New Zealand’s Julian Savea evades England captain Chris Robshaw as he crosses for his second try in the All Blacks 36-13 third test victory over the tourists at the Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.

New Zealand 36 England 13Julian Savea scored a hat-trick of tries as New Zealand beat England to seal a record-equalling 17th successive test victory(...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose has been nominated for the Junior Player of the Year Award. The Blackrock centre scored a try in the semifinal against England> Photograph: ©INPHO/Photosport/David Rowland

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose is among four nominees for the IRB Junior Player of the Year 2014. The outside centre carried well and repeatedly got over th(...)

 Richie McCaw celebrates with his New Zealand teammates after their win over England. Photograph: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

New Zealand exploded for three tries in the second half to beat England 28-27 in their second test in Dunedin and clinch their three-match series with(...)

Gloucester captain Billy Twelvetrees is helped off the pitch after being injured during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and London Irish at Kingsholm Stadium on May 3rd in Gloucester, England. Photograph: Getty Images

England and New Zealand have both suffered crucial losses before their meeting in Saturday’s first Test at Eden Park. The centre Billy Twelvetrees mis(...)

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(...)

Richie McCaw and Steve Hansen look on after defeat to England in the Autumn Internationals last year. Two more victories on this tour and New Zealand will have won every game they’ve played this year. Photograph: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

“There is no such thing as perfection,” Steve Hansen says. “But that doesn’t stop you striving for it.” On paper it reads like a piece of management-s(...)

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(...)

All Blacks Kieran Read, Steve Hansen (head coach), Richie McCaw and Sam Whitelock celebrate after their victory over South Africa at Ellis Park Johannesburg on October 5th, 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Ireland have never beaten New Zealand in a test match, they of the haka and famed black kit. What makes the All Blacks different?New Zealand’s record (...)

 New Zealand’s Aaron Smith  scores a try during the Rugby Championship victory over  Argentina at Waikato Stadium  in Hamilton, New Zealand. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

New Zealand 28 Argentina 13: New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter became the first man to reach 1,400 Test points to help his side to a 28-13 Rugby Champion(...)

 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(...)