Gatland praises New Zealand's last gasp victories in both rugby union and rugby league last week and challenges his Wales team to do the same
The Kiwis staged a miraculous comeback to steal the win with the final play of the game thanks to a Ryan Crotty try which was converted by Aaron Cruden
The only surprise with Jonathan Trott’s decision to withdraw from England’s Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness is that instances like this do not occur more often. The scrutiny top sportsmen and women are now exposed to and the expectation that is placed on their sometimes fragile bodies is immense. It should, therefore, come as no surprise when an individual is forced to remove themselves from the limelight because they are unable to cope.
All season the All Blacks have left carnage and deflation in their wake but nothing could compare to the devastation they left here in Dublin last night when they completed the perfect season in the most dramatic fashion imaginable.
The Red Roses came close to a second successive victory over the All Blacks
England coach Stuart Lancaster hails young team's progress towards next World Cup
His eye an egg, Chris Robshaw convinced as the vanquished captain, but looking around the pitch at the close, having briefly led the best team in the world, there was vindication as well as the scars.
Where do you consider England's traditional strengths lie? That's right, the set-piece, the less than glamorous areas on which success is founded. Where did it go wrong for England yesterday when the outcome hung in the balance, midway through the second half? That's right, the set-piece or, with regard to the scrum, the lack of it.
Steve Hansen may have brushed it aside as the “silliest word in rugby” but there has undoubtedly been something in the air around the All Blacks this week.
The Northampton Saints player had already been ruled out of this weekend's clash with New Zealand
A look at the side which will line-up against the 2011 World Cup winners at Twickenham on Saturday
England's young fly-half will have to nail his kicks and cramp the style of his opposite number Dan Carter
Despite suffering a concussion, Joe Marler may be fit to face the All Blacks
The current World Cup holders are out for revenge after losing this fixture a year ago but Robshaw wants to turn home stadium into a place to fear for opposition
England's coach needs a settled spine to his team for the coming challenge but questions remain over the No 9
Who stepped up and who underachieved against Argentina at Twickenham