Rugby Apr 1, 2019

Ryan Crotty to leave All Blacks for Japan after World Cup

All Blacks center Ryan Crotty announced Monday he will end his international career after this year's World Cup and play club rugby in Japan. Crotty, who will turn 31 during the tournament, said that after 11 years with the Canterbury Crusaders Super Rugby club it ...

All Blacks whip Brave Blossoms

Rugby Nov 3, 2018

All Blacks whip Brave Blossoms

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan scored five tries against the world champion All Blacks but still suffered a 69-31 defeat on Saturday. Japan went into the match at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium — the venue for the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup — having never beaten New ...

All Blacks get best of Wallabies

Rugby Oct 27, 2018

All Blacks get best of Wallabies

by Andrew McKirdy

New Zealand completed a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep of Australia on Saturday with a 37-20 win at the venue where the 2019 Rugby World Cup final will be held. The world champion All Blacks, who had already clinched the series by the time they arrived ...

Capacity crowd not expected for Bledisloe Cup test

Rugby Oct 26, 2018

Capacity crowd not expected for Bledisloe Cup test

New Zealand already own the Bledisloe Cup after winning the series' first two games, but the Wallabies will still be fully motivated for Saturday's test. Despite both sides promising intensity on the pitch, the test is not expected to fill Nissan Stadium. A spokesman for ...