All Blacks end year with hard-fought victory over France

Nov 27, 2016

All Blacks end year with hard-fought victory over France

New Zealand absorbed long spells of pressure to beat France 24-19 in clinical style at the Stade de France on Saturday. A year after being humiliated by the All Blacks 62-13 at the Rugby World Cup, the French put the world champions on the ...

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Nov 6, 2016

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Ireland stunned New Zealand 40-29 on Saturday to claim a historic first-ever win over the All Blacks and end the world champions’ record 18-match winning streak. In a breathtaking upset, Ireland outscored New Zealand five tries to four to seal its first win over ...

All Blacks set mark in win

Oct 22, 2016

All Blacks set mark in win

Julian Savea’s stunning late try double ended Australian resistance as the All Blacks claimed a world-record 18th consecutive victory with a crushing 37-10 win Saturday. It was hardly vintage All Blacks and the tense game at Eden Park wasn’t settled until Savea’s game-breaking effort ...

All Blacks deliver clinic in rout of Springboks

Oct 9, 2016

All Blacks deliver clinic in rout of Springboks

New Zealand swept aside the Aaron Smith scandal, and South Africa, to equal the top-tier record for consecutive test victories with a 57-15 hammering of its old rival in the final round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. The masterful All Blacks scored a ...

Sep 28, 2016

New Zealand rugby boss comes under fire

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) boss Steve Tew faced calls to resign Wednesday over off-field scandals that have damaged the sport’s reputation in the rugby-mad home of the All Blacks. Pundits turned on Tew after an embarrassing U-turn over a teenage star who escaped conviction ...

Sep 15, 2016

Savea awaits first All Blacks start

Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been named to make his first test start for the All Blacks against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday. Savea, who has played five tests off the bench since making his debut against Wales in ...

Sep 10, 2016

Ross guides NTT Communications past NEC

Isaac Ross may not have played for his country since 2009 but he showed Friday just why New Zealand is revered as the best rugby nursery in the world and the All Blacks one of the most successful teams in sports. The NTT Communications ...

Sep 7, 2016

All Blacks ready to face Pumas

New Zealand is planning to confound Argentina’s best efforts in their Rugby Championship clash this weekend and maintain the high tempo that has taken its game to new heights this season. The world champions will look to extend their latest winning streak to 14 ...

Aug 29, 2016

Barrett commits to All Blacks until after 2019 World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s hopes of winning a third successive World Cup have been boosted by flyhalf Beauden Barrett’s decision to commit his immediate playing future to New Zealand Rugby until after the 2019 tournament in Japan. The 25-year-old has been in career-best ...

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 ...