New Zealand

The Rugby Championship - The view from the North

After the first round of Rugby Championship action, Gareth Hughes takes a look at both games for Talking Rugby Union.
22 July 2019

Steve Hansen admits New Zealand were 'rusty' against Argentina

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen admitted that the All Blacks were 'rusty' in the Rugby Championship opening game against Argentina in Buenos Aires last weekend.
22 July 2019

Video Highlights: New Zealand start Rugby Championship campaign with 16-20 win over Argentina

New Zealand managed to hold off Argentina in the second half to complete a thrilling 16-20 win in Buenos Aires in their Rugby Championship opening round on Saturday. Here are the highlights from the encounter.
21 July 2019

New Zealand edge out Argentina 16-20 in Buenos Aires

New Zealand scored all the points in the first half as they edged out Argentina 16-20 in their Rugby Championship opener in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
21 July 2019

Argentina name matchday squad for clash against All Blacks

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has confirmed the matchday squad that will take on New Zealand in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
19 July 2019

Five uncapped players in New Zealand's matchday squad for clash against Argentina

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has named five uncapped players in the matchday squad for the Rugby Championship opening game against Argentina to be played in Buenos Aires.
18 July 2019

Argentina name squad for Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has named a 30-man squad for the Rugby Championship opening game against New Zealand to be played in Buenos Aires on 20th July.
16 July 2019

New Zealand beat England 28-13 to clinch Women's Super Series

Renee Wickliffe scored a hat-trick as New Zealand completed a 28-13 win over England at Torero Stadium on Sunday to win the Women's Super Series.
15 July 2019

Ben Smith feels Rugby Championship pivotal for All Blacks' World Cup campaign

New Zealand utility back Ben Smith insisted that the upcoming Rugby Championship will set the precedent for All Blacks' World Cup campaign to be played later this year in Japan.
14 July 2019

Sam Cane to captain New Zealand in Rugby Championship opener against Argentina

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed back-row Sam Cane to lead the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship opening game against Argentina to be played in Buenos Aires on 21st July.
12 July 2019

Beauden Barrett signs four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby and Blues

New Zealand first-five Beauden Barrett has made a switch from Hurricanes to rivals Blues after signing a four-year deal with the Auckland based club.
12 July 2019

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson 'optimistic' about All Blacks role

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson said he is optimistic on taking up in charge of the All Blacks post the upcoming World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
8 July 2019

France bounce back with 25-16 win over New Zealand in Women's Super Series

France opened their account in the ongoing Women's Super Series as they completed a 25-16 win over their New Zealand counterparts in the third round at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center on Saturday.
7 July 2019

Hamstring injury makes Sonny Bill Williams a doubtful starter in New Zealand's Rugby Championship opener

Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams has suffered another injury setback that puts him in doubt for the Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Buenos Aires.
5 July 2019

Black Ferns blank USA 33-0 to go top of Women's Super Series

New Zealand Women continued their impressive run in the ongoing Super Series as they blanked USA Women 33-0 in the second round at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center.
5 July 2019

New Zealand name four new players in squad for first two Rugby Championship games

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has named four new players in the 39-man squad for the opening two rounds of the upcoming Rugby Championship tournament.
2 July 2019

Four-try New Zealand Women off to a winning start in Super Series

New Zealand Women came up with a clinical display as they kick-started their Super Series campaign with a 20-35 win over Canada at Chula Vista Training Center on Saturday.
30 June 2019

Wales to tour New Zealand for two-test series in 2020

The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed that Wales will head to New Zealand for a two-game Test series in July next year.
22 June 2019

South Africa U20 hold off New Zealand with 25-17 win to reach semi-final

South Africa overcame three sin-bins as they went on to beat New Zealand 25-17 in their World Rugby U20 Championship encounter at Racecourse Stadium to reach the semi-final.
13 June 2019

Brodie Retallick signs new deal with New Zealand Rugby with Japan stint included

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has signed a new deal with New Zealand Rugby at least until 2023 with a stint in Japan and an extended break included.
12 June 2019