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From The42 Why are the All Blacks so dominant? We travelled to New Zealand to find out Facing History

Why are the All Blacks so dominant? We travelled to New Zealand to find out

We launch a major multi-media series as Murray Kinsella journeys to the heart of a national obsession.

From The42 'I was thinking that even if Sexton put the kick over, we could still have won it' Facing History

'I was thinking that even if Sexton put the kick over, we could still have won it'

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty recalls breaking Irish hearts in 2013.

From The42 Inside Rugby Park: home of Canterbury and the Crusaders Facing History

Inside Rugby Park: home of Canterbury and the Crusaders

We visited the Christchurch training base of the Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup outfits.

From The42 Ireland face the haka twice next month, but what does it really mean to the All Blacks? Facing History

Ireland face the haka twice next month, but what does it really mean to the All Blacks?

We spoke to Doug Howlett, Tiki Edwards and Joe Royal about the famous Māori tradition.

From The42 Exiles: The Irishmen making their way in New Zealand rugby Facing History

Exiles: The Irishmen making their way in New Zealand rugby

‘They encourage offloads… It’s skills before size over here.’

From The42 'He's got a big future and, who knows, he could wear a black jersey' Facing History

'He's got a big future and, who knows, he could wear a black jersey'

Irishman Oliver Jager is part of Canterbury’s push for a Mitre 10 Cup title.

From The42 'There's a special bond between the two countries. The All Blacks always respect Ireland' Friendly Foes

'There's a special bond between the two countries. The All Blacks always respect Ireland'

Ahead of back-to-back November Tests, former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick talks about his Irish roots.

From The42 Raising All Blacks: Superstar Barrett's farm life and a stint in Meath Facing History

Raising All Blacks: Superstar Barrett's farm life and a stint in Meath

Dairy farmer Kevin Barrett brought up five rugby-mad sons on the coast in Taranaki.

From The42 Inside Christchurch Boys' High, the school that has produced 46 All Blacks Facing History

Inside Christchurch Boys' High, the school that has produced 46 All Blacks

Dan Carter, the Franks brothers, Brodie Retallick and Anton Lienert-Brown have all come through the school.

From The42 'If you want to have a lot of good cream, you've got to produce a lot of milk' Facing History

'If you want to have a lot of good cream, you've got to produce a lot of milk'

New Zealand Rugby’s Brent Anderson tells us about how the union attracts kids to the sport.

From The42 The skills, the fitness, the pressure - All Blacks legend Mealamu on Ireland's test Facing History

The skills, the fitness, the pressure - All Blacks legend Mealamu on Ireland's test

We met the 132-times capped hooker in South Auckland to hear more about his Test career.

From The42 Front Row Factory playing its part in New Zealand's scrum culture Facing History

Front Row Factory playing its part in New Zealand's scrum culture

Mike Casey was an important part of Pat Lam’s coaching teams in Auckland.

From The42 Inside Mount Albert Grammar, the national champions and SBW's old school Facing History

Inside Mount Albert Grammar, the national champions and SBW's old school

We visited the Auckland school to hear about their focus on culture and tactical knowledge.

From The42 '2013 will be fresh in a lot of these players' memories' - Doug Howlett Facing History

'2013 will be fresh in a lot of these players' memories' - Doug Howlett

The All Blacks’ all-time leading try scorer told us about coming through the Auckland scene.

From The42 'If he had concentrated on the process, he would have nailed that penalty' Facing History

'If he had concentrated on the process, he would have nailed that penalty'

Former All Black and Leinster coach Mike Brewer explains the differences in approach in New Zealand.

From The42 Inside the Hurricanes, current champions of Super Rugby Facing History

Inside the Hurricanes, current champions of Super Rugby

John Plumtree and Jason Holland told us about the Canes’ philosophy and their role in New Zealand rugby.

From The42 181kg and depressed to a pro contract in France: Kalolo Tuiloma's tale Facing History

181kg and depressed to a pro contract in France: Kalolo Tuiloma's tale

One of the emerging stars of New Zealand rugby has agreed a move to Grenoble.

From The42 Ex-Leinster lock Thornbury's adventure to the heartland of New Zealand rugby Facing History

Ex-Leinster lock Thornbury's adventure to the heartland of New Zealand rugby

The 23-year-old is part of a Wanganui side that plays in the Meads Cup final this weekend.

From The42 'As you see with Bundee, Pacific Islanders can all dance and entertain!' Facing History

'As you see with Bundee, Pacific Islanders can all dance and entertain!'

Connacht head coach Pat Lam told us about his journey through the Polynesian-influenced Auckland rugby scene.

From The42 Munster cult hero 'Dutchy' Holland pushing the Hurricanes to new heights Facing History

Munster cult hero 'Dutchy' Holland pushing the Hurricanes to new heights

The 44-year-old helped the Wellington-based side to the 2016 Super Rugby title.

From The42 How Mullingar helped shape Joe Schmidt, the Kiwi planning defeat of the All Blacks this week Facing History

How Mullingar helped shape Joe Schmidt, the Kiwi planning defeat of the All Blacks this week

The Ireland boss got his first taste of Irish rugby playing in the midlands in the 1990s.

From The42 What do Ireland need to do to beat the All Blacks? Facing History

What do Ireland need to do to beat the All Blacks?

Attempt number 29 is this Saturday.

From The42 From red heads to blue heads: Gazing into the All Blacks' mental skills Facing History

From red heads to blue heads: Gazing into the All Blacks' mental skills

‘The skill is to recognise when your attention is diverted and to develop your own strategy to move your attention back.’

From The42 'If I look back on that 10 months, it was a breath of fresh air for my coaching' Plum

'If I look back on that 10 months, it was a breath of fresh air for my coaching'

John Plumtree says he learned important lessons from working alongside Joe Schmidt.

From The42 'We have to play close to our perfect game' - O'Connell believes All Blacks are 'beatable' Facing History This post contains videos

'We have to play close to our perfect game' - O'Connell believes All Blacks are 'beatable'

Ireland have yet to get the better of New Zealand in 28 attempts.

From The42 'It shouldn't just be for the elite' - Irishman Brennan's work with Kiwi mental skills Facing History

'It shouldn't just be for the elite' - Irishman Brennan's work with Kiwi mental skills

The Dublin native spent the last two and a half years working with the Hurricanes in Wellington.

From The42 Analysis: Where have the All Blacks' 60 tries in 2016 come from? Scoring Machine

Analysis: Where have the All Blacks' 60 tries in 2016 come from?

We’ve studied each of the Kiwis’ five-pointers ahead of Saturday’s Test against Ireland in Chicago.