Alan Dymock

Back in black: Jerome Kaino has returned to the All Blacks' starting team after a stint playing in Japan

Japan, Jerome Kaino and the fountain of youth

What’s going on in Japan? While players are heading over there for short stints, some cash and some rugby the Brave Blossoms are improving on the international stage. There are…

They're at it again: England have won the Junior World Championship for the second year in a row

JWC 2014: England retain title

They did it, just. England U20 won the Junior World Championships for the second year in a row after defeating South Africa 21-20. England and South Africa scored two tries…

Lean on me: Uncapped second-rower Ed Slater has been selected as England's captain to face the Crusaders

England v Crusaders: England hunting spirited win

During the naming of the England squad to face the Canterbury Crusaders on the Tuesday night before the third and final Test in Hamilton, mid-week captain Ed Slater explained how…

The deciding moment: Conrad Smith touches down to score the only try of the Test

England push All Blacks all the way at Eden Park

With the game finely poised at 15-all and only minutes remaining, Aaron Cruden shunned the straightforward shot at goal, following a penalty award, and took a tap. His decision to…