New Zealand

Brian O'Driscoll

New Zealand 42 Ireland 10: The verdict

ANOTHER NEW Zealand-Ireland game, another All Blacks win. It’s a stuck record for Ireland and while they showed glimmers of a decent running game at Eden Park, this match was…

Aaron Smith

New Zealand v Ireland: 1st Test preview

IRELAND HAVE never beaten New Zealand but they have a chance to change the history books in Auckland on Saturday. Both Declan Kidney and Steve Hansen have selected new caps…

Another casualty: Tony Woodcock

Woodcock ruled out for Reds clash

Prop Tony Woodcock suffered an acute calf strain at training yesterday and has been ruled out of tomorrow night’s match against the Reds. This latest casualty means Tevita Mailau moves…

A welcome return for fans: Richie McCaw

McCaw returns for Crusaders against Waratahs

  The Crusaders head to Sydney this weekend to take on the Waratahs on Sunday (KO: 06:10 GMT) in round ten of the Super Rugby competition. Head Coach Todd Blackadder…

Four new starters for Crusaders

Four new starters for Crusaders

The Crusaders coaches have announced the team to play the Chiefs in Napier this Friday, and it includes a number of changes from the team which met the Highlanders last…

Jamie Joseph has made three changes to the side that took on Chiefs last weekend

Highlanders make two changes against Crusaders

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Saturday 3 March at 06:35am (gmt). Two changes have been made to the…

Andrew Hore will make his Hilander debut against Chiefs

Haskell on the bench for Highlanders

On Saturday 25 February, four players will make their Highlanders debut; All Black Andrew Hore will start at hooker for the first time in Highlanders colours alongside fellow All Black…