Joe Schmidt has admitted that he will "never say never" in regards to coaching the All Blacks in the future.
It's official - Ben Smith is leaving. The All Black and Highlanders outside back has signed with French club Pau and will leave NZ after the Rugby World Cup.
A proposed change to salary caps is set to see French clubs remove "marquee players" in a move that could secure the signatures of top All Blacks.
One of Sonny Bill Williams' biggest backers has expressed doubts over whether he is the right man to anchor the All Blacks' midfield at next year's World Cup.
Two rugby writers have argued Waisake Naholo is the biggest loser of this year's All Black season, with one saying he went from first choice to completely out of the picture despite not doing a lot wrong.
Wyatt Crockett is set for one final international swansong when he captains the Barbarians against the Pumas at Twickenham this weekend.
A French rugby team has reportedly offered All Blacks skipper Kieran Read and $2 million a year deal following the Rugby World Cup.
Scott Robertson has expressed interest in the All Blacks head coach job as speculation mounts about Steve Hansen's future.
The All Black season has come to an end. While not a vintage year, it was far from the disaster many are painting. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn hands out a few awards.
World Rugby's awards in Monaco turned green as Ireland's Johnny Sexton and Joe Schmidt led a treble of player, coach and team of the year triumphs. Try of the year went to the All Black's Brodie Retallick.
New Zealand smashed Italy 66-3 in Rome on Saturday, finishing its European tour with a 10-try romp and leaving coach Steve Hansen with plenty to consider as he looks to settle on a squad to defend...
Jordie Barrett scored four tries and Damian McKenzie three as the All Blacks ran in 10 altogether to smash Italy 66-3 in Rome.
A former Highlanders player is set to start at fullback for Italy when they take on the All Blacks in Rome this weekend.