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The World Cup challenge for fringe All Blacks | The Breakdown

The World Cup challenge for fringe All Blacks | The Breakdown

Sir John Kirwin speaks on the All Blacks' rest requirements and how it favours the current squad while making life more difficult for bolters who make the World Cup squad.

The World Cup challenge for fringe All Blacks | The Breakdown

Sir John Kirwin speaks on the All Blacks' rest requirements and how it favours the current squad while making life more difficult for bolters who make the World Cup squad.

The rumoured All Blacks coach selection panel | The Breakdown

Sir John Kirwin deliveries an inside word on who is rumoured to make up the selection panel finding Ian Foster's successor.

Sir John Kirwin's verdict on Borthwick | The Breakdown

All Blacks great Sir John Kirwin delivers his thoughts on Steve Borthwick's start in the England camp and outlines where things may be going wrong.

Super Rugby Pacific team of the week | The Breakdown

The Breakdown invites The Rock radio host Bryce Casey to submit round three's Super Rugby Pacific team of the week.

Super Rugby Pacific round three highlights | The Breakdown

The Breakdown delivers highlights from Super Rugby Pacific round three.

The international coaching landscape has become volatile | The Breakdown

Sir John Kirwin describes how International rugby has changed in its tolerance for losing and how coaches are bearing the consequences.

Super Rugby Aupiki round two highlights

Highlights from round two of Super Rugby Aupiki, as the Hurricanes Poua faced off with Matatu and the Chiefs Manawa clashed with the Blues.

Super Round highlights | The Breakdown

The Breakdown brings you highlights from Super Rugby Pacific's Super Round in Melbourne.

Salesi Rayasi was the form No 11 of round two | The Breakdown

Hurricanes winger Salesi Rayasi is named the form left winger of the Super Round after a dominant performance aginst the Rebels that was equal parts physical and silky smooth.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck playing like a star | The Breakdown

Rugby League convert Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is starting to hit some fine form for the Blues thanks to som subtle adjustments to Leon Macdonald's attack.

Mils Muiaina's from XV of Super Rugby Pacific round two | The Breakdown

Former All Black Mils Muliaina was in Melbourne watching all six matches of Super Round and delivered a form XV of the round for The Breakdown.

How the past 12 months have played out for Ian Foster | The Breakdown

We take a look back over th events that have unfolded over the past 12 months in the All Blacks camp and how New Zealand Rugby have reacted.

Super Rugby round one highlights | The Breakdown

Highlights from the opening round of Super Rugby Pacific, including the Blues' big win over the Highlanders, the Chiefs' upset over the Crusaders and the Fijian Drua's exciting win over Moana Pasifika.

Shaun Stevenson is picking up where he left off | The Breakdown

Projected World Cup bolter Shaun Stevenson has addressed his biggest weakness - his inconsistency - and strung together a number of world-class campaigns.

Which All Blacks would excel in Sevens | The Breakdown

Could Ardie Savea win a World Cup and an Olympic gold? Pundits would love to see some All Blacks have a crack at Sevens for the big tournaments.

Does Australia have enough talent for Eddie Jones' ambitions | The Breakdown

Eddie Jones has shown how he can make a team perform at the World Cup but Kiwi pundits aren't convinced he has the talent in his player pool to field an XV capable of World Cup heroics.

How to resolve the All Blacks coaching saga | The Breakdown

Former All Black Sir John Kirwin weighs in on New Zealand Rugby's handling of Ian Foster's future, providing his simple solution so all parties can move on and focus on their respective campaigns at hand.

How Kiwi teams are copying the Northern Hemisphere | The Breakdown

All Blacks and Chiefs halfback Brad Weber admits that the Northern Hemisphere's innovations are influencing the way New Zealand Super Rugby teams are playing, specifically with the resurgence of the quick tap.

Brad Weber says the new rules make for lung busting rugby | The Breakdown

After a markedly higher tempo round one, the new Super Rugby rules have certainly proved their worth with the players working harder and spectators enjoying more ball in play.

Reacting to the Crusaders shock loss to the Chiefs in Super Rugby | The Breakdown

The Breakdown rugby show is back with Kirstie Stanway, Jeff Wilson, Mils Muliainia and John Korwan as they react to the Crusaders shock loss to the Chiefs.

Mike Phillips - Warren Gatland's Lost His Bark - Ireland Dominate in Dublin | Offload Ep 64

As the Six Nations continues to throw up an incredible plethora of engaging and entertaining matches, we're joined by Lions & Wales legend Mike Phillips to discuss the highs, lows and controversies from round 2 of the 2023 Six Nations.

Finn Russell - Calcutta Cup hero on his words with Owen Farrell | England v Scotland | Offload Ep 63

We're delighted to be joined by Scotlands very own hero in Finn Russell to discuss how the team masterminded their Calcutta Cup victory at Twickenham on Saturday and why they no longer celebrate beating the English.

Danny Cipriani on RFU rule changes, his dream next club & paparazzi madness | RugbyPass Offload

Fomer England International Danny Cipriani joins the Offload crew in studio to chat through his crazy career on and off the pitch, his time under Eddie Jones, the paparazzi following his everywhere in his youth and a crazy gap year in Melbourne

RugbyPass Offload EP 59 | James Haskell on Joe Marler's ban, Eddie Jones and Prince Harry

James Haskell joins Max Lahiff and Ryan Wilson in studio for the first time. The crew chat through Joe Marler's recent ban and many stories from James' incredible career.

Brad Barritt - How South African Clubs Are Saving European Rugby | EP 58 | RugbyPass Offload

Today we're joined by one of the most decorated rugby players in history in Ex England International & British & Irish Lion Brad Barritt to help take us through a wonderfully exciting and entertaining weekend of European rugby.

Joe Simpson - Eddie Jones coaching mind games, Ireland peaked too soon? | RugbyPass Offload | EP 55

Today we're delighted to be joined by England scrum half Joe Simpson to help digest another incredible weekend of Autumn Nations Cup action.

When Brodie Retallick was appointed the All Blacks' greatest lock by Sir Collin Meads | The Breakdown

Fauono Ken Laban celebrates Brodie Retallick's 100th test cap by recalling an interview with Sir Collin Meads, who expressed the highest of praise for a young Retallick.

England missed an opportunity by accepting the draw | The Breakdown

Isaac Boss says England's decision to end the game when they could have chanced their arm at a win meant they missed an opportunity to test themselves ahead of next year's World Cup.

Why Perenara kicked with two minutes left and why England gave up | The Breakdown

Taylah Johnson analyses how the 30 penalties awarded throughout the weekend's Twickenham match dictated the actions of the final minutes and ultimately led to England settling for the draw.

The Breakdown | Full Episode | England vs All Blacks

The Sky NZ Breakdown team take us through another weekend of rugby with a deep dive into the All Blacks shock drawn test with England at Twickenham.

Ian Foster post match interview | The Breakdown

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster shares his initial reaction to his side's close run-in with Scotland ahead of next week's key clash with England.

TJ Perenara has proven his character in All Blacks return | The Breakdown

Fauono Ken Laban reflects on TJ Perenara's journey from All Blacks star to club rugby and back again after his impressive return to the black jersey.

The Rugby World Cup 2021 final exposed the major flaw of our red card laws | The Breakdown

Fauono Ken Laban disagrees with the punishment for accidental head contact and says the World Cup final was a prime example of why it needs amending.

How Ruahei Demant steered the Black Ferns to WC victory | The Breakdown

Ex-Black Fern Chelsea Semple discusses her observations of both teams' body language throughout the World Cup final and how New Zealand's leaders stood up and stood out.

Interview: All Blacks Forwards coach Jason Ryan | The Breakdown

Jeff 'Goldie' Wilson chats to All BLacks forwards coach Jason Ryan following the Wales Test and gets some sincere answers about how the team is progressing.

The All Blacks XV with an emphatic win on debut | The Breakdown

The All Blacks XV produced a dream debut performance as a team, impressing ex-Black Fern Chelsea Semple who named a number of outstanding individual players.

Expect more high tempo rugby from the World Cup final | The Breakdown

Chelsea Semple describes how England's strengths at set piece time will force the Black Ferns to play a high-paced game in the Rugby World Cup 2021 final.

Are New Zealand rugby now back to their best in the Autumn Nations Series? | The Breakdown

The Breakdown rugby show is back with Mils Muliaina, Chelsea Semple, Taylah Johnson and Jeff McTainsh as they discuss the All Blacks and their dominant victory over Wales in the Autumn Nations Series.

"This is going to be tough" - New Zealand rugby pundits preview end of year tour | The Breakdown

The Breakdown rugby show is back as the panel discuss the All Blacks vs Japan and their upcoming tour in the Autumn Nations Series.

Will fringe All Blacks get the opportunity to improve? | The Breakdown

Chelsea Semple refers to her experience as a Black Fern to question the All Blacks strategy around playing time for fringe players like Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Rugby is thriving in Japan |The Breakdown

The Breakdown panel look at the investment in rugby in Japan and how the local competition is growing skillful players who are ready to step up on the international circuit.

What's going on with the All Blacks' selections? | The Breakdown

Chelsea Semple says the All Blacks aren't maximising the few opportunities given to their wider squad members.

Japan's physical defence rattled the All Blacks | The Breakdown

Taylah Johnson says Japan's physicality and overall polished performance surprised the All Blacks but perhaps shouldn't have given the growth of the game in Japan.

Chelsea Semple is optimistic about the All Blacks situation | The Breakdown

Chelsea Semple speaks on the opportunities presented by the unfortunate injuries to Sam Cane and Dane Coles, highlighting Dalton Papali'i and Asafo Aumua as worthy stand-ins.

Are New Zealand rugby pundits right to be worried about the Autumn Nations Series? | The Breakdown

The Breakdown rugby show is back with Mils Muliaina, Chelsea Semple and Jeff Wilson as they look ahead to the All Blacks tour of the Northern Hemisphere

Wayne Pivac reacts to the absence of captain Dan Biggar ahead of the Autumn Nation Series

Wayne Pivac speaks to the press as Wales prepares to take on a mighty couple of weeks of tests in the Autumn Nation Series. Wayne Pivac reacts to missing crucial players like Liam Williams and captain Dan Biggar.

Ex-All Blacks and Black Fern preview the NPC final | The Breakdown

Jeff Wilson, Sir John Kirwin and Chelsea Semple discuss Wellington's chances against Canterbury in the National Provincial Championship final.

What more can Shaun Stevenson do? | The Breakdown

The Breakdown panel discuss Shaun Stevenson's omission from the All Blacks XV and the rumours around his move to the NRL.

Could there be an exodus of quality New Zealand rugby stars soon | The Breakdown

The Breakdown rugby show is back as the team discuss the squad announcements for the upcoming tour to the Northern Hemisphere. Much has been made about some high profile players not being called up to the tour and whether this will push them away fro

Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White explains how he will resolve the lack of experience in his team

Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White speaks with media.

Ollie Lawrence & Kat Merchant - Conrad Smith destroying Max & The end of Worcester | RP Offload

Worcester's Ollie Lawrence and former Red Rose Kat Merchant join the show this week to chat through Worcester's situation, previewing the upcoming Rugby World Cup and comparing the Premiership to the URC.

Just how hard done by were the Wallabies? | The Breakdown

Relive the extremely unexpected end to what was a magnificent Bledisloe Cup test between the Wallabies and All Blacks.

The Breakdown | Full Episode | 18 Sep 2022

Join the Sky NZ Breakdown team for a weekly wrap up all things New Zealand rugby.

New Zealand rugby pundits react to one of the craziest ends to a match ever | The Breakdown

The Breakdown rugby show is back with Mils Muliaina, Jeff Wilson and John Kirwan as they discuss the crazy end to Australia vs New Zealand in The Rugby Championship.

The Breakdown | Full Episode | 12 Sep 2022

Join the Sky NZ Breakdown team to wrap up another massive week of rugby in Aotearoa.

Sir John Kirwin detests youth academies and their influence | The Breakdown

Sir John Kirwin shared his thoughts on what needs to change for New Zealand Rugby to better accomodate young players and maintain their interest in the sport.

What is behind the Black Ferns' sevens success? | The Breakdown

Tyla Nathan-Wong gives some insight into the Black Ferns sevens environment and what makes it such a winning culture.

Pundits select the All Blacks loose forwards for Bledisloe 1 | The Breakdown

With both Ardie Savea and Shannon Frizell out for game one of the Bledisloe, debate ensues on The Breakdown over who should start in their place.

Retshegofaditswe Nche speaks about the Springboks'slow poison plan for Los Pumas

Is Bakkies Botha the scariest player Butch James has played with? | RugbyPass Offload

Springbok World Cup winner Butch James reflects on his playing days alongside enforcer Bakkies Botha.

On Eben Etzebeth's fight with Allan Alaalatoa | RugbyPass Offload

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth's handbags with Australian prop Allan Alaatoa are discussed on Offload.

How has Ellis Genge settled in back at Bristol | RugbyPass Offload

Max Lahiff discusses how England prop Ellis Genge has settled in at Bristol.

"Accuracy to perfection" Discussing the All Blacks tactical kicking game | The Breakdown

Ex-All Blacks discuss how the variety of kicking game used by the All Blacks manipulated the Argentinian defence and didn't allow them to find a rhythm.

Jason Ryan sheds light on the All Blacks improvement | The Breakdown

All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan joined the Breakdown this week and was asked what went into the massive turnaround that led to the All Blacks big win.

Justin Marshall analyses the All Blacks attack | The Breakdown

Ex-All Black Justin Marshall joined The Breakdown this week and shared his observations on the All Blacks attack and how they executed their running lines against Argentina.

Has New Zealand rugby turned a corner after beating Argentina? | The Breakdown

The Breakdown rugby show is back with Kirstie Stanway, Mils Muliaina, Jeff Wilson and John Kirwan as they give their reaction to New Zealand rugby beating Argentina in The Rugby Championship.

Has Sam Cane silenced his critics with latest performance? | The Breakdown

Sir John Kirwan believes All Blacks captain Sam Cane has silenced his critics with latest performance against Argentina.

The Breakdown | Full Episode | 4 September 2022

Join the Sky Breakdown team as they run through another eventful week of rugby in New Zealand.

Wallabies Press Conference | Australia vs South Africa | The Rugby Championship

Los Pumas Press Conference | New Zealand vs Argentina | The Rugby Championship

Michael Cheika on All Blacks' revenge in Hamilton.

All Blacks Press Conference | New Zealand vs Argentina | The Rugby Championship

Full New Zealand press conference following the All Blacks thrashing of Argentina, 53-3.

Springboks Press Conference | Australia vs South Africa | The Rugby Championship

Jacques Nienaber and Siya Kolisi after their impressive win over Australia in The Rugby Championship and their reaction to the wild scenes of Eben Etzebeth vs Allan Ala'alatoa.

Canan Moodie's capping ceremony

Young gun Canan Moodie recites the Springbok pledge at his capping ceremony.

Wallaby assistant coach Scott Wisemantel unpacks Australia's winning streak against South Africa

WATCH as Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber unpacks the role Damian Willemse will have in his first start as a Test flyhalf

Wallaby back row forwards Jed Holloway and Rob Valetini talk about Bok return match

Kirwan calls for Sam Cane to sit one out | The Breakdown

All Blacks legend John Kirwan says it's time to invest in the All Blacks' future, and sees Dalton Papali'i as a big part of that future.

All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan interviewed | The Breakdown

Jason Ryan joins the show to discuss the All Blacks latest loss, his mindset and where the team is heading.

All Blacks "stuck in Super Rugby" mentality | The Breakdown

Mils Muliaina is not impressed with the All Blacks lack of imagination or ability to adapt, expressing his frustration on The Breakdown.

New Zealand Rugby in uncharted waters | The Breakdown

New Zealand Rugby to undergo governance review as team plunges to new depths with first loss to Argentina on NZ soil.

The All Blacks in decline | The Breakdown

The Breakdown takes a look at the sad decline of the once world dominant All Blacks.

All Blacks must blood new players | The Breakdown

The Breakdown team discuss the All Blacks selection options following their first loss to Argentina on NZ soil.

Albertus Smith speaks about the Springboks' effort in a losing cause

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber talks about his team's inability to convert opportunities into points

Women's Rugby World Cup less than 6 weeks away! | The Breakdown

Get your tickets now for Rugby World Cup New Zealand 2021 (playing in 2022)!

Springbok forwards coach Deon Davids wades into the Joseph Dweba debate

Wallaby prop Allan Alaalatoa and outside back Andrew Kellaway on the Boks challenge

Allan Alaalatoa and Andrew Kellaway speak with media ahead of the Wallabies vs Springboks this weekend.

The All Blacks players powerful backing of Ian Foster | The Breakdown

Tony Johnson and Jeff Wilson reveal how the All Blacks leaders went out of their way to make a display of solidarity with their head coach Ian Foster.

What will Joe Schmidt add to the All Blacks attack | The Breakdown

Isa Nacewa shares some insights into how Joe Schmidt coaches and what he might add as the new attack coach for the All Blacks.

Michael Cheika shares what inspired Argentina's dominant performance | The Breakdown

Argentina's head coach Michael Cheika joins The Breakdown to discuss how his team is growing throughout the Rugby Championship.

Where to now for Scott Robertson? | The Breakdown

The Breakdown panel discuss where to next for super rugby's most winningest coach.

Black Ferns starting to gel under guidance of super coaches | The Breakdown

The Rugby World Cup better watch out with a fresh Black Ferns squad starting to gel nicely ahead of the home tournament kicking off on 8 October 2022.

Black Ferns on fire vs Wallaroos | The Breakdown

The Black Ferns are building nicely ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, now less than two months away.

At which ground do the All Blacks have their worst record? | The Breakdown

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Wallaby coach Dave Rennie on what he expects from the Springboks

Schalk Burger reveals an embarrassing pre-game story | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Appearing on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Springbok legend Schalk Burger exposed his old team mate Jean De Villiers by sharing a story that some might argue should have stayed in the changing rooms.

Are the young All Blacks props the future or present | The Breakdown

After playing a huge role in the All Blacks success in Johannesburg, the breakdown panel discuss if the new age kiwi props have earned a regular spot in the starting lineup

Is Samisoni Taukei'aho the All Blacks #1 hooker right now? | The Breakdown

The Breakdown panel discuss New Zealand's current stocks at the hooker position, after another impressive outing by the young chiefs front rower.

Giving Sam Cane his flowers | the Breakdown

Mils Muliaina does a deep dive into Sam Cane's game 2 performance, where the All Black captains inspirational work rate set the tone for a famous victory.

"We need a third test!" Brian Habana reacts to the All Blacks beating his Springboks | The Breakdown

Springbok legend Brian Habana joined Jeff Wilson on Sky Sport's 'The Breakdown' to discuss where the Springboks lost their game against the All Blacks.

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