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#Kieran Read

# kieran-read - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish prop Conán O'Donnell named in same Mitre 10 Cup squad as Kieran Read

Sep 1st 2020, 10:19 AM 7,875 Views 1 Comment

The 24-year-old Sligo man first moved to New Zealand last year.

# kieran-read - Sunday 27 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 27th 2019, 8:54 AM 13,208 Views 14 Comments

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?
# Future
# Future

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

Oct 27th 2019, 5:07 AM 13,229 Views 4 Comments

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

# kieran-read - Thursday 17 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 3:15 PM 34,370 Views 20 Comments

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

# kieran-read - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

All Blacks coach hits out at trial by social media
# Criticism
# Criticism

All Blacks coach hits out at trial by social media

Sep 24th 2019, 4:51 PM 15,699 Views 5 Comments

New Zealand skipper Kieran Read, prop Joe Moody and South African Pieter-Steph du Toit have all come under fire, and Steve Hansen is not happy.

# kieran-read - Saturday 7 September, 2019

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal
# Absolute Annihilation
# Absolute Annihilation

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal

Sep 7th 2019, 9:37 AM 10,021 Views 31 Comments

Steve Hansen’s side fell just short of scoring 100 points in Hamilton.

# kieran-read - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul
# Tonking
# Tonking

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul

Aug 10th 2019, 2:47 PM 11,904 Views 7 Comments

Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

All Blacks skipper Read to leave New Zealand for Japan after World Cup
# Ready To Roll
# Ready To Roll

All Blacks skipper Read to leave New Zealand for Japan after World Cup

Mar 6th 2019, 8:39 AM 7,832 Views 17 Comments

The 2013 World Rugby Player of the Year will call time on an 11-year All Blacks career.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Read looks forward to 'new experience' overseas after World Cup
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Read looks forward to 'new experience' overseas after World Cup

Dec 26th 2018, 2:07 PM 8,512 Views 13 Comments

The All Blacks captain will seek a move to Europe or Japan next year.

# kieran-read - Friday 16 November, 2018

'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read
# 1 V 2
# 1 V 2

'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read

Nov 16th 2018, 7:30 PM 6,132 Views 4 Comments

The All Blacks captain stressed the importance of physicality against Ireland.

# kieran-read - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Captain Kieran Read to quit All Blacks after 2019 World Cup
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Captain Kieran Read to quit All Blacks after 2019 World Cup

Nov 3rd 2018, 12:26 PM 15,540 Views 13 Comments

Read says he’s interested in taking his career overseas after next year’s World Cup defence in Japan.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

All Black captain Read to return for Crusaders after back surgery
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

All Black captain Read to return for Crusaders after back surgery

Jul 4th 2018, 10:00 AM 6,181 Views 17 Comments

Ronan O’Gara’s team have a big south island derby date on Friday at Wyatt Crockett Stadium.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

New Zealand captain Kieran Read to undergo surgery on back issue
# Black Ops
# Black Ops

New Zealand captain Kieran Read to undergo surgery on back issue

Dec 13th 2017, 9:41 AM 4,119 Views 0 Comments

The number eight will not play under Ronan O’Gara until April at the earliest.

# kieran-read - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Captain Read returns as All Blacks roll out big guns for Saturday's clash against depleted France
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Captain Read returns as All Blacks roll out big guns for Saturday's clash against depleted France

Nov 9th 2017, 8:56 AM 5,921 Views 6 Comments

Dane Coles, Sam Whitelock and Aaron Smith also return for New Zealand.

# kieran-read - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Rory McIlroy meets Pep and more of our favourite sports pics from the past week
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Rory McIlroy meets Pep and more of our favourite sports pics from the past week

Jul 9th 2017, 8:30 PM 6,730 Views 4 Comments

We review a busy few days of action via a series of memorable images.

# kieran-read - Saturday 8 July, 2017

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series
# Ref Justice
# Ref Justice

The massive Romain Poite call that decided the Lions v All Blacks series

Jul 8th 2017, 1:41 PM 17,778 Views 26 Comments

Poite decided that Ken Owens was accidentally offside, and chose not to award a late penalty.

# kieran-read - Friday 7 July, 2017

Centurion Kieran Read still loves living the dream as pressure ramps up for All Black captain
# Special K
# Special K

Centurion Kieran Read still loves living the dream as pressure ramps up for All Black captain

Jul 7th 2017, 3:36 PM 3,768 Views 3 Comments

Nine years since he made his All Black debut and took on Munster in Thomond Park, Read is the calm voice guiding New Zealand into a pressure-filled third Test.

# kieran-read - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion
# Concussion
# Concussion

'It's a worry for the game obviously:' Doug Howlett laments Ben Smith's latest concussion

Jun 24th 2017, 1:55 PM 8,315 Views 1 Comment

The All-Blacks legend also paid tribute to Rieko Ioane for a superb performance.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing
# Starting XV
# Starting XV

Read recovers to lead All Blacks in first Test as Hansen springs surprise on wing

Jun 21st 2017, 6:03 PM 15,032 Views 15 Comments

Rieko Ioane and Sonny Bill Williams have been included in the All Black side.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'He's a genuine world-class athlete': Kieran Read signs new two-year deal with the All Blacks
# All Black Everything
# All Black Everything

'He's a genuine world-class athlete': Kieran Read signs new two-year deal with the All Blacks

May 24th 2017, 12:10 AM 6,131 Views 5 Comments

Captain sets his sights on 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

# kieran-read - Sunday 30 April, 2017

New Zealand skipper Read a doubt for Lions series after thumb operation
# Concern
# Concern

New Zealand skipper Read a doubt for Lions series after thumb operation

Apr 30th 2017, 9:16 AM 5,220 Views 6 Comments

The back row suffered the injury yesterday.

# kieran-read - Monday 19 December, 2016

All Blacks skipper Read could take sabbatical
# Time Out
# Time Out

All Blacks skipper Read could take sabbatical

Dec 19th 2016, 10:24 AM 8,324 Views 3 Comments

The 31-year-old could follow in the footsteps of former captain Richie McCaw by taking a long-term break before the Rugby World Cup.

# kieran-read - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Tadhg Furlong went on the rampage against the All Blacks yesterday
# Beast Mode
# Beast Mode

Tadhg Furlong went on the rampage against the All Blacks yesterday

Nov 20th 2016, 11:19 AM 21,459 Views 17 Comments

The 24-year-old Wexford man put three Kiwis into the dirt on one powerful run.

# kieran-read - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'We certainly don't want to be the first New Zealand team to lose to Ireland'
# Record Breakers
# Record Breakers

'We certainly don't want to be the first New Zealand team to lose to Ireland'

Nov 5th 2016, 12:00 PM 21,881 Views 20 Comments

All Blacks captain Kieran Read reckons Ireland will bring a ‘structured’ approach.

# kieran-read - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders
# Early Mauling
# Early Mauling

Brilliant early score helps the Lions to victory in 8-try clash with Crusaders

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:05 PM 8,015 Views 3 Comments

The south islanders were the first Kiwi side to fall in this weekend’s knock-out stage.

# kieran-read - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Read captains All Blacks to victory as Wales 63-year wait for success continues
# Second Half Power
# Second Half Power

Read captains All Blacks to victory as Wales 63-year wait for success continues

Jun 11th 2016, 11:20 AM 7,377 Views 7 Comments

A 39-21 win for New Zealand in Auckland this morning.

# kieran-read - Friday 19 February, 2016

Read to take over from McCaw as All Blacks captain
# Book Smart
# Book Smart

Read to take over from McCaw as All Blacks captain

Feb 19th 2016, 7:00 AM 5,691 Views 6 Comments

The back-rower was named World Player of the Year in 2013.

# kieran-read - Sunday 1 November, 2015

End of an All Black era, but NZ still boast enough leaders to continue unparalleled success
# Culture
# Culture

End of an All Black era, but NZ still boast enough leaders to continue unparalleled success

Nov 1st 2015, 1:58 PM 8,452 Views 19 Comments

Don’t go feeling sorry for New Zealand just because the heart is about to be ripped out of their double World Cup-winning side.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final
# Best Of The Best
# Best Of The Best

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final

Oct 28th 2015, 6:12 PM 11,144 Views 24 Comments

We pick our ultimate XV from this year’s World Cup final.

# kieran-read - Monday 3 August, 2015

5 forwards capable of dominating the Rugby World Cup
# STRANGLEHOLD
# STRANGLEHOLD

5 forwards capable of dominating the Rugby World Cup

Aug 3rd 2015, 9:00 AM 13,895 Views 15 Comments

Rucks, mauls, scrummaging… that sort of thing.

# kieran-read - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Take a moment to luxuriate in Kieran Read's sleight of hand offload for this try
# Pop Pass
# Pop Pass

Take a moment to luxuriate in Kieran Read's sleight of hand offload for this try

Sep 13th 2014, 12:24 PM 8,191 Views 7 Comments

Read delivered the perfect pop pass for Richie McCaw’s try

# kieran-read - Monday 28 July, 2014

Rejuvenated Dan Carter back in All Blacks squad
# Get Carter
# Get Carter

Rejuvenated Dan Carter back in All Blacks squad

Jul 28th 2014, 9:14 AM 4,540 Views 3 Comments

The sabbatical is over for the talismanic No 10.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Kaino returns for All Blacks with three uncapped players named on bench
# World's Best
# World's Best

Kaino returns for All Blacks with three uncapped players named on bench

Jun 4th 2014, 7:04 PM 4,655 Views 10 Comments

Steve Hansen has selected an experienced starting XV to face England in the first Test on Saturday.

# kieran-read - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Ireland eager to mix it with rugby's big boys in 2014
# Top Dogs
# Top Dogs

Ireland eager to mix it with rugby's big boys in 2014

Dec 25th 2013, 9:30 AM 4,372 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to Paul O’Connell, Jean de Villiers, Kieran Read and David Wallace about rugby’s top two.

# kieran-read - Monday 23 December, 2013

TheScore.ie's 2013 rugby team of the year
# Dream Team
# Dream Team

TheScore.ie's 2013 rugby team of the year

Dec 23rd 2013, 9:30 PM 11,266 Views 38 Comments

It wasn’t easy, but we’ve selected our best XV from the past year of action.

# kieran-read - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

All Black Kieran Read named IRB player of the year
# Rugby
# Rugby

All Black Kieran Read named IRB player of the year

Dec 3rd 2013, 4:06 PM 4,223 Views 12 Comments

Steve Hansen picks up coach of the year award.

# kieran-read - Monday 25 November, 2013

Kieran Read reflects on 'proud moment' after beating Ireland
# Record Breaker
# Record Breaker

Kieran Read reflects on 'proud moment' after beating Ireland

Nov 25th 2013, 5:19 PM 6,201 Views 3 Comments

The world class No. 8 says the All Blacks will be focused on getting even better next year.

# kieran-read - Sunday 24 November, 2013

All Blacks not better, more fluid than World Cup winners — Kieran Read
# Number 1
# Number 1

All Blacks not better, more fluid than World Cup winners — Kieran Read

Nov 24th 2013, 12:08 AM 2,881 Views 1 Comment

The number eight is blessed with an endless array of skills. How do Ireland stop him?

# kieran-read - Friday 22 November, 2013

Read and Halfpenny among the IRB Player of the Year nominees
# Acclaim
# Acclaim

Read and Halfpenny among the IRB Player of the Year nominees

Nov 22nd 2013, 5:24 PM 5,099 Views 7 Comments

The Welsh star has been rewarded for his influential performances for the British and Irish Lions

New Zealand make 7 changes for season finale in Dublin
# Team News
# Team News

New Zealand make 7 changes for season finale in Dublin

Nov 22nd 2013, 10:05 AM 4,127 Views 7 Comments

Even without the likes of Dan Carter and Liam Messam, the All Blacks have named a superb starting XV.

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