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Sunday, August 21, 2016

All Black thump Wallabies in opening Rugby Championship fixture in Sydney

The All Blacks were in dominant mood as they thumped the Wallabies 42-8 in Sydney on Saturday. The loss for the Wallabies was their worst on home soil since their 31-point loss to the British and Irish Lions in Brisbane in 1966. MORE »

Thursday, August 18, 2016

All Blacks team plus Facts and Stats ahead of Wallabies Test in Sydney

The All Blacks team to face the Wallabies in the opening Bledisloe Cup match in the Rugby Championship has been named, and after much speculation, Hurricanes star Beauden Barrett has been picked to start at number ten. The two teams meet in Sydney on Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Beauden Barrett Tribute Montage from Remarkable 2016 Season

Beauden Barrett has had an exceptional 2016. From helping the Hurricanes lift the Super Rugby trophy for the first time to a test series win against Wales in the Summer, the 25 year-old is in the prime of his young rugby career. MORE »

Monday, August 01, 2016

Maori All Blacks new jersey design embodies culture and free-flowing rugby

Today adidas released their new Maori All Blacks jersey, inspired by the natural elements of Aotearoa. Designed over 18 months, the complex jersey embodies the powerful, free-flowing rugby for which the team is famous, and pays respect to traditional Maori culture. MORE »

Monday, July 25, 2016

All Blacks World Cup winning coach Steve Hansen signed on until 2019

Today the New Zealand Rugby (NZR) confirmed that All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen will be with the team until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, extending his contract from 2017. Hansen won the World Cup as assistant in 2011, then head coach in 2015. MORE »

Sunday, June 12, 2016

New Zealand composure leads to 27th consecutive win over Wales

The All Blacks scored 21 unanswered points in a dominant second half display that cancelled out the visitors' solid first half performance. Waisake Naholo scored a brace as New Zealand won comfortably 39-21 in the end, maintaining the winning record since 1953. MORE »

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Warren Gatland's entertaining interview in hilarious Crowd Goes Wild segment

The Crowd Goes Wild has fun at the expense of Warren Gatland and Gareth Anscombe ahead of the first test in the New Zealand vs Wales series. Wales has not beaten New Zealand for a very long time. MORE »

Thursday, November 19, 2015

All Black great Richie McCaw officially announces retirement from rugby

Double World Cup winning captain Richie McCaw has officially confirmed that he has now retired from professional rugby. The most capped rugby player of all time explained his reasons at an emotional press conference in Auckland on Thursday. MORE »

Monday, November 02, 2015

Sonny Bill Williams gives World Cup winners medal away to young fan, but gets given another one

Having won the Rugby World Cup for a second time in succession, midfield star Sonny Bill Williams did something that those watching on could hardly believe. After a young fan took to the field and was tackled by security, SBW then escorted him off, and gave him his winners medal. MORE »

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Highlights and celebrations as All Blacks win successive Rugby World Cup titles

The All Blacks did what nobody before them has ever managed to do as they beat the Wallabies to go back to back and retain the Rugby World Cup. Their 34-17 victory takes them to three title wins, ahead of South Africa and Australia who remain on two. MORE »

Thursday, October 29, 2015

New Zealand team unchanged for Rugby World Cup Final vs Australia

New Zealand have named their team to take on Australia in the Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham on Saturday. The team is exactly the same as the one that beat the Springboks 20-18 in the Semi Final last weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Canterbury win another ITM Cup Final, as Hawkes Bay get promoted in thriller

While the World Cup nears a close, New Zealand's provincial domestic competition, the ITM Cup, culminated with two sensational finals at the weekend. MORE »

Sunday, October 25, 2015

All Blacks through to another World Cup Final after tense battle with the Springboks

The defending champions are through to their fourth Rugby World Cup final after holding off South Africa in another epic battle between the two sides. New Zealand scored two tries to win 20-18, despite the Boks pushing them all the way at a rainswept Twickenham stadium. MORE »

Thursday, October 22, 2015

All Blacks make just one change to team to face Springboks in RWC Semi-Final

The All Blacks have made just one change for the Rugby World Cup semifinal against the Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday. Prop Joe Moody comes in to the starting XV for injured Wyatt Crockett, who is out with a hamstring injury, as Ben Franks takes up a place on the bench. MORE »

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ma'a Nonu reflects on reaching 100 Test Caps, and how Tana Umaga was his idol

Ma'a Nonu played his 100th Test against Tonga this past weekend, scoring the seventh and final try in a 47-9 victory in Newcastle. He sat down to reflect on his career in this candid interview, where he talks about being starstruck by former mentor and teammate, Tana Umaga. MORE »

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ma'a Nonu scores in 100th All Blacks Test as second half rout sees off Tonga

New Zealand beat Tonga 47-9 to claim top spot in Pool C and set up a quarter final meeting with either France or Ireland, to be decided tomorrow. The All Blacks weren't at their best though, and again showed signs of rustiness, due in part to an inspired effort from Tonga. MORE »

Friday, October 09, 2015

History repeats itself as All Blacks Haka and Tongan Sipi Tau get set to face off

The All Blacks and Tonga meet in today's only game of the RWC, the last match for each side in the pool stages. While Tonga's tournament is all but over, they will be sure to take it to their not too distant neighbours, particularly when it comes to the pre-match war dances. MORE »

Saturday, October 03, 2015

New Zealand win comfortably after error strewn performance against Georgia

The All Blacks were far from their usual high standards but still managed to beat Georgia 43-10 at the Millennium Stadium. Julian Savea scored a hat-trick as New Zealand scored seven tries to guarantee their place in the quarter finals. MORE »

Friday, September 25, 2015

Courageous Namibia downed comfortably by All Blacks at Olympic Park

Nehe Milner-Skudder and Julian Savea both scored twice as New Zealand notched up the highest score of the tournament so far, beating Namibia 58-14 at the Olympic Park. The All Blacks scored nine tries, but Namibia limited the damage by slowing down the contest. MORE »

Thursday, August 13, 2015

All Blacks and Wallabies make changes for Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland

Both the All Blacks and the Wallabies have named their teams for this weekend's Bledisloe Cup decider in Auckland. New Zealand have made just three changes, while Australia have brought in Quade Cooper and Matt Tomua, despite winning last weekend. MORE »

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