The rock star All Blacks loose forward trio of Kieran Read, Richie McCaw and Jerome Kaino will be no more after the latter’s decision to wave sayonara to New Zealand rugby. BY DAVE CAMPBELL
The White card could feature in this year’s Rugby Championship if the International Rugby Board approves the use of them.
Robbie Deans will have a new-look Wallabies coaching team this season, including at least three new assistants.
The Springboks will return to Soweto next year when they play their final Rugby Championship test against the All Blacks.
An extra All Blacks test is set to be added to the team’s 2012 schedule, says New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew.
Argentina will be able to call on its top players for next year’s inaugural Rugby Championship.
The Wallabies and All Blacks will kickoff next year’s inaugural Rugby Championship.
Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin will host All Blacks tests next year.
Utility back James O’Connor could see game time at first or second five during the Wallabies’ two-match tour of the UK, says coach Robbie Deans.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has included three newbies in his squad for the side’s two-match tour of the UK.
The Wallabies will open their 2012 season with a historic midweek test against Scotland in Newcastle.
Test match footy will return to the Sydney Football Stadium from 2012 after the Australian Rugby Union struck a 10-year deal with the ground’s owners.
Under-siege All Blacks wing Zac Guildford says he needs to “mentally harden up” in the wake of his bumbling effort during the Tri Nations loss to the Wallabies at the weekend.
The Wallabies’ major sponsor has been forced to apologise for after awarding a prize and posting a highly offensive picture of two rugby fans dressed up in black face paint at Saturday’s Tri Nations match in Brisbane.
A charge of foul play against Wallabies first five has been dismissed by a SANZAR judicial panel.
The All Blacks were left to lament a slow and lacklustre start as the Wallabies claimed their first Tri Nations title in 10 years following a 25-20 victory in Brisbane last night.
Wallabies halfback Will Genia is in doubt for tomorrow night’s Tri Nations decider against the All Blacks in Brisbane following his second serious training mishap in three days.
The inclusion of Piri Weepu in the starting XV and Ali Williams’ demotion to the bench are the key features of the All Blacks side named to face Australia in the Tri Nations decider in Brisbane this Saturday.
There are plenty of mouth-watering clashes on offer this weekend.
Which player was unlucky to miss out on the All Blacks’ wider training squad?
Gordon Tietjens’ success in sevens is unrivalled and should place him in the same coaching league as Sir Alex Ferguson.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named a 38-man training squad and there are a couple of oversights worth highlighting