Mains: Savea better than Lomu

2014-10-22 17:00

Ex-All Black and Lions coach Laurie Mains agrees with the notion that Julian Savea is a more complete wing than Jonah Lomu was.

All Blacks open gap on Boks

2014-10-21 12:09

New Zealand’s last-gasp win over Australia in their Bledisloe Cup match saw them improve their position at the top of the IRB rankings.

ABs steal win at the death

2014-10-18 12:57

New Zealand have beaten Australia in their Bledisloe Cup clash in Brisbane, scoring the winning try after the final hooter.

All Blacks wary of besieged Oz

2014-10-16 09:08

The All Blacks are fearing a backlash from the beleaguered Wallabies in this weekend's final Test, coach Steve Hansen has said.

Groom specialist players

2014-10-13 11:34

Matches says young South African rugby players need to be trained as specialist players, something the All Black's have been doing for years.

Carter out of Brisbane Test

2014-10-09 07:44

All Blacks Dan Carter has lost his race to be fit and will miss next week's final Bledisloe Cup match against Australia.

Good sportsmanship from ABs

2014-10-07 13:05

The All Blacks have displayed good sportsmanship by congratulating the Springboks on their victory at Ellis Park.

SA loss a 'blip' for All Blacks

2014-10-06 13:03

New Zealand media have dismissed the All Blacks' Rugby Championship loss to South Africa as a "minor blip".

Jean had full faith in Lambie

2014-10-05 17:00

Springboks captain Jean de Villiers had little doubt that Patrick Lambie could land the kick which helped them beat the All Blacks.

Boks relieved despite win

2014-10-05 14:07

Amid the thrill of victory there was a palpable sense of relief in the South Africa camp following their triumph over New Zealand.

Get off Meyer's back - Hansen

2014-10-05 10:01

All Black coach Steve Hansen has suggested that the South African media should get off Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer’s back.

McCaw makes record appearance

2014-10-04 17:30

Richie McCaw made a record 134th appearance for New Zealand when he played against South Africa at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

De Villiers full of belief

2014-10-03 20:01

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers believes his side can beat the world champion All Blacks in Johannesburg.

Boks urged to up mental game

2014-10-03 17:21

Jean de Villiers says the Springboks must overcome a mental block they have against New Zealand if they are to beat them.

Savea 'better' than Lomu

2014-10-03 10:18

Steve Hansen has created a storm of debate after declaring that wing Julian Savea is "probably better" than Jonah Lomu.

All Blacks finding it hard to lose

2014-10-02 22:38

Habits are hard to change, and few teams in sport currently have a winning habit as unshakeable as the All Blacks.

Hansen differs with Meyer

2014-10-02 19:30

All Black coach Steve Hansen believes that their Rugby Championship match with the Springboks does not hinge on the loose forwards.

9 out of 10 losses for Boks

2014-10-02 08:48

The Springboks head into their encounter with the All Blacks knowing they have lost nine out of their last 10 meetings.

Boks must box clever - Meyer

2014-10-02 07:19

Brain and not brawn will be key for the Springboks if they are to beat the All Blacks at Ellis Park, coach Heyneke Meyer says.

Matfield: Boks need to be clinical

2014-10-01 23:15

Victor Matfield believes South Africa needs to close down crucial moments if they want to end to the All Blacks' unbeaten record.

Bok Test: Best locks do battle?

2014-09-30 23:15

Matfield-Etzebeth v Whitelock-Retallick ... this looks a first-time lock contest closer to fruition on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

ABs acknowledge Pollard effect

2014-09-30 19:05

The All Blacks have acknowledged that Handré Pollard has turned their traditional opponents into a different animal.

New dad Coles heads to SA

2014-09-29 21:49

Hooker Dane Coles and inside centre Ryan Crotty have been added to the New Zealand squad to do battle with South Africa.

All Blacks bid to clinch title

2014-09-26 10:32

NZ will attempt to overcome injuries to close out their third straight Rugby Championship title when they play Argentina.

Pumas change three for ABs

2014-09-25 18:03

Argentina have made three changes to the team beaten by Australia for their Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand.


All Black Nonu in high demand

2014-10-21 13:23

All Black centre Ma'a Nonu is in high demand, with English, Japanese and French clubs reportedly interested in his services.

Carter, SBW back for All Blacks

2014-10-20 07:36

New Zealand have welcomed back superstars Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams for next month's northern hemisphere tour.

McCaw: No interest in Oz turmoil

2014-10-17 10:06

New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw is not that interested in the turmoil in the Wallabies camp ahead of Bledisloe Cup Test.

All Blacks ring the changes

2014-10-15 19:13

Steve Hansen has announced the New Zealand team for the Bledisloe Cup third Test against Australia in Brisbane.

ABs pick Pulu, Cruden returns

2014-10-10 06:59

The All Blacks drafted scrumhalf Augustine Pulu into the squad for their final Bledisloe Cup fixture against Australia.

Mehrtens: Teams to work out Pollard

2014-10-08 13:31

Former All Black flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens says Bok flyhalf sensation Handre Pollard can expect teams to "quickly work him out".

Kaplan questions Bok penalty

2014-10-07 09:02

Former SA referee Jonathan Kaplan has questioned the decision to award the Springboks a penalty on the back of television replays

All Black suffers serious injury

2014-10-06 09:45

New Zealand will seek a new scrumhalf for the northern hemisphere tour after Tawera Kerr-Barlow was ruled out for at least six months.

Hansen proud of fightback

2014-10-05 14:07

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is proud of the way his players fought their way back into contention in their defeat to South Africa

No qualms with decisive penalty

2014-10-05 12:00

The All Blacks have no complaints with the late penalty awarded to South Africa which ended their 22-match unbeaten record.

As it happened: Boks v All Blacks

2014-10-04 19:15

See how the action unfolded in the Rugby Championship Test between the Springboks and All Blacks.

Boks chasing elusive scalp

2014-10-03 22:37

With the 2015 RWC fast approaching, the Springboks are running out of time to get a psychological edge over the All Blacks.

McCaw not fazed by record

2014-10-03 18:30

Richie McCaw has put the historic achievement of breaking the All Blacks appearances record out of his mind.

Boks may delay call on Duane

2014-10-03 14:30

The Springboks could leave the decision on whether to start Duane Vermeulen to the very last moment before facing the All Blacks.

McCaw, Meyer crave victory

2014-10-03 07:42

Global rugby gladiators SA and NZ come face to face with All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw and Boks coach Heyneke Meyer craving victory.

Boks feeling quietly optimistic

2014-10-02 21:04

While the task facing them may be daunting, the Springboks are exuding a quiet confidence that might just be their best ally.

Boks: Less pressure than 2013?

2014-10-02 11:39

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has admitted that he's happy they don't have to chase a bonus-point victory against the All Blacks.


In an emotional video, Springbok scrumhalf legend Joost van der Westhuizen, a motor neuron disease sufferer, paid a visit to the All Blacks training session ahead of their Rugby Championship clash.

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All Blacks duo to miss SA clash

2014-10-02 07:18

Lock Brodie Retallick and loosehead prop Wyatt Crockett lost their race to be fit in time for the All Blacks' final clash against SA.

Burger aims to make impact

2014-10-01 05:00

Springbok flank Schalk Burger will once again be looking to make an impact when they face off against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

Boks, AB's holding thumbs

2014-09-30 22:00

While the Springboks sweat on the fitness of Duane Vermeulen and Bryan Habana, the All Blacks have worries of their own.

Duane: No 2 not good enough

2014-09-30 10:22

Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen says the team is motivated to prove its worth against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

Hat-trick of titles for All Blacks

2014-09-28 07:18

The All Blacks have defeated Argentina in La Plata to clinch a third consecutive Rugby Championship title.

McCaw eyes matching Meads

2014-09-26 07:40

Skipper Richie McCaw will equal a 43-year record when New Zealand seek a bonus-point win over Argentina in La Plata.

Harris set for All Black debut

2014-09-25 07:32

Rookie hooker Nathan Harris is expected to make his Test debut for the All Blacks when they face Argentina in La Plata.

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