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Flyhalf Stephen Donald of the All Blacks kicks a penalty in 2011  Rugby World Cup Final  between France and New Zealand in Auckland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty

Stephen Donald kicked the winning penalty that secured New Zealand an 8-7 victory over France in the 2011 World Cup final on home soil, bringing to an(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen: “I can’t be telling you Irish too much. You are number one in the world. You should be telling us. What do you think? Think it’s a good idea?”

The long and winding Steve Hansen media tour is scheduled to end November 2nd. That last gig in Yokohama is sold out but may yet be cancelled. All Bl(...)

Billy Burns: “I wouldn’t have come over here if I didn’t think it was a club going in the right direction, a club that has ambition that suits mine.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There were pre-season gifts for Munster and Ulster with the arrival of shiny new number 10s. The sky’s the limit for Joey Carbery in Limerick – that(...)

Dave Kilcoyne suffered a knee injury early in Munster’s 48-3 European Champions Cup win over Castres at Thomond Park on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The unfortunate Dave Kilcoyne was the only additional casualty among the 36 players named by Joe Schmidt for Ireland’s opening two Six Nations games a(...)

All-Black Stephen Donald will not join Ulster due to injury. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Ulster’s signing of Stephen Donald to replace Christian Leali’ifano at outhalf has fallen through after the All-Black suffered an injury while playing(...)

Stephen Donald: The New Zealander should be available to hook up with Ulster when the Guinness Pro14 campaign resumes in February. Photograph:Photosport/Bruce Lim/Inpho

Ulster are set to announce the short-term signing of All Black World Cup winner Stephen Donald to fill the void at out-half when Christian Leali’ifano(...)

 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(...)

British and Irish Lions’ CJ Stander is tackled during the win in Hamilton. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Waikato Chiefs 6 British & Irish Lions 34 Another handsome Lions win. The midweekers finally emulated their Saturday squad mates with what was, f(...)

 Lions head coach Warren Gatland: “The frustrating thing for us is the amount of blocking that’s going on, the off-the-ball stuff.”  Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The temperature is rising in the New Zealand winter. Both the All Blacks and the Lions ramped up their performances over the weekend, as did their res(...)

 Sonny Bill Williams in action for the Blues, the Lions’ second opponents of the tour. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

This summer’s British & Irish Lions tour has been widely acknowledged as arguably the toughest the tourists have ever embarked upon. Playing the (...)

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