The tactical nous of influential halfbacks Aaron Smith and Beauden Barrett should enable the All Blacks to overcome the British & Irish Lions in Saturday’s first Test at Eden Park, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Kieran Read will captain the All Blacks in the first Test against the British & Irish Lions in Auckland on Saturday.
Ireland flank Peter O’Mahony will captain the British & Irish Lions against the All Blacks in the first Test in Auckland on Saturday.
Coenie Oosthuizen says being dropped from the Springbok squad last year was a low point in his life.
Francois Venter will captain South Africa A in their final match against the French Barbarians at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Friday.
Rassie Erasmus would add immense value to a South African rugby system that finally appears to be showing signs of functioning efficiently again, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Francois Hougaard looks set to replace Ross Cronjé and start his first Test at scrumhalf in nearly three years, writes JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.
Springbok JP Pietersen is set to leave the Leicester Tigers after just one season at the English club.
Springbok scrumhalf Ross Cronjé has been ruled out of the third and final Test against France in Johannesburg this Saturday due to delayed concussion symptoms.
The British & Irish Lions secured their first midweek win on tour as they thrashed the Chiefs 34-6 in Hamilton on Tuesday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.