The New Zealand All Blacks is the most popular rugby team in the world and also one of the most successful. The All Blacks won the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and won a second in 2011, both hosted in New Zealand. They have won an impressive 75% of all matches they have played since 1903.
The youngest of the four Whitelock brothers, Luke, has admitted to being as surprised as anyone by his call-up to the 35-man All Blacks squad.
The second row is arguably the area that will cause the most concern for All Blacks selectors, with some of the tried and trusted stalwarts too long in the tooth to make an impact.
Former All Blacks, Fiji, Canterbury and Crusaders centre Tabai Matson has been appointed as the new head coach of the Canterbury NPC team.
World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Graham Henry has endorsed the first squad chosen by his successor, saying Steve Hansen has avoided the mistakes he made as a novice.
Dan Carter remains New Zealand's premier pivot and will not be starting at centre for the All Blacks next month.
New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame after his team sealed their tenth Sevens World Series title in 13 years at Twickenham on Sunday.
New Zealand playmaker Tomasi Cama was named IRB Sevens Player of the Year shortly after his team lifted their tenth World Sevens Series title at Twickenham on Sunday.
New All Blacks coach Steve Hansen remained loyal to several out-of-form All Blacks and tapped nine promising newcomers in naming a training squad of 35 players.
Mat Turner's try edged England past South Africa 19-17 and into a Plate final against Australia on day two of the Marriott London Sevens.
There is enough beef in All Blacks front row stocks to make them formidable up front again this year, starting with their June Test series against Ireland.
The groin injury continuing to trouble Dan Carter may see the All Blacks ace relieved of kicking duties and shunted from flyhalf to inside centre, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen suggested Wednesday.
Global seasons, north-south play-offs and other proposals remain on the table. However, with no real solutions in sight, SANZAR are continuing to work on making their product the best there is.
New Zealand coach Wayne Smith has turned down England's offer, while Mike Catt has been confirmed as the latest addition to Stuart Lancaster's coaching team for the tour to South Africa.
The New Zealand Under-20 coach Rob Penney has named a 28-man squad without any Super Rugby players to defend their IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa in June.
Former All Black captain and coach Sir Fred "the Needle" Allen died on Saturday aged 92, rugby officials said.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.