All Blacks locks Sam Whitelock and Tupou Vaa'i have been ruled out of New Zealand's second test against Ireland in Dunedin on Saturday.
After we were treated to a stunning weekend of rugby we enter week two, as the two rugby hemispheres collide across the globe. Stay across all the line-ups, team news, odds and our individual match previews here.
Ireland coach Andy Farrell has held out hope Johnny Sexton will be available to face New Zealand on Saturday in Dunedin after the fly-half passed the second of three concussion tests.
First they lost Quade Cooper in the warm-up, then Tom Banks and Allan Alaalatoa succumbed to injury and concussion respectively, and then came the red card. The Wallabies went on to win anyway.
The All Blacks weathered storms at the start of each half but responded with six tries to open their 2022 season with a hardfought but convincing 42-19 victory over Ireland in Auckland on Saturday.
What a wild week for the All Blacks. But there is often opportunity in crisis and with Ian Foster and other New Zealand coaches forced to isolate, the situation has allowed Joe Schmidt to come in early -- and that may prove vital against Ireland.
Leicester Fainga'anuku will make his Test debut on the left wing against Ireland as All Blacks coach Ian Foster named all three Barrett brothers in the run-on side to face Ireland.
At last kick-off is upon. Unfortunately for Eddie Jones, the build-up has come without a verbal sparring partner. But there is still plenty to discuss as the Wallabies host England in the first Test in Perth.
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A tantalising three weeks of Test rugby kicks off this weekend, as the two rugby hemispheres collide across the globe. Stay across all the line-ups, team news, odds and our individual match previews here.
New Zealand's preparations for their opening Test against Ireland have been rocked with head coach Ian Foster and his assistant John Plumtree as well as two key players all testing positive for COVID-19.
The Crusaders have dominated the ladder-topping Blues to win the Super Rugby Pacific final 21-7 at a sold-out Eden Park in Auckland.
Thursday's bombshell from Hamish McLennan that Rugby Australia could walk away from Super Rugby Pacific may have caught New Zealand off guard, but it is in no way a surprise given the rocky road the two rugby neighbours have ridden in recent times.
Saturday's Super Rugby Pacific final between the Blues and Crusaders sold out inside five hours. With big names across the paddock, an old school feel, and the All Blacks No. 10 jersey on the line, it really could be something special.
With six rookies selected, and incumbents making way for those inclusions, for the three-Test series against Ireland, All Blacks coach Ian Foster is chasing swift improvement after successive defeats, and a sense of trepidation, ended last year.
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New Zealand coach Ian Foster named the following squad on Monday for next month's three-test series against Ireland with some big name inclusions including NRL code-hopper Roger Tuivasa-Scheck and Blues teammate Stephen Perofeta.
New Zealand's dominance of Super Rugby Pacific will continue for another year after the Blues snuffed out the hopes of the remaining Australian side, beating the Brumbies 20-19 at Eden Park.
The Crusaders marched into the Super Rugby final with a 20-7 win over the Chiefs on Friday, producing stonewall defence to safeguard their Christchurch fortress yet again.
A wobbly scrum has cost an audacious Reds outfit in their Super Rugby Pacific quarterfinal defeat to the Crusaders.
A special general meeting of New Zealand Rugby in Auckland voted in favour of a NZ$200 million ($129.42 million) private equity investment from U.S. firm Silver Lake on Thursday, the final step in the approval process for the groundbreaking deal.
The Queensland Reds' Super Rugby Pacific season is hanging by a thread after another tough loss against New Zealand-based opposition on Friday night.
Western Force have kept their Super Rugby Pacific finals hopes alive after snapping their losing streak with a key 48-28 win over Moana Pasifika.
The NSW Waratahs have shown they won't just be making up the numbers in the Super Rugby Pacific finals with a rousing 32-20 away win over the Highlanders.
Substitute Lukas Ripley has scored a hat-trick of tries but it wasn't enough to keep the Melbourne Rebels' finals hopes alive in a 45-22 loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington.
- Tries Scored1st 28 Tries
- Points Difference= 1st 114 points