All Blacks

Steve Hansen expects the unexpected against France

Steve Hansen and Richie McCaw talk in training. Photo: AFP

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said he will be taking nothing for granted when his side tackle France in Paris on Saturday.

Friday, 8 November, 2013, 11:04am

Richie McCaw wants to write new chapter in All Blacks' history

Richie McCaw speaks to the press in Paris. Photo: AFP

Richie McCaw is not just satisfied with having led New Zealand to their second World Cup trophy in 2011 he also  wants to be the skipper of the only All Blacks side to finish a year with a 100 per cent win record.

6 Nov 2013 - 10:45am

All Blacks won't take Japan lightly

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen jokes with new cap Frank Halai. Photo: AFP

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says his team won’t be taking anything for granted when they plays their first official test in Japan on Saturday against a Japanese team eager to improve as they prepare to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

1 Nov 2013 - 10:13am

All Blacks thump France 30-0 in 500th test

Bernard Le Roux of France nurses a bloody nose. Photo: AFP

New Zealand's 378th victory in 500 internationals, which makes them one of the most successful teams in all sports, follows last week's 23-13 win in Auckland and gives them an unassailable 2-0 lead with a game to spare.

22 Feb 2014 - 2:14pm

Ear infection robs New Zealand of talismanic coach in build-up to Sevens

New Zealand sevens team coach Gordon Tietjens

The All Blacks Sevens will be missing a number of top-line players due to injury with the biggest blow being playmaker and goal-kicker Tomasi Cama. Other influential absentees are Kurt Baker, Toby Arnold, Scot Curry, Mark Jackman and David Raikuna, a youngster who has caught the eye this season.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:45am

All Blacks coach frustrated at Kahui move

Steve Hansen. Photo: AP

 All Blacks coach Steve Hansen expressed disappointment on Tuesday at Richard Kahui’s decision to play in Japan next year, saying he was frustrated the centre never gave him a chance to change his mind.

19 Feb 2013 - 12:45pm

Big guns clash in World Cup 'group of death'

The Webb Ellis Cup near Tower Bridge ahead of the Rugby World Cup draw. Photo: AFP

England, Wales and Australia were all drawn together in a potential 'group of death' when the draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England was made yesterday.

The trio all found themselves in Pool A at a draw conducted at London's Tate Modern gallery.

4 Dec 2012 - 1:37am

Steve Hansen hails England for rugby World Cup

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen believes England, as well as his own reigning champions, could win the 2015 World Cup after seeing Stuart Lancaster's men inflict a record-breaking 38-21 defeat on the All Blacks.

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

Samoa pile on gloom for All Blacks with victory in Dubai Sevens

Samoa's Paul Perez fights off New Zealand's Ben Lam at the Sevens World Series Cup final in Dubai. Photo: Reuters

It was a bad weekend to be wearing the famous black jersey with the silver fern logo.

As England beat the All Blacks in London by their biggest ever victory margin, bringing to an end the world champions' 20-game unbeaten run, in Dubai Samoa defeated the All Blacks Sevens in the Cup final of the second leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

All Blacks 15s players show interest in Olympic sevens event

Gordon Tietjens

The lure of winning a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has already resulted in a number of All Blacks lining up to join the sevens squad, but New Zealand's coaching guru, Gordon Tietjens, warned they would not have automatic preference and would have to first prove themselves.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

England dream of upset win over All Blacks

England’s Chris Robshaw and Owen Farrell. Photo: Reuters

New Zealand may be overwhelming favourites to beat England at Twickenham today, but coach Steve Hansen is adamant the world champions won't take their hosts lightly.

21 Feb 2014 - 6:23pm

Wales bid to break duck against Wallabies

Statistics do not read well for Wales going into their last international test match of 2012 against Australia at the Millennium Stadium today.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

Sports Digest, November 30, 2012

Dan Carter

Australian Dale leads seniors at Discover Bay

30 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

England can give All Blacks a good fight, says Farrell

 Andy Farrell (right)

England assistant coach Andy Farrell has insisted the side are in a "great place" as they prepare to face world champions New Zealand on the back of defeats by Australia and South Africa.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:06am

Barritt insists All Blacks can be beaten

England's Brad Barritt being tackled by New Zealand Maori's Luke McAlister. Barritt insists his side can beat New Zealand. Photo: Reuters

England centre Brad Barritt insisted his side can do what no side has done in more than a year and defeat New Zealand when they meet the world champions at Twickenham on Saturday.

The All Blacks, who have not lost a European autumn series international in a decade, arrive at ‘headquarters’ on a 20-match unbeaten run dating back to August last year.

28 Nov 2012 - 10:14am