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(...)

The New Zealand team applaud Dan Carter off the field after he won his 100th Test cap against England at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New Zealand outhalf Daniel Carter is likely to miss next Sunday’s meeting with Ireland in Dublin and begin his six-month break from rugby earlier tha(...)

Owen Farrell during the captain’s run at Twickenham yesterday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sport is about timing as much as talent. The 2013 British and Irish Lions have been rightly feted for their series victory over Australia but would th(...)

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(...)

Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll  eyes up the New Zealand All Black haka before  the ill-fated first Test match in Christchurch in  2005.

New Zealand 21Lions 3at Jade Stadium, ChristchurchJune 25th, 2005Bad and all as losing him within a minute of the kick-off was, the real psychological(...)

Brodie Retallick of the All Blacks runs in to score a try against South Africa Springboks. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Blood was spilled, an all-in brawl erupted and both teams had players sent from the field yet New Zealand’s 29-15 Rugby Championship victory over trad(...)

South Africa’s  Bismarck Du Plessis  hits New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter  during The Rugby Championship match  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Sandra Mu/Getty Images

New Zealand 29 South Africa 15: Two tries from captain Kieran Read helped New Zealand grab the lead in the Rugby Championship on Saturday after a 29-1(...)

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(...)