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(...)

 Quade Cooper of the Wallabies fails to stop Israel Dagg of the All Blacks as he breaks forward during the World Cup semi-final  at Eden Park  in Auckland in October 2011. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

What’s the difference between Jamie Heaslip and Kieran Read? They are the same height with but one international cap, 2kgs and two years in the differ(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The All Blacks will take on South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday

There are very few stadiums around the world where the All Blacks fear to tread, but New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu admits there are few quite as in(...)

Argentina’s Leonardo Senatore (C) sings the national anthem with his team-mates. Photo:  Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

Argentina loose forward Leonardo Senatore was banned for seven matches yesterday after being found guilty of biting South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth d(...)

 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 (...)

 Graham Rowntree faces the media in Melbourne. The Lions’ forwards coach was was at pains to move on from James Horwill being cleared of stamping. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A Lions tour seems to scarcely go by without some controversy regarding disciplinary issues. Akin to previous odysseys to the Southern Hemisphere, as (...)