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#New Zealand

# new-zealand - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From The42 'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best Clash Of Styles

'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best

‘Saturday is going to be a bloody physical battle,’ says Codie Taylor, a hooker cut from very different cloth to his opposite number.

From The42 'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton Perfect 10s

'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton

The world player of the year nominees will go head-to-head on Saturday.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

From The42 No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin Here And Now

No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin

‘You don’t need to dip into the past to find a desire to play and play well.’

# new-zealand - Sunday 11 November, 2018

From The42 'I'm still bleeding from that game in 2013... Chicago was a full bandage' Main Event

'I'm still bleeding from that game in 2013... Chicago was a full bandage'

Joe Schmidt and Ireland turn their attention to the All Blacks after overcoming Argentina.

# new-zealand - Saturday 10 November, 2018

From The42 Rare Barrett drop-goal helps New Zealand scrape comeback win over England November Tests

Rare Barrett drop-goal helps New Zealand scrape comeback win over England

The world champs battled back from 15 points down, but will be breathing a sigh of relief to escape Twickenham with victory.

# new-zealand - Friday 9 November, 2018

From The42 All Blacks legend McCaw welcomes prospect of Schmidt return to New Zealand Top Job

All Blacks legend McCaw welcomes prospect of Schmidt return to New Zealand

The Ireland head coach is due to confirm a decision on his future by the end of this month.

# new-zealand - Thursday 8 November, 2018

From The42 New Zealand deploy the big guns in bid to 'make a statement' against England Back To Black

New Zealand deploy the big guns in bid to 'make a statement' against England

A week out from their clash with Ireland in Dublin, New Zealand will be in action at Twickenham on Saturday.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From The42 Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand Kiwis

Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand

The Kiwis have become more and more curious about Irish rugby in the past few years.

# new-zealand - Monday 5 November, 2018

From The42 England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash 50/50

England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash

The pair missed England’s victory over South Africa, but could face the world champions this weekend.

'He was so lucky': New Zealand fisherman rescues 18-month-old toddler from ocean

The baby had pulled the zip of the parents’ tent open while they were sleeping and walked down to the beach.

# new-zealand - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From The42 Captain Kieran Read to quit All Blacks after 2019 World Cup Read All About It

Captain Kieran Read to quit All Blacks after 2019 World Cup

Read says he’s interested in taking his career overseas after next year’s World Cup defence in Japan.

From The42 Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan Tries Galore This post contains videos

Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan

There was no shortage of action in Tokyo this morning as New Zealand won a contest that featured 15 tries.

# new-zealand - Friday 2 November, 2018

From The42 'If we are going to take the All Blacks down, then it is going to be tomorrow' Brave Blossoms

'If we are going to take the All Blacks down, then it is going to be tomorrow'

Japan’s New Zealand-born captain senses an opportunity against a weakened All Blacks team.

# new-zealand - Thursday 1 November, 2018

From The42 After weeks of appeals and counter appeals, Saracens centre Lozowski banned for All Blacks Test November Tests

After weeks of appeals and counter appeals, Saracens centre Lozowski banned for All Blacks Test

The England international has been handed a four-week suspension, back-dated a fortnight.

From The42 Eight debutants named in All Blacks' 23 for opening Test of November series Eastern Promise

Eight debutants named in All Blacks' 23 for opening Test of November series

Plenty of new faces in the New Zealand line-up for this weekend’s meeting with Japan in Tokyo.

# new-zealand - Sunday 28 October, 2018

From The42 'Ireland are managing it best': Players running on empty, warns All Blacks coach Hansen Give Us A Break

'Ireland are managing it best': Players running on empty, warns All Blacks coach Hansen

Steve Hansen has called for a longer off-season in rugby to avoid player burnout.

# new-zealand - Saturday 27 October, 2018

From The42 Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash Clean Sweep This post contains videos

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash

New Zealand out-half Beauden Barrett scored his sixth try in three Tests against Australia this year.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

From The42 Schmidt includes uncapped Addison as Murray misses out on Ireland squad November Tests

Schmidt includes uncapped Addison as Murray misses out on Ireland squad

Sam Arnold and Leinster out-half Ross Byrne will also hope to win their first cap next month.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

From The42 Tight squeeze despite injuries as Schmidt prepares to unveil November squad Rude Health

Tight squeeze despite injuries as Schmidt prepares to unveil November squad

The Ireland head coach has terrific strength in depth to give him headaches throughout next month.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From The42 Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks Official Business

Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks

Nigel Owens, Nic Berry and and Ben O’Keefe will also take charge of Ireland Tests next month.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.

# new-zealand - Sunday 30 September, 2018

From The42 Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown Back To Black This post contains videos

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown

Rieko Ioane’s double against Argentina helped secure another title for the world champions.

# new-zealand - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'All Blacks are well known for coming back strong after a defeat... they don't experience a lot of them'

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has made changes for a clash with Argentina after losing at home to South Africa.

# new-zealand - Monday 24 September, 2018

From The42 New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell Minister Of Defence

New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell

England’s new defence coach believes they are good enough to win next year’s tournament in Japan.

# new-zealand - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Australian strawberries taken off shelves in New Zealand after needles found

At least two minors have been questioned by Australian police for carrying out hoaxes.

# new-zealand - Thursday 20 September, 2018

From The42 Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan Inked

Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan

Tattoos have long been associated with the Yakuza crime syndicates in Japan.

# new-zealand - Saturday 15 September, 2018

From The42 Hansen not 'bitching' about ref call in All Blacks' shock loss No Excuses

Hansen not 'bitching' about ref call in All Blacks' shock loss

The New Zealand coach would not blame referee Nigel Owens or fly-half Beauden Barrett for the defeat to South Africa.

From The42 Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career Rassie This post contains videos

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career

What a moment for the former Munster director of rugby.

# new-zealand - Saturday 8 September, 2018

From The42 All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run Still Unbeaten

All Blacks survive stern Argentina challenge to maintain winning championship run

It was a far from convincing victory from the All Blacks.

# new-zealand - Thursday 6 September, 2018

From The42 'Pushing for equality in all walks of life, starting on the waves' - World Surf League agrees to gender pay parity Surfing

'Pushing for equality in all walks of life, starting on the waves' - World Surf League agrees to gender pay parity

The move comes after criticism earlier this year of a disparity between male and female surfers.

From The42 All Blacks to return to Dublin in 2021, with Wallabies and Boks to come in 2020 Rivalry

All Blacks to return to Dublin in 2021, with Wallabies and Boks to come in 2020

The IRFU has confirmed high-profile opposition for the November Tests post-World Cup.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

From The42 Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina Rugby Championship

Mo'unga in for Barrett as All Blacks make seven changes for Argentina

A much-changed New Zealand line-up will take on Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.

# new-zealand - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From The42 Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future Going Nowhere

Defiant Cheika unimpressed when questioned over Wallabies future

‘If you are naive enough to think that I’m worried about myself here, then you don’t know me at all.’

From The42 Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing Hammering

Hooper retains full belief in Cheika's Wallabies despite All Blacks drubbing

All Blacks captain Kieran Read insisted this morning’s 40-12 win did not come easily.

From The42 Barrett masterclass as All Blacks thrash Wallabies Bledisloe Cup

Barrett masterclass as All Blacks thrash Wallabies

It was all too easy at Eden Park.

# new-zealand - Friday 24 August, 2018

From The42 Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup

‘I can’t believe these kinds of rumours still float around.’

# new-zealand - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

# new-zealand - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From The42 Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia Back In Black

Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia

Steve Hansen’s side can seal the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th straight year with victory in Auckland.

From The42 'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying' Under Pressure

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

# new-zealand - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From The42 'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump Rugby Championship

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.