New Zealand’s players take part in a training session at Tatsuminomori Seaside Park in Koto, Tokyo, on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
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
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.
Party-poopers South Africa will need to be at their very best to overturn recent history against Wales in this weekend’s World Cup semi-final, scrum-half Faf de Klerk warned on Wednesday.
Buenos Aires: Defending champions River Plate booked a place in the final of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday despite losing a tense semi-final to rivals Boca Juniors at a packed