New Zealand All Blacks

For all the amazing talent, the Rugby Championship is an inferior product because we already know the winner

The Rugby Championship gets underway on Saturday morning, or, to give the tournament a more long-winded name, ‘New Zealand’s procession towards another trophy’.<p>The artist formerly known as the Tri-Nations set a high standard for the rest of rugby union to follow during the late 1990s and early …

The Rugby Championship

When does Bledisloe Cup Game 1 kick off? Wallabies vs All Blacks start time, broadcast info, finish time

The <b>Wallabies</b> will be looking to take a big step towards reclaiming the <b>Bledisloe Cup</b> for the first time in 16 years when they face the <b>All Blacks</b> on</b> …

Free-to-air

Live chat: All Blacks v Wallabies - Bledisloe opener

Stuff<p>Here's the All Blacks team for the first Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.<p>Got a bee in your All Blacks bonnet? …

Sport (New Zealand)

Late change in kick-off time for All Blacks and Wallabies first test

The kick-off for the first Bledisloe Cup test between the All Blacks and Wallabies has been brought forward.<p>The first match of the Rugby …

Sport (New Zealand)

All Blacks: Ian Foster offers olive branch to dumped Vaea Fifita

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster believes that Vaea Fifita may have a case of message received but not quite understood.<p>The 26-year-old Fifita …

New Zealand Rugby

Andrew Mehrtens and former Wallabies weigh in on haka debate

FORMER All Blacks star Andrew Mehrtens believes peripheral aspects to the haka have become a “circus act” while a trio of former Wallabies have …

Bledisloe Cup

Beware the closet All Blacks fan... you might just want to be one

You know who they are. They’ll pretend they’re Australian but their gold scarf lurks a black heart. And they've got a point.

New Zealand Rugby

Wallabies vs. All Blacks: Date, Kick-off Time and Bledisloe Cup 2018 Predictions

Australia and New Zealand renew their rivalry when the two teams meet in the opening match of the 2018 Rugby Championship at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in Sydney.<p>The match also serves as the first of the 2018 Bledisloe Cup, a three-match series contested between the two nations. The two teams meet again …

New Zealand Rugby

Rugby: Canterbury's title-defence off to shaky start after Tasman defeat

Canterbury's campaign for a fourth-straight Mitre 10 Cup Premiership title have been dealt an early blow, after they were beaten 25-17 by rivals, …

Sport (New Zealand)

Tasman upset reigning champions Canterbury in Blenheim

As far as statement making wins go, they don't get much bigger than Tasman's 25-17 win against Canterbury on Friday night.

New Zealand

Bledisloe Cup: All Blacks to target new Wallabies centre pairing

NEW Zealand will launch Operation Get Kurtley in defence and Get Hodge in attack as they seek to keep their 16-year Bledisloe Cup streak alive.<p>The …

Bledisloe Cup

Wallabies look for early onslaught against All Blacks

SYDNEY (AFP) -<p>Australia aim to make a flying start against the All Blacks in Sydney this weekend and kick-start their quest to end New Zealand's 15 years of Bledisloe Cup domination, captain Michael Hooper said.<p>The Wallabies head into Saturday's fixture, which also doubles as the Rugby Championship …

David Pocock

Rugby Championship: Four questions that will be answered this year

SYDNEY, Australia - New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina launch the seventh edition of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, a series won …

Sport (South Africa)

All Blacks' Read wary of hungry Wallabies

All Blacks captain Kieran Read Kieran returns from spinal surgery to play the Wallabies on Saturday.<p>Returning All Blacks captain Kieran Read says his …

Mandurah, Australia

Sure, let’s ‘bash’ the All Blacks

“The Wallabies’ plan for Bledisloe 1 is going to be simple. They are going to try and bash the All Blacks…” – Paul Cully, rugby columnist, <i>Sydney</i> …

New Zealand Rugby

'He's been there and done that' – Steve Hansen welcomes return of inspirational skipper Kieran Read

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was overjoyed at welcoming back captain Kieran Read to his side for this weekend's Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney.<p>Read, …

Sport (New Zealand)

Sport and Recreation Minister wishes Black Ferns luck

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson wishes the Black Ferns luck as they open the first of two doubleheaders tomorrow that will see New …

Sport (New Zealand)

Boks are balancing risk versus reward- former Sharks coach John Plumtree

DURBAN – Former Sharks coach John Plumtree says it has been encouraging to see the Springboks playing a more adventurous brand of rugby under the …

Sport (South Africa)

Super Rugby final points way for Wallabies in Bledisloe opener | Bret Harris

As Australia prepare for Saturday’s opening Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Sydney, the recent Super Rugby final between the Crusaders and the Lions should be compulsory viewing in the Wallabies’ team room. The Crusaders’ 37-18 win in Christchurch two weeks ago might just have shown …

Rugby Union

Hugh Jackman stars in Qantas campaign promoting national diversity

17/08/2018|2min<p>Australian actor Hugh Jackman is starring in a new campaign to promote national diversity. The video released by Qantas focuses on …

Australia

Rugby: Scrappy North Harbour overcome Northland in Mitre 10 Cup opener

North Harbour have won the opening game of the new Mitre 10 Cup season, defeating Northland 21-20 at QBE Stadium on Thursday night.<p>Both sides scored …

Sport (New Zealand)

Contraband Hong Kong bound

Promising four-year-old galloper Contraband will continue his racing career offshore after being sold to Hong Kong interests.<p>The Teofilo gelding had …

Hong Kong

Bledisloe Cup

It’s the morning after the All Blacks’ dramatic late escape in Brisbane and Hansen privately tells a select group of New Zealand media that the …

New Zealand Rugby

Canterbury rugby twins have each other's back in FPC

Twins are often termed best mates, rivals, polar opposites, or siblings in sync.

New Zealand

Wellington stalwart Alama Ieremia still adjusting to new role as Auckland coach

Former All Blacks midfielder Alama Ieremia admits coaching the Auckland NPC team has been in some way a strange experience.<p>The 47-year-old played 65 …

Sport (New Zealand)

Can former Mooloos skipper Jono Gibbes turn around Waikato's fortunes in 2018?

Jono Gibbes' tenure as Waikato coach begins against Manawatū.<p>An enthused Jono Gibbes is "bloody up for the challenge" of lifting Waikato's ailing …

Sport (New Zealand)

Fact-file: The Rugby Championship

JOHANNESBURG – With the Rugby Championship kicking off this Saturday, here is a fact-file on the southern hemisphere’s foremost rugby</b> …

South Africa

NRL: Kiwis coach Michael Maguire dismisses Broncos rumours

Former South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has denied rumours he's been lined up to replace Wayne Bennett at Brisbane.<p>Maguire was mentioned as …

Sport (New Zealand)

Wellington captain Matt Proctor laughs off suggestion he's best centre in New Zealand

New Wellington captain Matt Proctor has laughed off the suggestion he's the best centre in New Zealand.<p>Chris Boyd left us with plenty of fond …

New Zealand

Karin Burger set to face country of birth after earning Silver Ferns call-up

Phillip Rollo / Stuff<p>South African-born wing defence Karin Burger is one of three new caps in the Silver Ferns squad.<p>Before her daughter embarked on …

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