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Coaching Stalwart Wayne Smith to Step Down

Coaching Stalwart Wayne Smith to Step Down

The All Blacks will lose the services of long-serving and successful assistant coach Wayne Smith after the 2017 Rugby Championship, which begins in August. Smith announced he will take a break from October to consider…

All Blacks Beat France 24-19

All Blacks Beat France 24-19

“World player of the year Beauden Barrett helped stretch New Zealand’s winning streak over France to 10 games with a hard-fought but ultimately comfortable 24-19 victory on Sunday (AEDT),” as reported in an article…

All Blacks Exact Immediate Revenge in Dublin Thriller

All Blacks Exact Immediate Revenge in Dublin Thriller

“Two weeks after their 18-game winning run was ended by a 40-29 defeat to Ireland in Chicago, New Zealand reasserted their hegemony with a victory that was a lot less convincing than the score…

Beauden Barrett Voted World Player of the Year

Beauden Barrett Voted World Player of the Year

“New Zealand flyhalf Beauden Barrett has been voted World Player of the Year as the world champion All Blacks swept the major awards at the end of a record-breaking rugby season,” as reported in…

Ireland End New Zealand’s Record Streak

Ireland End New Zealand’s Record Streak

It was “a great result for Ireland. And an even better one for New Zealand,” writes Mick Cleary for the Telegraph after Ireland beat the New Zealand All Blacks 40 to 29. “You…

ABs Beat Wallabies Again at Eden Park 37-10

ABs Beat Wallabies Again at Eden Park 37-10

Australia had the ball but New Zealand scored the tries as they set a new record for consecutive Test victories by a Tier 1 nation, reaching 18 but having come of age long before,…

Pumas No Match for Unstoppable All Blacks

Pumas No Match for Unstoppable All Blacks

Title-holders New Zealand have made it five bonus-point victories out of five in this year’s Rugby Championship beating Argentina 36-17 in Buenos Aires in front of a 50,000-strong home crowd, South Africa’s Independent Online…

All Blacks Crush Wallabies in All Departments

All Blacks Crush Wallabies in All Departments

“It is always a pleasure to watch sporting greatness in action, so this was rugby ecstasy,” Sunday Telegraph rugby correspondent Steve James enthuses after the All Blacks thrashed the Wallabies 42-8 in the first…

Steve Hansen Re-Signs with All Blacks

Steve Hansen Re-Signs with All Blacks

World Cup winning coach Steve Hansen has re-signed with the All Blacks through until 2019, as reported on Fox Sports. “New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew said the board unanimously voted to…

Chasing Great – Richie McCaw

Chasing Great – Richie McCaw

Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary Chasing Great, which follows Richie McCaw’s final 365 days leading the All Blacks. Richie McCaw became the first person to captain back-to-back World…

NZ Thrash Wales to Seal Series Whitewash

NZ Thrash Wales to Seal Series Whitewash

New Zealand has beaten Wales 46-6 to seal the three-Test series at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. This win was the 29th in a row for the All Blacks over the Welsh who not…

Counting Down #CrazyAboutRugby #ProjectBlackout

Counting Down #CrazyAboutRugby #ProjectBlackout

Take a look at how New Zealand’s national airline Air New Zealand is preparing for the All Blacks vs Lions in 2017. #CrazyAboutRugby#ProjectBlackout  

All Blacks vs. Wales Haka

All Blacks vs. Wales Haka

Watch the All Blacks’ first haka of the 2016 season in their match against Wales at Eden Park on Saturday June 11. The haka was led by Aaron Smith. The…

World Champion All Blacks Beat Wales

World Champion All Blacks Beat Wales

New Zealand’s All Blacks have beaten Wales 39-21 in the first test at Eden Park on Saturday, as reported in Fox Sports. The win “was achieved by a team beginning a new era…

Iron Maiden Release All Blacks T-Shirt For NZ

Iron Maiden Release All Blacks T-Shirt For NZ

Iron Maiden have released a special edition All Blacks t-shirt as a tribute to their Rugby World Cup victory. Fans will be able to purchase the shirt during the band’s  tour in New Zealand. “The…

All Blacks Named Laureus World Sports Team of 2015

All Blacks Named Laureus World Sports Team of 2015

The All Blacks have been named team of the year of 2015 at the Laureus World Sports awards on Tuesday in Berlin. Dan Carter, who suffered what could have been a career-ending injury in…

All Blacks Re-Sign Wayne Smith

All Blacks Re-Sign Wayne Smith

All Blacks defence coach Wayne Smith has signed a two-year contract extension with New Zealand Rugby. Head Coach Steve Hansen persuaded him to return to the All Blacks after taking a break following the World…

Kieran Read Confirmed As New All Blacks Captain

Kieran Read Confirmed As New All Blacks Captain

Coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that Kieran Read will replace Richie McCaw as captain of the All Blacks. He will also captain the Crusaders in this year’s Super Rugby competition. “We have known for quite…

Richie McCaw and Lydia Ko Win New Zealander of Year Awards

Richie McCaw and Lydia Ko Win New Zealander of Year Awards

Richie McCaw and Lydia Ko have been honoured at the New Zealander of the Year Awards. McCaw was voted ‘New Zealander of the Year’, while golfer Lydia Ko was named ‘Young New Zealander of…

Jonah Lomu: A Gentle Giant

Jonah Lomu: A Gentle Giant

For many the defining image of gentle giant Jonah Lomu, who died in November, aged 40, is the sight of the New Zealand rugby star swatting aside England players in the semi-final of the 1995…

Richie McCaw Film Trailer

Richie McCaw Film Trailer

Watch the former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw on the silver screen, with a new trailer showing a glimpse into the upcoming full-length movie about his amazing life as…

Ed Sheeran Pays Touching Tribute to Jonah Lomu

Ed Sheeran Pays Touching Tribute to Jonah Lomu

“Ed Sheeran has paid a touching tribute to All Blacks great Jonah Lomu by taking to the stage at his concert wearing the late rugby legend’s number 11 jersey”, writes Jenny Awford for

Richie McCaw Set for Adventure Race

Richie McCaw Set for Adventure Race

Recently-retired All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will test his outdoor skills in the GODZone – a 550km adventure race in early April 2016 – alongside NZ Rugby Players Association chief executive Rob Nicol. “We know…

New Zealand Bids Farewell to Jonah Lomu

New Zealand Bids Farewell to Jonah Lomu

“Thousands of New Zealanders have visited Eden Park to honour the memory of legendary All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu at a public memorial service hosted at the hallowed Auckland rugby venue”, writes Rory Keane…

Ma’a Nonu Ready for Adventure With Toulon

Ma’a Nonu Ready for Adventure With Toulon

Ma’a Nonu has arrived at Toulon – fresh from helping New Zealand retain the Rugby World Cup last month. “I want to thank the club and especially (president) Mourad Boudjellal for this opportunity and I’m looking forward…

Auckland Schoolboys Perform Powerful Haka in Honour of Jonah Lomu

Auckland Schoolboys Perform Powerful Haka in Honour of Jonah Lomu

Students from Wesley College in South Auckland have performed an incredible haka outside the college in honour of former student Jonah Lomu, who passed away on November 18. According to Fox Sports it could be…

Jonah Lomu: Rugby Superstar Melded Power and Speed

Jonah Lomu: Rugby Superstar Melded Power and Speed

“Jonah Lomu, whose size, strength and speed made him one of rugby’s most fearsome wings, a record-setting, nearly unstoppable scorer for the All Blacks” has died aged 40, writes Bruce Weber in an obituary…

Assistant Coaches Extend All Blacks Contract

Assistant Coaches Extend All Blacks Contract

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster and All Blacks forwards coach Mike Cron have extended their contract with New Zealand Rugby through to 2017. “Ian has provided outstanding coaching of the All Blacks over the…

Richie McCaw Announces New Zealand Retirement

Richie McCaw Announces New Zealand Retirement

Richie McCaw, the most capped All Black in history, has announced his retirement. “This is the end of my rugby days, the reality of hanging up my boots,” said Richie McCaw at a press conference. “This…

All Blacks Legend Jonah Lomu Dies

All Blacks Legend Jonah Lomu Dies

Former New Zealand rugby star and All Blacks Legend Jonah Lomu has passed away in Auckland today, aged 40. “We’re lost for words and our heartfelt sympathies go out to Jonah’s family”, said…

The All Blacks Perform World Cup Winning Haka

The All Blacks Perform World Cup Winning Haka

Watch the All Blacks as they perform their breath-taking and awe-inspiring Haka following their Rugby World Cup trophy presentation.

How a Tiny Island of 4.5m People Came to Dominate Rugby Worldwide

How a Tiny Island of 4.5m People Came to Dominate Rugby Worldwide

With their 34-17 win at Twickenham against Australia, the New Zealand All Blacks became the first team to ever retain their World Cup trophy. Their back-to-back World Cup wins and their more than 75%…

New Zealand’s All Blacks: Rugby’s All-Time Greats

New Zealand’s All Blacks: Rugby’s All-Time Greats

“The New Zealand All Blacks made it clear this weekend that there isn’t a rugby team in the world that compares with them”, writes Joshua Robinson for the Wall Street Journal. With their winning percentage…

Can New Zealand fans recite the Haka?

Can New Zealand fans recite the Haka?

What do All Blacks fans know about this much loved cultural challenge (war dance)? And how much does it mean to them? Find out if they know the lyrics…

All Blacks Trophy Lift – RWC 2015

All Blacks Trophy Lift – RWC 2015

Watch the highlights of the 2015 RWC medal ceremony and trophy lift as New Zealand become the first side in history to win back-to-back titles. Prince Harry presents the…

Magnificent All Blacks Beat Wallabies to Become First Team to Win Back-to-Back World Cups

Magnificent All Blacks Beat Wallabies to Become First Team to Win Back-to-Back World Cups

The New Zealand All Blacks have beaten Australia’s Wallabies 34-17 in the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham with a magnificent performance. With their back-to-back World Cup wins they have become the first team…

Kitten Rugby World Cup

Kitten Rugby World Cup

Kiwi comedy duo Jono and Ben have recreated the highlights of the New Zealand vs. France Rugby World Cup match in a video with a twist – their clip features kittens rather…

How to Defend Against the Haka

How to Defend Against the Haka

“Watching 23 burly New Zealanders perform the iconic dance before kickoff is one of rugby’s unwritten rules. The All Blacks, the greatest team ever to play the game, have earned that right over a…

Go Richie and the All Blacks

Go Richie and the All Blacks

Take a look at Otago Boys’ High School as they cheer on and support Richie McCaw and his fellow team mates during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

South Africa v New Zealand Highlights – RWC 2015

South Africa v New Zealand Highlights – RWC 2015

Watch the thrilling Rugby World Cup highlights of South Africa versus New Zealand All Blacks. The All Blacks were pushed to the limit by the Springboks to win the…

New Zealand All Blacks Join English Footballers For UNICEF

New Zealand All Blacks Join English Footballers For UNICEF

Popular sports stars including England footballers Harry Kane and Chris Smalling and All Blacks players Dan Carter, Ben Franks and Charlie Faumuina have been given a masterclass in how to play board games by a…

All Blacks Edge Boks for Finals Showdown with Australia

All Blacks Edge Boks for Finals Showdown with Australia

The New Zealand All Blacks have beaten South Africa’s Springboks 20-18 in the Rugby World Cup semi-final in England on Saturday. “In an atmosphere thick with tension at Twickenham, the All Blacks clung to their…

All Blacks Own Rugby in a Way No Other Sports Team Ever Could

All Blacks Own Rugby in a Way No Other Sports Team Ever Could

“New Zealand are not only the world’s leading rugby nation. They also own the game,” writes Simon Barnes in an article on ESPN. “On Saturday night the All Blacks beat France so completely…

England and The All Blacks Team Up To Test Their Skills Against Children

England and The All Blacks Team Up To Test Their Skills Against Children

Unicef presents a video about the England footballers Harry Kane and Chris Smalling, along with All Blacks Dan Carter, Ben Franks and Charlie Faumuina compete against a group of…

Haka All Blacks New Zealand vs France – Rugby World Cup

Haka All Blacks New Zealand vs France – Rugby World Cup

Watch the All blacks as they do their ferocious Haka in front of the French rugby team during the Rugby World Cup 2015. The Rugby World Cup is a…

All Blacks Demolish France in RWC Quarterfinal

All Blacks Demolish France in RWC Quarterfinal

The New Zealand All Blacks have beaten France 62-13 with a record-breaking nine try performance – the biggest victory in World Cup quarter-final history. Many French fans had hoped for a repeat of the 2007…

Ma’a Nonu to Win 100th Cap

Ma’a Nonu to Win 100th Cap

All Blacks centre Ma’a Nonu will make his 100th international appearance in New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup match against Tonga in Newcastle on Friday (Saturday morning New Zealand time). “On behalf of the All Blacks, we…

New Zealand’s Haka – “the World’s Most Perfect Act of Nationalism”

New Zealand’s Haka – “the World’s Most Perfect Act of Nationalism”

The New Zealand haka – “a traditional Maori dance, a sequence of foot-stomping, tongue-wagging and violent gesticulation, accompanied by deep, rhythmic chanting “is an intimidating sight for any opponent”, writes Ishaan Tharoor for The…

Steve Hansen Backs Sonny Bill Williams

Steve Hansen Backs Sonny Bill Williams

“Victory over Argentina already leaves New Zealand overwhelming favourites to top Pool C, with Namibia, Georgia and Tonga hardly expected to trouble the defending champions”, reports an article in The Belfast Telegraph. All…

All Blacks 58-14 Namibia – New Zealand Cruise to Commanding Victory

All Blacks 58-14 Namibia – New Zealand Cruise to Commanding Victory

The New Zealand All Blacks have won their second Rugby World Cup match against Namibia 58-14. “Namibia battled heroically but there was never any chance of it being another Japan versus South Africa”, writes…

Team Ball Player Thing

Team Ball Player Thing

Have a little laugh with the official All Blacks supporters song from charity partner Cure Kids. Featuring an impressive line-up of Kiwi entertainers and the players themselves, the aim…

Sam Cane to Captain All Blacks

Sam Cane to Captain All Blacks

Flanker Sam Cane, 23, will captain the New Zealand All Blacks for the first time in the upcoming World Cup match against Namibia. “It is a very special moment for Sam,” Hansen told www.allblacks.com. “He…

Richie McCaw in The Game Starts Here

Richie McCaw in The Game Starts Here

Watch a beautifully filmed ad for Beats by Dre featuring Richie McCaw in ‘We Belong Here’. The film also features a never heard before Haka written exclusively for Dre…

New Zealand All Blacks Beat Argentina to Begin Title Defence

New Zealand All Blacks Beat Argentina to Begin Title Defence

The New Zealand All Blacks have begun their title defence with a 26-16 victory against Argentina in front of 89,019 – the biggest ever crowd at a Rugby World Cup match. “New Zealand dominated possession…

Force Of Black – Adidas Rugby

Force Of Black – Adidas Rugby

Our fans. Our culture. Our history. Everything we stand for. Prepare for the might of the almighty All Blacks!

How I Learned to Win the Rugby World Cup

How I Learned to Win the Rugby World Cup

On 23 October 2011, the New Zealand All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup Final against France 8 to 7. It was “culmination of a 37-year career’” for Graham Henry – one of the…