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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 ...

All Blacks win Rugby Championship

Rugby Sep 30, 2018

All Blacks win Rugby Championship

Winger Rieko Ioane scored two tries as New Zealand rebounded from a shock loss against South Africa to beat Argentina 35-17 Saturday to win the Rugby Championship for the sixth time in seven years. The All Blacks' title win was delayed when they were beaten ...

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

Rugby Sep 15, 2018

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

South Africa pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, holding on under enormous pressure to beat New Zealand 36-34. Given almost no chance of winning after losing their last two championship matches — and 11 of ...