Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea has been ruled out for at least eight weeks due to a serious medial-collateral-ligament knee injury he suffered against the Crusaders last week.
A Trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition between the New Zealand and Australian franchises is back on track and set to start on 14 May after confirmation of a travel bubble in line with Covid-19 protocols.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson has announced the implementation of three new law trials at school-grade level in an attempt to make the game safer for teenage players in the country.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has lamented his side’s 38-0 Tri-Nations defeat to the All Blacks in Newcastle on Saturday.
Playmaker Beauden Barrett says the All Blacks have identified areas where they could break through Argentina’s impressive defence during Saturday’s Tri-Nations clash in Newcastle.
Flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez says there was an unprecedented sense of belief in the Argentina squad that they could beat the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday.
Coach Ian Foster says the All Blacks are hurting greatly after their shock 25-15 defeat by Argentina in Sydney on Saturday.
Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have confirmed a six-week trans-Tasman tournament will take place next year following their respective domestic Super Rugby competitions.
Reports in New Zealand suggest that several key All Blacks players could opt against playing in the Rugby Championship for family reasons.
New Zealand may have lost out on hosting the Rugby Championship, but the Wallabies will travel to New Zealand to play two Bledisloe Cup matches in October.