Kashiwa: Champions New Zealand underwent a punishing first World Cup training session in Japan on Wednesday before promising to come out firing against South Africa
Treble-chasing New Zealand’s supremacy looks set to face a serious test from multiple challengers as the clock ticks down to an eagerly awaited Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture
England coach Eddie Jones heads into a World Cup semi-final against New Zealand taking inspiration from legendary football manager Alex Ferguson. Saturday’s fixture in Yokohama
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen became Sir Stephen on Tuesday, receiving a knighthood in the New Zealand New Year’s honours list, but insisted he was still “plain old Steve”.
OITA: All three Barrett brothers got on the scoresheet as reigning champions New Zealand stormed to their second victory of the Rugby World Cup with a 63-0 bonus point
Wellington: The All Blacks on Tuesday warned Australia will face intense physical battle in the Bledisloe Cup decider but vowed to stay on the right side of the law. The world champions were keen to place the emphasis on discipline for Saturday’s crunch match in Auckland after lock Scott Barrett was handed a three-match
Steve Hansen will not be wrapping his players in cotton wool ahead of the Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks coach confirming he will give his core group a run against Tonga in their final match ahead of the global showpiece.
The All Blacks and Wallabies were both left dejected after they battled for nearly 90 minutes in a ‘wild’ thriller to relaunch international rugby after the Covid hiatus only to end up with 16-16 draw.
The wounded All Blacks will look to restore pride against Australia at their Eden Park fortress on Sunday after last week’s 16-16 draw further dimmed their aura of invincibility in coach Ian Foster’s first game in charge.