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Ben Smith, Aaron Cruden and Franco Mostert are moving to Japan's Top League
Smith and Cruden will play for Kobe Steelers while Mostert is on his way to Honda Heat.
Ben Smith sent off in Top 14 debut as Stade Francais claim much-needed victory
A disappointing first outing for Pau for the 84-cap All Black.
Hansen insists he's 'loving it' as top All Blacks axed
The coach showed no mercy after last week’s thrashing in Sydney, dumping prop Owen Franks and wings Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane.
Big names dropped for All Blacks' 'must-win' Test
Owen Franks and Ben Smith will not feature in the Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia.
World Cup winner Smith confirms All Blacks departure at end of 2019 as France move on the cards
The 32-year-old has signed a contract with French club Pau.
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.
Ben Smith to take sabbatical from All Blacks for rest of the year
A clause in his contract allows the fullback to step away from the international team like Richie McCaw and Dan Carter have done previously.
All Blacks set for changes as Crotty and Smith likely to miss Test two
Steve Hansen looks certain to have fresh faces in his backline.
'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion
The All-Blacks legend also paid tribute to Rieko Ioane for a superb performance.
A monster 83rd minute drop-goal gave Crusaders a dramatic win over the Highlanders this morning
Between this and the magic on show from the Chiefs, it was a very worrying day for the Lions.
Munster and Top 14-linked Ben Smith commits to Highlanders
The 30-year-old All Black will stay with his native region beyond the next World Cup.
'I made sure my wife and 2-year-old were safe': All Black stars turn thoughts to home after earthquake
Seismic tremors are almost part of daily life in Christchurch, but when a big quake hits, it’s a worrying time for everyone.
Gloriously old-school Ben Smith is one of the world's greatest players
The New Zealand fullback spent a gap year working and playing in Bristol.
New Zealand run riot in second half to claim top spot in Pool C
The All Blacks struggled early on against Tonga before running in five second-half tries
Who are you backing as top try scorer at the Rugby World Cup?
Julian Savea of New Zealand is the hot favourite in this field.
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.
Analysis: Ben Smith's extra detail distinguishes his fullback play
The Highlanders player once again showed an intelligent skill to buy his side time at the breakdown.
All Blacks close in on Rugby Championship after late win over Argentina
Ben Smith’s last-minute try means New Zealand are now five points ahead of South Africa.
Israel Folau strikes again with brilliant 70-yard sprint for try
The Waratahs winger intercepted a Ma’a Nonu pass and zoomed in a beauty.
New Zealand win Bledisloe Cup as Ben Smith scorches Australia again
The All Blacks winger added a brace of tries to his hat-trick last weekend.
Try not to cringe as All Blacks stars try their hand at comedy
Fair play to the lads for trying but they should probably stick to the rugby.
Aussie lambs to the slaughter as McCaw scores on All Blacks comeback
The Lions softened the Wallabies up. New Zealand went in for the kill.
Kiwi commentators loses his mind over 'Greatest pass I've ever seen'
Coming from a country that has produced Justin Marshall, Christian Cullen and Carlos Spencer, that’s saying something.
Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits
It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.