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New Zealand Rugby Try of the Year nominees | The Breakdown

New Zealand Rugby Try of the Year nominees | The Breakdown

The New Zealand Rugby awards are just a few weeks away and so the ten nominees for try of the year have been announced.

New Zealand Rugby Try of the Year nominees | The Breakdown

The New Zealand Rugby awards are just a few weeks away and so the ten nominees for try of the year have been announced.

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.

Grading and Summarising the All Blacks' season | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Bryn Hall and James Parsons reflect on the All Blacks' season, from the disappointment of the Ireland series through to the mostly successful Northern Tour.

Does Dalton Papali'i deserve the start over Sam Cane | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Bryn Hall gives his verdict on Dalton Papali'i vs Sam Cane and discusses the implications of starting one head of the other ahead of a World Cup.

Why The Springboks could go back to back at the World Cup | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons analyses the Springboks gameplan against Italy and explains why it has convinced him the South Africans are a dark horse at next year's World Cup.

The best moments of the Aotearoa Rugby Pod 2022

The Twickenham test brought to a close the New Zealand professional rugby season and with it, this season of the Aotearoa Rugby Pod. To celebrate a year of great banter and even better guests, here's a recap of some of the best moments from ARP 2022.

The case for Ardie Savea as the best in the world | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel discuss Ardie Savea's dominance throughout a shaky All Blacks season and how his monumental influence deserves more recognition at the World Rugby awards.

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.

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.

Ian Foster admits disappointment as New Zealand rugby just miss out on win over England

Ian Foster and Sam Whitelock react to their 25-25 draw with England rugby in the Autumn Nations series.

England rugby react to their last gasp draw with New Zealand

England head coach and captain Owen Farrell and Eddie Jones react to their side's last gasp draw with New Zealand rugby in the Autumn Nations Series.

Predicting who will win each of the weekend's Test matches | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Kiwi pundits go through the Autumn Nations Tests taking place this weekend and predict the winner of each, with two of the predictions requiring some explaining.

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.

Italy continue to build something special | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

After a historic and impressive win over Australia, the Italy hype train continues to gain momentum. James Parsons comments on the nation's U20 team delivering and the X factor players continue their ascent to stardom.

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.

England fans are struggling to cope after another World Cup final loss | Sam Smith Reports | Rugby World Cup 2021

RugbyPass reporter Sam Smith talks to the fans after the Black Ferns stunned England 34-31 in the final at Eden Park.

"I wanna take their heads off, but I'm proud of them" Ruby Tui and Kendra Cocksedge on the WC final | Rugby World Cup 2021

Ruby Tui and Kendra Cocksedge share their thoughts on the upcoming World Cup final and tell some stories of their previous encounters with the Red Roses players.

'Lucky to be in the final' What England thought of France-Black Ferns semi-final | Rugby World Cup 2021

England head coach Simon Middleton shares how the team reacted after watching the second semi-final between France and New Zealand last weekend.

'It will be intimidating for them' England coach Simon Middleton on the Black Ferns dealing with the Eden Park crowd | Rugby World Cup 2021

England head coach Simon Middleton says the pressure is off his side as they prepare to take on the Black Ferns at Eden Park.

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.

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.

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.

Black Ferns Sarah Hirini and Georgia Ponsonby ahead of the final against England | Rugby World Cup 2021

Black Ferns forward Sarah Hirini and Georgia Ponsonby talk to the media ahead of the Rugby World Cup final against England.

'We are definitely underdogs' Sarah Hirini on Black Ferns ahead of World Cup final versus England | Rugby World Cup 2021

Black Ferns openside flanker Sarah Hirini says the Black Ferns are underdogs heading into the final against England | Rugby World Cup

Black Ferns coach Wesley Clarke had given up before final kick versus France | Rugby World Cup 2021

Black Ferns assistant coach Wesley Clarke admits he was preparing his answers for the media on where it all went wrong as France lined up that last kick.

Rachael Burford on England's chances vs Black Ferns in WRWC Final | Sam Smith Reports | Rugby World Cup 2021

Sam Smith takes former England international and World Cup-winner Rachael Burford for a Kiwi picnic on top of a volcano in Auckland to discuss Rachael's career, England's chances and the Rugby World Cup 2021.

The French fans' reaction to defeat was very... French | Rugby World Cup 2021

Lucy Lomax interviews fans after a dramatic finish to the semi-finals of Rugby World Cup 2021 which saw France bottle the game-winning kick.

Stacey Fluhler on the Black Ferns lucky escape against France | Rugby World Cup 2021

Stacey Fluhler speaks with Lucy Lomax about the Black Ferns lucky escape against France at Rugby World Cup 2021.

Wayne Pivac hopes to end the New Zealand dominance over Welsh rugby

Wales faces their biggest task of beating the almighty All Blacks something they haven't experienced since 1953 almost 7 decades ago. Wayne Pivac wants his boys to have the belief that they can do it and make some history on Saturday.

Canada not intimidated by England's record-breaking winning streak | Rugby World Cup 2021

Canada Head Coach Kevin Rouet, captain Sophie De Goede and winger Paige Farries talk about where Saturday's semi-final can be won and why the pressure is all on England.

England reveal who they want to face in the final | 2021 Rugby World Cup

Sarah Hunter and Simon Middleton discuss their upcoming semi-final against Canada and reveal who they hope to play if they make it to the World Cup final.

Ruahei Demant on Semi-Final vs France | Rugby World Cup 2021

Black Ferns co-captain Ruahei Demant discusses her team's big matchup against France and how her Ferns have evolved since the last time the two side's faced off.

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.

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.

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.

The Black Ferns win big in Whangarei as the tournament's first streaker shines | Sam Smith Reports | Rugby World Cup 2021

RugbyPass reporter Sam Smith is back in Whangarei as the Black Ferns take on Wales in the quarter-final of the Women's Rugby World Cup.

Wellington Lions superb throughout NPC season | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Wellington Lions had a massive season, picking up the Ranfurly Shield and and an NPC title in Christchurch, all while unearthing loads of new young stars.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck finally gets All Blacks start | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here, Rog will get his chance this weekend against Japan.

Black Ferns will play their number top side this weekend against Wales | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel believe the Black Ferns' best side will be unveiled this weekend in Whangarei.

Black Ferns' loosies have earned their start against Wales | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel believes the Black Ferns' loosies have earned their start against Wales.

Goalkicking gives Cocksedge the edge | Rugby World Cup 2021 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Goal kicking will be crucial throughout the knockout stages of on the Women's Rugby World Cup, and if Renee Holmes doesn't play, you have to start Cocksedge.

Lack of banter from Kiwis will cost the Black Ferns | Rugby World Cup 2021

RugbyPass talked to England fans after the team put up a huge 75-0 victory over South Africa which put them firmly in the box seat heading into the quarter-finals.

England rugby fan trolls South Africa after 75-0 hammering | Rugby World Cup 2021

England fan puts on a South African accent after the Springbok women were put to the sword 75-0 by the Red Roses at Waitakere Stadium.

England are getting plenty of support in New Zealand from local fans | Rugby World Cup 2021

England's 75-0 win over South Africa won over support from the local fans at Waitakere Stadium in Auckland.

Thousands of fans turn out to see the Black Ferns as World Cup fever sweeps Whangarei | Rugby World Cup 2021

Tens of thousands of locals turn out to see the Black Ferns take on Scotland in Whangarei in the final pool game of the Women's Rugby World Cup.

Renee Holmes on the Black Ferns big win over Scotland Women | Rugby World Cup 2021

Renee Holmes speaks with Lucy Lomax about the Black Ferns big win over Scotland Women at Rugby World Cup 2021.

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.

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.

Ruby Tui on the Black Ferns thrashing of Wales and what motivates her | New Zealand vs Wales | Rugby World Cup 2021

Ruby Tui talks to Lucy Lomax following the Black Ferns big win against Wales on Match Day 4 at Rugby World Cup 2021.

Ruahei Demant post match interview | New Zealand vs Wales | Rugby World Cup 2021

Black Ferns first-five and player of the game Ruahei Demant talks to Lucy Lomax after beating Wales in round 2 at the Rugby World Cup 2021.

Wayne Smith post match interview | New Zealand vs Wales | Rugby World Cup 2021

Black Ferns coach Wayne Smith talks to Lucy Lomax following his team beating Wales 56 - 12 and booking a quarter final spot at Rugby World Cup 2021.

Siwan Lillicrap post match interview | New Zealand vs Wales | Rugby World Cup 2021

Siwan Lillicrap talks to Lucy Lomax, sharing her thoughts on Wales' loss to the Black Ferns at the Rugby World Cup 2021.

England fans supremely confident but the two sides of French fans on show after loss | Women's Rugby World Cup

England and France fans react to England's 13-7 win over France in Whangarei on Matchday three of the WRWC.

Fitzpatrick and Bayler on facing Wales this weekend | Rugby World Cup 2021

Black Ferns Theresa Fitzpatrick and Ariana Bayler talk about the opening game against the Wallaroos at Eden Park and how they are dealing with the spotlight at home in the Women's Rugby World Cup.

We met the funniest player in the Canada Women's Rugby team | Paige Farries Interview

RugbyPass reporter Lucy Lomax met up with the funniest player in the Canada Womens' Rugby team, Paige Farries for a chat on all things Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Wellington vs Auckland Preview | Bunnings NPC | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Aotearoa Rugby Pod preview NPC Semi Final 1 between Wellington and Auckland.

Canterbury vs Bay of Plenty Preview | Bunnings NPC | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Aotearoa Rugby Pod preview NPC semi final 2 between Canterbury and Bay of Plenty.

Black Ferns vs Wales Preview | Rugby World Cup 2021 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Aotearoa Rugby Pod with their take on how the Black Ferns will go against Wales this weekend in the 2nd round of pool play at Rugby World Cup 2021.

Absolutely gutted Scotland fan says they were 'robbed' against Wales | Women's Rugby World Cup

RugbyPass reporter Lucy Lomax talks to the fans in Whangarei after a thrilling win by Wales over Scotland with a last-gasp penalty in the 85th minute.

Portia Woodman on playing at a packed Eden Park and how the Black Ferns recovered from 17-0 down | Rugby World Cup 2021

Black Ferns winger Portia Woodman on a special night at Eden Park and the preparations for the haka that had the crowd amped up before playing the Wallaroos in the opening game of Women's Rugby World Cup 2021.

Number 15 from England has this fan's pick for MVP of the Women's Rugby World Cup

RugbyPass reporter Lucy Lomax talks to the fans around Eden Park and found one major fan of England fullback Ellie Kildunne.

Match Day 1 Fan Reactions | Rugby World Cup 2021

RugbyPass reporter Lucy Lomax heads to Eden Park on the opening day of the Women's Rugby World Cup to talk to the fans ahead of the triple header featuring South Africa vs France, England vs Fiji and New Zealand vs Australia.

Breakdown speed the key for Black Ferns at Rugby World Cup 2021 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Rikki Swannell joins the panel to discuss how the Black Ferns will target fast ball at the breakdown to combat the big northern packs.

Sereima Leweniqila post match interview | England vs Fiji | Rugby World Cup 2021

Fiji captain Sereima Leweniqila talks to Lucy Lomax following her sides loss to England at the Rugby World Cup.

Giada Franco on Italy's win over USA | Rugby World Cup 2021

Giada Franco speaks with Lucy Lomax following Italy's well earned victory over Team USA at Rugby World Cup 2021.

Will Queensland rugby law trials speed up the game? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 34

Referee Ben O'Keeffe joins the Aotearoa Rugby Pod to discuss the upcoming trial of new rugby rules in Queensland.

Referee Ben O'Keeffe on the deafening noise surrounding the laws of the game | Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 34

Join Ross Karl, James Parsons, Bryn Hall, and special guest referee Ben O'Keeffe as they take us through another week of rugby in New Zealand.

Women's Rugby World Cup opening welcome | RWC 2021

Players were greeted to the opening press conference.

A very Kiwi welcome to Rugby World Cup 2021

Are you ready? The Women's Rugby World Cup is here. Stay tuned for extensive coverage of the entire tournament right here on RugbyPass.

Rita Ora to headline Rugby World Cup 2021 opening party

Rita Ora will perform live at Eden Park on opening night of Rugby World Cup 2021.

Payton Spencer, the son of Carlos, is making serious waves in New Zealand schools rugby

Rugby highlights from Hamilton Boys' High rugby star Payton Spencer, the son of Carlos Spencer. He has been one of the top performing young stars in New Zealand rugby, helping his school to become National 1st XV Champions.

Dave Rennie and captain James Slipper after the loss to the All Blacks | Wallabies post-match match press conference

Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie and captain James Slipper digest the loss to the All Blacks at Eden Park.

Ian Foster and Sam Whitelock after beating the Wallabies at Eden Park | All Blacks post-match press conference

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster and Sam Whitelock talk to the media after 40-14 win over the Wallabies.

'Misfits' in the midfield - Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett discuss facing Australia rugby at centre

Rugby Championship Press Conference with Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett. Both players face the media as the pair line up at centre together to take on Australia in the final game of the Championship.

Ian Foster on ref officiating and Foley time-wasting as New Zealand treat Australia game like final

Rugby Championship press conferences with All Blacks head coach Ian Foster. New Zealand rugby take on Australia this weekend, if the All Blacks win they could win the competition.

Ian Foster on state of The Rugby Championship | All Blacks press

Ian Foster discusses the feeling around the All Blacks' final Rugby Championship game of the year.

Why Codie Taylor is starting over Samisoni Taukei'aho | All Blacks press

Ian Foster explains his decision to bench Samisoni Taukei'aho and start Codie Taylor who hasn't played since a subpar performance in the All Blacks loss to Argentina.

Jordie Barrett's strengths and weaknesses in the midfield | All Blacks press

Ian Foster discusses Jordie Barrett's performance at 12 last week and what he brings to the position after naming him to start there this weekend.

The All Blacks new midfield combo Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett | All Blacks | Press conference

All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett talk to the media after being selected in the midfield to face the Wallabies at Eden Park, Auckland.

Will Jordan's match winning play | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ross Karl, James Parsons and Will Genia discuss Will Jordan's decision to back himself and draw a number of Wallaby defenders to free up Jordie Barrett for the match winning try.

Why Jordie Barrett can thrive at 12 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Jordie Barrett has all the right attributes to thrive in the 12 jersey.

Will RTS get at start at Eden Park? Ian Foster on ABs selections | The Breakdown

Injury will force the All Blacks into several changes this weekend.

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.

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.

Were the Wallabies robbed

Dave Rennie is asked if he thinks his side would have closed out the game against the All Blacks were it not for the time wasting penalty.

Wallabies captain shares what the locker room was like after Bledisloe loss

James Slipper has shared what the mood was in the Australian locker room following their last gasp loss to the All Blacks.

Rennie shares initial reaction to the game and the time wasting penalty

Dave Rennie opened his post match press conference by discussing what Bernard Foley told him after the final whistle and went on to summarise his thoughts on the game.

Had you ever seen time wasting actually penalised before?

Both the Wallabies coach and captain say they've never witnessed time wasting be called in any game. Sam Whitelock also admitted he'd never seen it in the All Blacks post match press conference.

Bernard Foley gives his take on what exactly happened in Australia vs New Zealand

Rugby media opportunity as Bernard Foley reacts to Austalia vs New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup. He gives clarification on what happened in the final moments when a penalty was awarded to the All Blacks.

Bernard Foley reveals his interaction with referee prior to being penalised

Bernard Foley was asked by media Friday morning about the penalty he received for time wasting and what discussion he had with the referee prior to it.

The evolution of the hooker | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ex All Black hooker James Parsons analyses Samisoni Taukei'aho's role in the All Blacks and shares his observations around how No 2's are being used in the modern game.

The wisdom Wallaby legends imparted on the current squad

As the Wallabies prepare for a Bledisloe Cup clash, they were visited by members of the last Australian team to take home the famous trophy 19 years ago. Coach Dave Rennie reveals what was said.

A fairytale FPC final for Kendra Cocksedge and Canterbury | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel discuss the recent Farah Palmer Cup Final, Kendra Cocksedge's legacy and how her form is improving despite the announcement of her retirement following this years World Cup.

Young players to watch in the NPC | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Both James Parsons and Bryn Hall pick a player from the recent round of NPC action who they're watching as a potential future star.

Why Pumas could struggle against Springboks | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons shares his thoughts on why the Pumas game plan they employed against the All Blacks won't have the same effect against South Africa.

Who are favourites to win the NPC | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Ex North Harbour and Maori All Black Bryn Hall reveals his favourite to take him the NPC trophy as well as their biggest threat.

"We'll see the very best" of Bledisloe teams this week | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons expects both New Zealand and Australia to be at the top of their game when the two meet for the first Bledisloe test on Thursday.

How the Bledisloe teams will adjust for their clash | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Bledisloe 1 takes place Thursday night in Melbourne and every team has it all to play for. Bryn Hall breaks down what the All Blacks and Wallabies will be focusing on for the big test.

Marika Koroibete on the All Blacks vulnerability

In form Australian winger Marika Koroibete responds to the media's question around the All Blacks recent form and if the Kiwi team are vulnerable in any way.

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.

Weekend Highlights | The Breakdown

Catch up on some of the best highlights from the weekend that was in New Zealand rugby.

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.

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.

France 2023 | One year to go | Rugby World Cup on RugbyPass

RugbyPass will be on the ground once again during next year's Rugby World Cup in France.

RugbyPass' favourite Rugby World Cup moments | One year to go

A montage of some of the most memorable moments in Rugby World Cup history.

How the All Blacks midfield complimented each other vs Argentina | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons had a lot of praise for both of the All Blacks midfielders after their second test against Argentina.

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.

Argentina had more ball but less opportunity | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons breaks down the territory and possession stats from the second Argentina vs All Blacks test and details how the All Blacks controlled the game.

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.

Reacting to the All Blacks' Bledisloe squad | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Bryn Hall and James parsons give their initial thoughts on the 32 man squad the All Blacks named for the Bledisloe series.

"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.

"He's a freak" Kiwi pundits talk Canan Moodie's debut | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

19 year old Springbok winger Canan Moodie definitely left his mark on the game against the wallabies, Bryn Hall expressed his excitement about the young flier and his potential.

How will the Wallabies attack the All Blacks | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons analyses the Wallabies attacking strengths and previews how they should use them against the All Blacks in this Bledisloe Cup series.

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.

What makes Eben Etzebeth the way he is? - Mapimpi bust up reaction | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aoteraoa Rugby Pod is back to review the latest goings on 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.

Relive the action from Hamilton as the All Blacks pounce to the top of table | The Breakdown

The Breakdown team pack together some of the top highlights from the All Blacks vs Los Pumas in Hamilton.

All Blacks winning tactics - a blueprint or specific to Pumas?

Ian Foster is asked if the changes in tactical kicking game that were made for game two against the Pumas were a "blueprint" or more specific to the Argentinian Defence.

Michael Cheika Summarises the Pumas big loss

Argentina's coach Michael Cheika begins his post match press conference by summarising the key areas his side lost, compared to last weeks historic win.

Ian Foster on Samisoni Taukei'aho

Ian Foster talks about his in form hooker Samisoni Taukei'aho after another stellar performance from the young All Black.

Rieko Ioane making his mark at centre

Ian Foster compliments Rieko Ioane's performance, his growth at 13 and the aspects of his game that have improved allowing him the confidence in his new position.

Not a lot of rebuilding going on in this "rebuild" | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons discusses his interpretation of the term "rebuild", how the Black Ferns are doing it so well and conversely, how the All Blacks aren't.

Preparation, innovation, and the All Blacks inability to do either | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons emphasises the small margins the All Blacks are failing to execute both on and off the field, while Bryn Hall wants more innovation from the team.

The Pumas' powerhouse loose forwards | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Bryn Hall says Pablo Matera absorbed every possible ounce of knowledge from the Crusaders environment, and it was on full display in the Pumas win.

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.

Should the All Blacks commit to a rebuild | The Breakdown

Mils Muliaina wants the All Blacks to be realistic and commit to a winning timeline, even if that means losing some games in the process.

Ian Foster summarizes loss to Pumas

All Blacks coach Ian Foster started his post match press conference by sharing his thoughts on the game.

How do the All Blacks find consistency? Ian Foster isn't entirely sure

Ian Foster was a little stumped at first when asked how his team could find the consistency that's been missing throughout his tenure as head coach.

"Running into a brick wall" - Sam Cane

Sam Cane addresses the Pumas defence post match in Christchurch, giving credit to his opposition who made 192 out of their 200 tackle attempts.

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.

Historic losses on Fosters resumé, is the bledisloe next? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

His job security may be confirmed but pressure remains on Ian Foster to avoid adding to his already historic losing record.

How Argentina are developing under their new coaches | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

Argentina's new defensive coach David Kidwell is already making his mark on the Pumas, their win against Australia demonstrated a level of discipline that turns a past weakness into strength.

Joe Schmidt's attack and how the All blacks will integrate it | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

James Parsons highlights Joe Schmidt's strengths as an attack coach and outlines what to expect from the All Blacks moving forward.

Previewing the All Blacks vs Pumas | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The All Blacks will bring renewed confidence into their clash with an Argentinian side who have discovered territory is king says James Parsons.

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.

Where to now for Scott Robertson? | The Breakdown

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

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.

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.

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

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The hidden hand of Sam Cane | The Breakdown

Not everybody sees it, but Mils Muliaina sees it.

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.

The All Blacks strike back, but is one win enough for Ian Foster | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The usual panel of Ross Karl, Bryn Hall and James Parsons are joined by special guest Schalk Burger this week to dissect a resurgent All Blacks performance. The Black Ferns vs Wallaroos game is also previewed and Schalk shares an embarrassing story.

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.

'We back him 100 per cent': Ardie Savea praises All Blacks coach Ian Foster after remarkable victory

Against all odds, the All Blacks have claimed a 35-23 win over the Springboks in Johannesburg and one of New Zealand's top players has credited coach Ian Foster with the success.

How the All Blacks' clash with the Springboks at Ellis Park compares to past triumphs

New Zealand centurion Sam Whitelock has faced off with South Africa at Ellis Park on three occasions. How did the much-needed victory on Saturday compare with past battles?

Sam Cane emotional after triumphant win

Sam Cane speaks to media the morning after his All Blacks side records a famous victory in Johannesburg.

New Zealand front-rowers react to surviving first match at South African rugby cauldron Ellis Park

Young All Blacks front-rowers Fletcher Newell and Samisoni Taukei'aho share what it was like playing their first game at Ellis Park against the Springboks - and the relief of getting a much-needed victory.

Ian Foster on his future as ABs coach after Boks win

New Zealand's two-match tour of South Africa has come to an end with an impressive 35-22 win Ellis Park. Will the victory be Ian Foster's last act as head coach of the national side?

Ian Foster explains four 'critical' changes the All Blacks have made

New Zealand and South Africa will once again go to battle at Ellis Park this weekend and the All Blacks have rejigged their line-up for the clash.

ABs front row club knows exactly what to expect from South Africa

The All Blacks have rotated in two inexperienced props for this weekend's rematch with the Springboks. How will they fare in the cauldron that is Ellis Park?

Sam Whitelock on the Springboks challenge ahead

"A man among boys" Kiwi reacts to playing Malcolm Marx

Malcolm Marx made a strong impression on ex super rugby player Joey Wheeler, appearing on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, Wheeler remarked on just how big of a human the springbok is.

Picking a form 15 from the rugby championship | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel pick their top performers from week one of the rugby championship.

All Blacks' latest rugby wrecking ball remains humble after barnstorming performance

'We know it's not good enough' Richie Mo'unga reacts to All Blacks rugby fan criticism

Richie Mo'unga is iinterviewed ahead of this weekend's second test between the All Blacks and Springboks at Ellis Park.

David Havili highlights what the All Blacks need to fix ahead of Springboks rugby rematch

'There's no way we want to be starting Test matches like that' says New Zealand captain Sam Cane

The All Blacks get overpowered and outplayed | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

On this weeks episode, Ross Karl leads James Parsons and Joey Wheeler in a heated discussion, as the panel search for answers to the many All Blacks problems. Ian Foster's future is debated, Australia's progress is commended and the Springboks domina

Schalk Burger on All Blacks back row

Springboks legend Schalk Burger guests on The Breakdown where he shares his expert opinion on the All Blacks current back row.

Ma'a Nonu has "120 percent" belief in All Blacks

Following another heavy defeat, the All Blacks have had a vote of unwavering confidence from one of their all time greats in Ma'a Nonu.

Ian Foster preaches progress over perfection

Following his sides 3rd consecutive loss, Ian Foster was asked whether he could be sure his team had the right personnel to achieve and execute his game plan.

"I'm going grey" - Ian Foster

The All Blacks coach speaks on how recent results have affected his hairline, and compares this All Black team to previous sides he has toured South Africa with.

Foster on ABs loss: 'best of the season'

Ian Foster has labeled All Blacks record loss to Springboks as their best of the the season...

"Panicked" All Blacks have a lot of work to do

Mils Muliaina and Isa Nacewa comment on the uncertainty the All Blacks have shown around their game-plan and the style of play they are trying to implement.

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Schalk Burger discusses All Blacks' weaknesses

Former foes Justin Marshall and Schalk Burger give some post match analysis on where the Springboks dominated the All Blacks and what selection areas might need revising heading into next weeks clash in Johannesburg.

All Blacks left searching for answers after worst loss to Springboks in 94 years

The All Blacks have suffered a 26-10 defeat at the hands of Springboks in Mbombela, marking their third defeat in as many games.

All Black coach Ian Foster about dealing with the external noise after losing the Ireland series

Previewing the 2022 NPC season | The Breakdown | Sky Sport NZ

Jeff Wilson and Mils Muliaina discuss the new format of the NPC and who their picks are to take home the championship.

"We're anticipating a hostile environment" - New Zealand rugby forwards ready for Springbok power | South Africa vs New Zealand press conference

Rugby press conference with New Zealand rugby forwards Angus Ta'avao and Scott Barrett. The All Blacks forwards were bossed around by Ireland in July and now they face perhaps an even bigger challenge in South Africa.

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Ian Foster, Sam Cane, NZR; who's under fire this week? The Breakdown | Sky Sport NZ | Episode 22

The Breakdown panel debate how Ian Foster should handle the Springboks tour and give their opinion on NZR's recent management woes.

Ian Foster has two games to prove himself | Sky Sport NZ | The Breakdown

The Breakdown crew try to find solutions to the All Blacks biggest questions heading into the rugby championship, discussing what Ian Foster must do and the kind of changes Jason Ryan will bring to the side.

Richie Mo'unga on the South Africa challenge ahead | All Blacks press conference

All Black first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga talks to the media about new forwards coach Jason Ryan and the challenge ahead in South Africa.

Crusaders prop Fletcher Newell on getting the call up to the All Blacks

Crusaders prop Fletcher Newell on getting the call up to the All Blacks

New forwards coach Jason Ryan on fixing the All Blacks pack | All Blacks press conference

New forwards coach Jason Ryan talks to the media at Sky Stadium in Wellington about joining the All Blacks.

Ian Foster on the aftermath of All Blacks' coaching changes | All Blacks press conference

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster talks to the media at Sky Stadium in Wellington in the aftermath of the coaching changes to his team.

How will the new-look All Blacks coaching set-up impact the Springboks tests? | Aotearoa Rugby Pod

On this week's episode of the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, the panel of Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall recap Ian Foster's turbulent week, discuss the new-look All Blacks coaching team and analyse their Rugby Championship squad.

Ex-All Blacks troubled by Ireland's 2-1 series win | The Breakdown | Sky Sport NZ | Episode 21

Host Kirstie Stanway is joined by former All Blacks John Kirwan, Justin Marshall and Jeff Wilson along with special guest Isa Nacewa to digest Ireland's historic 2-1 series win over the All Blacks.

Ardie Savea and Dane Coles say something has to change after gut wrenching loss to Ireland | All Blacks press conference

All Blacks Ardie Savea and Dane Coles share their thoughts after the loss to Ireland in the third test in Wellington.

Sam Cane lost for answers as Ian Foster's job questioned by media after series loss to Ireland | All Blacks press conference

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster and captain Sam Cane face the media after losing to Ireland 32-22 and the overall series 2-1 in the third test in Wellington.

Johnny Sexton and Andy Farrell after winning historic series in New Zealand | Ireland post-match press conference

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and captain Johnny Sexton react after beating the All Blacks 32-22 in Wellington to win the series 2-1 in New Zealand.

Why Sam Cane is the starting 7 and captain for the All Blacks

Ross Karl, James Parsons and Bryn Hall analyse the stats from both Sam Cane and Dalton Papali'i and offer professional insights into why Cane is a worthy captain of the All Blacks.

Sam Cane talks to media ahead of third test against Ireland in Wellington | All Blacks press conference

All Blacks captain Sam Cane talks to the media after training on Tuesday in wet conditions in Wellington ahead of the third test against Ireland.

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