Catch up on some of the best highlights from the weekend that was in New Zealand rugby.
Rita Ora to headline Rugby World Cup 2021 opening party
Rita Ora will perform live at Eden Park on opening night of Rugby World Cup 2021.
WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White speaks out about a new scourge on the game - water breaks, arbitrarily decided on by referees
So New Zealand have won The Rugby Championship | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Aotearoa rugby podcast is back as the boys review the All Blacks beating New Zealand to the Rugby Championship title.
Jake Polledri - Return to rugby & taking Italy to the next level | RugbyPass Offload | EP 47
The lads sit down with Jake Polledri as he makes his introduction back to rugby after nearly two years out with an injury. Jake gives all about his injury, playing for Italy, and his experience with the Gloucester Milk Challenge.
Payton Spencer, the son of Carlos, is making serious waves in New Zealand schools rugby
Rugby highlights from Hamilton Boys' High rugby star Payton Spencer, the son of Carlos Spencer. He has been one of the top performing young stars in New Zealand rugby, helping his school to become National 1st XV Champions.
Dave Rennie and captain James Slipper after the loss to the All Blacks | Wallabies post-match match press conference
Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie and captain James Slipper digest the loss to the All Blacks at Eden Park.
Ian Foster and Sam Whitelock after beating the Wallabies at Eden Park | All Blacks post-match press conference
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster and Sam Whitelock talk to the media after 40-14 win over the Wallabies.
Wellington announce themselves | Whitgift vs Wellington | The Schools Championship | Highlights
The Schools Championship highlights as we see round 2 begin with Whitgift vs Wellington . Both sides are looking for a big match after tough results in their first weekend of the season.
'Misfits' in the midfield - Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett discuss facing Australia rugby at centre
Rugby Championship Press Conference with Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett. Both players face the media as the pair line up at centre together to take on Australia in the final game of the Championship.
Ian Foster on ref officiating and Foley time-wasting as New Zealand treat Australia game like final
Rugby Championship press conferences with All Blacks head coach Ian Foster. New Zealand rugby take on Australia this weekend, if the All Blacks win they could win the competition.
Ian Foster on state of The Rugby Championship | All Blacks press
Ian Foster discusses the feeling around the All Blacks' final Rugby Championship game of the year.
Jordie Barrett's strengths and weaknesses in the midfield | All Blacks press
Ian Foster discusses Jordie Barrett's performance at 12 last week and what he brings to the position after naming him to start there this weekend.
The misfits of midfield | All Blacks Press Conference
Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett discus their new midfield partnership.
The art of time wasting - when delaying tactics go wrong | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
It takes a certain amount of skill to run the clock down subtly.
The All Blacks new midfield combo Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett | All Blacks | Press conference
All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Jordie Barrett talk to the media after being selected in the midfield to face the Wallabies at Eden Park, Auckland.
Ian Foster explains his selections for the second Bledisloe test | All Blacks | Press conference
All Blacks head coach Ian Foster talks to the media after naming his team for the second Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park, Auckland.
Schalk Brits - Springbok drug accusations and punching Owen Farrell | RugbyPass Offload | EP 46
Today we're honoured to be joined by 4 times Prem, 2 times European and 1 time World Champion in Ex Springbok Schalk Brits to take us through all the craziness which has been unfolding in the Rugby Championship and the story of his incredible career.
Should Damian Willemse start over Handre Pollard | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons, Bryn Hall and Will Genia discuss South African Damian Willemse playing at 10 and wether his skillset and form is enough for him to start over a more traditional Springbok 10 in Handre Pollard.
Will Jordan's match winning play | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Ross Karl, James Parsons and Will Genia discuss Will Jordan's decision to back himself and draw a number of Wallaby defenders to free up Jordie Barrett for the match winning try.
Typical All Blacks winning at the death | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Wallaby centurion says his heart dropped when the last minute penalty was awarded to New Zealand because of their history of winning games late.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck vs Jordie Barrett - who starts | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss the midfield opportunities for the All Blacks, with leading candidates Jordie Barrett and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck offering two different skillsets.
Previewing selection changes for the wallabies | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Will Genia discusses what changes we can expect from the Wallabies for the second Bledisloe test, for both injury and form selections.
More examples of time wasting fails | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons and Bryn Hall share stories of when teammates have tried to get their teams a breather and had it backfire.
Richie Mo'unga's confidence is peaking | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons says Richie Mo'unga is finally showing the kind of international form that we're so used to seeing from him in Super Rugby.
All Blacks kicking threats are a 'chess game' to defend | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Bryn Hall, James Parsons and Will Genia discuss the All Blacks variety of kicking threats and how they manipulate the defence.
Time wasting laws don't cater for consistency | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Ross Karl breaks down the official rule around time wasting and discusses what needs to be done to ensure the laws are clear.
Learning from Raynal's big call | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons and Will Genia discuss the controversial call from Mathieu Raynal and how players will respond in future games.
Libbie Janse Van Rensburg on playing for Springboks and her prep for Rugby World Cup | Tunnel Talk
Lucy Lomax has a sit down with Libbie Janse Van Rensburg as she goes on her transition from 7s to Rugby Union as she prepares for the Women's Rugby World Cup. #TunnelTalk
Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Full Episode | 20 Sep 2022
Wallabies rugby legend Will Genia is guest this week and gave us his take on the controversial end to Australia vs New Zealand in The Rugby Championship last Thursday.
Referee Raynal's final call not even his worst of the game - Andrew Mehrtens | The Breakdown
Andrew Mehrtens on the performance of referee Mathieu Raynal.
Will RTS get at start at Eden Park? Ian Foster on ABs selections | The Breakdown
Injury will force the All Blacks into several changes this weekend.
Is time wasting now the biggest blight on the game of rugby? | The Breakdown
The Sky Breakdown team ask the question - Is time wasting now the biggest blight on the game?
Just how hard done by were the Wallabies? | The Breakdown
Relive the extremely unexpected end to what was a magnificent Bledisloe Cup test between the Wallabies and All Blacks.
The Breakdown | Full Episode | 18 Sep 2022
Join the Sky NZ Breakdown team for a weekly wrap up all things New Zealand rugby.
New Zealand rugby pundits react to one of the craziest ends to a match ever | The Breakdown
The Breakdown rugby show is back with Mils Muliaina, Jeff Wilson and John Kirwan as they discuss the crazy end to Australia vs New Zealand in The Rugby Championship.
Springboks rugby react to 'shocking' team accusations after Argentina win
Rugby Press Conference with Jacques Nienaber after South Africa resoundingly beat Argentina in The Rugby Championship.
Bernard Foley gives his take on what exactly happened in Australia vs New Zealand
Rugby media opportunity as Bernard Foley reacts to Austalia vs New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup. He gives clarification on what happened in the final moments when a penalty was awarded to the All Blacks.
Full - Wallabies post match presser.
Dave Rennie and James Slipper face media following Australia's 39-37 loss to New Zealand in their first Bledisloe Cup test.
Were the Wallabies robbed
Dave Rennie is asked if he thinks his side would have closed out the game against the All Blacks were it not for the time wasting penalty.
Wallabies captain shares what the locker room was like after Bledisloe loss
James Slipper has shared what the mood was in the Australian locker room following their last gasp loss to the All Blacks.
Rennie shares initial reaction to the game and the time wasting penalty
Dave Rennie opened his post match press conference by discussing what Bernard Foley told him after the final whistle and went on to summarise his thoughts on the game.
Had you ever seen time wasting actually penalised before?
Both the Wallabies coach and captain say they've never witnessed time wasting be called in any game. Sam Whitelock also admitted he'd never seen it in the All Blacks post match press conference.
Bernard Foley reveals his interaction with referee prior to being penalised
Bernard Foley was asked by media Friday morning about the penalty he received for time wasting and what discussion he had with the referee prior to it.
WATCH as seasoned Springbok Francois de Klerk talks about his new role with the Bomb Squad
The wisdom Wallaby legends imparted on the current squad
As the Wallabies prepare for a Bledisloe Cup clash, they were visited by members of the last Australian team to take home the famous trophy 19 years ago. Coach Dave Rennie reveals what was said.
Francois de Klerk talks about chasing bonus points in Buenos Aires
Springbok scrumhalf Francois de Klerk talks about 'parking' the box kick
Sedbergh rugby are the team to beat | Sedbergh vs Whitgift | The Schools Championship
The Schools Championship rugby highlights as Sedbergh school took on Whitfgift school in the first official match of the new competition, The Schools Championship.
Who his Delon Armitage's worst enemy in rugby? | RugbyPass Offload
Former England International explains who is arch rival/enemy in rugby was during his playing career.
Ellis Genge scored two tries on his return to Bristol | RugbyPass Offload
Max Lahiff reflects on teammate Ellis Genge's performance against Bath in the opening game of the Gallagher Premiership.
Delon Armitage recalls his house burning down during London Irish training | RugbyPass Offload
Delon Armitage's house burned down during training but that wasn't enough for Brendan venter to let him leave training.
A fairytale FPC final for Kendra Cocksedge and Canterbury | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod panel discuss the recent Farah Palmer Cup Final, Kendra Cocksedge's legacy and how her form is improving despite the announcement of her retirement following this years World Cup.
How the Bledisloe teams will adjust for their clash | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Bledisloe 1 takes place Thursday night in Melbourne and every team has it all to play for. Bryn Hall breaks down what the All Blacks and Wallabies will be focusing on for the big test.
The evolution of the hooker | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Ex All Black hooker James Parsons analyses Samisoni Taukei'aho's role in the All Blacks and shares his observations around how No 2's are being used in the modern game.
"We'll see the very best" of Bledisloe teams this week | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons expects both New Zealand and Australia to be at the top of their game when the two meet for the first Bledisloe test on Thursday.
Who are favourites to win the NPC | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Ex North Harbour and Maori All Black Bryn Hall reveals his favourite to take him the NPC trophy as well as their biggest threat.
Why Pumas could struggle against Springboks | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons shares his thoughts on why the Pumas game plan they employed against the All Blacks won't have the same effect against South Africa.
Young players to watch in the NPC | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Both James Parsons and Bryn Hall pick a player from the recent round of NPC action who they're watching as a potential future star.
Clifton College vs Millfield | The Schools Championship | Rugby Highlights
Rugby highlights from the hotly anticipated Schools Championship began this weekend in Sedbergh. Millfield and Clifton took each other on before the first game of TSC took place between Sedbergh and Whitgift.
Delon Armitage - A Mercedes from Martin Johnson & Car Park brawling | RugbyPass Offload | EP 45
Former England, London Irish and Toulon player Delon Armitage joins the podcast to chat through his career that included three European Cups in France where he played alongside a team of Galacticos.
Foley on young Wallabies: "they're fearless"
Bernard Foley is enjoying being back in the Wallabies camp and has a lot of praise for the young players coming into the environment.
Bernard Foley on being named to start for the Wallabies
Australian veteran Bernard Foley has been named at No 10 for Thursday's Bledisloe Cup clash in Melbourne. He discussed what his selection means with media on Tuesday afternoon.
Marika Koroibete on the All Blacks vulnerability
In form Australian winger Marika Koroibete responds to the media's question around the All Blacks recent form and if the Kiwi team are vulnerable in any way.
Deon Davids on distractions within the Springboks camp
South African Assistant coach Deon Davids was asked how the Elton Jantjies situation had effected the Springbok camp and if it had provided difficulty in focusing on preparing for their Pumas test
Springboks getting tested on their depth at No 10
Springbok Assistant Coach Deon Davids discusses his team's player availability concerns, especially at first five, following Handrè Pollard's injury and the Elton Jantjies scandal.
How the Wallabies are remedying inconsistencies
Dan McKellar, like all coaches in the Rugby Championship, has seen some inconsistencies in form from his side this season, he spoke about efforts to resolve that during Mondays media session.
Dan McKellar on how unique preparing for a Bledisloe test is
Dan McKellar was asked by media "what makes preparing for the Bledisloe such a unique challenge?"
The Breakdown | Full Episode | 12 Sep 2022
Join the Sky NZ Breakdown team to wrap up another massive week of rugby in Aotearoa.
Sir John Kirwin detests youth academies and their influence | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin shared his thoughts on what needs to change for New Zealand Rugby to better accomodate young players and maintain their interest in the sport.
What is behind the Black Ferns' sevens success? | The Breakdown
Tyla Nathan-Wong gives some insight into the Black Ferns sevens environment and what makes it such a winning culture.
Weekend Highlights | The Breakdown
Catch up on some of the best highlights from the weekend that was in New Zealand rugby.
Pundits select the All Blacks loose forwards for Bledisloe 1 | The Breakdown
With both Ardie Savea and Shannon Frizell out for game one of the Bledisloe, debate ensues on The Breakdown over who should start in their place.
Retshegofaditswe Nche speaks about the Springboks'slow poison plan for Los Pumas
We are back with Butch James - Thoughts on Nic White, Worcester's Woes | RugbyPass Offload | EP 44
The lads are all back for another series of the offload and we're joined by rugby royalty in World Cup winning Springbok Butch James.
Is Bakkies Botha the scariest player Butch James has played with? | RugbyPass Offload
Springbok World Cup winner Butch James reflects on his playing days alongside enforcer Bakkies Botha.
On Eben Etzebeth's fight with Allan Alaalatoa | RugbyPass Offload
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth's handbags with Australian prop Allan Alaatoa are discussed on Offload.
France 2023 | One year to go | Rugby World Cup on RugbyPass
RugbyPass will be on the ground once again during next year's Rugby World Cup in France.
How will the Wallabies attack the All Blacks | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons analyses the Wallabies attacking strengths and previews how they should use them against the All Blacks in this Bledisloe Cup series.
"He's a freak" Kiwi pundits talk Canan Moodie's debut | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
19 year old Springbok winger Canan Moodie definitely left his mark on the game against the wallabies, Bryn Hall expressed his excitement about the young flier and his potential.
Reacting to the All Blacks' Bledisloe squad | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Bryn Hall and James parsons give their initial thoughts on the 32 man squad the All Blacks named for the Bledisloe series.
Argentina had more ball but less opportunity | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons breaks down the territory and possession stats from the second Argentina vs All Blacks test and details how the All Blacks controlled the game.
How the All Blacks midfield complimented each other vs Argentina | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons had a lot of praise for both of the All Blacks midfielders after their second test against Argentina.
What makes Eben Etzebeth the way he is? - Mapimpi bust up reaction | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Aoteraoa Rugby Pod is back to review the latest goings on in The Rugby Championship.
"Accuracy to perfection" Discussing the All Blacks tactical kicking game | The Breakdown
Ex-All Blacks discuss how the variety of kicking game used by the All Blacks manipulated the Argentinian defence and didn't allow them to find a rhythm.
Jason Ryan sheds light on the All Blacks improvement | The Breakdown
All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan joined the Breakdown this week and was asked what went into the massive turnaround that led to the All Blacks big win.
Justin Marshall analyses the All Blacks attack | The Breakdown
Ex-All Black Justin Marshall joined The Breakdown this week and shared his observations on the All Blacks attack and how they executed their running lines against Argentina.
Has New Zealand rugby turned a corner after beating Argentina? | The Breakdown
The Breakdown rugby show is back with Kirstie Stanway, Mils Muliaina, Jeff Wilson and John Kirwan as they give their reaction to New Zealand rugby beating Argentina in The Rugby Championship.
Has Sam Cane silenced his critics with latest performance? | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwan believes All Blacks captain Sam Cane has silenced his critics with latest performance against Argentina.
Relive the action from Hamilton as the All Blacks pounce to the top of table | The Breakdown
The Breakdown team pack together some of the top highlights from the All Blacks vs Los Pumas in Hamilton.
The Breakdown | Full Episode | 4 September 2022
Join the Sky Breakdown team as they run through another eventful week of rugby in New Zealand.
"This one has to hurt" - Wallabies skipper
James Slipper describes the mood in the Wallabies locker room and his immediate reaction to his sides loss to the Springboks.
Rieko Ioane making his mark at centre
Ian Foster compliments Rieko Ioane's performance, his growth at 13 and the aspects of his game that have improved allowing him the confidence in his new position.
Ian Foster on Samisoni Taukei'aho
Ian Foster talks about his in form hooker Samisoni Taukei'aho after another stellar performance from the young All Black.
Wallabies Press Conference | Australia vs South Africa | The Rugby Championship
All Blacks winning tactics - a blueprint or specific to Pumas?
Ian Foster is asked if the changes in tactical kicking game that were made for game two against the Pumas were a "blueprint" or more specific to the Argentinian Defence.
Los Pumas Press Conference | New Zealand vs Argentina | The Rugby Championship
Michael Cheika on All Blacks' revenge in Hamilton.
All Blacks Press Conference | New Zealand vs Argentina | The Rugby Championship
Full New Zealand press conference following the All Blacks thrashing of Argentina, 53-3.
Michael Cheika Summarises the Pumas big loss
Argentina's coach Michael Cheika begins his post match press conference by summarising the key areas his side lost, compared to last weeks historic win.
Springboks Press Conference | Australia vs South Africa | The Rugby Championship
Jacques Nienaber and Siya Kolisi after their impressive win over Australia in The Rugby Championship and their reaction to the wild scenes of Eben Etzebeth vs Allan Ala'alatoa.
Canan Moodie's capping ceremony
Young gun Canan Moodie recites the Springbok pledge at his capping ceremony.