Wing Portia Woodman will make her Black Ferns debut and play her first competitive 15-a-side game when the side takes on England in Auckland tomorrow in a match which also doubles as the 1000th test in women’s rugby.
We look at the problems incoming Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie must remedy before the Rugby Championship and explain why the 2013 British and Irish Lions will not be regarded as a great team.
All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw will make his long-awaited return to rugby this Saturday when he turns out for Christchurch in the Canterbury metro club competition.
Veteran openside flanker George Smith will make a sensational return to international rugby, being named to start in the series-deciding test between the Wallabies and British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday night.
In this week’s issue, we set the scene for the series-deciding test between the Wallabies and British and Irish Lions in Sydney this Saturday night.
Lock Alun Wyn Jones will lead a British and Irish Lions side featuring six changes in the series-deciding test against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday night, while veteran centre Brian O’Driscoll has missed out on the match-day 23 completely.
Wallabies skipper James Horwill has been cleared of stomping British and Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones for a second time and will play in the series-deciding test in Sydney this Saturday.
New Zealand players Tim Mikkelson and Kayla McAlister have been named the IRB men’s and women’s sevens players of the year respectively.
British and Irish Lions skipper Sam Warburton will miss this Saturday’s series-deciding test against the Wallabies in Sydney due to a hamstring injury, with Brian O’Driscoll the favourite to lead the team in his absence.
The New Zealand men’s and women’s sevens teams can now lay claim to being the best in the world after winning their respective finals at the Sevens Rugby World Cup in Moscow.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has made five changes to his side for the second test against the Wallabies in Melbourne this Saturday night.
In this week’s edition, we look at why the Wallabies have it all to do in the crucial second test against the British and Irish Lions in Melbourne this Saturday night.
Wallaby James O’Connor has been given another chance at first five, with coach Robbie Deans making two injury-forced changes to his side for the crucial second test against the British and Irish Lions in Melbourne this Saturday night.
All Blacks Dane Coles and Jeremy Thrush have re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union, the Hurricanes and Wellington.
In this week’s issue, we look at why the first Wallabies v British and Irish Lions test could determine who wins the series.
Israel Folau is one of three debutants included in the Wallabies team to face the British and Irish Lions in the first test in Brisbane this Saturday night.
The first test of this series looms as pivotal for both sides.
Rene Ranger has been rewarded for two promising cameos off the bench, being named to start for the All Blacks in the third test against France in New Plymouth on Saturday night.
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.