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COMMENT: Rugby novice Steve Braunias is writing a weekly RWC column. He is not in Japan.
Comment: The story of the World Cup may be that everyone has misread the All Blacks.
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.
Financial Times: England cricket selector Ed Smith on the art of improving performance.
PREMIUM: We rank the greatest moments in the history of the Rugby World Cup.
The untold story of one of the Cherry Blossoms' greatest ever upsets.
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.
An incredible story of Northland's Bron Hames coming back from the brink through rugby.
AIMS Games gives dancers opportunity to excel on and off the stage.
Times: The fast bowler talks about racism and the ball that felled the Australian captain.
COMMENT: Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand will all find a way to enjoy Japan.
Assistant coach Ian Foster reveals the All Blacks' plan to handle World Cup pressures.
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.
Comment: What starts with a random question will descend into a sad sop story.
No one knows how the World Cup will pan out for Spark but its entree package is superb.
COMMENT: Will Sonny Bill Williams prove worthy of NZ Rugby's investment and patience?
The 16th annual AIMS Games wrapped up this week.
COMMENT: The magic number the All Blacks can't lose sight of at the Rugby World Cup.
COMMENT: The All Blacks have had plenty of secret weapons at previous World Cups.
Rachel Loader's family met her at the finish line with tears, cheers and hugs
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.
The final round of golf finished at Mount Maunganui Golf Club
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.
Tongan swimmers making a splash at AIMS Games.
COMMENT: Why England and South Africa are my World Cup picks.
Meet the new blood taking the reins as tournament chairperson
Comment: World Rugby's headline-grabbing promise about gender-neutral event is empty.
COMMENT: The All Blacks' 92-7 rout of Tonga was an embarrassing look for the global game.
New York Times: Nadal has again proved the logic-defying dominance of the Big Three.
Chris Eaton suffered an unthinkable tragedy but he learned how to fight back.
The Fijian team is the first Pacific Islands team represented in the AIMS Games.
New York Times: Her loss marked her fourth consecutive defeat in a Grand Slam final.
COMMENT: The World Cup is nearly upon us - you can cut the cliches with a knife.
You can't have a good World Cup without some controversy.
COMMENT: Bring it on! Rugby tragic Simon Wilson looks forward to backing a winning team.
COMMENT: For the first time in my life I saw the All Blacks as other fans see them.
COMMENT: This is shaping up as a cringe-inducing Rugby World Cup.
Kiwi to become the first woman to compete in the Red Bull Rampage.
The All Blacks are big business in the Japanese city set to host their pre-World Cup camp.
All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster says social media is an "absolute trap".
COMMENT: Hidden in plain sight against Tonga was the All Blacks' World Cup gameplan.
How the players rated in the All Blacks' 92-7 win over Tonga.
COMMENT: Clues to how All Blacks will play at Rugby World Cup there for all to see.
Comment: Here's hoping Stuart Barnes, cheerleader, soon reverts to Stuart Barnes, analyst.
COMMENT: We had high expectations, and for various reasons it hasn't panned out that way.
Powerhouse prop Ofa Tuungafasi opens up on family, heartbreak and the black jersey.
The full story, told by those closest to him, about the Kiwi making motorsport history.
A big call left plenty of coaches worried the World Cup is going to be needlessly ruined.
Paul Lewis analyses Dalton's prediction Te Aihe will race six mins faster than the AC50.
Comment: The fan experience at New Zealand rugby has, by tradition, been very basic.
COMMENT: Steve Hansen will be a lot more disappointed than he would ever let on.