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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

All Blacks humiliate Springboks to equal Test record

New Zealand equalled the record of 17 consecutive Test wins with a 57-15 victory over the Springboks at Kings Park on Saturday. This was as one-sided a game as you will see at Test level. It was a record Test defeat for South Africa and New Zealand’s fourth win in a row over the Springboks […]

Rugby Match Preview: South Africa vs New Zealand

South Africa will be out to try and stop the All Blacks from making history when the teams clash at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. They may have already clinched the Rugby Championship title but New Zealand still have plenty to play for when they face the Springboks at Kings Park. The All Blacks […]

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 […]

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 […]