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'He's a pretty relaxed character, he was dancing in the gym this morning'
If All Blacks wrecking ball Caleb Clarke is feeling the pressure after shocking the rugby world in the second Bledisloe Cup Test h…
26 Oct, 4:48
Wallabies bring back surprise omission for third Bledisloe Cup Test
World Cup No.8 Isi Naisarani has joined the Wallabies training camp as they look to bolster their back-row for the third Bledisloe…
25 Oct, 5:50
The one change the Wallabies can make to foster huge gains against the All Blacks
Back on home turf, the Wallabies are embracing the love - literally - as they prepare for the third Bledisloe Cup clash with the A…
Online Editors
24 Oct, 22:07
Ian Foster reveals the contenders that could fill Ardie Savea's spot at the back of the scrum next weekend
All Blacks No. 8 Ardie Savea has remained in New Zealand while the rest of the squad have travelled to Australia in preparation fo…
Online Editors
24 Oct, 18:32
Argentina's forced to postpone warm-up clash against Waratahs as Tri Nations preparations take another hit
Argentina have postponed their friendly against the NSW Waratahs after a host of their players complained of niggling muscle injur…
22 Oct, 23:57
'Just don't do it': World Cup winner suggests Wallabies taking a knee could harm fan engagement
World Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones has warned the Wallabies that fans will tune out if they take a knee in support of the B…
21 Oct, 21:46
'We think we've given them ample time to prepare for the tests': RA bitterly disappointed at Springboks' withdrawal
Cash-strapped Rugby Australia remains furious with South Africa for pulling out of the Rugby Championship and admits the Springbok…
21 Oct, 17:39
Wallabies considering 'taking a knee' alongside donning First Nations jersey
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan accepts RA must do more to unearth the next Indigenous Wallaby to follow in the famous fo…
21 Oct, 16:33
Former Wallabies boss Michael Cheika joins Argentina in training camp ahead of Tri Nations
Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has answered a call from Argentina's Mario Ledesma as the Pumas prepare for the Rugby Champi…
21 Oct, 0:00
Ian Foster opens up on why Du'Plessis Kirifi was called into All Blacks squad ahead of Lachlan Boshier
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has revealed why he has called Du'Plessis Kirifi into the All Blacks Tri Nations squad.
Alex McLeod
20 Oct, 23:26
The Breakdown | Episode 39 | Reviewing Bledisloe II, Caleb Clarke and All Blacks coach Ian Foster
The Breakdown is back to dissect the second Bledisloe Cup test and they're joined by exciting young All Black Caleb Clarke.
20 Oct, 21:31
Report: Wallabies star suffers major injury setback after being ruled out for the season
The Wallabies have been dealt a significant injury blow less than a fortnight from the opening match of the upcoming Tri Nations c…
Online Editors
20 Oct, 20:49
Two new players named in 38-man All Blacks squad for Tri Nations
The All Blacks squad which will travel to Australia for the Tri Nations tournament, has been named, with two new players called in…
Online Editors
19 Oct, 23:11
Foster praises 'impressive' rookie Tupou Vaa'i after Bledisloe II performance
Ian Foster has highlighted the 'equally impressive' performance of young lock Tupou Vaa'i after the All Blacks' dominant 27-7 vict…
Online Editors
18 Oct, 23:45
'I am eating humble pie' - Wallabies legend congratulates All Blacks after criticising them last week
Australian rugby great David Campese has admitted a lot can change in test rugby in a week.
Online Editors
18 Oct, 20:47
'I have a new favourite All Blacks player' - fans react to Clarke's phenomenal run-on debut
All Blacks winger Caleb Clarke has sent social media into a frenzy after running riot against the Wallabies in the second Bledislo…
Online Editors
18 Oct, 19:52
Bledisloe II: New Zealand player ratings vs Australia
The All Blacks were looking for a better performance against the Wallabies after the 16-all draw last weekend in Wellington.
Mike Rehu
18 Oct, 2:16
Bledisloe II: Australia player ratings vs New Zealand
Dave Rennie’s Wallabies were handsomely defeated 27-7 this afternoon at Eden Park, Auckland by a disciplined All Black outfit wh…
Nick Turnbull
18 Oct, 2:04
Long road to glory
A young, fearless Wallabies team is rebuilding the reputation of Australian rugby.
Ben Kimber
17 Oct, 22:59
'Left with no option': SA Rugby issue statement explaining Springboks Rugby Championship withdrawal
Rassie Erasmus and Jurie Roux have explained exactly why the Springboks won't be participating in next month's Rugby Championship …
Online Editors
16 Oct, 4:51
SANZAAR confirm Springboks' absence from TRC, re-launch Tri-Nations
SANZAAR has announced today that the South African team will not travel to Australia to play in The Rugby Championship 2020 agains…
Online Editors
15 Oct, 21:04
Pumas look to European players for Rugby Championship boost
Argentina fullback Emiliano Boffelli believes his team will play with more freedom in the Rugby Championship in Australia when the…
Online Editors
14 Oct, 19:19
Springboks given 48-hour Rugby Championship ultimatum
With the clock ticking on plans for staging the Rugby Championship in Australia, SA Rugby have been given a 48-hour ultimatum rega…
Online Editors
14 Oct, 4:31
Report: South Africa to withdraw from opening rounds of Rugby Championship
Rugby in the Southern Hemisphere is set for further disruptions this season with reports emerging that the world champion Springbo…
Online Editors
13 Oct, 22:24
Bouncing back
Sam Cane's reign began with a draw, but the new All Blacks captain won the respect of his nation.
Patrick McKendry
12 Oct, 3:00
It's not good enough for the Wallabies to be great one week and garbage the next
Some have suggested the Wallabies achieved some kind of moral victory, but that’s just cobblers. Games come in three shapes and …
Hamish Bidwell
12 Oct, 0:02
Springboks may withdraw from The Rugby Championship
Speculation continues to swirl that world champions South Africa may pull out of the Rugby Championship in a massive blow to the…
11 Oct, 21:46
'We got the better coach': RA chairman's barb at Ian Foster
The pre-Bledisloe Cup war is raging on with Australia continuing to fire shots at All Black coach Ian Foster ahead of today's clas…
Online Editors
10 Oct, 20:42
Beauden Barrett injury a blessing for Damian McKenzie and All Blacks playmakers with plenty to prove
Come the end of the 2018 test season, Damian McKenzie was in the driver’s seat to wear the No. 15 jersey at the 2019 World Cup. …
Tom Vinicombe
10 Oct, 19:36
SA Rugby issues statement casting doubt over Springboks' Rugby Championship participation
The Rugby Championship is supposed to start for the Springboks in four weeks in Brisbane but South Africa has still to confirm the…
Liam Heagney
10 Oct, 4:39
'You will certainly see a change in how the Wallabies operate': Reinventing one of the world's most feared nations
Wallabies fans can expect a new brand of rugby in Sunday's Bledisloe Cup Test with a melting pot of European, Kiwi and Super Rugby…
08 Oct, 16:32
SANZAAR revise Rugby Championship draw, fourth Bledisloe match rescheduled
SANZAAR and tournament hosts, Rugby Australia, have today announced a revised draw for the 2020 Rugby Championship. The 12-match t…
Online Editors
08 Oct, 3:14
Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 14 | Bledisloe Cup preview show
This week on the Aotearoa Rugby Pod, North Harbour duo James Parsons and Bryn Hall join Ross Karl to discuss the All Blacks lineou…
07 Oct, 22:13
Authorities make Cheika wait to join Pumas in quarantine
Argentina are due to arrive in Sydney on Tuesday and will undergo two weeks quarantine under COVID-19 protocols.
05 Oct, 4:49
'We don't have a leg to stand on': Judgement day drawing near for Wallabies
With a fresh lease on his test life, Wallabies forward James Slipper wants to be there for what he views as the new-look team's mo…
04 Oct, 0:13
Board Room Brawls | The Aussie Rugby Show | Episode 20
In a spicy week off the field the panel gives their take on the very public fallout between NZRU and SANZAAR and Rugby AU over the…
02 Oct, 21:06
Hanging by a thread
Australia and New Zealand currently hate each other, but they desperately need each other.
Gregor Paul
02 Oct, 18:12
Argentina name Racing hero Imhoff in 45-man Rugby Championship squad
Not since 2015 has Juan Imhoff been capped by Argentina but his exploits with Racing have earned him selection for the Rugby Champ…
Online Editors
02 Oct, 10:48
The 21-year-old tyro putting heat on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper welcomes 'new dawn for Australian rugby'
It didn’t take long for Fraser McReight to cement his spot at Super Rugby level, by continuing to stand out as he has each grade…
Finn Morton
01 Oct, 22:32
Leaked documents supposedly reveal agreed upon Rugby Championship dates
New Zealand Rugby has a fresh fight on its hands, with claims that leaked documents show they agreed to a schedule that would invo…
Online Editors
30 Sep, 16:38
Tales of the unexpected
Tupou Vaa’i didn’t even have a Super Rugby contract at the start of the year. Now he’s an All Black.
Tom Vinicombe
29 Sep, 22:58
The advice passed on to Noah Lolesio by new Wallabies coach Dave Rennie
Exciting young playmaker Noah Lolesio has the backing of his Wallabies coaches to play his natural game rather than try to switch …
Online Editors
29 Sep, 21:48
Rassie Erasmus elects his replacements for the injured Handre Pollard
South Africa’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber opened up about a possible replacement for …
Online Editors
29 Sep, 21:35
The Breakdown | Episode 36 | The Rugby Championship debate, South Africa ditch Super Rugby and more
Catch up on all the big moments from the Mitre 10 Cup and Farah Palmer Cup and hear from Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan …
29 Sep, 18:30
'We would be going in with a bit of a disadvantage': Springboks stars not sold on Rugby Championship
While the ongoing Rugby Championship scheduling stand-off continues between New Zealand and SANZAAR, South Africa have been prepar…
Online Editors
29 Sep, 18:25
Former All Blacks call on current crop to 'get on with it and adapt' to potential Christmas isolation
All Black great Sir John Kirwan has called on the current test rugby stars to follow the lead set by the Warriors during the virus…
Online Editors
29 Sep, 17:17
'I don't think he means it at all': Former All Black dismisses Wallabies rookie's glowing endorsement of Hoskins Sotutu
A former All Black has questioned a Wallabies rookie's genuineness over a claim that Hoskins Sotutu could become "one of the best …
Alex McLeod
29 Sep, 1:26
Ian Foster confirms All Blacks boycott not on the cards - yet
All Blacks coach Ian Foster is "bitterly disappointed" with the proposed Rugby Championship schedule that may force his team to qu…
Online Editors
28 Sep, 21:11
'He'd be the first name on the sheet for me': Why David Havili could be set for a first test re-call since 2018
The All Blacks will likely select 11 more players to supplement their current 34-man squad when they travel to Australia in Novemb…
Online Editors
28 Sep, 17:47
Wallabies secondrow crisis deepens as Rennie can't count on Adam Coleman
London Irish lock Adam Coleman will not be recovered in time to offer new Wallaby head coach Dave Rennie another second-row option…
Chris Jones
28 Sep, 13:09
Rassie's latest comments won't settle SANZAAR's Rugby Championship nerves
World champions South Africa are "desperate" to play in the Rugby Championship this year but there remain a number of hurdles befo…
28 Sep, 10:34
We're starting to talk about Taniela Tupou as a rugby player - rather than a comic book hero
But his all round rugby game is now worthy of great respect too and he looms as one of the more influential figures of the upcomin…
Hamish Bidwell
27 Sep, 22:55
Wallabies forced to assess player options for Rugby Championship following injury to offshore star
The Wallabies will look to Plan B for the Rugby Championship after one of their European stars fractured his forearm while playing…
27 Sep, 20:45
All Blacks receive support from rival coach to change Rugby Championship dates
The coach of one of the All Blacks' sternest rivals is backing New Zealand Rugby's call to play the final Bledisloe Cup test earli…
Online Editors
27 Sep, 17:32
Wallabies using secret wall-knocks to communicate in Christchurch hotel
Window coffees, secret wall-knocks and in-room workouts are all part of Wallabies lockdown in New Zealand as they count down to be…
27 Sep, 6:15
'I've started to wonder whether my first Test in charge may well be against the Lions'
South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber says it could be a race against time to get the Springboks ready for the British and Iris…
Ian Cameron
27 Sep, 4:58
COVID scare for All Blacks lock
Patrick Tuipulotu is one of two current All Blacks squad members to be granted permission to play in this weekend's round of Mitre…
Online Editors
26 Sep, 22:37
Time for All Blacks to re-affirm their standing after disappointing 2019
A win, a draw and a loss doesn’t exactly make for great reading. That’s exactly how New Zealand’s 2019 Rugby Championship ca…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Sep, 19:49
'Really encouraged': New Zealand Rugby confident of bringing All Blacks home for Christmas
New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson is staying positive about the prospects of bringing All Blacks players involved in the Rugby …
Online Editors
25 Sep, 23:24
Report: Injured All Blacks duo set for Rugby Championship comeback
A pair of injured All Blacks could reportedly be back in action sooner than expected in what would be a significant boost to New Z…
Online Editors
25 Sep, 22:18
Michael Cheika set to face off against Wallabies successor Dave Rennie after joining Rugby Championship rivals
In a spicy Rugby Championship subplot, Michael Cheika will try to bring about the downfall of his Wallabies successor Dave Rennie …
24 Sep, 18:42
'I've worked hard': Philip looking to make the most of Wallabies second chance
When Matt Philip last played for the Wallabies in 2017 he was a raw rookie, admitting he was along for the ride.
24 Sep, 3:21
'No one could hit you harder than Schalk Burger': Liam Messam opens up about the ferocity of professional rugby
Writing in his column on The XV, former All Blacks backrower Liam Messam, has echoed his old teammate Dan Carter's comments from l…
Online Editors
24 Sep, 3:09
'It certainly didn't come as any surprise to the other unions': SANZAAR bemused by comments out of New Zealand
Sanzaar chief executive Andy Marinos has responded to New Zealand Rugby's complaint about the newly released Rugby Championship sc…
Online Editors
23 Sep, 23:04
'We haven't agreed to this schedule': NZR sucker-punched by Rugby Championship announcement
Following the announcement of The Rugby Championship schedule for 2020, which will be hosted in Australia, New Zealand Rugby have …
Online Editors
23 Sep, 19:20
Venues and dates confirmed for The Rugby Championship - including unannounced late finish
SANZAAR and tournament hosts, Rugby Australia, have announced the match schedule and venues for The Rugby Championship 2020. The e…
Online Editors
23 Sep, 19:19
'Clearly we rate him highly': Rennie seriously considering 20-year-old for Bledisloe debut
New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is considering Noah Lolesio for a Test debut at No.10 in New Zealand next month after the Brumbies…
23 Sep, 19:08
How Michael Hooper's captaincy appointment impacts the Wallabies loose forward configuration
Michael Hooper’s appointment as Wallabies captain effectively means that the Waratah must be Dave Rennie’s first-choice opensi…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Sep, 0:50
TJ Perenara opens up on 'challenging' decision facing All Blacks ahead of Rugby Championship
All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara has opened up about the "challenges" of potentially leaving his young family for over two months t…
Online Editors
20 Sep, 21:08
96-test veteran cautions Wallaby hopefuls after domestic success
One-time Wallabies captain James Slipper has cautioned Australia's buoyant bunch of Bledisloe Cup hopefuls against getting carried…
20 Sep, 1:57
'The best No 7 in New Zealand': Exceptional Ranfurly Shield performance reignites calls for a change to the All Blacks squad
One of the men that was overlooked for Ian Foster's first All Blacks selection received plenty of praise for his outstanding perfo…
Online Editors
19 Sep, 22:10
World Cup winner reveals how Sonny Bill Williams helped him take his game to the next level
Sonny Bill Williams' impact on rugby stretches far beyond the Tasman, and even into the territory of onfield rivals.
Online Editors
17 Sep, 17:27
'It's closing off' - Overseas contracts for Australian players not as easy as it once was says former Wallaby captain
Wallabies lock Izack Rodda's ugly exit from the Queensland Reds to France during the COVID-19-enforced break sent tremors through …
16 Sep, 19:23
Beauden Barrett suggests nothing is set in stone for Rugby Championship - including his participation
All Blacks ace and expectant father Beauden Barrett is taking a wait and see approach to his availability in the Rugby Championshi…
Online Editors
16 Sep, 19:18
'He could be one of the greats': Tonga coach lavishes praise on new Wallaby
Wallabies great Toutai Kefu believes Dave Rennie should roll the dice on a Harry Wilson Test debut in New Zealand next month, decl…
16 Sep, 18:12
Julian Montoya among the latest trio of players to take ill at Argentina training
The start of the Rugby Championship in Australia is still seven weeks away but Argentina players continue to fall ill, hooker Juli…
Online Editors
16 Sep, 6:05
'I've got three kids, I'll be on the first plane out of here'
The All Blacks haven't had a match since last November but Dane Coles has tongue-in-cheek given another reason why he is keen to p…
16 Sep, 4:26
Rotation on the cards in 2020 as Ian Foster prepares to select mammoth squad
Ian Foster talks All Blacks squad rotation, player welfare, MItre 10 Cup and the reports the media has wrong.
Online Editors
15 Sep, 17:56
New Zealand-hosted Bledisloe Cup dates and locations confirmed
The dates for the two Bledisloe Cup Tests in New Zealand have been confirmed by New Zealand Rugby (NZR), with the All Blacks to pl…
Online Editors
15 Sep, 2:50
Richie Mo'unga rejects 'laughable' rumours
All Blacks star Richie Mo'unga has opened up on rumours him and several teammates were considering pulling out of this year's Rugb…
Online Editors
15 Sep, 1:23
Massive 24 hours for Reds midfielder ends in Wallabies selection
Like a kid on Christmas morning, there was no way Queensland Reds centre Hunter Paisami was having a sleep-in on Sunday.
14 Sep, 19:37
Ian Foster hits back: 'Those headlines came out without any facts behind it'
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has hit out at reports suggesting several players are considering pulling out of this year's Rugby Cha…
Online Editors
14 Sep, 18:56
Pumas' Rugby Championship preparations disrupted as COVID-hit squad set for two more rounds of testing this week
Argentina currently have 11 active cases among the playing group, while six who tested positive last month have since been cleared…
14 Sep, 4:39
'I'd be very surprised if any player has made a decision as yet' - NZRPA head
Several members of the All Blacks squad have reportedly expressed concerns with quaratine restrictions surrounding the Rugby Champ…
14 Sep, 4:10
What Handre Pollard's injury means for the Springboks ahead of a challenging international calendar
Uncertainty surrounds what shape the Springboks will be in once the Rugby Championship commences - not just from a depth point of …
Ben Smith
14 Sep, 2:11
Report: Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo'unga among All Blacks stars set to miss Rugby Championship over quarantine laws
A two-week quarantine period upon arrival in Australia for the upcoming Rugby Championship could see the All Blacks play in the co…
Online Editors
13 Sep, 22:01
The winners and losers from Dave Rennie's first Wallaby squad
Rennie selected six of last year’s Junior Wallabies starting XV, that played France in the World U20s Championship Final in Arge…
Finn Morton
13 Sep, 21:08
'It's impressive': The player Dave Rennie was stunned the All Blacks didn't want
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has admitted to some envy over the All Blacks' squad depth, as he revealed the squad that is set to ta…
Online Editors
13 Sep, 17:43
'It simply doesn't make any sense' - Former skipper believes Springboks shouldn't play in Rugby Championship
Former Springbok captain Wynand Claassen believes the Springboks should not play in this year’s Rugby Championship.
Online Editors
13 Sep, 7:20
Report: Good news for the men that missed the cut with All Blacks set to take supersized squad to Australia
With the Rugby Championship set to be hosted in Australia in November, quarantine protocols will likely force the All Blacks to se…
Online Editors
13 Sep, 0:41
'Recipe for disaster' - Fears growing among Springbok fans that an undercooked squad for test rugby will tarnish World Cup gloss
The confirmation that the Rugby Championship would go ahead in Australia put the Springboks on a path to overcome perhaps the grea…
Online Editors
12 Sep, 17:16
'It'll be tough': All Blacks duo react to New Zealand losing Rugby Championship hosting rights
The All Blacks are facing the prospect of being stuck in quarantine during Christmas Day after Australia were handed hosting right…
Online Editors
11 Sep, 22:52
NZ Rugby chairman reveals the real reason New Zealand lost the Rugby Championship to Australia
Tense negotiations to bring the Rugby Championship to New Zealand were harpooned by the Government's unwillingness to negotiate, c…
Online Editors
11 Sep, 20:30
Blame game: The Christmas sacrifice the All Blacks must now make after losing Championship hosting bid
The ramifications of Australia pinching the Championship hosting rights from New Zealand have Christmas consequences for the trave…
Online Editors
11 Sep, 4:07
SANZAAR announce Australia as hosts for The Rugby Championship as Bledisloe Cup fixtures confirmed
Australia has stolen The Rugby Championship hosting rights from under the nose of their New Zealand counterparts.
Alex McLeod
10 Sep, 23:31
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma joins 11 players in testing positive for Covid-19
Argentina's coaching staff and five more players have tested positive for the coronavirus, adding to the six positive tests announ…
10 Sep, 21:41
Report: New Zealand lose Rugby Championship hosting rights to Australia
Australia is expected to be announced as this year's Rugby Championships hosts.
Online Editors
10 Sep, 18:29
Melbourne Bledisloe Cup Test pushed back to 2022
The annual three-match Bledisloe Cup series is normally contested as part of the southern hemisphere's Rugby Championship, which a…
07 Sep, 4:17
New Zealand Prime Minister weighs in on possibility of hosting Rugby Championship
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has lifted the lid on discussions between the New Zealand Government and New Zealand Rugby about hos…
06 Sep, 20:15
Pumas rugby camp hit by coronavirus cases
Rugby Australia's hopes of participating in the Rugby Championship have been dealt a blow with six Argentine players testing posit…
05 Sep, 2:24
SANZAAR deny reports Springboks in 'advanced discussions' to play in European tournament
SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos has reportedly denied claims that South Africa are set to shun the Rugby Championship this year and play …
Online Editors
30 Aug, 21:48
Confusion surrounds Rugby Championship following reports of Springboks desertion
Plans to run a makeshift Rugby Championship this year may have been thrown into disarray following reports South Africa are set to…
Online Editors
30 Aug, 17:28
Laporte: Springboks on verge of joining Eight Nations
Six Nations vice-president Bernard Laporte has revealed that the Springboks are advanced talks to join this Autumn's Eight Nations…
Ian Cameron
30 Aug, 4:38
World Cup-winning coach casts more doubt on South African involvement in Rugby Championship
Doubt about South Africa’s participation in the Rugby Championship has raised the possibility that the Currie Cup could receive …
Online Editors
29 Aug, 18:18
SANZAAR boss 'very optimistic' about New Zealand's chance of hosting Rugby Championship
SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos has revealed he is "very optimistic" about the chances of New Zealand hosting the Rugby Champ…
Online Editors
28 Aug, 23:09
Report: Rugby Championship under threat as All Blacks face Bledisloe Cup fixtures abroad
In the most recent update of an ever-changing international schedule, the All Blacks may have to travel to Australia to play the f…
Online Editors
28 Aug, 1:48
Pumas name 46-man squad in preparation of Rugby Championship as training restarts in Argentina
A mix of uncapped rookies and seasoned veterans have been called upon by Mario Ledesma as Argentina prepare for the Rugby Champion…
Online Editors
12 Aug, 1:54
Wallabies faced with possibility of four-match Bledisloe Cup series to be held in New Zealand
Interim Rugby Australia chief executive Rob Clarke concedes there is a chance the Wallabies may have to try win the Bledisloe Cup …
Online Editors
11 Aug, 2:30
Report: Argentina to play in South American Championship ahead of Rugby Championship
Argentina are set to play in the South American Championship as preparation for their Rugby Championship campaign in New Zealand l…
Online Editors
01 Aug, 23:30
South Africa's chances of playing in Rugby Championship dependent on local competition going ahead
New Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber has put serious doubts into whether his side will play in a New Zealand-based Rugby Champion…
Online Editors
26 Jul, 19:24
South Africa Rugby issue warning to New Zealand Rugby over new Super Rugby competition snub
South Africa Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux has joined his Australian counterparts in warning New Zealand Rugby over any plans t…
Online Editors
22 Jul, 1:00
How hosting the Rugby Championship could lead to New Zealand becoming the world's 'sporting hub'
Hosting the 2020 Rugby Championship exclusively in New Zealand could make the nation a global "sporting hub", according to two Sup…
Alex McLeod
22 Jul, 0:26
All games in NZ? Kiwi boss reveals how Rugby Championship will work
New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson has revealed the blueprint as to how an NZ-based Rugby Championship would work.
Online Editors
16 Jul, 18:20
Plans still afoot for 2020 Rugby Championship: 'New Zealand is currently the favoured option'
Following recent media commentary around the long-term future of SANZAAR, the future structure of its competitions and the rest of…
Online Editors
15 Jul, 19:32
SANZAAR refuse to give up on Rugby Championship as new details revealed about potential 2020 tournament
SANZAAR bosses haven't given up on staging a full Rugby Championship this year and have unveiled where it could take place if it w…
06 Jul, 18:57
Report: All Blacks end of year tour in major doubt after plans for new Northern tournament
The All Blacks' end of year tour looks to be in major doubt with a new eight-team tournament, involving the Six Nations and two gu…
Online Editors
30 Jun, 20:22
World Rugby to vote on completing 2020 season, further talks on new global calendar to be held
Presidents and representatives from both hemispheres took part in an online forum which looked at creating a new unified global ru…
Ciarán Kennedy
15 Jun, 14:12
New global calendar up for discussion as international and club bosses set for major World Rugby meeting
A number of proposals surrounding the global rugby calendar are set to be discussed during an online forum hosted by World Rugby o…
Online Editors
15 Jun, 7:28
South Africa's spot at top of the world at risk due to delayed start to rugby calendar
The World Champion Springboks will be at a distinct disadvantage should they face New Zealand and Australia in a revamped Rugby Ch…
Online Editors
10 Jun, 16:40
England could host 'festival of rugby' featuring the champions and hosts of last year's RWC - but no All Blacks
The Springboks and Japan could be involved in a unique tournament in England in November.
Online Editors
06 Jun, 18:13
How rugby is shaping up for its return to action despite Covid-19
England’s Premiership has been handed provisional approval to begin non-contact training, but what is the state of play elsewher…
02 Jun, 9:41
How Rugby Australia plan on staging all Rugby Championship matches this year
Rugby Australia are in discussions with New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina about establishing a hub in Australia for the Rugb…
02 Jun, 0:35
Watch: The infamous Bledisloe that turned Quade Cooper into public enemy number 1
In 2011, the rivalry between the All Blacks and the Wallabies reached a tipping point when New Zealand travelled to Brisbane to pl…
Online Editors
30 May, 22:03
Date set for global calendar summit that could change the rugby schedule forever - report
Following talks between Six Nations and SANZAAR, a follow-up is now scheduled for Dublin that includes Premiership, Top 14, PRO14 …
Online Editors
30 May, 5:20
Learning 'how not to lose' will put the Wallabies in a much better place under Dave Rennie
Rennie’s Chiefs and Glasgow Warriors sides were known for running it out of their 22. But they must walk before they run and bui…
Ben Smith
27 May, 1:13
Watch: The miraculous win that saved the Erasmus regime and changed the trajectory of the Springboks
Before the match Rassie Erasmus claimed he was under pressure to retain his job even after committing to SARU on a long term contr…
Online Editors
26 May, 18:58
Six Nations and SANZAAR issue joint global calendar statement detailing 7 key principles
Six Nations and SANZAAR have been working closely over the lockdown period to try and develop proposals for an aligned global cale…
Liam Heagney
22 May, 4:25
Six Nations reported to now be open-minded about doing the unthinkable
It was always felt due to its dominance that the Six Nations was an immovable object and would ultimately remain the stumbling blo…
Online Editors
15 May, 8:44
Re-design the Nations Championship for the growth of rugby, not as a Tier 1 cabal
The proposed Nations Championship has again reared its head as Sir Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot vie for World Rugby chairman. …
Alex Shaw
29 Apr, 8:45
The arranged marriage of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina is over
This year’s Super Rugby competition is over and, even without the Sunwolves from 2021, a Four-Nations’ franchise tournament ap…
Hamish Bidwell
27 Apr, 23:44
The bench press records of 47 elite rugby players
It's a sports' cliché, but the bench press continues to occupy a uniquely macho seat in the pantheon of weight training disciplin…
Ian Cameron
26 Apr, 4:07
He's a long shot but Pichot could be just what rugby needs - Andy Goode
With the election result for World Rugby chairman due to be announced on May 12, the Argentine is a late entrant in a contest ofte…
Andy Goode
18 Apr, 7:04
World Rugby won't bail out SANZAAR despite facing $790m financial deficit
Vice-chairman Augustin Pichot says World Rugby won't bail out SANZAAR nations that hit the financial skids.
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15 Apr, 1:51
The NZ provincial sides that could be unstoppable with their All Blacks available for selection
This year, there's a very real chance that we could see New Zealand's provincial competition take pride of place in the rugby cale…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Apr, 0:49
New Zealand Rugby respond to reports of Australian-hosted Rugby Championship
New Zealand Rugby says the concept of Australia staging every match in a rapid-fire Rugby Championship this year is a long way fro…
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13 Apr, 21:31
Australia could host 'quickfire' Rugby Championship - report
Sanzaar, the organisation that oversees the Rugby Championship, is working hard on the possibility of a competition based in Austr…
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13 Apr, 17:09
Five All Blacks that had everyone talking after their maiden matches
Steve Hansen blooded 76 new All Blacks during his eight years in charge of the national side. Some debut performances stood out am…
Tom Vinicombe
05 Apr, 1:01
A move to the Six Nations would be all positive for the Springboks - but what would their opposition think?
There are certainly some positives for the Six Nations of welcoming the three-time world champion Springboks. However, in the long…
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02 Apr, 16:57
'If I had my time again, I would've changed a lot': How falling out of favour with Robbie Deans changed Matt Giteau's career
You don’t play over 300 games of professional rugby without having a few personality clashes along the way - that was certainly …
Tom Vinicombe
02 Apr, 1:15
Is this the greatest test of modern-day rugby?
There are few tests that have matched the quality and drama that was provided by the All Blacks and Springboks when they clashed a…
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29 Mar, 16:58
The uncomfortable rugby truth exposed by the global pandemic
Rugby has always been inclined to puff out its chest and tell you just how much it’s growing. In a report by Nielsen Sports in 2…
Owain Jones
26 Mar, 5:25
Super Rugby's inconclusive season also curtailed any chances of answering a key question for the new All Blacks coach
Between the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, the All Blacks selectors struggled to really settle on a first-choice fullback. There are st…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Mar, 0:03
Rugby Championship set for significant revamp next year
The Rugby Championship is set for its first overhaul since Argentina was admitted into the competition eight years ago.
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02 Mar, 23:54
Former Queensland Red and Wallabies prospect stood down by NRL club
The Broncos confirmed the NRL integrity unit have been informed of the development and the former Wallabies prospect will be unabl…
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17 Feb, 17:52
'We need them': All Blacks head coach Ian Foster's plea to keep South Africa in Rugby Championship
New All Blacks boss Ian Foster has stressed the importance of keeping South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
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09 Feb, 20:56
South Africa in secret talks to exit Rugby Championship and join Six Nations - reports
South Africa are set to leave the Rugby Championship and form a seven-team Six Nations after the next World Cup, according to repo…
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07 Feb, 20:01
Wallabies set for first-ever Rugby Championship match in Newcastle
Newcastle will host its first ever Test in The Rugby Championship when the Qantas Wallabies and Argentina clash at McDonald Jones …
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06 Feb, 21:07
Fox Sports to pull pin on Rugby Australia - reports
Rugby Australia is looking for a new broadcasting partner with Fox Sports reportedly pulling the pin on their deal at the end of 2…
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05 Feb, 7:21
All Blacks set for shot at redemption as Bledisloe Cup returns to Perth
Perth rugby fans will get another dose of Trans-Tasman rivalry next year.
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30 Jan, 19:07
All Blacks set to venture into new territory for Springboks clash
The 2020 All Blacks are reportedly set to go where no All Blacks team has gone before in South Africa.
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19 Jan, 17:14
Life After Rugby - Andy Powell
Life After Rugby: Andy Powell - a RugbyPass Original documentary.
01 Jan, 11:10
Another potential team has closed the door on Folau
Rugby Australia (RA) CEO Raelene Castle didn't slam the door shut on Israel Folau, diplomatically responding "never say never" whe…
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07 Dec, 7:02
Eddie Jones' 'absolutely fascinating' 2020 Rugby Championship prediction
Eddie Jones is salivating at the prospect of an enthralling 2020 Rugby Championship between the All Blacks, Wallabies, Springboks …
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03 Dec, 18:20
Springboks World Cup hero Cheslin Kolbe wants to cap off trophy-laden season with one more major accolade
Springboks star Cheslin Kolbe has identified the title he wants to add to his trophy cabinet alongside the Top 14, Rugby Champions…
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25 Nov, 23:51
Melbourne set to capitalise on Sydney's stadium shortage for 2020 Bledisloe Cup
Bledisloe Cup rugby will return to Melbourne for the first time in a decade as a result of Sydney's stadium shortage.
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24 Nov, 19:07
Springboks urged to clean sweep All Blacks to prove their world champion credentials
South Africa are being urged to prove their status as world champions with a clean sweep over the All Blacks next year.
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15 Nov, 22:49
Japan reportedly on brink of 'shock' Six Nations invite following Rugby Championship 'dithering'
Japan could be set for an invite into the Six Nations following their spectacular run to the World Cup quarter-finals, according t…
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05 Nov, 22:25
Can anyone stop England from scooping the player of the year award?
Next week, rugby royalty from across the globe will gather to see, amongst other awards, who has won the World Rugby Player of the…
Tom Vinicombe
28 Oct, 2:35
Why adding Japan to an existing competition is the worst solution to World Rugby's growing problem
After an excellent performance at the 2019 World Cup, calls are growing by the day for Japan to be added to either the Six Nations…
Tom Vinicombe
22 Oct, 1:28
Cheika era needs to be buried nine feet deep and the mistakes never repeated
Early coaching credentials aside, the results have proven that Cheika is becoming as outdated as a dinosaur as the game evolves fo…
Ben Smith
21 Oct, 22:06
Analysis: How the Wallabies set-piece attack works with a direct 10 and interchangeable midfielders James O'Connor and Samu Kerevi
Following the Springboks loss, the Wallabies promoted Christian Lealiifano to the starting flyhalf role, and for both Bledisloe te…
Ben Smith
15 Sep, 5:44
Will Skelton not critical to Wallabies' World Cup hopes
Kurtley Beale is relaxed about the outcome of 11th-hour talks to squeeze Will Skelton into the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup squad, b…
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20 Aug, 22:10
Bill Ellis Podcast - Episode 4 - Selection headaches galore in All Blacks' RWC squad
McOnie, Mils, & Bates cover off another important week for New Zealand rugby. From the All Blacks' vanquishing of the Australian W…
20 Aug, 2:10
'Narcissistic, irrational, spoilt' All Blacks' fans slammed by own media
The question was put to listeners of the Radio Sport Breakfast in response to a column by NZ Herald writer Dylan Cleaver following…
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20 Aug, 0:02
Same old recipe sinks the Wallabies but it won't be so easy to replicate at the World Cup
The All Blacks 36-0 thumping over the Wallabies was a direct turnaround from the result in Perth but the recipe was the same as ol…
Ben Smith
19 Aug, 18:27
'How disappointed? Very' - Hansen's blunt assessment on the All Blacks' persisting problem
Coach Steve Hansen was bemused that New Zealand should lose the top spot they've held for a decade in the immediate wake of a 36-0…
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18 Aug, 2:47
'It's going to sting' Kerevi on what could be his last Bledisloe campaign with the Wallabies
Inside centre Kerevi believes the 36-0 scoreline flattered the world champions but he didn't want to detract from their smothering…
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18 Aug, 2:26
'It's still pretty raw' - Michael Cheika's hot take on Eden Park thrashing
Michael Cheika has given his immediate reaction to the heavy loss suffered by the Wallabies at the hands of New Zealand in the sec…
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17 Aug, 9:15
'I've got so much faith in what we're doing'
Beauden Barrett says 50 per cent possession will be enough for the All Blacks to retain the Bledisloe Cup, delivering an ominous o…
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15 Aug, 16:58
World Rankings shake up: All Blacks could fall to worst-ever ranking with another loss to Wallabies
A world rankings shake-up could be on the cards in men's international rugby this weekend, and the All Blacks could face the bigge…
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14 Aug, 20:36
Hansen explains why he axed All Blacks stars for the Bledisloe decider
In a potential changing of the guard five weeks out from the Rugby World Cup, coach Steve Hansen has introduced young flyers Sevu …
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14 Aug, 18:24
Last roll of the dice for Springboks hoping to book a ticket to Japan
With just one more opportunity to see his wider squad in action before deciding on the Springboks team to take to the World Cup, d…
Tom Vinicombe
14 Aug, 0:49
Wallabies bracing for backlash at Eden Park as All Blacks look for retribution
Many of the Wallabies will look in envy at the one-from-one Bledisloe records of Naisarani and reserve forward Luke Jones, given t…
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13 Aug, 23:12
'Eden Park factor' won't be enough to win All Blacks test
Ian Jones has warned the All Blacks can't rely on the "Eden Park factor" when they face the Wallabies on Saturday and must urgentl…
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13 Aug, 22:42
SBW ready for Samu Kerevi freight train
Sonny Bill Williams will have rampaging Wallabies opposite Samu Kerevi in his sights when he lines up for his 10th and probably fi…
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13 Aug, 19:24
Isi Naisarani out to make amends for last Eden Park showing
Isi Naisarani could be excused for wondering what the fuss is all about with Bledisloe Cup Tests.
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13 Aug, 16:48
Analysis: How Nic White's recycle speed set the tempo and exposed tired All Black forwards
The Exeter Chiefs’ halfback’s game was a masterclass showing for a playmaking nine, and he has to be one of the cornerstones o…
Ben Smith
13 Aug, 1:00
'Rod's a very smart man, I'm a little bit surprised he said it': All Blacks reject Kafer claims
The All Blacks have slammed former Wallabies back Rod Kafer for declaring Australian captain Michael Hooper was the target of deli…
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12 Aug, 23:29
Bill Ellis Podcast - Episode 3 - All Blacks must bring physicality in Bledisloe decider
Was Scott Barrett's red card justified? Who will play where this weekend at Eden Park? Is Ben Smith cooked? Join McOnie, Mils, & S…
12 Aug, 23:08
All Blacks conceded twice as many penalties as Wallabies in Perth
It's no fluke that the Wallabies got the better of the All Blacks in the disciplinary department in their opening Bledisloe Cup ma…
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12 Aug, 22:45
Rory Arnold 'up there alongside Retallick'
Towering Wallabies lock Rory Arnold has downplayed suggestions he's at the same status as injured All Blacks star Brodie Retallick…
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12 Aug, 16:33
Wallabies facing major decisions ahead of second Bledisloe
The Wallabies selectors face a dilemma before Saturday's Bledisloe Cup decider as they weigh up whether to play champion flanker D…
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12 Aug, 16:29
All Blacks admit to taking the Wallabies too easy
Dane Coles has made the ultimate Test rugby concession, believing the All Blacks were guilty of taking the Wallabies for granted a…
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12 Aug, 16:26
Wallabies hoping to fly under the radar
This new breed of Wallabies like to do things differently so preparing for a Bledisloe Cup Test in the AFL heartland fits the bill…
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12 Aug, 16:23
'We made so many dumb errors': The All Blacks in the firing line following shock Bledisloe Cup thumping
The All Blacks could make shock changes to their side for this weekend's Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland following their embarrass…
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11 Aug, 19:42
Israel Folau targeted on social media in wake of Wallabies victory
In the wake of the Wallabies record-breaking six-try effort against the All Blacks, it was never going to be long before thoughts …
Ian Cameron
11 Aug, 8:04
All Blacks fans and media labelled 'arrogant'
All Blacks fans and media have been labelled arrogant by UK writer Stephen Jones in the aftermath of Scott Barrett's red card.
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11 Aug, 4:30
All Black lock Scott Barrett facing possible ban that puts doubt over his World Cup campaign
Barrett was sent off just before halftime in a key moment of the Wallabies' upset 47-26 victory in the series opener at Perth's Op…
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10 Aug, 23:05
Five problem areas where the All Blacks are desperately searching for solutions
The All Blacks have regressed over the last year and a half. There's just two matches to play before they'll face off with the Spr…
Tom Vinicombe
10 Aug, 22:30
South Africa v Argentina - Springboks player ratings
Handre Pollard scored 31 points as South Africa thrashed Argentina 46-13 in Salta Saturday to win the Rugby Championship for the f…
10 Aug, 21:01
Beauden Barrett consoles brother: 'I reminded him that he's not a dirty player'
In the immediate aftermath of the record All Blacks defeat and horror Bledisloe debut in Perth, Beauden Barrett is attempting to s…
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10 Aug, 19:29
South Africa put Argentina to the sword and win first Rugby Championship
A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa have warmed up for the World Cup in superb style, beating Argentina 46-13 in the southern h…
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10 Aug, 18:03
All Blacks won't hit the panic button just yet
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen insists there's no need to hit the panic button despite his team's 47-26 loss to the Wallabies in Pe…
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10 Aug, 16:49
Wallabies not getting carried away after stupednous victory
The Wallabies only have to rewind four years for a reminder of how a good win can quickly turn sour as they look ahead to the Bled…
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10 Aug, 16:44
'We've got to be smarter than that'
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Ardie Savea was guilty of "dumb footy" after the flanker gave away a needless penalty in Saturd…
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10 Aug, 16:39
'Massive' - Twitter reacts to All Blacks humbling
The All Blacks were crushed 47-26 by Australia in the Rugby Championship at Perth’s Optus Stadium - sending shock waves around t…
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10 Aug, 10:22
Smile James, you're off to Japan
James O'Connor, you're off to Japan. The former bad boy was given the perfect chance to prove his worth.
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10 Aug, 9:25
Wallabies v All Blacks - Player Ratings
Few would have expected the absolute drubbing that the Wallabies handed to the All Blacks in last night's Bledisloe Cup match. Whi…
Tom Vinicombe
10 Aug, 9:06
Wallabies shock All Blacks with Perth thumping
The Wallabies have stunned world champions New Zealand and set themselves up to bring home the Bledisloe Cup with an inspired 47-2…
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10 Aug, 8:15
Recap: Wallabies v All Blacks LIVE | Rugby Championship
Follow all the action from the final round of The Rugby Championship live on RugbyPass as Australia host New Zealand at Optus Stad…
10 Aug, 4:28
Springboks must silence 16th man en route to winning Rugby Championship
The Springboks know they will get a hostile reception when they take on Argentina at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena in Salta…
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09 Aug, 21:54
Three Bledisloe Cup micro-battles that are worth the price of admission alone
Cheika and Hansen sprung a few surprises when they named their teams for the first Bledisloe fixture of the year. The left-field c…
Tom Vinicombe
09 Aug, 19:54
Wallabies prepping for Bledisloe whitewash
The Wallabies feel they've got the fitness and finesse to go toe-to-toe with the All Blacks and set themselves up for a crack at t…
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09 Aug, 18:11
Plenty of factors motivating All Blacks - but world ranking isn't one of them
There are numbers driving the All Blacks ahead of their Bledisloe Cup clash with the Wallabies but motivation to stay No.1 in the …
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09 Aug, 17:59
Bill Ellis Podcast - Episode 2 - McOnie, Mils, & Salizzo pay tribute to Sir Brian Lochore
This week on the Bill Ellis Podcast: McOnie, Mils, and Salizzo pay tribute to one of the great men of All Blacks rugby, Sir Brian …
09 Aug, 17:37
Pain by numbers: just how dominant have the All Blacks been?
It's been almost a decade and a half since the Wallabies last hoisted the Bledisloe Cup in victory. It's no surprise, then, that m…
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09 Aug, 17:08
'We'll have to watch him closely': Michael Cheika pinpoints All Blacks' biggest threat
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has pinpointed one All Blacks who has the potential to wreak havoc in Perth on Saturday night.
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09 Aug, 0:04
All Blacks first fives looking for smoother combination
Beauden Barrett is hopeful of a smoother combination with fellow playmaker Richie Mo'unga against the Wallabies, saying if they ca…
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08 Aug, 22:51
The Wallaby who poses a bigger threat to the All Blacks than Israel Folau
Beauden Barrett feels the Wallabies are actually more threatening without sacked fullback Israel Folau in their line-up for Saturd…
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08 Aug, 21:05
Steve Hansen has utmost respect for 'Mickey Mouse'
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says he has plenty of respect for his Wallabies rival Michael Cheika and labelling him as "Mickey Mo…
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08 Aug, 16:45
All Blacks trial own brand 'Pooper'
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Wallabies will be feeling pretty smug after the All Blacks was named.
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08 Aug, 16:45
Day finally arrives for Nic White that he expected never would
The on-field field reunion of Wallabies halves Nic White and Christian Lealiifano for the Bledisloe Cup showdown with the All Blac…
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08 Aug, 16:37
Australia's diminishing class: how the 2019 squad compares to previous years
As we approach the 2019 World Cup, Australia rank 7th in the world - only one step higher than their lowest ever position. How doe…
Tom Vinicombe
08 Aug, 0:48
James O'Connor given the nod in the centres for Wallabies
The Wallabies have rolled the dice with former bad boy James O'Connor as they look to fire their attack against the All Blacks in …
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07 Aug, 21:41
Surprise position switch set for James O'Connor ahead of first test start in 6 years
The Wallabies are set to roll the dice with former bad boy James O'Connor as they juggle World Cup aspirations with Bledisloe Cup…
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07 Aug, 20:29
All Blacks name their squad for Bledisloe - but it's not Kieran Read who's shifted to the blindside
The All Blacks have named their squad for the first Bledisloe Cup match of the year and, as expected, the three first-choice loose…
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07 Aug, 20:10
Karl Tu'inukuafe's mysterious illness revealed
All Black prop Karl Tu'inukuafe was left so confused by a viral brain infection that his wife was forced to call an ambulance, the…
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07 Aug, 17:29
Trailer for Jonah Lomu movie leaves rugby fans buzzing
A new mini-series set to air on New Zealand television this month documents the life and tragic passing of the great Jonah Lomu.
07 Aug, 16:14
Former Wallabies selector backs O'Connor for Bledisloe role
Wallabies outcast James O'Connor is set to take a giant stride towards the Rugby World Cup with his selection to face the All Blac…
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07 Aug, 14:03
Cheika's overseer has made 'huge impact'
Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle has given director of rugby Scott Johnson a glowing endorsement, saying he has made a "huge im…
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07 Aug, 4:23
All Blacks great: Ardie Savea 'simply must be on the field' against the Wallabies
An ex-All Blacks star believes his former side cannot face the Wallabies in Perth this weekend without the services of star loose …
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07 Aug, 1:48
'Vulnerable All Blacks' - Steve Hansen gets handed all the ammunition he needs for Bledisloe Cup clash
The talk of this All Blacks team being "vulnerable" as suggested by former Wallaby Phil Waugh may have handed All Blacks coach S…
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06 Aug, 23:41
Lealiifano must start at 10 for Wallabies according to former skipper
Former Wallabies captain Andrew Slack believes Christian Lealiifano deserves to wear the No.10 jersey against the All Blacks in Pe…
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06 Aug, 23:08
'The strongest guy I've ever seen' - Wallabies star's warning for All Blacks
The All Blacks have been warned about the quality of one of the Wallabies' brightest young talents who is set to take to the field…
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06 Aug, 22:50
Pumas tweak formation for final Rugby Championship clash
Pumas head coach Mario Ledesma has resisted making substantial changes to his side for their final match of 2019's Rugby Champions…
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06 Aug, 18:03
All Blacks' extra weeks in camp will make all the difference
The All Blacks are warning that the band is back together and they are singing from the same song sheet ahead Saturday's rugby Tes…
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06 Aug, 16:53
Springboks in pole position for prize they haven't held in a decade - but does Rassie Erasmus care?
With the World Cup dominating the airways, it’s no surprise that the Southern Hemisphere’s premier international competition h…
Tom Vinicombe
06 Aug, 6:54
Sam Cane's generous words for David Pocock
While the return of David Pocock to Test rugby remains uncertain, All Blacks flanker Sam Cane believes the Wallabies superstar wil…
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06 Aug, 5:17
Ben Smith's message to error-ridden All Blacks
The Wallabies rate themselves as a genuine chance to get one up over the All Blacks in Perth this weekend, but Ben Smith has a mes…
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06 Aug, 1:27
All Blacks can't counter-attack if Wallabies don't make mistakes
The Wallabies are focused on cleaning up a dreadful error rate before facing the All Blacks, keenly aware any repeat in Perth on S…
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06 Aug, 1:06
'The reality drops that this is your last shot at the Bledisloe'
Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu is vowing to leave nothing in the tank as he bids to hold the Bledisloe Cup aloft in his last-ever s…
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06 Aug, 0:59
Former Wallabies captain Phil Waugh predicts Australian clean sweep of Bledisloe Cup
Upset the All Blacks in the first-ever Bledisloe Cup match in Perth, and then win at Eden Park for the first time since 1986 - tha…
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06 Aug, 0:50
All Blacks fullback expects Kurtley Beale to provide Wallabies' X-factor
Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has got the same X-factor as Israel Folau and will pose a similar threat in Saturday night's Bledislo…
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05 Aug, 16:57
All Blacks to pay tribute to fallen legend
New Zealand hooker Dane Coles says it's important to honour the late Sir Brian Lochore as part of the build-up to Saturday night's…
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05 Aug, 16:54
'We will be making some brave calls' - Springboks to experiment
The two Tests against Argentina, starting with Saturday’s challenging encounter in Salta, will provide the Springboks with more …
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05 Aug, 13:11
World Cup berth on the line as Adam Coleman prepares for Bledisloe Cup comeback
Wallabies lock Adam Coleman is champing at the bit to make his return against the All Blacks on Saturday night but feels he has a …
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05 Aug, 1:17
Dane Haylett-Petty reveals how Wallabies knew of All Blacks' secret World Cup plan ahead of must-win Bledisloe clash
Dane Haylett-Petty says the Wallabies would love to end Australia's 17-year Bledisloe Cup drought this month, but building momentu…
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05 Aug, 0:48
Pocock to 'kill it' warns teammate
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper predicts David Pocock will "kill it" when he makes his long-awaited playing return and he's also …
Online Editors
04 Aug, 5:43
Fifteen years' worth of successes: the Wallabies' wins over the All Blacks since they lost the Bledisloe Cup
The All Blacks have kept a tight grip on the Bledisloe Cup since they won it in 2003. The Wallabies, however, have still managed t…
Tom Vinicombe
03 Aug, 23:28
Now for the serious business
It's a simple equation for Steve Hansen's men in Perth next Saturday. Beat the Wallabies and they've retained the Bledisloe Cup fo…
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03 Aug, 21:19
Podcast: McOnie, Mils, & Salizzo - Should ABs fear Wallabies ahead of opening Bledisloe test?
James McOnie is joined in conversation by 100 test All Black Mils Muliaina and celebrated senior sportscaster Ric Salizzo to tackl…
03 Aug, 17:06
Steve Hansen pledges to name strongest team possible for Bledisloe Cup opener as All Blacks improvement demanded
Steve Hansen plans to hit hard and hit early in the All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup defence, pledging to name his strongest team to face…
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02 Aug, 20:09
Grieving Vaea Fifita traveling with All Blacks for Bledisloe Cup clash despite death of brother
All Blacks loose forward Vaea Fifita is traveling to Perth with the All Blacks for their Bledisloe Cup opener next weekend, despit…
Online Editors
02 Aug, 19:44
Wallabies name 36-man Bledisloe squad
Exciting teenaged centre Jordan Petaia has the World Cup back in sight after being named in the Wallabies' squad for their Rugby C…
Online Editors
02 Aug, 3:53
Since when did test matches not matter?
People were worried that the Nations League was going to undermine the World Cup – but that’s exactly what the World Cup has a…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Aug, 0:40
Springbok hits back at critics of Beauden Barrett's goal kicking move
Two-test Springboks utility back Curwin Bosch has supported Beauden Barrett on social media after he was spotted moving the ball f…
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01 Aug, 21:56
'Get over yourself' - NZ journalists fire back at Sonny Bill
Mark Richardson, the former Black Cap turned broadcaster, has slammed Sonny Bill Williams after the All Black took a dig at his cr…
Online Editors
01 Aug, 4:12
New Zealand's lost looseheads: from first choice to bust
Karl Tu'inukuafe made huge strides last year, going from an injury-replacement Super Rugby player to starting on the All Blacks' n…
Tom Vinicombe
01 Aug, 0:21
Tevita Kuridrani is in danger of being wasted
Rugby World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer says it's not too late for Wallabies selectors to be experimenting but the threat posed by…
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01 Aug, 0:16
SBW fires back: 'This is what I call pressure'
All Black Sonny Bill Williams took to Twitter last night attacking those who have taken aim at him - claiming he is under pressure…
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31 Jul, 23:04
All Blacks have already identified their top loose forward trio
The All Blacks know very well what their best loose forwards trio looks like, they're just not ready to let the rest of the rugby …
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31 Jul, 22:46
Exactly why giant prop Karl Tu'inukuafe was axed
Power scrummaging loosehead Tu'inukuafe was the biggest name missing after coach Steve Hansen trimmed his squad.
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31 Jul, 4:32
The Unlucky Five: Where did the five dropped All Blacks go wrong?
Today, the All Blacks' 39-man Rugby Championship squad shrunk to 34 players, and with the reduction in squad size came an increase…
Alex McLeod
31 Jul, 1:20
'I would say most goalkickers have done that at some point in their time'
The All Blacks are standing behind Beauden Barrett's ploy to roll the ball closer to the goalposts before a penalty kick, which sp…
Online Editors
31 Jul, 1:03
All Blacks squad named for Bledisloe series
The All Blacks squad for the two Bledisloe Cup Test matches in Perth and Auckland has been announced.
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30 Jul, 18:15
'The only thing that matters is the next game'
Former Wallabies captain John Eales says Australia must build on confidence gained from their scrappy win over Argentina to make a…
Online Editors
30 Jul, 17:14
Who stays and who goes?: The All Blacks who face the chopping block this week
Two tests into the 2019 international season, and Steve Hansen already has some tough selection decisions to make as the World Cup…
Alex McLeod
30 Jul, 3:13
All Blacks fans baffled by kicking strategy
Despite the draw against the Springboks at the weekend, it is unfair to judge the All Blacks combination of Richie Mo’unga and B…
Josh Raisey
29 Jul, 13:01
Analysis: How the Springboks shut down the All Blacks' attack and delivered a historical defensive performance
The Springboks aggressive defence looked much more assured this time round, which in the end delivered a historically good output.…
Ben Smith
29 Jul, 10:05
Centre and lock reinforcements flown into Springbok squad
Andre Esterhuizen and Marvin Orie are set to join the Springbok squad in Auckland, New Zealand, where the South Africans are prepa…
Online Editors
29 Jul, 7:47
All Blacks on notice as stakes rise for Bledisloe Cup clashes
Nothing will focus All Black minds more than Wednesday's squad announcement and the requirement for the 31 remaining players to fa…
Online Editors
29 Jul, 1:14
The best and worst case scenario for Retallick's recovery
A devastating shoulder injury on Saturday put big question marks over All Black Brodie Retallick's potential to play in the Rugby …
Online Editors
28 Jul, 10:26
'I thought I'd never play footy again'
Christian Lealiifano thought his days as a Wallabies were over, and that was before he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
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28 Jul, 7:36
'A guy that hasn't played very much rugby at all was obviously going to be rusty'
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen confirmed Sonny Bill Williams won't travel to Perth for the August 10 clash as he wants the vet…
Online Editors
28 Jul, 5:51
All Blacks lock stocks looking grim after Brodie Retallick injury
New Zealanders country-wide held their breath as Brodie Retallick was escorted from the field in Saturday’s match between the Al…
Tom Vinicombe
28 Jul, 0:59
Samu Kerevi hoping to continue midfield combination against All Blacks
Samu Kerevi is loving the Wallabies' new direction and has hopes his fledgling monster centres partnership with Tevita Kuridrani c…
Online Editors
27 Jul, 23:16
Brodie Retallick not the only senior All Black who'll be missing for Bledisloe fixture in Perth
Steve Hansen has confirmed that two of his most experienced players won't be in line for selection against the Wallabies in two we…
Online Editors
27 Jul, 22:12
Brodie Retallick injury not as bad as first feared
All Blacks fans can breathe a sigh of relief at the news that Brodie Retallick's injury is not quite as bad as first expected.
Online Editors
27 Jul, 20:39
'I'm not sure it's the way the game should go but it's definitely the way the game is going when you're under pressure.'
Rush defence will be grim reality in the biggest games at the Rugby World Cup, according to Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus, who p…
Online Editors
27 Jul, 19:38
David Pocock could be back very soon
David Pocock will push his case for a return in Perth's Bledisloe Cup opener as Michael Cheika flirts with the idea of further cha…
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27 Jul, 18:01
'All the other facets of the game we dominated' - Erasmus rues malfunctioning Springbok lineout
Springbok Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus, attributed the Springboks’ nail-biting 16-16 draw against the All Blacks in Wellingt…
Online Editors
27 Jul, 12:18
'I'm not a boy anymore' - James O'Connor is back
It was baby steps in James O'Connor's Brisbane Test return but the man himself was quick to point out he's not a boy anymore follo…
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27 Jul, 11:52
Wallaby player ratings vs Argentina
The Wallabies got their first win of 2019 with a scrappy 16-10 win over visitors Argentina. Neither side was convincing in a match…
27 Jul, 10:46
How the Springboks players rated in Wellington
The Springboks looked to have blown their chances by trailing at end of a first-half they dominated, but they tied the match despi…
Online Editors
27 Jul, 9:15
New Zealand player ratings versus South Africa
It wasn't an easy day at the office for the All Blacks - especially with a number of players making their first international appe…
27 Jul, 8:32
Springboks' RWC trajectory continues to rise ahead of Japan
Rassie Erasmus raised eyebrows with his Rugby Championship selection policy, but he now looks a vindicated man as the Springbok RW…
Alex Shaw
27 Jul, 7:55
Wallabies scrummage their way to Test win over Argentina
Just six points separated the teams at the finish in Brisbane but Michael Cheika's Wallabies had done just about enough to deserve…
Online Editors
27 Jul, 7:48
Brodie Retallick on his 'way to hospital' with confirmed dislocated shoulder
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that Brodie Retallick has dislocated his shoulder.
Online Editors
27 Jul, 6:12
Springboks issue World Cup warning by snatching late draw versus All Blacks
The Rugby Championship encounter in Wellington was a hugely absorbing contest that produced a devilish twist at the finish as Sout…
Online Editors
27 Jul, 5:58
Recap: Wallabies v Los Pumas LIVE | Rugby Championship
Follow all the action from the second round of The Rugby Championship live on RugbyPass as Australia host Argentina at Suncorp Sta…
Online Editors
27 Jul, 5:43
Brodie Retallick a Rugby World Cup doubt after brutal ruck injury
Doubt has been cast on Brodie Retallick's Rugby World Cup participation after he appeared to suffer a nasty shoulder during New Ze…
Ian Cameron
27 Jul, 5:31
Recap: All Blacks v Springboks LIVE | Rugby Championship
Follow all the action from the second round of The Rugby Championship live on RugbyPass as New Zealand host South Africa at the We…
27 Jul, 2:30
Tonight's victor could take a massive advantage into the Rugby World Cup
The All Blacks and the Springboks could play each other up to three times in 2019, with each match increasing in importance. The w…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Jul, 21:34
A move to the blindside could be on the cards for Kieran Read - but he isn't happy about it
Ardie Savea's continued excellence has raised the prospect of an All Black loose forward combination featuring himself, Kieran Rea…
Online Editors
26 Jul, 19:07
Who needs a big game against the Springboks? The six All Blacks with most at stake
Tonight’s match between New Zealand and South Africa could be the last chance for a number of All Blacks to impress Steve Hansen…
Tom Vinicombe
26 Jul, 18:46
Mario Ledesma not a fan of the redemption story
Don't expect Mario Ledesma to resort to any "old school" cries for redemption when Argentina face the Wallabies in Brisbane on Sat…
Online Editors
26 Jul, 17:34
Wallabies have history on their side as they line up Pumas
Despite the Wallabies' woes, history makes for pretty good reading as they prepare to host Argentina in Brisbane. 
Online Editors
26 Jul, 17:31
A backfiring All Blacks gamble could pay off handsomely for Wales
Even World Rugby boss Brett Gosper has been busy spreading the message that the No1 ranking coveted by the All Blacks since 2009 i…
Josh Raisey
26 Jul, 13:44
'I'm not one for big speeches... I lead by example,' claims first-time Boks skipper
It's a big task, being asked to skipper your country for the first time, but veteran Duane Vermeulen believes he will be capable o…
Online Editors
26 Jul, 4:23
'Our biggest problem': Have All Blacks learned their lesson?
After beating the All Blacks 36-34 in Wellington last year and losing 32-30 in the return test in Pretoria, the Boks have travelle…
Online Editors
26 Jul, 0:29
Rieko Ioane has chance to shine after form 'fell a way a little bit'
All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane cut a frustrated figure in Buenos Aires last weekend, according to the coaches, because he didn't get …
Online Editors
25 Jul, 22:19
Biggest All Blacks/Springboks test match since the last World Cup?
Matches between the All Blacks and the Springboks are always momentous, but this weekend’s match in Wellington is surely the big…
Josh Raisey
25 Jul, 17:56
Fiji could jump ahead of France in World Rankings after weekend matches
Whilst all eyes will be firmly locked on the two Rugby Championship matches that will take place on Saturday night, earlier in the…
Online Editors
25 Jul, 17:16
Michael Cheika in no rush to finalise combinations
Michael Cheika is happy to keep shuffling his cards ahead of September's World Cup, admitting he would've liked to have made even …
Online Editors
25 Jul, 16:14
5,000 days - returning Wallabies' incredible stats
Michael Cheika’s Wallabies team to face Argentina this weekend is littered with players that have spent a very long time away fr…
Josh Raisey
25 Jul, 11:35
All Blacks fans delighted to see a combination they have been campaigning for
It takes a lot to please All Blacks fans, but Steve Hansen's selection to face South Africa this Saturday in Wellington has been r…
Josh Raisey
25 Jul, 6:55
Six facts ahead of the All Blacks vs Springboks Test
In one of the most highly anticipated Rugby Championship matches in years, South Africa travel to Wellington to take on the All Bl…
Online Editors
25 Jul, 5:37
Rugby Australia's and Michael Cheika's legitimacy is on the line this weekend
The Australian Rugby Public have grown tiresome of excuses and controversy. They want to be proud of their national team and how t…
Nick Turnbull
25 Jul, 4:26
'We just felt Saturday's the right time to try that particular part of the plan'
Steve Hansen believes the time is right to field gifted playmaker Beauden Barrett at fullback and won't rule out other profound po…
Online Editors
25 Jul, 0:38
All Blacks biding their time with Josh Ioane
Four years ago, Lima Sopoaga was handed his first start for the All Blacks against the Springboks at Ellis Park. There'll be no su…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Jul, 23:32
How will the Springboks handle the weight of expectations?
Coach Rassie Erasmus is curious to see how his Springboks react now that they're actually given a decent chance of beating the All…
Online Editors
24 Jul, 22:36
Wallabies solve their playmaker woes from fullback
Kurtley Beale's shift to fullback could solve more than one selection conundrum as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika continues to exp…
Online Editors
24 Jul, 22:33
James O'Connor makes return to Wallabies after six year absence
Playmaker Christian Lealiifano will make a remarkable return for the Wallabies on Saturday while James O'Connor is also set to mak…
Online Editors
24 Jul, 19:42
Five changes to Pumas side - including the return of two European powerhouses
The Pumas have restricted themselves to the fewest changes of any Rugby Championship team this weekend after narrowly falling 20-1…
Online Editors
24 Jul, 18:47
James O'Connor set for recall for Pumas match - but where will he play?
James O'Connor could return for the Wallabies on Saturday as coach Michael Cheika assesses his options just four games out from Se…
Online Editors
24 Jul, 16:35
All Blacks name heavy-duty team for Springboks Test
The All Blacks team has been named to play South Africa in the Freedom Cup Investec Rugby Championship Test at Westpac Stadium, We…
Online Editors
24 Jul, 13:06
The position that Frans Steyn should play - according to Twitter at least
After fielding what many regarded as a ‘B’ team last week against the Wallabies, Rassie Erasmus has named a much stronger XV t…
Josh Raisey
24 Jul, 12:13
'Cheika got my UK number - I never gave it to him, didn't want to'
Tatafu Polota-Nau thought he had escaped the clutches of Michael Cheika.
Online Editors
24 Jul, 3:58
Duane Vermeulen given the captain's armband as Rassie Erasmus rings the changes for All Blacks test
No 8 Duane Vermeulen will lead the Springboks against the All Blacks on Saturday, when the two rivals clash in Wellington this wee…
Online Editors
24 Jul, 1:30
Marika Koroibete ready to be unleashed on Pumas
A more refined Marika Koroibete is learning to pick his moments as he pushes his Wallabies coach Michael Cheika for a chance agai…
Online Editors
23 Jul, 22:20
All Blacks and Springboks expecting a fiery rematch
Crack forwards Brodie Retallick and Malcolm Marx have lit the fuse under an All Blacks-Springboks Test they say is more than just …
Online Editors
23 Jul, 20:37
Could Luke Jacobson be set for a shock start against the Springboks?
Just one more player will get the chance to start for the All Blacks in the 6 jersey before the squad is culled, so who's going to…
Tom Vinicombe
23 Jul, 19:16
Genia poised for final test at 'home'
When Will Genia was a young man making his first start for the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium he never imagined a day he wouldn't be…
Online Editors
23 Jul, 17:15
The unlucky All Blacks who could face the chopping block
The All Blacks named a 39-man squad for their Rugby Championship matches against Argentina and South Africa. That squad will have …
Tom Vinicombe
23 Jul, 2:06
James O'Connor has a completely different approach to the week
The biggest indicator of James O'Connor's transformation from rugby party boy to model professional in Wallabies veteran Will Geni…
Online Editors
23 Jul, 1:51
Selection for Springboks test looking likely for Sonny Bill Williams
Injury-ravaged All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams looks set to make his first international appearance of the year this wee…
Online Editors
23 Jul, 0:57
Steve Hansen reveals why he left uncapped Josh Ioane on the bench against Argentina
Josh Ioane was the only uncapped All Black in the match-day squad not to get a run against the Pumas in Buenos Aires, but head coa…
Online Editors
23 Jul, 0:03
All Blacks beware: Springboks returning to happy hunting ground in Wellington
History suggests that, of all the New Zealand cities, the Springboks perform best in the capital, whether it was at the good old A…
Campbell Burnes
22 Jul, 21:19
Fijian village watches on as Isi Naisarani makes Wallabies debut
The small Fijian village of Naqali was jumping over the weekend with family and friends of back-rower Isi Naisarani gathering to w…
Online Editors
22 Jul, 20:22
This weekend's winner won't decide outcome of RWC pool match
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has poured lukewarm water on the notion their Test against South Africa is a significant pointer to …
Online Editors
22 Jul, 18:52
'It's good to be back but I want the results now'
Halfback Nic White says a week is enough time for the Wallabies to iron out the kinks and deliver an improved Rugby Championship p…
Online Editors
22 Jul, 17:35
Siya Kolisi's stint as Springbok waterboy has generated a shower of praise on social media
Siya Kolisi won't play any part in the 2019 Rugby Championship, but the South African captain's selflessness in acting as his team…
Josh Raisey
22 Jul, 13:17
The Wallabies are terrible and it has nothing to do with Folau
Cheika spoke of being ‘happy with a lot of things’, ‘good defence’ and ‘picking apart the Springboks’ in what was near…
Ben Smith
22 Jul, 7:39
Matt Giteau has given his seal of approval to one Wallaby in the post-Folau era
Replacing the attacking threat no longer available following Isreal Folau's contract termination is a tall challenge for the Walla…
Josh Raisey
22 Jul, 7:26
'This Bok squad is the best I've seen' - Springbok veteran full of praise ahead of All Blacks clash
Rassie Erasmus' current Springboks squad just may well be the best South African side in recent memory, according to one of the si…
Online Editors
21 Jul, 23:46
On the rise and on the fall: The All Blacks whose World Cup chances have been enhanced and damaged from Pumas test
The All Blacks may have fought their way to scrappy win against the Pumas over the weekend, but how did that impact the World Cup …
Alex McLeod
21 Jul, 23:03
Argentina without Augustin Creevy for Wallabies test
Argentina will look to continue on from their spirited performance against the All Blacks in Buenos Aires over the weekend against…
Online Editors
21 Jul, 21:50
Wallabies player rating - vs South Africa
The Wallabies opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a 17-35 defeat to the Springboks.
Online Editors
21 Jul, 14:03
Fresh doubts surround Siya Kolisi's participation in the Rugby World Cup
Fresh doubt has been thrown on Siya Kolisi's Rugby World Cup participation after he was left out of the remainder of the Rugby Cha…
Online Editors
21 Jul, 10:21
Springboks confirm 36-man NZ tour squad
The Springboks confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Castle Lager Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and A…
Online Editors
21 Jul, 5:40
Springbok player ratings - vs Wallabies
Debutant scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored two tries as South Africa beat Australia 35-17, in Johannesburg, the opening match of …
Online Editors
21 Jul, 3:35
'I'm not sure if big contact is a penalty these days but that's the wrong decision' - Michael Cheika blasts Taniela Tupou sin binning
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has slammed a decision to yellow card prop Taniela Tupou for a late, no-arms tackle; with the Sprin…
Online Editors
21 Jul, 0:25
'Today is like winning the Lotto' - Steve Hansen highlights positives in rusty All Blacks win over Argentina
It wasn't pretty, but the All Blacks got the win against Argentina in Buenos Aires. Now, it's time to move ahead.
Online Editors
20 Jul, 23:42
Josh Ioane denied test debut after being kept on bench in tense All Blacks victory
Young first-five Josh Ioane was denied his dream of running out for the All Blacks for the first time against Argentina in Buenos …
Online Editors
20 Jul, 22:02
Pumas v All Blacks player ratings: Who shone and who flopped in tight New Zealand win?
Argentina have come within four points of securing a famous maiden win over New Zealand in their opening Rugby Championship clash …
Alex McLeod
20 Jul, 17:27
All Blacks survive late scare to escape from Buenos Aires with narrow win
Steve Hansen's All Blacks were held scoreless in the second half in Buenos Aires, but an intercept try just before the break was e…
Online Editors
20 Jul, 16:36
'We're under no illusions that this was far from a world-class performance'
South Africa chalked up a comfortable bonus point win over Australia in their Rugby Championship opener in Johannesburg, but coach…
Online Editors
20 Jul, 15:45
'Disgraceful' - Phil Kearns launches tirade against referee over Tupou decision
Outspoken Australian pundit Phil Kearns has branded the decision to yellow card Taniela Tuou as 'disgraceful'.
Online Editors
20 Jul, 15:08
Rookie Herschel Jantjies the difference as Springboks get the jump on the Wallabies
There were concerns Rassie Erasmus picked a South African B team versus the Wallabies due to having one eye on next weekend's All …
Online Editors
20 Jul, 13:42
Folau chooses New Zealand netball over Wallabies Test
Wallabies exile Israel Folau chose New Zealand's Netball World Cup semi-final clash with England in Liverpool over watching his fo…
Online Editors
20 Jul, 12:08
Recap: Springboks v Australia LIVE | Rugby Championship
Follow all the action from the opening round of The Rugby Championship live on RugbyPass as South Africa host Australia at Ellis P…
Online Editors
20 Jul, 11:08
All you need to know: How the All Blacks could lose their No 1 world ranking this weekend
Since November 16, 2009, the All Blacks have been the pinnacle of men's international rugby. However, their reign could come to an…
Online Editors
20 Jul, 1:46
The Wallabies duo tasked with taking down the Springboks
Tevita Kuridrani is hopeful of getting back to his attacking best after reuniting with his barnstorming Wallabies centre partner S…
Online Editors
19 Jul, 21:14
'There's not much difference between the guys who are here and the ones on their way to New Zealand'
Eben Etzebeth has his work cut out this Saturday leading the Springboks for the 12th time, but he insists there is no weakness in …
Online Editors
19 Jul, 9:13
'We are united as a sport in our disgust at discriminatory and racist behaviour'
An instance of racial abuse at a Springbok Test match in 2018 has resulted in the SA Rugby launching a fresh campaign aimed at sta…
Online Editors
19 Jul, 6:39
A dollar for Israel Folau's thoughts as Australia prepare to play their first Test since his sacking
Nine weeks have passed since Rugby Australia terminated Israel Folau's contract, but they now face their first Test match without …
Liam Heagney
19 Jul, 5:05
'We've heard their players say they aren't taking this game for granted and we take them on their word for that'
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika admits his team are "coming from well back" as their World Cup preparations officially ramp up with…
Online Editors
19 Jul, 0:26
Why does it always rain All Blacks test debuts when the Pumas are involved?
By the end of this weekend's match, Steve Hansen will have blooded 14 players against the Pumas during his reign as All Blacks coa…
Tom Vinicombe
19 Jul, 0:12
Johnson-Holmes pumped for whirlwind Wallabies debut
On Tuesday night Harry Johnson-Holmes was eating an $8 schnitzel in a Sydney pub. Come Saturday night, the 22-year-old will be at …
Online Editors
18 Jul, 19:41
NZ Rugby forced to cancel All Blacks tickets re-sold through illegitimate channels
New Zealand Rugby has gone to the unprecedented lengths of cancelling 700 tickets to the All Blacks v South Africa test match.
Online Editors
18 Jul, 18:41
Steve Hansen gives the rundown on the tough selections for Argentina test
Five players could for the All Blacks this weekend. Couple that with a few inexperienced players and only a handful of Crusaders a…
Online Editors
18 Jul, 18:15
Second-string Springboks team sends clear message to midfield hopefuls
Lukhanyo Am and Jesse Kriel are both vying for the Springboks 13 jersey. Kriel may get the first chance to impress this season, be…
Tom Vinicombe
18 Jul, 14:50
Lack of pace out wide the only concern for Wallabies fans
Many Australia fans believe Michael Cheika is on track for a Rugby Championship win on Saturday despite concerns over Reece Hodge …
Josh Raisey
18 Jul, 12:55
Wallabies name team for Springbok Test - Naisarani to debut
Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his side for their opening Test of 2019 against South Africa, with Isi Naisara…
Online Editors
18 Jul, 3:33
Five debutants in All Blacks side to face Argentina
The All Blacks team has been named to play Argentina in the Rugby Championship Test at Jose Amalfitani Stadium (Estadio Velez Sars…
Online Editors
18 Jul, 1:06
'There's no disrespect to Australia at all'
South Africa's fielding of a second-string team for their Rugby Championship opener against the Wallabies shouldn't be seen as a s…
Online Editors
17 Jul, 19:06
Injured Wallaby expects Brumbies teammate to get the job done against Springboks
Christian Lealiifano won’t be there to see it but he’s backing his Brumbies teammate Tom Banks to handle the Springboks at the…
Online Editors
17 Jul, 17:45
Springboks name team for Wallabies Test
Experienced lock Eben Etzebeth was on Wednesday named as Springbok captain for Saturday’s first Castle Lager Rugby Championship …
Online Editors
17 Jul, 9:28
'It's called a test match for a reason': Aaron Smith fires warning shot at Argentina ahead of Rugby Championship opener
They may have surprised the southern hemisphere to finish runners-up in this year's Super Rugby, but the Jaguares' success won't c…
Online Editors
17 Jul, 0:25
Sonny Bill Williams doubtful for Argentina test
Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury in time to play for New Zealand against Argentina, All Blacks a…
Online Editors
16 Jul, 19:07
'Having those 11 months off gave me time to strip back and work on my body and my skills'
The hooking equation for the Wallabies will be under plenty of scrutiny from coach Michael Cheika. He has three promising players …
Online Editors
16 Jul, 16:37
Why this weekend is the best chance Argentina will have at beating the All Blacks
Do not be surprised to see the Pumas pounce against the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship opener in Buenos Aires in a few day…
Alex McLeod
16 Jul, 1:24
Rugby World Cup Depth Chart - Australia
There were a few notable omissions from Australia's first squad naming of 2019, but there's still plenty of talent at Michael Chei…
15 Jul, 23:23
'If they can steal a phone off one of the biggest guys in our team you can steal off anyone'
The Wallabies are banding together as Taniela Tupou continues his recovery from a brazen robbery during their preparations for Sat…
Online Editors
15 Jul, 19:53
World Rugby confirm ban on 'axial loading' and what sanctions perpetrators can expect
World Rugby has announced details of a minor amendment to the scrum law, reducing the ‘axial’ or rotational load on front row …
Online Editors
15 Jul, 14:39
Aphiwe Dyantyi blow for Springboks
The Springboks have lost one of their speedsters to injury - Aphiwe Dyantyi.
Online Editors
15 Jul, 8:16
All Blacks stand on cusp of two numerical milestones
The All Blacks are on verge of two numerical milestones coming into their opening Rugby Championship match with Argentina.
Online Editors
15 Jul, 4:58
Wallaby's arm cut in robbery in South Africa
Wallaby prop Taniela Tupou suffered wounds to his arm following a robbery outside the team in Johannesburg last night.
Online Editors
14 Jul, 5:40
Rugby World Cup Depth Chart - New Zealand
Despite the ever-present temptation of overseas cash, there’s still unquestionable depth within New Zealand right now.
13 Jul, 21:22
Waratahs to convert 6'3, 112kg NRL star Moeroa into a centre
Parramatta Eels second-rower Tepai Moeroa has set his sights on winning back the Bledisloe Cup for Australia after he switches cod…
Online Editors
13 Jul, 12:35
Bernard Foley proves to be divisive figure right to the end
The New South Wales Waratahs confirmed today that fly-half Bernard Foley will not be returning to the team, or Super Rugby, next s…
Josh Raisey
13 Jul, 4:58
Five European-based players, two potential debutants named in Argentina squad to face All Blacks
Five European-based players and an uncapped duo have been named in Mario Ledsema's 30-man Argentina squad to face the All Blacks i…
Online Editors
13 Jul, 0:32
The Short Ball - s04e21 - Matt Todd had a blinder in the Super Rugby Final
This week: Scotty and Ali bid The Short Ball a sad farewell with one last look at the week that was in NZ rugby. Following a full …
10 Jul, 23:00
Braydon Ennor could make All Blacks debut against Argentina
The All Blacks will depart for Argentina on Friday, leaving behind a number of Crusaders players to continue their recovery from l…
Online Editors
10 Jul, 20:47
Where James O'Connor can fit back into the Wallabies
With injury seemingly the only thing that could prevent him from attending this year's World Cup in Japan, the question now is whe…
Online Editors
09 Jul, 0:21
World Rugby ban potentially catastrophic practice of 'axial loading' at scrums
In London at the end of June, World Rugby held a two-day conference at the end of which they issued an immediately effective law c…
Online Editors
08 Jul, 8:10
'Every time I've been a part of a side with him, he adds something so much on and off the field'
After doing the hard yards in Australia, the Wallabies have headed overseas excited about the rugby carrots dangling before them i…
Online Editors
07 Jul, 0:29
A number of All Blacks released for club duty before departing for Argentina
New All Blacks loose forward Luke Jacobson will turn out for Hautapu this week after missing the end of the Chiefs' Super Rugby ca…
Online Editors
05 Jul, 2:48
Steve Hansen believes Jaguares and Pumas have narrowed the gap on New Zealand sides
Steve Hansen has issued not just the Crusaders, but his own All Blacks, with a warning about the ominously strong state of Argenti…
Online Editors
04 Jul, 22:51
SBW injured, throwing World Cup chances in doubt
Oft-injured All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has reportedly pulled up with a tight hamstring at All Blacks training, cast…
Online Editors
04 Jul, 22:09
Liam Squire set to return to Mitre 10 Cup as All Blacks prepare for Rugby Championship
All Blacks loose forward Liam Squire won't be in test match action over the coming weeks, but he will be playing for Tasman in the…
Online Editors
04 Jul, 21:08
Quade Cooper's omission from the Wallabies squad sparks heated fly-half debate
Michael Cheika has chosen just two fly-halves for Australia's Rugby Championship squad, but fans feel the excluded Quade Cooper sh…
Josh Raisey
04 Jul, 7:23
Absent Pocock could be just one of a number of injured Wallabies to return for the latter stages of the Rugby Championship
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has backed injured flanker David Pocock to play a part in the Rugby Championship and prove his read…
Online Editors
04 Jul, 2:28
Quade Cooper one of three big omissions from Wallabies Rugby Championship squad
Quade Cooper has failed in his bid to return to the Wallabies, with Michael Cheika handing a recall to five-eighth Christian Leali…
Online Editors
03 Jul, 22:15
Nathan Harris' fall from grace is as stunning as Brad Weber's rise from the ashes: how the All Blacks squad has changed in the last eight months
2019 marks the second year in a row that the All Blacks have opted for a supersized squad. How have the fortunes changed for the p…
Tom Vinicombe
02 Jul, 22:34
Uncertainty lingers as All Blacks still no closer to finding their starting No 6
There are no less than nine players selected who can suit up at loose forward in this All Blacks squad, yet we are no clearer to d…
Campbell Burnes
02 Jul, 22:12
Wallabies centurion backs James O'Connor: 'It would be a waste if he didn't get another opportunity'
A Wallabies centurion and ex-teammate of James O'Connor says it will be "a waste" if Australian rugby's former golden boy doesn't …
Online Editors
02 Jul, 21:44
Who makes and breaks the first Wallabies squad of the year?
Two of RugbyPass' Australian-based writers, Nick Turnbull and Ned Stevens, run through who they believe will make the cut for the …
02 Jul, 18:56
Four new caps named in All Blacks 39-man squad for Rugby Championship
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has named four new caps in his 39-man Rugby Championship squad.
Online Editors
02 Jul, 3:19
James O'Connor's World Cup hopes alive after signing long-term Super Rugby deal
James O'Connor is poised to make his long-awaited return to the Wallabies as it has been confirmed that he has signed a long-term …
Online Editors
01 Jul, 21:58
All Blacks duo ruled out for Super Rugby final and bulk of Rugby Championship
A pair of All Blacks and Crusaders teammates have been ruled out for lengthy periods due to injury, just hours before the first Al…
Online Editors
01 Jul, 19:10
Handre Pollard among the 13 additions to South Africa's training squad
Following what Rassie Erasmus has described as a good first week's training, 13 more players have been added to the Springboks squ…
Online Editors
28 Jun, 8:55
Some All Blacks selections will go down to the wire - but the World Cup squad is looking as strong as ever
The first All Blacks squad of 2019 will be announced early next month. In almost every position there's some contention over who w…
Tom Vinicombe
25 Jun, 2:43
'A no brainer' - decision to leave Serfontein out of Springboks squad questioned
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has taken his first step towards building a squad for the World Cup later this year by nami…
Josh Raisey
24 Jun, 7:46
Erasmus names 26-strong squad to begin South Africa's Rugby Championship preparations
With four weeks remaining before South Africa's opening Rugby Championship fixture, Rassie Erasmus has called 26 players to Pretor…
Online Editors
23 Jun, 13:40
Two nations could join Rugby Championship in wake of Nations Championship failure
The Rugby Championship could be expanded to accomodate a pair of tier two nations after World Rugby scrapped plans to introduce a …
Online Editors
20 Jun, 22:13
Analysis: Six blunders that may cost Quade Cooper a spot in the Wallabies
In the early stages of Super Rugby, a recall to the Wallabies squad was beckoning for maverick playmaker Quade Cooper. Things have…
Tom Vinicombe
18 Jun, 21:49
Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu fell asleep while drunk driving
Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu was drunk and asleep at the wheel as witnesses dived into his car to stop it rolling through a Sydney i…
Online Editors
14 Jun, 2:50
Tevita Kuridrani commits to Australian Rugby for one more year
Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani has agreed an extension to his Brumbies contract that will keep him with the Australian Conferen…
Online Editors
13 Jun, 18:31
Australia finally set to name new attack coach - fewer than 100 days out from the World Cup
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is set to unveil his mystery World Cup attack coach with less than 100 days until the Japan rugby t…
Online Editors
13 Jun, 2:29
How is your team preparing for the Rugby World Cup?
2019's Rugby World Cup will kick off in 100 days. What fixtures does your team have between now and the launch in Japan?
Tom Vinicombe
12 Jun, 2:52
Springboks assembling a ferocious squad
Although 2018 was a poor year for the Springboks, there’s will be enough depth in the 2019 squad to seriously challenge for the …
Tom Vinicombe
28 May, 1:26
Pocock's place at World Cup no sure-thing
Wallabies star David Pocock says he'll do everything in his power to play at the World Cup but cannot guarantee he'll overcome a "…
Online Editors
28 May, 0:45
How would the Wallabies loose forwards stack up without David Pocock?
It’s now been over two and a half months since David Pocock has taken the field for the Brumbies. If the Wallabies are faced wit…
Tom Vinicombe
26 May, 20:27
Wallabies dream recall within reach for recovered Lealiifano
Brumbies captain Christian Lealiifano is surprised and delighted to be a step closer to a dream Wallabies recall, less than three …
Online Editors
23 May, 18:53
The Wallabies' biggest weakness ahead of the international season
When Michael Cheika named his squad to travel to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, he had two experienced, proven performers to…
Tom Vinicombe
23 May, 1:26
No division in Wallabies camp ahead of World Cup
Kurtley Beale has dismissed talk of division within the Wallabies playing ranks, insisting the entire squad of Rugby World Cup hop…
Online Editors
21 May, 22:20
Jaguares' continued improvement raises questions over the future of Argentina and Super Rugby
OPINION: Last night’s victory over the Hurricanes marked the third time that the Jaguares have triumphed over a New Zealand team…
Tom Vinicombe
17 May, 22:56
Stat Attack: Frizell and Jacobson make their cases for World Cup selection
ANALYSIS: With only four rounds left in the regular season of Super Rugby, New Zealand's potential blindside options are running o…
Tom Vinicombe
16 May, 22:21
All Blacks Watch - How are New Zealand's hookers faring in Super Rugby?
We're now past the half-way point in Super Rugby and the All Blacks selectors will be slowly inking in their initial squad for the…
Tom Vinicombe
24 Apr, 23:07
'It's obviously a distraction' - Phipps speaks out on the Folau saga
Israel Folau's Wallabies and Waratahs teammate Nick Phipps has admitted that the furore surrounding Folau has been off-putting for…
Online Editors
15 Apr, 23:27
Battle for the All Blacks midfield reaches boiling point
OPINION: In 2018, the battle for starting midfield spots for the All Blacks was effectively considered a three-horse race between …
Tom Vinicombe
14 Apr, 0:55
'Maybe I need a chest protector... it was a big old slap (from Sinckler) and it wasn't necessary at all'
Harlequins' Kyle Sinckler saw yellow for his unnecessary attack on Faf de Klerk last Friday, but the Sale scrum-half knows it won'…
Chris Jones
10 Apr, 14:29
SANZAAR nations working on other options if World League fails to eventuate
SANZAAR's partner nations are working on other options if the mooted world league doesn’t go ahead, with a more meaningful Rugby…
Online Editors
08 Apr, 15:57
'Blue Card' to be rolled out in South Africa at all levels of the game
The Blue Card – which signals players who need to be removed from the field due to a concussion or suspected concussion – will…
Online Editors
08 Apr, 4:21
Nations Championship deadline extended as unions weigh up options
World Rugby has told unions that time to consider the Nations Championship, the most radical revamp of international rugby since t…
Online Editors
04 Apr, 21:21
World Rugby wants relegation in Six Nations and Rugby Championship
The Six Nations and Rugby Championship could introduce promotion and relegation as part of planned changes to the international ga…
Jack Davies
06 Mar, 20:40
New selector's comments on Quade Cooper should scare all Wallabies fans
As vague as the statement is, there isn’t much at face value Cooper can take away from that and hopefully conversations behind c…
Ben Smith
20 Feb, 23:43
The dangerous clearout method Pocock and other poachers need to be protected from
David Pocock needs to be protected from illegal neck rolls that have already forced him to miss key games for the Wallabies and is…
Chris Jones
06 Feb, 3:48
'It could have been a lot worse' - Sam Cane opens up about neck injury
As his recovery from a serious neck injury continues, All Blacks flanker Sam Cane has opened up in an intimate interview with The …
Online Editors
31 Jan, 19:01
Podcast: The Short Ball - s03e45 - Scotty, Mils, and old mate Ali Williams
On this last episode of The Short Ball for 2018 our boy Scotty is back in the studio with Mils and special guest Ali Williams. The…
29 Nov, 14:00
A lasting legacy Raelene Castle could leave for Rugby in Australia
Rugby Australia’s new leader has to plot a path ahead with the game almost needing a complete revival. Her actions today could s…
Ben Smith
01 Nov, 2:38
Australian Rugby’s 10-year search for a Wallaby flyhalf – a systemic failure to identify and develop an international 10
After a decade of failing to identify and develop a Wallaby flyhalf, it might just be time for everyone in Australian Rugby from t…
Ben Smith
28 Oct, 23:39
Analysis: How the All Blacks set-piece switch baffled the Wallabies
One play worked whilst one play didn’t, but both offered an intriguing insight into the weak spot of the defence and how big-pla…
Ben Smith
28 Oct, 1:20
All Black's return delayed after injury
Luke Romano's return to the black jersey will have to wait.
Online Editors
27 Oct, 22:18
Watch: Beauden Barrett's ridiculous tunnel ball sets up Ioane try
To round out the resounding 37-20 win, Barrett set up finisher Rieko Ioane with this between-the-legs tunnel ball, showing shades …
27 Oct, 21:30
Kearns: Refs give the All Blacks 'a free ride'
A frustrated Phil Kearns has let rip after referee Romain Poite sent Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu from the field in Saturday's third…
Online Editors
27 Oct, 19:57
Reports: All Blacks star heading to France
Reports out of France claim that All Blacks star Ben Smith is France-bound after the Rugby World Cup.
Online Editors
27 Oct, 18:15
All Blacks Player Ratings vs. Wallabies
The All Blacks have beaten the Wallabies 37-20 in Yokohama in the third and final Bledisloe test match. Here’s how they fare…
Ben Smith
27 Oct, 17:57
Match Highlights - Ruthless All Blacks complete Bledisloe Cup whitewash
Beauden Barrett scored his sixth try in three Tests against Australia this year as the All Blacks completed a Bledisloe Cup clean …
Peter Thompson
27 Oct, 5:59
Steve Hansen in under-fire Michael Cheika's corner
Has Michael Cheika found an unlikely ally in All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, or is the latter simply playing mind games.
Online Editors
25 Oct, 21:00
Israel Folau says he 'enjoyed' dealing with anti-gay backlash in roller-coaster year
Wallabies fullback Israel Folau, who is expected to announce a long-term commitment to Rugby Australia soon, has said he "enjoyed"…
Online Editors
24 Oct, 15:14
Wallabies superstar Israel Folau puts pen to paper on new RA deal - reports
Israel Folau has committed to Rugby Australia for next year's World Cup and beyond, according to reports.
Online Editors
23 Oct, 16:39
'I grew up with nothing' - Tongan Thor opens up after winning big at RA Awards
Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou has delivered an emotional tribute to his family after scooping two major awards at Friday's Rugby Au…
Online Editors
21 Oct, 21:56
EXCLUSIVE - 'Kiwis Abroad' documentary follows reporter Sam Smith as he tracks down Kiwi talent across Europe
Join RugbyPass employee of the month runner-up Sam Smith as he embarks on an epic journey across Europe to track down some of the …
Peteso Cannon
21 Oct, 2:47
Wallabies coaches given clarity on future
After a disappointing year, the Wallabies coaching staff have been given some clarity in regards to their future with the team.
Online Editors
19 Oct, 19:52
Late Tackle: Signing off with captain Kolisi
EXCLUSIVE: Springbok captain Siya Kolisi took some of his free time to speak about the Springbok revival and his softer side that …
17 Oct, 20:40
All Blacks ageless wonder Ben Smith is defying history with vintage year
At 32-years-old Smith has not only returned to the All Blacks, but he has also been arguably their best player with age-defying pe…
Ben Smith
16 Oct, 2:58
Lukhan Tui makes decision for November tour
Wallabies flanker Lukhan Tui has decided his immediate playing future with the Wallabies.
Online Editors
13 Oct, 18:49
Tomane and Fardy thriving in Dublin
Leinster utility Joe Tomane has closed the door on the Wallabies in pursuit of European success.
Online Editors
13 Oct, 0:10
Beauden Barrett gives goal-kicking insight after handing tee to Mo'unga
All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett has gone into detail about his up and down efforts from the kicking tee.
Online Editors
12 Oct, 22:16
Israel Folau's playing future decided
Reports out of Australia say that Israel Folau is close to signing a new deal.
Online Editors
11 Oct, 17:25
116-Test veteran eyes Australia return, fourth World Cup
A possible return to Australia for Adam Ashley-Cooper has gained momentum with the New South Wales Waratahs confirming negotiation…
Online Editors
10 Oct, 22:08
Cheika: 'You start to fear failing'
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has admitted that his side has struggled with self-belief.
Online Editors
10 Oct, 21:31
Dan Carter weighs in on All Blacks' No. 10 debate
Legendary first-five eighth Dan Carter has given his opinion on the fiery debate around the All Blacks No. 10 jersey.
Online Editors
10 Oct, 20:54
Cane told he 'may not be standing' if it weren't for the circumference and strength of a particular part of his anatomy
Sam Cane said the "circumference and strength" of his neck was a big factor in getting him back on his feet. The loose forward …
Peter Thompson
10 Oct, 7:26
Storied All Blacks 7 jersey awaits a transformed Ardie Savea
This is a transformed Savea, coming through the fire as a rebuilt player. The visual comparison to 2016 is as clear as night and d…
Ben Smith
09 Oct, 0:11
Cheika to face Rugby Australia's Board following Wallaby performances 'that we can't hide from'
The miraculous comeback in Salta may have done little to release pressure from head coach Michael Cheika, with the 45-34 win paper…
Online Editors
08 Oct, 18:54
'Many sportsmen have had this injury...and they usually make a good recovery'
New Zealand will be without flanker Sam Cane for the rest of 2018 after it was confirmed he fractured his neck in the win over Sou…
Liam Blackburn
08 Oct, 7:22
'It's not just a game, it's personal' - an emotional Cheika tries to explain Australia's 24 point comeback
The Qantas Wallabies have completed the biggest comeback in their history to beat Argentina 45-34 at altitude in Salta last night,…
Online Editors
07 Oct, 5:29
Fired up Michael Cheika delivers halftime blow-up to inspire victory
An impassioned speech made by Michael Cheika at halftime to his clearly struggling troops may have given the Wallabies the boost t…
Online Editors
06 Oct, 23:44
Read full of praise after fightback
New Zealand trailed the Springboks 30-13 midway through the second half, but came roaring back to gain revenge.
Peter Thompson
06 Oct, 22:36
Watch: Wallabies stun Pumas in record comeback after Cheika's passionate halftime speech
The Wallabies came from behind in stunning fashion to beat Argentina in the Rugby Championship.
Dejan Kalinic
06 Oct, 21:26
How the Springboks blew a 17-point lead
The All Blacks had no right to win the match based on the first sixty minutes, but did, while the Springboks will have to learn th…
Ben Smith
06 Oct, 21:17
All Blacks Player Ratings v Springboks
The All Blacks charged back from 17 points down to pick up a massive comeback victory 32-30 in Pretoria and conclude their Rugby C…
Sam Warlow
06 Oct, 18:25
All Blacks gain revenge over Springboks with epic fightback
South Africa looked set to pull off a famous double over New Zealand, but the world champions rallied to snatch a stunning win.
Peter Thompson
06 Oct, 14:16
LIVE: Argentina v Australia - Rugby Championship
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06 Oct, 11:23
'We’re aware of what he is going to be doing' - All Blacks have a target in their sights
All Blacks captain Kieran Read is expecting the final Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Pretoria will go right down …
Online Editors
06 Oct, 10:01
James O'Connor eyes Wallaby jumper as he prepares for injury return
James O'Connor has again reiterated his desire to win back a Wallabies jumper.
Online Editors
06 Oct, 0:55
"He deadset wasn't interested" - Wallaby legend dishes scathing Folau review
Former Wallabies fullback Glen Ella has given a tough review of Israel Folau's performance against South Africa.
Online Editors
05 Oct, 19:54
The Breakdown: A statistical look at round six of the Rugby Championship
New Zealand and Australia will each look to end the Rugby Championship by bouncing back from previous defeats to South Africa and …
Ben Spratt
05 Oct, 13:46
Podcast: The Short Ball - s03e37 - Luke Brownlee's incredible 20 seasons at Buller
The Short Ball is back for another week with Mils and Scotty who talk Luke Brownlee and his Buller rugby milestone, the weekend's …
04 Oct, 22:18
Wallabies prop faces long sideline stint
Wallabies prop Tom Robertson may be out of Australia's Rugby World Cup plans after suffering knee injury in Argentina.
Online Editors
04 Oct, 21:41
Hansen: Springbok rematch no dead rubber
Despite having the Rugby Championship trophy already locked up for another year, All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen insists the re…
Online Editors
04 Oct, 20:46
Springbok star Aphiwe Dyantyi reveals Kiwi inspiration behind signature celebration
Star Springboks winger Aphiwe Dyantyi has revealed the inspiration behind his trademark try celebration.
Online Editors
04 Oct, 18:24
Beale experiment officially over as Cheika names side
Bernard Foley is back in the Australia XV as they face Argentina, who feature two changes to their team.
Ben Spratt
04 Oct, 17:23
Le Roux to make landmark Boks appearance
There are three changes to the South Africa team ahead of the clash with New Zealand, but Willie le Roux keeps his place in a land…
Ben Spratt
04 Oct, 15:49
EXCLUSIVE: Schalk Burger - Raw and Uncut
EXCLUSIVE: Springbok legend Schalk Burger took some time out to chat about all things Springboks, his career and a fun story or tw…
04 Oct, 15:16
All Blacks' team for Springboks clash named
The All Blacks welcome back captain Kieran Read for their clash with the Springboks.
Dejan Kalinic
04 Oct, 4:19
Analysis: The Wallabies have reached the peak of delusion
Cheika talks of how his team plays attacking rugby and how they throw the ball around. It’s disorganised rugby. It’s dumb rugb…
Ben Smith
03 Oct, 3:24
Parody: Beauden Barrett wins WWE Smackdown, becomes World Heavyweight Champ
The All Blacks captured their 16th Rugby Championship/Tri-Nations with a win over Argentina, but back-to-back World Rugby Player …
02 Oct, 17:28
Crotty says 'we let them back in' as All Blacks prepare to put things right
The Rugby Championship may be decided but there is arguably even more to play for this weekend, as the All Blacks gear up to aveng…
Online Editors
02 Oct, 16:14
'I thought they [All Blacks] weren't very clinical. They dropped a lot of ball, lost a lot of lineout.'
Steve Hansen was pleased with New Zealand's improvement as they secured the Rugby Championship for a third successive year.
Sacha Pisani
30 Sep, 4:34
Analysis: How the All Blacks have changed since the 2015 World Cup
In 2015 the All Blacks were still dining off turnovers, scoring long-range dazzling tries on counter-attack and showing off world-…
Ben Smith
30 Sep, 2:51
All Blacks beat Pumas to retain Rugby Championship crown
Rieko Ioane's double helped secure another Rugby Championship trophy for world champions New Zealand on Saturday.
Sacha Pisani
30 Sep, 1:25
Cheika defiant despite Wallabies woes after Springboks loss
The Wallabies have lost four of five games and eight of their past 10 Tests but boss Michael Cheika is digging in.
Sacha Pisani
29 Sep, 21:48
All Blacks Player Ratings v Argentina
The All Blacks have secured another Rugby Championship title with a 35-17 victory over Argentina in Buenos Aires. Here's how they …
Sam Warlow
29 Sep, 21:44
Springboks down Wallabies to pile more pressure on Cheika
Michael Cheika's Australia remain bottom of the Rugby Championship standings after a fourth defeat in five as South Africa triumph…
Ben Spratt
29 Sep, 13:48
Four players to look out for in South Africa vs Australia
We take a look at four players who could hold the key to winning or losing in this crucial Rugby Championship encounter.
Tom Parker
29 Sep, 9:00
LIVE: Argentina v New Zealand - Rugby Championship
The Pumas host the All Blacks in Buenos Aires for an explosive Rugby Championship rematch.
29 Sep, 7:58
Kolisi wants Springboks to make a statement against Australia
The South Africa captain has said that he wants a massive effort from his team this weekend as they take on Australia in Port Eliz…
Online Editors
29 Sep, 7:19
Australian Rugby's State of Play
Australian Rugby is as at one of the lowest points in its long history. Former Queensland prop Matt Ryan looks at how they got the…
Matt "Bubba" Ryan
28 Sep, 19:08
The Breakdown: A statistical look at round five of the Rugby Championship
Argentina will need to do something they have never done before against New Zealand, and Australia look to bounce back versus Sout…
Rob Lancaster
28 Sep, 5:18
Podcast: The Short Ball - s03e36 - How the All Blacks will shape up against Argentina
Mils and Scotty talk to Australian commentator Sean Maloney about the state of Australian Rugby, plus there's discussion on the Al…
28 Sep, 1:48
Gatland: All Blacks still on another level
Wales head coach Warren Gatland feels that the All Blacks are still "on another level" and will have refocused after their home lo…
Online Editors
27 Sep, 22:34
Hooper returns as Australia make 4 changes for Springboks
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made four changes to his starting fifteen ahead of Australia’s Test against South Africa in P…
Online Editors
27 Sep, 7:43
Springboks make 4 changes for Australia test
The Springboks have made four changes to their team for their Rugby Championship game with the Wallabies in Port Elizabeth.
Online Editors
27 Sep, 7:26
All Blacks make multiple changes for Argentina test
The All Blacks have named their team for their Rugby Championship match against Argentina, who Steve Hansen has described as a "ve…
Online Editors
27 Sep, 4:25
All Blacks star returning to New Zealand
All Blacks utility back Damian McKenzie is returning home from Argentina following family bereavement.
Online Editors
26 Sep, 18:48
Crotty gives update on Sonny Bill Williams fitness
New Zealand centre Ryan Crotty has given an update on Sonny Bill Williams' fitness ahead of the Argentina game in the Rugby Champi…
Alex Fisher
26 Sep, 9:57
The future of Argentina - Superpower or forever an Enigma?
An Argentina vs. All Blacks game now offers a far more entertaining spectacle now than a Bledisloe Cup match, but can’t yet offe…
Ben Smith
25 Sep, 22:53
Wallabies' Hodge fires warning message to Springboks
South Africa have to deal with raised expectations against Australia in the Rugby Championship this weekend, according to Reece Ho…
Alex Fisher
25 Sep, 13:10
'A little bit of an extra knot in the gut' - All Blacks desperate to get back to winning ways
The All Blacks players are determined to bounce back from their Springboks defeat, as they look to wrap up the Rugby Championship …
Alex Fisher
25 Sep, 12:15
All Blacks win has 'raised the bar now' says Faf De Klerk
The Springboks win over the All Blacks in Wellington may have given hope to everyone ahead of next year's World Cup, but halfback …
Online Editors
24 Sep, 23:26
Springboks bring in 5 new faces and include Le Roux in latest squad
The Springboks have added 5 new players to their squad for their final two Rugby Championship games against Australia and the All …
Online Editors
23 Sep, 6:36
Malakai Fekitoa confirms his All Black dream is still alive
Toulon midfielder and 24 Test All Black Malakai Fekitoa has opened up about his experience playing in France.
Online Editors
22 Sep, 1:32
Hansen: 'Our game management was next to zero'
Steve Hansen has delivered a message to his players after labelling last weekend's performance against the Springboks the worst h…
Online Editors
21 Sep, 21:45
Lukhan Tui omitted from Wallabies squad
Loose forward Lukhan Tui has officially been withdrawn from the Wallabies squad to face South Africa and Argentina in the remainin…
Online Editors
21 Sep, 20:51
Cheika hails 'grit and determination' of uncapped duo as Wallabies make changes
There could be Australia debuts for Angus Cottrell and Jake Gordon after the duo were named in the squad to face Argentina and Sou…
Harry West
21 Sep, 8:26
The Rugby Pod - Kay, Barnes & Jackson
Ben Kay joins the guys in the studio for this week's Rugby Pod and we find out the thinking was at board level behind Matt O'Conno…
Rugby Pod
21 Sep, 3:53

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