All Blacks wary of potential Japan matchup in quarterfinals

Rugby Oct 6, 2019

All Blacks wary of potential Japan matchup in quarterfinals

After being pushed surprisingly hard by Namibia in Tokyo on Sunday, All Blacks coaches and players were bombarded with questions from local media about the prospect of a marquee quarterfinal matchup with Japan. As undisputed rugby royalty, the All Blacks have captured the hearts of ...

All Blacks overcome early struggles to crush Namibia

Rugby Oct 6, 2019

All Blacks overcome early struggles to crush Namibia

For about 30 minutes on Sunday, Namibia looked very much New Zealand's equal, the African nation that has yet to win at the Rugby World Cup giving as good as it got until the inevitable talent gap allowed the Kiwis to run away with ...

New Zealand crushes Canada 63-0 at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Oct 2, 2019

New Zealand crushes Canada 63-0 at Rugby World Cup

Refreshed after an 11-day break, New Zealand gave Canada a 63-0 thrashing that was expected in the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday. The gulf in class between the defending champion All Blacks and the last team to qualify for the tournament was always going to ...