All Blacks legends to enter Hall of Fame

New Zealand Rugby’s annual Reunion Dinner tonight will honour former All Blacks will have a special focus this year when 11 New Zealand rugby greats are inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.
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Colin Meads

New Zealand Rugby remembers

One hundred years ago today - August 5 1914 - New Zealanders received news that Britain had declared war on Germany on August 4, marking the start of a long journey that would change their society and how they viewed themselves as a nation.
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The 1914 All Blacks

Lest we forget: WW1 and rugby in New Zealand

This article, authored by historian Ron Palenski, first appeared in the Onside Rugby Annual, published by New Zealand Rugby in 2014.
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Lest we Forget

Treading Sevens' gold medal path

With five days to go before Rugby Sevens gets underway in Glasgow, we take a look back on previous Commonwealth Games tournaments
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Commonwealth Games

New Zealand Rugby mourns the passing of Kevin Skinner

New Zealand Rugby is mourning the death of former All Blacks Captain Kevin Skinner, who passed away early this morning in Auckland, aged 86.
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Kevin Skinner

New Zealand Rugby mourns the passing of Mackie Herewini

New Zealand Rugby is mourning the death of All Black and Maori All Black MacFarlane Herewini, who passed away this week, aged 74.
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Mackie Herewini

Today in history - the All Blacks' very first game

Today, May 22, 2014, marks a special day in the All Blacks’ history – 130 years ago they played their very first match and kicked off their record in style with a win – and had their first experience of playing in the winds and wet in Wellington.
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1884 team to Australia

New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of Ross Brown

New Zealand's rugby community is mourning the loss of former All Black Ross Brown who passed away today, aged 79.
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Ross Brown

Reihana's long career ends

Former All Black wing Bruce Reihana has retired from rugby.
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Bruce Reihana

Frank Oliver was a rock in any pack

Rugby writer Lynn McConnell began his sports journalism career in Frank Oliver's last days in Southland but that was plenty of time to observe the legend in action.

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Frank Oliver

All Blacks professionalism highlighted

Just how much All Blacks rugby has embraced the concept of professionalism is highlighted by the editors of the 2014 New Zealand Rugby Almanack.
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Kieran Read

Today in History - Beegee's kick starts one of the greatest tries of all

While the annals of rugby lore remember a try of such artistry that the world, not to mention the All Blacks, jumped up in collective awe, there was a considerable build up to the tale as fascinating as the move itself.
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Gatland set to join Sir Graham in 100-Test club

Wales and British and Irish Lions coach, New Zealander Warren Gatland will join Sir Graham Henry as the only coaches to have featured in 100 Test matches.
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Warren Gatland

Hansen's All Blacks enjoy greater freedom

New Zealand's latest All Blacks play with greater freedom than their predecessors did.
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Wayne Smith

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