Kaino fronts up to answer for Murray incident
Jerome Kaino was put through the ringer on Tuesday as the incident involving Conor Murray continued to be a hot topic on social media. The All Blacks back-rower could not have handled it any better.
Wallabies 'dumb team who are clearly unfit'
The Wallabies' 13-point victory over Italy must not camouflage the glaring facts that they cannot worry the world's best sides, Greg Growden reports.
Hansen stirs up war of words with Gatland
Just when it looked like the talking would happen on the pitch the war of words reignited between the two coaches after Steve Hansen bit back at Warren Gatland's allegations over the All Blacks targeting Conor Murray.
Did the All Blacks deliberately target Murray?
ESPN's Tom Hamilton discusses with Alex Lowe whether Warren Gatland was right to accuse the All Blacks of targeting Conor Murray in the first Test.
Ioane pounces to set path for All Blacks stardom
We should have known something was up when Julian Savea couldn't get a game. After a quiet first 40, Rieko Ioane repaid the faith of coach Steve Hansen with a second-half double to announce himself as the All Blacks' latest backline gem.
Itoje-Jones pairing can give Lions parity
Former Lions prop Adam Jones believes a second-row pairing of Maro Itoje and Alun Wyn Jones is the athletic axis Warren Gatland needs in New Zealand.
Lions and Hurricanes set for Tuesday.
ESPN's Tom Hamilton discusses who will be playing ahead of Tuesday's match between the British and Irish Lions and the Hurricanes.
Best skippers midweek Lions vs. Hurricanes
The British & Irish Lions have announced their team ahead of Tuesday's match against the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium with Rory Best named as captain.
Wallabies just not fit enough - Moore
Michael Cheika will have a "discussion" with Super Rugby coaches to ensure players are up to speed by the time they re-assemble ahead of the first of three Bledisloe Cup clashes with New Zealand.
Rejuvenated Boks at peace with each other
The Springbok camp is once again a happy place to be, following their comprehensive series victory over France this month, though perhaps the players enjoyed their time together a little bit more than is customary.
Andries Coetzee brings new dimension to Bok attack
Allister Coetzee's rookies stood up well to the rigours of Test rugby in the recently completed series against France, as the Springboks ran out three-nil victors on home soil. KweséESPN examines the greenhorns' contributions in the whitewash.
A lesson in simplicity: All Blacks outfox Lions
They're usually the kings of attacking wizardry but that wasn't the case in the first Test as the All Blacks took a leaf out of Warren Gatland's book with their crash and bash approach guiding them to victory over the Lions.
Jones: All Blacks a different class to the Lions.
Former British and Irish Lion Adam Jones believes the All Blacks had too much quality for the Lions to deal with in their first test defeat.
All Blacks player ratings vs. Lions
The All Blacks defeated the British & Irish Lions 30-15 at Eden Park to take a 1-0 series lead against the British & Irish Lions. Here is how those in black rated in the first Test.
Lions player ratings vs. All Blacks
The British & Irish Lions fell to a first Test 30-15 defeat against New Zealand, despite scoring a memorable first-half try. Here is how the players rated against the All Blacks.
All Blacks vs. Lions 1st Test: Social reaction
The first Test between the All Blacks and British & Irish Lions is in the books with New Zealand recording a convincing 30-15 win. Here's how social media reacted.
It was pretty eerie during the haka.'
All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith hailed the atmosphere the Lions fans helped create at Eden Park, but said it was an eerie feeling with how quiet it was during the haka.
Cruden: We had to roll the sleeves up.
All Blacks playmaker Aaron Cruden said his side had to get into the "nitty gritty" to wear down the Lions before nailing their opportunities in the 30-15 triumph at Eden Park.
Springboks whitewash hapless France
South Africa continued their promising start to 2017 with a clean-sweep of the three-match home series against France, following a commanding 35-12 victory at Ellis Park.
Steven Kitshoff pushing hard for Bok start
The Springboks beat France 35-12 in the third Test at Ellis Park to clinch a 3-0 series win. KweséESPN's John Goliath looks at five things Bok coach Allister Coetzee can take out of this series.
Manly Marlins execute game plan perfectly.
The Marlins combine fantastic work up the middle with spectacular finishing on the edges to defeat Northern Suburbs in the InTrust Super Shute Shield.
'We know he misses us' - At home with the Gatlands
When Warren Gatland steps out onto the Eden Park turf on Saturday, he will look into the stands for three familiar faces. Tom Hamilton spent a day with the Lions coach's family.
Why the All Blacks adore Eden Park
On the eve of the first Test between the All Blacks and Lions, we've dug deep into the history books with the help of Opta Stats to bring you some of the incredible numbers that reflect New Zealand's love affair with Eden Park.
Lions 'unfazed' by Eden Park.
British and Irish Lions' Connor Murray is confident the side can win the first test despite the All Blacks rarely losing at Eden Park.
Wallabies need only look at predecessors for inspiration
At a dire time when Australian rugby on and off the field is rudderless, the Wallabies have received advice from every corner, but some of the most inspirational of messages can be found from within their own ranks - past and present, writes Greg Growden.
Bill Pulver survives ARU EGM
Bill Pulver will remain as Australian Rugby Union chief but the identity of which Australian franchise will be cut from Super Rugby remains a mystery following an emergency general meeting at ARU headquarters in Sydney.
Williams cannot forget Lions who changed New Zealand
The names of the 1971 British & Irish Lions forever run through the great Bryan Williams' mind. They were the tourists who helped change New Zealand rugby.
Carter: Lions series the pinnacle for All Blacks
Dan Carter savoured first hand the frenzy the British & Irish Lions engendered in his homeland the last time they visited in 2005 -- and still recalls the experience with palpable awe and wonder.
Greenwood: Lions tour still a success if they lose.
Former Lions player Will Greenwood believes the British and Irish Lions don't have to win against the All Blacks to have a great tour.
Quade fires back at keyboard warriors
Coach Michael Cheika might have broken bread with angry Wallabies fans but Quade Cooper has taken a swipe at those who "sit behind a keyboard" and accuse athletes of not trying.
New Zealand tour tougher than Australia 2013.
Rory Best states the quality of the opposition is the big difference between the two tours.
When Gatland faced the Lions.
Former teammates and roommates Warren Gatland and John Mitchell look back to 1993 when they faced the British & Irish Lions as players for Waikato.
Scotland exposed Wallabies as feeble imposters
Those who headed to Allianz Stadium endlessly cheered, endlessly hoped that Saturday arvo footy would lead to a Wallabies revival. But in the end they were short-changed by the masters of disaster, writes Greg Growden.
Sir Colin Meads statue unveiled in hometown.
Sir Colin Meads was honoured today in his hometown, as big crowds turned up to watch the unveiling of the rugby legend's statue.
Scotland stun Wallabies to earn revenge
Scotland have sealed their first ever win in Sydney defeating the Wallabies 24-19 in a nail-biting finish.
Cheika: We didn't step up.
Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika believes that his side didn't step up in their defeat against Scotland.
Lions post record win over Maori
The British & Irish Lions have restored confidence a week out from the first Test against the All Blacks with a convincing win over the New Zealand Maori in Rotorua.
Maori All Blacks perform 'Haka' war dance.
Prior to the start of the Maori All Blacks - British & Irish Lions rugby match, the All Blacks perform a dramatic "Haka Timatanga" war dance.
All Blacks enjoy perfect hit out vs. Samoa
This was the perfect hit out for the All Blacks as they saw off Samoa 78-0 at Eden Park. Here is New Zealand's progress report from Auckland.
'Euphoric' night the Maori made history
Jono Gibbes was racked with self-doubt as he prepared the New Zealand Maori to face the 2005 British & Irish Lions. He ended that "euphoric" night having helped make history, and provided inspiration to a new generation.
All Blacks send a warning to touring Lions.
Tom Hamilton, Chris Foy and Owen Slot react to the All Blacks' demolition of Samoa, and what it means for the Lions.
Marx the Boks' new 'Bismarck'
Hooker Malcolm Marx's barnstorming performance for the Springboks in the first Test against France has sparked comparisons with his idol Bismarck du Plessis.
Mostert adds sauce to Bok effort
Franco Mostert was almost lost to South African rugby, but these days the Lions and Springbok lock he is loving life in the green and gold.
Australia to play New Zealand in Bendigo
The trans-Tasman rivals play a series in October as they continue preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
The All Black who is a farmer first, rugby player second
Tom Hamilton pays a visit to Stonehenge Farm, the remote home of one of New Zealand's most decorated hookers, Andrew Hore.
A visit to Andrew Hore's farm.
Tom Hamilton is joined by Chris Jones to visit former All Black Andrew Hore's farm near Dunedin.
How 'young Vic' shaped the Highlanders of today
Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains bleeds blue and gold such is his affiliation with Otago Rugby. But even fell out of love with the Highlanders -- until they knuckled down and returned to their roots of sheer, bloody hard work.
Ella's grave concerns over Wallabies' No.10 stocks
Wallabies great Mark Ella talks exclusively to Greg Growden about the lack of playmakers in Australian rugby, saying the problem surfaced years ago yet little has been done to correct the developmental pathways.
Backyard to Lions' den: Ioane boys to torment tourists
When it was rugby league, he was Greg Inglis. When it was time to play rugby, Tana Umaga got the nod. But no matter the code, Rieko Ioane always did it tough against big brother Akira. That was until they starting teaming up.
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