Rieko Ioane scored a brace as the All Blacks thumped the British & Irish Lions 30-15 in Auckland to take a 1-0 lead in the series. JON CARDINELLI reports.
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.
Beauden Barrett scored 24 points as the All Blacks thrashed Samoa 78-0 at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Racing 92 flyhalf Dan Carter is facing a drunk-driving charge after being questioned by police on Wednesday. French magazine Closer report that the All Black legend was stopped near the Champs-Elysees. His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.98 grams of alcohol per litre of blood, with the permitted rate at 0.5 grams. According to Closer, Carter, who is currently sidelined with a… Read more →
Ex-New Zealand and Chiefs loose forward Sione Lauaki, aged 35, passed away due to kidney failure on Sunday. Lauaki was diagnosed with kidney and heart problems in 2012 while he was playing for Bayonne in France. But although the cause of his death has not been revealed, it is believed he suffered kidney failure. The Tonga-born player represented Auckland and… Read more →
England intend to develop a playing style that is very different to that of the All Blacks, and the Springboks should too, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The All Blacks stormed to a 57-15 win on Saturday to hand the Springboks their biggest defeat ever at home, reports JON CARDINELLI at Kings Park. Steve Hansen’s All Blacks march on. They’ve won the 2015 World Cup. They’ve clinched the 2016 Rugby Championship title. And now, after thrashing the Boks at Kings Park, they are only one result away… Read more →
The Springbok forwards need to take the fight to the All Blacks in the first stanza for the hosts to have any chance of scoring an upset on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI in Durban.
Former captain Jean de Villiers believes the only way the Boks can beat the All Blacks this Saturday is by persisting with a pragmatic approach, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Durban.