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#All Blacks

# all-blacks - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From The Score All Black stars in the dock over sleeping pill cocktail binge at 2011 Rugby World Cup Firing Line

All Black stars in the dock over sleeping pill cocktail binge at 2011 Rugby World Cup

New Zealand rugby chiefs have admitted Cory Jane and Israel Dagg ‘let themselves down’.

# all-blacks - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The Score All Blacks pay tribute to ‘Irish rugby legend’ Brian O’Driscoll Classy Touch

All Blacks pay tribute to ‘Irish rugby legend’ Brian O’Driscoll

New Zealand out-half Dan Carter also had kind words for the outside centre.

# all-blacks - Friday 28 February, 2014

From The Score Here’s why ex-All Black wing Joe Rokocoko still loves rugby Passion

Here’s why ex-All Black wing Joe Rokocoko still loves rugby

The Bayonne star took to Instagram to explain what makes the oval ball game so special.

# all-blacks - Saturday 8 February, 2014

From The Score Fifty years on, Gibson’s debut stands test of time 6 Nations

Fifty years on, Gibson’s debut stands test of time

It was 8 February 1964 wehn Mike Gibson introduced himself to Twickenham.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

New Zealand is thinking about changing its flag

Some people don’t like the current flag.

# all-blacks - Friday 3 January, 2014

From The Score Snapshot: Dan Carter is having an awesome time on his summer holidays Danny Get Your Gun

Snapshot: Dan Carter is having an awesome time on his summer holidays

The All Black number 10 is unleashing his inner Betty Draper in 2014.

# all-blacks - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The Score Toothpaste, nebulous concepts and Pele: The rugby year in 39 quotes On The Record

Toothpaste, nebulous concepts and Pele: The rugby year in 39 quotes

A year of highs, lows and verbal body blows.

# all-blacks - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From The Score Sports Film of the Week: The Good, the Bad and the Rugby Reel Stories

Sports Film of the Week: The Good, the Bad and the Rugby

We go old school this week with the behind-the-scenes doc of the 1989 All Blacks’ tour to Ireland and Wales.

From The Score Poll: What was the biggest sports story of 2013? Showstoppers This post contains a poll

Poll: What was the biggest sports story of 2013?

From Lance Armstrong’s admissions to BOD & ROG axings and Fergie’s retirement, it has been a year jam-packed with great sporting tales.

From The Score Escape to Victory, the ‘most entertaining fight of the year’ and battling the All Blacks: some of the week’s best sportswriting Well Read

# all-blacks - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From The Score ‘I will never watch that match again’ – Corcoran on Ireland v All Blacks Catharsis

‘I will never watch that match again’ – Corcoran on Ireland v All Blacks

The RTÉ commentator had the demanding task of covering the closing minutes of the heartbreaking defeat.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From The Score Watch: Savea brothers dance their All Black socks off to Jason DeRulo Trumpets This post contains videos

Watch: Savea brothers dance their All Black socks off to Jason DeRulo

The New Zealand rugby stars found something better to do than shop for presents.

From The Score When Roy met John, the All Blacks & hurling replays – I wish I was there in 2013 Looking Back

When Roy met John, the All Blacks & hurling replays – I wish I was there in 2013

Our writers on the sporting events they would have loved to witness in 2013.

# all-blacks - Friday 6 December, 2013

From The Score Ireland must develop squad depth to regularly compete with world’s best – Schmidt Work In Progress

Ireland must develop squad depth to regularly compete with world’s best – Schmidt

The coach has suggested he is using the All Blacks as the template for Irish success.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From The Score VIDEO: The best Rugby Championship montage you’ll see this year Epic

VIDEO: The best Rugby Championship montage you’ll see this year

Kieran Read, Quade Cooper, Ben Smith, Israel Folau, Willie le Roux and ‘El Mago’ are here to entertain.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From The Score Same again? NZ’s Jo’Burg visit to provide Rugby Championship climax in 2014 Fixture List

Same again? NZ’s Jo’Burg visit to provide Rugby Championship climax in 2014

The last meeting between the sides made for an all-time classic.

# all-blacks - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From The Score VIDEO: When All Black Dan Carter met George Morgan Heroes

VIDEO: When All Black Dan Carter met George Morgan

The Terenure College youngster was thrilled to meet the iconic New Zealand out-half.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From The Score Analysis: What does Jamie Heaslip do for Ireland? Player Cam

Analysis: What does Jamie Heaslip do for Ireland?

We’ve taken a detailed look at the No. 8′s performance against the All Blacks on Sunday.

# all-blacks - Monday 25 November, 2013

From The Score Rory Best threw himself into a ruck 30 seconds AFTER fracturing his arm Commitment

Rory Best threw himself into a ruck 30 seconds AFTER fracturing his arm

The hooker was forced off the pitch yesterday after scoring Ireland’s wonderful second try.

From The Score New Zealand website URL changed to wwwwwwwwwwwwww.allblacks.com Modesty

New Zealand website URL changed to wwwwwwwwwwwwww.allblacks.com

The extra ‘w’s’ signify the All Blacks’ 14 successive wins in 2013.

From The Score Kieran Read reflects on ‘proud moment’ after beating Ireland Record Breaker

Kieran Read reflects on ‘proud moment’ after beating Ireland

The world class No. 8 says the All Blacks will be focused on getting even better next year.

From The Score Rob Kearney on his wonder try and the missing 2% that cost Ireland DEVASTATING

Rob Kearney on his wonder try and the missing 2% that cost Ireland

“We genuinely believe that, on our day if we fulfill our potential then, we can beat any team,” declared the fullback.

From The Score All Blacks celebrate Irish win with rousing rendition of ‘Red Red Wine’ Reggae Classic

All Blacks celebrate Irish win with rousing rendition of ‘Red Red Wine’

Alcoholic beverages and Irish rugby misery has been strongly linked in the past two weeks.

From The Score All Blacks’ belief in their ‘processes’ got them over the line Top Two Inches

All Blacks’ belief in their ‘processes’ got them over the line

Aaron Cruden and Ryan Crotty reveal the depth of confidence the Kiwis can count on in times of stress.

From The Score Analysis: Two minutes of hell for Ireland against the All Blacks Analysis

Analysis: Two minutes of hell for Ireland against the All Blacks

We take a detailed look at the passage of play that led to the Kiwis’ heartbreaking late try.

From The Score ‘Devastated’ Joe Schmidt rues failure to close out game Regret

‘Devastated’ Joe Schmidt rues failure to close out game

The Ireland head coach says his side simply ran out of gas to let the All Blacks in at the death.

From The Score ‘Broken’ D’Arcy laments last chance to take down All Blacks Horrific

‘Broken’ D’Arcy laments last chance to take down All Blacks

The centre was heartbroken in the wake of yesterday’s loss at the Aviva Stadium.

From The Score Angry O’Brien calls on players to ‘grow up, know what’s expected in an Ireland jersey’ Openside

Angry O’Brien calls on players to ‘grow up, know what’s expected in an Ireland jersey’

‘We can be proud of our performance against the World Champions, but it still wasn’t good enough’, says the Tullow Tank.

From The Score All Blacks boss Hansen lauds ‘sensational’ Irish display Plaudits

All Blacks boss Hansen lauds ‘sensational’ Irish display

The New Zealand head coach says Joe Schmidt’s men don’t realise how tough they are.

From The Score 5 telling stats from an unbelievable clash with the All Blacks Numbers Game

5 telling stats from an unbelievable clash with the All Blacks

Heaslip’s Trojan effort, O’Connell’s awesomeness and the All Blacks efficiency in exploiting gaps.

# all-blacks - Sunday 24 November, 2013

From The Score 5 talking points from Ireland’s loss to New Zealand Reaction

5 talking points from Ireland’s loss to New Zealand

Defensive aggression, All Blacks accuracy, and one of the great Tests of 2013.

From The Score If you can bear to watch: Highlights of Ireland’s 22 – 24 loss to New Zealand Painful Viewing

If you can bear to watch: Highlights of Ireland’s 22 – 24 loss to New Zealand

Maybe if we don’t watch more than 67 seconds we can pretend we won.

From The Score O’Connell: Ireland now have to ‘maintain these standards’ Frustration

O’Connell: Ireland now have to ‘maintain these standards’

The Ireland captain admitted to frustration at the manner of defeat, but feels a benchmark has been set.

From The Score ‘You’ve got to be able to defend until the end’ laments Joe Schmidt So Close

‘You’ve got to be able to defend until the end’ laments Joe Schmidt

The Ireland coach had no complaints about the veracity of the All Blacks’ late try.

From The Score Ireland restore pride respect and belief says O’Gara after sickening loss Sombre Reflection

Ireland restore pride respect and belief says O’Gara after sickening loss

The former Ireland out-half believes Joe Schmidt’s men will take confidence from almost toppling the world champions.

From The Score Sexton penalty miss proves crucial as Ireland are denied at the death Report

Sexton penalty miss proves crucial as Ireland are denied at the death

Ireland got off to a perfect start when Conor Murray dived over after four minutes of play.

From The Score Player ratings: How Ireland fared in today’s clash with New Zealand Out Of 10
From The Score As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

We went minute-by minute as Joe Schmidt’s men attempted to create history against the All Blacks.

From The Score No expectation, only hope as Ireland host flawless New Zealand Preview

No expectation, only hope as Ireland host flawless New Zealand

Brace yourselves, Ireland. This isn’t going to be easy.

From The Score Ireland in shadow of hard-earned All Blacks hype Closer

Ireland in shadow of hard-earned All Blacks hype

But Les Kiss has the blowtorch fired up and ready to go.