Where does Sam Cane go from here?
Sam Cane might be rethinking his future after a sad end to the Rugby World Cup.
Sam Cane might be rethinking his future after a sad end to the Rugby World Cup.
A 7-1 bench is an absurd proposition but it's especially hard to comprehend when it forces the omission of one of the Springboks' …
The scrum battle will prove decisive at the Stade de France on Saturday night.
It's not always the most consistent or impressive team over the four-year World Cup cycle that eventually heads home with the fabl…
Ian Foster should consider a last-minute change-up to the All Blacks' first XV.
One final pool game presents a few fringe players with a last opportunity to advance their case for sudden-death selection.
Barnstorming performances from Shannon Frizell might be the difference between the All Blacks going home with the Webb Ellis Cup o…
All Blacks coach Ian Foster must throw caution to the wind and make a big change at halfback.
It's last chance saloon for fringe All Blacks to push their case for national selection.
2023 could mark the beginning of a Chiefs legacy.
A young Chief could force his way into the national selection frame with more minutes under his belt.
Joseph Suaalii's recruitment by Rugby Australia could have a long-lasting effect.
Cam Roigard and Brett Cameron will forge a strong halves combo for the Hurricanes.
A refresh on the wings could once again be on the cards for the All Blacks.
Dane Coles and Brodie Retallick are going to be almost impossible for the All Blacks to replace.
Aaron Smith's and Beauden Barrett's departures overseas next year will leave the All Blacks in a sticky situation.
Premiership winner Freddie Burns could push the Highlanders to greater heights.
2023 could be the year that Scott Barrett proves himself world class.
Dave Rennie isn't the first Wallabies coach to lose his job mid-contract.
The stars have aligned for the Blues.
A freak injury during the NPC stymied Zarn Sullivan's prodigious development.
There are no heirs apparent to the likes of Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga.
Beauden Barrett would benefit immensely from Jordie Barrett's presence in the midfield.
The return of Anton Lienert-Brown could spell trouble for All Blacks wing Caleb Clarke.
Damian McKenzie delivered a sterling performance for the All Blacks XV against Ireland A.
Jordie Barrett's exceptional performance might not be enough to sway Ian Foster.
If Sam Cane is the right man to captain the All Blacks then Foster needs to back him to get the job done for the full 80 minutes.
Dane Coles and Codie Taylor have been incredible servants of the game in NZ - but they're not the forces they once were.
With just a dozen or so matches left until the World Cup, the All Blacks are running out of time to experiment.
If there was enough on display at Ellis Park to suggest the All Blacks have turned a corner then the historic defeats can – and …
Despite a slow start to the season, Zarn Sullivan is on track to becoming a world-class fullback.
Luke Jacobson has paid the price for being a jack of all trades with the Chiefs this season.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has played just nine games of professional rugby union. Is that enough for All Blacks selection?
Will some big decisions by Super Rugby coaches influence the make-up of the first All Blacks squad of 2022?
Two emerging halfbacks could prove crucial to the future success of the All Blacks.
It's time for Ian Foster to make some brave selection calls.
Are we witnessing a shift in the power base of New Zealand rugby?
Etene Nanai-Seturo was once touted as the next big thing in New Zealand rugby.
Despite having a torrid lead-in to their debut season, Moana Pasifika are already proving their worth.
Spare a thought for the likes of Mitch Dunshea, Quinten Strange and Pari Pari Parkinson.
The Crusaders have often struggled without Richie Mo'unga at flyhalf.
The upcoming Super Rugby Pacific season could reinvigorate Josh Ioane's All Blacks career.
An already game-changing November has culminated in international eligibility changes.
All should be trembling in anticipation at this weekend's potential scrum-half battle.
The All Blacks may finally have a challenge on their hands in their own backyard.
Manu Samoa are preparing for a Barbarians onslaught at Twickenham.
Ireland have been quietly going about their business without any of the hype of France.
With so many tough games to kick off the year, only now are the Springboks giving chances to young players.
The All Blacks showed off their backline's unique versatility against Wales.
With the axe hanging ominously over the All Blacks loose forwards, the next month will prove crucial.
There are some parallels between the USA and Japan, even if their rugby development is years apart.
The Brave Blossoms have yet to prove they can compete with the speed of the Wallabies or All Blacks.
Games between the All Blacks and USA could become more plentiful in the years to come.
Clayton McMillan and Warren Gatland are cooking up something special in Chiefs country.
After a tough three-match stint, the Wallabies finally have some respite from the All Blacks.
When Ian Foster is selecting his World Cup squad, he may look back on 2021 with begrudging fondness.
The next month looms as a crucial time for TJ Perenara and Brad Weber to prove their starting pedigree.
Brett Cameron's surprise call-up to the All Blacks in 2018 was just the start of his rugby odyssey.
World Rugby need to seriously rethink 20-minute red cards.
With Sam Cane set to spend plenty of time on the sidelines, Ardie Savea needs to make a statement.
The Rugby Championship can't simply keep absorbing new teams when they reach tier-one status.
A stint overseas, no matter how short, could spell an end to Damian McKenzie's All Blacks hopes.
Paradoxically, being dropped by the All Blacks could kick-start the career of 21-year-old Cullen Grace.
The All Blacks will look to rejuvenate their front-row in 2021. Which men are due a call-up?
Promising Chiefs halfback Xavier Roe has finally earned himself a start after an exceptional provincial season.
An injury to Shannon Frizell has possibly made the loose forwards selection picture clearer for the All Blacks.
The Reds' 40-34 win over the Chiefs breathes new life into a competition that was quickly becoming stale.
There's no obvious solution to fix Super Rugby Trans-Tasman moving forward.
Samoa haven't played a test match since 2019 but there's plenty to look forward to for the island nation.
Bonus points could decide the Trans-Tasman finalists but shouldn't be chased at the expense of a win.
The Crusaders had one All Blacks midfield combo before the season started. They've unearthed another.
Isaac Lucas is a once in a generation Australian talent currently making waves in Japan.
There's no middle ground in Super Rugby Aotearoa this year - if you're not a seasoned pro, you're left right out.
After a torrid year, the Chiefs have finally rediscovered the lost art of winning.
NZ were once unstoppable at Under 20s level but the landscape has changed over the last decade.
Quirks of the law were brought to fore in the Chiefs' golden-point win over the Highlanders.
Pari Pari Parkinson, one of the most promising physical specimens in New Zealand rugby, is back.
A Trans-Tasman Super competition has just gone from doubtful to highly likely. That's good news for everyone.
Joe Rokocoko's soft spot for the Crusaders vanished when they beat his beloved Blues in the 1998 Super 12 final.
Leicester Fainga’anuku is setting Super Rugby Aotearoa alight. But he’s ambivalent about how his career develops.
A new crop of Kiwi 10s are set to make names for themselves in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
The Hurricanes struggled to replace Beauden Barrett in 2020. How will they fair without TJ Perenara in 2021?
After a year blighted by injury, Quinten Strange is ready to reaffirm his place in the pecking order.
Rugged All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick is eyeing the 2023 World Cup as his international swansong.
History shows Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's high-profile move from league to union will not be an easy task.
Liam Squire sets the record straight on the media storm that was his 2019 season.
The All Blacks' dual-playmaker strategy requires a demanding skillset from NZ fullbacks.
He started the year a hopeful sevens player but Caleb Clarke ended 2020 as a global superstar.
After four years at the Chiefs, fullback Solomon Alaimalo hopes a move to the Highlanders will reignite his career.
The Maori All Blacks holds a special place for those who put on the famous jersey.
Bryn Gatland has finally landed his dream contract at the Chiefs.
Argentina's victory over New Zealand showed that more matches don't always lead to better results.
Taniela Tupou showed in Bledisloe IV exactly what the All Blacks are missing from their propping stables.
Caleb Clarke may be 110kg of destructive power, but he’s no one-trick pony.
A wave of euphoria swept through New Zealand rugby in June, but the bubble has burst.
The man set to replace Warren Gatland almost produced one of the greatest upsets of the modern era.
On Sunday, for the first time in almost three decades, a Kiwi referee took charge of an All Blacks match.
Tupou Vaa’i didn’t even have a Super Rugby contract at the start of the year. Now he’s an All Black.
Anton Lienert-Brown has fought a long mental battle to become a regular All Black.