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Super Rugby kicks off this week and while it's the earliest the competition has ever started one thing remains the same - the Crusaders being favourites, writes Joe Porter].
As fans come to grips with the All Blacks being beaten by England and losing their chance to claim a third straight World Cup title, it's the players who are struggling the most.
The All Blacks won't be the only ones feeling plenty of nerves ahead of this weekend's Rugby World Cup semi-final against England in Yokohama.
The England coach Eddie Jones' silver tongue is in stinging form and shooting verbal barbs ahead of this weekend's mouth watering RWC semifinal against the All Blacks. Video
The semi-finalists have been found at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, but most people think the All Blacks clash with England will in essence be the final.
All Black star Ardie Savea will run out onto the field against Ireland tonight wearing a silicone pink wedding ring and visualising how best to play. Video
The Wheel Blacks are currently in Tokyo for the World Wheel Chair Rugby Challenge, going down 60-46 to Australia in their opening game.
The three Ellison brothers love living and playing in Japan but one of their biggest goals is retaining their Māori tikanga.
First Person - Fathers can show daughters how they should expect to be treated in relationships and show sons that the most despicable thing they can do is degrade and hurt women, writes Joe Porter.
The All Blacks captain says all eight quarterfinalists have the skills, physicality and belief to win the World Cup.
RNZ rugby reporter Joe Porter watched Japan beat Scotland to reach the World Cup quarterfinals in a pub in Tokyo with some fans - here are their reactions.
After a day of tensions over the impact of Typhoon Hagibis for Rugby World Cup players and officials, the All Blacks say they are preparing to hunker down to ride out the typhoon.
A New Zealander living in Tokyo says residents are being urged to stock up on food, water and batteries as the typhoon that's forced the cancellation of some Rugby World Cup games approaches. Audio
Super Typhoon Hagibis is bearing down on Japan, RNZ's reporter in Tokyo Joe Porter looks at what impact it could have on the Rugby World Cup.
There's one thing the All Blacks and Namibia have in common as they prepare for Sunday's Rugby World Cup match - they are both focusing on their own performance.
After a long ten-day wait between games it's finally the day for the All Blacks second pool match at the Rugby World Cup, with the New Zealanders taking on Canada in Oita.
Canadian fans are relishing the chance to see their team take on the All Blacks tonight at the Rugby World Cup - but most admit there is no chance they can win.
An enthusiastic crowd of locals and All Black fans have turned up in Beppu, where the New Zealand team is based, to watch Rotorua kapa haka performers and Kiwi band SIX60. Video
Fans of Japanese rugby have been talking about their hopes, surprise and even tears at the sensational win over Ireland at the Rugby World Cup. Audio
If you are already in Japan or heading there for the latter stages of the Rugby World Cup, Joe Porter has a guide on what to do and what to avoid as a fan.
The New Zealand Defence Force rugby team is taking on cult status as it travels through Japan, often mistaken for the Rugby World Cup holders the All Blacks.
When Samoa take the field tonight for their 2019 Rugby World Cup opener against Russia, they will have an ardent local supporter waving her Samoan flag in the stands.
Steve Hansen and the All Blacks have won a vote of confidence from a group of fans from the Asian country with the oldest rugby union - Sri Lanka.
It's not just rugby players that fans are queuing up for photos with at the World Cup in Japan.
All Blacks fans will have a brilliant time outside of the stadiums at this year's World Cup, but there could be more than a few fans frustrated on game day, according to Joe Porter.