Wing Nehe Milner-Skudder will miss the All Blacks' end of year tour to the United States and Europe in November due to his shoulder injury.
In a year of surprises, nothing has matched the unexpectedness of seeing Owen Franks develop into one of the All Blacks' better ball handlers and line breakers.
Are these All Blacks the best that have ever been? Steve Hepburn rolls out the accolades for the men in black while Jeff Cheshire says yes, the All Blacks are good, but other forces are coming into play.
It takes time and patience to build a midfield combination that can excel in test rugby. It's one of the busiest areas of the field and it's hard enough to find players with the right individual...
The Highlanders' quota in the All Black squad has been boosted to eight for the trip to Argentina and South Africa for the last two games in the Rugby Championship.
Jerome Kaino's shoulder injury has ruled him out of the All Blacks' return test against Argentina a week on Sunday.
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The All Blacks made it 44 wins at home in a row on Saturday night and admit one of the backroom boys has a lot to do with their success.
All Black coach Steve Hansen is set to ring the changes in his side for the rest of the year and admits the team is more advanced than he would have picked at the start of the season.
A shoulder injury to All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino could open up the rest of the Rugby Championship to some less experienced faces, coach Steve Hansen says.
The All Blacks just keep rolling.
The reasons for the Springboks' recent malaise is no mystery. It's a perfect storm of player turnover following the World Cup, and a new coach who appears uncertain how he wants his team to...
All Blacks wing Julian Savea, often compared with the late, great, Jonah Lomu due to his size and try-scoring ability, shares another similarity with the man who filled the No11 jersey with such...
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has reacted to England coach Eddie Jones' comments about New Zealand rugby with a knowing smile and a metaphorical shrug of the shoulders.
Ardie Savea will get his chance to wear the No7 jersey for the All Blacks tomorrow night. But plenty before him have not had the privilege.
Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been given his opportunity in the All Blacks number seven jersey and for the multitude of his fans who have raised him to cult status, he must now show he is...
All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea, a whirlwind of activity as a substitute in his previous five tests, will be given the opportunity to make his mark from the first whistle against the Springboks on...
Former All Black captain Tana Umaga has been appointed an assistant coach of the Maori All Blacks for their end of season tour.
The All Blacks put more than 50 points on Argentina in Hamilton, including 33 unanswered points in the final 27 minutes as they raised their speed to a level the visitors couldn't live with, but...
It says something about this All Black team that halfback Aaron Smith, probably the world's best in his position, received an important lesson during a victory in which his team racked up 50 points.