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Sevu Reece celebrates scoring the All Blacks’ fourth try against the Wallabies. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

New Zealand 36 Australia 0 New Zealand bounced back from their record Test defeat to thrash Australia 36-0 in Auckland. Australia had beaten New Zea(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:  he continues his “risk and reward” experimentation policy. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday, 10.45am (Irish time). Live on Sky Sports Action All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Kiera(...)

The All Blacks celebrate their 2015 Rugby World Cup triumph at Twickenham. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

New Zealand Who are they The All Blacks head to Japan looking to secure an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup on the bounce, after their long-await(...)

New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams in action during the Rugby Championship draw with the Springboks. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty

Sonny Bill Williams has fired a broadside at media for reporting that his position in the All Blacks squad is “under pressure” ahead of the World Cup (...)

Ngani Laumape is looking to seize his Rugby World Cup chance when the All Blacks face Argentina on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho/Marty Melville

Rugby Championship, Saturday July 20th, Argentina v New Zealand, Buenos Aires (Sky Sports Action, kick-off 7.05pm) A lingering hamstring injury to So(...)

 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(...)

When Ireland used Plan B, via Conor Murray’s boot, the officials deemed the line of England blockers to be legal. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

We now know that Plan C is going to be needed. At an event last week the signature performance of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland, so far, was discussed. Beati(...)

Crusaders assistant coach Ronan O’Gara, who will be flying from Christchurch, New Zealand to Dublin to join the Virgin Media studio panel for analysis of the Guinness Six Nations matches. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

On Thursday evening in Christchurch, Ronan O’Gara will begin the long haul to Ireland, arriving in Dublin at Friday lunchtime and thus, he hopes, in s(...)

Rob Kearney with Bundee Aki, Sam Arnold and Dave Kilcoyne during Ireland training at Carton House.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As befits the reigning Grand Slam champions and the second best team in the world currently, no Irish team has been more consistent over a three-game (...)

 New Zealand head  coach Steve Hansen gives  a press conference at   the Crowne Plaza hotel in  Blanchardstown on Sunday. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

No insider information, not a mention of the “Irish trick” but New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen fully expects Conor Murray to start for Ireland nex(...)

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