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# all-blacks - Sunday 18 October, 2015

From The42 ‘No one can come close to Jonah’: Record-setting Savea comes closer than anyone Smashing

‘No one can come close to Jonah’: Record-setting Savea comes closer than anyone

The winger overtook the All Black legend with his 38th try for his country.

# all-blacks - Saturday 17 October, 2015

From The42 The All Black out-half who honed his skills on the GAA fields of Co Meath GAA Roots

The All Black out-half who honed his skills on the GAA fields of Co Meath

You may not know that Beauden Barrett played U10 football in Ballinacree, but he did.

# all-blacks - Thursday 15 October, 2015

From The42 ‘Apart from Rainbow Warrior, we’re on the same page’: NZ dealing with pressure of France week All Gags

‘Apart from Rainbow Warrior, we’re on the same page’: NZ dealing with pressure of France week

‘Worry is a wasted emotion,’ comes the words of wisdom from a man used to dealing with intense pressure.

From The42 Here’s why Isa Nacewa expects to see Ireland and the All Blacks in the World Cup final Top Two

Here’s why Isa Nacewa expects to see Ireland and the All Blacks in the World Cup final

Ireland look like ‘a champion team’, the Leinster legend says.

# all-blacks - Saturday 10 October, 2015

From The42 Injury puts All Blacks prop out of the World Cup and into international retirement New Zealand

Injury puts All Blacks prop out of the World Cup and into international retirement

The 34-year-old Tony Woodcock has played his last test due to a hamstring problem.

# all-blacks - Friday 9 October, 2015

From The42 Jersey worn by Irish-born former All Blacks captain sells for world record €243,000 Sold

Jersey worn by Irish-born former All Blacks captain sells for world record €243,000

Dave Gallaher was born in Ramelton, Donegal.

# all-blacks - Thursday 8 October, 2015

From The42 ‘Haka’ fans, there’s a special treat in store for you tomorrow Sipi Tau

‘Haka’ fans, there’s a special treat in store for you tomorrow

What’s better than a cultural challenge? TWO cultural challenges!

# all-blacks - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

From The42 Hip knock means McCaw can only pull level in RWC record appearance chase 19 And Counting

Hip knock means McCaw can only pull level in RWC record appearance chase

Jason Leonard’s haul of 22 Rugby World Cup appearances won’t be overtaken this year.

# all-blacks - Friday 2 October, 2015

Late tries flatter New Zealand after sloppy win against Georgia

A frustrating performance from the All Blacks.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

From The42 New Zealand are holding nothing back with their team selection to face Georgia No Holding Back

New Zealand are holding nothing back with their team selection to face Georgia

Carter, McCaw, Retallick and Read all return.

# all-blacks - Sunday 27 September, 2015

From The42 12 of our favourite images from another busy week of sport Through A Lens This post contains images

12 of our favourite images from another busy week of sport

All the action from a different angle.

# all-blacks - Thursday 24 September, 2015

From The42 See Namibia’s Johan Deysel send an All Black over on his backside en route to a try Not In My House! This post contains videos

See Namibia’s Johan Deysel send an All Black over on his backside en route to a try

See the best of the action in our highlights from the Olympic Stadium.

From The42 Milner Skudder puts Argentina behind him to dazzle in All Blacks win Back With A Bang

Milner Skudder puts Argentina behind him to dazzle in All Blacks win

Milner Skudder put his Argentina nightmare behind him in some style.

From The42 A farmer, a bicycle shop salesman and the Namibian amateurs to take on the All Blacks Part-timers

A farmer, a bicycle shop salesman and the Namibian amateurs to take on the All Blacks

8 members of the Welwitschias squad have taken time off work to play in the Rugby World Cup.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

‘Low-key start, on and off the field’: Our man reports from the All Blacks’ sleepy London base

Away from their legion of adoring fans, the All Blacks can focus on the job at hand.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

From The42 Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite ‘war dance’ in the RWC Shapes This post contains a poll

Before Fiji bring the Cibi back to your screens tomorrow, pick your favourite ‘war dance’ in the RWC

Love them or hate them, you can’t ignore these Pacific nations.

# all-blacks - Friday 18 September, 2015

From The42 Milner-Skudder wins 3rd cap as All Blacks aim to get Pool C wrapped up nice and early NMS

Milner-Skudder wins 3rd cap as All Blacks aim to get Pool C wrapped up nice and early

Steve Hansen isn’t holding anything back against Argentina.

From The42 7 of the most memorable Rugby World Cup moments Nostalgia

7 of the most memorable Rugby World Cup moments

Images of Jonny Wilkinson’s extra-time winning drop-goal will live long in the memory of England fans in particular.

# all-blacks - Thursday 17 September, 2015

From The42 This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup? Northsiders

This is the north: how will the European sides fare at the Rugby World Cup?

Ireland are the only Home Nations side to have never progressed beyond the World Cup quarter-finals.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

From The42 Steve ‘Shag’ Hansen swears All Black approach is simple, yet constant improvement is anything but Black And White

Steve ‘Shag’ Hansen swears All Black approach is simple, yet constant improvement is anything but

The New Zealand head coach recognises his strengths and finds people who can make up for his weaknesses.

# all-blacks - Thursday 10 September, 2015

From The42 Black and gold? 5 questions for New Zealand heading into the World Cup Business Time

Black and gold? 5 questions for New Zealand heading into the World Cup

Will the game’s best side win a World Cup on foreign soil?

# all-blacks - Sunday 30 August, 2015

# all-blacks - Friday 28 August, 2015

A New Zealand punter has wagered an enormous sum on this year’s Rugby World Cup

It’s rare you find an All Black fan this pessimistic.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From The42 Jonah Lomu leaves unsuspecting punters in a Dublin pub baffled Surprise Visit This post contains videos

Jonah Lomu leaves unsuspecting punters in a Dublin pub baffled

John Smit better than Jonah Lomu? Controversial!

# all-blacks - Sunday 16 August, 2015

From The42 Wallabies coach Cheika defends Cooper after he’s blamed for All Blacks loss Criticism

Wallabies coach Cheika defends Cooper after he’s blamed for All Blacks loss

The Australian flyhalf was sin-binned as New Zealand won the Bledisloe Cup.

# all-blacks - Friday 14 August, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby’s attitude to the scrum Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Bledisloe Cup incident showed up World Rugby’s attitude to the scrum

A fascinating exchange between Wayne Barnes and Stephen Moore.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

From The42 All Blacks change three with McCaw set to break world record in Bledisloe rematch Record Breaker

All Blacks change three with McCaw set to break world record in Bledisloe rematch

McCaw will break Brian O’Driscoll’s test cap record this Saturday.

From The42 ‘A gift from God’ – All Blacks winger fit for World Cup after miraculous recovery Cured

‘A gift from God’ – All Blacks winger fit for World Cup after miraculous recovery

Waisake Naholo had been ruled out of contention with a broken leg but travelled to Fiji for the traditional treatment.

# all-blacks - Monday 10 August, 2015

Could New Zealanders be ditching the Union Jack for this flag? It’s on a list of 40 choices

There are two referendums planned in the next seven months.

# all-blacks - Sunday 9 August, 2015

From The42 Nice guy TJ Perenara absolutely makes a young fan’s day after loss to Australia Pure Sound

Nice guy TJ Perenara absolutely makes a young fan’s day after loss to Australia

All Blacks scrum half gave his boots to an awe-struck kid after the game in Sydney.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

From The42 All Blacks hand debut to Super Rugby sensation Nehe Milner-Skudder Remember The Name

All Blacks hand debut to Super Rugby sensation Nehe Milner-Skudder

The side-stepping talent will make his international bow against Australia on Saturday.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

From The42 The All Blacks have somehow found a way to be even blacker at the World Cup Blackout

The All Blacks have somehow found a way to be even blacker at the World Cup

The entire team will be wearing Blackout boots at the World Cup

# all-blacks - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Reports: Ireland lined up to face the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016

New Zealand are hoping to play two games in Chicago in 2016.

From The42 Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa Weakness

Analysis: All Blacks scrum showed its weakness against South Africa

Tony Woodcock showed on Saturday that he’s there for the taking

# all-blacks - Monday 27 July, 2015

From The42 All Blacks box clever and 5 more talking points from the Rugby Championship weekend Due South This post contains videos

All Blacks box clever and 5 more talking points from the Rugby Championship weekend

The big three were pretty impressive.

# all-blacks - Friday 24 July, 2015

From The42 Rugby Championship weekend to provide food for thought for Ireland Scouting

Rugby Championship weekend to provide food for thought for Ireland

New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and Australia are all potential World Cup opponents.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

New video shows just how much the Haka has changed in 93 years

A vital part of the game, or an unfair advantage for New Zealand?

# all-blacks - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From The42 Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor Skills

Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor

The 29-year-old centre was in impressive form against Argentina last weekend.

# all-blacks - Monday 20 July, 2015

The sporting world has changed a lot in the time New Zealand have been rugby’s top test nation

Brian O’Driscoll’s arm was in a sling, while Roy Keane was still Manchester United captain.

# all-blacks - Saturday 18 July, 2015

From The42 World Cup over for All Blacks winger after broken leg on debut Injury Blow

World Cup over for All Blacks winger after broken leg on debut

Waisake Naholo broke his leg on his test debut.