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When the team dubbed the English Footballers boarded the SS Kaikoura in the UK bound for New Zealand few could have imagined this was the beginning of a 129-year sporting rivalry which continues to grip our nation.
The All Blacks take on the Wallabies in the second test, can the visitors put up a fight? The All Blacks bugging story takes a new twist Former WADA boss David Howman has concerns for the safety of Russian doping whistleblowers.
George Moala talks about being selected as a starter against Wales and Blues teammate Charlie Faumina warns the opposition about what to expect
Source: Favona Primary/YouTube You are welcome to donate kindly to Jonah’s Charities: Kidney Kids: www.kidneykids.org.nz UNICEF NZ: www.unicef.org.nz Members of Jonah Lomu's family will visit the All Black legend's old primary school in South Auckland this week to say thank you for the school's touching musical tribute. Lomu family spokesman and former All Black coach John Hart will join members of Lomu's immediate family at Favona Primary School in Mangere on Thursday morning at 9.30.
The five New Zealand Super Rugby franchises have revealed their new strips for the 2016 season today. The Blues have introduced light blue to their traditional navy jersey, along with light blue shorts. The Hurricanes' new strip is predominantly black with yellow above the chest. The Crusaders' jersey has black above the chest, with the rest of the strip red.
The Kiwis and Roosters winger talks to Michael Burgess about meeting the Queen – and her Corgis, doing the haka inside Buckingham Palace and his team initiation back in 2008, including his own unique version of Scribe’s hit “Not Many”.
Huge roars of excitement and applause rang through Auckland Airport this morning as the winning All Blacks walked into the arrivals lounge to thousands of adoring fans. The terminal was packed as fans jostled to see the rugby world champions.
A day after the deeds of the afternoon, and the night, before, Steve Hansen's voice was a little croaky but his mind clear. Asked if he wanted to extend his contract as All Blacks head coach from 2017 to go through to the next World Cup in Japan in 2019, he said: "I'd probably say it was more likely I won't be there after 2017".
The Rugby World Cup has been won and the first night of celebrating is over, the All Blacks thoughts are now turning towards home and seeing family and friends and of course the New Zealand fans.
All Black Sonny Bill Williams has given his Rugby World Cup winner medal to a young boy who was he said was "smoked" in a tackle from a security guard after running on the field following the side's 34-17 win over Australia.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen thinks the battle of the back rows will be won by the tight five's, and 'getting good front foot ball'. He is also hopeful that weather permitting 'we will see running rugby' but maybe the pressure will mean not too many tries.
Former Warrior Sam Tomkins talks to the Herald's Michael Burgess about being back in England, back in Wigan and what knowledge he'll pass on to his side after playing with some of the Kiwis squad.