Pacific teams the have-nots of world rugby
Their fans are the most colourful, their celebrations the most joyous. But Pacific rugby teams are not on an even playing field in Japan.
World Cup will be tense - but hardly full of shocks
Much of the World Cup will be as predictable as the All Blacks’ line-up for their opening clash with the Springboks.
Barrett, Smith revert to type for final ABs tune-up
The All Blacks are taking no chances as they look to emerged from the weekend’s test match against Tonga unscathed.
Who dumped who? The Squire v Hansen question
Steve Hansen appears to have pulled off a schoolyard romance breakup classic.
World Cup team named, psych games begin
Jim Kayes runs the rule over the All Blacks’ World Cup squad.
We were naive about name: Crusaders
Concerns about the rugby team’s name emerged when it was conceived, Crusaders’ management tells sponsors.
Confession time: some All Black doubts had crept in
The Wallabies arrived in Auckland with one hand on the Bledisloe Cup and flew home with it amputated.
Black Ferns’ cowgirl proves doctors wrong
Black Fern Aleisha-Pearl Nelson was told by doctors, twice, that her rugby days were over - after serious horse-riding accidents.