Halfback Aaron Smith is set for his 82nd test against Ireland; an outing which will see him overtake Justin Marshall as New Zealand's most capped No 9.
New Zealand has won the rights to host the 2021 women's Rugby World Cup - the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere - beating Australia's bid.
As expected, the All Blacks will not play a test in the South Island next year as the international schedule is impacted by the World Cup.
There's clearly a bit of ill-feeling in Ireland about the way things played out the last time the All Blacks were in Dublin.
Otago has two of the best sevens players in the country but the likelihood of seeing them in the blue and gold in the shortened version of the game appears slim.
Otago will field a new-look team for this year's sevens campaign but one which will not lack effort.
Ireland have been dealt two major blows with halfback Conor Murray and midfielder Robbie Henshaw ruled out of this weekend's test against the All Blacks in Dublin.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is willing to sit down and have a chat to Ireland's Joe Schmidt about the pressures of the All Blacks job if he is serious about applying for it.
All Black Sonny Bill Williams' cursed run of injuries is continuing after he was ruled out of this week's blockbuster test against Ireland in Dublin.
New Zealand learned valuable lessons in a hostile environment as it came from behind to eke out a 16-15 win over England at a rain-lashed Twickenham yesterday.
Heavy rain throughout the district caused the game at Omakau between home side Blacks Hill and Queenstown Ballarat to be abandoned, so there were only two senior games played in the Vincent...
The Owaka Bandits beat the Kai Kings by 42 runs in Kaitangata on Saturday. Owaka won the toss and elected to bat first.
Sonny Bill Williams' wretched year went from bad to worse on Saturday as the two-time Rugby World Cup winner for New Zealand appears likely to have finished an injury-plagued campaign with a...
Brodie Retallick produced a colossal display as the All Blacks ate into England's early lead to win 16-15 at Twickenham, writes the Observer's Gerard Meagher.