Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt expecting New Zealand backlash
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt warns his players to expect a backlash from New Zealand when they meet in Dublin, having beaten the world champions earlier this month.
Nov 13, 20:11
Owen Farrell kicks a penalty during the international Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016
Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola named on player of the year shortlist
England trio Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola are included on a six-strong shortlist for the World Rugby Player of the Year award.
Nov 7, 15:42
Ireland's wing Luke Fitzgerald (2nd L) celebrates with Ireland's scrum half Conor Murray (L) after scoring his team's first try during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, so
Result: Ireland earn historic win over New Zealand
Ireland record their first ever victory over New Zealand courtesy of a thrilling 40-29 victory over the world champions in Chicago.
Nov 5, 22:07
Aaron Smith of New Zealand is tackled by Chris Ashton of England during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and England at Waikato Stadium on June 21, 2014
Aaron Smith apologises for toilet incident
All Blacks half-back Aaron Smith issues a tearful apology after he is caught having sex in a disabled toilet.
Oct 6, 13:50
Aaron Smith of New Zealand is tackled by Chris Ashton of England during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and England at Waikato Stadium on June 21, 2014
All Blacks' Aaron Smith suspended for 'toilet sex'
All Blacks star Aaron Smith is suspended for one game after allegedly having sex with a woman in an airport toilet.
Oct 5, 19:42
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland 'to lead British and Irish Lions for second time'
Widespread reports suggest that Warren Gatland is to be given the British and Irish Lions gig for a second time, three years on from the 2-1 series win over Australia.
Aug 23, 18:46
Beauden Barrett (L) of the New Zealand All Blacks celebrates with Sam Cane and Sonny Bill Williams after scoring his teams fourth try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015
Sonny Bill Williams facing nine months out of action
Sonny Bill Williams will miss New Zealand's upcoming Rugby Championship campaign after being ruled out of action for nine months with an Achilles tendon injury.
Aug 10, 14:38
All Blacks coach and selector Steve Hansen during the New Zealand All Blacks squad announcement at the Southern Cross Hotel on October 20, 2013
Steve Hansen extends New Zealand contract
New Zealand confirm that head coach Steve Hansen has extended his contract with the All Blacks until the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Jul 25, 14:23
Beauden Barrett makes a break during the international Test match between New Zealand and Wales on June 25, 2016
Result: New Zealand crush Wales in final Test
New Zealand run in six tries as they ease to a 46-6 victory over Wales in the third and final Test match in Dunedin.
Jun 25, 10:29
Wales's prop Tomas Francis lines up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2015.
Wales make two changes for final Test against New Zealand
Wales make two changes for their final Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday, Rob Evans replacing Gethin Jenkins and Tomas Francis coming in for Samson Lee.
Jun 22, 21:39
Wales prop Gethin Jenkins in action during his 100th cap during the International Match between Wales and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on November 16, 2013
Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull ruled out of third NZ Test
Wales forwards Gethin Jenkins, Bradley Davies and Josh Turnbull will miss the third and final Test in New Zealand due to injury.
Jun 22, 19:59
Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia gives instructions prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Steve Hansen: 'Michael Cheika being bullied by Eddie Jones'
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen claims that Australia have been bullied on and off the field by England during this summer's tour.
Jun 20, 12:45
Malakai Fekitoa celebrates with Israel Dagg for his try during the international Test match between New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016
Result: Second-half surge earns New Zealand win over Wales
New Zealand record four second-half tries to help them to a 36-22 triumph over Wales in Wellington.
Jun 18, 10:29
New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock (C) catches the ball in a line out during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015
Sam Whitelock, Israel Dagg return for New Zealand in second Wales Test
New Zealand recall Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg for the second Test against Wales in Wellington on Saturday.
Jun 15, 20:49
Kieran Read of New Zealand celebrates after scoring a try with teammate Aaron Cruden during the international Test against Wales on June 11, 2016
Result: New Zealand fight back to see off Wales
New Zealand overcome a half-time deficit to register a 39-21 victory over Wales in the first Test match at Eden Park.
Jun 11, 10:32
Wales coach Warren Gatland raises a smile during Wales training at the Millennium stadium on November 3, 2014
Warren Gatland 'excited' by New Zealand test
Wales head coach Warren Gatland is excited about the prospect of taking on back-to-back world champions New Zealand in their summer tour.
Jun 9, 12:44
Alun Wyn Jones of Wales in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014
Alun Wyn Jones to win 100th cap for Wales against New Zealand
Alun Wyn Jones will win his 100th cap for Wales during the first Test of their summer tour of New Zealand, while captain Sam Warburton also returns from injury.
Jun 8, 20:44
New Zealand's Kieran Read scores his team's seventh try against Wales during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup on October 17, 2015.
Kieran Read takes on New Zealand captaincy
Steve Hansen confirms that Kieran Read will replace the retired Richie McCaw as the new captain of New Zealand.
Feb 18, 23:16
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw stands proudly with a bloody nose on August 15, 2015
Richie McCaw appointed to Order of New Zealand
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is appointed to the Order of New Zealand - the country's highest honour.
Dec 30, 20:48
Former New Zealand star Jonah Lomu before the 2011 Rugby World Cup match between New Zealand and Japan on September 16, 2011
Trust fund for Jonah Lomu's kids set up by New Zealand Rugby Players Association
The New Zealand Rugby Players Association launches a trust fund for Jonah Lomu's two young sons due to the late All Blacks star's financial problems.
Dec 15, 11:40

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