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Chris Rattue: Win or lose this World Cup, Steve Hansen has already proved one thing.
COMMENT: There should be no assumption that All Blacks are dead certs to make the final.
COMMENT: When the All Blacks click like this no one is capable of sticking with them.
COMMENT: The All Blacks have set the benchmark and it seems too high to reach.
With the Rugby World Cup under way we look at the history of Bay of Plenty's All Blacks.
New York Times: Why Japan's Aichi Prefecture is more than just a "car town."
How will Hansen be remembered when he steps down in a little under six weeks?
The All Blacks performance at the Rugby World Cup is on almost everyone's lips.
Comment: Looking back at 1991-2011 - 20 painful years in the rugby wilderness.
We say: Tournaments can mean a loss is a win in the longer run.
Just before the start of the World Cup John Hart called us to one side.
Michael Leitch, a national icon in Japan, might be our most successful sporting export.
COMMENT: All Blacks may need tricks up their sleeve to combat Boks' rush defence.
COMMENT: Erasmus has no hard facts, just one crass ploy to influence All Blacks clash.
COMMENT: From his time with the police to ABs coach, Steve Hansen has come a long way.
The Herald's ultimate guide to all things Rugby World Cup 2019.
New York Times: US head to the World Cup trying to hold their own in the Group of Death.
Bay rugby fans are getting into the spirit of the Rugby World Cup.
Comment: Hansen's heroes ready to clip the ticket all way to final and third RWC in row.
Editorial: All Blacks less focused on past successes than meeting their present challenge.
COMMENT: Hansen's huge play could pay off spectacularly, or deliver no reward.
New York Times: Owens is an exceedingly rare figure in world sports: a celebrity referee.
The DNA of an incredible team: NZ's pride for the ABs reflects generations of history.
It was a scenario never seen before at a Rugby World Cup, and maybe never again.
Comment: There's more to commentating than hanging up your boots and picking up the mic.
The All Blacks open their 2019 campaign on Saturday, but how have they fared first up.
COMMENT: In praise of Sonny Bill Williams, the All Black who dared to be different.
We rank the top XV Kiwi stars who enjoyed the best offshore careers.
COMMENT: Rugby novice Steve Braunias is writing a weekly RWC column. He is not in Japan.
Comment: The hotel rooms are tiny in Tokyo, but the booze is free.
Michael Donaldson's formula sees another team set to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy.
All Black TJ Perenara says All Blacks have a 'vulnerability group' for mental health.
The All Blacks' under-appreciated skipper has a chance to do more than chase great.
PREMIUM: We rank the greatest moments in the history of the Rugby World Cup.
COMMENT: Cutting Ngani Laumape now looks the easy part of the All Blacks' midfield riddle.
COMMENT: Advantage Springboks, as All Blacks muddle their way into World Cup opener.
COMMENT: Five times the All Blacks had to change their World Cup plans at late notice.
Assistant coach Ian Foster reveals the All Blacks' plan to handle World Cup pressures.
COMMENT: Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand will all find a way to enjoy Japan.
COMMENT: All Blacks' ability to prepare for the unexpected a key in World Cup wins.
COMMENT: ABs have multiple options for what will be a fascinating clash of philosophies.
A new voice will be calling All Blacks matches at the RWC. What difference will he make?
No one knows how the World Cup will pan out for Spark but its entree package is superb.
COMMENT: The magic number the All Blacks can't lose sight of at the Rugby World Cup.
Forget World Rugby's rankings, here we list the definitive World Cup contenders.
Three rugby stars with Kiwi and Japanese links open up on rugby life in Japan.
COMMENT: Are Southern Hemisphere's rugby power brokers finally listening?
The leading rugby journalists from across the globe make their World Cup predictions.
Stephen Donald has loved his time in Japan, from the food and culture to team camaraderie.
COMMENT: Why England and South Africa are my World Cup picks.