All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has hinted Cory Jane could start the dead-rubber Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies in Dunedin this Saturday, despite his limited game time.
All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read and lock Sam Whitelock have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders for four more years.
The return of Cory Jane is the major talking point after All Blacks coach Steve Hansen announced his squad to prepare for next Saturday’s dead-rubber Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies in Dunedin.
All Blacks first five Dan Carter could make his return from injury against Japan next month.
Richie McCaw has overcome his knee injury and will lead the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship-deciding test against the Springboks in Johannesburg on Sunday morning (NZT).
It is a case of one Van der Merwe replacing another for South Africa.
The return from injury of veteran lock Patricio Albacete is one of six changes Argentina coach Santiago Phelan has made to his side to take on the All Blacks in La Plata on Sunday morning (NZT).
James O’Connor’s playing future is up in the air after he was escorted from Perth International Airport and barred for taking an international flight because he was allegedly intoxicated.
A desire to represent his country at the next Rugby World Cup has spurred Wallabies wing/fullback Israel Folau to re-sign with the Australian Rugby Union and Waratahs until the end of 2015.
Veteran All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu has re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union and the Blues for another season as he looks to fulfil his goal of playing at the Rugby World Cup in two years’ time.
Four players have been called into the All Blacks squad as injury cover ahead of this Saturday’s return match against the Wallabies in Wellington.
All Blacks blindside flanker Liam Messam will play no part in this Saturday’s test against the Wallabies in Sydney after injuring his hamstring.
A whirlwind few days for uncapped Canterbury midfielder Ryan Crotty has been topped with selection in the All Blacks’ match-day squad for the clash against the Wallabies in Sydney this Saturday night.
Veteran second five Felipe Contepomi will lead Argentina when it opens its Rugby Championship campaign against the Springboks in Soweto on Saturday.
All Blacks first five Dan Carter is facing three to four weeks on the sideline due to a calf strain.
All Blacks and Crusaders first five Dan Carter has confirmed the worst-kept secret in New Zealand rugby: he will take a sabbatical next year.
Prop Charlie Faumuina has marked his return from injury by being included in an All Blacks training squad to prepare for the upcoming Rugby Championship.
The All Blacks will play two training matches against Wellington and a Canterbury XV in Lower Hutt next month.
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Pressure is on Benji, but shouldn't we remember SBW went to France (Toulon) for 2 years to learn the game.
With all of the news around concussion do you think there should be safety measures in place for players to ensure they don't play on after a head know? How and who should police that?
With the start of club rugby upon us, how can we maintain the value of the clubs in player pathways and community spirit.