Wallabies lacking 'mental toughness' needed to outlast All Blacks
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is fitting the World Cup "jigsaw pieces" together nicely but his side still lacks the mental toughness needed to avoid a second straight Bledisloe Cup whitewash, according to a Wallabies legend.
Test rugby's walking wounded
With the November internationals nearing, the biggest concern for the major nations is the growing size of their injury lists -- will key players be fit for the end-of-year tours?
Thorn wants Wallabies to win Bledisloe III
Brad Thorn's Bledisloe Cup allegiances have shifted, with the All Blacks great declaring his support for the Wallabies in Saturday's Test at Suncorp Stadium.
Sopoaga replaces Barrett for Australia clash
Lima Sopoaga has been confirmed at fly-half as New Zealand named a squad featuring four changes for Saturday's trip to face Australia.
Milner-Skudder facing lengthy layoff
All Blacks utility back Nehe Milner-Skudder looks set for six to seven month injury-enforced layoff after undergoing surgery.
Cheika's 'united' Wallabies a tough Test - Dowd
The Wallabies came ever so close to upsetting the All Blacks in Dunedin and they're better placed to end a long run of Bledisloe defeats in Brisbane this weekend, Craig Dowd writes.
Gatland: I'll never coach the Lions again
After two impressive tours with the British & Irish Lions, Warren Gatland says he will not take up the job again.
Mo'unga called into ABs, Cane signs new deal
Crusaders fly-half Richie Mo'unga will join the All Blacks as injury cover ahead of their dead-rubber Bledisloe Cup clash against Australia in Brisbane.
Piri Weepu officially retires from rugby
Former All Black scrum half Piri Weepu has officially retired from the game and a number of rugby's leading figures have paid tribute
Hunt and Korczyk back in Wallabies mix
Karmichael Hunt and Adam Korczyk have earned Wallabies recalls while coach Michael Cheika has named three fresh development players ahead of next weekend's third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane.
Cape Town thriller just what world rugby needed
The tremendous Test match between South Africa and New Zealand in Cape Town was full of everything you could want from a game of rugby - Craig Dowd writes.
Milner-Skudder facing another long layoff
Nehe Milner-Skudder is out for the remainder of the year, the All Blacks winger requiring surgery after popping his shoulder out during the thrilling 25-24 victory over the Springboks in Cape Town.
Milner-Skudder suffers fresh injury blow
All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder is all but certain to miss the rest of the Test season with a dislocated right shoulder.
Hansen lauds young guns after ABs triumph
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has given his young players credit after a late try saw them stagger to a one-point Rugby Championship win over South Africa.
10 years on: France stun All Blacks in Cardiff
France secured their place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals on this day in 2007 with a dramatic 20-18 victory. It would prove to be New Zealand's last defeat at the tournament to date.
SBW has 'made steps' to avoid second red card
All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams says a fault in his tackle technique has been ironed out - and potentially at just the right time.
All Blacks stick with Springbok slayers
The All Blacks have turned to the players who had slayed the Springboks 57-0 in Auckland for an anticipated fierce Rugby Championship response in Cape Town.
All Blacks forged in Gallaher's image
It is 100 years since former New Zealand captain Dave Gallaher died in battle, but no one has played a more significant role in the country's rugby development.
Carter: I still feel pretty sick about drink driving
Former New Zealand double world cup winner Dan Carter admitted he felt "pretty sick" after being charged for drink driving in Paris in February.
Forget Albany, ABs will want bigger statement
New Zealand were superb in belting South Africa 57-0 last month, yet the All Blacks will demand even greater quality in the return Test after inaccurate performances in the second clashes against Argentina and Australia -- Craig Dowd writes.
Retallick to miss Springboks Test after family tragedy
Brodie Retallick won't be joining the All Blacks in South Africa for their Test against the Springboks due a family tragedy, coach Steve Hansen has confirmed.
All Blacks overcome Pumas challenge
New Zealand produced both scintillating and disappointing rugby to beat Argentina in a "game of two halves" in Buenos Aires after the draw between the Springboks and Wallabies had guaranteed them another Rugby Championship title.
Havili set for All Blacks debut
Versatile Crusaders back David Havili will make his All Blacks debut from the bench in this weekend's Rugby Championship match against Argentina in Buenos Aires
Hansen right to rest All Blacks as Cup edges closer
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has taken the common-sense approach in resting some of his frontline stars from this week's Test against Argentina -- Craig Dowd writes.
Rewind: '37 Springboks greatest team to leave NZ
It is 80 years since one of the most momentous matches in international rugby union history, the clash between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland on Sept. 25, 1937.
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