Auckland bolter in All Blacks' spring tour squad
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has included uncapped Blues back-rower Dalton Papali'i among a 32-man squad for the five-Test tour of Japan and Europe.
Joy for Dane Coles after 'tough year'
A storming 20-metre run chasing a loose ball in slippery conditions last Friday was all it took for Dane Coles to convince All Blacks coach Steve Hansen to include the hooker in his squad for the end-of-season tour.
Hansen: Matt Todd selection not policy change
There has been no change to the All Blacks' selection policy of choosing only New Zealand-based players, according to coach Steve Hansen.
TRC Review: Springboks closing gap, Wallabies wobbling
The All Blacks cemented their place at the top of the Rugby Championship with emphatic displays. However, South Africa -- and even Argentina -- showed that the world is catching up, while the Wallabies floundered. Read on for our tournament review.
Team of the Tournament: All Blacks, Springboks star
There were some magnificent individual performances in the Rugby Championship. But who were the guys who were consistently good throughout the competition? Read on for our Team of the Tournament.
All Blacks still Cup kings, but gap has closed
Australia may have disappointed during the Rugby Championship but the performance of South Africa, despite throwing the game away in Pretoria, shows the All Blacks aren't World Cup certainties -- Craig Dowd writes.
Rebooted: ABs, Wallabies pull off great escape
Brittany Mitchell and John Goliath
RA can't allow comeback win to camouflage frailties
Rugby Australia must not let the Wallabies' Keystone Cops-esque win in Argentina camouflage glaring frailties within the outfit. Nor can the team or management be allowed to get away with any 'we showed the critics' carry-on -- Greg Growden writes.
Victory not enough for Cheika
A half-time shellacking from coach Michael Cheika turned around one of the most remarkable rugby internationals in history on Saturday but the Australians will need more than words if they are to improve on a disappointing Rugby Championship.
Wallabies produce 24-point comeback win
The Wallabies have produced a huge second-half comeback to beat Argentina 45-34 and potentially save coach Michael Cheika's skin.
Savea seals stunning comeback win for NZ
Ardie Savea scored a try in the final minute as New Zealand staged a stunning comeback to beat South Africa at Loftus Versfeld.
Team of the Week: Savea, Ioane star in Buenos Aires
The All Blacks and Springboks wrapped up second first and second spot in the Rugby Championship at the weekend, yet there was still room for a few Wallabies in our Team of the Week.
Cheika's 'Muddle-Headed Wombats' continue to astound
Under Michael Cheika's withering command, the Wallabies have become a dumb outfit. From inexplicable team selections to bewildering on-field decisions, they are in need of a complete rebrand -- Greg Growden writes.
Rebooted: Cut-outs a sign of bigger Wallaby problem
The Wallabies' attack is all wrong, but the Springboks' rush defence so right. Meanwhile in Buenos Aires, the All Blacks combined experience and opportunity to deny an overly-excitable Argentina. Your R5 review is here.
The Waratahs might have made the Super Rugby semifinals but their rating reflects their easy ride to the finals, while another team's year can only be described as a "missed opportunity", writes Greg Growden.
Sam Bruce and Greg Growden go head-to-head to review the Wallabies' 2017 season, identifying the positives, problem areas and rating their progress towards Rugby World Cup 2019.
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