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#Kieran Read

# kieran-read - 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.

# kieran-read - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'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.

# kieran-read - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

All Blacks coach hits out at trial by social media

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

The back row suffered the injury yesterday.

# kieran-read - Monday 19 December, 2016

All Blacks skipper Read could take sabbatical

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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's 2013 rugby team of the year

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

Steve Hansen picks up coach of the year award.

# kieran-read - Monday 25 November, 2013

Kieran Read reflects on 'proud moment' after beating Ireland

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

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 This post contains a poll

Read and Halfpenny among the IRB Player of the Year nominees

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

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

'Kieran Read is the best player in the world right now' - David Wallace Love Eight This post contains videos

'Kieran Read is the best player in the world right now' - David Wallace

The All Blacks’ No.8 is the current favourite to win the IRB Player of the Year award.

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