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Lions coaches got it wrong - O'Brien

Outstanding British & Irish Lions loose forward Sean O'Brien believes coach Warren Gatland got it wrong on their tour of New Zealand and the Lions should have won the series.
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All Blacks asking questions of world game

The All Blacks' 57-0 success over South Africa at the weekend sent 'a shiver down every traditional rugby spine from Bloemfontein to Buenos Aires'.
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All Blacks brace for SA backlash

Not even the record-breaking achievements for the All Blacks against South Africa could dent the New Zealand rugby mantra of constantly seeking improvement, and that would be the driving motivation heading into two tough weeks overseas.
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All Blacks are 'rugby's Barcelona, with muscle'

Former England and British & Irish Lions five-eighths Stuart Barnes said the All Blacks' record-breaking 57-0 Investec Rugby Championship win over South Africa was 'irresistible' in his Sunday Times column.
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Halfback ignited potent All Blacks scoring fuse

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith's ability to lift his side at the right moments was evident again when his key play set the eight-try 57-0 victory over South Africa in motion at Albany on Saturday.
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Departing Smith gifted the perfect memento

Retiring All Blacks defence coach Wayne Smith said he experienced 'surreal' feelings around his pending departure from the side as his last Test at home produced an almost dreamlike effort to beat South Africa 57-0 at Albany on Saturday.
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NZ-SA rivalry still intense - Hansen

All Blacks misery may have been heaped on South Africa in their record 0-57 defeat at Albany on Saturday but coach Steve Hansen doesn't believe the rivalry between the old foes has been diminished.
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Squad depth contributes to All Blacks' success

A measure of the developing strength of Kieran Read's All Blacks was provided by a non-playing member of the side which inflicted a record 57-0 loss on South Africa at Albany on Saturday.
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Springboks have to pick themselves up quickly

South Africa will have to pick themselves up from their record 0-57 loss to the All Blacks in Albany on Saturday, and they would have to do it quickly before their return games with Australia and New Zealand in the Investec Rugby Championship.
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All Blacks take South Africa apart for record win

Regaining their execution and poise, the All Blacks dismantled, piece by painful piece, the great Springbok revival with a record-breaking score of 57-0 in front of 30,021 at Albany in their Investec Rugby Championship Test on Saturday.
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Confidence, unity make Boks stronger - Read

All Blacks captain Kieran Read is expecting the 2017 Springboks to be different opponents than the 2016 version who were pummelled home and away by New Zealand when they meet in the Investec Rugby Championship Test in Albany on Saturday.
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Kane Hames in no mood to take prisoners

New All Blacks loosehead prop Kane Hames demonstrated his readiness for South Africa's Investec Rugby Championship Test in Albany on Saturday at a press conference on Thursday.
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All Blacks face different test from Springboks

First five-eighths Beauden Barrett said South Africa would provide another test of the All Blacks' progress when the sides meet in their first Investec Rugby Championship Test at Albany on Saturday.
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PREVIEW: All Blacks v South Africa first Test

The All Blacks romped to a record high score the last time they faced South Africa but the Springboks bring a vastly improved side to New Zealand in 2017.
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