The arrival of Dan Carter is far from the first time the ever-struggling Auckland team has hoped to turn around its fortunes with a star signing.
Yesterday Ian Foster was announced as the new coach of the All Blacks, having already spent eight years as part of the coaching setup.
By changing the logo, the Super Rugby side is admitting that the brand is problematic – but they haven't actually changed the crucially problematic bit.
Jamie Wall reviews Jonah, the two-part Three telefeature that follows the life of our most famous All Black, and finds it an effective but mixed retelling of the legend.
Fred and Kawhena both wore the black jersey 40-odd years ago, and now their achievements have been outdone by the next Woodman generation
In the wake of the terrorist attacks on Friday, people are aruging that the Crusaders name is now problematic, writes Jamie Wall for RNZ. Let's face it, though: it always was.
If someone pitched you the idea of using a contentious event in New Zealand history that resulted in land confiscations, hundreds of deaths and years of intergenerational trauma as a marketing idea, what would your response be?
The All Blacks launched their ad campaign to boost the June test series with France this week, labelling it The Battle For The Gallaher Cup. But 'battle' is the wrong word for the wrong situation, writes Jamie Wall.
A resurgent New Zealand pro wrestling scene is seeking another shot at TV stardom. Jamie Wall heads to Mt Roskill to watch the return of the Bushwhackers, and the generation they’ve inspired.
Police conducted a 'major operation' in the aftermath of Tonga's loss to England in the RLWC. Jamie Wall was there, and reports on what many in the community felt like overkill.
The success of Tonga and Fiji in the Rugby League World Cup is a marker of what might happen if clubs gained more power in rugby, writes Jamie Wall.
The best rugby team in the world facing down Australia's league team in Tokyo? All it takes for the ‘might’ to turn into a ‘will’ is someone to stump up with the cash, writes Jamie Wall.
New Zealand's favourite alternative flag made a magnificent comeback at the All Whites vs Peru match on Saturday. Jamie Wall talked to one of the dedicated fans behind it.
Billy Idol's bizarre 2002 performance in Sydney was a seminal moment in NRL grand final history. Now, 15 years on, a Sydney journalist has commemorated the event by having Idol’s hovercraft performance tattoed onto his leg.
Despite media reports concentrating on sporadic violence, the Tonga-Samoa RLWC international on Saturday was one of the best live sporting atmospheres in recent New Zealand history.
There are plenty of reasons why the Wallabies scored an upset, none of them involving random sexist slurs, writes Jamie Wall.