Showing posts with label 2022 all blacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2022 all blacks. Show all posts

Sunday, October 9, 2022

All Blacks Named For Japan And Northern Tour

All Black coach Ian Foster has named his touring squad for the match against Japan, and the Northern Tour against Wales, Scotland and England


Dane Coles, Samisoni Taukeiáho, Codie Taylor


George Bower, Ethan de Groot, Nepo Laulala, Tyrel Lomax,Ofa Tu’ungafasi


Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Tupou Vaa’i, Samuel Whitelock

Loose Forward:

Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papali’i, Ardie Savea, Hoskins Sotutu



Finlay Christie, Folau Fakatava, Aaron Smith

First Fives:

Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga, Stephen Perofeta


Braydon Ennor, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Outside Backs:

Jordie Barrett, Caleb Clarke, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Will Jordan, Sevu Reece

Thursday, September 15, 2022

All Blacks Have Narrow Win Against Australia

The All Blacks have secured a late 39-37 win over Australia in Melbourne, but it was not without controversy. The All Blacks scored five tries to four, but it was the match winning try in the 80th minute to Jordie Barrett that everyone was talking about. With minutes remaining in the match, the All Blacks were on attack metres from the Australian line when they conceded a penalty in a ruck, but the All Blacks were awarded a scrum by referee Mathieu Raynal when Australia took to long for kicking the ball to touch. The All Blacks then moved the ball wide for Barrett to score off the scrum and win the match.

The All Blacks lost both captain Sam Cane and second five David Havili to head knocks in the first half, and then replacement back Quinn Tupaea to a knee injury which saw Darcy Swain sinned-binned for contact to his knee. Coach Ian Foster has said at this stage he is likely out for an extended time with medial and anterior cruciate ligament damage, but was not sure of the availability of Cane and Havili for next Saturday's return Bledisloe and Rugby Championship match.

New Zealand All Blacks: 39 

Tries: Samisoni Taukei'aho 2, Richie Mo'unga, Will Jordan, Jordie Barrett, Conversions: Mo'unga 4, Penalties: Mo'unga 2

Australia: 37 

Tries: Rob Valetini, Andrew Kellaway, Pete Samu, Conversions: Bernard Foley 4, Penalties: Foley 2, Nic White

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

All Blacks Named To Face Australia In Melbourne

New Zealand All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Australia in Melbourne on Thursday night. With number eight Ardie Savea remaining in New Zealand for the birth of his child, and Shannon Frizell out injured, Foster has moved Scott Barrett to blindside flanker, and bought in Brodie Retallick to start at lock, and Hoskins Sotutu to start at number eight. The backs are unchanged from the Argentina test, while Akira Ioane comes into the reserves.

After their previous 24-8 loss to South Africa, Australian coach Dave Rennie has made eight changes to his starting side. Halfback Nic White, hooker Folau Fainga'a and openside flanker Fraser McReight drop to the reserves, while prop Taniela Topou has a calf injury, and both first five Noah Lolesio and center Hunter Paisami are out with concussion.

New Zealand All Blacks: 

Jordie Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Caleb Clarke, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Hoskins Sotutu, Sam Cane (c), Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Tyrel Lomax, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Ethan de Groot. 


Dane Coles, George Bower, Fletcher Newell, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papali’i, Finlay Christie, Beauden Barrett, Quinn Tupaea.

Australia Wallabies: 

Andrew Kellaway, Tom Wright, Len Ikitau, Lalakai Foketi, Marika Koroibete, Bernard Foley, Jake Gordon, Rob Valetini, Pete Samu, Rob Leota, Matt Philip, Jed Holloway, Allan Alaalatoa, Dave Porecki, James Slipper (c). 


Folau Fainga'a, Scott Sio, Pone Fa'amausili, Darcy Swain, Fraser McReight, Nic White, Reece Hodge, Jordan Petaia.

Monday, September 5, 2022

All Blacks Beat Argentina By 50 Points

The All Blacks have bounced back from the previous loss to Argentina with a 53-3 win in Hamilton on Saturday night. Despite the wet conditions, the All Blacks scored seven tries while hammering the Pumas in tackles and forcing them back with kick and chase options. The All Blacks have surprisingly jumped to the top of the Rugby Championship table with the bonus point win, and now travel to Australia for the next match in Melbourne on Thursday 15 September.

New Zealand All Blacks: 53 

Tries: Ethan de Groot, Caleb Clarke, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Ardie Savea, Brodie Retallick, Beauden Barrett, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 4, Jordie Barrett 2, Penalties: Mo'unga 2

Argentina: 3 

Penalty: Emiliano Boffelli

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

All Blacks Squad Named To Face Argentina

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named the All Blacks squad to face Argentina at Christchurch's Orangetheory Stadium on Saturday at 7.45pm. The starting side is unchanged from the one that beat South Africa, with only first five Beauden Barrett out with a neck injury from training, replaced by Stephen Perofeta. The match will see halfback Aaron Smith start his 100th test for the All Blacks.

New Zealand All Blacks:

Jordie Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Caleb Clarke, Richie Mo'unga, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Tyrel Lomax, Samisoni Taukei'aho, Ethan de Groot.

Reserves: Codie Taylor, George Bower, Fletcher Newell, Tupou Vaa'i, Akira Ioane, Finlay Christie, Stephen Perofeta, Quinn Tupaea.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

All Blacks Win Over South Africa

The All Blacks have silenced their critic's in the short term, with a 35-23 win at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Sunday morning, snapping a three game losing streak. Under pressure coach Ian Foster is still uncertain as coach going forward, with a New Zealand Rugby meeting this week expected to discuss the recent losses. On Sunday morning chief executive Mark Robinson was interviewed and would not commit to saying that Foster would remain coach for the remainder of the Rugby Championship against Argentina and Australia.

New Zealand All Blacks: 35

Tries: Sam Cane, Samisoni Taukei'aho, David Havili, Scott Barrett, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 3, Penalties: Mo'unga 3

South Africa: 23

Tries: Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi, Conversions: Handré Pollard 2, Penalties: Pollard 3

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

All Blacks Named To Face Ireland For Third Test

All Black coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Ireland for the deciding third test in Wellington this Saturday night.

Back in the side is lock Sam Whitelock after he withdrew last week with concussion symptoms, and this see's Scott Barrett move to blindside with Dalton Papalii dropping to the bench. Also in is tighthead prop Nepo Laulala, winger Will Jordan and second five David Havili who is back from Covid, while Dane Coles, Akira Ioane and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck come into the reserves.

New Zealand All Blacks:

1. George Bower, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Nepo Laulala, 4. Brodie Retallick, 5. Samuel Whitelock, 6. Scott Barrett, 7. Sam Cane (c) 8. Ardie Savea, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Beauden Barrett, 11. Sevu Reece, 12. David Havili, 13. Rieko Ioane, 14. Will Jordan, 15. Jordie Barrett


16. Dane Coles, 17. Aidan Ross, 18. Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19. Akira Ioane, 20. Dalton Papalii, 21. Folau Fakatava, 22. Richie Mo’unga, 23. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

NZ Maori Beat Ireland

New Zealand Maori have beaten Ireland 32-17 in Hamilton on Wednesday night in the first match for the touring side. The home side led 32-10 at halftime, playing an attacking game in wet, drizzly conditions, with tries to backs fullback Zarn Sullivan, wing Shaun Stevenson, halfback Brad Weber, and number eight Cullen Grace. Ireland came back in the second half, playing more competitively scoring the only try. Ireland will now face the All Blacks on Saturday night at Eden Park for the first test.

Māori All Blacks: 32

Tries: Zarn Sullivan, Shaun Stevenson, Brad Weber, Cullen Grace, Conversions: Josh Ioane 3, Penalties: Ioane 2

Ireland: 17

Tries: Bundee Aki, Gavin Coombes, Conversions: Ciaran Frawley 2, Penalty: Frawley

Sunday, June 12, 2022

All Blacks Squad Named For 2022

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his initial squad to contest the three test Steinlager Series against Ireland. 

All Blacks Squad 2022.

Props: George Bower, Nepo Laulala, Aidan Ross, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi

Hookers: Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Samisoni Taukeiaho

Locks: Scott Barrett, Josh Lord, Brodie Retallick, Tupou Vaa'i, Sam Whitelock 

Loose forwards: Sam Cane (c), Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Pita Gus Sowakula

Halfbacks: Finlay Christie, Folau Fakatava, Aaron Smith

First fives: Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo'unga, Stephen Perofeta

Midfielders: Jack Goodhue, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Quinn Tupaea

Outside backs: Jordie Barrett, Caleb Clarke, Leicester Fainga'anuku, Will Jordan, Sevu Reece

All Black debutants are prop Aidan Ross, loose forward Pita Gus Sowakula, halfback Folau Fakatava, first five Stephen Perofeta, mid-fielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and outside back Leicester Fainga'anuku.

The first All Blacks v Ireland match is Saturday 2nd July, 7.05pm at Eden Park, Auckland.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Super Rugby Quarter Final Results

Crusaders: 37

Tries: Will Jordan, Sevu Reece, Richie Mo'unga, Tamaiti Williams, Conversions: Mo'unga 4, Penalties: Mo'unga 3

Reds: 15

Tries: Suliasi Vunivalu, Filipo Daugunu, Conversion: Lawson Creighton, Penalty: Creighton

Chiefs: 39

Tries: Brad Weber 2, Luke Jacobson, Alex Nankivell, Pita Gus Sowakula, Conversions: Bryn Gatland 4, Penalties: Gatland 2

Waratahs: 15

Tries: Dylan Pietsch, Will Harris, Conversions: Tane Edmed, Penalty: Edmed

Blues: 35 

Tries: Akira Ioane, Beauden Barrett 2, AJ Lam, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Conversions: Stephen Perofeta 5

Highlanders: 6 

Penalties: Marty Banks 2

Brumbies: 28

Tries: Folau Fainga'a, Irae Simone, Tom Banks, Conversions: Nic White, Noah Lolesio, Penalties: Lolesio 3

Hurricanes: 25

Tries: Josh Moorby 2, Penalties: Jordie Barrett 5

Monday, April 25, 2022

Super Rugby Week 10 Results


Tries: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Jonah Lowe 4, Quinn Tupaea 2, Conversions: Gatland 5, Penalties: Bryn Gatland 2 

Waratahs: 27 

Tries: Jake Gordon 2, Alex Newsome, Conversions: Will Harrison 3, Penalties: Harrison 2

Blues: 35 

Tries: AJ Lam 2, Sam Darry, Marcel Renata, Reiko Ioane, Conversions: Beauden Barrett 5

Fijian Drua: 18 

Tries: Mesulame Dolokoto, Onisi Ratave, Conversion: Simione Kuruvoli, Penalties: Kuruvoli 2

Hurricanes: 30 

Tries: Bailyn Sullivan 2, Tyrel Lomax 2, Conversions: Jordie Barrett 2, Penalties: Barrett 2

Reds: 17 

Tries: Hamish Stewart, Fraser McReight, Conversion: Lawson Creighton 2, Penalty: Creighton

Brumbies: 28 

Tries: Jahrome Brown, Lachlan Lonergan, Noah Lolesio, Conversions: Lolesio 2, Penalties: Lolesio 3

Highlanders: 17

Tries: Thomas Umaga-Jensen, James Lentjes, Conversions: Marty Banks 2, Penalty: Marty Banks

Crusaders: 42 

Tries: Cullen Grace, Ethan Blackadder 2, Bryn Hall, Tamaiti Williams, Leicester Fainga'anuku, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 5, Fergus Burke

Rebels: 17 

Tries: Reece Hodge, Matt Philip, Conversions: Hodge 2, Penalty: Hodge

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Super Rugby Week 7 Results

Blues: 32 

Tries: Tua, Riccitelli 2, Romano, Christie, Conversions: Perofeta 2, Penalty: Perofeta

Moana Pasifika: 19 

Tries: Tolai, Pole, Alosio, Conversions: Leuila, McCulutchie

Crusaders: 17 

Tries: Newell, Fainga’anuku, Conversions: Mo’unga 2, Penalty: Mo’unga

Highlanders: 14 

Tries: Makalio, Gregory, Conversions: Hunt 2

Waratahs: 38 

Tries: Pietsch, Gamble, Porecki, Holloway, Hooper, Nawaqanitawase, Conversions: Edmed 4

Drua: 14 

Tries: Habosi, Nasove, Conversions: Tela 2


Blues: 46 

Tries: Kurt Eklund 3, Caleb Clarke, Corey Evans, Bryce Heem, AJ Lam. Conversions: Stephen Perofeta 4, Penalty: Perofeta 

Moana Pasifika: 16 

Tries: Tomasi Alosio. Conversion: Christian Leali’ifano, Penalties: Leali’ifano 3

Queensland Reds: 21

Tries: McReight, Daugunu, Conversion: O’Connor, Penalties: O’Connor 3

Brumbies: 7

Try: Clark, Conversion: Lonergan

Chiefs: 30 

Tries: Lienert-Brown, Boshier, Tiatia, Conversions: Ioane 2, Gatland, Penalties: Ioane 3

Hurricanes: 29

Tries: Perenara , Goosen, J. Savea, A. Savea, Conversions: Barrett 3, Penalty: Barrett

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Week One Draw Super Rugby Pacific

2022 Super Rugby Pacific kicks off this weekend with the opening matches played out of the Queenstown bubble due to Covid related issues. Seven Moana Pasifika players have tested positive for Covid last week, and their opening match against the Blues has been postponed.

The Chiefs will face the Highlanders at Queenstown's Recreation Ground on Saturday 19th February at 4.35pm. The Chiefs have All Black Brodie Retallick back in the side for the first time since 2019, and will have the lock Laghlan McWhannell, first five Josh Ioane, and full back Emoni Narawa making their debut for the side. The Highlanders have prop Jermaine Ainsley, centre Fetuli Paea, winger Josh Timu and reserve front rower Andrew Makalio making their debut for the side.


1. Ollie Norris, 2. Bradley Slater, 3. Sione Mafileo, 4. Laghlan McWhannell, 5. Brodie Retallick, 6.  Luke Jacobson, 7. Sam Cane (c), 8. Pita Gus Sowakula, 9. Xavier Roe, 10. Josh Ioane, 11. Jonah Lowe, 12. Quinn Tupaea, 13. Alex Nankivell, 14. Shaun Stevenson, 15. Emoni Narawa


16. Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17. Atu Moli, 18. Angus Ta’avao, 19. Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 20. Kaylum Boshier, 21. Brad Weber (c), 22. Bryn Gatland, 23. Chase Tiatia


1. Ethan de Groot, 2. Liam Coltman, 3. Jermaine Ainsley, 4. Manaaki Selby-Rickit, 5. Josh Dickson, 6. Shannon Frizell, 7. James Lentjes, 8. Gareth Evans, 9. Aaron Smith (c), 10. Mitch Hunt, 11. Josh Timu, 
12. Scott Gregory, 13. Fetuli Paea, 14. Mosese Dawai, 15. Sam Gilbert


16. Andrew Makalio, 17. Daniel Lienert-Brown, 18. Josh Hohneck, 19. Bryn Evans, 20. Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, 21. Folau Fakatava, 22. Marty Banks, 23. Thomas Umaga-Jensen

On Saturday evening, the Crusaders face the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin at 7.05pm. The Hurricanes will have lock Justin Sangster and reserves Jacob Devery and Bailyn Sullivan making their Super Rugby debut, while the Crusaders will have Argentina International Pablo Matera at blindside and Shilo Klein and Simon Hickey in the reserves.


1. Joe Moody, 2. Brodie McAlister, 3. Oli Jager, 4. Scott Barrett (c), 5. Samuel Whitelock, 6. Pablo Matera, 7. Tom Christie, 8. Cullen Grace, 9. Bryn Hall, 10. Fergus Burke, 11. Leicester Fainga'anuku, 12. David Havili (vc), 13. Braydon Ennor, 14. George Bridge, 15. Will Jordan


16. Shilo Klein17. George Bower, 18. Tamaiti Williams, 19. Quinten Strange, 20. Mitch Dunshea, 21. Mitch Drummond, 22. Simon Hickey23. Sevu Reece


1. Pouri Rakete-Stones, 2. Asafo Aumua, 3. Tyrel Lomax, 4. James Blackwell, 5. Justin Sangster, 6. Devan Flanders, 7. Du’Plessis Kirifi, 8. Ardie Savea (c), 9. Jamie Booth, 10. Ruben Love, 11. Wes Goosen, 12. Peter Umaga-Jensen, 13. Billy Proctor, 14. Julian Savea, 15. Jordie Barrett 


16. Jacob Devery, 17. Xavier Numia, 18. Ben May, 19. Reed Prinsep, 20. Brayden Iose, 21. Richard Judd, 22. Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23. Bailyn Sullivan