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From The42 Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup

‘I can’t believe these kinds of rumours still float around.’

Cheika rubbishes Hansen's claim of disrespect to 100-cap Whitelock

“To say that we lack respect is a little bit of a stretch from Steve Hansen.”

From The42 Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia Back In Black

Injuries allow Jordie Barrett back in XV as All Blacks promise improved performance against Australia

Steve Hansen’s side can seal the Bledisloe Cup for a 16th straight year with victory in Auckland.

From The42 'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying' Under Pressure

'There's no one hurting more than me when I walk down the tunnel and see my two kids there crying'

Michael Cheika is building up to another crack at the All Blacks.

From The42 'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump Rugby Championship

'It's really disappointing, isn't it?': Cheika and Hooper frustrated by Australia's slump

The All Blacks pulled clear to record a 38-13 win in Sydney this morning.

From The42 All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks thump Wallabies during breathless Rugby Championship opener in Sydney

New Zealand turned on the style in the second half after Australia had defended superbly to lead at the break.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners Property

New Zealand passes law banning sales of homes to most foreigners

The law comes after the Prime Minister vowed to make housing more affordable before her election last year.

Beale backs Hodge to fill Wallabies' centre gap for All Blacks clash

Samu Kerevi, who played 13 through the June series with Ireland, will miss out through injury.

From The42 Genia insists Bledisloe Cup is rugby's 'pinnacle' ahead of All Blacks showdown Priorities

Genia insists Bledisloe Cup is rugby's 'pinnacle' ahead of All Blacks showdown

The Wallabies, who face New Zealand on Saturday, have not won the trans-Tasman series since 2002.

From The42 All Blacks coach Steve Hansen defends 'overused' haka Ritual

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen defends 'overused' haka

Some New Zealand legends say the side should perform it less often.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of single-use plastic bags entirely? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of single-use plastic bags entirely?

New Zealand has become the latest in a line of more than 60 countries to ban the bags outright. Should we follow suit?

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags Bag It Up

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand uses “hundreds of millions” of single-use plastic bags each year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lucky to be alive': Climber rescued after week trapped on New Zealand mountain Rescue

'Lucky to be alive': Climber rescued after week trapped on New Zealand mountain

Terry Harch, a 29-year-old Australian soldier, was spotted waving his arm in the snow on Mount Aspiring.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work 6 weeks after giving birth Maternity Leave

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work 6 weeks after giving birth

Ardern’s partner, TV fishing show host Clarke Gayford, plans to be a stay-at-home dad.

From The42 SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty Southern Hemisphere

SBW to miss out on Bledisloe clashes, Coles set for club duty

The All Blacks will take on Australia without the influential centre and hooker this month.

From TheJournal.ie Seven-year-old girl gets sexist road sign changed New Zealand

Seven-year-old girl gets sexist road sign changed

The New Zealand Transport Authority has agreed to change the road sign from “Linemen” to “Line crew”.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims World First

New Zealand to grant paid leave for domestic violence victims

New Zealand has a track record of being progressive on women’s issues – in 1893 it became the first country to give women the right to vote.

From The42 Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations Drugs In Rugby

Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations

All three suspensions are for two-year periods.

From TheJournal.ie Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom suffers setback in his fight against extradition to the US Extradition
From The42 Former All Black McAlister retires after 'one hell of a ride' Luke Who's Walking

Former All Black McAlister retires after 'one hell of a ride'

The versatile back moved to Toulon in 2017 but finished last season with a loan stint at Clermont.

From TheJournal.ie Prime minister hopes women giving birth while in office will no longer be 'a novelty' New Zealand

Prime minister hopes women giving birth while in office will no longer be 'a novelty'

Jacinda Ardern brought her newborn daughter Neve home today.

From The42 France hard done by? I can squeal about that too, says All Blacks boss C'est La Vie

France hard done by? I can squeal about that too, says All Blacks boss

Steve Hansen says it’s “pointless” to complain about refereeing decisions ahead of this weekend’s final Test.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl It's A Girl

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

Jacinda Ardern becomes just the second world leader to give birth while in office.

From The42 All Blacks ring the changes as France drop Bastareaud for series finale Teamsheets

All Blacks ring the changes as France drop Bastareaud for series finale

After naming the same side for the first two Tests, Steve Hansen has shuffled his deck for Dunedin.

From The42 All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch Bus En Route

All Blacks wing Savea confirms long-rumoured Top 14 switch

Savea scored 46 tries for New Zealand, second only to Doug Howlett on the try-scoring chart for the All Blacks.

From The42 Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision Free Fall

Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision

“Unlike the referee, we had the benefit of all the video footage, which showed various angles of the incident.”

From The42 All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card Leniency

All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card

Referee Angus Gardner sent the French fullback off in a decision which overshadowed this morning’s second Test.

From TheJournal.ie 'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs Abortion

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs

Doctors in NZ who conscientiously object to abortion must inform patients that services are available elsewhere.

From The42 'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture Injustice

'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture

The winger was shocked that the referee did not take action against the All Black players who fractured his skull in the first Test.

From The42 All Blacks coach Hansen names team for France rematch Unchanged

All Blacks coach Hansen names team for France rematch

The New Zealand coach is demanding more from his side, despite victory in the series opener last week.

From The42 A warning, but no further sanction for New Zealand pair after Grosso clash Black Ops

A warning, but no further sanction for New Zealand pair after Grosso clash

The citing commissioner decided that Ofa Tu’ungafasi’s shoulder-leading tackle was “just short of” a red card.

From The42 Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France Black And Bleu

Controversial yellow the turning point as 8-try New Zealand rout France

The All Blacks racked up 41 points in the final half hour with France unable to recover from the setback.

From The42 Barrett brothers to make All Blacks history as Parra set for first France cap since 2015 Starting XV

Barrett brothers to make All Blacks history as Parra set for first France cap since 2015

New Zealand host the French in Saturday’s first Test in Auckland.

From The42 'Bet where you think you're going to win': Why Ireland is trying to learn from New Zealand Grassroots To Great

'Bet where you think you're going to win': Why Ireland is trying to learn from New Zealand

New Zealand has punched above it weight in the last two Olympic Games thanks to a bold funding model.

From The42 'We all know where our nipples are': All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes tackle trial Free The Nipple

'We all know where our nipples are': All Blacks coach Hansen welcomes tackle trial

World Rugby’s proposed new law to protect players in the tackle has been endorsed by the All Blacks head coach.

From The42 17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women Women's Rugby

17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women

The group of 28 does not include the country’s Sevens stars who bolstered their push for the World Cup in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Partner of New Zealand PM fought an 'agitated' shark while diving Not A Dolphin

Partner of New Zealand PM fought an 'agitated' shark while diving

“First bloke” Clarke Gayford hosts a fishing show.

From The42 'An awesome line we've now drawn in the sand': NZ Football gives pay parity to men and women's teams Pay Equality

'An awesome line we've now drawn in the sand': NZ Football gives pay parity to men and women's teams

Kiwi women’s football teams will now enjoy the same travel considerations, equal match fees and image rights as their male equivalents.

New Zealand's leader Jacinda Ardern wore a traditional Māori cloak to meet the Queen

Ardern, as a woman, knew that all eyes would be on her wardrobe so she gave people a reason to look.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand approves law to clear historical gay convictions Clear Record

New Zealand approves law to clear historical gay convictions

About 1,000 people will be eligible to apply to have their records cleared when the scheme takes effect next year.