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# new-zealand - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From The42 Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again History

Stunning Stockdale score sees Schmidt's Ireland down the All Blacks again

A sublime defensive effort from Peter O’Mahony and his team-mates was key.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland bid to record a famous first home win over the All Blacks.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks Preview

Schmidt's Ireland look to repeat 2016 feat by beating the All Blacks

A thriller awaits at the Aviva Stadium this evening at 7pm.

From The42 Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland Eye On The Prize

Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland

Ireland’s leading lock is braced for another Titanic battle with the world’s best second row pairing.

From The42 Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-New Zealand Test match? Showtime This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-New Zealand Test match?

Can Ireland repeat their heroics from 2016?

# new-zealand - Friday 16 November, 2018

From The42 'You don't want to give that guy too much space': Goodhue wary of Ringrose threat Bright Young Things

'You don't want to give that guy too much space': Goodhue wary of Ringrose threat

The less experienced of the All Black centres will pose quite a few problems for Ireland’s midfield axis.

'It's not as if there's a list of top-5 ways to beat the All Blacks'

Andy Dunne, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey put their heads together on Heineken Rugby Weekly ahead of the Ireland-New Zealand showdown.

From The42 'Suddenly you're in a situation where it's like, 'Jesus, lads, we're winning'' History Boys

'Suddenly you're in a situation where it's like, 'Jesus, lads, we're winning''

Nick Popplewell tasted victory against the All Blacks but had more tough days after facing the haka.

From The42 Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts Media Circus

Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts

Whitelock and Retallick are a serious combination on the field, not so much on press duty.

# new-zealand - Thursday 15 November, 2018

From The42 O'Gara-influenced Goodhue at the head of New Zealand's queue for centre slot November Tests

O'Gara-influenced Goodhue at the head of New Zealand's queue for centre slot

Steve Hansen says he has been reluctant to field this midfield partnership, because they are already familiar with one another.

Number one v number two: All Blacks name their side for Ireland showdown

New Zealand have made one change from their win over England.

From The42 'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford' Prop Life

'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford'

26-year-old Tadhg Furlong feels the best is still ahead of him.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From The42 Reigning champions New Zealand win bid to take over from Ireland and host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup Next Stop

Reigning champions New Zealand win bid to take over from Ireland and host 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup

It will be the the first time the tournament will be in the southern hemisphere after it was held in Ireland last year.

From The42 'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it' Building Blocks

'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.

From The42 'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best Clash Of Styles

'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best

‘Saturday is going to be a bloody physical battle,’ says Codie Taylor, a hooker cut from very different cloth to his opposite number.

From The42 'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton Perfect 10s

'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton

The world player of the year nominees will go head-to-head on Saturday.

# new-zealand - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

From The42 No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin Here And Now

No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin

‘You don’t need to dip into the past to find a desire to play and play well.’

# new-zealand - Sunday 11 November, 2018

From The42 'I'm still bleeding from that game in 2013... Chicago was a full bandage' Main Event

'I'm still bleeding from that game in 2013... Chicago was a full bandage'

Joe Schmidt and Ireland turn their attention to the All Blacks after overcoming Argentina.

# new-zealand - Saturday 10 November, 2018

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.

# new-zealand - Friday 9 November, 2018

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.

# new-zealand - Thursday 8 November, 2018

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.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From The42 Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand Kiwis

Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand

The Kiwis have become more and more curious about Irish rugby in the past few years.

# new-zealand - Monday 5 November, 2018

From The42 England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash 50/50

England hopeful over Tuilagi and Lawes for All Blacks clash

The pair missed England’s victory over South Africa, but could face the world champions this weekend.

'He was so lucky': New Zealand fisherman rescues 18-month-old toddler from ocean

The baby had pulled the zip of the parents’ tent open while they were sleeping and walked down to the beach.

# new-zealand - 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 Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan Tries Galore This post contains videos

Laumape hat-trick helps All Blacks romp to victory in 100-point game with Japan

There was no shortage of action in Tokyo this morning as New Zealand won a contest that featured 15 tries.

# new-zealand - 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.

# new-zealand - Thursday 1 November, 2018

From The42 After weeks of appeals and counter appeals, Saracens centre Lozowski banned for All Blacks Test November Tests

After weeks of appeals and counter appeals, Saracens centre Lozowski banned for All Blacks Test

The England international has been handed a four-week suspension, back-dated a fortnight.

From The42 Eight debutants named in All Blacks' 23 for opening Test of November series Eastern Promise

Eight debutants named in All Blacks' 23 for opening Test of November series

Plenty of new faces in the New Zealand line-up for this weekend’s meeting with Japan in Tokyo.

# new-zealand - Sunday 28 October, 2018

From The42 'Ireland are managing it best': Players running on empty, warns All Blacks coach Hansen Give Us A Break

'Ireland are managing it best': Players running on empty, warns All Blacks coach Hansen

Steve Hansen has called for a longer off-season in rugby to avoid player burnout.

# new-zealand - Saturday 27 October, 2018

From The42 Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash Clean Sweep This post contains videos

Brilliant Barrett steers ruthless All Blacks to Bledisloe Cup whitewash

New Zealand out-half Beauden Barrett scored his sixth try in three Tests against Australia this year.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

From The42 Schmidt includes uncapped Addison as Murray misses out on Ireland squad November Tests

Schmidt includes uncapped Addison as Murray misses out on Ireland squad

Sam Arnold and Leinster out-half Ross Byrne will also hope to win their first cap next month.

# new-zealand - 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.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From The42 Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks Official Business

Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks

Nigel Owens, Nic Berry and and Ben O’Keefe will also take charge of Ireland Tests next month.

# new-zealand - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.

# new-zealand - Sunday 30 September, 2018

From The42 Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown Back To Black This post contains videos

Much-changed All Blacks bounce back to retain Rugby Championship crown

Rieko Ioane’s double against Argentina helped secure another title for the world champions.

# new-zealand - Thursday 27 September, 2018

'All Blacks are well known for coming back strong after a defeat... they don't experience a lot of them'

New Zealand boss Steve Hansen has made changes for a clash with Argentina after losing at home to South Africa.

# new-zealand - Monday 24 September, 2018

From The42 New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell Minister Of Defence

New Zealand the benchmark but England can win World Cup - Mitchell

England’s new defence coach believes they are good enough to win next year’s tournament in Japan.

# new-zealand - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Australian strawberries taken off shelves in New Zealand after needles found

At least two minors have been questioned by Australian police for carrying out hoaxes.

# new-zealand - Thursday 20 September, 2018

From The42 Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan Inked

Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan

Tattoos have long been associated with the Yakuza crime syndicates in Japan.