Steven Luatua: “If I can be physical for the whole 80 minutes then I will walk away happy.”

Blindside flanker Steven Luatua has been given the opportunity to impose himself on the Ireland pack as the All Blacks seek to end their season unb(...)

New Zealand’s Dan Carter will make his 100th appearance for the All Blacks on Saturday

All things going to plan, Dan Carter’s 100th test match for New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday will not be the last time he plays for the team at E(...)

Kieran Read runs in to score his try against France. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

World champions New Zealand earned their 12th victory in as many games in 2013 by beating France 26-19 and handing their opponents an eighth straight(...)

Castres’ outhalf Remi Tales will start against the All Blacks.

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has taken a gamble in his team selection for Saturday’s clash with the All Blacks, picking the inexperienced outhalf(...)

World champions New Zealand will test some new combinations in Saturday’s match against Japan in Tokyo before they embark on their tour of Europe for (...)

New Zealand’s  Beauden Barrett gets through the tackle of South Africa fullback Zane Kirchner   to score the bonus point winning fourth try during the Rugby Championship match  at Ellis Park  in Johannesburg. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa 27 New Zealand 38: New Zealand claimed the Rugby Championship title after a breathless final against South Africa in Johannesburg.The lea(...)

 Ma’a Nonu of the All Blacks is tackled by Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia during The Rugby Championship Bledisloe Cup match  at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

New Zealand 27 Australia 16: New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup for an 11th successive year with a comprehensive win over Australia at Westpac Sta(...)

New Zealand’s Conrad Smith  after scoring a try during the Bledisloe Cup rugby test match against the Australian in Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Australia 29 New Zealand 47: Winger Ben Smith scored a hat-trick as a ruthless New Zealand opened their Rugby Championship title defence with a six-tr(...)

 Piri Weepu of the All Blacks leads the Haka before the third Test match against France in June at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth in New Zealand. Photograph:  Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen continued his gradual overhaul of the world champion All Blacks by yesterday dropping experienced scrumhalf Piri Weepu (...)

France captain Thierry Dusautoir leaves the pitch with teammate Mathieu Bastareaud. Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters

New Zealand outhalf Daniel Carter kicked 14 points as the All Blacks ground out a flattering victory over France in New Plymouth this morning to compl(...)

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