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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is reported to have  turned down an offer to join the New Zealand coaching ticket last year. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew has confirmed that Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt turned down an approach to join the All Blacks coaching (...)

Cantebury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson pictured with assistant Ronan O’Gara. Photograph: John Davidson/Inpho/Photosport

Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson will wait for New Zealand counterpart Steve Hansen to make a decision on his future before taking a “good l(...)

Ireland’s Bundee Aki and Ian Henderson celebrate at the final whistle Photograph: Gary Carr/INPHO

When the cameras panned in on Irish players such as Rory Best and Peter O’Mahony at the end of Saturday’s epic win over the All Blacks, there in the b(...)

Steve Hansen with Joe Schmidt before Ireland’s win over the All Blacks. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Steve Hansen will reveal a decision on his future before Christmas that could yet see Joe Schmidt join New Zealand’s coaching ranks after the 2019 Wor(...)

New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett during training ahead of his side’s clash with England. Photograph:  Peter Cziborra/Reuters

The All Blacks assistant coach, Ian Foster, believes the players selected to face England on Saturday will be the best prepared they have ever been fo(...)

 New Zealand pose with the trophy after winning the Rugby Championship in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand’s 35-17 win over Argentina on Saturday sealed not only a third consecutive Rugby Championship - and a sixth in seven years - but also gave(...)

Coach of the Year Eddie Jones from at the World Rugby awards in Monaco. Photograph: Getty Images

The choice of Eddie Jones as World Rugby Coach of the Year was hardly the most startling news ever to emerge from Monte Carlo. Like a race leader at t(...)

Barbarians coach during a training session at Latymer Upper School. His side is not a team littered with big-name draws, rather youngsters. Photograph: Getty Images

It can be all too easy to laud New Zealand for their black magic, to marvel at their sorcery and wonder precisely what kind of deal they have made wit(...)

 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(...)

Steve Hansen: “We’ve ended up with a hand on the trophy each which is a bit like kissing your sister. There’s not a lot in it for anybody.”

The All Blacks’ disappointment with a drawn series is assuredly the more acute, and that feeling is liable to intensify as the days pass. To his credi(...)

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