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

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Narrow Loss For All Blacks In Rugby World Cup Final

The All Blacks have suffered a narrow 12-11 loss to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final. The biggest talking point from the match was the yellow card which was upgraded to red for captain Sam Cane after a 29th minute tackle resulted in a head clash, meaning he became the first person sent off in a Rugby World Cup final match. 
The third match official has been criticized for being inconsistent after South African captain Siya Kolisi was also yellow carded in the 46th minute for a similar tackle but it was not upgraded to red by the TMO. The All Blacks also lost flanker Shannon Frizell to a yellow card in only the third minute of the match after falling on the leg of a South African player in a tackle was deemed illegal.  
The All Blacks had several chances in the second half, with the TMO involved again by ruling out a Aaron Smith try after an earlier knock on, after referee Wayne Barnes had said play on. A missed conversion from the Beauden Barrett try and a late penalty shot were both wide which could have sealed a win.

The All Blacks will have new coach Scott Robertson replacing Ian Foster from this week, while they are also losing Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo'unga and Shannon Frizell to overseas club's, while Dane Coles is retiring.

New Zealand All Blacks: 11 

Try: Beauden Barrett, Penalties: Richie Mo'unga 2 

South Africa: 12 

Penalties: Handre Pollard 4

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

All Blacks Named To Face Argentina In RWC Semi-Final

All Black coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Argentina at Stade de France in Paris for their Rugby World Cup semi-final on Saturday morning 8.00am NZT.

Foster has made two changes to the starting side from the win against Ireland, with lock Sam Whitelock replaceing Brodie Retallick who drops to the reserves, and wing Mark Tele’a returns from a one week team suspension in place of Leicester Fainga’anuku who drops out of the match 23. In the reserves, hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho replaces Dane Coles.

All Blacks: 

Beauden Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Mark Telea, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Tyrel Lomax, Codie Taylor, Ethan de Groot. 


Samisoni Taukei’aho, Tamaiti Williams, Fletcher Newell, Brodie Retallick, Dalton Papalii, Finlay Christie, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

All Blacks Named To Face Ireland In RWC Quarter Final

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Ireland in their knock out Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Stade de France in Paris on Sunday morning, 8am.

Foster has bought in Leicester Fainga’anuku on the wing in place of Mark Talea, after he broke a team set curfew in staying out well past the decided time. There was also good news with prop Tyrel Lomax in the starting side after recovering from a knee strain that forced him from the field early in the Paraguay match last Friday. Foster also has Ethan de Groot back from a two game suspension, and has included young props Taimaiti Williams and Fletcher Newell in the reserves.

Other matches see Wales v Argentina at Stade de Marseille 4am Sunday, England v Fiji at Stade de Marseille 4am Monday, and France v South Africa at Stade de France 8am Monday NZT.

New Zealand All Blacks: 

Beauden Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Tyrel Lomax, Codie Taylor, Ethan de Groot. 


Dane Coles, Tamaiti Williams, Fletcher Newell, Sam Whitelock, Dalton Papalii, Finlay Christie, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown.


Hugo Keenan, Mack Hansen, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, James Lowe, Johnny Sexton, Jamison Gibson-Park, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Peter O’Mahony, Iain Henderson, Tadgh Beirne, Tadgh Furlong, Dan Sheehan, Andrew Porter. 


Ronan Kelleher, David Kilcoyne, Finlay Bealham, Joe McCarthy, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Jack Crowley, Jimmy O’Brien.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

All Blacks Named To Face Italy

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Italy in their final pool match at the Rugby World Cup, with lock Sam Whitelock in the reserves for his potential 149th test appearance for the All Blacks.

Their are several players returning from injury in the starting side and in the reserves. Same Cane's back injury and Tyrel Lomax's knee cut have allowed their inclusion on the reserves bench while both Jordie Barrett and Shannon Frizell will both start their first games of the tournament. 

New Zealand All Blacks: 

Beauden Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Mark Telea, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea (capt), Dalton Papalii, Shannon Frizell, Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Codie Taylor, Ofa Tuungafasi. 


Dane Coles, Tamaiti Williams, Tyrel Lomax, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Cam Roigard, Damian McKenzie, Anton Lienert-Brown.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

All Blacks Lose To South Africa

The All Blacks have not had the best dress rehearsal for the Rugby World Cup with a 35-7 loss to South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday. They conceded five tries to one, and had lock Scott Barrett sent off in the first half after getting two yellow cards. Playing with 14 men for the remainder of the match, coach Ian Foster was forced to bring on replacement lock Tupou Vaai' in place of blindside Luke Jacobson to compete in the lineouts. The All Blacks also lost prop Tyrel Lomax to a leg cut early in the match that needed 30 stitches, putting him in doubt for the RWC opening match against France. Any possible suspension of Barrett would put pressure on the All Blacks with Brodie Retallick still out several weeks with his knee injury from the Dunedin test.

New Zealand All Blacks: 7

Try: Cam Roigard, Conversion: Richie Mo'unga

South Africa: 35

Tries: Siya Kolisi, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Kwagga Smith, Conversions: Manie Libbok 5

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

All Blacks Named To Face South Africa At Twickenham

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named a strong side to face South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday morning in their final match before the Rugby World Cup. Foster has named Luke Jacobson at blindside with Shannon Frizell out injured, and also halfback Cam Roigard on the reserves bench.

All Blacks: 

Beauden Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Mark Telea, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (ct), Luke Jacobson, Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Tyrel Lomax, Dane Coles, Ethan de Groot. 


Samisoni Taukei’aho, Tamaiti Williams, Fletcher Newell, Josh Lord, Tupou Vaa’i, Dalton Papalii, Cam Roidard, Anton Lienert-Brown

Sunday, July 16, 2023

All Blacks XV Win In Japan

The All Blacks XV have finished their short tour of Japan unbeaten with a 41-27 win over their test side. Centre Billy Proctor featured with four tries, three of which were scored the first half. 

All Blacks XV: 41 

Tries: Billy Proctor 4, Stephen Perofeta, AJ Lam tries; Perofeta 4 con, pen) 

Japan: 27 

Tries: Kotaro Matsushima, Semisi Masirewa 2 tries; Lee Seung-Sin 2 pen, 2 con) HT: 29-13

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

All Blacks XV Named For Second Japan Match

All Blacks XV coach Leon McDonald has named his side to face the Japanese test team in their second match of their short tour. In the backs winger Jona Nareki replaces Etene Nanai-Seturo, and AJ Lam replaces Bailyn Sullivan, Billy Proctor starts at centre, Billy Harmon at openside flanker, Pita Gus Sowakula at number eight, and Aidan Ross at loosehead prop. The match kicks off at 9.05pm on Saturday night at Kenko Stadium, Kumamoto after the All Blacks v South Africa match

All Blacks XV: 

Ruben Love, AJ Lam, Billy Proctor, Jack Goodhue, Jona Nareki, Stephen Perofeta, Brad Weber (co-capt), Pita Gus Sowakula, Billy Harmon (co-capt), Akira Ioane, Quinten Strange, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Jermaine Ainsley, George Bell, Aidan Ross. 

Reserves: Tyrone Thompson, Ollie Norris, George Dyer, Cameron Suafoa, Christian Lio-Willie, Folau Fakatava, Alex Nankivell, Sam Gilbert.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

All Blacks Win Against Argentina

The All Blacks have opened the Rugby Championship with a 41-12 win against Argentina in Mendoza. They led 31-0 at half time after scoring five first half tries, while winger Emoni Narawa also scored a late try on debut.

New Zealand: 41

Tries: Dane Coles, Ardie Savea, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Emoni Narawa, Conversions: Damian McKenzie 3

Argentina: 12

Tries: Lucio Sordoni, Agustin Creevy, Conversion: Emiliano Boffelli

In the other weekend match the All Blacks XV beat Japan 38-6 in Tokyo

All Blacks XV: 38

Tries: Jack Goodhue, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Alex Nankivell, Folau Fakatava, Stephen Perofeta, Conversions: Perofeta, Brett Cameron, Penalties: Perofeta 3

Japan XV: 6

Penalties: Rikiya Matsuda 2

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Crusaders Win Super Rugby Final For Seventh Time.

The Crusaders have won their seventh Super Rugby title after a 25-20 win over the Chiefs.

Crusaders: 25

Tries: Codie Taylor 2, Richie Mo'unga, Conversions: Mo'unga 2, Penalties: Mo'unga 2

Chiefs: 20

Tries: Shaun Stevenson, Emoni Narawa, Conversions: Damian McKenzie 2, Penalties: McKenzie 2

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

All Blacks And All Blacks XV Sides Named

All Black selectors Ian Foster, Jason Ryan and Joe Schmidt have named their squad to contest the Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship.

There were many players unavailable, with Angus Ta’avao, Ethan Blackadder, Cullen Grace, David Havili, Joe Moody, George Bower, Patrick Tuipulotu, Quinn Tupaea, Sevu Reece, TJ Perenara out with injury, while Chiefs winger Shaun Stevenson has been added for injury cover to Mark Talea for the early parts of the Championship

Codie Taylor, Dane Coles, Samisoni Taukei’aho 

Ethan de Groot, Fletcher Newell, Nepo Laulala, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Tamaiti Williams, Tyrel Lomax 

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

Loose forwards:
Ardie Savea, Dalton Papali’i, Luke Jacobson, Sam Cane (c), Samipeni Finau, Shannon Frizell 

Aaron Smith, Finlay Christie, Cam Roigard, 

First-five eighths:
Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Richie Mo’unga 

Anton Lienert-Brown, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Braydon Ennor, Dallas McLeod 

Outside backs:
Caleb Clarke, Emoni Narawa, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Mark Telea, Will Jordan 

Week 1 vs. Argentina, Saturday 8 July, 4:10pm (7:10am, Sunday 9 July NZT), Estadio Malvinas, Mendoza

Week 2 vs. South Africa, Saturday 15 July, 7.05pm, Go Media Stadium Mt Smart, Auckland

Week 3 vs. Australia, Saturday 29 July, 7.45PM (9:45pm NZT), Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Week 4 v Australia, Saturday 5 August, 2.35PM, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

The All Blacks XV was also named to play two matches in Japan, with Leon MacDonald as head coach and assisted by Clayton McMillan and Scott Hansen.

Jermaine Ainsley, Oli Jager, Tevita Mafileo, Xavier Numia, Aidan Ross

Asafo Aumua, Ricky Riccitelli, Tyrone Thompson

Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Quinten Strange, Isaia Walker-Leawere

Loose Forwards
Billy Harmon, Akira Ioane, Du’Plessis Kirifi, Christian Lio-Willie, Pita Gus Sowakula, Cameron Suafoa 

Folau Fakatava, Brad Weber 

Brett Cameron, Stephen Perofeta 

Jack Goodhue, Alex Nankivell, Billy Proctor, Bailyn Sullivan 

Outside Backs
Sam Gilbert, AJ Lam, Ruben Love, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Jona Nareki 

Saturday 8 July, Japan XV v All Blacks XV, 8.00pm, Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo

Saturday 15 July, Brave Blossoms v All Blacks XV, 9.05pm  Egao Kenko Stadiu, Kumamoto

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Super Rugby Quarter Finals Results

Blues: 38

Tries: Finlay Christie, Nepo Laulala, Ricky Riccitelli, Zarn Sullivan, Mark Telea, Conversions: Beauden Barrett 4, Harry Plummer, Penalty: Barrett

Waratahs: 12

Tries: Ned Hanigan, Dylan Pietsch, Conversion: Tane Edmed

Chiefs: 29

Tries: Emoni Narawa, Pita Gus Sowakula, Conversions: Damian McKenzie 2, Penalties: McKenzie 5

Reds: 20

Tries: Suliasi Vunivalu 2, Harry Wilson, Conversion: Tom Lynagh, Penalty: Lynagh

Crusaders: 49

Tries: Oliver Jager, Codie Taylor 2, Havili Talitui, Scott Barrett, Will Jordan, Willi Heinz, Conversions; Richie Mo'unga 6, Fergus Burke

Drua: 8

Try: Selestino Ravutaumada, Penalty: Frank Lomani

Brumbies: 37

Tries: Ollie Sapsford, Jack Debreczeni, Len Ikitau, Luke Reimer, Tom Wright, Conversions: Debreczeni 2, Noah Lolesio, Penalties: Debreczeni 2

Hurricanes: 33

Tries: Kini Naholo, Ardie Savea, Devan Flanders, Conversions: Brett Cameron 3, Penalties: Cameron 4

Monday, June 12, 2023

Super Rugby Round 14 Results

Highlanders: 35

Tries: Jona Nareki, Hugh Renton, Saula Ma'u, Connor Garden-Bachop, Folau Fakatava, Conversions: Sam Gilbert 4, Freddie Burns

Reds: 30

Tries: Liam Wright, Jake Upfield, Suliasi Vunivalu, Conversions: Tom Lynagh 3, Penalties: Lynagh 3

Rebels: 52

Tries: Ryan Louwrens, Brad Wilkin, Sam Talakai, Josh Kemeny, Richard Hardwick, Lachie Anderson, Nick Jooste, Vaiolini Ekuasi, Conversions: Reece Hodge 6

Force: 14

Tries: Sam Spink 2, Conversions: Max Burey 2

Drua: 47

Tries: Iosefa Masi 3, Ilaisa Droasese 2 , Eroni Sau, Ratu Meli, Conversions: Frank Lomani 6

Moana Pasifika: 46

Tries: Samiuela Moli, Christian Leali'ifano, Abraham Pole, Levi Aumua, William Havili, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Conversions: Leali'ifano 4, Penalty: Leali'ifano

Crusaders: 42

Tries: David Havili, Codie Taylor, Mitchell Drummond, Fergus Burke, Richie Mo'unga, Havili Talitui, Conversions: Mo'unga 6

Waratahs: 18

Tries: Jake Gordon, Dylan Pietsch, Nephi Leatigaga, Penalty: Ben Donaldson

Blues: 36

Tries: Mark  Telea 4, Reiko Ioane, Hoskins Sotutu, Conversions: Stephen Perofeta, Harry Plummer 2

Hurricanes: 25

Tries: Kini Naholo 2, Cam Roigard, Billy Proctor, Conversion: Jordie Barrett, Penalty: Barrett

Chiefs: 31

Tries: Luke Jacobson, Josh Ioane, Cortez Ratima, Shaun Stevenson, Conversions: Damian McKenzie 4, Penalty: McKenzie

Brumbies: 21

Tries: Len Ikitau, Corey Toole, Pete Samu, Conversions: Noah Lolesio, Jack Debreczeni

Super Rugby Rounds 13 Results

Crusaders: 41

Tries: Christian Lio-Willie, Macca Springer, Will Jordan, Noah Hotham, Brodie McAlister, Scott Barrett, Conversions: Fergus Burke 4, Penalty: Burke

Moana Pasifika: 7

Try: Tima Fainga'anuku, Conversion: Christian Lealiifano

Blues: 45

Tries: Zarn Sullivan, Beauden Barrett, Patrick Tuipulotu, Jacob Ratumaitavuki-Kneepkens, Mark Telea, Taufa Funaki, Conversions: Barrett 2, Harry Plummer 4, Penalty: Barrett

Reds: 26

Tries: Josh Flook, Sef Fa'agase, Harry Wilson, Jock Campbell, Conversions: Creighton 2, Tom Lynagh

Highlanders: 20

Tries: Connor Garden-Bachop, Ethan de Groot, Conversions: Sam Gilbert 2, Penalties: Gilbert 2

Rebels: 17

Tries: Richard Hardwick, Stacey Ili, Conversions: Reece Hodge 2, Penalty: Hodge

Chiefs: 23

Tries: Samisoni Taukei'aho, Tupou Vaa'i 2, Conversion: Damian McKenzie, Penalties: McKenzie 2

Hurricanes: 12

Tries: Josh Moorby, Brayden Iose, Conversion: Aidan Morgan

Waratahs: 32

Tries: Mark Nawaqanitawase 2, Dylan Pietsch, Langi Gleeson, Mahe Vailanu, Conversions: Ben Donaldson 2, Penalty: Donaldson

Drua: 18

Tries: Tevita Ikanivere, Joseva Tamani, Conversion: Kemu Valetini , Penalties: Caleb Muntz 2

Force: 34

Tries: Felix Kalapu, Hamish Stewart, Sam Spink, Marley Pearce, Conversions: Max Burey 4, Penalties: Burey 2

Brumbies: 19

Tries: Charlie Cale, Darcy Swain, Luke Reimer, Conversions: Ryan Lonergan 2

Super Rugby Round 12 Results

Reds: 25

Tries: George Blake, Tate McDermott, Jock Campbell, Zane Nonggorr, Conversions: Lawson Creighton, Penalty: Tom Lynagh

Chiefs: 22

Tries: Etene Nanai-Seturo 2, Samipeni Finau, Conversions: Damian McKenzie 2, Penalty: McKenzie

Force: 34

Tries: Manasi Mataele, Folau Fainga'a 2, Jeremy Williams, Carlo Tizzano, Conversions: Max Burey 3, Penalty: Burey

Drua: 14

Tries: Eroni Sau, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Conversions: Frank Lomani

Hurricanes: 71

Tries: Billy Proctor, Jordie Barrett, Aidan Morgan, Kini Naholo 2, Ardie Savea 3, Jacob Devery, Salesi Rayasi, Caleb Delany, Conversions: Barrett 8 

Moana Pasifika: 22

Tries: Henty Taefu, Anzelo Tuitavuki, Danny Toala, Conversions: Lincoln McClutchie 2, Penalty:  McClutchie

Crusaders: 15

Tries: Quintin Strange, Leicester Fainga'anuku, Conversion: Richie Mo'unga, Penalty: Mo'unga

Blues: 3

Penalty: Beauden Barrett

Waratahs: 38

Tries: Jake Gordon, Mark Naeaqanitawase, Izaia Perese, Conversions: Ben Donaldson 3, Penalty: Donaldson

Rebels: 20

Tries: Reece Hodge, Monty Ioane, Conversions: Hodge 2, Penalty: Hodge

Brumbies: 48

Tries: Corey Toole 2, Len Ikitau, Pete Samu 2, Jahrome Brown, Darcy Swain, ConversionsL Noah Lolesio 6, Penalty: Lolesio

Highlanders: 32

Tries: Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Jona Nareki, Folau Fakatava, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Conversions: Freddie Burns 3, Penalties: Burns 2

Super Rugby Round 11 Results

Chiefs: 52

Tries: Emoni Narawa, Shaun Stevenson, Anton Lienert-Brown, George Dyer, Daniel Rona 2, Brad Weber, Conversions: Damian McKenzie 7, Penalty: McKenzie

Highlanders: 28

Tries: Ethan De Groot, Aaron Smith, Sam Gilbert, Shannon Frizell, Conversions: Gilbert 4

Drua: 27

Tries: Taniela Rakuro 2, Ratu Meli Derenalagi, Conversions: Frank Lomani 2, Kemu Valetini, Penalties: Valetini 2

Hurricanes: 24

Tries: Julian Savea 2, Xavier Numia, Du Plessis Kirifi, Conversions: Jordie Barrett 2

Crusaders: 48

Tries: Brodie McAlister 3, Leicester Fainga'anuku 2, Macca Springer 2, Codie Taylor, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 4

Force: 13

Try: Jackson Pugh, Conversion: Max Burey, Penalties: Burey 2

Blues: 31

Tries: Akira Ioane, Kurt Eklund, Caleb Clarke, Sam Darry, Conversions: Harry Plummer, Zarn Sullivan

Moana Pasifika: 30

Tries: Timoci Tavatavanawai, Abraham Pole, Christain Leali'ifano, Fine Inisi, Conversions: Leali'ifano, 2, Penalties: Leali'ifano, Angelo Leuila

Waratahs: 32

Tries: Dave Porecki, Taleni Seu, Lalakai Foketi, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Conversions: Ben Donaldson 3, Penalties: Donaldson 2

Reds: 24

Tries: Matt Faessler, Suliasi Vunivalu, Peni Ravai, Conversions: Lawson Creighton 3, Penalty: Creighton

Brumbies: 33

Tries: Noah Lolesio 2, Jahrome Brown 2, Rob Valetini, Conversions: Lolesio 3, Ryan Lonergan

Rebels: 26

Tries: Josh Kemeny, Lachie Anderson 2, Carter Gordon, Conversions: Reece Hodge 3

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Super Rugby Round Nine Results

Chiefs: 50  

Tries: Cortez Ratima, Shaun Stevenson, Kaylum Boshier, Damian McKenzie, Samisoni Taukei'aho, Brodie Retallick, Tupou Vaa'i, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Conversions: McKenzie

Drua 17:

Tries: Elia Canakaivata, Michael Naitokani, llaisa Droasese, Conversion: Teti Tela

Crusaders: 43

Tries: Macca Springer, David Havili 2, Cullen Grace, Ioane Moananu, Dallas McLeod, Conversions: Mo'unga 5, Penalty: Mo'unga

Rebels: 27

Tries: Brad Wilkin, Vaiolini Ekuasi, Ryan Louwrens, Conversions: Reece Hodge 3, Penalties: Hodge 2

Blues: 55

Tries: Ricky Riccitelli 2, Zarn Sullivan 2, Caleb Clark, Sam Darry, Cameron Suafoa, Conversions: Stephen Perofeta, Beauden Barrett 6, Penalties: Perofeta 2


Tries: Mahe Vailanu, Dylan Pietsch, Teddy Wilson, Conversions: Ben Donaldson 2, Jack Bowen

Highlanders: 17

Tries: Connor Garden-Bachop, Andrew Makalio, Conversions: Sam Gilbert 2, Penalty: Gilbert

Force: 30

Tries: Bryce Hegarty, Manasa Mataele, Conversions: Hegarty 2, Penalties: Hegarty 3