All Blacks utility back Damian McKenzie has been ruled out of the World Cup with an ACL injury.
Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams is set to undergo knee surgery that will keep him out of action for at least six weeks.
Sanzaar has confirmed the abbreviated six-match schedule for this year’s Rugby Championship, which will see the Springboks play just one match at home.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has included Blues No 8 Akira Ioane in an extended 41-man training squad.
All Blacks outside back Israel Dagg has announced his retirement from rugby.
Former Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez says the Boks should believe that they can beat the All Blacks on a regular basis.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has confirmed that 2019 will be his final year in New Zealand Rugby.
Former World Cup-winning captain John Smit says the Boks proved in 2018 that they have the ability to beat top teams such as the All Blacks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
All Blacks flank Liam Squire will join Japanese side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes on a permanent two-year deal from the Highlanders in 2020.
All Blacks prop Owen Franks is set to join English Premiership club Northampton after this year’s World Cup.