New Zealand remain hopeful that Brodie Retallick will be available for Rugby World Cup selection after the lock dislocated his shoulder during the Rugby Championship clash against South Africa on Saturday.
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
World Cup winner Dan Carter would not be out of place in the All Blacks squad at the global showpiece in Japan later this year if selectors sent him an SOS to fill the gap left by the injured Damian McKenzie, former coach Graham Henry has said.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
New Zealand’s rugby executives have had some time to digest the implications of Steve Hansen’s announcement here Friday that he will bring a 16-year association with the All Blacks to an end after next autumn’s World Cup, writes
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018
Bundee Aki’s place in a Test opposition dressing room has come under fire in the New Zealand media this week but Connacht and Ireland team-mate Kieran Marmion believes the Auckland-born centre is relishing the opportunity to go toe to toe with the All Blacks tomorrow.
Fri, 16 Nov, 2018
Whenever in football it’s announced in advance that a certain manager will be finishing up with a particular team at the end of the season, the reflex in this part of the world is to reference the example of Alex Ferguson back in 2001-02.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2018
Sun, 17 Sep, 2017
It says much about the character of Colin Meads that when he unveiled a bronze statue of himself in his hometown of Te Kuiti earlier this summer, the All Black legend felt the need to apologise to the large crowd that had gathered in tribute to him.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017