All Blacks

How Warren Gatland Threatened The Lions Very Existence

James Fenn | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Sport
James Fenn

Of course in the short-term the Lions will continue to fascinate and entertain in equal measure. But the Lions is a precious concept, and for it maintain its appeal to fans and brands alike, the coach needs to defend the value of the shirt just as much as the players tasked with wearing it.

North: Preparation Key For Lions Against All Blacks

Oliver Pickup | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

Realistically, can the British and Irish Lions triumph in New Zealand this summer against the mighty All Blacks, the reigning back-to-back world champions and rugby union's perennial number-one-ranked team - and on their own patch, to boot?

Ireland Left To Blame Themselves In Opening Loss To Scotland

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

Like questionable fashion tastes, rugby strategies too often seem just as whimsical. Initially entrenched in some simplified notion of the now, they're then dumped after dubious overuse in ways that weren't originally intended.

George North Prepares To Power Wales And Lions To Glory

Oliver Pickup | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

A Six Nations Championship on the eve of a British and Irish Lions campaign always fizzes with more intensity than usual. Players push themselves to the very limit of their athletic abilities in a bid to impress the selectors and gain a coveted place on the aeroplane for a tour which, for most, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the pinnacle of their rugby career.

Precision And Preparation Paramount For Lions in New Zealand

Oliver Pickup | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

Selection for the British and Irish Lions is "the pinnacle of your career", according to Rob Howley, who on Wednesday was confirmed as Warren Gatland's backs coach for next summer's series in New Zealand, where the world's most-famous rugby-playing tourists have won only one previous campaign.

Truly Exceptional - Richie McCaw

Emma Thurston | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Richie McCaw, like the late Jonah Lomu, deserves his place in the history books as one of the greatest to have ever played our game. He has inspired millions around the world and has left the sport in a better place than when be arrived in it. From this day on the All Blacks will not be the same and one thing is for sure, the man stepping into that 7 jersey has some very, very large boots to fill. 

An Iconic Gentleman - Jonah Lomu

Emma Thurston | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Rugby has lost a true gentleman and a great man. There is a warmth in knowing that the most iconic All Black ever saw his nation make history this autumn however at 40 years old Jonah has been taken far, far too soon. Rest In Peace.

The 10 Seconds Of Jonah Lomu Versus England That Changed World Rugby

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Sport

New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu had been remembered as "the greatest superstar" and a man who changed a "game into a global sport in 80 minutes", ...

Rugby World Cup Final - All Blacks Make History

Emma Thurston | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

A Rugby World Cup Final is the pinnacle of our sport, it is what our elite players strive to be a part of during every moment of their careers and it is what they dream about when they are children.

Sonny Bill Willams and Fetishizing

Ibrahim Khan | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Sport
Ibrahim Khan

Our favourite New Zealand sportsman was in the news once again this weekend for both his rugby and for his extraordinary off-field act of generosity - and he taught us an important lesson on fetishizing in the process.

Rugby World Cup Final - History Will Be Made

Emma Thurston | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

At the start of the World Cup, in any sport, the hope is that you will get to the final and that the two best teams in the world will be going head to head against each other. As previous World Cups have shown this ambition doesn't always come to fruition however it is safe to say in the 2015 Rugby World Cup that goal has been achieved and the ensuing final has the potential to be one of the all time classics.

Kiwi's Quest To Survive Only On Official All Blacks Licenced Products Is Truly Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

A New Zealand rugby fan is being lauded for the lengths he went to in an attempt to bring good luck to his team ahead of last weekend's Rugby World Cu...

Ex-All Black Mils Muliaina Breaks Silence On Groping Case

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

Former All Black Mils Muliaina has spoken of his seven-month court hell after being wrongly accused of groping a woman. Muliaina was on Monday clea...

Rugby World Cup 2015 - The Most Competitive Ever

Emma Thurston | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

The manner in which Japan defeated South Africa on the first weekend will remain in all of our memories forever; their courage of conviction and their ability to play exactly the right sort of rugby to nullify one of the game's giants...

Tributes Pour In As All Blacks Star Jerry Collins Dies With Wife In Car Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Sport

All Blacks rugby legend Jerry Collins and his wife Alana Madill have been killed in a car crash in France, with their two-month-old daughter Ayla in h...

Will the Kiwis Pass the Ball Yet?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?

Why Women Love Their Comfy Undies

Kim Chambers | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

Comfy undies aren't flawless. They sometimes cause VPL and will destroy womanly curves. But they never ride up your crack and they always keep your bottom warm. They have no scratchy bits like the lace andthey have no nasty polyester bits, just 100%, breathable cotton.

12 Months of Progression for England Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

England's depth of talent has deepened to a point where in every position there are at least two or even three truly viable options... if England make the same amount of progression that they have done since this time last year then there is no reason why they won't head into the World Cup confident and fully ready.

Changing Lives By Changing Food Production

Gavin Megaw | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

The All Black rugby player had been locked in his room for days, shutting out all contact with friends, family and fellow players. It was 4am when he finally picked up the phone to call a helpline. The reply at the other end was simple, "hello friend". It started a process that led to therapy that has been helping to change the life of Brent Pope for many years.

The Boxing Sideshow of Rugby Star Sonny Bill Williams Takes a Surprise Twist - He Can Fight!

Martin Newman | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Sport
Martin Newman

What surprised many was that Sonny Bill was even in the fight after just a handful of professional bouts - the first five against over-matched tomato cans and club fighters - and already looks a prospect.

My Hopes for England in This Six Nations

Will Carling | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

Quite simple really. In essence, I want to see that England kick on from the New Zealand game. I want to see that they have not wallowed in the result for too long and I want to see that they have the steel and desire to move on and improve from it. Not too much to ask is it?

My First Time at Twickenham Stadium

Stefania Mattana | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Sport
Stefania Mattana

Every rugby enthusiast, once in his lifetime, should enter in an empty Twickenham. The silence is so unreal that you can hear the 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' echo, just like the empty seats are singing it.

Why Is Camilla Kerslake So Excited To Meet Her Boyfriend's Rival?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Sport

Camilla Kerslake, girlfriend of England Rugby captain, Chris Robshaw, would be forgiven for thinking that the highlight of her weekend was watching hi...

England Defeat All-Blacks, End 20-Match Streak (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Sport

Tries from Chris Ashton, Brad Barritt and a star turn from centre Manu Tuilagi saw England storm to a 38-21 victory over New Zealand for the first tim...

All Blacks Have A 'Guided Tour Of The Bathrooms'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Sport

New Zealand's preparations for Saturday's international against England have been disrupted as all but two of the squad have been taken ill. Head c...