Don't be sad, there's no need to bleat about the All Blacks playing the Baa Baas -

So fast Eddie and England are out, and the Barbarians are at the door - rugby fans who feel let down can appease themselves with the knowledge that All Blacks games against the Baa Baas are sprinkled with magic moments. Of course the most magic came ...and more »

Gregor Paul: Avoiding England is right for All Blacks - New Zealand Herald

Jerome Kaino and Courtney Lawes compete the last time the All Blacks played England. Photo / The All Blacks won't play England in November this year and while it might seem like an opportunity lost, it's the right outcome. The right ...and more »

All Blacks clash with Barbarians never at risk of veto from England, Steve Tew says -

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew says the Barbarians clash was never at risk. New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew says the All Blacks clash with the Barbarians was never at risk of being vetoed by the Rugby Football Union.and more »

No England-All Blacks clash in 2017 - Japan Today

A showdown between England and New Zealand will have to wait until 2018 after it was announced Wednesday that the Barbarians will play the world champion All Blacks at Twickenham on Nov 4. England coach Eddie Jones had confirmed reports in the ...and more »

All Blacks would have played England - Sport24

Wellington - The All Blacks would have played England in November had the Rugby Football Union arranged the Test but the existing fixture against the Barbarians was always their preference, New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said on ...and more »

Ireland are the run breakers - SuperSport (blog)

To win 18 games of test rugby takes some doing…ask the Springboks who held the old mark, ask the All Blacks who stumbled several times before finally setting a new record. And now you can ask England. They did well to get as far as they did, winning a ...and more »

Rugby: All Blacks to play warm-up match before Lions series - New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew has confirmed the All Blacks will play at least one match, before this year's test series against the British and Irish Lions. The multi-nation test team will take on the world champions in three tests in June and July ...and more »

All Blacks coach OK'ed England test - Radio New Zealand

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen wouldn't have stood in the way of the world champions playing England in November, according to New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew. Steve Hansen and Kieran Read celebrate the All Blacks' win over the Wallabies.and more »

Wait goes on for ABs v England clash - Otago Daily Times

Brian Habana in action for the Barbarians against the All Blacks at Twickenham in December 2009. Photo Getty. The bleating about a possible All Blacks-England encounter later this year can now stop, as the Barbarians have confirmed they will face the ...and more »

All Blacks chose Barbarians over England - Whitsunday Times

THE All Blacks will play the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 4 after the rugby world champions chose to avoid a Test showdown with England. New Zealand Rugby had reportedly come in for a mega-offer from England's Rugby Football Union to take ...and more »