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Thursday, September 9, 2021

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Argentina in the Rugby Championship match in Brisbane on Sunday. Brodie Retallick will captain the side in place of Ardie Savea who was ruled out after a failed HIA against the Wallabies in Perth on Sunday. Asafo Aumua will start at hooker alongside Karl Tu'inukuafe and Nepo Laulala, with Luke Jacobson in for Savea, and Joe Moody, who is back from foot surgery on the bench. In the backs, TJ Perenara will start at halfback, with Brad Weber in the reserves, and George Bridge will start on the left wing and Sevu Reece on the right wing.

New Zealand All Blacks v Argentina:

1. Karl Tu'inukuafe
2. Asafo Aumua 
3. Nepo Laulala
4. Brodie Retallick (c)
5. Scott Barrett
6. Akira Ioane
7. Dalton Papalii
8. Luke Jacobson
9. TJ Perenara
10. Beauden Barrett
11. George Bridge
12. David Havili
13. Anton Lienert-Brown 
14. Sevu Reece
15. Jordie Barrett 

Reserves:

16. Samisoni Taukei'aho
17. Joe Moody
18. Tyrel Lomax
19. Tupou Vaa'i
20. Ethan Blackadder
21. Brad Weber
22. Damian McKenzie
23. Rieko Ioane


Monday, September 6, 2021

All Blacks Win Third Bledisloe Cup Match

The New Zealand All Blacks have completed a clean sweep of the Bledisloe Cup series with a 38-21 win over Australia in Perth on Sunday. The All Blacks had lost fullback Jordie Barrett to a red card in the 27th minute ( only for 20 minutes) after he raised his foot when taking a high kick and connected with the head of Marika Koroibete, but they still managed to lead 18-0 at halftime. Brother Scott Barrett was also sent off at the same ground two years ago. The All Blacks defense was the difference in the match, and they also scored a bonus point for the Fortinet Rugby Championship

New Zealand All Blacks: 38 

Tries: David Havili 2, Jordie Barrett, Will Jordan, Anton Lienert-Brown, George Bridge, Conversion: Beauden Barrett, Penalties: Beauden barrett 2

 Australia: 21 

Tries: Folau Fainga'a, Nick White, Tom Banks, Conversions: Noah Lolesio, Reece Hodge 2

Thursday, September 2, 2021

All Blacks Named For Perth Bledisloe Cup Match

All Black coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Australia in Perth on Sunday 5th September at 6pm NZT for the third Bledisloe Cup match. The side features only one change to the forwards from Eden Park, with lock Scott Barrett replacing Sam Whitelock, who was one of the side not travelling to Perth for upcoming births. Ardie Savea will captain the side at number eight, with Ethan Blackadder and Tupou Vaa'i both coming onto the reserves bench. In the backs, Brad Weber starts at halfback, Beauden Barrett at first five, Anton Lienert-Brown at centre, Will Jordan on the right wing with Rieko Ioane shifting to the left, and Jordie Barrett at fullback. TJ Perenara is in the reserves, as is Damian McKenzie and George Bridge.

New Zealand All Blacks:

1. George Bower 
2. Codie Taylor
3. Nepo Laulala
4. Brodie Retallick
5. Scott Barrett 
6. Akira Ioane 
7. Dalton Papalii 
8. Ardie Savea (c)
9. Brad Weber
10. Beauden Barrett 
11. Rieko Ioane 
12. David Havili 
13. Anton Lienert-Brown 
14. Will Jordan
15. Jordie Barrett 

Reserves:
16. Samisoni Taukei’aho 
17. Karl Tu’inukuafe 
18. Angus Ta’avao 
19. Tupou Vaa’i 
20. Ethan Blackadder 
21. TJ Perenara 
22. Damian McKenzie
23. George Bridge

Thursday, August 26, 2021

All Blacks Named For Rugby Championship Tour In Australia

All Black coach Ian Foster has named an initial 35-man squad for the Australian Rugby Championship Series and Northern Hemisphere Tour. Missing from the squad is lock Sam Whitelock, halfback Aaron Smith and first-five Richie Mo’unga, with all of them expecting the birth of children in the near future. The All Blacks will play a combined 10 tests in 12 weeks, with confirmation of the third Bledisloe Cup match to be played in Perth on Sunday 5th September at 6pm NZT.

All Blacks Squad:

Forwards: 

Hookers: Asafo Aumua, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Codie Taylor. Props: George Bower, Ethan de Groot, Nepo Laulala, Tyrel Lomax, Joe Moody, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi. Locks: Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tupou Vaa’i. Loose forwards: Ethan Blackadder, Akira Ioane, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Hoskins Sotutu.

Backs: 

Halfbacks: Finlay Christie, TJ Perenara, Brad Weber. First five–eighths: Beauden Barrett. Midfielders: Braydon Ennor, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Quinn Tupaea. Outside backs: Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie, Sevu Reece.

Monday, August 23, 2021

All Blacks Update On Bledisloe Cup And Rugby Championship.

The All Blacks have beaten Australia 57-22 to win the second Bledisloe Cup match and secure the trophy for another year. The record points haul against Australia in the eight tries to three victory, was cemented in a second half, after handling errors blighted both sides in the first spell. 

New Zealand All Blacks: 57 

Tires: Rieko Ioane, Brodie Retallick, Ardie Savea, Codie Taylor 2, Sevu Reece, Will Jordan, David Havili, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 5, Beauden Barrett 2, Penalty: Damian McKenzie 

Australia: 22 

Tries: Andrew Kelleway 2, Tate McDermott, Conversions: Noah Lolesio 2, Penalty: Lolesio


Sanzaar has announced that the 2021 Rugby Championship will be hosted in Queensland after New Zealand and several Australian states were placed into lockdown over the last few weeks.

Four Rugby Championship double headers will be played in Townsville, the Gold Coast and Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium during September and October, and the third Bledisloe Cup match originally scheduled for 28th August in Perth, will now be played on either 3rd or 4th of September. The All Blacks are scheduled to leave New Zealand this weekend, after delaying the departure last Sunday over uncertainty if any matches would take place

2021 Rugby Championship:

Round 1
Sat 14 August: New Zealand 57 v Australia 22 , Eden Park, Auckland
Sat 14 August: South Africa 32 v Argentina 12 , Mandela Stadium, Port Elizabeth


Round 2
Sat 21 August: Argentina 29 v South Africa 10 , Mandela Stadium, Port Elizabeth
TBC: Australia v New Zealand: Optus Stadium, Perth**


Round 3
Sunday 12 September: New Zealand v Argentina: CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast 
Sunday 12 September:  South Africa v Australia: CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast 

 
Round 4
Saturday 18 September: Argentina v New Zealand: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 
Saturday 18 September:  Australia v South Africa: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 

 
Round 5
Sat 25 September: New Zealand v South Africa: QLD Country Bank Stadium, Townsville 
Sat 25 September: Australia v Argentina: QLD Country Bank Stadium, Townsville 


Round 6
Sat 2 October: South Africa v New Zealand: CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Sat 2 October: Argentina v Australia: CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

All Blacks Named To Face Australia For Second Bledisloe Cup Match

All Black coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Australia in the second Bledisloe Cup match, which is again at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday 14th August, 7.05pm. With Anton Lienert-Brown suffering a knee injury in last weeks test, Rieko Ioane moves into centre, and Will Jordan will start on the right wing. Halfback TJ Perenara has been named on the reserves bench, along with the three Barrett brothers. 

Australia coach Dave Rennie has made four changes to his starting side from last week, with Marika Koroibete coming in after being stood down last week, and Lachlan Swinton in at blindside. Other changes have Matt To'omua in at second five and Matt Philip at lock, while Rob Valetini moves to number eight.

All Blacks: 

1-George Bower, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Brodie Retallick, 5-Sam Whitelock (c), 6-Akira Ioane, 7-Dalton Papalii, 8-Ardie Savea, 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11- Sevu Reece, 12-David Havili, 13-Rieko Ioane, 14-Will Jordan, 15-Damian McKenzie

Reserves: 

16-Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17-Karl Tu'inikuafe, 18-Angus Ta'avao, 19-Scott Barrett, 20-Luke Jacobson, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Beauden Barrett, 23-Jordie Barrett


Australia:

Tom Banks, Andrew Kellaway, Hunter Paisami, Matt To’omua, Marika Koroibete, Noah Lolesio, Tate McDermott, Rob Valetini, Michael Hooper (c), Lachlan Swinton, Matt Philip, Darcy Swain, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, James Slipper. 

Reserves: 

Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Harry Wilson, Nic White, Len Ikitau, Reece Hodge.

All Blacks Win First Bledisloe Match

The All Blacks have won the first Bledisloe Cup match against Australia 33-25 at Auckland's Eden Park. Both sides scored four tries each, but kicking was the difference, with Australian first five Noah Lolesio missing five shots at goal, and managing only one penalty and conversion. The All Blacks held a 16-8 halftime lead, and extended it to 33-8 midway through the second half before an Australian fightback saw them score three tries in the final twelve minutes.

New Zealand All Blacks: 33 

Tries: Sevu Reece, Richie Mo'unga, David Havili, Damian McKenzie, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 2, Penalties: Mo'unga 3 

Australia: 25 

Tries: Andrew Kellaway, Tom Banks 2, Jordan Uelese, Conversion: Noah Lolesio, Penalty: Lolesio

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

All Blacks Named To Face Australia

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Australia in the first Bledisloe Cup match at Auckland's Eden Park on Saturday 7th August at 7.05pm. 

The side features Richie Mo'unga at first five, Damian McKenzie at fulback, and Aaron Smith at halfback in his 100th test. All three Barrett brothers are included in the reserves, while David Havili is named at second five-eighths to partner centre Anton Lienert-Brown, and Brodie Retallick partners captain Sam Whitelock at lock.

New Zealand All Blacks: 

Damian McKenzie, Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea, Dalton Papalii, Akira Ioane, Sam Whitelock (c), Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Codie Taylor, George Bower. 

Reserves: 

Dane Coles, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Angus Ta’avao, Scott Barrett, Luke Jacobson, Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett.


Australia: 

Tom Banks, Jordan Petaia, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, Andrew Kellaway, Noah Lolesio, Tate McDermott, Harry Wilson, Michael Hooper (c), Rob Valentini, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Darcy Swain, Allan Alaalatoa, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, James Slipper. 

Reserves: 

Jordan Uelese, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Matt Philip, Fraser McReight, Jake Gordon, Matt To’omua, Reece Hodge.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

All Blacks Squad Named For 2021 Bledisloe Cup And Rugby Championship

All Black coach Ian Foster has named an update squad for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship in the upcoming weeks. The squad features the return of halfback TJ Perenara who is back in the country after a playing sabbatical in Japan, while Braydon Ennor has recovered from appendicitis after being out for the latest Steinlager Series. Props Joe Moody and Ofa Tuungafasi have also returned from injury, which see's Ethan De Groot dropped from the squad.

Hookers:

Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Codie Taylor

Props:

Nepo Laulala, Tyrel Lomax, Joe Moody, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi 

Locks:

Scott Barrett, Brodie Retallick, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tupou Vaa’i, Sam Whitelock  (c)

Loose Forwards:

Ethan Blackadder, Shannon Frizell, Akira Ioane, Luke Jacobson, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Hoskins Sotutu 

Halfbacks:

TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber 

First-Fives:

Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga 

Midfielders:

Braydon Ennor, David Havili, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Quinn Tupaea 

Outside Backs:

Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie, Sevu Reece

Injury cover reserves:

George Bower, Finlay Christie, Samisoni Taukei’aho 

Monday, November 30, 2020

All Blacks Win Final Match Of 2020

 The All Blacks have beaten Argentina 38-0 in Newcastle on Saturday night, reversing the loss they suffered two weeks ago. It was a committed forward pack that set the stage for the win, and forced multiple errors and missed tackles onto Argentina. Hooker Dane Coles scored the opening try out wide in the 12th minute, and Richie Mo'unga added a penalty for a first half 10-0 lead.

Midway through the second half the All Blacks led 17-0 after Ardie Savea scored off a lineout drive, but it was the addition of replacement back Will Jordan that opened the game right up. Jordan scored a try off a spilled Argentina ball, and two minutes later was in again off an intercept for a 60m dash. The final act of the game saw replacement lock Patrick Tuipulotu score in the 81st minute with Jordan again involved.

New Zealand: 38 

Tries: Dane Coles, Ardie Savea, Will Jordan 2, Patrick Tuipulotu, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 5, Penalty: Mo'unga

Argentina: 0 


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

All Blacks Lose To Argentina In Sydney

The All Blacks have lost to the Argentinian Puma's for the first time in an upset 25-25 loss at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney. The Puma's were combative in forward exchanges and forced multiple errors and penalties upon the All Blacks, leading to a 16-3 halftime lead, which they were unable to bridge in the second half.

Pablo Matera the Puma's captain had an outstanding match, and helped his side to a 62-42 advantage in the rucks won, while first five Sanchez scored all their points with a try, conversion and six penalties.

New Zealand All Blacks: 15 

Tries: Sam Cane, Caleb Clarke, Conversion: Richie Mo'unga, Penalty: Mo'unga,


Argentina: 25 

Try: Nicolas Sanchez, Conversion: Sanchez, Penalties: Sanchez 6

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

All Blacks Named To Face Argentina

Following last weeks 24-22 loss to Australia, All Black coach Ian Foster has named a strong side for Saturday night's game against Argentina at Sydney's Bankwest Stadium.

After being red carded during last weeks match, Ofa Tu'ungafasi has received a three week suspension for a high tackle, and has been replaced by Tyrel Lomax. Other forward changes see Joe Moody who returns from concussion from the first Bledisloe match replacing Karl Tu'inukuafe, Shannon Frizell in for Akira Ioane at blindside, Patrick Tuipulotu in at lock for Scott Barrett, and Dane Coles for Codie Taylor at hooker. In the backs Richie Mo'unga starts at first five, with Beauden Barrett moving to fullback and Jordie Barrett to the wing, and also starting are Jack Goodhue at second five, Aaron Smith at halfback, and Caleb Clarke on the wing.

All Blacks:

Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue, Caleb Clarke, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Sam Whitelock, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tyrel Lomax, Dane Coles, Joe Moody. 

Reserves: 

Codie Taylor, Alex Hodgman, Nepo Laulala, Tupou Vaa’i, Hoskins Sotutu, Brad Weber, Rieko Ioane, Damian McKenzie.


Thursday, November 5, 2020

All Blacks Named For Fourth Bledisloe

After their 43-5 win last week over Australia, All Black coach Ian Foster has made several changes to his side for the fourth Bledisloe Cup match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Four players have been named to make their All Blacks debut, with Akira Ioane, starting at blindside flanker, while hooker Asafo Aumua, loose forward Cullen Grace, and outside back Will Jordan will be in the reserves.

In the forwards, Codie Taylor replaces Dane Coles as starting hooker; Scott Barrett starts at lock ahead of Patrick Tuipulotu, Ioane comes in for Shannon Frizell, and Ardie Savea replaces Hoskins Sotutu at number eight.

In the backs, Richie Mo’unga drops out of the match 23, with Beauden Barrett starting at first five-eighth, Jordie Barrett moves from right wing to fullback, and Rieko Ioane and Sevu Reece will start on the left and right wing.

New Zealand All Blacks: 

Jordie Barrett, Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Rieko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara; Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Akira Ioane, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Ofa Tuungafasi, Codie Taylor, Karl Tu'inukuafe. 

Reserves: 

Asafo Aumua, Alex Hodgman, Tyrel Lomax, Patrick Tuipulotu, Cullen Grace, Brad Weber, Damian McKenzie, Will Jordan.

Australia:

Tom Banks, Tom Wright, Jordan Petaia, Hunter Paisami, Marika Koroibete, Reece Hodge, Nic White; Harry Wilson, Michael Hooper (c), Lachie Swinton, Matt Philip, Rob Simmons, Allan Alaalatoa, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, James Slipper. 

Reserves

Folau Fainga'a, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Ned Hanigan, Liam Wright, Tate McDermott, Noah Lolesio, Filipo Daugunu.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

All Blacks Named To Face Australia In Third Bledisloe.

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Australia in the third Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney on Saturday. Hoskins Sotutu will debut at number eight in place of Ardie Savea who stayed behind in New Zealand on paternity leave, and loose forward Dalton Papalii is brought in the reserves. Other changes in the forwards see Sam Whitelock return from from concussion in place of Tupou Vaa’i, and Karl Tu'inukuafe replaces Joe Moody at loosehead prop. In the reserves, Ngani Laumape returns from a broken arm earlier in the year in place of Damian McKenzie.

New Zealand All Blacks: 

1.  Karl Tu'inukuafe, 2.  Dane Coles, 3.  Ofa Tuungafasi, 4.  Patrick Tuipulotu, 5.  Samuel Whitelock, 6.  Shannon Frizell, 7.  Sam Cane (c), 8.  Hoskins Sotutu, 9.  Aaron Smith, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 11. Caleb Clarke, 12. Jack Goodhue, 13.  Anton Lienert-Brown, 14.  Jordie Barrett, 15.  Beauden Barrett 

Reserves: 

16.  Codie Taylor, 17.  Alex Hodgman, 18.  Tyrel Lomax, 19.  Scott Barrett, 20.  Dalton Papalii, 21.  TJ Perenara, 22.  Ngani Laumape, 23.  Rieko Ioane


The Australian Wallabies side has four debutants in their side, with both first five James O'Connor, and second five Matt Toomua out with injury, replaced by Noah Lolesio, and Irae Simones, and halfback Tate McDermott and loose forward Fraser McReight in the reserves. Other changes see Allan Alaalatoa starting at tight-head prop in place of Taniela Tupou, Jordan Petaia at centre in place of Hunter Paisami, and Dane Haylett-Petty in at fullback in place of Tom Banks for his first match since the Rugby World Cup.

Australia:

1. James Slipper, 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3. Allan Alaalatoa, 4. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5. Matt Philip, 6. Ned Hanigan, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 8. Harry Wilson, 9. Nic White, 10. Noah Lolesio, 11. Marika Koroibete, 12. Irae Simone, 13. Jordan Petaia, 14. Filipo Daugunu, 15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Reserves:  

16. Jordan Uelese, 17. Scott Sio, 18. Taniela Tupou, 19. Rob Simmons, 20. Fraser McReight, 21. Tate McDermott, 22. Reece Hodge, 23. Hunter Paisami 

Monday, October 19, 2020

All Blacks Win Second Bledisloe In Auckland

The All Blacks have beaten Australia 27-7 in the second Bledisloe test at Auckland's Eden Park on Sunday.

After a competitive first half, the All Blacks had led 10-7 at the break after a converted try to halfback Aaron Smith and penalty to Richie Mo'unga, while Australia scored a try to winger Marika Koroibete. Debutant left-wing Caleb Clarke had several tackle breaking runs and proved a handful for Australia every time he touched the ball. The Australians made handling errors due the the defensive efforts of the All Blacks, and three further tries were added in the half, with captain Sam Cane scoring one of them. The next Bledisloe match is in Sydney Australia on 31st October, and is part of the Rugby Championship. now reduced to three teams after South Africa pulled out.

New Zealand All Blacks: 27 

Tries: Aaron Smith, Jordie Barrett, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 2, Penalty: Mo'unga

Australia: 7 

Try: Marika Koroibete, Conversion: James O'Connor 

Match Highlights Here


Thursday, October 15, 2020

All Blacks Named For Second Bledisloe Against Australia

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his side to face Australia at Auckland's Eden Park on Sunday for the second Bledisloe test.

There are a couple of injury related replacements and reserves changes for the match day. Winger George Bridge has been ruled out of all rugby for several months after suffering a chest injury in training, and has been replaced by Caleb Clarke. Beauden Barrett returns from an ankle injury at fullback, with Damien McKenzie dropping to the reserves, and lock Sam Whitelock is out with with concussion, and has been replaced by Tupou Vaa'i. The final changes have Dane Coles starting in place of Codie Taylor at hooker, Anton Lienert-Brown replacing Rieko Ioane in the centres, Nepo Laulala and Alex Hodgman coming onto the reserves bench as replacement props, and Scott Barrett returning from a long term foot injury to the reserves.

New Zealand All Blacks: 

1. Joe Moody, 2. Dane Coles, 3. Ofa Tuungafasi, 4. Patrick Tuipulotu, 5. Tupou Vaa'i, 6. Shannon Frizell, 7. Sam Cane (c), 8. Ardie Savea, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 11. Caleb Clarke, 12. Jack Goodhue, 13. Anton Lienert-Brown, 14. Jordie Barrett, 15. Beauden Barrett

Reserves: 

Codie Taylor, Alex Hodgman, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Hoskins Sotutu, TJ Perenara, Rieko Ioane, Damian McKenzie.


Australian coach Dave Rennie has made four changes to his match day squad, with hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa and blindside flanker Ned Hanigan into the starting side, and Liam Wright and Jordan Petaia in the reserves, while Harry Wilson moves to number eight. 

Australia:

1. James Slipper, 2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3. Taniela Tupou, 4. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5. Matt Philip, 6. Ned Hanigan, 7. Michael Hooper, 8. Harry Wilson, 9. Nic White, 10. James O'Connor, 11. Marika Koroibete, 12. Matt To'omua, 13. Hunter Paisami, 14. Filipo Daugunu, 15. Tom Banks

Reserves

Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Allan Alaalaota, Rob Simmons, Liam Wright, Jake Gordon, Jordan Petaia, Reece Hodge

Sunday, October 11, 2020

All Blacks Draw With Australia

The New Zealand All Blacks have drawn the opening Bledisloe Cup match with Australia 16-16 in Wellington on Sunday. It was 400 days since the All Blacks last played a home test match, and the match was an exciting one which went down to the final seconds.

The All Blacks had led 8-3 at half time, after a try and penalty to winger Jordie Barrett. They extended their lead early in the second half after Aaron Smith scored, but the Wallabies struck back with tries to wingers Marika Koroibete and Filipo Daugunu. With the 80 minutes up Reece Hodge attempted a long range kick which hit the posts, and for the next eight minutes of injury time neither side was able to score.

New Zealand All Blacks: 16

Tries: Jordie Barrett, Aaron Smith, Penalties: Barrett 2

Australia: 16

Tries: Marika Koroibete, Filipo Daugunu, Penalties: James O’Connor 2

Thursday, October 8, 2020

All Blacks Named For First Test Against Australia

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named his first test team to face Australia in Wellington on Sunday 11 October, at 4pm. Foster has named Richie Mo’unga at first five, Beauden Barrett at fullback, Jordie Barrett on the right wing, and Jack Goodhue partnering Rieko Ioane in the centres, with Anton Lienert-Brown on the bench. The forwards have a front row combination of Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Ofa Tuungafasi, with Dane Coles and Karl Tu’inukuafe on the bench, Patrick Tuipulotu locking with Sam Whitelock, and a back row combination of captain Sam Cane, Ardie Savea at number eight and Shannon Frizell on the blindside. In total, there are 17 players out of 23 from the losing semi-final against England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup last year.

All Blacks: 

Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Jack Goodhue, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Shannon Frizell, Sam Whitelock, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tuungafasi, Codie Taylor, Joe Moody

Reserves: Dane Coles, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Nepo Laulala, Tupou Vaa’i, Hoskins Sotutu, TJ Perenara, Anton Lienert-Brown, Caleb Clarke.


Australia: 

Tom Banks, Filipo Daugunu, Hunter Paisami, Matt To'omua, Marika Koroibete, James O'Connor, Nic White; Harry Wilson, Michael Hooper (c), Pete Samu, Matt Philip, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Taniela Tupou, Folau Fainga'a, James Slipper. 

Reserves: Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Allan Alaalatoa, Rob Simmons, Rob Valetini, Jake Gordon Noah Lolesio, Reece Hodge.


All Black's 2020 Rugby Championship Draw Re-Scheduled

The All Blacks will be home for Christmas after SANZAAR announced a revised draw for the 2020 Rugby Championship in Australia. The match between the All Blacks and Australia scheduled for December 12th has been moved to October 31st. NZ Rugby had disputed the draw when it was first announced by SANZAAR saying they had not agreed to play the match so late in December, due to the New Zealand government's 14 day quarantine requirement on returning home.

The updated timing of matches is below.


Bledisloe Cup New Zealand 2020.

New Zealand v Australia, Sky Stadium, Wellington, Sunday 11 October, 4pm NZT.

New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland, Sunday 18 October, 4 NZT.


Rugby Championship Australia 2020.

New Zealand vs Australia, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, October 31, 9:45pm NZT

New Zealand vs Australia, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, November 7, 9.45pm NZT

New Zealand vs Argentina, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, November 14, 7pm NZT

New Zealand vs South Africa, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, November 21, 7pm NZT

New Zealand vs South Africa, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, November 28, 9.45pm NZT

New Zealand v Argentina, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, December 5, 7pm NZT


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

All Blacks Bledisloe And Rugby Championship Draw 2020

The first All Blacks v Australia Bledisloe Cup 2020 match will take place at Wellington's Sky Stadium on Sunday 11th October at 3.30pm, and the second at Auckland's Eden Park on Sunday 18th October, also at 3.30pm. Both teams will then travel to Australia to quarantine for the Rugby Championship.

SANZAAR and Rugby Australia have today confirmed the schedule for the 2020 Rugby Championship being hosted in Brisbane, Sydney and Newcastle. The schedule will feature twelve tests across back to back weekends for the New Zealand All Blacks, Australia, South Africa and Argentina.

The first match for the All Blacks v Australia will be counted as the third Bledisloe Cup match, and will take place on the 7th November at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, while the fourth will be on the 12th December at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.

The All Blacks squad for the initial Bledisloe matches in New Zealand is as follows:

Hookers:
Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Codie Taylor 

Props:
Alex Hodgman, Nepo Laulala, Tyrel Lomax, Joe Moody, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi 

Locks:
Quinten Strange, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tupou Vaa’i, Samuel Whitelock

Loose Forwards:
Sam Cane, Shannon Frizell, Cullen Grace, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Ardie Savea, Hoskins Sotutu

Halfbacks:
TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber 

First Five–eighth:
Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo’unga

Midfield:
Braydon Ennor, Jack Goodhue, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown

Outside Backs:
Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Caleb Clarke, Will Jordan, Damian McKenzie, Sevu Reece


Bledisloe Cup New Zealand 2020.

Australia v New Zealand, Wellington, Sunday 11 October, 3.30pm NZT.

Australia v New Zealand, Auckland, Sunday 18 October, 3.30pm NZT.


Rugby Championship Round One - Saturday, November 7, 2020

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Argentina v South Africa
Australia v New Zealand

Rugby Championship Round Two - Saturday, November 14

Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

New Zealand v Argentina
South Africa v Australia

Rugby Championship Round Three - Saturday, November 21

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

New Zealand v South Africa
Australia v Argentina

Rugby Championship Round Four – Saturday, November 28

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Argentina v Australia
South Africa v New Zealand

Rugby Championship Round Five – Saturday, December 5

Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Argentina v New Zealand
Australia v South Africa

Rugby Championship Round Six – Saturday, December 12

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

South Africa v Argentina
Australia v New Zealand