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Alex McLeod

RugbyPass writer based in Dunedin, NZ. Since first entering the media industry as a student at the Auckland University of Technology, Alex has written for media outlets across the country, including the New Zealand Herald and Otago Daily Times. Now covers all things All Blacks, Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup-related.

1169 Articles

'I understand the frustration': Ian Foster issues message to All Blacks fans

Beleaguered All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has issued a message to disenchanted All Blacks fans in the wake of last week's serie…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
23 Jul 2022, 1:42

'We're desperate': All Blacks boss Ian Foster's plan to respond against Springboks

After keeping his job in spite of his side's historic series loss to Ireland, All Blacks head coach Ian Foster's focus has now tur…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
23 Jul 2022, 0:12

'It's disappointing': Ian Foster reacts to altercation between All Blacks stars

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster says he is disappointed by viral footage of an altercation between Akira Ioane and Justin Marshal…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
22 Jul 2022, 3:18

Ian Foster explains the two All Blacks squad changes for Rugby Championship

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has explained why he has recalled two players into his squad for the Rugby Championship.

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
22 Jul 2022, 2:24

All Blacks boss Ian Foster breaks silence as coaching changes loom on horizon

Under-fire coach Ian Foster has broken his silence nearly a week after leading the All Blacks to a historic home series defeat to …

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
22 Jul 2022, 0:35

Ian Foster and Sam Cane retained as All Blacks name squad for Rugby Championship

Ian Foster and Sam Cane have been retained as All Blacks head coach and captain, respectively, for the Rugby Championship.

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
21 Jul 2022, 22:09

Why Scott Robertson must be brought in immediately if the All Blacks cut Ian Foster

A ex-Crusaders star has given his old boss Scott Robertson a vote of confidence as the All Blacks head coach role comes under incr…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
19 Jul 2022, 0:01

Ireland claim historic New Zealand series win as pressure mounts on All Blacks

For the first time in history, Ireland have beaten the All Blacks in back-to-back tests to claim a breakthrough series victory on …

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
16 Jul 2022, 5:09

Samoa edge Fiji to claim first Pacific Nations Cup title since 2014

Manu Samoa have overturned a 17-3 half-time deficit to edge Fiji and claim their first Pacific Nations Cup title in eight years.

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
16 Jul 2022, 1:41

Australia A move to top of Pacific Nations Cup after outclassing Tonga

Australia A have done all they can in their bid for a first-ever Pacific Nations Cup title after dispatching Tonga in convincing f…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
15 Jul 2022, 21:56

Fiji overhaul team for Samoa clash in Pacific Nations Cup title race

Eyeing their sixth Pacific Nations Cup title, Fiji have overhauled their lineup for the tournament finale against Samoa this weeke…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
15 Jul 2022, 2:15

Australia A make minimal changes in quest for Pacific Nations Cup title

With the Pacific Nations Cup title in the balance Australia A have made minimal changes to their team to face Tonga on Saturday.

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
15 Jul 2022, 1:33

Samoa name one new cap as Pacific Nations Cup title goes on the line

Samoa have made a flurry of changes to their match day team to face Fiji as the Pacific Nations Cup goes on the line this weekend.

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
15 Jul 2022, 0:56

All-star trio missing again for Tonga's final Pacific Nations Cup clash

Tonga's all-star trio have all been excluded by the 'Ikale Tahi for the second match running as the Pacific Nations Cup comes to a…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
14 Jul 2022, 22:08

'We can compete': Maori All Blacks boss calls for more matches against tier one teams

The Maori All Blacks have called to play more matches against tier one nations in the wake of their two-match series against Irela…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
12 Jul 2022, 22:31

Ireland back-up groundbreaking win with first-ever victory over Maori All Blacks

Just three days after making history by beating the All Blacks on Kiwi soil for the first time in their history, Ireland have knoc…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
12 Jul 2022, 5:02

The 'ridiculous' stat Sam Cane says the All Blacks must fix for final Ireland test

All Blacks captain Sam Cane says his side's "ridiculous" error count must be reduced if they are to walk away from this weekend's …

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
11 Jul 2022, 22:51

Brodie Retallick airs All Blacks' frustrations ahead of decisive Ireland test

All Blacks star Brodie Retallick has aired some of the frustrations that have stuck with him and his teammates after their histori…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
10 Jul 2022, 20:15

Ireland score first-ever win on Kiwi shores to keep All Blacks series alive

Ireland have created history in Dunedin, beating the All Blacks in New Zealand for the first time ever to keep their series hopes …

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
09 Jul 2022, 5:11

Australia A stun Fiji in classy Pacific Nations Cup victory

Australia A have bounced back from their Pacific Nations Cup-opening defeat to Samoa to beat Fiji at Churchill Park in Lautoka.

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
09 Jul 2022, 1:35
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