Aaron Cruden

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New Zealand’s Ryan Crotty crosses the line to score in the final minute of the autumn international against Ireland at the   Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 22 New Zealand 24: The sporting world is a cruel, cruel place. At the end even a chance for Paul O’Connell’s team to stand beside the 1973 10-(...)

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw and number eight Kieran Read during the New Zealand    captain’s run at the  Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rarely can one recall such a feeling of foreboding before an Irish Test match. The almighty Blacks beat them 60-zip last time out and, comfortably the(...)

Steven Luatua: “If I can be physical for the whole 80 minutes then I will walk away happy.”

Blindside flanker Steven Luatua has been given the opportunity to impose himself on the Ireland pack as the All Blacks seek to end their season unb(...)

 Quade Cooper of the Wallabies fails to stop Israel Dagg of the All Blacks as he breaks forward during the World Cup semi-final  at Eden Park  in Auckland in October 2011. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

What’s the difference between Jamie Heaslip and Kieran Read? They are the same height with but one international cap, 2kgs and two years in the differ(...)

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(...)

Dan Carter: With 1,409 points, no one has been more prolific in the history of test rugby

The All Blacks fill out venues quicker than anyone else in the world wherever they go and one player who has always been worth the price of admission (...)

New Zealand’s  Beauden Barrett gets through the tackle of South Africa fullback Zane Kirchner   to score the bonus point winning fourth try during the Rugby Championship match  at Ellis Park  in Johannesburg. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa 27 New Zealand 38: New Zealand claimed the Rugby Championship title after a breathless final against South Africa in Johannesburg.The lea(...)

 Outhalf Colin Slade has been called into the New Zealand squad for Saturday’s Test against Australia in Wellington. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

New Zealand suffered a trio of injury blows on Tuesday with confirmation that lock Luke Romano will miss the rest of the Rugby Championship, while ou(...)

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