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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…

All Blacks Depart for England to Defend Their Title

All Blacks Depart for England to Defend Their Title

The All Blacks have departed for England on Thursday hoping for a number of firsts: “To become the first team to defend the Rugby World Cup, the first New Zealand team to win the…

THE SBW Breakdown

THE SBW Breakdown

All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams talks about what inspired him to be the player he is.

Richie McCaw Most Powerful in Rugby Union

Richie McCaw Most Powerful in Rugby Union

Richie McCaw, “arguably the greatest All Black of all time”, has been named the most powerful person in the “50 Most Powerful People in Rugby Union” ranking by The Daily Telegraph. “The flanker’s…

NZ – Rugby World Cup Breeding Ground

NZ – Rugby World Cup Breeding Ground

“The All Blacks may be favoured to retain the Rugby World Cup but New Zealand’s influence on the global showpiece will extend far beyond its national team”, according to an article on

2015 All Blacks Squad Announcement – Steve Hansen

2015 All Blacks Squad Announcement – Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named his new squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup which will be hosted in England and will run from 18 September – October 31….

All Blacks Squad Announced

All Blacks Squad Announced

There were few surprises in the All Blacks squad announcement “with coach Steve Hansen naming 17 forwards and 14 backs with the emphasis on the backs being their versatility to cover numerous positions.” “Richie McCaw…

Five Reasons why New Zealand Rule the Rugby World

Five Reasons why New Zealand Rule the Rugby World

The New Zealand All Blacks “have been almost untouchable” for four years and World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry believes the current class of All Blacks were better than the group that lifted the 2011 Webb…

New Anchor Campaign Celebrates New Zealand’s Finest Exports

New Anchor Campaign Celebrates New Zealand’s Finest Exports

Last weekend’s Bledisloe Cup test saw the launch of Anchor’s new campaign, which acknowledges the huge contribution farming has made to building the nation, the dairy industry and the All Blacks.  The campaign features both…

Two Famous Exports: Anchor and The All Blacks

Two Famous Exports: Anchor and The All Blacks

Watch Anchor’s new campaign and discover an All Blacks story less-told.

53M Views for All Blacks Men In Black Airline Safety Video

53M Views for All Blacks Men In Black Airline Safety Video

Air New Zealand’s new safety video, shown on all domestic and international flights, is featuring the New Zealand All Blacks, who have teamed up with former rugby rivals in the Man In Black-themed safety…

Match Highlights – All Blacks vs. Australia, 41-13

Match Highlights – All Blacks vs. Australia, 41-13

Watch the highlights of the Bledisloe Decider match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies.

Men In Black Safety Defenders – Air New Zealand Safety Video

Men In Black Safety Defenders – Air New Zealand Safety Video

Watch this new Air New Zealand safety clip #CrazyAboutRugby featuring “some very special Men In Black” to brief the passengers.

Steinlager ‘The Originals’

Steinlager ‘The Originals’

Watch how Steinlager recreates New Zealand’s first-ever rugby team to tour the U.K. in 1905 in their nostalgic new Rugby World Cup spot.

New Steinlager Rugby World Cup Ad Recreates New Zealand’s First Rugby Internationals

New Steinlager Rugby World Cup Ad Recreates New Zealand’s First Rugby Internationals

“New Zealand’s Steinlager stylishly recreates the country’s first-ever rugby team to tour the UK back in 1905, in this spot gearing up for the Rugby World Cup next month”, writes Alexandra Jardine for

Force of Black – Adidas

Force of Black – Adidas

Adidas present their new Rugby World Cup Ad “Force of Black” featuring assorted All Blacks players including Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Israel Dagg, who…

The Evolution of the New Zealand All Blacks Haka

The Evolution of the New Zealand All Blacks Haka

Watch this video by Rugby Today to see how the New Zealand All Blacks haka has changed over the years – from 1922 until today.  

New Zealand Stars Feature in Powerful ‘Force of Black’ Rugby World Cup Advert

New Zealand Stars Feature in Powerful ‘Force of Black’ Rugby World Cup Advert

New Zealand’s All Blacks players unleash their inner animals in the new powerful World Cup advert by shirt sponsors Adidas. “It’s inside us. Beating in our heart, pumping through our veins. It strengthens every sense….

New Zealand v Argentina Haka

New Zealand v Argentina Haka

Take a look at the All Blacks U20 team as they do the Haka in honour of Jerry Collins at the 2015 World Rugby Game versus Argentina. Video presented…

Ma’a Nonu Called Best Player in Super Rugby

Ma’a Nonu Called Best Player in Super Rugby

Hurricanes player “Ma’a Nonu has been described as a player without peer in Super Rugby this year”, writes the Daily Mail. “I haven’t seen, in my analysis, somebody who’s played consistently…

First Britain Tour All Blacks Shirt Sells for £22K

First Britain Tour All Blacks Shirt Sells for £22K

One of the shirts that earned the All Blacks their legendary name has been sold for £22,000 at Sotheby’s in Britain by rugby club Mumbles RFC. The shirt, which was slightly…

Air NZ All Blacks Lolly Taste Test Prank

Air NZ All Blacks Lolly Taste Test Prank

Watch as Keven Mealamu, Aaron Smith and Ben Smith taste test some lolly flavours for Air New Zealand that have quite unusual flavours.

All Blacks Thrashing of USA Eagles a Big Money-Spinner

All Blacks Thrashing of USA Eagles a Big Money-Spinner

The first rugby match in the United States for the All Blacks in over three decades helped TLA Worldwide, an American athlete representation and sports marketing business, report a 26 per cent rise in…