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# new-zealand - Thursday 14 November, 2019

New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of legalising euthanasia paving the way for referendum
# Assisted Death
# Assisted Death

New Zealand lawmakers vote in favour of legalising euthanasia paving the way for referendum

Nov 14th 2019, 8:35 AM 13,955 Views 34 Comments

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has publicly stated her support for euthanasia reform.

Fringe players and prospects given chance to shine against NZ, but few spots against Denmark at stake
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Fringe players and prospects given chance to shine against NZ, but few spots against Denmark at stake

Nov 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 2,608 Views 1 Comment

Mick McCarthy has already named his team for tonight’s friendly with New Zealand – just don’t expect many of them to be involved on Monday night.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Troy Parrott and Jack Byrne to start for Ireland in friendly with New Zealand
# Flying High
From The42
# Flying High

Troy Parrott and Jack Byrne to start for Ireland in friendly with New Zealand

Nov 13th 2019, 12:00 PM 16,406 Views 29 Comments

The Spurs striker will become Ireland’s third-youngest senior international tomorrow night.

# new-zealand - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Williams confirms switch to rugby league side Toronto Wolfpack
# Changing Codes
From The42
# Changing Codes

Williams confirms switch to rugby league side Toronto Wolfpack

Nov 7th 2019, 6:58 PM 15,117 Views 10 Comments

The former All Black will join the club ahead of their debut season in the UK Super League.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job
# Continuity
From The42
# Continuity

Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job

Nov 5th 2019, 10:27 AM 9,503 Views 10 Comments

The New Zealand playmaker has suggested they should promote from within to replace Steve Hansen.

# new-zealand - Friday 1 November, 2019

Ben Smith sparkles as New Zealand seal third-place spot
# Class Is Permanent
From The42
# Class Is Permanent

Ben Smith sparkles as New Zealand seal third-place spot

Nov 1st 2019, 11:01 AM 30,720 Views 17 Comments

The veteran was left out of the semi-final line-up, but sparkled in a six-try win for the deposed champions.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'
# Response
From The42
# Response

Gatland: 'We haven't even spoken about the haka, we might do a W for Wales'

Oct 30th 2019, 3:53 PM 9,305 Views 23 Comments

The Wales coach also joked his final game in charge should be settled by a drinking game.

Ireland became 'predictable' but Marshall keen to see Schmidt back in Kiwi rugby
# Evolve Or Die
From The42
# Evolve Or Die

Ireland became 'predictable' but Marshall keen to see Schmidt back in Kiwi rugby

Oct 30th 2019, 1:00 AM 14,747 Views 13 Comments

The outgoing Ireland coach could add real value to the New Zealand rugby community.

# new-zealand - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand
# Comprehensive
From The42
# Comprehensive

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand

Oct 26th 2019, 12:58 PM 15,823 Views 25 Comments

Eddie Jones’ team were simply outstanding as they dethroned the All Blacks in Yokohama.

As it happened: England v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: England v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup semi-final

Oct 26th 2019, 8:12 AM 69,195 Views 49 Comments

The best two teams at the World Cup locked horns this morning and we went minute-by-minute to see who would prevail.

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic
# Thriller
From The42
# Thriller

All Blacks clash with England shaping up to be a World Cup classic

Oct 26th 2019, 2:55 AM 11,240 Views 29 Comments

Today’s semi-final in Yokohama will see Eddie Jones’ team desperate to bring the Kiwis down.

# new-zealand - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Hansen laughs off Jones' spying comments as 'a distraction and clickbait'
# Focus
From The42
# Focus

Hansen laughs off Jones' spying comments as 'a distraction and clickbait'

Oct 24th 2019, 7:25 AM 3,749 Views 1 Comment

‘Eddie needs to work out what England are going to do about the pressure they’re under.’

# new-zealand - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Six Nations needs to 'think about the game rather than themselves' - Hansen
# Global Season
From The42
# Global Season

Six Nations needs to 'think about the game rather than themselves' - Hansen

Oct 22nd 2019, 8:09 PM 38,458 Views 56 Comments

The All Blacks boss was disappointed World Rugby’s proposed Nations Championship was shot down.

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'
# Stirring The Pot
From The42
# Stirring The Pot

Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'

Oct 22nd 2019, 8:00 AM 28,285 Views 38 Comments

The England boss said all the pressure is on New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.

# new-zealand - Saturday 19 October, 2019

'When you're 17-0 down, you start chasing the game. It's not a good place to be against New Zealand'
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'When you're 17-0 down, you start chasing the game. It's not a good place to be against New Zealand'

Oct 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 8,044 Views 15 Comments

James Ryan said the Irish dressing room was bitterly disappointed with their 32-point defeat to New Zealand.

A sorry end to the Schmidt era as All Blacks obliterate Ireland at the World Cup
# Abysmal
From The42
# Abysmal

A sorry end to the Schmidt era as All Blacks obliterate Ireland at the World Cup

Oct 19th 2019, 1:14 PM 62,116 Views 265 Comments

Despite huge Irish support, Schmidt’s side were dire to record yet another quarter-final defeat.

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Oct 19th 2019, 10:00 AM 119,363 Views 220 Comments

The All Blacks stood between Ireland and a first-ever appearance in the RWC semi-final…

# new-zealand - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Kiwi World Cup doubt lies just under the skin, if Ireland can dig in
# High Achievers
From The42
# High Achievers

Kiwi World Cup doubt lies just under the skin, if Ireland can dig in

Oct 17th 2019, 9:50 PM 12,754 Views 9 Comments

Even with three World Cups to their name, New Zealand’s past in the tournament is a painful one.

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

The lineout duel: New Zealand's quick-draw throws can be disrupted by Ireland

Oct 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 8,346 Views 11 Comments

Ireland can throw New Zealand off kilter by slowing them down at lineout time, says Andy Dunne.

Joe Schmidt has picked an Ireland 23 with the ingredients to beat the All Blacks
# Experienced
From The42
# Experienced

Joe Schmidt has picked an Ireland 23 with the ingredients to beat the All Blacks

Oct 17th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,936 Views 57 Comments

The head coach is backing players who have earned his trust over recent seasons.

'My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack with the state I was' - Earls
# Chilled Out
From The42
# Chilled Out

'My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack with the state I was' - Earls

Oct 17th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,138 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland wing is more relaxed than ever about a World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Nigel Owens appointed to referee Ireland's clash with the All Blacks
# Match Officials
From The42
# Match Officials

Nigel Owens appointed to referee Ireland's clash with the All Blacks

Oct 15th 2019, 5:13 AM 17,067 Views 46 Comments

Angus Gardner and Pascal Guazere will be on the sidelines for the clash in Tokyo.

# new-zealand - Monday 14 October, 2019

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'
# Burden Of History
From The42
# Burden Of History

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Oct 14th 2019, 5:33 AM 15,179 Views 18 Comments

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

# new-zealand - Friday 11 October, 2019

Cancelled games give England and All Blacks 'an advantage' - Schmidt
# Hagibis
From The42
# Hagibis

Cancelled games give England and All Blacks 'an advantage' - Schmidt

Oct 11th 2019, 12:00 PM 36,289 Views 32 Comments

The leading World Cup contenders will all have lengthy build-ups to their quarter-finals.

# new-zealand - Monday 30 September, 2019

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes
# Three Wise Men
From The42
# Three Wise Men

Barrett brothers on cusp of All Blacks history as Hansen makes 11 changes

Sep 30th 2019, 10:16 AM 12,727 Views 3 Comments

The New Zealand head coach has adjusted his side significantly for Wednesday’s game against Canada.

# new-zealand - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Body of student who lay dead in dorm room for weeks discovered in New Zealand
# Canterbury
# Canterbury

Body of student who lay dead in dorm room for weeks discovered in New Zealand

Sep 26th 2019, 7:20 AM 42,633 Views 9 Comments

University vice-chancellor Cheryl de la Rey said it was an “extremely distressing time” for students and staff.

# new-zealand - Saturday 21 September, 2019

All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters
# Scintillating
From The42
# Scintillating

All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters

Sep 21st 2019, 12:44 PM 23,915 Views 68 Comments

Steve Hansen’s men won the game with a stunning flurry of points in the first half.

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup
# Minute-by-Minute
From The42
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup

Sep 21st 2019, 10:15 AM 77,903 Views 52 Comments

Settle in as the defending champions open their campaign against the Springboks in Yokohama.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Erasmus names unchanged Springbok side to take on New Zealand in World Cup opener
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Erasmus names unchanged Springbok side to take on New Zealand in World Cup opener

Sep 18th 2019, 7:56 AM 9,136 Views 6 Comments

Pool B begins with an absolute blockbuster.

# new-zealand - Saturday 7 September, 2019

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal
# Absolute Annihilation
From The42
# Absolute Annihilation

All Blacks crush Tonga by 85 points in final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal

Sep 7th 2019, 9:37 AM 10,023 Views 31 Comments

Steve Hansen’s side fell just short of scoring 100 points in Hamilton.

# new-zealand - Thursday 5 September, 2019

New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 confirm cases
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 confirm cases

Sep 5th 2019, 8:22 AM 8,842 Views 42 Comments

Measles is a highly infectious illness and spreads very easily.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Hansen admits he has 'rolled the dice' on Retallick fitness with one eye on quarters

Aug 28th 2019, 10:47 AM 6,113 Views 2 Comments

The All Blacks will make do without their powerful lock during the pool phase.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

Could Ireland build an Olympic medals powerhouse?

Aug 21st 2019, 8:30 PM 23,117 Views 41 Comments

In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we look at what the country needs to do to bring more medals home.

# new-zealand - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Hansen irked by 'dumb' indiscipline during All Blacks' thrashing of Wallabies
# Blacklash
From The42
# Blacklash

Hansen irked by 'dumb' indiscipline during All Blacks' thrashing of Wallabies

Aug 17th 2019, 3:37 PM 10,994 Views 3 Comments

New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup thanks to today’s 36-0 victory against Australia at Eden Park.

All Blacks issue emphatic response in five-try trouncing of scoreless Wallabies
# Revenge
From The42
# Revenge

All Blacks issue emphatic response in five-try trouncing of scoreless Wallabies

Aug 17th 2019, 10:59 AM 20,404 Views 31 Comments

The overwhelming victory came just seven days after New Zealand’s record loss to the Australians.

# new-zealand - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Officials apologise after alleged Christchurch mosque shooter's letter is posted online
# 4chan
# 4chan

Officials apologise after alleged Christchurch mosque shooter's letter is posted online

Updated Aug 15th 2019, 10:54 PM 17,717 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, survivors and victims’ families have asked that the trial be delayed so it doesn’t take place during Ramadan.

'Hungry' Wallabies stick with winning formula for All Blacks
# Men At Work
From The42
# Men At Work

'Hungry' Wallabies stick with winning formula for All Blacks

Aug 15th 2019, 8:01 AM 4,818 Views 13 Comments

Australia have made one change to their starting team to face New Zealand, with Adam Coleman replacing Rory Arnold.

# new-zealand - Monday 12 August, 2019

Jones takes aim at World Rugby over 'ridiculous' Barrett red card
# Blacks Shook
From The42
# Blacks Shook

Jones takes aim at World Rugby over 'ridiculous' Barrett red card

Aug 12th 2019, 12:05 PM 15,739 Views 6 Comments

England’s head coach took a swipe at the governing body over the tackle laws after their win against Wales.

# new-zealand - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Explainer: Why is there controversy over the new Central Bank governor?
# Gabriel Makhlouf
# Gabriel Makhlouf

Explainer: Why is there controversy over the new Central Bank governor?

Aug 10th 2019, 8:30 PM 15,895 Views 11 Comments

It all stems from a leak of New Zealand’s budget earlier this year.

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul
# Tonking
From The42
# Tonking

'Next week it's do or die' - Read laments missed tackles as All Blacks concede record points haul

Aug 10th 2019, 2:47 PM 11,904 Views 7 Comments

Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.