An athlete regarded as one of the greatest rugby players ever has died. Jonah Lomu of New Zealand succumbed to a chronic kidney disease at the age of 40. The news was announced by the chief executive of New Zealand Rugby.
More than 7,770 New Zealanders have taken part in a huge haka war dance in an attempt to take back a record from rugby rival France. The 2014 French performance managed to muster 4,028 dancers.
Police have arrested an All Blacks security guard for planting a listening device in the team’s Sydney hotel room last year. Some Australians, offended by earlier veiled accusations, are now calling for an apology.
Less than a year after Japan produced one of rugby's greatest ever shocks by beating South Africa in the World Cup, Japan have done it again - this time edging out rugby powerhouse New Zealand.
The All Blacks who lost the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, to South Africa, were deliberately poisoned before the final. That is if you believe Nelson Mandela's ex-bodyguard, on a speaking tour in New Zealand.
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