Is the All Blacks bench making a big enough impact once they get on the field? Photo / Getty Images

Riding the pine: Impact of the bench

One of rugby's most enduring and engaging debates is the coaches' use of the bench. At best, it adds punch and energy, at worst a cynical exercise in boosting test caps…

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All Black Dan Carter has joined other celebrities in stepping up to the ice challenge.

Carter endures icy drenching

All Black Dan Carter has nominated three former and current teammates to douse themselves in freezing water for charity…