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Jonah Lomu of New Zealand is tackled by Shane Horgan and Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“Ireland is a pretty significant place for me having played my first Test here . . . ” – Richie McCaw, New Zealand captainOne hundred and twenty two T(...)

Jamie Heaslip and his team-mates hope the problems shown against Australia are ‘fixable’. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jamie Heaslip was talking to Devin Toner this week and Toner asked the Ireland number eight how many times he had played against the All Blacks. “Four(...)

All Blacks assistant coach  Ian Foster: “We’re ambitious. We want to play to a top level every week.”

New Zealand are expecting a bounce from Ireland as the teams face into their final match of the November series. Australia’s mauling of Ireland in Avi(...)

Stephen Moore revealed the secret to Ireland beating New Zealand:  just stop Kieran Read. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We approached the Wallabies afterwards cap in hand. Help us, please help us. After this painfully laboured showing how on earth does Ireland cope with(...)

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(...)

Kieran Read runs in to score his try against France. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

World champions New Zealand earned their 12th victory in as many games in 2013 by beating France 26-19 and handing their opponents an eighth straight(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Seán O’Brien is tackled by Rory Kockott of Castres during last month’s Heineken Cup game at the RDS. O’Brien starred that day despite going into the match with his suspect ankle strapped up. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A nine-minute interview with Seán O’Brien is nothing more than a tease. A hastily-scribbled rough draft of what he really has to say. It’s enough for(...)

 Leinster’s Seán O’Brien is tackled by  Julien Tomas of Castres. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A nine-minute interview with Seán O’Brien is nothing more than a tease. A hastily-scribbled rough draft of what he really has to say. It’s enough for(...)

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