Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup

Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup

Recalled Jane in line to start

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.

Read, Whitelock re-sign with NZ Rugby

All Blacks No 8 Kieran Read and lock Sam Whitelock have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Crusaders for four more years.

Jane back in ABs

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.

Carter could play in Japan

All Blacks first five Dan Carter could make his return from injury against Japan next month.

McCaw returns for All Blacks

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).

Van der Merwe added to Bok squad

It is a case of one Van der Merwe replacing another for South Africa.

Albacete back for Pumas

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).

O’Connor in more trouble

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.

Folau sticking with rugby

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.

Mealamu extends NZRU deals

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.

All Blacks send for reinforcements

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.

Messam out of Bledisloe Cup test

All Blacks blindside flanker Liam Messam will play no part in this Saturday’s test against the Wallabies in Sydney after injuring his hamstring.

Crotty in line for debut

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.

Contepomi to captain Pumas

Veteran second five Felipe Contepomi will lead Argentina when it opens its Rugby Championship campaign against the Springboks in Soweto on Saturday.

Carter facing more time on the sideline

All Blacks first five Dan Carter is facing three to four weeks on the sideline due to a calf strain.

Carter to take six-month break

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.

Faumuina makes ABs training squad

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.

All Blacks to play in Lower Hutt

The All Blacks will play two training matches against Wellington and a Canterbury XV in Lower Hutt next month.

McKenzie unveiled as new Wallabies coach

It’s official – Reds boss Ewen McKenzie is now the new coach of the Wallabies.

Deans resigns

Under-fire Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has stepped down from his post, with Ewen McKenzie set to replace him.

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