Former All Black Lauaki dies

Former All Black Lauaki dies

Former All Blacks and Chiefs back-row Sione Lauaki died in Auckland on Sunday, apparently suffering from kidney failure. He was 35 years old. New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew expressed his condolences to the family. “We are incredibly saddened by this news, as will be many who have known Sione through both his rugby […]

Rugby Match Preview: England vs Australia

England will be eager to wrap up a perfect 2016 under Eddie Jones when they face a wounded Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. The Wallabies are hurting for two reasons; one being after last week’s loss to Ireland and the other after falling 3-0 to England in June. Ending with a successful revenge mission is […]

Tamanivalu replaces Moala in All Blacks squad

Chiefs and Taranaki centre Seta Tamanivalu has been called into the All Blacks tour to replace George Moala whose elbow injury in the 29-40 loss to Ireland had resulted in him returning to New Zealand on Monday. Moala pulled the ligaments and tendons off his elbow and won’t not need an operation. Ryan Crotty’s hamstring […]

Ireland beat All-Blacks for first time in 111 years

Ireland beat All-Blacks for first time in 111 years

A sensational performance from Ireland saw them beat New Zealand for the first time in their history with a 40-29 victory in Chicago on Saturday.  It was Ireland’s first win over the All Blacks in 29 Tests since 1905 and not only breaks 111 years of disappointment, but also brings to an end New Zealand’s […]

Cheika on Folau: ‘It’s always full-back’

Australia coach Michael Cheika believes Israel Folau’s best position is at full-back despite the likelihood of Folau being deployed in the midfield. With an injury to Samu Kerevi, Folau looks set for a shift to the outside centre spot, though he has spent time there this season in the Wallabies’ fluid defensive structure When asked […]

Gold steps down at Sharks

The Sharks have announced that their director of rugby, Gary Gold, has stepped down from his position to pursue another potentially exciting avenue in his rugby career.   Gary Teichmann, The Sharks CEO, stated: “We respect Gary’s decision to move closer to home to pursue this opportunity and we thank him for his positive contribution […]

‘No one’s getting a jersey for free’ – Cheika

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has declared he won’t be handing out any jerseys for free, despite the selection of NRL star Marika Koroibete in his squad for their end-of-year tour. Despite being named as part of the main squad, Cheika said Koroibete was unlikely to feature in a Test on the tour. “No one’s getting […]

New Zealand beat Australia and break the record

New Zealand successfully broke the record for consecutive wins after claiming a 37-10 victory against Australia at Eden Park on Saturday. The win means that they finally break the 17-match streak that was only held by themselves and South Africa previously and extend it to 18. The All Blacks were on the cusp of making […]

Rugby Match Preview: New Zealand v Australia

New Zealand will be out to break the record for most wins in a row when they take on Australia at Eden Park on Saturday. Although the Rugby Championship is done and dusted the final game of the Bledisloe Cup still needs to be played with plenty on the line. The All Black juggernaut is […]

Blue Bulls defence coach mum on Spingboks link

Blue Bulls defence coach mum on Spingboks link

Blue Bulls defence coach Pine Pienaar is in the dark about the possibility of joining the Springbok backroom staff for next month’s tour of Europe. It was reported in the South African media at the weekend that Springboks defence coach Chean Roux was relieved of his duties ahead of their end-of-year tour.  Pienaar and JP […]

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