Five minor wounds compelled the All Blacks into a mix and match of different selections for their game against Tonga in Hamilton for their pre-World Cup loadout. While Steve Hansen and the rest of the coaching staff will not be too worried that a quintet of their 31 Japan-bound troops ….
Wales ‘ brief reign at the top of the World Rugby rankings is over after their 11-match winning home run ended at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff with the latest 22-17 loss for Ireland. According to the World Rugby journal, with one-and-a-half rating points deducted from their sum due to ….
Scrum half John Cooney, prop Finlay Bealham, and fullback Mike Haley have been removed from Ireland’s World Cip team. They have returned to their respective provinces as their Irish colleagues leave for warmer weather training in Portugal. Cooney’s omission will come as a surprise to many following his club from ….
New Zealand Rugby has announced that it has cancelled over 700 tickets for an upcoming Test match that pits the All Blacks against South Africa. The governing body for the sport in New Zealand stated that they had discovered fraudulent tickets in circulation, which are tickets that are being resold ….
Warren Gatland will be taking over the Chiefs in his native country of New Zealand once his contract with Wales comes to an end after the World Cup. The 55 year old will be replacing Colin Cooper, who will be stepping down from his current coaching position. Gatland will be ….
Steve Tew has announced that he will be stepping down from the position of New Zealand Rugby CEO at the end of the 2019 season after a 12-year tenure that saw his team win four World Cup titles along with huge increases in revenues. Tew, who was first appointed to ….
Atu Moli’s 2018 Super Rugby season was cut short following an injury in the season opener last February. Playing for the All Blacks against the Crusaders, he sustained an injury to his left leg that has kept him out of the sport until now. However, he was back as Chiefs ….
The Springbok Sevens finished in third place at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens after beating opponents New Zealand 10-5 in the bronze medal match. With the Springboks starting the game with only 10 fit players, the team, who lost 21-26 in injury-time for their final Pool A match, gave a ….
The ratings for players in the All Blacks team have been announced. Ratings are gathered for players after every test, with hooker Codie Taylor with the best ratings on average of any All Black who made the field in four or more tests. Sonny Bill Williams was at the other ….
Current world champions the All Blacks have made only one injury-enforced change to their squad as they gear up to take on Ireland in a once-off Test match being played in Dublin. Centre Ryan Crotty will be taking the place of Sonny Bill Williams, who received a shoulder injury during ….