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Ian Foster explains why Jordie Barrett has been selected at No 12 in new midfield
Now, after some strong debate amongst pundits, the unlikely battle for New Zealand's third choice No 12 has been settled, with Ioa…
Ned Lester
22 Sep, 0:06
Recall for No 8 Harry Wilson as Wallabies make two changes for Eden Park test
Australia's two changes compare favourably to the All Blacks unsettledness, with coach Ian Foster making five changes to his run-o…
21 Sep, 23:40
Why Sam Whitelock has been handed All Black captaincy over Ardie Savea
All Blacks skipper Sam Cane will miss the Rugby Championship decider against Australia, with Sam Whitelock leading New Zealand.
21 Sep, 23:27
'The biggest issue out of it wasn't time wasting': Ian Foster delivers final take on Foley-Raynal saga
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has clarified his position around the officiating in last week's test.
Ben Smith
21 Sep, 23:22
Barrett brothers to start for All Blacks in second Bledisloe
All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have announced the match-day 23 for this week’s Lipovitan-D Rugby Ch…
Online Editors
21 Sep, 20:30
'We've got nothing to hide': Springboks head coach's strong message after media storm
South Africa’s coach Jacques Nienaber has taken a not-so-subtle dig at media hacks that have looked to stir trouble for his team…
Jan De Koning
21 Sep, 18:10
Wallabies lock Darcy Swain handed lengthy ban for dangerous clean out on Tupaea
Australia's Darcy Swain has been suspended for six weeks for the incident that left New Zealand's Quinn Tupaea with a bad knee inj…
21 Sep, 17:04
It's time for the All Blacks to lay down a marker at Eden Park
Whatever unfolds over the next two months, 2022 is not going to go down as one of the better seasons in the All Blacks' 120-year h…
Tom Vinicombe
21 Sep, 12:05
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's Auckland absence hints at All Blacks selection
With David Havili and Quinn Tupaea both leaving the field in last week's Bledisloe Cup clash, much of the discussion in the follow…
Sam Smith
21 Sep, 10:38
Australia's 'cynical attempt' to reduce Darcy Swain's impending ban
The presence of one Darcy Swain in the recently announced Australia A side for their three-game series in Japan has raised a few e…
Sam Smith
21 Sep, 6:10
'It doesn't really matter': Wallabies not fussed over Raynal's appointment for second Bledisloe
Asked whether the best response was to move on from the episode or use the pain as preparation for the trip to New Zealand, Jake G…
21 Sep, 1:53
Los Pumas are making progress but consistency isn't in their vocabulary yet
In this year’s Rugby Championship, the Pumas record reads: lost, won, won, lost, lost. It is a battle Cheika is fighting with hi…
Frankie Deges
20 Sep, 23:05
We are going to ride the rollercoaster with this All Blacks team
What do the All Blacks have, beyond talent? We simply pick our most-talented players and then try and find a spot for them.
Hamish Bidwell
20 Sep, 21:43
'Most entertaining game I've seen': Genia on Bledisloe 1
"Even with all the controversy around the refereeing decision and things like that, just the way it finished, as a spectator, as s…
Ned Lester
20 Sep, 19:20
The 'mental health' reason why Springboks resisted Jantjies recall
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has explained why he opted not to bring seasoned fly-half Elton Jantjies back into the fold this …
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 10:42
Jason Ryan provides update on All Blacks loose forward stocks
The All Blacks will have at least one of their unavailable loose forwards from their first Bledisloe Cup match of the season back …
Tom Vinicombe
20 Sep, 10:22
The All Blacks can't afford to lose Ardie Savea
Ardie Savea's absence against the Wallabies left a big hole in the All Blacks loose forwards.
Nick Bishop
20 Sep, 6:43
Two changes to Springboks team and bomb squad is also beefed up
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team showing two changes for this Saturday’s Rugby Championship finale versus Argentina …
Liam Heagney
20 Sep, 5:46
'One hundred per cent it's a final': All Blacks prepare for Eden Park showdown
The Wallabies can exact a measure of revenge at Eden Park this weekend by denying the All Blacks a Rugby Championship, although pi…
20 Sep, 1:03
Darcy Swain 'devastated' following Tupaea injury
While a significant injury wasn't confirmed at the time, the replays didn't project well for Tupaea, as his knee buckled at an unn…
Ned Lester
19 Sep, 23:52
'He was a sitting duck': All Blacks await Swain verdict
The second of the many major talking points to come out of the first Bledisloe test in Melbourne last week was Darcy Swain's dange…
Sam Smith
19 Sep, 20:27
'Fitter players should be rewarded': Barrett weighs in on time wasting
All Black star Beauden Barrett is the latest rugby star to weigh in on time-wasting in the modern game after last week's controver…
Ned Lester
19 Sep, 18:26
Wallabies tumble further in world rankings after Bledisloe heart-breaker
Australia’s last-gasp defeat to New Zealand in Melbourne last week has dropped them to a new low of ninth in the World Rugby Ran…
19 Sep, 15:55
Springboks release 5 players and call up 2 ahead of final Test
The Springboks have called up two players ahead of their final Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Hollywoodbets Kings …
Ian Cameron
19 Sep, 7:56
Wallabies still reeling from Bledisloe blow up as official complaint lodged
Five days after the dramatic Melbourne Test, Australian rugby remains consumed by contentious calls in the Wallabies 39-37 Bledisl…
19 Sep, 4:12
How the All Blacks have changed philosophically since the Ireland series
The attacking kicks have continually found their mark and the All Blacks have turned into the best kicking team in the world over …
Ben Smith
19 Sep, 2:33
'You're running out of time': Kiwi pundit calls for All Blacks to give Tuivasa-Sheck a shot
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is currently playing for Auckland in the NPC after being released from the All Blacks' Rugby Championship squa…
Sam Smith
19 Sep, 0:21
'It's not Foley's fault': Ex-All Black comes in to bat for Wallaby flyhalf
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has come to the defence of Wallabies flyhalf Bernard Foley after his late game stalling cost his…
Sam Smith
18 Sep, 23:58
'He's such a big, strong physical man. It's so hard to stop a man that size'
Irish powerhouse Leinster were almost shocked by a South African-laden Zebre on Saturday, but had the highlight of Springbok Jason…
18 Sep, 6:06
'I'm sorry Nic' - Raynal and White's heated exchange after final whistle
Unseen footage released by an Australian network reveals Mathieu Raynal apologised to Nic White after his late refereeing call hel…
Stefan Frost
18 Sep, 4:54
Leaked sky cam footage reveals full extent of what Mathieu Raynal told Bernard Foley
Leaked sky cam footage with the full on-field audio has surfaced online which details exactly what referee Mathieu Raynal told Wal…
Sam Smith
18 Sep, 0:53
Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber praises spirit after attempt to derail team
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber praised his team’s fighting spirit to grind their way to a crucial 36-20 victory against Argent…
Online Editors
18 Sep, 0:16
'I am stunned': Springbok coach and captain squash 'disturbing' allegations of drug use
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber described the reports as “quite disturbing” and “disappointing”, especially the timing o…
Jan De Koning
17 Sep, 19:57
Watch: Springboks get hit for a try with the same play as Pumas copy Wallabies
Argentinian midfielder Matias Moroni was the recipient on this occasion, ripping through the heart of the South African ruck defen…
Sam Smith
17 Sep, 19:43
Springboks player ratings vs Argentina | The Rugby Championship
South Africa stayed alive in the Rugby Championship with a hard-earned 36-20 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Jan De Koning
17 Sep, 19:14
Marx double powers Springboks to much-needed bonus point win over Los Pumas
The Springboks have come away with a 36-20 bonus point win over Los Pumas in Buenos Aires to keep the Rugby Championship title rac…
Ben Smith
17 Sep, 17:48
Springboks issue statement: 'Allegations of failed tests'
The Springboks have issued a statement addressing what they have described as 'unsubstantiated allegations of failed tests' been s…
Ian Cameron
17 Sep, 12:17
Nigel Owens tweets his official stance on Mathieu Raynal decision
Retired referee Nigel Owen has tweeted his official stance on Mathieu Raynal's decision to penalise Bernard Foley for time-wasting…
Ian Cameron
17 Sep, 11:11
The leading candidates to wear the All Blacks No 12 jersey at Eden Park
With David Havili and Quinn Tupaea both forced off the field through injury during the All Blacks' last-minute win over the Wallab…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Sep, 9:58
Ian Foster doubles down on backing controversial Raynal call
Ian Foster says New Zealand have been driving a speed-up-the-game message all year and has doubled down on his endorsement...
17 Sep, 4:40
Both Bledisloe sides admit they've 'never seen' that rule enforced
The call has inevitably split the rugby community, with some saying the referee's warnings were sufficient while others claim the …
Ned Lester
16 Sep, 18:41
I've given Raynal plenty of stick but he got this one spot on - Andy Goode
I’ve given Mathieu Raynal plenty of stick over the years and there were a fair few calls in the Bledisloe Cup that could warrant…
Andy Goode
16 Sep, 12:15
Was the All Blacks' narrow victory in Melbourne a step forwards?
The All Blacks showed plenty of composure in the final moments of their Bledisloe Cup clash with the Wallabies to snatch victory f…
Tom Vinicombe
16 Sep, 11:12
'It's something you don't really plan for': All Blacks reflect on hectic final minutes
All Blacks lock Tupou Vaa'i was in the sheds with his teammates following New Zealand's controversial, last-minute win over the Wa…
Ned Lester
16 Sep, 8:59
Will the All Blacks prosper from another happy accident?
The All Blacks have generally improved this year as a result of their injuries.
Gregor Paul
16 Sep, 8:20
Extent of Quinn Tupaea's injury revealed as Swain cited for dangerous clean out
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has revealed the extent of Quinn Tupaea's injury suffered against the Wallabies in Melbourne last…
Ned Lester
15 Sep, 23:36
South African fans are still not happy with Marika Koroibete after latest hit
The Wallabies left wing timed his contact perfectly and smashed Clarke over backward just after the All Black landed back on the M…
Sam Smith
15 Sep, 22:29
'He asked them twice to kick it': Ian Foster on Foley's costly game management
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster believed a very clear call was made from Mathieu Raynal to hand over possession
Ben Smith
15 Sep, 21:51
'Pretty easy decision': Whitelock on bold call to close out a wild Bledisloe test
The pressure on the decision was epic, with 20 years of Bledisloe dominance as well as The Rugby Championship on the line.
Ned Lester
15 Sep, 20:30
Watch: Will Jordan and Beauden Barrett combine for scorching long-range effort
After a rare drought of four tests without a try, All Black right wing Will Jordan exploded at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne to scor…
Sam Smith
15 Sep, 20:14
'It is up to us': Los Pumas want to keep Rugby Championship alive
Michael Cheika has announced seven changes to his starting line-up for the Rugby Championship clash against South Africa
15 Sep, 16:57
Wallaby flyhalf Foley left 'shocked and bewildered' after Raynal's call
Bernard Foley has been left "bewildered" by a referee call at the death that effectively cost the Wallabies the Bledisloe Cup.
15 Sep, 16:50
'What a revelation': Samisoni Taukei'aho praised following destructive performance
Samisoni Taukei'aho was named man-of-the-match in the All Blacks' controversial 39-37 win over the Wallabies in Melbourne, with th…
Sam Smith
15 Sep, 12:44
'It was very clear cut': Ian Foster backs controversial call in Bledisloe clash
The two opposing coaches from Thursday night's Bledisloe Cup encounter in Melbourne unsurprisingly shared different views of refer…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Sep, 10:25
Watch: Rieko Ioane's rocks and diamonds plays that show he's not the finished product
Rieko Ioane's best position in the backline has long been debated. Against the Wallabies in Melbourne, he showed off both his stre…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Sep, 10:07
Seven changes for Argentina as Cheika reacts to Hamilton hammering
Michael Cheika has made seven changes to his Argentina side as they look to remain in The Rugby Championship title race with this …
Liam Heagney
15 Sep, 9:49
Wallabies player ratings vs All Blacks | Rugby Championship
The Wallabies have fallen to a heart-breaking defeat to the All Blacks in Melboure. Who were their most impressive performers in t…
Jack O'Rourke
15 Sep, 9:22
'Ridiculous call' - Unprecedented Mathieu Raynal decision fires debate
'Ridiculous call': That's how Australian commentators Morgan Turini and Tim Horan on Stan Sport described Mathieu Raynal's late ti…
Ian Cameron
15 Sep, 8:54
All Blacks player ratings vs Wallabies | Rugby Championship
It was a true 80-minute encounter in Melbourne on Thursday evening with the All Blacks claiming a last-minute 39-37 win over the W…
Tom Vinicombe
15 Sep, 8:32
All Blacks steal victory over Wallabies with post-hooter try
The All Blacks have escaped from Melbourne with a last-minute victory over the Wallabies following a controversial ending.
15 Sep, 8:04
Wallabies clear up speculation around Dave Rennie's future
Dave Rennie will coach the Wallabies at next year's Rugby World Cup after his position was guaranteed by Rugby Australia chairman …
15 Sep, 6:11
Springbok game-plan will "enable" bonus point wins vs Pumas
With bonus points at a premium for the remainder of the Rugby Championship, the Springboks are almost sure to be more ‘expansive…
14 Sep, 19:10
Scott Barrett's chance to secure his spot in the All Blacks' starting XV
While it was seen by some as a stop-gap measure in the semi-final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it's clear that Scott Barrett is no…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Sep, 9:19
The '80 per cent sure' Springboks update on injured Pollard and Am
Jacques Nienaber has delivered an update on how long injured Springboks duo Handre Pollard and Lukhanyo Am will potentially be abs…
Liam Heagney
14 Sep, 6:25
Most penalised player in the Rugby Championship wants to 'pull his head in'
The veteran prop is the worst offender, giving away 11 penalties through four games - four more than any other player in the compe…
13 Sep, 23:42
Wallabies captain surprised by All Blacks stuttering season
New Zealand have lost four of their seven Tests in 2022 but, having never lifted aloft the prized trophy during his 121-Test caree…
13 Sep, 21:24
Wallabies turn to heroes of 2002 for inspiration ahead of first Bledisloe
The Wallabies hope some wise words from Chris Latham and other past Australian heroes will help the team end their Bledisloe Cup h…
13 Sep, 19:35
Picking the form team of The Rugby Championship so far
To celebrate what has been the most dog-eat-dog Rugby Championship yet, here is a team of the tournament so far.
Ned Lester
13 Sep, 17:34
Springboks tactic sees Nienaber avoid Jantjies questions from media
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks team announcement from Buenos Aires on Tuesday passed off without a single question being put to h…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 12:12
'I still remember pretty clearly when we lost'
The All Blacks will use the opportunity to once more win the Bledisloe Cup as a motivator for Thursday night's clash with the Wall…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Sep, 12:06
'They may even gain a little bit': NZ's take on changes to injury-hit Wallabies
While the All Blacks may have made three key changes to their forwards for the first Bledisloe Cup match of the season, the Wallab…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Sep, 11:18
Starting team unchanged but Springboks shake up their bomb squad
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team to play Argentina this Saturday in Buenos Aires that shows no changes from the XV tha…
Liam Heagney
13 Sep, 10:47
'It's big shoes to fill': Hoskins Sotutu reflects on replacing All Blacks' best
After months of playing the waiting game, Hoskins Sotutu will finally get the chance to once again don black when New Zealand take…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Sep, 10:13
How the north have gained parity and taken control of the rugby world
The raw stats tell a very different story from the tale they would have narrated 20 years ago.
Nick Bishop
13 Sep, 9:22
Dave Rennie explains wholesale changes to the Wallabies
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has turned over almost half of his run-on side ahead of Thursday night's Bledisloe Cup encounter again…
13 Sep, 4:07
Marika Koroibete is the 'benchmark' for Test wingers
Describing him as the benchmark Test winger, Will Jordan knows he will have his hands full trying to contain Wallabies game-breake…
13 Sep, 4:03
Wallabies make eight changes to the side to face the All Blacks
Online Editors
12 Sep, 23:57
Ian Foster names new All Black back row for first Bledisloe test
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has named a new look back row, as expected, for the first Bledisloe test at Marvel Stadium in Mel…
Ben Smith
12 Sep, 22:21
Los Pumas on the verge of their most successful Rugby Championship
If they could beat the defending World Champions in his first season, his stakes and presence with the team, already very high, wi…
Frankie Deges
12 Sep, 21:47
'Things can change quickly': Richie McCaw throws support behind Cane and Foster
Former All Black captain Richie McCaw has thrown his support behind Sam Cane and Ian Foster while recalling the period before the …
Ben Smith
12 Sep, 18:06
Foley set to start for Wallabies after Lolesio ruled out
The 32-year-old, who has played 71 Tests, has earnt a start at Marvel Stadium for the Wallabies with young playmaker Noah Lolesio …
12 Sep, 16:09
Scandal hit Springboks get Bongi Mbonambi boost
The Springboks have recalled hooker Bongi Mbonambi to their camp in Buenos Aires after he finished the initial stages of his recov…
Ian Cameron
12 Sep, 13:41
Jantjies responds to hotel scandal with cryptic social media post
Springboks bad boy Elton Jantjies has responded to his latest off-field scandal with a cryptic social media post on Instagram.
Ian Cameron
12 Sep, 9:54
Wallabies soul searching ahead of Bledisloe showdown
Australia's coaching staff have been working overtime to determine why they've struggled to win successive Tests this year as they…
12 Sep, 4:21
Will Mathieu Raynal be the star of the show in the first Bledisloe test?
Who’ll be the star of the show at Marvel Stadium on Thursday? Will it be Rieko Ioane? Captain Fantastic Sam Cane? Marika Koroibe…
Hamish Bidwell
12 Sep, 0:53
'Hopefully the ball doesn't get to him': All Blacks defence coach wants to shut down Wallaby threat
The Fijian-born winger has scored a four tries against the All Blacks in his career, with two in 2020 over the first two tests in …
Ben Smith
12 Sep, 0:37
Bledisloe fans outnumbered by AFL finals fever in Melbourne
Melbourne is buzzing with AFL finals fever, but Wallabies forward Pete Samu hopes the Bledisloe Cup showdown will help rugby win o…
11 Sep, 18:08
'More brutality': Wallabies keen on physical approach to continue New Zealand's woe
Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete has called on his team to bring the "brutality" in an attempt to continue the All Blacks' downwa…
11 Sep, 3:01
Why the Springboks won't be kicking for the posts in Buenos Aires
Springboks No 8 Jasper Wiese says his team will be out to get bonus points in their final two Rugby Championship clashes against A…
10 Sep, 10:38
'It's good to get a taste off that': All Blacks under the radar in Melbourne
The Rugby Championship may be about to enter its final weeks but in sports-mad Melbourne, there's something else on the minds of t…
Sam Smith
10 Sep, 10:23
'Part of being a rugby player': All Blacks expecting more breakdown interpretations
While referees have always had a greater impact on a game of rugby compared to other sports, the ever-changing breakdown interpret…
Tom Vinicombe
10 Sep, 6:35
Ian Foster behind Ardie Savea's decision to sit out Bledisloe I
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has backed forward Ardie Savea's decision not to travel to Australia for New Zealand's upcoming Rugby …
10 Sep, 5:35
Beale back at full tilt ahead of Bledisloe Cup
Veteran Kurtley Beale says he's back to full speed after suffering a hamstring injury and is putting his hand up for Wallabies' se…
10 Sep, 2:41
Bledisloe Cup a stepping stone to a bigger prize says Ian Foster
While the All Blacks have had a firm hold on the Bledisloe Cup for well over two decades now, there's much more at stake when they…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Sep, 10:42
Agustin Creevy back on deck for Pumas as historic Rugby Championship finish beckons
Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has revealed his squad for the Pumas' final two Tests of the Rugby Championship.
Sam Smith
09 Sep, 9:37
Would the Wallabies deserve ninth spot on the rankings following Bledisloe defeat?
The World Rugby rankings might be a questionable method of assessing teams' standings on the international circuit but it's fair t…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Sep, 8:27
How the Wallabies can attack the All Blacks
"We've seen it time and time again with this Aussie attack and it's their work off the ball, their blindside wingers coming involv…
Ned Lester
09 Sep, 2:11
What ex-Kiwi players thought of Springboks debutant Moodie
Following the match, there was much buzz around the winger's game, in particular his try in which he showed high ball skills and p…
Ned Lester
08 Sep, 20:52
How each team can still win The Rugby Championship over final two rounds
New Zealand can secure their 19th Rugby Championship title if they win both games against Australia, with one of those wins coming…
Ned Lester
08 Sep, 1:23
Kurtley Beale back for Wallabies as Bledisloe Cup squad named
Veteran Kurtley Beale's return highlights the Wallabies' 36-man squad set to battle New Zealand as they attempt to claim the Bledi…
07 Sep, 23:25
Rugby Australia's NRL cash could be used to find a flyhalf
Just because it hasn't happened recently doesn't it mean it can't for a League halfback or five-eighth. Former Brisbane Bronco Ber…
Ben Smith
07 Sep, 23:10
Could Luke Jacobson start ahead of Hoskins Sotutu in Bledisloe I?
Luke Jacobson's return to the All Blacks fold adds a little bit of spice to next week's loose forwards selection.
Tom Vinicombe
07 Sep, 8:27
'He was into his work': Why Hoskins Sotutu is pushing for an All Black start in Bledisloe tests
World player of the year candidate Ardie Savea will miss at least the first game of the Bledisloe Cup tests as he flies home to We…
Ned Lester
06 Sep, 23:16
The subtle transformation in Siya Kolisi's game over The Rugby Championship
Kolisi has, for years, been denounced for his playing style – performing the role of a ‘wing forward’.
Jan De Koning
06 Sep, 21:57
Former Wallaby Will Genia calls for changes after 'failing to fire' in Sydney
Former Wallabies halfback Will Genia says young No 10 Noah Lolesio must be held accountable after the performance in Sydney 'faile…
Sam Smith
06 Sep, 21:18
The All Blacks tactics that broke Argentina's defence
The All Blacks made many adjustments for their second test against Argentina, perhaps most notable was the changes in their kickin…
Ned Lester
06 Sep, 20:00
Victory over the Pumas was not a new dawn for the All Blacks midfield
Has the midfield pairing of David Havili and Rieko Ioane finally clicked, or did the All Blacks’ game plan on Saturday night jus…
Tom Vinicombe
06 Sep, 10:57
All Blacks' 'balance for the World Cup' under threat in current environment
“The game is incredibly physical, and I don’t know if you can play a game like you played in South Africa and then back it up …
Ned Lester
06 Sep, 6:31
'Highest in the world': Ex-All Black explains the Ryan standard
Since Jason Ryan has joined the coaching staff the All Blacks have not conceded a rolling maul try in four tests against South Afr…
Sam Smith
06 Sep, 1:34
The Will Jordan and Rieko Ioane combination is turning into the All Blacks' best weapon
Rieko Ioane's combination with Will Jordan on the right wing is turning into the most potent pairing the All Blacks have.
Ben Smith
05 Sep, 23:47
Australia drop to record low as World Rugby rankings released
After suffering a 24-8 defeat in Sydney to South Africa, the Wallabies have dropped to a new low in World Rugby's rankings. 
Ben Smith
05 Sep, 21:11
All Blacks to be without Ardie Savea for Bledisloe trip
Game-breaking All Black Ardie Savea will miss next week's Bledisloe Cup match in Melbourne in a reprieve for the Wallabies as they…
05 Sep, 1:28
The raged-up Springboks find their intensity again and enter the box seat
The shame is that the rage-Boks play at a level above what you usually see, the enigma with them is why they can't deliver that in…
Ben Smith
05 Sep, 0:03
The All Blacks can't have it both ways if tests aren't meaningful
The team and NZR can’t have it both ways. Either every test result is important or none of them are.
Hamish Bidwell
04 Sep, 23:11
'Pure and simple': Cheika on where Pumas went wrong in Hamilton
Head coach Michael Cheika was frank about his side's performance, which he described as 'below par' just as the All Blacks lifted.
Ben Smith
04 Sep, 21:13
Los Pumas left with sour taste ahead of Springboks showdown
Losing by 50 points a week after their first win in New Zealand, against the All Blacks, leaves a short-term sour taste.
Frankie Deges
04 Sep, 18:37
Amazing scenes as Canan Moodie's family celebrate try-scoring debut
As far as debuts go, they do not get much better than 19-year-old Canan Moodie's for South Africa on Saturday against Australia in…
Josh Raisey
04 Sep, 12:18
'He's rolling his sleeves up in more of the darker arts'- Foster pinpoints growth
Rieko Ioane's evolution as a centre this Rugby Championship has been clear for all to see as he starred in the All Blacks' 53-3 wi…
Josh Raisey
04 Sep, 9:11
Makazole Mapimpi goes viral after putting Nic White in his place
Few people would have blamed any South Africa players for being slightly irked by Australia scrum-half Nic White this past week af…
Josh Raisey
04 Sep, 7:56
Jason Ryan on what has impressed him from the young All Black front row
The All Blacks have stuck with an emerging front row over the last two tests and they once again delivered an impressing showing i…
Ben Smith
04 Sep, 1:52
'Out of character': All Blacks coaches on Pablo Matera's handshake snub of Dane Coles
The All Blacks coaches have weighed in on the post-game snub from Los Pumas No 8 Pablo Matera on Dane Coles.
Sam Smith
03 Sep, 23:59
'Our backline was keen to play': Rieko Ioane on his starring performance against Los Pumas
All Blacks centre Rieko Ioane has continued his blistering form in Hamilton after winning the man-of-the-match award against the S…
Ben Smith
03 Sep, 20:18
'He responded to the criticism': Sir John Kirwan on Sam Cane's latest performance
Former All Black wing John Kirwan has praised captain Sam Cane for one of his best performances in a 'long, long time' as the All …
Ben Smith
03 Sep, 19:57
'Lucky not to see straight red': What triggered Etzebeth's manic episode
South African lock Eben Etzebeth was in the thick of it with Wallabies prop Allan Alaalatoa which had many on Twitter impressed wi…
Sam Smith
03 Sep, 17:55
'I want the boys to hurt,' says frustrated Wallabies skipper
As Wallabies fans piled out of Sydney's Allianz Stadium after watching their side's 24-8 hammering by South Africa, James Slippe…
03 Sep, 13:48
Springboks player ratings vs Wallabies | Rugby Championship
How did the Springboks rate in their drought-ending victory over the Wallabies in Sydney?
Warren Fortune
03 Sep, 10:35
Wallabies player ratings vs Springboks | Rugby Championship
The Wallabies couldn't back up last weekend's victory against the Springboks and fell to a loss in Sydney. Who stood up in defeat?
Jack O'Rourke
03 Sep, 9:47
Video: The awkward All Blacks moment Jason Ryan snubbed Joe Schmidt
The All Blacks got their Rugby Championship title challenge back on track with a 53-3 thrashing of Argentina, but one of the main …
Liam Heagney
03 Sep, 9:46
Video: Eben Etzebeth confronts Allan Alaalatoa in an angry bust-up
Saturday’s Rugby Championship encounter in Sydney had a feisty denouement when a mass scuffle that had Eben Etzebeth and Allan A…
Liam Heagney
03 Sep, 8:29
Springboks break Australian hoodoo with win over Wallabies in Sydney
Having been on the wrong side of the scoreboard in Australia for the better part of the past decade, the Springboks have finally c…
03 Sep, 7:36
Watch: Pablo Matera takes umbrage with Dane Coles after Hamilton thumping
After landing on the wrong side of a 53-3 pasting in Hamilton, Pumas loose forward Pablo Matera appeared to let out some of his fr…
Sam Smith
03 Sep, 7:23
All Blacks player ratings vs Pumas | Rugby Championship
The end result in Hamilton saw New Zealand prevail 53-3 - but how did the individuals rate in what was an impressive team effort?
Tom Vinicombe
03 Sep, 5:15
All Blacks bounce back to man-handle Argentina in Hamilton
The All Blacks have produced their most dominant performance of a difficult season to steamroll Argentina 53-3 in rainy Hamilton a…
03 Sep, 4:59
Neil de Kock: Canan Moodie will aim to emulate Cheslin Kolbe within Springboks system
Owing to the Springboks having suffered two defeats on the bounce and three straight losses against the Wallabies, winning now doe…
Neil de Kock
02 Sep, 11:02
An All Blacks captain shouldn't be leaving the pitch before the job is done
If Sam Cane is the right man to captain the All Blacks then Foster needs to back him to get the job done for the full 80 minutes.
Tom Vinicombe
02 Sep, 10:47
'We created over 28 opportunities to score': Teen Boks wing set to take advantage
Fresh from his starring role in Australia's 25-17 win against South Africa, Wallabies winger Marika Koroibete will have a new-look…
02 Sep, 4:33
'It's been spoken about this week': The new challenge facing Wallabies
James Slipper's Wallabies will christen the new Allianz Stadium from an international perspective on Saturday night, with the skip…
02 Sep, 4:26
All Blacks face a new rankings low if beaten again by Argentina
Ian Foster’s struggling All Blacks face a new world rankings low if they are beaten for the second successive Saturday at home b…
Liam Heagney
01 Sep, 13:40
Ardie Savea fires back: 'Do you feel like we haven't been dominating?'
Ardie Savea has baulked at suggestions that the All Blacks loose forwards have been dominated by the opposition this year.
Sam Smith
01 Sep, 12:48
Are Argentina now the best Southern Hemisphere team?
Michael Cheika's mentality has infected the Argentinian playing group, the coach does not mince his words, nor allow for confidenc…
Ned Lester
01 Sep, 11:53
Straight-talking Dane Coles says there's 'no blame game' in All Blacks camp
Accountability was a hot talking point, and Coles was adamant the All Blacks had a healthy and direct attitude amongst players whe…
Ned Lester
01 Sep, 11:39
'If you play under fear then you restrict your options'
Ian Foster has suggested that although the All Blacks selectors have made no changes to the starting XV from the side that suffere…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Sep, 11:02
Jake White: Test rugby has never been so unpredictable
After the last month of crazy Rugby Championship results, it seems the days of one team dominating rugby are over.
Jake White
01 Sep, 10:28
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck one of a smorgasbord of All Blacks released for NPC duty
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will get another opportunity to further his development as a rugby union player this weekend when he comes off…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Sep, 9:20
'Argentina weren't trying to win': Aaron Smith's take on Pumas gameplan
The All Blacks need more variation in their game given their ball-in-hand "mentality" is being exploited by opposition teams, says…
01 Sep, 4:56
Rugby can be a force for good in this world... but let's be real
Rugby is no more or no less noble than any other sport - it has elements worth celebrating and it has elements that need reform.
Daniel Gallan
01 Sep, 4:43
Cheika makes four changes to Argentina team for All Blacks rematch
Argentina coach Michael Cheika has made four changes to his line-up for Saturday's Rugby Championship rematch with the All Blacks …
01 Sep, 4:02
Wallabies team unchanged for first time in 26-match Rennie reign
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has opted for stability as his side searches for back-to-back wins, naming an unchanged starting line-…
01 Sep, 3:41
'Trust me': All Blacks intent on making things right in Hamilton
New Zealand's 25-18 defeat to Argentina last weekend in Christchurch was the first time in history the All Blacks.
31 Aug, 23:07
Ian Foster explains the four changes to the bench including Codie Taylor
The Crusaders No 2 has been replaced this week by Dane Coles in one of four changes to the bench made by the All Blacks. 
Ben Smith
31 Aug, 22:32
The slight tactical fix for the All Blacks to make is an easy one
With only 15 kicks out of hand, the All Blacks need to find a better balance to vary their game and looking for more attacking kic…
Ben Smith
31 Aug, 20:22
All Blacks boost bench experience in latest team naming
the All Blacks named the same starting 15 from their previous two tests - games which despite continuity in selection, produced ve…
Ned Lester
31 Aug, 20:16
Wallabies back consistency for second Boks battle
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie will produce something new in his side's quest for consistency, set to name an unchanged starting line…
31 Aug, 18:05
'I back the coaches': Sam Cane has no qualms with All Backs side-lining
Sam Cane has backed Ian Foster's decision to pull him from the field in the final minutes of Saturday night's loss to the Pumas in…
Tom Vinicombe
31 Aug, 10:33
Rassie Erasmus laughs off story about urinating Springboks player
Rassie Erasmus has laughed off a newspaper article claiming that a complaint was made against an unnamed Springboks player for uri…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 9:18
Will the All Blacks continue to persist with the tried and true?
Will Ian Foster shake his side up to take on Argentina this week, or will he stick with the men he's largely kept faith with throu…
Tom Vinicombe
31 Aug, 9:07
'You just take it, maybe it is my bad, my mistake...'
Springboks prop Trevor Nyakane has addressed the issue of gamesmanship in rugby following last weekend’s incidents in his team…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 8:46
Jesse Kriel sizes up task of replacing 'amazing rugby' Lukhanyo Am
Jesse Kriel has been speaking about the task of matching the impeccable recent form of Lukhanyo Am when he steps into the No13 Spr…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 7:15
Springboks statement: Pollard and Am's Championship-ending injuries
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks will finish out their Rugby Championship campaign without fly-half Handre Pollard and centre Lukha…
Liam Heagney
31 Aug, 4:23
'It's not being rude': Wallabies want Lolesio to shed 'nice guy' persona
Young Wallabies playmaker Noah Lolesio has been urged to shed his 'nice guy' image and ramp up his assertiveness as he works to na…
31 Aug, 1:28
All Blacks 'rebuild' called into question by pundits as strategy not clear
Many upset All Black supporters would have hung around on Saturday night after the historic loss to the Pumas hoping to hear an ex…
Ned Lester
31 Aug, 1:22
'When the steak is being served, you've got to eat': Ex-Bok coaches dissect Wallabies loss
Former head coach Nick Mallett and former assistant coach Swys de Bruin shared their views on SuperSport’s Final Whistle.
Ben Smith
31 Aug, 0:31
Wallaby backs pursuit of Suaalii after reports of $10 million mega-deal
Rugby Australia should chase Sydney Roosters flyer Joesph Suaalii if it will help them win a World Cup, current Wallaby Jed Hollow…
30 Aug, 17:55
Fixing the malfunctioning lineout key to Wallabies going back-to-back
Flanker Jed Holloway said a game review had highlighted plenty of plays from Adelaide that could be exploited if they don't tidy u…
30 Aug, 17:34
'He and Fozzie are finding their feet': Barrett sheds light on All Blacks' attack
Ahead of the All Blacks' clash with Los Pumas over the weekend, New Zealand began operating with their third attack coach of the s…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Aug, 12:31
Beauden Barrett provides update following neck injury
Beauden Barrett could make his return to the field against Argentina this weekend after sitting out New Zealand's surprise 25-18 l…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Aug, 11:30
Can Schmidt lead All Blacks to promised land after Christchurch crisis?
It may take All Blacks players and fans some time to get used to Joe Schmidt's new approach.
Nick Bishop
30 Aug, 9:36
Springboks explain why Mostert is starting ahead of two-try Smith
The Springboks have explained why sub lock Franco Mostert has been chosen ahead of two-try sub back-rower Kwagga Smith as next Sat…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 8:20
The 'mature' reason why Springboks named 19-year-old wing Moodie
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber is backing the Test debut-making Canan Moodie to make his mark when he runs out wearing the No14…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 7:30
Eight changes for Springboks, including debut for a 19-year-old
Head coach Jacques Nienaber has made eight changes to his starting Springboks team to take on the Wallabies in this Saturday’s R…
Liam Heagney
30 Aug, 4:51
Sam Cane says the pressure is still on his All Blacks team
The All Blacks are feeling pressure from all sides to rebound after their shock home defeat to Argentina.
30 Aug, 1:29
'Might as well': John Kirwan calls for captain Cane to 'sit one out'
Former All Black John Kirwan has called for changes including a rest for captain Sam Cane in the second test against Argentina.
Sam Smith
30 Aug, 1:10
'How can I say this the right way?': Bok prop addresses Wallabies' gamesmanship
Kitshoff said the Springboks aren’t looking for ‘shortcuts’ and want to play the game within the laws. 
Ben Smith
29 Aug, 21:06
The Springboks have little-to-no attacking arsenal as arrogant selections cripple the team
Against Australia, in Adelaide, we saw the hosts playing a far more intelligent brand, with average players, against a side stacke…
29 Aug, 19:35
'They played no rugby': Ex-All Blacks at loggerheads over historic loss to Pumas
John Kirwan quickly interjected to refute Wilson’s idea that New Zealand had control of the test after heading into the sheds wi…
Sam Smith
29 Aug, 18:48
Experimentation time for the Wallabies must end now for a World Cup run
Since Dave Rennie and his team have taken the helm, the Wallabies are not a team that has toured with any great success.
Nick Turnbull
29 Aug, 17:38
'Destroy all hope': Another Pumas loss would be the 'end of the line' for Foster
Foster was confirmed as coach through to next year's World Cup in the wake of victory over South Africa at Ellis Park.
29 Aug, 0:48
Wallabies' 'Mr Fix It' wants to be 'Mr Consistent'
Australia coach Dave Rennie brought Hodge back into his starting XV for the first Test against South Africa.
29 Aug, 0:24
Nic White rolled the dice just like De Klerk and the smarter pest won
De Klerk went after White multiple times and it backfired. Plain and simple. There is no one to blame but De Klerk for the yellow …
Ben Smith
29 Aug, 0:03
New Zealand Rugby can't afford for the All Blacks to fail
Commercialising the All Blacks’ brand relies upon the team winning and they haven’t done a lot of that lately
Hamish Bidwell
28 Aug, 22:56
'Astonished': Sam Warburton disapproves of Marika Koroibete's big tackle
Former Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is not a fan of the flying try-saving tackle by Marika Koroibete.
Sam Smith
28 Aug, 19:37
All Blacks boosted by the return of Retallick
The All Blacks will welcome back lock Brodie Retallick into the squad ahead of the second test against Argentina in Hamilton this …
Ben Smith
28 Aug, 19:04
Los Pumas new mantra of imperfection driving recent success
One hundred and ninety-five tackles later, Argentina had beaten New Zealand for the first time in New Zealand.
Frankie Deges
28 Aug, 18:10
Nic White sideshow continues as Bok fans rib scrumhalf at airport
The drama around Wallabies scrumhalf Nic White and the sin-binning of opposite number Faf de Klerk continued this Sunday after he …
Ian Cameron
28 Aug, 7:05
Michael Hooper texted Fraser McReight immediately after Wallabies win
Australia’s Fraser McReight revealed he received congratulatory messages from Michael Hooper after starring in his nation’s 25…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 6:45
Cheika hits back at Foster after famous win over NZ
Michael Cheika has voiced his frustration after Ian Foster claimed Argentina bent the rules during their shock win over New Zealan…
Stefan Frost
28 Aug, 5:01
'It needs to happen quickly': Foster concedes All Blacks have to lift
Embattled All Blacks coach Ian Foster admits time is running out for his team to start winning consistently.
28 Aug, 0:21
'He is concrete when he hits': Koroibete explains his try saving tackle
Koroibete was integral, the Fijian flyer mobbed by his Wallabies teammates after pulling off a massive hit that stopped a certain …
27 Aug, 23:21
Argentina's win a carbon copy of their last win over the All Blacks
Argentina’s second ever victory over the All Blacks, and first over New Zealand on home soil, was almost a carbon copy of their …
Ben Smith
27 Aug, 23:08
Former Wallaby great calls for more support for faltering All Blacks
The former Wallaby playmaker took to Twitter to call for more support behind the All Blacks.
Sam Smith
27 Aug, 19:49
Nigel Owens' previous stance may explain illegality in the Mapimpi tackle
Wallabies wing Marika Koroibete’s missile-like try-saving tackle on Makazole Mapimpi has come under the spotlight.
Sam Smith
27 Aug, 18:45
South African broadcaster wants Nic White apology like Bryan Habana
South African TV presenter and broadcasting personality Derek Alberts wants Wallabies halfback Nic White to issue an apology.
Sam Smith
27 Aug, 18:05
SA journalist calls for referee to be banned from Test rugby for life
A South African rugby journalist is calling for referee Paul Williams to be banned from refereeing a Test match again following th…
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 13:56
All Blacks boss Foster directly addresses NZ public after latest flop
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has addressed the New Zealand public after this side's latest shock loss - this time at the hands…
Kim Ekin
27 Aug, 10:26
All Blacks craving fresh hooker blood
Dane Coles and Codie Taylor have been incredible servants of the game in NZ - but they're not the forces they once were.
Tom Vinicombe
27 Aug, 9:57
'It's a first for me too, I've never won a Test match in New Zealand'
Michael Cheika was clearly delighted with his Argentina team after their maiden victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand, but sa…
27 Aug, 9:53
'It's a disgrace to the game of rugby that a player can behave like that'
Former Springboks flyhalf Butch James has gone in hard on Wallabies scrumhalf Nic White following South Africa's Rugby Championshi…
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 8:29
Pumas player ratings vs All Blacks | Rugby Championship
The Argentinians secured their first ever victory on New Zealand soil, as well as reaffirming their position atop the Rugby Champi…
Ned Lester
27 Aug, 8:13
Kolisi addresses passing issues in Adelaide loss
Captain Siya Kolisi has rued South Africa's handling errors after their 25-17 defeat against Australia.
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 7:59
It isn't Ian Foster in the cross hairs this weekend after shock loss
New Zealand Rugby and not head coach Ian Foster are in the crosshairs on social media this weekend after the All Blacks' latest sh…
Ian Cameron
27 Aug, 7:05
'A few sort of simple errors': Cane explains shock All Blacks loss
All Blacks skipper Sam Cane has blamed "a few simple errors" for his team’s latest damaging setback, Saturday’s demoralising 2…
Liam Heagney
27 Aug, 6:24
'Honest and brutal' review laid groundwork for Bok bashing
Coach Dave Rennie has challenged the Wallabies to back up their barnstorming Rugby Championship win over South Africa when they ta…
27 Aug, 6:15
Noah Lolesio comes of age in win over Springboks
Noah Lolesio has staked a claim on the Wallabies No.10 jersey with coach Dave Rennie describing his performance in their Rugby Ch…
27 Aug, 6:08
All Blacks player ratings vs Pumas | Rugby Championship
The All Blacks have fallen to Argentina at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch, but how did the players rate in defeat?
Tom Vinicombe
27 Aug, 5:58
Springboks player ratings vs Wallabies | 1st Test Rugby Championship
South Africa continued their dramatic slide in the Rugby Championship, as they lost 17-25 to a motivated Australia in Adelaide on …
Jan De Koning
27 Aug, 5:42
Los Pumas claim historic victory over All Blacks in Christchurch
Los Pumas have recorded their first-ever victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand, triumphing 25-18 in Christchurch.
27 Aug, 5:40
Wallabies player ratings vs Springboks | Rugby Championship
The Wallabies have claimed an important victory over the Springboks in Adelaide. Who stood out for the home side in the win?
Jack O'Rourke
27 Aug, 4:35
Wallabies best Springboks to keep Rugby Championship hopes alive
The Wallabies have scored a confident 25-10 win over the Springboks to keep their chances of Rugby Championship glory alive.
27 Aug, 3:29
Watch: Wallabies take just 62 seconds to unravel the Springboks defence
The Wallabies had no interest in playing to expectations on Saturday afternoon and they burst out of the blocks with fire in the b…
Sam Smith
27 Aug, 2:08
Cullen Grace's hopes of an All Blacks recall take another big blow
With barely a quarter of Canterbury's clash with Tasman out of the way, Cullen Grace hobbled to the sidelines clutching his left e…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Aug, 11:36
Brodie Retallick to make injury return in Ranfurly Shield defence
While Brodie Retallick won't feature for the All Blacks in Christchurch this weekend, the former World Rugby Player of the Year co…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Aug, 11:05
'Hopefully he doesn't play that football style': Whitelock wary of former teammate
Sam Whitelock has suggested that it's going to be "a little bit weird" running out against former teammate Pablo Matera in Christc…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Aug, 9:56
Neil de Kock: Boks coaches have bigger picture in mind when benching star men
I hear many supporters say: “Why are we not picking our strongest team every week to win Tests?” The Springbok coaching staff …
Neil de Kock
26 Aug, 9:31
'He never leaves a stone unturned': All Blacks praise new attack coach
Midfielder David Havili expressed his excitement for the latest coaching addition during Thursday's media session.
Ned Lester
26 Aug, 9:11
High ball contest crucial for All Blacks to maintain their 'winning ways'
"One-off performances are great but they're not really that good in the long term. It's important we go out this week and do wel…
Ned Lester
26 Aug, 8:29
Wallabies fit and ready for Springbok blitz
Skipper James Slipper says the Wallabies are ready for the Springboks to try and bash them in their forwards in their Rugby Champi…
26 Aug, 0:09
First All Blacks Test in six years providing 'buzz' for rattled Christchurch
For the first time in six years, Christchurch will play host to an All Blacks Test match when the NZ national sides takes on Argen…
Sam Smith
25 Aug, 13:15
Jason Ryan's 'heated' sessions that paved the way for All Blacks' maul growth
Perhaps the biggest change the All Blacks underwent during their tour of South Africa was their growth at the set-piece - especial…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Aug, 12:06
Why an unchanged starting line-up will bring the best out of the All Blacks
The All Blacks will run out against Los Pumas this Saturday with an unchanged starting line-up from the side that bested the Sprin…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Aug, 9:52
Snakes and ladders for All Blacks and Boks in World Rugby Rankings
The All Blacks have it all to play for again in World Rugby Rankings as they head into another Rugby Championship weekend.
Ian Cameron
25 Aug, 8:00
'He gave me a discount': Warm Foster welcome in Razor heartland
All Blacks boss Ian Foster has reported that he has been warmly received in Christchurch - the heartland of Scott Robertson territ…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 6:05
Rennie names Wallabies side with six changes and beefed up bench
Dave Rennie has made six changes as the Wallabies look to bounce back from their recent heavy defeat to Argentina when they host t…
Liam Heagney
25 Aug, 3:36
The Blues playmaker set for All Black debut after Beauden Barrett ruled out
In the All Blacks last test, Barrett came off the bench to play at fullback alongside Richie Mo'unga. Foster didn't specify whethe…
Ned Lester
24 Aug, 23:59
'Doesn't feel right': Foster weighs in on Kerr-Barlow's Wallabies desire
Ian Foster isn’t a fan of the new eligibility rules that would potentially see ex-All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow play for the Wall…
Sam Smith
24 Aug, 23:55
Ian Foster on what he expects from Cheika-coached Pumas
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster is expecting a different Argentinian side under Michael Cheika to the one they faced last year.
Ben Smith
24 Aug, 23:18
Cheika makes changes for Pumas Christchurch test
Cheika said he would like nothing better than to lead Argentina to their maiden victory over the All Blacks in their own backyard.
24 Aug, 20:07
All Blacks keep the faith in side to face Pumas
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has kept the faith in his side that pulled off a 35-23 win at Ellis Park.
Ben Smith
24 Aug, 19:42
Springbok flyhalf Jantjies ready to help break Australian hoodoo
The Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies would serve as an ideal time for Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies to turn his f…
24 Aug, 18:54
Wallabies reveal starting fullback ahead of team naming
Reece Hodge will start at fullback against South Africa in Adelaide on Saturday as the Wallabies try to rebound from their Rugby C…
24 Aug, 18:47
How a defence straight out of the NRL has Los Pumas set for All Blacks Test
When Michael Cheika hired David Kidwell to manage Argentina’s defense, it wasn’t the first time a rugby league coach had switc…
Ned Lester
24 Aug, 12:23
Time ticking for All Blacks midfield as World Cup looms
With just a dozen or so matches left until the World Cup, the All Blacks are running out of time to experiment.
Tom Vinicombe
24 Aug, 11:45
'You've got two choices, bitch and moan and blame others or stick tight'
Noah Lolesio's chance to nail down the Wallabies' No.10 jersey will arrive against South Africa but assistant coach Dan McKellar i…
24 Aug, 9:31
The Koch verdict on his Bomb Squad's five/three bench reshuffle
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has discarded the preferred six/two bench split between forwards and backs for this Saturda…
24 Aug, 9:24
Much has changed since Los Pumas last two test tour of New Zealand in 1997
Can Los Pumas beat the All Blacks in either of the two upcoming tests? Now that the hoodoo of never beating the All Blacks has bee…
Frankie Deges
23 Aug, 23:17
The All Blacks will go unbeaten now that everything is 'right' again
The All Blacks are going to win and that no-one will be accountable in the unlikely event that they don’t.
Hamish Bidwell
23 Aug, 20:32
What Ian Foster told the All Blacks after being retained
All Black captain Sam Cane has revealed what head coach Ian Foster told the team after NZR confirmed he would be retained.
Ben Smith
23 Aug, 19:26
Have the Springboks stumbled upon their World Cup backline?
Jacques Nienaber may have inadvertently uncovered his best backline at Ellis Park.
Nick Bishop
23 Aug, 12:47
Joe Schmidt is not easing his way back into All Blacks camp
New assistant coach Joe Schmidt is already making his mark on the All Blacks according to some senior players.
Tom Vinicombe
23 Aug, 10:35
'I actually went up and thanked him': Lesson All Blacks will take into Pumas contest
While things didn't exactly go the All Blacks' way under the high ball in Mbombela, the travelling New Zealanders were able to tur…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Aug, 9:20
Star players back on deck for Wallabies as Springboks loom
A confident Andrew Kellaway admits he'll be envious of the punters drinking beers on the Adelaide Oval hill on Saturday but says h…
23 Aug, 4:36
What Quade Cooper said to dropped positional rival
Quade Cooper is backing dumped playmaker James O'Connor to regain form and force his way back into the Wallabies' ranks in time fo…
23 Aug, 4:15
New era for All Black front row as Newell looks forward to possible home test
New All Black Fletcher Newell is one of three young props who impressed in the All Blacks victory over old foes South Africa in Jo…
Ned Lester
23 Aug, 2:01
'Nothing to lose': How Tyrel Lomax revived his All Black career at Ellis Park
All Blacks tighthead prop Tyrel Lomax travelled with the squad to South Africa with his international career stalled but may just …
Ben Smith
22 Aug, 22:26
'He'll be loving it': Pumas coach Cheika on Ian Foster's 'tough' position
Michael Cheika has weighed in on Ian Foster’s ‘tough’ position with the All Blacks with an interesting perspective.
Ben Smith
22 Aug, 19:58
'It's a scary thought what he can do': What Schmidt brings to All Blacks
Former Leinster and Blues utility Isa Nacewa has described exactly what new All Blacks assistant coach Joe Schmidt will bring.
Sam Smith
22 Aug, 18:03
All Black Jack Goodhue to undergo knee surgery
All Black midfielder Jack Goodhue is set to undergo knee surgery which will rule him out from international duty.
Ben Smith
21 Aug, 21:28
Wallabies find new assistant coach on short notice to help prepare for Boks
The current Brumbies forwards coach, 64-year-old Fisher brings over two decades of professional rugby coaching experience to the g…
20 Aug, 23:44
There won't be fairytales for the Wallabies this year against the Springboks
The Boks have it in them to break their nine-year duck on this tour and get their Rugby Championship campaign back on track.
Ben Smith
20 Aug, 23:38
Springboks statement: Squad finally in Adelaide after travel delay
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks have finally touched down in Adelaide reportedly in high spirits after their original travel plan …
Liam Heagney
20 Aug, 4:33
Ian Foster's reappointment shows nothing compares to a World Cup
We are back once again to judging a four-year tenure on a seven-week tournament.
Gregor Paul
19 Aug, 12:04
Ian Foster faces selection balancing act as All Blacks line up Pumas
Traditionally, games against Argentina have presented New Zealand with an opportunity to hand precious minutes to less established…
Tom Vinicombe
18 Aug, 12:30
'Devastated' James O'Connor axed to make way for Wallabies veteran
James O'Connor has paid the price for the Wallabies' horror show against Argentina, dumped from the Rugby Championship squad with …
18 Aug, 3:36
The torrid stats behind the Springboks decade-long draught in Australia
South Africa will have to end a nearly decade-long drought if they are to keep their Rugby Championship dream alive.
17 Aug, 22:39
NZR will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid admitting wrong
Whether the decision to retain Ian Foster as All Blacks head coach amounts to the blind leading the blind remains to be seen.
Hamish Bidwell
17 Aug, 20:13
The two changes that elevated the All Blacks at Ellis Park
The All Blacks took their game up a level against the Springboks in Johannesburg.
Nick Bishop
17 Aug, 15:54
Which props will emerge unscathed from All Blacks' battle for the front row?
Having some newfound depth in the front row is a good position for the All Blacks to be in but it means tough decisions need to be…
Tom Vinicombe
17 Aug, 9:36
NZR make final decision to back Ian Foster
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has received the support of New Zealand Rugby and will be retained after saving his job in South Afric…
Sam Smith
17 Aug, 0:17
'It's never just one person': Whitelock says players take responsibility for the All Blacks results
Following a much improved performance in Johannesburg, Sam Whitelock expressed relief and satisfaction at the result and the progr…
Ned Lester
16 Aug, 22:40
The Wallabies are the team Los Pumas know how to play, we'll see about the All Blacks
How will Argentina deal with being at the top of the Rugby Championship table after beating the Wallabies in San Juan.
Frankie Deges
16 Aug, 22:30
'Absolutely deplorable': Ex-NZR CEO savages 'incompetent' Robinson
Ex-New Zealand Rugby CEO David Moffett has doubled down on last month’s criticism of current NZR boss Mark Robinson, branding th…
Liam Heagney
16 Aug, 9:32
Former All Black captain credits Crusaders duo for dismantling 'one trick pony' Boks
Former All Black captain Kieran Read has credited first five Richie Mo'unga and new forwards coach Jason Ryan for their roles in t…
Sam Smith
16 Aug, 1:44
'He is definitely the future': All Blacks new hooker hailed after South Africa tour
The two match tour of South Africa might be the turning point for the All Blacks front row with a new look outfit impressing.
Sam Smith
16 Aug, 0:46
Have the Springboks learnt from 2011? It seems not
Once the World Cup rolled around, Bryce Lawrence copped the blame for the quarterfinal loss but that Springbok side wasn't going a…
Ben Smith
15 Aug, 22:35
Will what's been or what could be determine Ian Foster's future?
If there was enough on display at Ellis Park to suggest the All Blacks have turned a corner then the historic defeats can – and …
Tom Vinicombe
15 Aug, 9:44
'Go home and mow the lawns': Foster in limbo ahead of NZR's review
Ian Foster's future as head coach of New Zealand remains up in the air on Monday despite the All Blacks' impressive turnaround.
15 Aug, 2:39
'There was a real decrease in the energy levels': Bryan Habana dissects the Springboks loss
Former Springboks great Bryan Habana has offered his take on the two Rugby Championship test matches that were shared one-all betw…
Ben Smith
15 Aug, 0:06
It was put up or shut up for a few All Blacks at Ellis Park
It’s my view that Foster came into the All Blacks’ head coaching role believing he was entitled to the same respect his predec…
Hamish Bidwell
14 Aug, 23:18
'Why wasn't Malcolm Marx out there?': Kiwi pundits question Boks selections
New Zealand pundits have questioned the decision to bench star hooker Malcolm Marx for the second test against the All Blacks afte…
Sam Smith
14 Aug, 22:14
'Sometimes the harder you try, the worse it can get': Sam Cane on All Blacks turnaround
All Black captain Sam Cane is extremely satisfied and proud after his side arrested their three-match losing streak with a 35-23 w…
Ben Smith
14 Aug, 20:39
Ian Foster explains bold strategy: 'The right call at the right time'
For the second time this season, Ian Foster made the bold call on Saturday night to bench captain Sam Cane late in the piece while…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Aug, 12:53
Watch - Los Pumas centre pulls hamstring but refuses to stop
Argentina’s Jerónimo De La Fuente scored a sublime solo try against Australia yesterday, beating three defenders immediately af…
Stefan Frost
14 Aug, 11:29
Why Michael Cheika found himself crying after Los Pumas win
Michael Cheika's Argentina proved too strong for the Wallabies in San Juan on Saturday, taking a 48-17 victory in their second mat…
Kim Ekin
14 Aug, 9:21
'We know it is a risk' -The tactic Nienaber admits backfired for Boks
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has conceded that the 6-2 split on the bench may have backfired for the Springboks in Jo'bu…
Ian Cameron
14 Aug, 6:03
Boks fans and even a former player go after Luke Pearce in wake of loss
Despite what many neutrals saw as an exceptional refereeing performance - Springboks fans and even a former player have gone after…
Ian Cameron
14 Aug, 4:31
'Got dominated in the collision area': Dave Rennie explains record loss to Pumas
The wounded Wallabies will look for Rugby Championship reinforcements after a record loss to Argentina, masterminded by their form…
14 Aug, 3:02
Springboks player ratings vs New Zealand | The Rugby Championship
Just a week after the Boks recorded a stunning win over the All Blacks, the visitors bounced back in fine fashion beating South Af…
14 Aug, 2:55
The bomb squad detonated early after Richie Mo'unga ran the Boks off Ellis Park
The Springboks were run off their feet by the All Blacks running it from deep, a tactic commonly found at the Crusaders that Mo'un…
Ben Smith
14 Aug, 2:12
New Zealand Rugby confirms no decision has been made on All Blacks coach
New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson has confirmed that no decision has been made on whether or not Ian Foster will remain in charg…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Aug, 1:51
'Quite insulting': Foster opens up on 'vicious' media pressure from New Zealand after win
Ian Foster has opened up about the pressure he has felt from the New Zealand media after the All Blacks broke their losing streak.
Ben Smith
13 Aug, 22:46
How the All Blacks came through the pressure-filled final ten minutes at Ellis Park
The All Blacks faced a pressure-filled final ten minute period at Ellis Park after the Springboks took the lead for the first time…
Ben Smith
13 Aug, 22:15
'I just want everyone to know we got his back': Ardie Savea on head coach Ian Foster
All Blacks No 8 Ardie Savea has thrown his support behind Ian Foster '100 per cent' after beating the Springboks at Ellis Park.
Ben Smith
13 Aug, 21:02
Wallabies thrashed by Michael Cheika's Pumas
The Wallabies have been unable to back up their opening Rugby Championship success
13 Aug, 18:06
All Blacks defy critics to stun Springboks at Ellis Park fortress
The All Blacks have silenced some of their critics with a 35-23 win over the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.…
13 Aug, 13:38
'Proud is an understatement, mate': Cane reacts to All Blacks win
Sam Cane was left beaming with pride in Johannesburg after the All Blacks upset the odds to defeat the Springboks 35-23 in Saturda…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 13:35
All Blacks player ratings vs Springboks | The Rugby Championship
The All Blacks have shaken off their recent run of poor form and scored a 35-23 victory over the Springboks at Ellis Park. Who wer…
Tom Vinicombe
13 Aug, 13:18
Another Springboks back gets concussed tackling Caleb Clarke
The depth of the Springboks bench containing just two replacement backs was put to the test for the second successive Rugby Champi…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 12:04
'It's embarrassing': Graham Henry wades into the All Blacks crisis
Former All Blacks boss Graham Henry had waded into the crisis that has engulfed Ian Foster’s struggling side, writing a 457-word…
Liam Heagney
13 Aug, 5:35
The key selection Boks say makes the All Blacks 'even more dangerous'
The Springboks believe that the wounded All Blacks will be 'even more dangerous' as a result of starting first-five Richie Mo'unga…
Ian Cameron
12 Aug, 11:15
What the All Blacks make of Springboks line-up changes
Are the All Blacks expecting a tougher time against a changed Springboks side at Ellis Park this weekend?
Tom Vinicombe
12 Aug, 6:41
'It was probably a good thing': Redemption opportunity arrives for Ethan de Groot
While Ethan de Groot was a controversial omission from the first All Blacks squad of the year, it hasn't taken long for the young …
Tom Vinicombe
12 Aug, 6:20
Wallabies must build depth in the No 10 jersey
With two ageing playmakers on board for next year's Rugby World Cup, the Wallabies will look to fast-track some youngsters after D…
12 Aug, 4:07
Neil de Kock: How brutal Boks will look to land knock-out blow against All Blacks
Against the All Blacks, the Springboks showed how to win a Test match in the most brutal and effective manner from start to finish…
Neil de Kock
11 Aug, 20:58
The All Blacks playmaking battle that never was
The battle between Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga never really took off for the All Blacks - and it's come back to bite them.
Gregor Paul
11 Aug, 12:21
Jake White: The All Blacks are in uncharted territory
I’ll tell you a little story. When I was coach of the Springboks, after a particularly tough encounter against the All Blacks, I…
Jake White
11 Aug, 11:23
How debutant Fletcher Newell earned a spot on the bench for Springboks rematch
Perhaps the biggest story to come out of the All Blacks named to take on the Springboks in Johannesburg this weekend is the select…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Aug, 10:38
'What are we going to gain if we change?': Ian Foster talks All Blacks selections
Despite sitting on four straight losses heading into this weekend's clash with the Springboks, All Blacks head coach Ian Foster ha…
Tom Vinicombe
11 Aug, 8:58
Argentina team shows four changes for rematch with the Wallabies
Michael Cheika has made four changes to his Argentina team for this Saturday’s Rugby Championship round two meeting with Austral…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 8:46
Rassie Erasmus tweets 'spot on' 34-word reply to Barrett interview
Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has tweeted his verdict on what All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett had to say about b…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 6:09
Foster makes four changes in latest All Blacks team to face Boks
Ian Foster has named an All Blacks team for next Saturday’s rematch with the Springboks in Johannesburg showing four changes - t…
Liam Heagney
11 Aug, 5:45
'It's only a rule until two blokes decide it's not a rule... Just cut the cord'
Japan bound Matt Toomua is calling on Australian rugby chiefs to scrap the “murky” Giteau Law restrictions on the number of ov…
Chris Jones
11 Aug, 5:17
'Can you move your fingers? Your toes?': Barrett feared the worst after aerial cartwheel
All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett feared the worst after landing head-first from a terrible mid-air challenge against South Afric…
10 Aug, 22:33
The quick solution to improve the All Blacks backline chemistry
As the All Blacks prepare for a rematch with the Springboks at Ellis Park they are in desperate need of finding answers for a team…
Ben Smith
10 Aug, 22:20
Springboks will rue benching the man who single-handedly dismantled the All Blacks
Make no mistake – this is an All Blacks side lacking structure, strategy and confidence – but there’s good reason to believe…
Tom Vinicombe
10 Aug, 17:55
The All Blacks lost their edge years ago
Recent All Blacks results have sparked an insecurity throughout New Zealand, the gravity of which hasn’t been felt in over a dec…
Ned Lester
10 Aug, 17:35
'Ashamed': Ex-All Blacks player defends Ian Foster on Twitter
Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea has jumped to the defence of Ian Foster, stating that he is ashamed of how the coach is curr…
Liam Heagney
10 Aug, 6:53
Training ground injury sees Springboks parachute rookie into XV
Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks have been forced into making a change to the starting XV to face the All Blacks next Saturday, rep…
Liam Heagney
10 Aug, 4:55
Wallabies star willing to surrender No 10 jersey to James O'Connor or Noah Lolesio
Hodge came off the bench early in the second half after Cooper ruptured his Achilles and says he's happy to again assume the utili…
09 Aug, 22:55
'I'm not seeing it that way at all': Sam Cane shoots down journo's suggestion
The All Blacks are down on wins with just one from their last six tests but captain Sam Cane doesn't believe they have reached the…
Ben Smith
09 Aug, 22:22
Los Pumas need to be mentally stronger to finish when it is there for the taking
Los Pumas were one team in the opening forty minutes, another team in the following twenty and seemed to lose the plot in the fina…
Frankie Deges
09 Aug, 18:20
More concerns for All Blacks with Will Jordan absent from training
With Beauden and Jordie Barrett both leaving the field early against the Springboks on Saturday evening, the potential loss of ano…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Aug, 12:47
All Blacks back row desperate for a shake-up
Has the time come to make a big change in the All Blacks loose forwards?
Nick Bishop
09 Aug, 10:58
'It's very fair': Richie Mo'unga responds to All Blacks fans in turmoil
Richie Mo'unga says the All Blacks are blocking out the outside noise of their unhappy fans and focusing squarely on snapping thei…
09 Aug, 8:17
Vermeulen back as Springboks make five team changes for All Blacks
Jacques Nienaber has named a Springboks team showing five changes for next Saturday’s Rugby Championship rematch with the All Bl…
Liam Heagney
09 Aug, 5:46
'We can show how good we are': David Havili backs All Blacks to lift for Ellis Park
All Blacks second five-eighth David Havili is looking to atone for his personal performance in Mbombela as the team travels to Joh…
Ben Smith
09 Aug, 2:36
'The fish does rot at the head': Ex-Springboks weigh in on All Blacks 'turmoil'
The two South African pundits gave a blunt assessment of the All Blacks' coaching situation on SuperSport's Final Whistle show, wi…
Sam Smith
09 Aug, 1:38
'Very consistent guy with his emotions': White backs Cooper to return for World Cup
Cooper was a casualty of the Wallabies' opening Rugby Championship victory over Argentina, with the team rallying after his early …
09 Aug, 0:32
'I don't see him enough mixing it with our big boys': Springbok legend assesses the All Blacks back row
Former Springbok loose forward Schalk Burger has offered his thoughts on the All Blacks back row contingent following the 26-10 de…
Sam Smith
08 Aug, 21:27
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster explains his 'best performance' post-match comments
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has explained his extremely upbeat post-match comments around the 26-10 loss to the Springboks.
Ben Smith
08 Aug, 20:10
'That's a bit of an uppercut': All Blacks had the game plan but couldn't execute
While the All Blacks were well and truly accounted for on Saturday night, going down 26-10 against the Springboks in Mbombela, Ric…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Aug, 12:38
Autobiography clipping reveals 'hell on earth' awaiting All Blacks
An apt autobiography clipping posted on social media reveals the 'hell on earth' awaiting the All Blacks when they visit Ellis Par…
Ian Cameron
08 Aug, 11:45
'Credit should go to the locks': Samisoni Taukei'aho downplays All Blacks performance
After a barnstorming showing in the No 2 jersey over the weekend, young All Blacks hooker Samisoni Taukei'aho has downplayed his p…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Aug, 10:27
Producing proper test match forwards not high on New Zealand's priority list
Nine scrums out of 10 against the All Blacks, you’ll win a penalty. Let’s say half of those are in kicking range, so that’s …
Hamish Bidwell
08 Aug, 3:55
'Prepared for this journey': Quade Cooper's message to fans after suffering Achilles injury
Wallabies veteran Quade Cooper is preparing for the long road to recovery after going down with a serious Achilles tendon injury.
07 Aug, 21:04
New Zealand newspapers call for Foster's axing as resentment swells
The Herald declares the All Blacks "play bad rugby", the latest example being a 26-10 loss to South Africa on Sunday morning (AEDT…
07 Aug, 20:07
Another loss for the All Blacks but Ian Foster is half-right
Despite the 26-10 end score, the All Blacks did show marked improvements in many areas of their game in their first test against t…
Ben Smith
07 Aug, 19:58
The potential All Blacks backline following injuries and 'a couple of tweaks'
With both Beauden and Jordie Barrett leaving the field early with injuries against the Springboks on Saturday, some significant ch…
Tom Vinicombe
07 Aug, 15:53
The full Ian Foster press conference that's upset a lot of All Blacks fans
The tone of head coach Ian Foster and captain Sam Cane's press conference after the All Blacks' worst defeat to South Africa in 94…
Kim Ekin
07 Aug, 5:05
'We talked a lot about him' - Wallabies did it for Hoops
The Wallabies trailed by nine points at half-time in the Mendoza match and then lost playmaker Cooper to a ruptured Achilles tendo…
07 Aug, 4:01
'Faultless and flawless': How South African media reacted to big win over the All Blacks
A 'faultless and flawless' Springboks performance has been hailed by South African media as they 'bullied' the All Blacks in Mbomb…
Sam Smith
06 Aug, 21:56
Wallabies player ratings vs Argentina | The Rugby Championship
The Wallabies have opened their 2022 Rugby Championship account with a hard fought 41-26 victory over Los Pumas in Mendoza today.
Nick Turnbull
06 Aug, 18:33
'We know the Championship is not done yet': Springboks not finished after record win
South Africa beat New Zealand 26-10 in their Rugby Championship opener in Nelspruit on Saturday, adding to the woes of the embattl…
06 Aug, 18:18
'As a halfback, it is pretty noticeable': Aaron Smith on All Blacks' breakdown issues
The breakdown was an area that plagued the All Blacks at home against Ireland at times and has been a key work-on for Ian Foster's…
Ben Smith
06 Aug, 18:10
Springboks player ratings vs New Zealand | The Rugby Championship
South Africa started their Rugby Championship campaign with a commanding 26-10 win over a hapless New Zealand in Nelspruit on Satu…
Jan De Koning
06 Aug, 15:30
All Blacks player ratings vs Springboks | The Rugby Championship
The All Blacks travelled to South Africa with one task on the agenda - righting the ship that had veered so seriously off-course i…
Tom Vinicombe
06 Aug, 15:20
Sam Cane's 'small margins' reaction to 16-point All Blacks defeat
Under-fire All Blacks skipper Sam Cane has refused to write off his team’s two-match series in South Africa, alleging that the f…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 14:36
Springboks red: 'It's a quickly made decision, the right decision'
The match-winning Springboks finished their round one Rugby Championship victory with 14 players after rookie winger Kurt-Lee Aren…
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 13:36
Faf de Klerk knocked out in horror first-minute collision
Seasoned Springboks scrum-half Faf de Klerk was knocked out just 34 seconds into Saturday’s Rugby Championship match at home to …
Liam Heagney
06 Aug, 11:51
Samisoni Taukei'aho faces trial by fire against Springboks lineout dismantlers
It wasn’t long ago that Samisoni Taukei’aho couldn’t deliver a ball into the lineout to save himself.
Tom Vinicombe
05 Aug, 15:00
'We're anticipating a pretty hostile environment': All Blacks heading into the cauldron
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has suggested that while the Springboks will undoubtedly have the crowd very much on their side at Mbo…
Tom Vinicombe
05 Aug, 11:06
'We haven't spoken about the Cheika thing' - Cooper issue not a factor
Coach Dave Rennie doesn't believe Quade Cooper's fractious history with Argentina coach Michael Cheika will affect his Wallabies p…
05 Aug, 5:04
'He was desperate': Dave Rennie defends Samu Kerevi decision
Coach Dave Rennie insists he has no regrets about the decision to allow Wallabies linchpin Samu Kerevi to play Sevens in the Commo…
05 Aug, 4:36
Sam Cane can silence captaincy questions with Springboks statement
Sam Cane doesn’t need to be a great captain to survive, but he does need to be a great player.
Gregor Paul
04 Aug, 13:04
Red card changes won't affect All Blacks' approach to physicality
Contrary to some suggestions from around the world, the reintroduction of 20-minute red cards to the Rugby Championship is unlikel…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Aug, 12:15
'We need to get the ball in his hands': Danger-man Caleb Clarke back in black
After sitting out the entirety of the 2021 Test season, Caleb Clarke is finally set to make a return to the black jersey in Mbombe…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Aug, 11:35
Long-awaited start arrives for hulking hooker Samisoni Taukei'aho
While it may not have happened as soon as many expected, Samisoni Taukei'aho has finally been handed a start for the All Blacks in…
Tom Vinicombe
04 Aug, 10:43
Argentina make nine changes and name Montoya as captain
Michael Cheika has shaken up his Argentina team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship game at home to Australia, making nine changes…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 9:40
All Blacks make four changes for Championship opener versus Boks
All Blacks boss Ian Foster has named a team to face the Springboks on Saturday in Nelspruit containing four changes from the XV be…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 5:16
The important phone call Arendse will make before facing All Blacks
Rookie Springboks winger Kurt-Lee Arendse has promised to make sure he does one particular thing before facing the All Blacks on S…
Liam Heagney
04 Aug, 4:46
'This guy can have erratic kicking nights': Return of Faf de Klerk is music to the ears of ex-All Black
Former All Black first five-eighth Stephen Donald has said that he has 'no issue' with the recall of Springboks scrumhalf Faf de K…
Sam Smith
03 Aug, 22:34
Rookie hooker called into Wallabies camp after training run injury
Porecki will be unavailable for the first Test against the Pumas in Mendoza on Sunday (AEST) but could play in their second match …
03 Aug, 21:59
Neil de Kock: Boks have own blueprint when plotting All Blacks' downfall
Of the last five meetings, the Springboks have only won once with three wins for the All Blacks and one draw. I don’t make much …
Neil de Kock
03 Aug, 21:47
Los Pumas need Cheika's magic in time for the World Cup
Currently ninth in the World Rugby Rankings, Los Pumas are fully aware that every test they play until their debut in France 2023 …
Frankie Deges
03 Aug, 18:48
Liam Messam's 'unlucky' penalty against the Boks that shows how much the game has changed
The All Blacks held a one point lead in the dying stages when Schalk Burger was hit high by a swinging arm tackle by Messam as he …
Sam Smith
03 Aug, 18:22
The traits that could hand uncapped All Blacks prop a surprise start against Boks
Don't be surprised if the latest injury-enforced call-up to the All Blacks earns a surprise berth in the matchday 23 to take on th…
Sam Smith
03 Aug, 12:19
'Two poor games away from being fired - that's the reality'
Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has refused to speculate on what is going on inside the All Blacks camp but admitted that h…
03 Aug, 8:38
'I'm thinking of playing in goggles just in case'
Wallabies utility back Tom Wright has revived memories of the infamous 2014 night when kicker Bernard Foley had his shots at goal …
Liam Heagney
03 Aug, 7:06
The two sides to the Springboks, the good and the ugly
This subservient desire to slow the game down and not play with the ball was disgraceful for a team that was making their World Cu…
Ben Smith
03 Aug, 0:37
'It's a next man up mentality': Wallabies looking for Kerevi solution
It's a massive blow for the Wallabies' hopes of winning the Rugby Championship or finally wresting back the Bledisloe Cup from New…
03 Aug, 0:06
All Blacks not ruling out surprise tactics from 'old foe'
The current iteration of the Springboks have built their reputation on kicking-oriented, forwards-dominated rugby - but the All Bl…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Aug, 11:03
The unacceptable facet of All Blacks play Sam Cane pinpoints as the first priority
New Zealand captain Sam Cane believes there is "not a whole lot" they need to improve to get back into top form after four losses …
02 Aug, 8:49
'I'm not sure he's up to it': Ex-Bok heaps pressure on Sam Cane
A former Springboks forward has heaped the pressure on All Blacks skipper Sam Cane ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 7:42
De Villiers: Boks can 'definitely win both games against All Blacks'
Former Springboks midfielder Jean de Villiers is backing Jacques Nienaber’s squad to deliver a 2-0 series win over the wounded A…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 6:40
Faf de Klerk starts as Springboks make three changes for All Blacks
Faf de Klerk has been recalled to start by the Springboks in this Saturday’s Rugby Championship opener at home to the All Blacks…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 5:59
Devastating injury update for Wallabies' Samu Kerevi - report
Rugby Australia has yet to have their say but it is believed that Samu Kerevi will miss the rest of 2022 following the injury sust…
Liam Heagney
02 Aug, 5:20
When is it going to be the fault of the All Blacks' players for their results
Robinson and company aren’t out there on the park. That’s still the players’ domain and just because things may be shambolic…
Hamish Bidwell
01 Aug, 23:52
'That there makes me nervous': Ex-All Blacks worried about fronting up at set-piece time
The All Blacks will have to improve their set-piece execution against the Springboks if they are any chance at Mbombela Stadium ac…
Sam Smith
01 Aug, 23:38
'It is a completely different beast': All Blacks preparing for a different style to Ireland says Rieko Ioane
The All Blacks have arrived in South Africa in preparation for their first game there in four years but despite the long break, Ri…
Ben Smith
01 Aug, 18:06
Willie le Roux tackles critics, explains his new bomb squad role
Seasoned Springboks full-back Willie le Roux has addressed the criticism he regularly receives and has also spoken about what it h…
Liam Heagney
31 Jul, 5:24
The trouble with the All Blacks' reserve squad members
In taking a mammoth squad of 36 players to South Africa, the All Blacks are perhaps risking leaving some of their men undercooked …
Tom Vinicombe
28 Jul, 10:12
'Staggeringly bad look from SANZAAR' - New TRC card trial slammed
SANZAAR are under fire from concussion advocates Progressive Rugby after it was confirmed that the 20-minute red card will be use…
Ian Cameron
28 Jul, 6:31
'I'm probably a few steps behind': Toulouse timber playing Wallabies catch-up
Veteran lock Rory Arnold has shrugged off any injury concerns to put his hand up for selection for the Wallabies' opening Rugby Ch…
28 Jul, 5:19
Springboks give mid-camp update on fitness of Vermeulen and Steyn
The Springboks have given an update on Duane Vermeulen and Frans Steyn, the World Cup-winning duo recalled to their Rugby Champion…
Liam Heagney
28 Jul, 3:43
'This is a great decision': Red card rules changed for The Rugby Championship
The 20-minute red card will be used during the Rugby Championship after SANZAAR decided to reintroduce the law trial.
27 Jul, 20:58
'You just learn': Springboks' verdict on All Blacks staff changes
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has given his reaction to last weekend’s shake-up of the All Blacks staff, Crusaders’ Jason R…
Liam Heagney
27 Jul, 11:54
Baptism of fire draws near for young All Blacks tightheads
Entering the July series with Ireland, the All Blacks selectors would have been feeling relatively confident with the tightheads a…
Tom Vinicombe
27 Jul, 10:37
Second chance looms for Wallabies hopeful after two-year hiatus
After his first taste of the Wallabies ended with a mouth full of sand and a double shoulder reconstruction, unheralded prop Matt …
27 Jul, 5:57
'There's no hiding from it': Jason Ryan faces big ask ahead of Springboks clashes
New All Blacks assistant coach Jason Ryan has precious little time to get his charges up to speed ahead of what looms as two cruci…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Jul, 14:31
Wisemantel identifies Wallabies positions up for grabs as Cheika's Pumas loom
The Wallabies say their former coach Michael Cheika is making his mark on Argentina, who they face in two tests next month to open…
26 Jul, 5:57
'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
23 Jul, 0:12
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
22 Jul, 2:24
Stephen Donald's four picks to return to All Blacks squad for Rugby Championship
Former All Blacks star Stephen Donald his outlined the players he believes should return to the national squad for the Rugby Champ…
Sam Smith
20 Jul, 2:23
Springboks star Pieter-Steph du Toit opens up on possible move to Six Nations
Springboks star Pieter-Steph du Toit has responded to speculation about a potential move by South Africa to the Six Nations.
Sam Smith
22 Mar, 23:11
The Springboks-All Blacks rivalry transcends the Rugby Championship
South Africa’s involvement with New Zealand and Australia long predates the existence of the Rugby Championship and whatever the…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Feb, 12:03
Springboks joining Six Nations is '100 per cent going to happen'
Speculation continues to mount this week regarding an eventual accession of the Springboks into the Guinness Six Nations.
Ian Cameron
17 Feb, 8:15
Springboks commit to SANZAAR amid renewed Nations Championship talk
The Springboks will continue to compete in the Rugby Championship after SA Rugby joined NZR, RA and UAR in re-committing to SANZAA…
Sam Smith
15 Feb, 20:10
South Africa confirm home tests for 2022 - including All Blacks double
South Africa will host Wales for the first time since 2014 when the teams clash in three Tests before two home fixtures against Ne…
08 Feb, 7:05
Picking rugby's winners and losers of 2022 in eight bold predictions
Which teams will flourish and which teams will flounder in 2022? Here are some predictions for the rugby year ahead.
Alex McLeod
03 Jan, 0:08
Chance arrives for Japan to prove Rugby Championship mettle
The Brave Blossoms have yet to prove they can compete with the speed of the Wallabies or All Blacks.
Tom Vinicombe
21 Oct, 13:04
Private capital the tonic needed to revitalise Rugby Championship
Without some fresh ideas, the Rugby Championship will lose its last rays of lustre.
Gregor Paul
14 Oct, 15:25
The All Blacks' same option-based attack plans didn't work that well
In tight test matches where counter-attacking opportunities dry up, the All Blacks will need to have a clinical set-piece attackin…
Ben Smith
12 Oct, 16:32
When you need him the most, Ardie Savea will be there
Even in losing sides, Ardie Savea always remains one of the best players on the park.
Ben Smith
05 Oct, 20:07
All Blacks brains trust have a lot to do to go from good to great
There is such a thing as an actual Grand Slam - last achieved by the All Blacks in 2010 - but it has nothing to do with the blesse…
Hamish Bidwell
05 Oct, 17:25
Picking the 2021 Rugby Championship Team of the Tournament
After almost two months of action and drama, we have reached the end of the 2021 Rugby Championship. So, who makes our Team of the…
Alex McLeod
05 Oct, 0:43
What everyone doesn't get about beating the All Blacks
Every team wants to do it. At least, they think they want to. When they achieve it, the outpouring of emotion is amazing.
Ben Smith
04 Oct, 19:18
Southern Hemisphere stocks soaring after Rugby Championship
All three of the traditional Southern Hemisphere superpowers have reasons to be positive.
Gregor Paul
02 Oct, 23:10
Ian Foster backs impact players: 'There's no blame at all on the bench'
Despite leading their rematch with the Springboks 20-11 nearing halftime, the All Blacks fell away in the second stanza, conceding…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Oct, 22:28
All Blacks credit Springboks' clever 'double bluff' ahead of tactical change
While the Springboks suggested during the week that they would double-down on their kick-heavy game against the All Blacks this we…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Oct, 20:23
'They deserve a bit of a thanks': Officiating criticism-free after ABs loss
A week after an all-time classic Test match between the All Blacks and Springboks, the two great rivals have once again played out…
Finn Morton
02 Oct, 20:18
Rennie makes surprising admission about man who 'keeps getting better'
The Wallabies have won four Test matches in a row for the first time since 2017 after a largely clinical 32-17 win over Argentina …
Finn Morton
02 Oct, 19:27
Rennie concedes 'question marks around Samu' ahead of Wallabies tour
A Samu Kerevi ankle injury could force Wallabies coach Dave Rennie to redraw his Spring Tour plans.
02 Oct, 18:12
All Blacks player ratings vs Springboks | Rugby Championship
The All Blacks have suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of the Springboks. Who were the top performers for the men in black on t…
Mike Rehu
02 Oct, 17:27
Duane bites back: 'If you're not here you don't really understand'
It's been a difficult time for the Springboks in Australia and Duane Vermeulen has put it all into perspective for his team's crit…
Liam Heagney
02 Oct, 13:45
Springboks player ratings vs All Blacks | 2021 Rugby Championship
The Springboks bounced back with a colossal effort to beat the All Blacks 31-29 in an epic Rugby Championship encounter on Saturda…
Warren Fortune
02 Oct, 12:26
'I live for the pressure': Elton Jantjies on THAT Springboks kick
Elton Jantjies has spoken about shutting out early Springboks celebrations and making sure he kicked the winning points versus the…
Liam Heagney
02 Oct, 11:59
'We were bold, not bold, but...': Springboks hail their bomb squad
Jacques Nienaber endured a difficult few weeks managing his team but the Springboks coach finally got the use of his bomb squad be…
Liam Heagney
02 Oct, 10:21
'Put some respect on the name' - Jantjies emerges as unlikely Bok hero
Oft maligned Springboks backup flyhalf Elton Jantjies has emerged the unlikely hero as the Springboks exacted revenge on the All B…
Sam Smith
02 Oct, 9:57
Bok Shock: Springboks bounce back to stun All Blacks on Gold Coast
The Springboks have snapped their three-match losing streak by stunning the All Blacks in a 31-29 victory to close out the Rugby …
Alex McLeod
02 Oct, 8:17
Wallabies player ratings vs Los Pumas | Rugby Championship
Here's how the Wallabies rated in their 32-17 Rugby Championship victory over Los Pumas at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.
Nick Turnbull
02 Oct, 6:49
Andrew Kellaway bags hat-trick as Wallabies keep Los Pumas winless
The Wallabies have closed out their Rugby Championship campaign with a fourth straight victory after picking up a 32-17 win over L…
Alex McLeod
02 Oct, 5:12
Springboks great hints at tactical shake-up against All Blacks
Springboks legend Joel Stransky believes South Africa could surprise the All Blacks with a tactical shake-up for their final Rugby…
Sam Smith
01 Oct, 23:24
Ex-Wallabies coach Robbie Deans defends Springboks' tactics
Former Wallabies head coach Robbie Deans has leapt to the defence of the Springboks in the wake of heavy criticism aimed at their …
Sam Smith
01 Oct, 21:57
Springboks' message to fans upset at worst losing streak since 2016
The Springboks have reacted to fears their recent Championship results harks back to a run of losses last experienced under Allist…
Liam Heagney
01 Oct, 10:21
'Probably their best possible team': Boks react to stacked All Blacks side
Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick believes the All Blacks will be significantly stronger this week with the changes that t…
01 Oct, 10:20
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
Rugby is on a sticky wicket if the World 12s want to emulate cricket’s IPL
Owain Jones
01 Oct, 6:11
What needs to happen for Springboks to claim back world No.1 spot
The Springboks can wrestle back the world No.1 spot this weekend if they manage to defeat old rivals New Zealand in their second R…
Kim Ekin
01 Oct, 6:09
How All Blacks plan to foil Springboks stalling tactics
All Blacks captain Ardie Savea says he may have to "put pressure" on the referee in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with South…
01 Oct, 5:37
Kolisi admits 'mood is down' in Springboks camp
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has promised maximum effort from his side in their final Rugby Championship clash.
01 Oct, 4:53
'He was playing a lot of No.8 and I enjoyed that combination with him'
The Wallabies are bracing for an emotion-charged Argentina outfit as they look to win an unprecedented fourth successive Test.
01 Oct, 4:25
The similarities between the Wallabies and the 2012-13 Chiefs
The Wallabies are flying high as they eye a fourth straight test win, and one ex-All Black has drawn comparisons between their rec…
Alex McLeod
01 Oct, 0:43
Neil de Kock: Springboks have earned the right to play expansively
Former Springboks scrum-half Neil de Kock doesn't believe there needs to be a massive change of any sort on a tactical front from …
Neil de Kock
30 Sep, 22:50
Has Springboks speedbump forced an All Blacks rethink?
Everything was going swimmingly for the All Blacks until the Springboks came along.
Gregor Paul
30 Sep, 22:11
Where the All Blacks must improve for rematch against Springboks
If the All Blacks are to do the double over the Springboks, they will need to produce a vastly improved effort on the Gold Coast t…
Alex McLeod
30 Sep, 21:50
'We've seen them do that in the past': Foster not ruling out Boks booby trap
The All Blacks are expecting further aerial bombardment from the Springboks on Saturday night on the Gold Coast - but Ian Foster's…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Sep, 21:16
Dave Rennie issues fierce challenge to Marika Koroibete replacement
Jordan Petaia's off-the-ball efforts will be under the microscope when the Wallabies winger attempts to fill the void left by Mari…
30 Sep, 21:05
Why the All Blacks just can't seem to leave out Rieko Ioane
After starting all 14 of the Blues' matches throughout Super Rugby, Rieko Ioane is now set to play his tenth game of the All Black…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Sep, 19:17
Blockbusting Ethan Blackadder making all the right moves
Young All Blacks flanker Ethan Blackadder is very quickly making a name for himself.
Patrick McKendry
30 Sep, 0:56
Ian Foster on why the All Blacks haven't 'compromised' with their selection
The All Blacks have made just four personnel changes to their starting line-up for Saturday's rematch with the Springboks, with Ia…
Tom Vinicombe
30 Sep, 0:34
Rennie names two returning veterans in Wallabies team to play Argentina
Japan-based McMahon, who is chasing his first Wallabies action since 2017, is back in the fray after Rugby Australia loosened its …
29 Sep, 23:25
All Blacks welcome back familiar faces for Rugby Championship finale
Despite a less than exceptional showing last weekend, All Blacks coach Ian Foster has kept changes to a minimum for his side's rem…
Tom Vinicombe
29 Sep, 21:38
'Let them defend 7, 8, 10 phases': Boks not stressing All Black defence enough
The Springboks style of rugby in their loss to the All Blacks in Townsville has once again come under scrutiny, after the side kic…
Sam Smith
29 Sep, 21:36
Six Pumas ruled out of Wallabies rematch after breaching tournament rules
Eight of Argentina's Test rugby touring party are stuck in NSW after a border mix-up just days before their Rugby Championship cla…
29 Sep, 19:41
All Blacks' historic midfield combo could be parked by end of year
It's fair to say that not a lot went right for the All Blacks in their narrow 19-17 win over the Springboks in the 100th clash bet…
Tom Vinicombe
29 Sep, 18:57
Erasmus breaks his recent silence with a tweet about negativity
It has been a while since Rassie Erasmus has said anything in public but the Springboks director has now broken his silence.
Liam Heagney
29 Sep, 6:32
South African rugby caught between a rock and a hard place
South African rugby is very much caught between a rock and a hard place. Five professional teams took to the field over the weeken…
Tom Vinicombe
29 Sep, 0:48
Ex-All Blacks predict who will start in rematch against Springboks
A trio of former All Blacks, a current Super Rugby champion and a Tokyo Olympics gold medallist have dissected which payers could …
Alex McLeod
29 Sep, 0:34
'We want guys to pull the trigger': White identifies Wallabies' major change
The Wallabies’ performances over the last few weeks have been nothing short of impressive. After three consecutive losses to the…
Finn Morton
28 Sep, 23:39
How rugby's current laws are benefitting negative Springboks tactics
Former All Blacks and Olympic champions have expressed concerns about whether the ultra-conservative tactics of the Springboks cou…
Alex McLeod
28 Sep, 22:09
No Rassie-like Springboks review of decisive All Blacks penalty
The Springboks were leading 17-16 when referee Luke Pearce critically blew his whistle to deny Jacques Nienaber victory over the A…
Liam Heagney
28 Sep, 15:09
'Not functional': Reason why Cheslin Kolbe won't face All Blacks
It was August 21 when Cheslin Kolbe was last capped by the Springboks, injury leaving him on the sidelines for all four games in A…
Liam Heagney
28 Sep, 11:07
Springboks explain lack of XV changes, what next game strategy is
Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has defended his refusal to make wholesale changes while also hinting at next Saturday's tactical…
Liam Heagney
28 Sep, 8:19
Springboks make 1 change to their XV and it doesn't involve Kolbe
Beaten in their last three games, the struggling Springboks have named their team for next Saturday's final round of the Rugby Cha…
Liam Heagney
28 Sep, 5:12
Wallabies youngster eyes positional switch ahead of Los Pumas test
While he's been earmarked as the Wallabies' long-term fullback, Jordan Petaia is set to take advantage of the absence of star Wall…
28 Sep, 1:11
'Disappointing': Ex-Springboks captain laments South Africa's tactics
An ex-Springboks captain has labelled his former team's attacking tactics against the All Blacks as "disappointing" following thei…
Alex McLeod
28 Sep, 0:49
'That's a team we can take to pieces'- South Africa vs All Blacks preview
The All Blacks secured the Rugby Championship on Saturday in their 100th Test against South Africa in what was a match befitting t…
Josh Raisey
27 Sep, 13:35
'Very uncharacteristic': Barrett's response to Bridge's blunder
All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett has delivered his verdict on George Bridge's misfortune under the high ball during Saturday's v…
Alex McLeod
26 Sep, 21:52
Heavy is the head that wears the crown
The All Blacks are one of the few sides in world rugby that thrive with the favourites tag.
Gregor Paul
26 Sep, 0:48
'We were never going to change anything': Kolisi on late-game tactics
The Springboks' less disappointing form heading into their 100th clash with the All Blacks had many writing off the world champion…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Sep, 22:43
Hooper sledges 'rugby nerd' while O'Connor makes successful Wallabies return
The Wallabies have won three in a row for the first time since 2017 after defeating Los Pumas 27-8 in Townsville on Saturday night…
Finn Morton
25 Sep, 22:07
Dave Rennie still 'grumpy' despite first win over Pumas
The Wallabies are riding a four-year high but that won't stop coach Dave Rennie from getting grumpy as he sinks his teeth further …
25 Sep, 21:00
Barrett praised for clutch kick: 'He'll be the guy that won the hundredth'
Fullback Jordie Barrett was the hero for the All Blacks on Saturday night in Townsville, converting a difficult penalty late which…
Finn Morton
25 Sep, 20:26
The simple half-time chat that paved the way for a potential Grand Slam
While a Grand Slam is a lauded feat in the Northern Hemisphere, it's something rarely discussed in the south.
Tom Vinicombe
25 Sep, 19:37
Barrett reveals how Springboks ingenuity led to high ball struggles
Heading into Saturday's historic encounter with the Springboks, the All Blacks had a very clear understanding of what their opposi…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Sep, 19:08
'It's not what we wanted': Foster reflects on 'scrappy' All Blacks match
The All Blacks have emerged victorious from their 100th clash with the Springboks, scoring a narrow 19-17 victory in Townsville on…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Sep, 18:13
Wallabies player ratings vs Pumas | Rugby Championship
It proved to be an arm wrestle of an affair between Australia and Argentina at Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Saturday evening…
Tom Raine
25 Sep, 16:53
'Disrespected' - Mario Ledesma lashes out over photo
Pumas' head coach Mario Ledesma has lashed out after Argentina were snubbed in an official Rugby Championship captains' photo oppo…
Ian Cameron
25 Sep, 12:10
Kerevi powers Wallabies' win over Pumas
Australia have notched three-straight wins for the first time since 2017, beating a plucky Argentina 27-8 as James O'Connor made a…
25 Sep, 8:22
Boks anguish: 'Excellent effort, I thought we deserved victory'
Beaten Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has been reflecting on his team's latest defeat, the agonising loss to the All Blacks in T…
Liam Heagney
25 Sep, 6:56
All Blacks player ratings vs Springboks | Rugby Championship
Here's how the All Blacks rated in their tight Rugby Championship victory over the Springboks in Townsville.
Mike Rehu
25 Sep, 6:30
All Blacks clinch Rugby Championship with tense win over Springboks
The All Blacks have clinched the 2021 Rugby Championship title and reclaimed the Freedom Cup with a tense 19-17 victory over the S…
Alex McLeod
25 Sep, 5:19
Watch: Will Jordan scores scintillating try to open Springboks clash
The hype surrounding the 100th test between the All Blacks and Springboks was validated on Saturday when fans were treated to a su…
Sam Smith
25 Sep, 4:24
All Blacks lose key player hours out from Springboks clash
The All Blacks have been forced to make a late change to their starting lineup just hours out from their Rugby Championship clash …
Alex McLeod
24 Sep, 22:49
'We've got a few plans': Will Jordan details how to beat Springboks
He might be one of the lesser experienced players in the All Blacks squad, but the significance of this weekend's test against the…
Alex McLeod
24 Sep, 21:55
The Wallabies rookie looking to repay Dave Rennie's faith
After recovering from two serious knee injuries in his early 20s, Rob Leota is just thankful to be a part of the Wallabies squad.
24 Sep, 21:03
Springboks blast back after 'unfit, unskilled' criticism from NZ
The Springboks have been asked about the brutal nature of the Rugby Championship criticism they suffered from New Zealand critics …
Liam Heagney
24 Sep, 8:15
Springboks to use Plan A against All Blacks
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi says his side have no special plans to counter the threat of New Zealand.
24 Sep, 4:00
Ex-Boks coach blasts 'stupid decision' behind South Africa's downfall
A former Springboks coach has labelled South Africa's "stupid decision" to leave Super Rugby as a key reason behind their lack of …
Sam Smith
24 Sep, 0:49
The story behind Cooper's and O'Connor's Wallabies resurgence
Strength of character and a fierce determination to return to the fold are among the reasons why Quade Cooper and James O'Connor a…
24 Sep, 0:05
New All Blacks set to 'face the wrath' of Springboks physicality
Seven All Blacks will face the Springboks for the first time on Saturday night, in what will be the 100th test between the two riv…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Sep, 23:56
Can today's Springboks replicate the feats of yesteryear?
The Springboks have bounced back from defeats in the past, but does the current side have what it takes?
Jamie Wall
23 Sep, 23:50
Parallels between All Blacks' 100th test with Springboks and England loss
The 100th game between the All Blacks and Springboks is a fixture that's been on the minds of many since the test calendar kicked…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Sep, 20:39
TJ Perenara returns to the All Blacks hot seat
Aaron Smith's ongoing absence from the All Blacks grants TJ Perenara the chance to reaffirm his standing.
Gregor Paul
23 Sep, 19:43
Los Pumas name unchanged starting XV for Wallabies clash
Los Pumas boss Mario Ledesma has opted for consistency in his match day selection by making no changes to his starting side for th…
Alex McLeod
23 Sep, 19:34
A Test of conviction
South Africa must ignore their mounting detractors and stick to their style to have any hope of beating the All Blacks.
Jon Cardinelli
23 Sep, 4:41
'Ruthless and clinical' Springboks to bounce back from 'flat' patch
Some of the shine may have been lost from this weekend's 100th clash between the All Blacks and Springboks following the latter's …
Tom Vinicombe
23 Sep, 0:51
'It certainly weighed on our minds': Key All Blacks selections explained
While the All Blacks squad named to play the Springboks shouldn't have too many fans raising their eyebrows, with the strongest XV…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Sep, 23:58
Wallabies bring in injury-free James O'Connor for Pumas skirmish
Sean McMahon's much-hyped Wallabies return won't come in Townsville on Saturday, with flanker Rob Leota instead in line for his fi…
22 Sep, 23:03
Formidable All Blacks side named for historic Springboks test
After rolling out 11 changes to the run-on side last weekend, the All Blacks have reverted to their top line-up for their 100th ma…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Sep, 21:35
Samisoni Taukei'aho brings pure power to the All Blacks front row
Analysis: The All Blacks' newest hooker is making waves both around the park and in the engine room.
Nick Bishop
22 Sep, 20:46
A conflict 100 years in the making
Can any sporting rivalry match what 100 years of All Blacks v Springboks battles have produced?
Tony Johnson
22 Sep, 17:59
'We've strayed a bit away': What de Klerk wants Springboks to fix
Faf de Klerk has been the latest mainstay of the Springboks squad to front the media to explain what has gone wrong in the Champio…
22 Sep, 8:43
'I see it that way...': Springboks react to recent heavy criticism
It's been a difficult Championship for the Springboks in Australia and head coach Jacques Nienaber has spoken about the heavy crit…
Liam Heagney
22 Sep, 5:59
'He's very mad': Kerevi lifts the lid on McMahon's Wallabies return
Wallabies star Samu Kerevi has opened up on Suntory Sungoliath teammate Sean McMahon's shock return to the Australian national squ…
22 Sep, 0:54
'Concerning': Where the Springboks must improve to beat All Blacks
The Springboks must fix two key aspects of their game if they are to beat the All Blacks this week's historic Rugby Championship c…
Alex McLeod
22 Sep, 0:36
Expect fire and fury from under-pressure Springboks
The Springboks have shown in the past they can play an expansive, exciting style of game.
Liam Messam
22 Sep, 0:22
The unsung hero spearheading the Wallabies' defence
Analysis: The Wallabies have uncovered an exceptional prospect in the midfield.
Ben Smith
21 Sep, 18:24
Candid Springboks confession: 'Australia beat us with our own game'
Under pressure Springboks boss Jacques Nienaber has claimed that his team played too much rugby last Saturday versus Australia.
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 12:42
Wiese citing dismissed: 'Situation wasn't a highly dangerous one'
The Springboks will likely be angry that the outcome of delayed Jasper Wiese hearing came too late for team selection versus the A…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 9:09
Springboks question Wiese hearing delay compared to Barrett
The Springboks sounded peeved at their team announcement media briefing over the delay in the Jaspe Wiese disciplinary hearing tak…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 7:35
Springboks make 2 XV changes for All Blacks and rejig bomb squad
Jacques Nienaber has made two changes to his starting Springboks team to face the All Blacks and he has also rejigged his bomb squ…
Liam Heagney
21 Sep, 5:14
Beauden Barrett's verdict on facing Springboks opposite Handre Pollard
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett is primed to go head-to-head with his Springboks opposite Handre Pollard in this weekend's 100th t…
Alex McLeod
21 Sep, 3:10
'They've outmuscled us': Retallick's plan to overcome Springboks
All Blacks vice-captain Brodie Retallick has lifted the lid on how his side plan to defeat the Springboks in their Rugby Champions…
Alex McLeod
21 Sep, 1:08
Ex-All Blacks debate who should start at No 15 against Springboks
Two former All Blacks greats have clashed over who should start at fullback for in this week's Rugby Championship clash against th…
Alex McLeod
20 Sep, 21:49
Springboks must bounce back in toughest of circumstances
Will the Springboks double-down on their low-risk tactics against the All Blacks, or throw caution to the wind?
Patrick McKendry
20 Sep, 21:45
The three key All Blacks selections as they take on the Springboks
The All Blacks face three key selection headaches as they prepare to take on the world champion Springboks in the Rugby Championsh…
Mike Rehu
20 Sep, 20:17
No.8 Jasper Wiese cited for 78th minute 'physical abuse' incident
Springboks No.8 Jasper Wiese has been cited for alleged foul play during South Africa's loss to the Wallabies.
Sam Smith
20 Sep, 16:35
'The All Blacks are on fire': All Blacks vs South Africa preview
The global rugby landscape changed over the weekend after the All Blacks returned to number one in the world rankings after a two-…
Josh Raisey
20 Sep, 13:46
Mixed fitness news for South Africa
Reports emerging from this morning’s media conference have delivered mixed fitness news for South Africa.
Paul Smith
20 Sep, 11:22
'They definitely train it' - Pollard on illegal Aussie tactic that thwarted Boks
Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard claims the Wallabies trained an illegal interference tactic that thwarted the kicking game that …
Ian Cameron
20 Sep, 8:55
The lesson that can be learned from the 'phenomenal' Ethan Blackadder
An All Blacks coach says the work ethic of rookie loose forward Ethan Blackadder should serve as a lesson for those aspiring Kiwi …
Alex McLeod
19 Sep, 22:28
Ex-All Blacks coach blasts Springboks ahead of Kiwi clash
A former All Blacks head coach has blasted the Springboks for their Rugby Championship performance against the Wallabies in Brisba…
Sam Smith
19 Sep, 20:59

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