All Blacks

Sport shorts: All Blacks promote Foster to head coach role
Ian Foster has succeeded Steve Hansen as head coach of the New Zealand rugby union team
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Sport shorts: All Blacks promote Foster to head coach role

Ten things from the world of sport on Wednesday 11 December
11 Dec 2019
England fined for their response to the New Zealand haka
England players lined up in a V formation for New Zealand’s haka before the Rugby World Cup semi-final
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England fined for their response to the New Zealand haka

The confrontation set the tone for a pulsating semi-final between England and the All Blacks
30 Oct 2019
England stun the All Blacks - how fans and Twitter reacted
England centre Manu Tuilagi scored a second-minute try against the All Blacks
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England stun the All Blacks - how fans and Twitter reacted

Eddie Jones’s side celebrate a 19-7 victory in Yokohama
26 Oct 2019
England vs. New Zealand: preview, starting XVs, predictions
England head coach Eddie Jones speaks with George Ford (left) and Owen Farrell (right)
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England vs. New Zealand: preview, starting XVs, predictions

George Ford is recalled by England and the All Blacks gamble on their selection
25 Oct 2019
RWC: ‘spy’ watches England train ahead of semi-final
England’s rugby squad trained at the Arcs Urayasu Park in Tokyo on Tuesday
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RWC: ‘spy’ watches England train ahead of semi-final

Holders New Zealand are braced for a ‘mighty clash’ in Yokohama
22 Oct 2019
‘All Blacks are beatable’, says England coach Eddie Jones
Head coach Eddie Jones led England to the 2019 Rugby World Cup final
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‘All Blacks are beatable’, says England coach Eddie Jones

Holders New Zealand stand in the way of England reaching the final
21 Oct 2019
RWC: New Zealand vs. Ireland preview and predictions
Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton will start their 56th Test match together at half-back
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RWC: New Zealand vs. Ireland preview and predictions

Johnny Sexton and Ireland face the ‘biggest game’ of their lives against the All Blacks in Tokyo
18 Oct 2019

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All Blacks coach Hansen to leave after the Rugby World Cup
New Zealand rugby union head coach Steve Hansen announces his decision
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All Blacks coach Hansen to leave after the Rugby World Cup

New Zealander’s departure will mark the end of an era in international rugby
14 Dec 2018
Autumn internationals: final fixtures, times, TV guide
Rugby players are wearing rainbow laces in support of Stonewall’s campaign for LGBT equality
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Autumn internationals: final fixtures, times, TV guide

Wales and France will wear rainbow laces to support Gareth Thomas
23 Nov 2018
Ireland vs. All Blacks: who are the world’s best rugby team?
New Zealand beat Ireland 21-9 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 19 November 2016
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Ireland vs. All Blacks: who are the world’s best rugby team?

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen is excited about the clash in Dublin
12 Nov 2018
England pick Chris Ashton to face the All Blacks
England winger Chris Ashton came off the bench against South Africa on 3 November
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England pick Chris Ashton to face the All Blacks

Sale winger Ashton will make his first England start since 2014
8 Nov 2018
England vs. NZ: All Blacks go on Twickenham spying mission
Brodie Retallick and Ben Smith joined the fans at Twickenham to watch the England vs. South Africa match
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England vs. NZ: All Blacks go on Twickenham spying mission

Eddie Jones was wrong-footed by the All Blacks who were in the stands last weekend and not eating scones
6 Nov 2018
All Blacks squad: New Zealand name players for autumn tours
Kieran Read will captain New Zealand on their 2018 northern tour this autumn
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All Blacks squad: New Zealand name players for autumn tours

Reigning world champions play Japan, England, Ireland and Italy in November
16 Oct 2018
Folau homophobia row: New Zealand back diversity - video
Israel Folau homophobia row
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Folau homophobia row: New Zealand back diversity - video

All Blacks promote Diversity is Strength campaign, as row over Australian's social media comments continues
23 Apr 2018
Sean O’Brien blames Lions coaches for not beating All Blacks
Sean O’Brien British & Irish Lions
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Sean O’Brien blames Lions coaches for not beating All Blacks

Flanker says British & Irish Lions could have won 3-0 against New Zealand
21 Sep 2017
England target the All Blacks and their No. 1 spot
All Blacks rugby haka
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England target the All Blacks and their No. 1 spot

Eddie Jones’s side will host New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and Australia next year
13 Sep 2017
Honours even as epic final Lions Test ends in a draw
Kieran Read and Sam Warburton share the spoils after the tied final Test between the All Blacks and the Lions
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Honours even as epic final Lions Test ends in a draw

Tourists cling on against the world champions in another nerve-shredding encounter as the series ends 1-1
8 Jul 2017
All Black tensions start to show as Lions march on Auckland
Liam Williams, New Zealand vs Lions
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All Black tensions start to show as Lions march on Auckland

There have been reports of scuffles in training and travelling fans are expected to outnumber home supporters at Eden Park
7 Jul 2017
Lions unchanged for All Blacks showdown as history beckons
Owen Farrell, Jonny Sexton
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Lions unchanged for All Blacks showdown as history beckons

Coach Warren Gatland 'rewards' heroes of Wellington by naming an unchanged 23 for the final Test
6 Jul 2017
Lions vs Hurricanes: Midweek stars in last chance saloon
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Lions vs Hurricanes: Midweek stars in last chance saloon

Test defeat will not lead to wholesale changes but the likes of Courtney Lawes and George North hope to stake a claim
26 Jun 2017
All Blacks beat Lions, but sensational try cheers tourists
Liam Williams, New Zealand vs Lions
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All Blacks beat Lions, but sensational try cheers tourists

World champions take a 1-0 lead but a spirited Lions display leaves both sides with food for thought
24 Jun 2017
Lions team to face New Zealand: Gatland makes correct calls
Lions captain Peter O'Mahony
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Lions team to face New Zealand: Gatland makes correct calls

Warburton and Halfpenny on the bench, North in the stands as coach picks O'Mahony, Williams and Daly
22 Jun 2017
Lions must rely on the bludgeon against All Black swordsmen
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Lions must rely on the bludgeon against All Black swordsmen

Tourists grind out a win over the Maori in hope the same tactics pay off against New Zealand
19 Jun 2017
All Blacks trample Samoa - but what can the Lions learn?
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All Blacks trample Samoa - but what can the Lions learn?

New Zealand run in 12 tries against Pacific Islanders in a chilling warning to the tourists
16 Jun 2017
Highlanders vs Lions: Tourists lose thriller by one point
Lions tour Highlanders Fekitoa
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Highlanders vs Lions: Tourists lose thriller by one point

Jonathan Joseph, Tommy Seymour and Sam Warburton score tries but late penalty wins it for the Highlanders
13 Jun 2017
All Blacks squad: Key players who could destroy the Lions
Jordie Barrett, Scott Barrett, Beauden Barrett, All Blacks
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All Blacks squad: Key players who could destroy the Lions

Steve Hansen picks three brothers in a formidable 33-man party featuring some of the game's biggest stars
8 Jun 2017
Lions tour: What is 'Warrenball' and what's wrong with it?
Ben Te'o Warrenball, Lions Tour
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Lions tour: What is 'Warrenball' and what's wrong with it?

Coach Warren Gatland exasperated with criticism of his tactics, as the tourists aim for 'rugby chaos'
6 Jun 2017
Lions must find momentum after dismal opening performance
David Rogers/Getty Images
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Lions must find momentum after dismal opening performance

Tourists struggle to beat part-timers of New Zealand's Provincial Barbarians in opening match
5 Jun 2017
England face France and Argentina in 2019 Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2019 draw
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England face France and Argentina in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones's side get another tough draw in Japan, while it's Wales vs Australia for the second time in a row
10 May 2017
How Taika Waititi could help the Lions win in New Zealand
Taika Waititi and Warren Gatland
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How Taika Waititi could help the Lions win in New Zealand

Coach Warren Gatland orders squad to brush up on Kiwi culture ahead of All Blacks test series
9 May 2017
New Zealand gloats as England come up short against Ireland
Maro Itoje England rugby team
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New Zealand gloats as England come up short against Ireland

With no world record or Grand Slam for Eddie Jones's side, is it time for the team to have a new captain?
20 Mar 2017
Dan Carter loses Land Rover deal over drink drive incident
Dan Carter
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Dan Carter loses Land Rover deal over drink drive incident

All Black world cup winner says he has had to 'front up' to sponsors and 'understands' the decision to drop him
21 Feb 2017
Lions tickets: Packages for New Zealand tour still available
Lions
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Lions tickets: Packages for New Zealand tour still available

Tickets to warm-up games are on sale - and you can still get deals involving flights and test tickets
16 Feb 2017
Do the All Blacks cheat? Debate rages after Ireland battle
Garry Ringrose & Malakai Fekitoa
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Do the All Blacks cheat? Debate rages after Ireland battle

New Zealand's Sam Cane and Malakai Fekitoa face disciplinary hearings for 'allegedly dangerous tackles'
21 Nov 2016