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New Zealand fullback Beauden Barrett  makes a break during the Rugby World Cup Group B game between New Zealand and South Africa at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand 23 South Africa 13 The significance of Ireland’s victory over Scotland on Sunday was heightened by the extraordinary spectacle the day be(...)

 New Zealand’s George Bridge scores the first try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

New Zealand 23 South Africa 13 Rumours of the champions impending demise may have proved premature. South Africa’s reinvention and rejuvenation unde(...)

 Joe Schmidt:  “I think the great days have been the ones where the players have done something a little bit special, and you’ve seen players grow.”

Today really does mark the end of an era. The Joe Schmidt era at the Aviva Stadium. Previous eras have taken in a detour to Croke Park and the increas(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Sevu Reece of the Crusaders scores a try during the Super Rugby semi-final against the Hurricanes in Christchurch. Photograph: John Davidson/Inpho/Photosport

Canterbury Crusaders 30 Wellington Hurricanes 26 The Canterbury Crusaders just about remained on course for a 10th Super Rugby title when they outlas(...)

Ryan Crotty takes an offload from Dane Coles (not pictured) to score the winning try in the closing moments against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

For year upon year we heard Irish players talk of the motivation that went with the chance to make history, to be part of the first Irish team to beat(...)

 New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen shares a joke with with his players during the Captain’s Run at Twickenham Stadium ahead of the game against the Barbarians on Saturday. Photograph:  Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Turns out we had it wrong all along. It’s not the cockroaches who will inherit the earth after the apocalypse, Steve Hansen will still be there too. A(...)

Brodie Retallick is the latest injury worry for New Zealand after he was ruled out of the Chiefs’ clash with the Highlanders on Friday night. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

The All Blacks have a number of injury concerns in advance of head coach Steve Hansen announcing a squad of 33 or 34 players for their upcoming Test w(...)

All Black captain Kieran Read performs the haka during the International Test match between  New Zealand and Wales at Eden Park last June. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Isa Nacewa played for Auckland in the penultimate game of the last British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 2005 tour, when a late Ronan O’Gar(...)

Tommy Seymour, Maro Itoje and Tadhg Furlong. Itoje and Furlong are the sort of men who can help the modern Lions reach new heights.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

History shows us that a Lions tour wastes no time taking an irreparable turn for the worst. This unique squad can only perform if the sum of its parts(...)

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