All Blacks scrumhalf TJ Perenara to join Red Hurricanes

Rugby Oct 20, 2020

All Blacks scrumhalf TJ Perenara to join Red Hurricanes

All Blacks scrumhalf TJ Perenara will join Osaka-based NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes in the Japan Top League from early 2021 in a move which may foreshadow the end of his international career. The 28-year-old Perenara announced his decision on Monday, following New Zealand teammates Beauden ...

New Zealand expecting 47,000-strong crowd for second Bledisloe test

Rugby Oct 13, 2020

New Zealand expecting 47,000-strong crowd for second Bledisloe test

New Zealand Rugby is expecting a "near-capacity" crowd of some 47,000 to pack into Auckland's Eden Park for the second Bledisloe Cup international against Australia on Sunday. Pictures of 31,000 fans without masks cheering on the three-time world champions in the first test in Wellington ...

New coaches pick new players in Wallabies and All Blacks squads

Rugby Oct 9, 2020

New coaches pick new players in Wallabies and All Blacks squads

New All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has selected Richie Mo’unga at flyhalf and included three new caps on the bench in his squad for Sunday’s first Bledisloe Cup test against Australia. Foster opted for the in-form Mo’unga at No. 10 ahead of the incumbent ...

Wallabies coach backs New Zealand call for early finish

Rugby Sep 27, 2020

Wallabies coach backs New Zealand call for early finish

Australia coach Dave Rennie sided with New Zealand Sunday over a scheduling row threatening to derail the Rugby Championship, but he held back from saying it would be resolved. The stumbling block is New Zealand's demand that the tournament, which also involves South Africa and ...

Former All Blacks Ben Smith, Aaron Cruden bound for Steelers

Rugby Jul 31, 2020

Former All Blacks Ben Smith, Aaron Cruden bound for Steelers

Former All Blacks Ben Smith and Aaron Cruden will join the Kobe Kobelco Steelers in the Japan Rugby Top League next season, the club announced Friday. Smith, who boasts 84 caps for New Zealand, was a member of two consecutive World Cup sides, winning the ...