New Zealand

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…

Cruden in the mood: Aaron Cruden attacks England at Twickenham in the 2013 November Test

Aaron Cruden: The cheeky All Black

As the All Blacks announced their team for the first Test against England this Saturday, head coach Steve Hansen was all at once relaxed, droll and positive. Beside him sat…

England v New Zealand

Five reasons England can win in Auckland

England face a huge challenge against the All Blacks on Saturday – but there are a few reasons to be cheerful ahead of the first Test in Auckland…

That's what it's all about: Northampton celebrate their nail-biting Aviva Premiership final win

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Final flourish There are some people who still don’t like to see playoffs decide league titles, but without them we wouldn’t have dramatic occasions like Saturday’s Aviva Premiership…

Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton: Rugby’s best opensides

Best for game intelligence -  Martyn Williams (Wales) “Martyn was my hero growing up. He was the first person I met at the Blues on my first day in the…