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The All Blacks captain will play his 98th Test tomorrow night after overcoming his thumb injury.

'The body's in good nick!' Kieran Read ready to go against physical Lions after two months on the sidelines

The All Blacks captain will play his 98th Test tonight after overcoming his thumb injury.

'They can cause an upset - we don't want to be that upset' – All Blacks won't take Samoa lightly in Test hit-out before Lions

The All Blacks have named a strong line up to face Manu Samoa but are still keeping tabs on the Lions.

02:10
The trio could be in line to start a Test match together when the All Blacks take on Samoa on Friday.

'There was no nonsense at the dinner table' - Barrett brothers reminisce about sibling rivalry as All Blacks assemble

The trio could be in line to start a Test match together when the All Blacks take on Samoa on Friday.

02:16
The Waikato stalwart has implemented his understanding of Kiwi culture on the side.

Upbeat Warren Gatland already showing influence on Lions after respectful response to traditional Maori welcoming

The Waikato stalwart has implemented his understanding of Kiwi culture on the side.

00:47
Gatland's Lions play the Blues next Wednesday but his son Bryn will turn out for the Auckland side.

'We had a bit of banter'– Warren Gatland jokes about getting secrets off his Blues' player son Bryn for Lions' clash

Gatland's Lions play the Blues next Wednesday but his son Bryn will turn out for the Auckland side.

'Everyone's here, everyone's massively excited' - Lions pumped to finally start New Zealand rugby tour

The British and Irish squad will touch down in Auckland today. You can watch a live stream on 1 NEWS Now.

Scott Dixon's instincts, lady luck and top-end tech prevent major harm to Kiwi driver in 350km/h crash

Another keen-eyed driver noted Dixon was centimetres away from fatal consequences.

Beauden Barrett, Ardie Savea could become latest headaches for Steve Hansen after tough Super Rugby win

The Hurricanes didn't risk playing Barrett against the Bulls after he complained of a sore head prior to the game, and Savea was knocked out during the match.

Parker admits DUCO split, personal issues affected latest title defence: 'It wasn't my best, maybe 55/60 per cent'

Parker was unhappy with background issues leading up to his fight with Razvan Cojanu.

01:56
The New Zealand forwards coach will add to his 170 Test matches in charge with a two-year extension.

'He's got a bit of aura about him' - scrum guru Mike Cron signs on with All Blacks until 2019 World Cup

New Zealand's forwards coach will add to his 170 Test matches with a two-year extension.

02:55
New Zealand will face familiar foes, South Africa for the first time in pool play since the Rugby World Cup's inception.

'We're in a pool that will provide some challenges' - Steve Hansen not taking the All Blacks' 2019 RWC pool draw for granted

New Zealand will face familiar foes, South Africa for the first time in pool play since the Rugby World Cup's inception.

British and Irish Lions to spend four days in Queenstown before crucial third Test in Auckland

1 NEWS understands the Lions will head from Wellington to Queenstown the day after the second Test, for four days.

01:56
The Kiwi heavyweight’s first WBO title defence has been moved as Razvan Cojanu replaces Hughie Fury.

'I look forward to being in the ring' – Joseph Parker's new opponent confirmed as May 6 bout is downsized

The Kiwi heavyweight’s first WBO title defence has been moved as Razvan Cojanu replaces Hughie Fury.

'I'm keen, I'm ready' - former Aussie WBA title holder challenges Parker after Fury pulls out of May bout

Lucas Browne has called out the Kiwi heavyweight champ after his May 6 title fight with Hughie Fury was called off.

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Parker will defend his WBO heavyweight title on May 6 at Vector Arena, Auckland.

Fury's camp cites 'injury' for withdrawal from WBO fight v Parker

DUCO Events admit that they are shocked by cancellation of the May 6 fight.

NZ Rugby says lessons learned over SBW jersey fiasco: 'We respect the right for people to be different'

General manager Neil Sorenson says better communication between parties could have seen a smoother result.

Sonny-Bill Williams of the Blue looks on, during the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Blues, held at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand, on the 8th of April 2017. Credit: Joe Allison / www.Photosport.nz

Blues in the dark over Sonny Bill Williams logo cover up

The Auckland side have admitted to having no knowledge of Williams' plan to obscure a sponsors logo against the Highlanders.

SANZAAR to confirm today that three teams being axed from Super Rugby

It's unlikely to be revealed which teams will go, however.

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Unbelievably, it’s the second-five eight’s first game of 15s since the 2015 Rugby World Cup final against Australia.

'It's great to be back bro' - SBW in great shape as he prepares to finally debut for the Blues from the bench this weekend

It'll be the second-five eighth's first game of 15s since the 2015 Rugby World Cup final against Australia.

NZR Chief confirms All Blacks focused on 'Plan A' against Barbarians for November Test over clash with England

Steve Tew says they were in discussions with the English Union for the highly-anticipated match up but the extra Test won't go ahead.

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DUCO's founder David Higgins confirmed they'll approach the Samoan Government for backing again.

Tourism NZ rejects Joseph Parker's request for sponsorship of title defence

"Of course we are disappointed but that's life," said DUCO boss David Higgins.

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Fury's father Peter admits his son will be up against it, with a fight in NZ  looking likely.

Hughie Fury's father/trainer denied entry to NZ for world title fight with Joseph Parker

Immigration NZ declined Peter Fury's entry on "character grounds".

Waylon Murray of the Kings

Exclusive: Three teams to be cut from Super Rugby, including Southern Kings

A source out of South Africa has told 1 NEWS two teams from South Africa and one from Australia will be axed from next year's competition, with a decision on which teams by May.

01:55
The former Blues hooker returned to Aorere College with several of his former teammates in tow.

All Black legend Keven Mealamu helping the next generation ahead of rugby season

The former Blues hooker returned to Aorere College with several of his former teammates in tow.

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Storey died in Auckland yesterday aged 77 after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year.

Olympic rowing champ Dudley Storey remembered as driving force for NZ rowing

Storey died in Auckland yesterday aged 77 after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last year.

Lions on the Crusaders' radar, 100 days out before NZ tour

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson says the opportunity to play against the Lions is something special.

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The Blues coach admits big lock may be replaced at the Blues, but first Umaga needs more information.

All Black Patrick Tuipulotu cleared of doping

After testing positive for banned drugs 1 NEWS can confirm Blues and All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu's B test has come back negative.

'He could turn wins into losses' – All Blacks greats pay tribute to the iconic Joost van der Westhuizen

Josh Kronfeld, Tana Umaga and Justin Marshall were just some of those to recognise the passing of one of their greatest adversaries.

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The 27-year-old who once beat the WBO world heavyweight champion in amateur grade has turned down DUCO events to sign Lou Di Bella instead.

Junior Fa hoping for career breakout away from Parker's 'shadow' with major overseas deal

The 27-year-old boxer has signed with Lou Di Bella Entertainment in the US.

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