Dan Carter and Richie McCaw pose after the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Reds at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

Canterbury Crusaders ensured Dan Carter and Richie McCaw bid a fitting farewell to Christchurch in their final Super Rugby match in the city with an (...)

New Zealand’s Keven Mealamu: will break Colin Meads’ record for a New Zealander of 361 first-class appearances if he appears as a substitute in Cardiff. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

It was the worst of times but it inspired the best of times. When New Zealand lost to France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup at the Millenniu(...)

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw scores his side’s second try against England  despite the attempts of Dylan Hartley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England 21 New Zealand 24England’s ambition of issuing a statement of intent ahead of next year’s World Cup was crushed by a losing start to their aut(...)

 Semesa Rokoduguni passes the ball during an  England training session earlier this week. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England have named Semesa Rokoduguni on the right wing for Saturday’s test against New Zealand at Twickenham. The uncapped Rokoduguni, a servin(...)

Joe Schmidt: says players must understand team system and be able to stay within it. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Watch it over and over again and still it finishes with Aaron Cruden’s conversion giving New Zealand the perfect year.It’s the particulars that keep d(...)

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(...)