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#All Blacks

# all-blacks - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Former Munster player appointed as new Hurricanes head coach

Jason Holland has been promoted to the main role with the Wellington-based club.

Former Ireland assistant coaches brought in to work under new All Blacks boss

John Plumtree and Greg Feek will work under new coach Ian Foster.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Foster named new All Blacks head coach

New Zealand appoint Ian Foster as he replaces Steve Hansen on a two-year deal.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'

Ex-All Blacks Justin Marshall wants to see rugby’s eligibility laws relaxed.

# all-blacks - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Ardie Savea to miss most of Super Rugby season following surgery

Savea injured his knee in the All Blacks’ World Cup defeat against England.

# all-blacks - Saturday 23 November, 2019

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Joe Schmidt 'hid away' after World Cup disappointment but praises 'incredible' Irish fans

The former Ireland head coach said the Fields of Athenry drowned out the haka at the New Zealand match last month.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Gatland: I turned down All Blacks job to honour commitment to Chiefs and Lions

The former Wales coach says he would consider the position if it came up again in the future.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Schmidt confirms he is out as All Blacks invite 26 to apply for head coach job

Jamie Joseph and Dave Rennie are on the list, with Warren Gatland also believed to be in contention.

# all-blacks - Friday 1 November, 2019

'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'

Some big names in the All Blacks set-up bid farewell in Tokyo this evening.

Gatland hopes incoming Pivac can keep Wales out of the 'doldrums'

The outgoing head coach hopes to see the Welsh winning Six Nations titles in years to come.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'They earn a sh*tload of money, so they're able to pay the fines'

The All Blacks insist they had no issues with England’s response to their haka last weekend.

All Blacks make seven changes as Gatland shakes up Wales team

Steve Hansen and his Welsh counterpart will coach their teams for the final time.

England fined for crossing halfway line in haka response to All Blacks

Kiwi boss Steve Hansen praised the English challenge to his team’s war dance.

Ireland became 'predictable' but Marshall keen to see Schmidt back in Kiwi rugby

The outgoing Ireland coach could add real value to the New Zealand rugby community.

# all-blacks - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat

The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.

With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?

New Zealand must appoint a new head coach and captain as the next era begins.

# all-blacks - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'It makes our lives easier with those two!' - Curry and Underhill shine again

The England flankers were superb as Eddie Jones’ side downed the All Blacks.

'Farrell was giving me a few winks' - England invite pressure with haka response

Eddie Jones’ side knew they would have to back up their pre-match actions.

Hansen invites journalist to 'spend some time outside' after 'disrespectful question'

The All Blacks boss admitted to having regrets about his big selection decision.

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand

Eddie Jones’ team were simply outstanding as they dethroned the All Blacks in Yokohama.

Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan

The back-to-back winners lost their first World Cup game since 2007.

# all-blacks - Thursday 24 October, 2019

England recall Ford at 10 for World Cup semi-final against All Blacks

Eddie Jones has gone back to the Ford-Farrell combination for Saturday’s clash.

# all-blacks - Monday 21 October, 2019

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

# all-blacks - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo

The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.

Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering

Needing to be cool and clinical, Ireland instead delivered their most un-Schmidt like showing.

# all-blacks - Saturday 19 October, 2019

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Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo

‘Maybe you put too much pressure on,’ said Ireland captain Rory Best after the latest defeat.

Ireland 'gutted' to bid emotional Schmidt and Best farewell with World Cup defeat

Scrum coach Greg Feek also bows out after years of service to Irish rugby.

Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes'

The Ireland head coach’s six-year tenure came to an end with a crushing defeat to the All Blacks.

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final

‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.

# all-blacks - Friday 18 October, 2019

Reece and Bridge can give All Blacks a 'fearless' edge against Ireland

Ian Foster says the defending champions are expecting a few tricks to be pulled from Joe Schmidt’s sleeve.

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'

The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.

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'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'

Jamie Heaslip looks back at the highs and lows of playing the All Blacks.

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt

The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.

'It’s not a thing I’d do' - Schmidt insists he hasn't called on ROG for inside info

The former Ireland out-half spent two seasons working with the Crusaders.

# all-blacks - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Kiwi World Cup doubt lies just under the skin, if Ireland can dig in

Even with three World Cups to their name, New Zealand’s past in the tournament is a painful one.

The haka remains 'very sacred and very special' according to the All Blacks

Ireland unforgettably faced the All Blacks in the figure of eight in 2016 in Chicago.

'ROG has been awesome... He’s very determined like all the other Irish are'

Ronan O’Gara has had an influence on several of the All Blacks players.

Joe Schmidt has picked an Ireland 23 with the ingredients to beat the All Blacks

The head coach is backing players who have earned his trust over recent seasons.

O'Mahony 'a big moments player' for Ireland as Schmidt backs experience

The Ireland head coach said there were up to six tough selection calls in his team this week.

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