Taylah Johnson's Aupiki form XV of the year | The Breakdown
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Super Rugby Pacific round three highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown delivers highlights from Super Rugby Pacific round three.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Super Rugby Pacific plays of the week | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you the best highlights from round four of Super Rugby Pacific.
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.
Super Rugby Aupiki round three highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown delivers Super Rugby Aupiki round three highlights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Borthwick on Courtney Lawes' immense presence | Six Nations 2023
Incoming England coach Steve Borthwick shares a story of Courtney Lawes' long-awaited return to rugby and the moment the hard-hitting forward stepped back onto the pitch.
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.
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.
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 Finn Russell scouted and disrupted the English defence | Offload
Scotland's X-factor flyhalf Finn Russell admits he had a hard time scouting the English backline as uncertainty reigned over who would be healthy for their Six Nations matchup.
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.
Johnny Sexton voices his disapproval over the RFU's tackle laws | Six Nations 2023
Ireland star pivot Johnny Sexton shares some constructive criticism on why he believes the RFU's new tackle laws are unfit for purpose.
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.
Relive the Super Rugby Aupiki semi-finals | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you highlights from the semi-finals of Super Rugby Aupiki.
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.
Super Rugby Pacific highlights | The Breakdown
The Breakdown brings you the best moments from round five of Super Rugby Pacific.
Was Marcus Smith even playing at 10 for England | Offload
Ex-Scotland forward Ryan Wilson analyses England's attack and points out how Steve Borthwick employed Owen Farrell at flyhalf for more conventional attacking play and then Marcus Smith came into 10 when the game opened up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Max Lahiff on the 'fighter's heart' nature of rugby | Offload
Bristol Bears prop Max Lahiff speaks on his teams' struggles this season, emphasising the psychological challenges of rugby and pinpointing where the Bears' "redemption will lie".
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.
Has tackle school thrown Owen Farrell off his game | Offload
Ryan Wilson didn't see the usual, confident, efficient Owen Farrell on defence against Scotland and shares some concern that the playmaker's history of dangerous tackles may be playing on his mind.
Why the Six Nations is the best tournament in the world | Six Nations 2023
Former Six Nations champion Warren Gatland talks about the history of the annual European tournament as his Wales side prepares for another run at the prestigious trophy.
What Finn Russell said to Owen Farrell after Duhan's try | Offload
A video of Finn Russell talking some trash to Owen Farrell as Duhan van der Merwe runs away for a remarkable try has gone viral, so RugbyPass' Offload podcast asked Russell what he said.
Steve Borthwick reacts to Eddie Jones' new role in Australia | Six Nations 2023
Incoming England head coach Steve Borthwick shares his well-wishes for Eddie Jones as the former England coach takes up a new role in Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farrell on the 'dangerous' France team | Six Nations 2023
Having come up short against the world No 2 side in last year's Six Nations, Ireland are well aware of the danger that France pose at this year's tournament, with Dupont and co further proving their winning DNA throughout the Novemeber Tests.
Will Greenwood describes the Barbarians' energy pregame | Being Barbarians
Barbarians assitant backs coach, Will Greenwood, takes a moment before kickoff to describe the shift in intensity within the Barbarians' camp for their match against the All Blacks XV.
Max Lahiff picks his England backline | Offload
Bristol's Max Lahiff gives his take on the England playmaker conundrum as well as picking his halfback and midfield combination.
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.
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.
Why New Zealand Rugby need Wayne Smith | The Breakdown
The Breakdown panel have each had the pleasure of working with 'The Professor' Wayne Smith and each had huge praise for the announcement of his new role within New Zealand Rugby.