Schalk Burger  is tackled by  Richie McCaw during New Zealand’s match against South Africa  in Johannesburg on July 25. Photograph: Marco Longa/AFP/Getty Images

The Rugby Championship decider against Australia this weekend will be a litmus test of how New Zealand’s preparations for their World Cup defence are (...)

 All Blacks forward Sam Cane at yesterday’s press conference at the  Castleknock Hotel & Country Club,  Co Dublin.  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The All Black management have no concerns around team discipline or players holding curfews this week in Dublin.Following Australia’s suspension of si(...)

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 (...)