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Last month
August 2023
Smith: All Blacks have 'taken some massive steps from 2022'
New Zealand came back from 17-3 down to edge Australia 23-20 on Saturday.
This year
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett to return to Japan alongside Aaron Smith
The duo have signed to play for Japanese side Toyota Verblitz after the World Cup.
Last year
Smith to leapfrog Carter as most capped All Blacks back against Wales
Smith is one of a number of older heads to return to the team following a laboured 38-31 victory over Japan in Tokyo.
Analysis: Aaron Smith's passing masterclass picks Ireland apart
Murray Kinsella breaks down Saturday’s performance by the best passer in world rugby.
Reds end Brumbies win streak, Crusaders keep up pressure
The Reds’ convincing 21-7 win in Brisbane drew them level with the Brumbies at the top of the 12-team table.
World Rugby says recent hurdling try should have been a penalty
The Rugby Committee was far less definitive on Jonny May’s try against Italy last year.
All time
New Zealand's Aaron Smith out of Rugby Championship, could miss northern hemisphere tour
The All Blacks play Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on 13 November.
Highlanders heartbreak as Smith comes up inches short in last-second dive for bonus point
Without a bonus point, the unbeaten Highlanders slipped to fourth place with two rounds to play.
'Challenge it' - Kiwi rugby getting to grips with new captain's referral system
There were referrals in both Super Rugby Aotearoa games last weekend.
Aaron Smith commits future to New Zealand and signs two-year deal with Highlanders
30-year-old Smith made his All Blacks debut in 2012.
Analysis: Leavy's try for Leinster continues a clever trend around the fringes
We’ve seen a similar tactic from Exeter, the All Blacks and Ireland, among others, in recent times.
Analysis: Aaron Smith and Morgan Parra find creative scrum-half solutions
Both nines have produced triple skip passes to cut defences apart in recent weeks.
'Back to normal': Aaron Smith in line for All Black return against Ireland
Locks may be thin on the ground for New Zealand, but they can welcome back two world class operators this week.
All Black scrum-half suspended after 'entering airport toilet cubicle with female'
New Zealand will be without Aaron Smith when they meet South Africa this weekend.
It's not all magic in Super Rugby, but awesome Aaron Smith proves he's still the best around
The All Black scrum-half was in devastating form against the Crusaders yesterday.
The42's international rugby dream team for 2015
Unfortunately no Irishmen make the cut.
We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final
We pick our ultimate XV from this year’s World Cup final.
2011 has little bearing for Milner-Skudder and the latest breed of All Blacks
Many of the current World Cup squad watched the 2011 victory on television.
Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say
Our World Cup columnist looks at the All Blacks’ brilliant scrum-half, Aaron Smith.
Aaron Smith snapping at the chance to 'mark himself' against France's Parra
The All Black scrum-half has taken time to enjoy the view on his way to the top.
5 backs who will set the Rugby World Cup alight
You’ve met the world’s best forwards, now put your shades on to meet the flash fellas.
To me, to you! This stunning try helped the Highlanders into the Super Rugby semi final
Waisake Naholo and Aaron Smith combine for a stunning try.
Smith and Barrett among six All Blacks off post-RWC transfer market
The NZRU has announced a raft of new contracts for international players.
Ben Smith goes from sublime to ridiculous and straight back to sublime
The fullback was one of several New Zealand internationals to star in the Highlanders win over Chiefs.
Aaron Smith underlines the importance of intelligent support play
The New Zealand scrum-half scored two tries against England due to his work off the ball.
Folau, le Roux and Smith among the stars of the summer Tests
We’ve picked out five players who impressed in the international fixtures over the past month.
Conor Murray has emerged as a leader in the Irish team - Justin Marshall
The Munster scrum-half has excelled in the green jersey since crashing over for a try against New Zealand last year.
Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks
No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.