Beauden Barrett of New Zealand tackles Sam Underhill of England as he scores a try that was  later disallowed during the autumn international  at Twickenham. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

England 15 New Zealand 16 England fell agonisingly short of toppling New Zealand after a late try by Sam Underhill was controversially ruled out in (...)

Jordie Barrett (right) comes in to the New Zealand side at fullback for Saturday’s match against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph:    Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape have been called into an otherwise unchanged All Blacks starting side for their second match of the Rugby Championshi(...)

New Zealand centre Ryan Crotty  celebrates after scoring a try during the match against France at the Stade de France on Saturday night. Photograph:   Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

France 18 New Zealand 38 France were given a reminder of how far they still are from a maiden World Cup title when they were humbled 38-18 in Paris b(...)

 Sonny Bill Williams returns to the New Zealand side for the Rugby Championship opener against Australia in Sydney. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Centre Sonny Bill Williams was recalled to the All Blacks team on Wednesday for their opening Rugby Championship match against Australia after serving(...)

“If they don’t win, I feel their legacy should be that they had simply nothing left to give and it wasn’t quite enough. And there is no shame in that.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Like many people around the world, I watched the closing act of Usain Bolt’s career with that peculiar feeling you have when any great athlete or team(...)

Sonny Bill Williams tackles Anthony Watson, leading to his red card in the second Test against the Lions in Wellington. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

New Zealand have appealed against how Sonny Bill Williams’ suspension is applied following his dismissal against the British and Irish Lions. World R(...)

Referee Romain Poite explains to All Blacks captain Kieran Read his decision not to award a penalty in the closing stages   of the third Test against the Lions at Eden park in Auckland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

There are 77 minutes, 54 seconds on the clock and, as the dogs in the street now know, it’s 15-all. Freeze-frame Beauden Barrett’s restart. Kieran Rea(...)

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has been suspended for four weeks following his sending off against the Lions. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty

New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams has been suspended for four weeks after he was sent off in Saturday’s second Test defeat against the British an(...)

Lions flanker Seán O’Brien has been cited for allegedly striking All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo during the second Test in Wellington. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

British and Irish Lions flanker Seán O’Brien could miss the decisive third Test against New Zealand next week after being cited for dangerous play du(...)

New Zealand outhalf  Beauden Barrett sets up a penalty kick during the  Test against the British and Irish Lions  in Wellington. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Steve Hansen insists he has no concerns over Beauden Barrett’s goal-kicking despite the outhalf missing three penalties in New Zealand’s 24-21 defeat (...)

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