Sam Cane looks set to make his debut off the bench when the All Blacks take on Ireland in Christchurch this Saturday night.
The New Zealand Under 20 side has qualified for the semifinals of the Junior World Championship, but only just.
Ma’a Nonu will start at second five for the second test against Ireland in Christchurch this Saturday night.
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The Wallabies have named an unchanged side for the second test against Wales in Melbourne this Saturday night.
Victor Vito will miss the rest of the All Blacks’ series against Ireland because of a knee injury.
Springboks fullback Zane Kirchner will miss the second test against England with a knee injury.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is hopeful that Kurtley Beale will be available for the second test against Wales in Melbourne this Saturday night.
All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read has been declared fit for the second test against Ireland this Saturday night in Christchurch.
Brendon Leonard, Dane Coles, Kendrick Lynn and Filo Paulo have been cited for an incident which took place in yesterday’s North Island v South Island game in Dunedin.
The Steve Hansen era began on the best possible note as the All Blacks systematically destroyed Ireland 42-10 in Auckland last night.
The South Island has named a strong side for Sunday’s clash against its North Island counterparts in Dunedin.
Forwards Eben Etzebeth, Juandre Kruger and Marcell Coetzee will earn their first test caps when South Africa takes on England in Durban this Saturday.
Lock Brodie Retallick, halfback Aaron Smith and wing Julian Savea will debut for the All Blacks in Saturday night’s first test against Ireland at Eden Park.
Ireland will not struggle with physical and mental fatigue during its three-test series against the All Blacks, says fullback Rob Kearney.
Sir Graham Henry has been appointed to the International Rugby Board’s rugby committee.
It appears three of the All Blacks’ uncapped players will make their debuts against Ireland at Eden Park this Saturday night.
All Blacks centre Conrad Smith says the team has spoken at length about the dangers of suffering a Rugby World Cup hangover.
With the series level, expect both teams to put it all on the line as they seek to win the deciding test in Sydney on Saturday night.