All Blacks beat Pumas with five-try blitz

New Zealand recorded their 16th consecutive test win on Saturday after scoring five tries in a devastating 17-minute spell on the way to a 36-17 win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship. The All Blacks, who have already clinched the title with five straight victories, came under pressure from the Pumas late on, conceding two […]

Rugby Match Preview: Argentina vs New Zealand

With the Rugby Championship title sewn up New Zealand arrive in Argentina looking to continue their impressive winning streak on Saturday. The All Blacks haven’t lost since August 2015, when they went down to Australia, as they have brushed aside all who have stood before them. Wins against the Wallabies (twice), Pumas and Springboks secured […]

Rugby Match Preview: South Africa vs Australia

The Springboks will keen to regain some lost pride when they host the Wallabies in their Rugby Championship Test in Pretoria on Saturday. After four matches in the competition, the Boks have just one victory under their belt and with criticism mounting in South Africa, the two-time world champions will be desperate for victory in […]

All Blacks ring the changes for Argentina

All Blacks ring the changes for Argentina

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made several changes to his matchday squad for Saturday’s clash with Argentina in Buenos Aires. In the forwards, loose forward Liam Squire will make his first Test start in his fourth Test, at blindside flanker, replacing the injured Jerome Kaino. In other forward changes, lock Patrick Tuipulotu will […]

Lions call on Dreyer to replace Redelinghuys

Lions call on Dreyer to replace Redelinghuys

Ruan Dreyer will start for the Golden Lions when they take on the Sharks in a crunch match on Friday. Dreyer replaces Julian Redelinghuys who has joined the Springboks. In another change to the front row Robbie Coetzee will start in the hooker berth with Malcolm Marx warming the bench. And as part of the […]

Growing injury list leaves Eddie Jones with selection headache

Eddie Jones has some tough selection calls to make when he announces his training squad for the November Tests as England’s injury list grows. A total of 11 England players are out injured, including seven of the 23 who played in England’s third Test against Australia in June. Jones is due to name his 45-man […]

Harlequins beat Saracens

Saracens suffered their first defeat of the Premiership season on Saturday as they went down to Harlequins 17-10 at the Stoop. It was also second-row Maro Itoje’s first loss for club or country since January 9 in a shock result. A quick start from the hosts saw them take a 17-0 lead into half-time, but […]

2017 Super Rugby tournament kicks-off on Thursday

2017 Super Rugby tournament kicks-off on Thursday

The 2017 Super Rugby tournament kicks-off on Thursday, 23 February with the Melbourne Rebels hosting the Blues at AAMI Park in Melbourne.  The Thursday night kick-off is a first for Super Rugby and is followed a week later by another Thursday night match between Western Force and the Reds in Perth at nib Stadium. The […]

All Black Kaino to miss Argentina test

Bruising loose forward Jerome Kaino will miss the All Blacks’ Rugby Championship test against Argentina on October 1 due to a shoulder injury but will link up with the team for their final game against South Africa the following week. Kaino left the field in the second half of the All Blacks’ 41-13 victory over […]

Young hails Wasps performance

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young admits his side “must have done a lot right” as they scored 70 points in Sunday’s victory over Bristol. The 70-22 win at the Ricoh Arena saw the Premiership hopefuls cross the whitewash 10 times in their largest ever win at their new ground. Subsequently they are right in […]