Six minutes of first-half brilliance against South Africa underlined why New Zealand are Rugby World Cup favourites once again.
Japan were meant to stand no chance against mighty South Africa but sprang the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history in Brighton.
New Zealand may have chinks in the armour, but write them off at your peril as they attempt to make history in Japan.
Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, we look at five young players capable of making their mark on the international stage.
No team has ever won the Rugby Championship, or its previous incarnation the Tri Nations, and the World Cup in the same year.
We take a look at the heaviest defeats New Zealand have suffered following their 47-26 loss to Australia in the Rugby Championship.
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New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina will all hope to find form at the tournament ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Billy Vunipola played a big hand in Saracens regaining the European Champions Cup after being booed in Newcastle.
Twenty-eight of the scheduled starters in Saturday's European Champions Cup final have represented their country at international level.
As two European heavyweights lock horns in the Champions Cup final, we look at the key battles that will decide Leinster versus Saracens.
After he surpassed Doug Howlett's Super Rugby try-scoring record, we look at Israel Folau's career in the competition in numbers.
A look back at the best facts and stats from Kieran Read's career, as he prepares to step down from New Zealand duty.
Stuart Hogg believes Scotland are on the cusp of "something incredibly special" as they attempt to improve on a third-placed finish.
Italy coach Conor O'Shea sees reason for optimism ahead of their Six Nations campaign, and is taking inspiration from Scotland.
A determined Owen Farrell can be key to England's hopes in the Six Nations, and Omnisport has looked at why.