New Zealand’s TJ Perenara is stopped in his tracks by a dogged Scottish defence. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Scotland 16 New Zealand 24Scotland pushed world champions New Zealand close before going down 24-16 at Murrayfield on Saturday night. Victor Vito gave(...)

 Conrad Smith of the All Blacks scores a late try against England despite Joe Marler’s best efforts  at Eden Park   in Auckland. Photograph:   Simon Watts/Getty Images

New Zealand 20 England 15 England slipped to a painful late defeat in their first Test against New Zealand knowing that a glorious opportunity (...)

 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 (...)