Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Friday Oct 23, 2015

AUDIO: Hear from coaches and players ahead of Rugby World Cup Semifinals

AUDIO: Hear from coaches and players ahead of Rugby World Cup Semifinals

Ahead of this weekend’s big Rugby World Cup semifinals, below is a chance for you to catch up on the latest press conferences featuring three of the four teams that will be taking part.

On Saturday it’s South Africa vs New Zealand, then followed on Sunday by Australia vs Argentina.

Note: Audio only below, and nothing from Argentina as of yet. We’ll update when possible.

 

Hansen relaxed but wary of South Africa (15:47)

Here’s New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen, having named his starting XV to face Rugby Championship rivals South Africa in Saturday’s opening World Cup semi final at Twickenham.

All Blacks Team:
Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Samuel Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw – captain, Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Daniel Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith Replacements: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Victor Vito, Sam Cane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams

 

Springboks primed for All Black test (19:50)

Listen to South African head coach Heyneke Meyer and prop Bismark du Plessis talking to the media, after naming their starting XV to face New Zealand in Saturday’s World Cup semi final.

Sprinbok Team:
Willie le Roux, JP Pietersen, Jesse Kriel, Damian De Allende, Bryan Habana, Handré Pollard, Fourie du Preez (captain), Duane Vermeulen, Schalk Burger (vice-captain), Francois Louw, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Jannie du Plessis, Victor Matfield, Willem Alberts, Ruan Pienaar, Pat Lambie, Jan Serfontein

 

Wallabies ready to rock and roll (13:53)

Australian centre Matt Giteau and flanker Scott Fardy address the media, ahead of facing Rugby Championship rivals Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup semi final at Twickenham.

Wallabies team:
James Slipper, Stephen Moore (c), Sekope Kepu, Kane Douglas, Rob Simmons, Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, David Pocock, Will Genia, Bernard Foley, Drew Mitchell, Matt Giteau, Tevita Kuridrani, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Israel Folau, Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Toby Smith, Greg Holmes, Dean Mumm, Ben McCalman, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 17 WEEKS AGO

    If you can get your head around it, these...

  • 39 WEEKS AGO

    You've never seen any Rugby World Cup drop...

  • 41 WEEKS AGO

    TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: The Victor Vito offload fans have been raving about in Champions Cup quarter-final

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    MUST WATCH: Awesome compilation of the best tries ever scored at the Millennium Stadium

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Awesome compilation showcases the GREATEST tries ever scored at Twickenham

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: 19-year-old is barely a speed bump for fearsome Fijian number eight

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done for clear cheating on Robshaw MLR debut

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Powerhouse Tongan Thor leaves opposition on his arse with HUGE handoff

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Tackle deemed to be at the top end of the scale as winger receives heavy ban

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Over $450 million loss for South Africa's economy if the Lions tour happens without fans

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done for clear cheating on Robshaw MLR debut

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Rob Kearney's legendary performance vs Springboks on 2009 Lions tour

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

View All

Funnies

  • 18 HOURS AGO

    Lions coaching staff announcement elicits some amused responses from fans

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Comedy gold as Toronto lock attempts clearance kick in MLR match featuring Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bizarre standoff in Super Rugby tests players on their rulebook knowledge

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Flanker has HOWLER in Super Rugby Aotearoa after butchering awesome solo try

View All

Amateur

  • 23 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

View All
AUDIO: Hear from coaches and players ahead of Rugby World Cup Semifinals | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos