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#New Zealand

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'If you want to have a lot of good cream, you've got to produce a lot of milk'

New Zealand Rugby’s Brent Anderson tells us about how the union attracts kids to the sport.

I've never come across doping in rugby - Dan Carter

“I have full trust that the authorities are making sure that this game is kept clean,” he added.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Inside Christchurch Boys' High, the school that has produced 46 All Blacks

Dan Carter, the Franks brothers, Brodie Retallick and Anton Lienert-Brown have all come through the school.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 17 October, 2016

Raising All Blacks: Superstar Barrett's farm life and a stint in Meath

Dairy farmer Kevin Barrett brought up five rugby-mad sons on the coast in Taranaki.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'There's a special bond between the two countries. The All Blacks always respect Ireland'

Ahead of back-to-back November Tests, former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick talks about his Irish roots.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Ireland face the haka twice next month, but what does it really mean to the All Blacks?

We spoke to Doug Howlett, Tiki Edwards and Joe Royal about the famous Māori tradition.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

'I was thinking that even if Sexton put the kick over, we could still have won it'

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty recalls breaking Irish hearts in 2013.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 8 October, 2016

All Blacks thrash South Africa for record-equalling 17th consecutive win

New Zealand hammered the Springboks in a 42-point victory in Durban.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Eir Sport continue rugby takeover with exclusive coverage of Ireland v NZ from Chicago

The station will be the only place to see Joe Schmidt’s side take on the All Blacks in America next month.

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 2 October, 2016

'I was without direction, I guess': Connacht's Jake Heenan on his teenage homelessness

Growing up in New Zealand, the 24-year-old was lost and isolated but rugby gave him purpose.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Australia beat Argentina to seal title for All Blacks

The Wallabies led 21-6 at half-time in Perth and Will Genia ran in two tries.

All Blacks crush Springboks in six-try rout

The runaway competition leaders again banked a bonus point, their fourth in four matches.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

22-year-old Savea gets first All Blacks start for Springboks clash

The Hurricanes openside ripped up Super Rugby this year.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 10 September, 2016

All Blacks surge past Pumas with second-half blitz

New Zealand have never lost against the Argentines.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

'The last week in 2013 was a tough one' - Gatland on Lions job

The Kiwi head coach is happy with the demanding 10-game schedule in New Zealand next year.

Not a popular choice for some, but Gatland brings experience to Lions role

Gatland will name his Lions assistant coaches on 7 December.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Dagg on the double as All Blacks whip Australia again

In two Tests, New Zealand have scored 10 tries and conceded just one.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 26 August, 2016

'The All Blacks can play 10 different ways and they're not easy to prepare for'

Andrew Trimble and Ireland switched onto the task of beating New Zealand earlier this week.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 20 August, 2016

All Blacks dismantle Cheika's Wallabies in superb Bledisloe performance

All Blacks dismantle Cheika's Wallabies in superb Bledisloe performance

Steve Hansen’s men were on fire on Australian soil.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

'It's wrong for me to say that I'm Irish' - Connacht's Bundee Aki

The 26-year-old will be eligible for Ireland in 2017, as long as he stays beyond next summer.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

New Zealand scrape into Olympic 7s quarter-finals thanks to Fiji

The rugby has been thrilling at Deodoro Stadium in Rio.

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' Tests against Ireland Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' Tests against Ireland

The code-hopping star has been ruled out for six to nine months.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Barrett classy as All Blacks wrap up Wales series whitewash in typical style

Beauden Barrett was instrumental with a classy performance in the 10 shirt.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Hail the heroes! U20s become first-ever Irish men's team to beat New Zealand

Nigel Carolan’s men dealt with everything that was throw at them and gave it back to the Baby Blacks.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Mandela bodyguard claims the All Blacks were poisoned in 1995

Conspiracy theories surrounding a sudden illness in the squad have swirled for two decades.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

'The moment when Sexton lined up that goal would have sealed it' - McCaw

The former All Blacks captain has been keeping busy since his retirement after the World Cup.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 15 April, 2016

Hurricanes 10 Barrett in impressive All Blacks audition against the Rebels

Barrett is up against Aaron Cruden and Lima Sopoaga for the Kiwis’ 10 shirt.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 4 April, 2016

Bonjour, Sonny Bill! All Blacks star Williams set to rejoin Toulon

Williams’ return to Top 14 is a done deal, according to reports in L’Equipe this morning.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 25 January, 2016

World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams switches to rugby sevens ahead of Olympics Sbw

World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams switches to rugby sevens ahead of Olympics

The All Black has been named in the squad for the upcoming World Series event.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

'They’re capable of beating the All Blacks' - McCaw says Schmidt's Ireland must believe

The retired former New Zealand captain enjoyed 14 wins from 14 against Ireland as a player.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Former All Blacks coach to take charge of USA team ahead of 2019 Rugby World Cup

John Mitchell has been hired as the new head coach.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Richie McCaw bypasses knighthood as he's awarded New Zealand's highest honour

Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith also received awards.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 19 November, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: Paul Dunne continues meteoric rise, McCaw retires & all today's sport

Elsewhere, Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been mistaken for a terrorist and Cork City have raided St. Pat’s for the second time in a week.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: Iconic Lomu dies at 40, another blow for Tipp & all today's sport

Elsewhere, the IRFU have blocked Munster’s attempts to sign the Wallabies skipper while Dick Redmond has lost his Superman cape.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 14 November, 2015

One of the worst kept secrets in rugby is to be confirmed this week

Richie McCaw is set to decide on his future ‘shortly’.

Dan Carter reveals how he nearly quit rugby to join the Superbowl champions

The fly-half’s autobiography was released today.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

Airport staff welcome All Blacks home with Haka on the runway Rwc 15 This post contains videos

Airport staff welcome All Blacks home with Haka on the runway

Thousands of fans crammed inside Auckland airport for the homecoming.

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 1 November, 2015

'One gesture of generosity deserves another' - SBW presented with RWC winners' medal

The All Black had given his original to a young fan shortly after yesterday’s final.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 31 October, 2015

'The old legs have got a bit of life in them!' - Dan Carter finishes with pride

The 33-year-old was sensational for New Zealand as they claimed a second consecutive World Cup.

Sonny Bill Williams explains why he gave his RWC medal to a young fan

The All Blacks centre gave his medal away after the World Cup final.