The All Blacks career of exciting winger Nehe Milner-Skudder is all but over after he signed a three-year French club rugby deal.
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is far more than the breakdancing, surfer dude that he's portrayed as and is ready to step into the All Blacks role, according to former Ireland fly-half Ronan O'Gara.
The decision has been made. Steve Hansen's eight-year tenure as All Blacks coach will come to an end after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan. We analyse the leading candidates for his replacement here.
The incomparable reign of Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach will finish after next year's World Cup in Japan.
After winning their first five Tests of 2018 comfortably, the All Blacks ran into some true contests at the back 2018. So what's to be learned, particularly following fierce battles with South Africa, England and Ireland? Craig Dowd investigates.
SANZAAR issued another typically vague response to reports Super Rugby may revert to a 14-team competition from 2021. It's not such a bad situation, though, and one the governing body would be wise to embrace, Sam Bruce writes.
World Cup-winning legend David Campese believes Rugby Australia would be panicking if it gambled on an overseas replacement for beleaguered Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
The first piece in the All Blacks coaching jumble has moved, making Steve Hansen's looming decision New Zealand rugby's hot topic at the start of southern hemisphere's offseason. Scott Robertson is ready to see where the cards fall.
New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.
The All Blacks will face Tonga in a home Test just two weeks before their bid to defend the Webb Ellis Cup begins next year.
New Zealand smashed Italy 66-3 in Rome on Saturday, finishing their European tour with an 10-try romp.
On the back of recent poor performances by the All Blacks, coach Steve Hansen has jumped to the defence of captain Kieran Read.
Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey has hit back at claims from All Blacks boss Steve Hansen that something is not right about Australian rugby.
Can England finish their year on a high with a sixth straight win against Australia? And will Scotland bounce back against Argentina?
Steve Hansen has ignored mounting calls for Richie Mo'unga to start at five-eighth for the All Blacks in naming a heavily-changed to team to face Italy in Rome on Saturday.
Blaming the Wallabies for some recent lacklustre All Blacks performances, and two defeats in 2018, may be drawing a bow longer than Pinocchio's nose, but it does shine a light on why Michael Cheika's outfit are well adrift of rugby's top dogs.
Ireland's stinging rush defence caught the All Blacks out in Dublin. The world champions had no answer to counter but, fortunately, they have a short window before the World Cup to find a way to break it down -- Craig Dowd writes.
Steve Hansen remains committed to modifying how the All Blacks play even though it cost them in a humbling loss to Ireland.
Ireland's historic win over the All Blacks was a magic moment for rugby, but highlighted just how large the gap is between Australia and those who actually know how to play the game.
The fingerprints of Ireland's defence coach were all over an intense, pulsating encounter that makes you yearn for a repeat at next year's Rugby World Cup.
A brilliant second-half try from Jacob Stockdale helped Ireland defeat New Zealand for the first time ever on home soil.
Josh van der Flier will start for Ireland against New Zealand in Dublin on Saturday after loose-forward Dan Leavy was ruled out with injury.
Brian O'Driscoll says Ireland will have an advantage heading into the Rugby World Cup next year if they beat New Zealand on Saturday.
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Ryan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world's top-ranked teams in Dublin.
- TRIES SCORED1st 33 Tries
- POINTS DIFFERENCE= 1st 93 points