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#New Zealand

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'We knew we'd have to keep taking away time and space from them'

Eddie Jones was delighted his with his team’s performance after England recorded a dominant win over New Zealand.

Watch: England lineout disaster sets up tense ending against All Blacks

England needed just 90 seconds to break through the New Zealand defence, but have gifted the All Blacks a second half try.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 25 October, 2019

All Blacks seek to drag kids from 'PlayStation and soccer'

Rugby is commonly held to be like a religion in New Zealand, but studies have shown participation rates falling.

Barrett and Farrell - Out of position or thriving in new surroundings?

Beauden Barrett and Owen Farrell have moved position in a bid to freshen up their teams at the World Cup.

# new-zealand-2 - 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.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Schmidt: 'This year hasn't been great, but Ireland are in a really good place'

The New Zealander also lamented the shorter turnaround the team had to manage between their final pool game and the quarter-final.

'We felt we prepared well, we felt we had a game-plan'

Rory Best felt Ireland had prepared well for their quarter-final clash with New Zealand, despite conceding seven tries in Tokyo.

Watch: Disaster for Ireland as New Zealand strike for three early tries

Ireland have been left with a mountain to climb after New Zealand raced into a 17-0 lead in Tokyo.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 18 October, 2019

Dublin, Chicago and Hamilton - Ireland's last 5 meetings with New Zealand

Ireland’s recent record against New Zealand has produced a mix of crushing lows and historic highs over the years.

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.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 17 October, 2019

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock-out stages, we take a look at the health of the eight quarter-finalists ahead of a massive weekend in Japan.

Kiwi pundits write off Ireland's quarter-final hopes

Former All Black half-back Justin Marshall says Joe Schmidt’s men have failed to reach the standards they set in recent years.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Moody: 'We sort of owe Ireland one'

New Zealand prop Joe Moody says the All Blacks are keen to set the record straight against Ireland this weekend.

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 6 October, 2019

All Blacks recover from sticky start to thrash Namibia

Steve Hansen’s side made it three wins from three in Pool B.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup Blurred Vision This post contains videos

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup

Ardie Savea will use protective eyewear against Canada tomorrow.

# new-zealand-2 - 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.

'The best atmosphere in my 30 years going to Lansdowne Road' - When Ireland beat the All Blacks on home soil

A highly-anticipated meeting between the nations ranked first and second in the world, Ireland produced a near-perfect performance to overcome New Zealand.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 21 September, 2019

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup

Settle in as the defending champions open their campaign against the Springboks in Yokohama.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 13 September, 2019

All Blacks' rising star ruled out of World Cup with concussion

“I’m gutted to be missing the Rugby World Cup,” 22-year-old flanker Luke Jacobson said.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Shock in All Blacks' World Cup squad as 108-cap Owen Franks dropped

Ngani Laumape and Liam Squire also miss out on a place on the plane.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 16 August, 2019

'Old Blacks' - Aussies poke fun at 'ageing' New Zealand

Their brazen confidence follows the team stunning the world champions 47-26 in Perth last weekend.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Big names dropped for All Blacks' 'must-win' Test

Owen Franks and Ben Smith will not feature in the Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 1 July, 2019

All Blacks recruit fashion's 'poet of black' to create their new World Cup jersey Rwc 2019 This post contains videos

All Blacks recruit fashion's 'poet of black' to create their new World Cup jersey

Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto is behind the defending champions’ kit, which was unveiled today.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 16 May, 2019

All Black Cane to make comeback from broken neck ahead of World Cup

The flanker is set to return to Super Rugby action this weekend.

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Double World Cup winner Dan Carter aiming for one trophy he's missing

The former All-Blacks star will be hoping to claim the Champions Cup, after his return to Racing was confirmed.

Ex-All Blacks star Dan Carter set for Racing return

The 36-year-old will serve as cover for ex-South Africa fly-half Pat Lambie, who announced his immediate retirement in January.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 24 December, 2018

All Blacks stumble with eye on 2019 World Cup

Steve Hansen’s team suffered a major bump on their run-in to the competition.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

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.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Crusaders coach Robertson would 'take a good look' at All Blacks job

The 44-year-old has guided the Christchurch side to back-to-back Super Rugby titles and is a highly-regarded young coach.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 24 November, 2018

10-try All Blacks rebound from Dublin defeat by cutting loose against Italy

The world champions hammered Conor O’Shea’s Azzurri in Rome, with Jordie Barrett scoring four tries.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 23 November, 2018

'If I was Larmour I'd be a little bit worried not getting a run at fullback this weekend' Competition For Places This post contains videos

'If I was Larmour I'd be a little bit worried not getting a run at fullback this weekend'

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan discussed Will Addison’s inclusion in the team to face the USA on this week’s Heineken Rugby Weekly.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 22 November, 2018

All Blacks make 11 changes for final November Test against Italy

Ardie Savea, Kieran Read, Beauden Barrett, and Damien McKenzie are the only players to keep their places.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Mixed feelings for Lowe as he watched Ireland defeat former team-mates

The Leinster winger was at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday with his parents.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 17 November, 2018

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland bid to record a famous first home win over the All Blacks.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 16 November, 2018

'There's a lot of nervousness, everyone is very wary of this Irish team'

Former All Black Tana Umaga says Saturday’s game against Ireland is seen as the perfect litmus test for Steven Hansen’s side.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 15 November, 2018

'There'll be sparks and fireworks' - Ronan O'Gara gives his take at our All Blacks preview night

The Irish rugby legend spoke openly on a series of topics at Liberty Hall in Dublin.

Schmidt strongly defends Bundee Aki's right to play for Ireland

The New Zealand-born centre comes up against the country of his birth this weekend.

No concern over Leavy despite flanker missing training with 'full body soreness'

The Leinster back row will train at tomorrow’s captain’s run as Ireland manage his workload.

Kearney and Ringrose return, Toner starts as Schmidt names team for All Blacks

The Ireland head coach has made four changes for Saturday’s much anticipated meeting with the world champions.

'It was a stupid thing, a rush of blood to the head really. I was so riled up'

From the low of being sent off in New Plymouth, to the career-high of Chicago in 2016, Jamie Heaslip has mixed memories of playing the All Blacks.

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