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#All Blacks

# all-blacks - Sunday 11 November, 2018

From The42 Steve Hansen expects Conor Murray to play against the All Blacks Competitor

Steve Hansen expects Conor Murray to play against the All Blacks

The New Zealand boss said the Munster man is ‘a real competitor’.

# all-blacks - Saturday 10 November, 2018

From The42 Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin Battle

Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin

Joe Schmidt and his team have plenty to work on before the All Blacks visit next weekend.

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.

# all-blacks - Friday 9 November, 2018

Read invites England to 'do what they like' after Eddie Jones' Spice Girls jibe

The England head coach hopes that the cultural challenge doesn’t hold much significance that close to kick-off.

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.

# all-blacks - Thursday 8 November, 2018

From The42 Ashton returns against All Blacks for first England start in four years Twickenham

Ashton returns against All Blacks for first England start in four years

The Sale wing, who came off the bench against South Africa last week, is named ahead of Jack Nowell.

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.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From The42 All Blacks prop Moody to miss Ireland showdown with freak eyelid injury Window Washer

All Blacks prop Moody to miss Ireland showdown with freak eyelid injury

Moody suffered a torn eyelid during a lineout drill in training, and will be out for six weeks.

# all-blacks - Sunday 4 November, 2018

From The42 Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test Options

Ireland's win in Chicago allows players to put hands up for Argentina Test

Joe Schmidt was impressed with the likes of Tadhg Beirne as his team beat Italy.

# all-blacks - 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 Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought' Up And Running

Murray's return to Ireland camp gives Schmidt 'food for thought'

The scrum-half remains unlikely to feature for Ireland against the All Blacks.

# all-blacks - 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.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

From The42 Ireland not ruling Conor Murray out of sensational return to face the All Blacks Mind Games

Ireland not ruling Conor Murray out of sensational return to face the All Blacks

The Munster scrum-half has been in Ireland camp at Carton House this week.

# all-blacks - 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.

# all-blacks - Monday 15 October, 2018

From The42 All Blacks name mammoth squad for tour of Japan and Europe November Tests

All Blacks name mammoth squad for tour of Japan and Europe

World champions New Zealand travel to Asia before meetings with England, Ireland and Italy next month.

# all-blacks - Saturday 6 October, 2018

From The42 Brilliant All Blacks refuse to lose in South Africa Late Show This post contains videos

Brilliant All Blacks refuse to lose in South Africa

12 points down, with six minutes to play, the world champions found a way to win.

# all-blacks - Monday 17 September, 2018

From The42 All Black world rankings lead cut ahead of November showdown with Ireland As It Stands

All Black world rankings lead cut ahead of November showdown with Ireland

Defeat to South Africa has seen New Zealand’s lead at the summit cut to 2.40 points.

# all-blacks - Thursday 6 September, 2018

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.

# all-blacks - Sunday 26 August, 2018

From The42 Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies Blackout This post contains videos

Cheika hopes All Black defeats serve as 'watershed moment' for Wallabies

“A few little tweaks, but perseverance definitely. It’s not always instant gratification.”

# all-blacks - Saturday 25 August, 2018

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.

# all-blacks - 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.

# all-blacks - Monday 13 August, 2018

From The42 Genia insists Bledisloe Cup is rugby's 'pinnacle' ahead of All Blacks showdown Priorities

Genia insists Bledisloe Cup is rugby's 'pinnacle' ahead of All Blacks showdown

The Wallabies, who face New Zealand on Saturday, have not won the trans-Tasman series since 2002.

From The42 All Blacks coach Steve Hansen defends 'overused' haka Ritual

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen defends 'overused' haka

Some New Zealand legends say the side should perform it less often.

# all-blacks - Saturday 30 June, 2018

From The42 Former All Black McAlister retires after 'one hell of a ride' Luke Who's Walking

Former All Black McAlister retires after 'one hell of a ride'

The versatile back moved to Toulon in 2017 but finished last season with a loan stint at Clermont.

# all-blacks - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The42 'I think people are clutching at straws there:' Hansen dismissive as French dispute All-Blacks try No Sympathy

'I think people are clutching at straws there:' Hansen dismissive as French dispute All-Blacks try

France were not happy about Damian McKenzie’s try before half-time in their defeat to New Zealand.

# all-blacks - Monday 18 June, 2018

From The42 All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch Bus En Route

All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch

Savea scored 46 tries for New Zealand, second only to Doug Howlett on the try-scoring chart for the All Blacks.

# all-blacks - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 France limit damage against New Zealand after early red card Hard Fall

France limit damage against New Zealand after early red card

The All Blacks scored four tries against the 14 men, but wound up winning by just 13 points.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From The42 All Blacks coach Hansen names team for France rematch Unchanged

All Blacks coach Hansen names team for France rematch

The New Zealand coach is demanding more from his side, despite victory in the series opener last week.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From The42 A warning, but no further sanction for New Zealand pair after Grosso clash Black Ops

A warning, but no further sanction for New Zealand pair after Grosso clash

The citing commissioner decided that Ofa Tu’ungafasi’s shoulder-leading tackle was “just short of” a red card.

# all-blacks - Saturday 9 June, 2018

From The42 France fume as high hit by All Blacks pair goes unpunished and puts Grosso in hospital Sacrebleu

France fume as high hit by All Blacks pair goes unpunished and puts Grosso in hospital

Jacques Brunel isn’t happy, and rightly so.

From The42 Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France Black And Bleu

Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France

The All Blacks racked up 41 points in the final half hour with France unable to recover from the setback.

# all-blacks - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From The42 Barrett brothers to make All Blacks history as Parra set for first France cap since 2015 Starting XV

Barrett brothers to make All Blacks history as Parra set for first France cap since 2015

New Zealand host the French in Saturday’s first Test in Auckland.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From The42 Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series Back In Bleu

Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series

Mathieu Bastareaud’s responsibilities will be increased with captain Guilhem Guirado rested.

# all-blacks - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From The42 Analysis: Leavy's try for Leinster continues a clever trend around the fringes One Two

Analysis: Leavy's try for Leinster continues a clever trend around the fringes

We’ve seen a similar tactic from Exeter, the All Blacks and Ireland, among others, in recent times.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From The42 Ex-Munster man Niall Ronan moving on with life in the world of wellness Transition

Ex-Munster man Niall Ronan moving on with life in the world of wellness

The 35-year-old is looking to bring lessons from pro rugby into his new company, Titan Wellness.

# all-blacks - Thursday 22 March, 2018

From The42 'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks' Succession Plan

'He's someone who could potentially come back and coach the All Blacks'

Joe Schmidt’s plans after 2019 remain uncertain but the All Blacks have been following his success with interest.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From The42 Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose Jono Gibbes

Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes believes the All Blacks will be looking anxiously over their shoulders.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

From The42 Former All Black and Samoan international Dylan Mika dies aged 45 RIP

Former All Black and Samoan international Dylan Mika dies aged 45

The flanker was a member of the All Blacks 1999 World Cup squad.

# all-blacks - Saturday 10 March, 2018

From The42 South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks Howzat?

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks

The masks were likely to have been worn to taunt Australian batsman David Warner, whose wife reportedly had an encounter with Williams in 2007 before meeting Warner.

# all-blacks - Friday 2 March, 2018

From The42 All Blacks and Harlequins strike deal to link up on and off the pitch Partnership

All Blacks and Harlequins strike deal to link up on and off the pitch

The London side will strategically link with the World champions both on the field and behind the scenes.