All Blacks whip Australia in Rugby Championship clash

Aug 27, 2016

All Blacks whip Australia in Rugby Championship clash

Israel Dagg scored two tries as the All Blacks beat Australia 29-9 in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday, which also ensured they retained the Bledisloe Cup for another year. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett also showcased his growing stature as the starting flyhalf with nine ...

Japan upsets Kiwis 14-12 in Olympic rugby sevens opener

Aug 10, 2016

Japan upsets Kiwis 14-12 in Olympic rugby sevens opener

First it was a World Cup upset for Japan. Now it’s the Olympics. For the second time in less than a year, Japan stunned a traditional rugby power at a global event — and it’s destined to keep people interested. Inspired by the win ...

Jun 30, 2016

Ex-All Blacks winger Jane joins Toshiba Brave Lupus

Former All Blacks winger Cory Jane has signed a two-year contract with theTop League’s Toshiba Brave Lupus, though he will return to play for the Wellington Hurricanes next year, his Super Rugby franchise said on Thursday. Jane will head to Japan at the conclusion ...

All Blacks too much for Wales

Jun 18, 2016

All Blacks too much for Wales

Israel Dagg and Ben Smith marked their 50th test matches with tries as New Zealand beat Wales 36-22 in the second rugby test on Saturday for a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Dagg and Smith were drummed into new roles in a ...

May 10, 2016

Former All Blacks coach Henry to work with Warriors

World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Graham Henry is taking his talents to a rugby league, announcing Tuesday he has teamed up with the Warriors in the Australian National Rugby League. Henry, who guided the All Blacks to the 2011 World Cup after stints with ...

All Blacks legend McCaw honored with Order of New Zealand

Apr 14, 2016

All Blacks legend McCaw honored with Order of New Zealand

All Blacks legend Richie McCaw said he was humbled to receive New Zealand’s top civic honor on Thursday, but also relieved he does not have to adopt the title “Sir Richie.” McCaw was bestowed with the Order of New Zealand (ONZ), which recognizes “outstanding ...

All Blacks to face Ireland in Chicago

Feb 17, 2016

All Blacks to face Ireland in Chicago

The last time New Zealand’s defending Rugby World Cup champion All Blacks team played in the U.S., the game was a record-setting sellout. It also was a blowout, as the storied All Blacks routed the USA Eagles national squad 74-6 before 61,500 people — ...

Jan 19, 2016

Former All Blacks join Sunwolves' coaching staff

Former All Blacks Nathan Mauger and Filo Tiatia announced Tuesday that they are joining the coaching staff of Japan’s Sunwolves less than six weeks before the fledgling side makes its Super Rugby debut. Mauger will coach the backs and Tiatia the forwards under head ...

Dec 15, 2015

All Blacks legend died nearly broke

Legendary All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu died almost penniless, according to the New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association, which has established a trust to provide for his two young sons. Association chief executive Rob Nichol said once Lomu’s complex finances had been disentangled “there’s not ...

Thousands mourn Lomu at Eden Park memorial

Nov 30, 2015

Thousands mourn Lomu at Eden Park memorial

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset led the tributes to Jonah Lomu at a public memorial Monday, saying the former All Blacks winger was a giant whose contribution to the sport “cannot be overstated.” Thousands of mourners, many wearing replicas of Lomu’s No. 11 jersey, ...

Nov 23, 2015

Lomu memorial set for Eden Park

New Zealanders will have the chance to mourn rugby great Jonah Lomu at a public memorial in Auckland’s Eden Park stadium next week, Prime Minister John Key said Monday. Such has been the outpouring of grief among Kiwis at Lomu’s shock death last week ...