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Gregor Paul: Why world rugby needs more men like Sam Whitelock
OPINION: The All Blacks will obviously miss Whitelock, but so will the global game.
Big blow: Spotlight on lineout as two All Blacks ruled out of second test
Sam Whitelock's absence shines a spotlight on the All Blacks lineout.
The top 10 teams from the weekend of international rugby - why ABs aren't on top
OPINION: Ranking the top teams in world rugby after the weekend of international footy.
The All Blacks attacking evolution you may have missed
Here's how the All Blacks made telling changes to their attack to catch Ireland napping.
Phil Gifford: Six talking points from All Blacks' crushing win over Ireland
Ferocious physicality, a better night for Barrett and Farrell's flub marked the ABs' win.
'It isn't a dejected changing room': Irish coach promises to attack
Ireland coach Andy Farrell is adamant his team can find a way back into the test series.
The three moments of instinctive brilliance that sealed All Blacks' win
It was instinct and awareness that delivered the All Blacks first three tries.
All Blacks dominate Ireland to start season in style
The All Blacks savoured their sold out homecoming to launch this season in style.
'Mood as dark as their shirts': English rugby writer says All Blacks ripe for the picking
OPINION: This is Ireland's best chance to pick up a first ever Test win in New Zealand.
Rugby experts roundtable: The biggest All Blacks concern ahead of Ireland test
Herald rugby writers tackle the big issues ahead of the opening test against Ireland.
Why the All Blacks' legendary Eden Park record is not as it seems
It takes a special team to win on these shores and the vast majority have been repelled.
Gregor Paul: How Kiwis helped turn Ireland into rugby heavyweights
OPINION: Ireland have been big beneficiaries of NZ's intellectual rugby property seepage.
How the All Blacks forward pack plan to dominate Ireland
Brodie Retallick explains how the All Blacks forward pack will lead the Irish response.
NZR reveal error that led to Ireland v Māori All Blacks concussion row
Jeremy Loughman should not have been allowed back onto the field against the Māori Blacks.
Elliott Smith: Why I'm worried about the ref in charge of All Blacks test
OPINION: Karl Dickson had a shocker last November.
Foster's timely return: All Blacks coach on Covid disruptions and test nerves
Ian Foster will emerge from Covid isolation and return to the coaching box for first test.
Ian Foster explains reasons behind surprise All Blacks selection
Scott Barrett's selection at No 6 evokes anxiety from already nervous All Blacks fans.
Four Kiwis named in Ireland side to face All Blacks
Andy Farrell has named his squad for Saturday's test, featuring four New Zealanders.
Gregor Paul: The dangerous message the All Blacks have sent the world
OPINION: The All Blacks want to make a statement about who they are in this test.
Scott Barrett's move to No 6: The troubled history of All Blacks positional changes
A look at the All Blacks' recent history of positional switches in big games.
Focus Sport: Leicester Fainga'anuku set to become latest All Blacks debutant
Crusaders standout Leicester Fainga'anuku is set to become the latest All Blacks debutant. Video / All Blacks
'We had 15 guys in the stands': Ireland unconcerned by Māori blow
Andy Farrell is confident his side will quickly recover ahead of Saturday's first test.
Gregor Paul: All Blacks' accidental hero could be the difference against Ireland
OPINION: Ireland will most definitely be feeling the pressure this week.