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Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

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 ...

Richie Mo'unga to make first start for All Blacks

Sep 6, 2018

Richie Mo'unga to make first start for All Blacks

Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga will start a test for the first time and scrumhalf Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi could make his debut from the bench for New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby Championship game Argentina in Nelson. The 24-year-old Mo'unga has starred in the Super Rugby for the ...

All Blacks stretch legs in second half to sweep series with France

Jun 23, 2018

All Blacks stretch legs in second half to sweep series with France

Rieko Ioane scored a dazzling second-half hat-trick as New Zealand punished France 49-14 to complete a clean sweep of their three-test series in Dunedin on Saturday. With both sides relishing attacking on a firm surface in an enclosed stadium, there were nine tries, seven for ...

Mar 23, 2018

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to retire after season

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith has confirmed he will hang up his boots at the end of the season after three seasons with Top 14 club Pau. Smith was enticed to France at the end of 2015, calling time on an international career that brought ...

All Blacks to play Wallabies in Yokohama in October

Jan 31, 2018

All Blacks to play Wallabies in Yokohama in October

Japanese rugby fans will get a double dose of world champion New Zealand later this year following the announcement Wednesday that the All Blacks will play Australia in Yokohama on Oct. 27. The game at Nissan Stadium comes a week before Steve Hansen's team takes ...

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

/ Nov 1, 2017

Australia comfortable and confident ahead of Japan clash

Australia assistant coach Stephen Larkham said Wednesday that the Wallabies head into Saturday's rugby international with Japan at Nissan Stadium knowing they are prepared both on and off the field. A win over the All Blacks two weeks ago ensured the team is confident in ...