Frank Oliver 1948-2014
Mar 18, 2014: Former All Blacks second-row and captain Frank Oliver, the father of 56-Test All Blacks hooker Anton Oliver, has died suddenly at his home in Palmerston North at the age of 65
Feb 3, 2011: Gavin Henson has left Saracens for Toulon and with his blink-and-you'll-miss-it stay in London in mind we've selected some other failed transfers in Scrum Sevens
Jan 19, 2009: Welcome to our new Q&A feature where renowned rugby historian John Griffiths will answer any rugby-related query you have!
Dec 18, 2008: Former All Blacks hooker Anton Oliver and Wallabies star Dan Vickerman have been confirmed for the Barbarians clash against Scarlets at the newly-opened Parc y Scarlets
Varsity Match 2008
Dec 10, 2008: Former New Zealand hooker Anton Oliver and ex-Wallaby lock Dan Vickerman will meet on opposing sides in this year's Varsity match
Oct 7, 2007: Anton Oliver has given a graphic account of the desolation felt in the All Black dressing room as the shock of their World Cup quarter-final defeat against France hit home.
Oct 4, 2007: Anton Oliver was left devastated by the "mugging" that shattered New Zealand's 1999 World Cup but insists the grieving process ended long ago.
Sep 20, 2007: Wayne Smith says he expects an electric atmosphere when Scotland face New Zealand on Sunday, regardless of whether Murrayfield is sold out or not.
Sep 5, 2007: Every man has his price says All Blacks hooker Anton Oliver, who can see a day when all of New Zealand's best rugby players will be lured offshore.
Sep 4, 2007: Those All Blacks who like their breakfast are in for a treat over the next fortnight, but not those who enjoy a good sleep-in.
Jul 23, 2007: The All Blacks reckon they've got to have their rugby cake and eat it too.
Jul 22, 2007: The All Blacks' victorious dressing room resembled a primary school playground in the eyes of hooker Anton Oliver, one of at least five players to bid farewell to rugby in New Zealand here last night.
Jul 17, 2007: Hooker Anton Oliver says the rugby smarts of Wallabies George Gregan and Stephen Larkham are enough to trump any scrum advantage the All Blacks can gain in Saturday night's battle for the Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations crown.
Jun 22, 2007: Don't panic, says Anton Oliver
Jun 10, 2007: All Blacks hooker Anton Oliver felt compelled to apologise to his French opponents last night in the wake of comments critical of the tourists from New Zealand rugby coach Graham Henry.
Jun 4, 2007: After baby sitting John Schwalger through his first test experience from the stands at Eden Park, All Blacks' elder statesman Anton Oliver is poised to return closer to the rugby action.
Jun 4, 2007: It's his forte, a basis for his continual selection in the All Blacks but even Anton Oliver was getting irritated with the scrummaging schmozzle which pock marked the All Blacks season-opening victory over France.
May 3, 2007: One of the Highlanders' stalwarts, All Black Anton Oliver, ends his Super 14 rugby career on Saturday as a strong supporter of the franchise's philosophy to continue concentrating on home-grown talent.
Mar 21, 2007: Highlanders coach Greg Cooper has opted to play All Blacks Anton Oliver and Carl Hayman off the bench for their eighth round Super 14 rugby match against the Bulls in Dunedin on Saturday.