Brodie Retallick’s inclusion in the starting lineup to face Ireland after his recent return from injury shows how much the All Blacks value the star lock.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has opted to keep Jack Goodhue and Anton Lienert-Brown in the midfield for their quarter-final against Ireland in Tokyo on Sunday.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen discusses the difficulty of picking World Cup winners, while Kieran Read talks up the clash with the Springboks as ‘one of the biggest’ of his career.
Ryan Crotty has been given permission by All Blacks management to play for Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Cup after recovering from a thumb injury.
Crusaders duo Ryan Crotty and Scott Barrett have been ruled out of the Vodacom Super Rugby final against the Jaguares through hand injuries.
All Blacks and Crusaders midfielder Ryan Crotty will join the Kubota Spears at the end of the year.
Ryan Crotty says the All Blacks aim to make amends for the loss against the Springboks when they take on Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Ryan Crotty and Rieko Ioane have been ruled out of the second Bledisloe Cup Test between the All Blacks and Wallabies due to injury.
Sanzaar referees boss Lyndon Bray says All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty scored a legitimate try against the Springboks at Newlands on Saturday.