The bold and brave new era of All Blacks rugby continues apace with today's dramatic promotion of uncapped 24-year-old Canterbury son-of-a-gun Tom Taylor to his first test start. The theory that coach Steve Hansen is rewriting the once conservative book on All Black selection gained further credence when Taylor was named to start at No... Continue Reading →
NO All Black Rugby tests for Cape Town till after 2015 if that -see below !
The fixtures are*: Castle Incoming Tour · Saturday, June 8 (Mbombela Stadium): Scotland v Samoa; Springboks v Italy · Saturday, June 15 (Mr Price Kings Park): Samoa v Italy; Springboks v Scotland · Saturday, June 22 (Loftus Versfeld): Team 3 v Team 4 ; Team 1 v Team 2 2013 Castle Rugby Championship: · Saturday,... Continue Reading →
All Blacks spend day hugging the hotel toilets.
Just 48 hours before the final test of an arduous season, almost all of the All Blacks have been struck down by sickness. Only two members of the extended 34-man playing squad escaped the potentially debilitating bug which first swept through the team in Cardiff last week. Lock Luke Romano, who is on the bench... Continue Reading →
Kieran Read will captain an All Blacks team featuring 14 starting changes against Italy.
Kieran Read will captain an All Blacks team featuring 14 starting changes against Italy. With Richie McCaw being given the week off in Rome to prepare for two tougher assignments ahead, Read has assumed the All Blacks captaincy mantle for the first time this week. Sunday's test against the Italians also signals a passing of... Continue Reading →
There is potential for the All Blacks’ biggest selection overhaul since 2005 when coach Steve Hansen settles on his side to play Italy.
There is potential for the All Blacks' biggest selection overhaul since 2005 when coach Steve Hansen settles on his side to play Italy. Injuries have worsened a situation that was already going to see numerous changes to the side that beat Scotland 51-22 in the tour opener. Hansen stated all 32 of his tour party... Continue Reading →
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2011 Rugby Fixtures
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New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, 29, has been named the IRB player of the year
The All Blacks have been rewarded for a stellar 2010 campaign by sweeping the International Rugby Board (IRB) awards, which were announced this morning (NZT). New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, 29, has been named the IRB player of the year and becomes the first player to win the award three times since its inception in... Continue Reading →