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#New Zealand

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 14 November, 2020

All Blacks savaged by home media
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

All Blacks savaged by home media

Nov 14th 2020, 10:47 PM 22,173 Views 21 Comments

Following their 24-22 loss to Australia last week, it was the first time in 122 Tests over nine years that they have lost two consecutive matches.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 31 October, 2020

New Zealand thrash Australia to retain Bledisloe Cup
# Emphatic
# Emphatic

New Zealand thrash Australia to retain Bledisloe Cup

Oct 31st 2020, 11:15 AM 12,748 Views 7 Comments

Richie Mo’unga bagged 23 points to ensure bragging rights went to the All Blacks.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 15 October, 2020

All Blacks wing Bridge ruled out for six months after training ground injury
# Blow
# Blow

All Blacks wing Bridge ruled out for six months after training ground injury

Oct 15th 2020, 11:50 AM 6,926 Views 2 Comments

Bridge will miss Sunday’s Test against Australia as well as the Rugby Championship.

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Blues introduce Barrett to 43,000 crowd with impressive Super Rugby win
# Flying Start
# Flying Start

Blues introduce Barrett to 43,000 crowd with impressive Super Rugby win

Jun 14th 2020, 9:05 AM 13,452 Views 7 Comments

The Blues overran the Hurricanes 30-20 at Eden Park.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 24 February, 2020

Two-time World Cup winner set to retire
# Wave Goodbye
# Wave Goodbye

Two-time World Cup winner set to retire

Feb 24th 2020, 8:44 PM 18,303 Views 1 Comment

New Zealand legend Ben Franks has confirmed the the 2019/20 season will be his last.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Former Munster player appointed as new Hurricanes head coach
# Dutchy
# Dutchy

Former Munster player appointed as new Hurricanes head coach

Dec 19th 2019, 8:51 AM 19,526 Views 6 Comments

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
# All Blacks
# All Blacks

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

Dec 19th 2019, 8:10 AM 12,302 Views 6 Comments

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

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Ardie Savea to miss most of Super Rugby season following surgery
# Sidelined
# Sidelined

Ardie Savea to miss most of Super Rugby season following surgery

Dec 1st 2019, 11:14 AM 6,658 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

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

Oct 26th 2019, 11:56 AM 9,895 Views 33 Comments

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
# Try Time
# Try Time

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

Oct 26th 2019, 9:22 AM 10,879 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Alternative Interests
# Alternative Interests

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

Oct 25th 2019, 10:51 PM 6,766 Views 2 Comments

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?
# Influencers
# Influencers

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

Oct 25th 2019, 6:55 PM 4,428 Views 1 Comment

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
# Popular
# Popular

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

Oct 21st 2019, 6:43 PM 18,118 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Second Best
# Second Best

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

Oct 19th 2019, 7:55 PM 9,630 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Bowing Out
# Bowing Out

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

Oct 19th 2019, 1:47 PM 9,133 Views 31 Comments

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
# Up Against It
# Up Against It

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

Oct 19th 2019, 11:54 AM 16,290 Views 100 Comments

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
# Recap
# Recap

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

Oct 18th 2019, 9:32 PM 21,195 Views 17 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Oct 18th 2019, 3:55 PM 8,297 Views 20 Comments

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?
# Down To Business
# Down To Business

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

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 26,207 Views 14 Comments

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
# Dismissal
# Dismissal

Kiwi pundits write off Ireland's quarter-final hopes

Oct 17th 2019, 11:33 AM 15,840 Views 40 Comments

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'
# OUT FOR REVENGE
# OUT FOR REVENGE

Moody: 'We sort of owe Ireland one'

Oct 16th 2019, 5:12 PM 17,117 Views 36 Comments

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
# Ruthless
# Ruthless

All Blacks recover from sticky start to thrash Namibia

Oct 6th 2019, 8:46 AM 14,430 Views 2 Comments

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
# Blurred Vision

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

Oct 1st 2019, 11:05 AM 14,223 Views 6 Comments

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
# 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.

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 11:57 AM 7,492 Views 9 Comments

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
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

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

Sep 21st 2019, 10:15 AM 77,903 Views 52 Comments

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
# Duty Of Care
# Duty Of Care

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

Sep 13th 2019, 8:19 AM 16,281 Views 6 Comments

“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
# Rugby World Cup
# Rugby World Cup

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

Aug 28th 2019, 8:19 AM 13,646 Views 13 Comments

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
# Mockery
# Mockery

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

Aug 16th 2019, 10:06 AM 16,388 Views 19 Comments

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
# Changes
# Changes

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

Aug 14th 2019, 7:27 PM 18,317 Views 14 Comments

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
# Rwc 2019

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

Jul 1st 2019, 10:42 AM 11,792 Views 15 Comments

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
# Injury Boost
# Injury Boost

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

May 16th 2019, 10:15 AM 5,458 Views 7 Comments

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
# Ambition
# Ambition

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

Feb 17th 2019, 10:12 PM 15,654 Views 18 Comments

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
# Comeback
# Comeback

Ex-All Blacks star Dan Carter set for Racing return

Feb 17th 2019, 4:54 PM 14,227 Views 6 Comments

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
# Review
# Review

All Blacks stumble with eye on 2019 World Cup

Dec 24th 2018, 3:52 PM 18,523 Views 12 Comments

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
# Moving On
# Moving On

World Cup winner Smith confirms All Blacks departure at end of 2019 as France move on the cards

Dec 12th 2018, 7:45 PM 13,055 Views 15 Comments

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
# Top Job
# Top Job

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

Nov 27th 2018, 7:06 PM 8,457 Views 7 Comments

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
# Route 66
# Route 66

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

Nov 24th 2018, 4:12 PM 14,675 Views 5 Comments

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
# Competition For Places

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 2:09 PM 18,644 Views 30 Comments

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
# Back In Black
# Back In Black

All Blacks make 11 changes for final November Test against Italy

Nov 22nd 2018, 9:32 AM 8,366 Views 12 Comments

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

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