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Monday, July 4, 2022

All Blacks Win First Test Against Ireland

The All Blacks have beaten Ireland 42-19 in their first test at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday night.

As was expected, it was a tough physical match early on, with the Irish getting the first try in the 5th minute to winger Keith Earls. The All Blacks did not help themselves with handling errors, but got on the board in the 20th minute with a try to Jordie Barrett, and again the the 29th minute when Sevu Reece picked up a loose ball to run 75 metres untouched. Second five Quinn Tupaea added the third try off a Beauden Barrett grubber kick, and Ardie Savea pounced on a loose ball in the Irish goal to see the All Blacks go to half time with four tries and a 28-5 lead.

The Irish struck back early in the second half with a try to centre Garry Ringrose to reduce the margin to 28-12, but Ardie Savea then struck back for the All Blacks with his second. The Irish held a territorial and possession advantage for the match, but handling errors saw the ball lost over the line twice when scoring, and strong defense and scrummaging from the All Blacks proved the difference.

New Zealand All Blacks: 42  

Tries: Jordie Barrett, Sevu Reece, Quinn Tupaea, Ardie Savea 2, Pita Gus Sowakula, Conversions: J Barrett 6 

Ireland: 19 

Tries: Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Conversions: Joey Carberry 2 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

NZ Maori And Ireland Sides Named For First Match

New Zealand Maori coach Clayton McMillan has named his side to face Ireland at FMG Stadium Waikato, 7.05pm on Wednesday 29th June. The match is the first between the sides since 2010 where the Maori won 31-28.

Māori All Blacks: 
1. Ollie Norris 2. Kurt Eklund 3. Tyrel Lomax 4. Josh Dickson 5. Isaia Walker-Leawere 6. Cameron Suafoa 7. Billy Harmon 8. Cullen Grace 9. Brad Weber (co-c) 10. Josh Ioane 11. Connor Garden-Bachop 12. Rameka Poihipi 13. Billy Proctor 14. Shaun Stevenson 15. Zarn Sullivan

Reserves: 16. Tyrone Thompson 17. Tamaiti Williams 18. Jermaine Ainsley 19. Manaaki Selby-Rickit 20. TK Howden 21. TJ Perenara (co-c) 22. Ruben Love 23. Bailyn Sullivan

1. Jeremy Loughman 2. Dave Heffernan 3. Tom O’Toole 4. Kieran Treadwell 5. Joe McCarthy 6. Cian Prendergast 7. Nick Timoney 8. Gavin Coombes 9. Craig Casey 10. Ciaran Frawley 11. Keith Earls 12. Bundee Aki (c) 13. Jamie Hume 14. Jordan Larmour 15. Jimmy O’Brien

Reserves: 16. Niall Scannell 17. Cian Healy 18. Finlay Bealham 19. Ryan Baird 20. Jack Conan 21. Conor Murray 22. Joey Carbery 23. Michael Lowry

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

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Super Rugby Week 15 Results

Force: 48 

Tries: Ready, McIntyre 2, Ralston, Pulu, Pugh, Godwin, Conversions: Prior 4, McDonald, Penalty: Prior 

Moana Pasifika: 28 

Tries: Fainga'anuku 2, Lindenmuth, Koloamatangi, Conversions: McClutchie 4 

Crusaders: 28

Tries: Will Jordan, Fergus Burke, Brodie McAlister, Tom Christie, Conversions: Burke 4

Reds: 15

Tries: Harry Wilson, Richie Asiata, Conversion: Lawson Creighton, Penalty: Creighton

Chiefs: 35 

Tries: Angus Ta’avao, Bryn Gatland, Emoni Narawa 2, penalty try, Conversions: Bryn Gatland 4 

Fijian Drua: 34 

Tries: Apisalome Vota 2, Kalaveti Ravouvou, Timoci Sauvoli, Conversions: Teti Tela 4, Penalties: Tela 2

Moana Pasifika: 32

Tries: William Havili, Joe ‘Apikotoa, Lotu Inisi, Penalty Try, Conversions: Christian Leali’ifano 2, Penalties: Leali’ifano 2

Brumbies: 22

Tries: Connal McInerney, Pete Samu, Lachlan Lonergan, Conversions: Noah Lolesio 2, Drop Goal: Noah Lolesio

Blues: 20

Tries: Luke Romano, Cameron Suafoa, Conversions: Zarn Sullivan 2, Penalty: Jock McKenzie, Drop Goal: Sullivan

Waratahs: 17

Tries: Mark Nawaqanitawase 2, Conversions: Tane Edmed 2, Penalty: Edmed

Force: 27 

Tries: Santiago Medrano, Andrew Ready, Byron Ralston, Conversions: Ian Prior 2, Michael McDonald, Penalties: Prior 2

Hurricanes: 22

Tries: Joshua Moorby 2, Brayden Iose, Salesi Rayasi, Conversion: Aidan Morgan

Rebels: 31

Tries: Nick Jooste, Lukas Ripley, Glen Vaihu, Jordan Uelese, Young Tonumaipea, Conversions: Matt To'omua 3

Highlanders: 30

Tries: Fetuli Paea, Rory Van Vugt, Josh Dickson, Folau Fakatava, Conversions: Marty Banks, Vilimoni Koroi, Penalty: Banks 2

Super Rugby Week 14 Results

Crusaders: 61 

Tries: Leicester Fainga’anuku, Tom Christie 2, Sam Whitelock, Sevu Reece 2, Fergus Burke, George Bridge, Braydon Ennor, Conversions: Fergus Burke 8

Fijian Drua: 3 

Penalty: Teti Tela

Reds: 34

Tries: Jock Campbell 2, Fraser McReight, Harry Hoopert, Harry Wilson, Conversions: James O'Connor 2, Creighton, Penalty: O'Connor

Moana Pasifika: 22

Tries: Solomonie Funaki, Sione Tu’ipulotu, Henry Time-Stowers Conversion: Leali'ifano, Lincoln McClutchie, Penalty: Leali'ifano

Chiefs: 54 

Tries: Quinn Tupaea 3, Aidan Ross, Kaleb Trask, Tupou Vaa’i, Samisoni Taukei’aho 2, Conversions: Kaleb Trask, Bryn Gatland 6 

Force: 21 

Tries: Toni Pulu, Jeremy Thrush, Michael McDonald, Conversions: Ian Prior, Jake McIntyre, Michael McDonald

Hurricanes: 45

Tries: Julian Savea, Billy Proctor, Jordie Barrett, Aidan Morgan, Blake Gibson, James Blackwell, Siua Maile, Conversions: Barrett 5

Rebels: 22

Tries: Lukas Ripley 3, Conversions: Matt To'omua 2, Penalty: To'omua 

Blues: 21

Tries: Beauden Barrett, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Conversion: Stephen Perofeta, Penalties: Perofeta 2, Drop Goal: Barrett

Brumbies: 19

Tries: Pete Samu, Folau Fainga'a, Billy Pollard, Conversions: Noah Lolesio 2

Waratahs: 32 

Tries: Will Harris, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Michael Hooper, Tane Edmed, Conversions: Edmed 3, Penalties: Edmed 2

Highlanders: 20 

Tries: Josh Dickson, Scott Gregory, Liam Coombes-Fabling, Conversion: Sam Gilbert, Penalty: Marty Banks

Super Rugby Week 13 Results.

Highlanders: 61  

Tries: Marino Mikaele-Tu’u 2, Andrew Makalio 2, Scott Gregory, Rhys Marshall, Folau Fakatava 2, Billy Harmon, Conversions: Sam Gilbert 8

Force: 10 

Tries: Jeremy Thrush, Andrew Ready

Crusaders: 37

Tries: Will Jordan, Sevu Reece, Bryn Hall, Codie Taylor, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 4, Penalties: Mo'unga 3

Brumbies: 26

Tries: Tom Wright, Irae Simone 2, Folau Fainga'a, Conversion: Nic White, Ryan Lonegan 2

Fijian Drua: 34

Tries: Te Ahiwara Cirikidaveta, Vinaya Haobosi, Apisalome Vota 2, Conversions: Teti Tela 4, Penalties: Tela 2

Moana Pasifika: 19

Tries: Solomone Funaki, Abraham Pole, Timoci Tavatayanawai, Conversions: Lincoln McClutchie, William Havili

Blues: 53 

Tries: Heem 2, Clarke 2, Barrett, Perofeta, Vikena 2, Conversions: Perofeta 5, Penalty: Perofeta

Reds: 26 

Tries: Vunivalu, Smith, Campbell 2, Conversions: O’Connor 3

Hurricanes: 22 

Tries: Mafileo, Sullivan, A.Savea, Penalty: Barrett, Conversions: Barrett 2

Waratahs: 18 

Tries: Warren-Vosayaco, Pietsch, Penalties: Edmed, Donaldson, Conversion: Edmed

Chiefs: 33

Tries: Emoni Narawa, Chase Tiatia, Luke Jacobson, Samosoni Taukei'aho, Ollie Norris, Conversions: Josh Ioane 4

Rebels: 30

Tries: Reece Hodge, Andrew Kellaway, Carter Gordon, Conversions: Hodge 3, Penalties: Hodge 3

Super Rugby Week 12 Results

Blues: 71 

Tries: A. Ioane 2, Christie, Tucker, Sotutu, R. Ioane 3, Telea, Perofeta, Clarke, Conversions: Perofeta 8

Rebels: 28 

Tries: Fa’amausii, Canham, Wilkin, Hodge, Conversions: Hodge 4

Highlanders: 27 

Tries: Umaga-Jensen, Gregory, Fatakava, Conversions: Banks 2, Hunt, Penalty: Hunt

Reds: 19 

Tries: Campbell, Smith, Flook, Conversions: Creighton 2

Waratahs: 26 

Tries: Izaia Perese, David Porecki, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Dylan Pietsch, Conversions: Tane Edmed 2, Ben Donaldson

Moana Pasifika: 20 

Tries: Abraham Pole, Levi Aumua, Conversions: Christian Lealiifano 2, Penalties: Lealiifano 2

Brumbies: 38 

Tries: Nic White, Folau Fainga’a, Len Ikitau, Billy Pollard, Conversions: Noah Lolosio 3, Penalties: Lolosio 4

Chiefs: 28 

Tries: Alex Nankivell, Cortez Ratima, Pita Gus Sowakula, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Conversions: Bryn Gatland 2, Kaleb Trask 2 

Crusaders: 53

Tries: George Bell, Will Jordan 3, Pablo Matera, Leicester Fainga'anuku 3, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 5, Penalty: Mo'unga

Western Force: 15

Tries: Fergus Lee-Warner, Jake Strachan, Conversion: Strachan, Penalty: Strachan

Hurricanes: 67

Tries: Joshua Moorby 3, Wes Goosen 2, Billy Proctor 2, Salesi Rayasi, Justin Sangster, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Asafo Aumua, Conversions: Aidan Morgan 6 

Drua: 5

Try: Onisi Ratave 

Monday, April 25, 2022

All Blacks And Black Ferns 2022 Tests Announced

In preparation for the 2022 Womens Rugby World Cup from 8 October to 12 November, New Zealand Rugby have announced a Pacific Four home test series for the Blacks Ferns in June against Australia, Canada and the USA, and a home and away Laurie O'Reilly series against Australia in August.

The All Blacks will play a three test home Steinlager Series against Ireland in July, and the Rugby Championship home matches against Argentina and Australia in August/September.

2022 Pacific Four Series:

Black Ferns v Australia, 6 June, 2.45pm, Venue TBC

Black Ferns V Canada, 12 June, Trusts Arena, Waitakere

Black Ferns v USA, 18 June, 4.00pm, Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei

Laurie O'Reilly Series:

Black Ferns V Australia, 20 August, 7.05pm, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch

2022 Steinlager Series

All Blacks v Ireland, 2 July, 7.05pm, Eden Park, Auckland

All Blacks v Ireland, 9 July, 7.05pm, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

All Blacks v Ireland, 16 July, 7.05pm, Sky Stadium, Wellington 

The Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship, and Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks v Argentina, 27 August, Orange theory Stadium, Christchurch

All Blacks v Argentina, 3 September, 7.05pm, FMG Stadium, Hamilton

All Blacks v Australia, 24 September, 7.05pm, Eden Park, Auckland

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

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Super Rugby Pre-Season Results

The 2022 Super Rugby pre-season has opened with wins to the Chiefs, Highlanders and Blues. 

The Chiefs faced debutant Moana Pasifika at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday and handed them a 61-7, eight tries to one loss, with newcomer Josh Ioane kicking all six of his conversions.  In a wet match at Weston, North Otago, the Highlanders left it late in the match to beat the Crusaders, with Marty Banks kicking a penalty. In a wet and windy match on Sunday, the Blues had to come from behind in the second half to record a 28-21 win after conceding a number of penalties, and a penalty try. The Hurricanes held a 14-7 halftime lead, and went out to 21-7 early in the second half before the Blues started to move the ball out wide. Winger AJ Lamb scored two tries, and fellow wing Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens added another.

Chiefs: 61 

Tries: Leni Apisai, Laghlan McWhannell, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Jonah Lowe, Bradley Slater, Josh Ioane, Emoni Narawa, Chase Tiatia< Conversions: Bryn Gatland 2, Josh Ioane 6

Moana Pasifika: 7 

Try: Lotu Inisi, Conversion: Christian Lealiifano 

Highlanders: 20

Tries: Moses Dawai, Liam Coltman, Conversions: Mitch Hunt 2, Penalty: Marty Banks

Crusaders: 19 

Tries: Dallas McLeod, Simon Hickey, penalty try, Conversion: Fergus Burke


Blues: 28 

Tries: A J Lam 2, Marcel Renata, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens, Conversions: Harry Plummer, Stephen Perofeta

Hurricanes: 21 

Tries: Siua Maile, Wes Goosen, penalty try, Conversions: Ruben Love, Jackson Garden-Bachop

Sunday, July 11, 2021

All Blacks Defeat Fiji In Dunedin

The All Blacks have made it two from two for the 2021 season with a 57-32 win over Fiji in Dunedin on Saturday night.

The final score flattered the All Blacks after Fiji had trailed by 21-11 at halftime, with the visitors physical game proving a challenge for the home side. Fiji had opened the scoring with a penalty in the sixth minute, before the All Blacks struck back with a try to Jordie Barrett. Fiji reduced the margin to 7-6 with their second penalty before David Havili scored tries in the 18th and 22nd minute. Fiji was then in for their first try after Albert Tuisue scored off a lineout drive. 

The second half opened with a try to winger George Bridge in the 44th minute, but Fiji struck back with one of their own to Mesulame Kunavula in the 49th minute. Replacement Dane Coles was next to score off another lineout drive, before Fiji were awarded a a penalty try after David Havili was ruled to have pulled down a rolling maul close to the line. Coles was in again for his second try of another lineout drive in the 65th minute, before back replacement Will Jordan scored in the 70th minute. It was then the 74th minute and Coles with his hat-trick off another lineout drive, before replacement halfback Finlay Christie darting run near the Fiji line had Coles touching down for his fourth after picking up a loose ball. 

New Zealand All Blacks: 57 

Tries: Jordie Barrett, David Havili 2, George Bridge, Dane Coles 4, Will Jordan tries; Beauden Barrett 6 con) 

Fiji: 23 

Tries: (Albert Tuisue, Mesulame Kunavula tries; Penalty try; Ben Volavola 2 pen). HT: 21-11

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Maori All Blacks Win Second Match

 The Maori All Blacks have won their second straight match against Samoa, with a 38-21 victory at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Maori All Blacks: 38 

Tries: Ash Dixon, Jonah Lowe 2, Sean Wainui, 2 Penalty tries, Conversions: Otere Black, Josh Ioane

Manu Samoa: 21 

Tries: Neria Fomai, Tomasi Alosio, Kalolo Tuiloma tries; Henry Taefu 3 con). HT: 19-7

Monday, June 21, 2021

All Blacks Named To Face Fiji And Tonga For 2021

All Blacks selectors, Ian Foster, John Plumtree and have named the first squad for the 2021 Steinlager Series Tests against Fiji and Tonga in July. 



Asafo Aumua (24, Hurricanes / Wellington, 1)

Dane Coles (34, Hurricanes / Wellington, 74)

Codie Taylor (30, Crusaders / Canterbury, 56)



George Bower (29, Crusaders / Otago, uncapped)

Ethan de Groot (22, Highlanders / Southland, new cap)

Nepo Laulala (29, Blues / Counties Manukau, 29)

Tyrel Lomax (25, Hurricanes / Tasman, 6)

Angus Ta’avao (31, Chiefs / Auckland, 14)

Karl Tu’inukuafe (28, Blues / North Harbour, 17)



Scott Barrett (27, Crusaders / Taranaki, 36)

Brodie Retallick (30, Chiefs / Hawke’s Bay, 81)

Patrick Tuipulotu (28, Blues / Auckland, 35)

Tupou Vaa’i (21, Chiefs / Taranaki, 4)

Samuel Whitelock (32, Crusaders / Canterbury, 122) – captain


Loose Forwards

Ethan Blackadder (26, Crusaders / Tasman, new cap)

Shannon Frizell (27, Highlanders / Tasman, 13)

Akira Ioane (26, Blues / Auckland, 2)

Luke Jacobson (24, Chiefs / Waikato, 2)

Dalton Papalii (23, Blues / Counties Manukau, 4)

Ardie Savea (27, Hurricanes / Wellington, 49)

Hoskins Sotutu (22, Blues / Counties Manukau, 5)




Finlay Christie (25, Blues / Tasman, new cap)

Aaron Smith (32, Highlanders / Manawatu, 97)

Brad Weber (30, Chiefs / Hawke’s Bay, 7)


First five–eighths

Beauden Barrett (30, Blues / Taranaki, 88)

Richie Mo’unga (27, Crusaders / Canterbury, 22)



Braydon Ennor (23, Crusaders / Canterbury, 1)

David Havili (26, Crusaders / Tasman, 3)

Rieko Ioane (24, Blues / Auckland, 33)

Anton Lienert-Brown (26, Chiefs / Waikato, 49)

Quinn Tupaea (22, Chiefs / Waikato, new cap)


Outside backs

Jordie Barrett (24, Hurricanes / Taranaki, 23)

George Bridge (26, Crusaders / Canterbury, 10)

Will Jordan (22, Crusaders / Tasman, 2)

Damian McKenzie (26, Chiefs / Waikato, 27)

Sevu Reece (23, Crusaders / Tasman, 8)

The 2021 Steinlager Series

Saturday 3 July, All Blacks vs Tonga, 7.05pm, Māori All Blacks vs Manu Samoa, 4.30pm, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Saturday 10 July, All Blacks vs Fiji, 7.05pm, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Saturday 17 July, All Blacks vs Fiji, 7.05pm, Tonga vs Samoa 4.00pm FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Round Three Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Team Lists

Due to the 7 day Covid-19 lockdown that Melbourne has gone into this week, the match between the Highlanders and Rebels scheduled to be played in Queenstown has been transferred to Leichardt Oval in Sydney on Sunday.

Hurricanes v Force,  Friday 28 May, 7.05pm, McLean Park, Napier


1: Xavier Numia 2: Asafo Aumua 3: Tyrel Lomax 4: Isaia Walker-Leawere 5: Scott Scrafton 6: Reed Prinsep (c) 7: Du’Plessis Kirifi 8: Gareth Evans 9: Luke Campbell 10: Orbyn Leger 11: Salesi Rayasi 12: Ngani Laumape 13: Peter Umaga-Jensen 14: Wes Goosen 15: Jordie Barrett

Reserves: Ricky Riccitell, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Alex Fidow, James Blackwell, Ardie Savea, Cameron Roigard, Billy Proctor, Vince Aso


1: Tom Robertson 2: Andrew Ready 3: Santiago Medrano 4: Jeremy Thrush 5: Sitaleki Timani 6: Fergus Lee-Warner 7: Kane Koteka 8: Tim Anstee 9: Tomas Cubelli 10: Domingon Miotti 11: Jordan Olowofela 12: Kyle Godwin (c) 13: Richard Kahui 14: Toni Pulu 15: Rob Kearney

Reserves: Feleti Kaitu’u, Angus Wagner, Greg Holmes, Ryan McCauley, Brynard Stander, Ian Prior, Jack McGregor, Tevita Kuridrani.

Waratahs v Crusaders, Saturday 29 May, 5.05pm, WIN Stadium, Sydney


1: Angus Bell 2: David Porecki 3: Harry Johnson-Holmes 4: Jeremy Williams 5: Jack Whetton 6: Lachlan Swinton 7: Jack Dempsey 8: Will Harris 9: Jake Gordon (c) 10: Ben Donaldson 11: Alex Newsome 12: Lalakai Foketi 13: Izaia Perese 14: Jack Maddocks 15: Will Harrison

Reserves: 16: Joe Cotton 17: Tetera Faulkner 18: Darcy Breen 19: Sam Caird 20: Carlo Tizzano 21: Jack Grant 22: Tepai Moeroa 23: Mark Nawaqanitawase


1.  George Bower 2. Codie Taylor (vc) 3. Michael Alaalatoa 4. Quinten Strange 5. Scott Barrett (c) 6.   Whetukamokamo Douglas 7. Sione Havili Talitui 8. Cullen Grace 9. Mitchell Drummond 10. Richie Mo'unga 11. Leicester Fainga'anuku 12. Dallas McLeod 13. Braydon Ennor 14. Sevu Reece 15. Will Jordan

Reserves: 16. Nathan Vella* 17. Tamaiti Williams 18. Oliver Jager 19. Samuel Whitelock 20. Mitchell Dunshea 21. Bryn Hall 22. Fergus Burke 23. Manasa Mataele

Blues v Brumbies, Saturday 29 May, 7.15pm, Eden Park, Auckland 


15 Zarn Sullivan, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 AJ Lam, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie; 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Tom Robinson (c), 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Marcel Renata, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe.

Reserves: 16 Soane Vikena, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Mark Telea.


1. Scott Sio 2. Connal McInerney 3. Allan Alaalatoa (c) 4. Darcy Swain 5. Nick Frost 6. Rob Valetini 7.Tom Cusack 8. Henry Stowers 9. Nic White 10. Noah Lolesio 11. Tom Wright 12. Irae Simone

13. Len Ikitau 14. Solomone Kata 15. Tom Banks

Reserves: 16. Folau Fainga'a 17. Harry Lloyd 18. Sefo Kautai 19. Tom Hooper 20. Luke Reimer 21. Ryan Lonergan 22. Bayley Kuenzle 23. Mack Hansen

Reds v Chiefs, Saturday 29 May, 9.45pm, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville


1. Feao Fotuaika 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa 3. Taniela Tupou 4. Ryan Smith 5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto 6. Angus Scott-Young 7. Liam Wright 8. Harry Wilson 9. Tate McDermott 10. James O’Connor 11. Filipo Daugunu 12. Isaac Henry 13. Hunter Paisami 14. Suliasi Vunivalu 15. Bryce Hegarty

Reserves: 16. Josh Nasser 17. Dane Zander 18. Zane Nonggorr 19. Seru Uru 20. Fraser McReight 21. Kalani Thomas 22. Hamish Stewart 23. Ilaisa Droasese


1: Aidan Ross 2: Bradley Slater 3: Angus Ta’avao 4: Mitchell Brown 5: Tupou Vaa’i 6: Pita Gus Sowakula 7: Lachlan Boshier 8: Luke Jacobson 9: Brad Weber (c) 10: Damian McKenzie 11: Chase Tiatia 12:Alex Nankivell 13:  Anton Lienert-Brown 14: Bailyn Sullivan 15: Kaleb Trask

Reserves: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Reuben O’Neill, Sione Mafileo, Zane Kapeli, Liam Messam, Xavier Roe,  Quinn Tupaea, Shaun Stevenson

Highlanders v Rebels, Sunday 30 May, 5pm NZT, Leichardt Oval, Sydney


1. Ethan De Groot 2. Liam Coltman 3. Siate Tokolahi 4. Pari Pari Parkinson 5. Josh Dickson 6. Shannon Frizell 7. James Lentjes 8. Hugh Renton 9. Aaron Smith (cc) 10. Mitch Hunt 11.  Jona Nareki 12. Scott Gregory 13. Michael Collins 14. Patelesio Tomkinson 15. Josh Ioane

Reserves: 16. Ash Dixon (cc) 17. Ayden Johnstone 18. Jeff Thwaites 19. Manaaki Selby-Rickit 20. Kazuki Himeno 21. Kayne Hammington 22. Ngatugnane Punivai 23: Billy Harmon

 Rebels: TBC

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Round Two Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Results

For the second week in a row the New Zealand sides have beaten all their Australian opposition in Round Two of the 2021Trans-Tasman Super Rugby Competition.

Hurricanes: 35  

Tries: Julian Savea 2, Billy Proctor, Wes Goosen, Asafo Aumua, Conversions: Jordie Barrett 5 

Rebels: 13 

Tries: Michael Wells, Campbell Magnay, Penalty: Matt Toomua

Force: 15 

Tries: Tomas Cubelli, Angus Wagner, Conversion: Domingo Miotti, Penalty: Miotti 

Highlanders: 25 

Tries: Jona Nareki, Ayden Johnstone, Scott Gregory 2, Conversion: Mitchell Hunt, Penalty: Hunt

Blues: 48 

Tries: Bryce Heem 3, Tom Robinson, Kurt Eklund, Rieko Ioane, penalty try, Conversions: Otere Black 4, Penalty: Black

Waratahs: 21 

Tries: Angus Bell, Jake Gordon, Dave Porecki, Conversions: Will Harrison 3 

Chiefs: 40 

Tries: Luke Jacobson 2, Tupou Vaa'i, Damian McKenzie, Alex Nankiville, Anton Lienert-Brown, Conversions: McKenzie 5

Brumbies: 19

Tries: Len Ikitau, Bayley Kuenzle, Rob Valetini, Conversions: Noah Lolesio 2

Reds: 28 

Tries: Tate McDermott, Harry Wilson, Suliasi Vunivalu, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Penalties: James O'Connor 4

Crusaders: 63

Tries: Richie Mo'unga 3, Sevu Reece 2, Cullen Grace, Tamaiti Williams, Codie Taylor, penalty try, Conversions: Mo'unga 8

Round One Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Results

New Zealand sides have won all five matches against their Australian opposition in round one of the 2021 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition.

Highlanders: 40 

Tries: Scott Gregory, Ash Dixon 2, Palelei Tomkinson, Liam Coltman, Ngatugnane Punivai, Conversions: Mitch Hunt 5 

Reds: 19 

Tries: Kalani Thomas, Suliasi Vunivalu 2, Conversions: James O'Connor, Bryce Hegarty

Waratahs: 48 

Tries: Harry Johnson-Holmes 2, Alex Newsome, Angus Bell, Jake Gordon, Lachlan Swinton, Jack Maddocks, Conversions: Ben Donaldson 5, Penalty: Donaldson 

Hurricanes: 64 

Tries: Julian Savea 2, Billy Proctor 2, Jordie Barrett, Dane Coles, Brayden Iose, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Pepesana Patafilo, Asafo Aumua, Conversions: Barrett 7

Crusaders: 31 

Tries: Ethan Blackadder, Richie Mo'unga, David Havili, Brendon O'Connor, Cullen Grace, Conversions: Mo'unga 3

Brumbies: 29 

Tries: Scott Sio, Irae Simone, Tom Banks, Rob Valetini, Conversions: Noah Lolesio 3, Penalty: Lolesio

Rebels: 3 

Penalty: Matt To'omua

Blues: 50

Tries: Hoskins Sotutu 2, Akira Ioane 2, Tom Robinson, AJ Lam, Conversions: Otere Black 2, Harry Plummer 2, Penalties: Black 3, Zarn Sullivan

Force: 19 

Tries: Penalty try, Richard Kahui, Domingo Miotti, Conversion: Miotti 

Chiefs: 20

Tries: Alex Nankivell, Nathan Harris, Jonah Lowe, Conversion: Damian McKenzie, Penalty: McKenzie

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Chiefs And Hurricanes Have Round Five Wins

Chiefs :15 

Tries: Samisoni Taukei'aho, Damien McKenzie, Conversion: McKenzie, Penalty: McKenzie

Blues: 12 

Tries: Akira Ioane, Tom Robinson, Conversion: Otere Black

Hurricanes: 30 

Tries: Jordie Barrett 3, Conversions: Barrett 3, Penalties: Barrett 3

Highlanders: 19 

Tries: Bryn Evans, Connor Garden-Bachop, Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Conversions: Josh Ioane 2

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Crusaders And Blues Get First Round Wins

Super Rugby Aotearoa for 2021 kicked off with wins for both the Crusaders in Dunedin, and Blues in Wellington over the weekend with results below. Due to the Covid level changes this week across New Zealand, the Chiefs v Highlanders match in Hamilton on Friday will have no crowd, while the Crusaders v Hurricanes match in Christchurch has been moved from Saturday to Sunday 4.35pm in the hope that the level will drop back at 6am Sunday allow crowds to attend.

Crusaders: 26 

Tries: Codie Taylor, Bryn Hall, Sevu Reece, Brodie McAlister , Conversions: Richie Mo’unga 3

Highlanders: 13 

Tries: Shannon Frizell, Connor Garden-Bachop, Penalty: Mitch Hunt

Blues: 31 

Tries: Dalton Papalii, Caleb Clarke, Stephen Perofeta, Rieko Ioane, Conversions: Otere Black 4, Penalty: Black

Hurricanes 16 

Tries: Asafo Aumua 2, Penalties: Jordie Barrett 2

Thursday, February 25, 2021

2021 Super Rugby Starts Tonight

The 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season kicks off tonight, with the Highlanders hosting the Crusaders at 7.05pm, at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. The second match has the Hurricanes hosting the Blues at Sky Stadium Wellington at 7.05pm on Saturday 28 February. 


1. Daniel Lienert-Brown 2. Ash Dixon (cc) 3. Siate Tokolahi 4. Josh Dickson 5. Jack Regan 6. Shannon Frizell 7. Billy Harmon 8. Marino Mikaele-Tu’u 9. Aaron Smith (cc) 10. Mitch Hunt 11. Jona Nareki 12. Patelesio Tomkinson 13. Ngatungane Punivai 14. Connor Garden-Bachop 15. Solomon Alaimalo

Reserves: 16. Liam Coltman 17. Josh Hohneck 18. Jeff Thwaites 19. Bryn Evans 20. Liam Squire 21. Folau Fakatava 22. Josh Ioane 23. Hugh Renton


1. Joe Moody 2. Codie Taylor (vc) 3. Michael Alaalatoa 4. Scott Barrett © 5. Samuel Whitelock 6. Ethan Blackadder 7. Tom Christie 8. Cullen Grace 9. Bryn Hall 10. Richie Mo’unga 11. Leicester Fainga’anuku 12. Dallas McLeod 13. Jack Goodhue (vc) 14. Sevu Reece 15. Will Jordan

Reserves: 16. Brodie McAlister 17. George Bower 18. Fletcher Newell 19. Quinten Strange 20. Sione Havili Talitui 21. Mitchell Drummond 22. Fergus Burke 23. Chay Fihaki



1: Fraser Armstrong 2: Asafo Aumua 3: Tyrel Lomax 4: James Blackwell 5: Scott Scrafton 6: Vaea Fifita 7: Ardie Savea (C) 8: Devan Flanders 9: Jonathan Taumateine 10: Jackson Garden-Bachop 11: Julian Savea 12: Ngani Laumape 13: Billy Proctor 14: Wes Goosen 15: Jordie Barrett

Reserves: Ricky Riccitell, Xavier Numia, Alex Fidow, Reed Prinsep, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Luke Campbell, Peter Umaga-Jensen, Salesi Rayasi


1 James Lay 2 Kurt Eklund 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (C) 5 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 6 Akira Ioane 7 Dalton Papalii 8 Hoskins Sotutu 9 Sam Nock 10 Otere Black 11 Caleb Clarke 12 Harry Plummer 13 Rieko Ioane 14 Mark Telea 15 Stephen Perofeta

Reserves: 16 Luteru Tolai, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 19 Josh Goodhue, 20 Tom Robinson, 21 Adrian Choat, 22 Jonathan Ruru, 23 Tanielu Tele’a.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Draw Announced For Rugby World Cup 2023 In France

The All Blacks have been drawn with hosts France in Pool A for the 2023 Rugby World Cup based in France. Due to Covid-19 affecting test matches this year, the rankings for the draw were based from January 2020, and saw the All Blacks seeded number two behind 2019 RWC winners South Africa. Details for the 2023 World Cup match schedule, venues and timing will be announced later in February 2021.

Pool A: New Zealand, France, Italy, Americas 1 and Africa 1

Pool B: South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Asia / Pacific 1 and Europe 2

Pool C: Wales, Australia, Fiji, Europe 1 and Final Qualifier Winner

Pool D: England, Japan, Argentina, Oceania 1 and Americas 2.