travel schedule at the back end of the 2017 season.
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Halfback ignited potent All Blacks scoring fuse

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith's ability to lift his side at the right moments was evident again when his key play set the eight-try 57-0 victory over South Africa in motion at Albany on Saturday.
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Departing Smith gifted the perfect memento

Retiring All Blacks defence coach Wayne Smith said he experienced 'surreal' feelings around his pending departure from the side as his last Test at home produced an almost dreamlike effort to beat South Africa 57-0 at Albany on Saturday.
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Wellington pile the pain on Canterbury

Wellington has ended Canterbury’s unbeaten run in the Mitre 10 Cup, mauling the defending Premiership champions 60-14 at Westpac Stadium.

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