The All Blacks coaching group have spent the past few weeks in Europe attending Six Nations matches amongst other tasks. Head coach Ian Foster delivered his verdict on the form of World Cup favourites France and Ireland.
How referees and coaches are collaborating for the World Cup | The Breakdown
International referee Ben O'Keefe offered The Breakdown some insights into the discussions that are going on behind closed doors between referees and coaches ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Fans give their honest reaction to Saracens winning ANOTHER Premiership Rugby title
John Okafor speaks to rugby fans at Twickenham Stadium as Saracens played Sale in the final of the Gallagher Premiership
What Kyle Sinckler remembers of the 2019 World Cup final | Rugby Roots
Kyle Sinckler started in the No 3 jersey for the 2019 Rugby World Cup final but lasted just three minutes, suffering a concussion as a result of friendly fire with Maro Itoje.
Alex Sanderson reacts to Sale's last minute loss to Saracens in the Premiership final
John Okafor spoke to Sale Sharks head coach Alex Sanderson after his sides narrow loss to Saracens in the Champions Cup.
The Barbarians experience is second to none | Being Barbarians
Just how special is a week in the Barbarians camp? Leave it to former World Cup winner Will Greenwood to lend some perspective.
Jason Ryan analyzes the Northern Hemisphere's forwards play | The Breakdown
All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan discusses his experience at the 2023 Six Nations, revealing some of his observations of Europe's powerhouse nations.
Why Will Jordan is staying put | The Breakdown
Crusaders and All Blacks outside back Will Jordan announces and explains his new contract which will see him remain in New Zealand for another full World Cup cycle.
Schalk Brits - "Ireland Will Flop This World Cup” | RugbyPass Offload EP 79
Today we're delighted to be joined by ex-Saracens, Stormers & Barbarians hooker Schalk Brits to get his take on all the action from an enthralling weekend of rugby. Plus, with merely 100 days to go until the World Cup kicks off.
The World Cup could adopt a "bunker" | The Breakdown
the trial of various new rules in Super Rugby Pacific has been very well received by players and fans alike, referee Ben O'Keefe said the results have been noted by international coaches and may be adopted in time for the World Cup.
When Scott "Razor" Robertson met Joe Marler | Being Barbarians
Two of the rugby world's great characters came together for the Barbarians last November, Scott Robertson told the typically unorthodox story of his first chat with Joe Marler.
England's failed motivational video | Offload
James Haskell recalls a story from the England camp in the lead-up to a Test against New Zealand, where coaches had a motivational video put together but it failed to have the desired effect.
Relive Ireland's grand slam winning performnace | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you highlights from Ireland's win over England that secured them the 2023 Six Nations title.
How Kiwi teams are copying the Northern Hemisphere | The Breakdown
All Blacks and Chiefs halfback Brad Weber admits that the Northern Hemisphere's innovations are influencing the way New Zealand Super Rugby teams are playing, specifically with the resurgence of the quick tap.
Ian Foster previews a hugely competitive World Cup | The Breakdown
All Blacks coach Ian Foster discusses international rugby's competitive landscape heading into the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Willi Heinz describes Eddie Jones' coaching | The Breakdown
Former England international Willi Heinz reflects on his time in the England side and how Eddie Jones' coaching style uplifted the players.
Inside the Barbarians sheds at halftime | Being Barbarians
In their match against the All Blacks XV, the Barbarians took a 21-17 lead into the break. The mood in the changing rooms was upbeat and coach Scott Robertson had just the message to motivate his side to finish strong.
When James Haskell predicted Eddie Jones' future | Offload
Ex-England captain James Haskell appeared on the Rugbypass Offload podcast just days before Eddie Jones was named coach of Australia and predicted exactly how Rugby Australia would navigate 2023.
Antoine Dupont's bag is deep | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Bryn Hall breaks down French halfback Antoine Dupont's statistics from the France v England Six Nations match to prove just how unique and exceptional Dupont is within the international rugby landscape.
The All Blacks now follow trends rather than set them | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin says it's been too long since the All Blacks were innovators and set the benchmark for success through their own original schemes, saying the Northern Hemisphere now lead.
Grey College vs Hamilton Boys' | World Schools Festival Final
The final of The World Schools Festival sees Grey College from South Africa take on Hamilton Boys' High from New Zealand. #wsf2022
Sir John Kirwin's verdict on Borthwick | The Breakdown
All Blacks great Sir John Kirwin delivers his thoughts on Steve Borthwick's start in the England camp and outlines where things may be going wrong.
An update on the global club competition | The Breakdown
New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson delivers an update on the potential global club competition that could see the best of the world's club teams face off in annual fixtures.
Ian Foster on France and Ireland | The Breakdown
The All Blacks coaching group have spent the past few weeks in Europe attending Six Nations matches amongst other tasks. Head coach Ian Foster delivered his verdict on the form of World Cup favourites France and Ireland.
What it will take to win the World Cup | The Breakdown
All Blacks forwards coach Jason Ryan looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup and projects the areas where the tournament will be won or lost.
Eben Etzebeth | Rugby Roots
Jim Hamilton travels to the South of France to visit the home of French giants Toulon and Springbok giant, Eben Etzebeth.
Super Round highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you highlights from Super Rugby Pacific's Super Round in Melbourne.
Shaun Stevenson is picking up where he left off | The Breakdown
Projected World Cup bolter Shaun Stevenson has addressed his biggest weakness - his inconsistency - and strung together a number of world-class campaigns.
Brad Weber says the new rules make for lung busting rugby | The Breakdown
After a markedly higher tempo round one, the new Super Rugby rules have certainly proved their worth with the players working harder and spectators enjoying more ball in play.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck playing like a star | The Breakdown
Rugby League convert Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is starting to hit some fine form for the Blues thanks to som subtle adjustments to Leon Macdonald's attack.
The international coaching landscape has become volatile | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin describes how International rugby has changed in its tolerance for losing and how coaches are bearing the consequences.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck making great performances a habit | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
NRL convert Roger Tuivasa-Sheck looks to be settling into rugby union in his second season with the Blues, having impressed in all three rounds of Super Rugby so far. James Parsons and Bryn Hall discuss RTS' growth.
Who was the MVP of Super Rugby round three | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod's panel deliver their picks for the most valuable player from round three's action, naming Sam Cane and Frank Lomani as the standouts for their effort in their respective team's wins.
Which All Blacks would excel in Sevens | The Breakdown
Could Ardie Savea win a World Cup and an Olympic gold? Pundits would love to see some All Blacks have a crack at Sevens for the big tournaments.
Does Australia have enough talent for Eddie Jones' ambitions | The Breakdown
Eddie Jones has shown how he can make a team perform at the World Cup but Kiwi pundits aren't convinced he has the talent in his player pool to field an XV capable of World Cup heroics.
The Super Rugby injury list is huge | The Breakdown
The Breakdown panel take a look at the lengthy injury list that has already emerged from the opening five round of Super Rugby Pacific.
How the past 12 months have played out for Ian Foster | The Breakdown
We take a look back over th events that have unfolded over the past 12 months in the All Blacks camp and how New Zealand Rugby have reacted.
Super Rugby Pacific round three highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown delivers highlights from Super Rugby Pacific round three.
Peter Lakai showed up and showed out | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
In the absence of the colossal Ardie Savea, Peter Lakai put in a wildly impressive shift donning the Hurricanes' No 8 jersey. James Parsons discusses the 20-year-old's incredible potential.
The World Cup challenge for fringe All Blacks | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin speaks on the All Blacks' rest requirements and how it favours the current squad while making life more difficult for bolters who make the World Cup squad.
Mils Muiaina's from XV of Super Rugby Pacific round two | The Breakdown
Former All Black Mils Muliaina was in Melbourne watching all six matches of Super Round and delivered a form XV of the round for The Breakdown.
Super Rugby Pacific team of the week | The Breakdown
The Breakdown invites The Rock radio host Bryce Casey to submit round three's Super Rugby Pacific team of the week.
Bryn Hall describes the Crusaders' incredible Academy | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Crusaders Academy has been producing exceptional Super Rugby talent for many years and ensuring the depth of the six times champions is top-notch. Bryn Hall gives an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
Super Rugby Aupiki round three highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown delivers Super Rugby Aupiki round three highlights.
Patricia Maliepo is lighting up Super Rugby Aupiki | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The seemingly untouchable Patricia Maliepo has been providing X-factor plays for the Blues this Super Rugby Aupiki season. The No 12 will continue her push for further higher honours as her side face Matatu in the semi-finals.
Super Rugby Aupiki round two highlights
Highlights from round two of Super Rugby Aupiki, as the Hurricanes Poua faced off with Matatu and the Chiefs Manawa clashed with the Blues.
The rumoured All Blacks coach selection panel | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin deliveries an inside word on who is rumoured to make up the selection panel finding Ian Foster's successor.
The growth of Etene Nanai-Seturo | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Former All Black sevens star Etene Nannai-Seturo impressed in the Chiefs' win over the Highlanders, scoring a scorching try and creating opportunities out of nothing. James Parsons outlines where the X-factor winger has improved.
Super Rugby round one highlights | The Breakdown
Highlights from the opening round of Super Rugby Pacific, including the Blues' big win over the Highlanders, the Chiefs' upset over the Crusaders and the Fijian Drua's exciting win over Moana Pasifika.
Super Rugby Pacific plays of the week | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you the best highlights from round four of Super Rugby Pacific.
Super Rugby Aupiki final highlights | The Breakdown
The second Super Rugby Aupiki season wrapped up over the weekend with Matatu producing a brilliant upset over the Chiefs Manawa in the final.
Leicester Fainga'anuku wins player of round four | The Breakdown
The player of Super Rugby Pacific round four is awarded to the Crusaders' Leicester Faina'anuku after the powerhouse winger's hat-trick against the Blues.
What are the trends in SRP this year | The Breakdown
The Breakdown panel break down the season stats in this year's Super Rugby Pacific to identify what shifts are being made and how the game is evolving.
Salesi Rayasi was the form No 11 of round two | The Breakdown
Hurricanes winger Salesi Rayasi is named the form left winger of the Super Round after a dominant performance aginst the Rebels that was equal parts physical and silky smooth.
Taylah Johnson's Aupiki form XV of the year | The Breakdown
Commentator Taylah Johnson names her form XV following a dramatic finish to the Super Rugby Aupiki season.
Damian McKenzie's Super Rugby debut | The Breakdown
Relive the mercurial Damian McKenzie's Super Rugby debut in the 2015 Chiefs v Blues match. McKenzie started with future All Black Brad Weber as his halves partner and superstar Sonny Bill Williams outside him.
Relive the Super Rugby Aupiki semi-finals | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you highlights from the semi-finals of Super Rugby Aupiki.
John Kirwin's verdict on Ardie Savea | The Breakdown
Sir John Kirwin shares his view that while Ardie Savea made a mistake, his apology has set a strong example of how to own your actions and serves as a fair conclusion to the situation.
Is Dave Rennie a good fit for the Blues | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Rumours are circulating over the future of dismissed Australia coach and former Super Rugby champion Dave Rennie, the Blues are reported to have approached him while Japan may also be an option.
Round four's Super Rugby Pacific form XV (from a Crusaders fan) | The Breakdown
Newshub's Mike McRoberts is this week's guest selector for the Super Rugby Pacific form XV. The Cantabrian went for a strong Crusaders flavour in the tight five and sprinkled some "unsung heroes" into the backline.
Will Joe Moody challenge Ethan de Groot for No 1 | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
Ethan de Groot showed strong form in 2022, claiming the All Blacks No 1 jersey with dominant performances while Joe Moody was out injured. however, Moody has now returned and is pushing to reclaim his spot.
Cometh the hour, cometh the Dallas McLeod | The Breakdown
With All Blacks David Havili and Jack Goodhue out injured, third-choice Crusaders No 12 Dallas McLeod stepped up against the Blues and proved that he too has a bright future.
Foster discusses the fall out from NZR's decisions | The Breakdown
The All Blacks management staff have faced a lot of uncertainty over the past 12 months, Ian Foster spoke to The Breakdown about where things currently stand.
What it would take for McKenzie to claim the black 10 jersey | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Aotearoa Rugby Pod react to another exceptional Damian McKenzie performance and projects what would have to happen for him to surpass both Richie Mo'unga and Beauden Barrett.
Where the Blues can learn from Ireland | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
The Blues' loss to the Chiefs in round six highlighted some potential issues within the squad and their tactics, former Blues hooker James Parsons says the team could look to some northern giants for inspiration.
Grant Nisbet's form XV os SRP so far | The Breakdown
Long-time rugby commentator Grant Nisbet delivers his form 15 from the opening five rounds of Super Rugby Pacific.
Why Damian McKenzie smiles when he kicks | The Breakdown
Damian McKenzie's famous pre-kick routine has a unique quirk that has become a fan favourite moment during matches, the No 10 tells Anton Leinert-Brown why he smiles before kicking.
Super Rugby Pacific highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you the best moments from round five of Super Rugby Pacific.
Is this Wallabies squad legit | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons reacts to Eddie Jones' first Wallaby squad of 2023, speculating over the intentions of certain selections and omissions and if they can contend for the year's big trophies.
How to resolve the All Blacks coaching saga | The Breakdown
Former All Black Sir John Kirwin weighs in on New Zealand Rugby's handling of Ian Foster's future, providing his simple solution so all parties can move on and focus on their respective campaigns at hand.
Jeff Wilson predicts the All Blacks' 20224 starters | The Breakdown
Former All Black Jeff Wilson switched up the usual "team of the week" segment, instead naming an XV he predicts could start for Scott Robertson in the first Test of 2024.
Super Rugby players who would thrive in the NRL | The Breakdown
Taylah Johnson names the Kiwi Super Rugby players whose skillset and talent would transfer well into rugby league, while also calling out NRL commentators who took issue with Joseph Sua'ali'i's code switch.
Will Jordan says '15 is the dream' | The Breakdown
Upon announcing the new contract that will see him remain in Crusaders and All Black colours until the 2027 World Cup, Will Jordan sat down with Jeff Wilson to discuss his future and priorities.
Dalton Papali'i is forcing Sam Cane to play better | The Breakdown
Previewing a huge match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders, the Breakdown panel discuss the clash between the team captains, two All Black No 7s in exceptional form in 2023.
Relive the drama of Blues v Crusaders | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you the best moments from the Super Rugby Pacific 2022 final rematch between the Blues and Crusaders.
Allan Bunting's form XV of round 9 | The Breakdown
incoming Black Ferns coach Allan Bunting is this week's Super Rugby Pacific form XV selector, rewarding the top performers of the weekend's games.
Asafo Aumua or Dane Coles? | The Breakdown
With All Black veteran Dane Coles and the explosive young Asafo Aumua potentially battling it out for the third hooker spot in the All Blacks squad, The Breakdown panel take a look at Aumua's form.
The one guy the All Blacks can't afford to lose in 2024 | The Breakdown
With many of the All Blacks' most experienced leaders heading offshore following the World Cup, The Breakdown panel discuss the players whose futures are yet to be confirmed and who of them the All Blacks need the most.
Ken Laban's all time NZ schoolboy XV | The Breakdown
Ken Laban offers his Encyclopedic knowledge of schoolboy rugby in New Zealand to The Breakdown's Form XV segment, naming the ultimate XV of players he has witnessed in the schoolboy game.
How the Joe Marler incident played out on the field | Offload
Max Lahiff gives a first-person account of Joe Marler's sledging, explaining how the situation escalated from a previous ruck and how the mood shifted the moment Marler delivered his final line.
Damian McKenzie earns player of the round | The Breakdown
Chiefs playmaker Damian McKenzie was yet again the best No 10 on the park as his side hosted the Blues in Hamilton, his performance this week earning him player of the round.
Why the Chiefs are thriving in 2023 | The Breakdown
The Breakdown panel discuss the Chiefs' success in the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season, noting consistency on the roster and team identity as strong points in addition to the side's remarkable talent.
Why Billy Proctor is in All Blacks contention | The Breakdown
Hurricanes midfielder Billy Proctor has been around the Super Rugby scene for a while, but the 23-year-old is hitting some career-best form in 2023, just as multiple All Black midfielders are sidelined with injuries.
Why Mo'unga is the All Blacks' top No 10 | The Breakdown
The form of Damian McKenzie has put pressure on the All Black incumbents, but Sir John Kirwin is certain Richie Mo'unga is still the man to lead the All Blacks in the 2023 World Cup.
Previewing Crusaders v Blues | The Breakdown
Round 12 offers Kiwi fans a mouthwatering matchup between old rivals as the Blues visit the Crusaders in a rematch of the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific final. The Breakdown panel discuss where the game will be won and lost.
"The end of the Crusaders' dynasty" | The Breakdown
Jeff Wilson has a hot take after the Crusaders fell short against the Chiefs for the second time this Super Rugby Pacific season.
Ruby Tui announces her next contract | The Breakdown
Black Ferns star Ruby Tui joins The Breakdown to reveal her next move and discuss the landscape of women's rugby.
The problem with coming off the bench in rugby | Offload
Max Lahiff emphasises the importance of using your bench well by sharing his experiences as a player coming onto the field late in the game and struggling to make an impact.
The Joe Marler ban has put rugby in a tricky spot | Offload
James Haskell and the Offload crew disagree with the punishment handed to Joe Marler, saying while what he said was stupid, a ban sets a "difficult precedent" moving forward.
What Anton Lienert-Brown brings to his team | The Breakdown
The return of Chiefs midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown yet again sparks the All Black selection debate, so Sir John Kirwin broke down exactly what Super Rugby's most recent centurion brings to his teams.
The guy NZR need to be chasing | The Breakdown
Fauono Ken Laban doesn't hesitate when asked who needs to be the next player that New Zealand Rugby locks down with a contract for the next World Cup cycle.
Rememebering Bruce Robertson | The Breakdown
The Breakdown compiles a highlight reel of the late, great Bruce Robertson, celebrating the life of one of the great All Blacks and a wonderful person.
Leicester Fainga'anuku's workrate | The Breakdown
Another standout performance by Crusaders power-winger Leicester Fainga'anuku, the Breakdown panel debate the pecking order for the All Blacks no 11 jersey.
James Haskell recalls a fight with Jamie Cudmore | Offload
When asked who his biggest enemy was on the rugby field, James Haskell decided that Canada captain Jamie Cudmore was the most applicable name and shared a story to back it up.
Two minutes of Brodie Retallick dominating | Aotearoa Rugby Pod
James Parsons does a deep dive into the winning work rate of Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick, bringing up the important statistics and analyzing the big fella's game.
Being Barbarians | Trailer
RugbyPass presents a story of superstar coaches and players uniting under the famous black and white once again. Scott Robertson and Ronan O'Gara aim to guide the Barbarians to victory against an All Blacks VX at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.
Levi Aumua dominated round seven | The Breakdown
Moana Pasifika's Levi Aumua was yet again in damaging form in round seven as Apia hosted a historic matchup with the Reds.
Form XV of Super Rugby Pacific round 12 | The Breakdown
Joey Wheeler is this week's guest form XV selector, admitting that his selection of Ethan de Groot was entirely based on de Groot's form during the week's duck shooting rather than rugby performance.
When the All Blacks coaching team will be named | The Breakdown
New Zealand Rugby issue an update on their timeline for the All Blacks coaching team, saying an announcement is a matter of weeks away.
Why Emoni Narawa will be an All Black | The Breakdown
Former All Black winger Jeff Wilson has no doubt that the form of Emoni Narawa will see the Chiefs winger in a black jersey in 2023.
Referees clearly explain the new rugby laws for 2023
World Rugby referees Angus Gardner and Matthew Carley sit down to explain all the latest rugby laws for rugby players. Find all the latest laws at www.world.rugby/laws