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Thursday, October 31, 2019

All Blacks And Wales Teams Named For Bronze Playoff

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named his side for his final match as coach, with seven changes from the start side that lost to England in their semi-final match.
Forwards Dane Coles, Shannon Frizell, and Sam Cane, and backs Rieko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty and Ben Smith will all start while Scott Barrett will move from Blindside flanker to lock.
It will be the final All Blacks match for captain Kieran Read, Ben Smith, Ryan Crotty and Matt Todd, who are all retiring from international rugby at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

New Zealand All Blacks:

1. Joe Moody 2. Dane Coles 3. Nepo Laulala 4. Brodie Retallick 5. Scott Barrett 6. Shannon Frizell 7. Sam Cane 8. Kieran Read - captain 9. Aaron Smith 10. Richie Mo’unga 11. Rieko Ioane 12. Sonny Bill Williams 13. Ryan Crotty 14. Ben Smith 15. Beauden Barrett

Reserves:

16. Liam Coltman 17. Atu Moli 18. Angus Ta'avao 19. Patrick Tuipulotu 20. Matt Todd 21. Brad Weber 22. Anton Lienert-Brown 23. Jordie Barrett

Wales:

1. Nicky Smith 2. Ken Owens 3. Dillon Lewis 4. Adam Beard 5. Alun Wyn Jones - captain 6. Justin Tipuric 7. James Davies 8. Ross Moriarty 9. Tomos Williams 10. Rhys Patchell 11. Josh Adams 12. Owen Watkin 13. Jonathan Davies 14. Owen Lane 15. Hallam Amos

Reserves: 

16. Elliot Dee 17. Rhys Carre 18. Wyn Jones 19. Jake Ball 20. Aaron Shingler 21. Gareth Davies 22. Dan Biggar 23. Hadleigh Parkes

Thursday, October 24, 2019

South Africa And Wales Sides Named For Rugby World Cup Semi-Final

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named his side to face South Africa in their 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final.
Gatland has named Leigh Halfpenny to start at fullback after Liam Williams was injured at training on Thursday, while centre Jonathan Davies returns to the side after withdrawing late before the France match with a knee injury.

Wales: 

15. Leigh Halfpenny, 14. George North, 13. Jonathan Davies, 12. Hadleigh Parkes, 11. Josh Adams, 10. Dan Biggar, 9. Gareth Davies, 8. Ross Moriarty, 7. Justin Tipuric, 6. Aaron Wainwright, 5. Alun Wyn Jones, 4. Jake Ball, 3. Tomas Francis, 2. Ken Owens, 1. Wyn Jones

Replacements: 

Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Aaron Shingler, Tomos Williams, Rhys Patchell,  Owen Watkin


South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has made one change to the side which beat Japan, with winger S'Busiso Nkosi replacing Cheslin Kolbe who is injured.

South Africa: 

15 Willie Le Roux, 14 S'Busiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 1 Tendai Mtawarira, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 3 Frans Malherbe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 5 Lood de Jager, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 7 Pieter-Steph Du Toit, 8 Duane Vermeulen.

Reserves: 

Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw, Herschel Jantjies, Frans Steyn. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

All Blacks Named To Face England In Rugby World Cup Semi-Final

New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named the side to play England in their Rugby World Cup semi-final at Yokohama on Saturday.

The side features one change from the side who beat Ireland last week, with Scott Barrett starting at blindside flanker in place of Sam Cane who drops to the reserves, while Ardie Savea shifts to the openside flanker position.
In the reserves Patrick Tuipulotu takes the place of Matt Todd who injured his shoulder against Ireland.

All Blacks: 

Beauden Barrett, Sevu Reece, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, George Bridge, Richie Mo'unga, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (c), Ardie Savea, Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Codie Taylor, Joe Moody.

Reserves: 

Dane Coles, Ofa Tuungafasi, Angus Ta'avao, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Sonny Bill Williams, Jordie Barrett.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

All Blacks Beat Ireland To Advance To Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals.

The New Zealand All Blacks have beaten Ireland 46-14 to advance to the semi-finals of the 2109 Rugby World Cup where they will play England at Yokohama on Saturday 26th October at 9pm.

New Zealand led 22-0 at halftime after two tries to halfback Aaron Smith and one to Beauden Barrett.
They extended the lead out to 34-0 in the second half after tries to hooker Codie Taylor in the 48th minute and Matt Todd in the 62nd minute, and it wasn't until the 69th minute that Ireland got on the scoreboard with a try to Robbie Henshaw.
New Zealand replied with a try to winger George Bridge in the 73rd minute to make it 41-7, and Ireland then received a penalty try after flanker Matt Todd was adjudged offside under the posts when Ireland were driving for the line in the 77th minute.
Todd was given a yellow card for offense, but the 14 man All Black side was able to have the final say with replacement Jordie Barrett scoring in the final minute of the match.

All Blacks: 46

Tries: Aaron Smith 2, Beauden Barrett, Codie Taylor, George Bridge, Matt Todd, Jordie Barrett.
Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 4
Penalty: Mo'unga

Ireland: 14

Tries: Robbie Henshaw, penalty try
Conversions

Sunday, October 13, 2019

2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final Schedule.

Over the weekend, the New Zealand v Italy, England v France, and Namibia v Canada matches were cancelled due to typhoon Hagibis.
Of the matches that were played, Australia beat Georgia 27-8, Ireland beat Samoa 47-5, Tonga beat USA 31-19, Wales beat Uruguay 35-13, and Japan beat Scotland 28-21.

The quarter finals will now take place this weekend, with Saturday 19th October matches being England playing Australia at Oita Stadium at 8.15pm NZT, and New Zealand playing Ireland at Tokyo Stadium, 11.15pm NZT.
On Sunday 20th October, Wales will play France at Oita Stadium at 8.15pm NZT, and Japan plays South Africa at Tokyo Stadium at 23.15 NZT.

The semi-final matches will both be at Yokohama International Stadium on Saturday 26th October at 9pm, and Sunday 27th October at 10pm NZT.





Thursday, October 10, 2019

All Blacks v Italy Game Cancelled At Rugby World Cup

The New Zealand All Blacks game against Italy in Toyota City on Saturday has been cancelled by World Rugby due to Super Typhoon Hagibis, which is set to hit Yokohama and nearby Tokyo with 270kmh winds.
Typhoon Hagibis is expected to make landfall on the main islands of Kyushi, Shikoku and Honshu in Japan over the weekend.
Due to the cancellation, both New Zealand and Italy will be awarded two competition points each for the match, and the All Blacks will now finish at the top of their pool on 15 points, one ahead of South Africa, who they beat 23-13 on the first weekend of the Rugby World Cup.

The second game to be cancelled is the England versus France match, and that leaves England on top of pool C, with France in second position. 

Finishing on top of pool B means the All Blacks will face the pool A runner-up, with Ireland, Scotland and Japan all in contention.
At this stage the match between Scotland and Japan in Yokohama is expected to go ahead on Sunday, and if Japan are abale to win they will lead pool A with Ireland in second place.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

All Black Team Named To Face Namibia

The New Zealand All Blacks team has been named to face Namibia at Tokyo Stadium on Sunday 6th October.
Sam Whitelock will captain the side, with fellow lock Brodie Retallick returning from his dislocated shoulder injury for his first match since the South Africa test in Wellington on July 27th.
Kieran Read does not feature in the match 23, with Ardie Savea starting at number 8 and Sam Cane on the openside.
Jordie Barrett will start at first five, Anton Lienert-Brown and Jack Goodhue are at midfield, and the wing combination of Sevu Reece and George Bridge return.
On the reserves bench halfbacks Brad Weber and TJ Perenara are named,with TJ to cover the inside backs, and Rieko Ioane the outside backs.

New Zealand All Black Team:
  • 1. Joe Moody
    2. Codie Taylor
    3. Nepo Laulala
    4. Brodie Retallick
    5. Samuel Whitelock - captain
    6. Shannon Frizell
    7. Sam Cane
    8. Ardie Savea
    9. Aaron Smith
    10. Jordie Barrett
    11. George Bridge
    12. Anton Lienert-Brown
    13. Jack Goodhue
    14. Sevu Reece
    15. Ben Smith

    16. Dane Coles
    17. Ofa Tuungafasi
    18. Angus Ta'avao
    19. Patrick Tuipulotu
    20. Matt Todd
    21. Brad Weber
    22. T J Perenara
    23. Rieko Ioane 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

All Blacks Defeat Canada In Second Rugby World Cup Match

The New Zealand All Blacks have beaten Canada 63-0 in their second match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup at Oita.
The All Blacks  scored their first try, which was a penalty try in the 5th minute, after Canada infringed after a five metre scrum from when Kieran Read was held up over the line.
The second try was scored by Jordie Barrett out on the wing after Sonny Williams had broken through the Canadian defensive line, with the conversion from Richie Mo'unga making it 14-0.
The third try came in the 17th minute, with Sonny Bill Williams breaking tackles to go over.
The fourth try came from fullback Beauden Barrett in the 36th minute, when he dived on the loose ball over the line, after Sonny Bill Williams had chipped the ball through in behind the Canadian defenders from 10m out.
The conversion from Mo'unga put the All Blacks up 28-0 at halftime.

The second half scoring got underway in the 41st minute, with Jordie Barrett claiming a mid-field kick, and the ball going through several sets of hands with Rieko Ioane scoring in the corner.
The scoring continued in the 45th minute, with Scott Barrett scoring off an attacking move, to make it the first time three brothers have scored tries in a Rugby World Cup match.
Shannon Frizell was the next to score off a rolling maul, with a short dash to the line, with the conversion from Mo'unga making it 49-0.
Halfback Brad Weber was the next to score in the 50th minute after a midfield bomb was claimed by Mo'unga, with Weber linking to Beauden Barrett, and then backing up to score under the posts.
Weber was in a again for his second try in the 57th minute after being in support of Mo'unga who had broken the line off a cutback move from a scrum.
The All Blacks had further scoring opportunities late in the match, but had some handling errors with the ball in humid conditions.

The All Blacks next play Namibia on Sunday 6th October, 5.45pm NZT at Tokyo Stadium


New Zealand All Blacks: 63

Tries: Brad Weber 2, Jordie Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams, Beauden Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Scott Barrett, Shannon Frizell, Penalty Try.
Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 8.

Canada: 0

Sunday, September 29, 2019

All Blacks Team Named To Face Canada

 The New Zealand All Blacks team to face Canada in their second 2019 Rugby World Cup match on Wednesday 2nd October has been named as follows:-

  • 1: Atu Moli
    2: Liam Coltman
    3: Angus Ta’avao
    4: Patrick Tuipulotu
    5: Scott Barrett
    6: Shannon Frizell
    7: Matt Todd
    8: Kieran Read - captain
    9: TJ Perenara
    10: Richie Mo’unga
    11: Rieko Ioane
    12: Sonny Bill Williams
    13: Jack Goodhue
    14: Jordie Barrett
    15: Beauden Barrett 
    Reserves:
    16: Codie Taylor
    17: Ofa Tuungafasi
    18: Nepo Laulala
    19: Samuel Whitelock
    20: Ardie Savea
    21: Brad Weber
    22: Ryan Crotty
    23: Ben Smith 

Monday, September 23, 2019

All Blacks Win Opening Rugby World Cup Match

The New Zealand All Blacks have won their opening match against South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
South Africa opened the scoring with a penalty to first five Handre Pollard in the 19th minute, but it was New Zealand who led at halftime 17-3 after scoring two converted tries in five minutes to winger George Bridge and lock Scott Barrett with first five Richie Mo'unga also kicking a penalty.
The second half saw South Africa score their only try to flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit in the 48th minute, and they closed the gap to 17-13 in the 59th minute with a dropped goal from Pollard.
New Zealand extend the lead out to 23-13 with penalties to Mo'unga in the 66th minute, and Beauden Barrett in the 72nd minute, and maintained the gap with a stout defensive effort to finish out the match.

New Zealand: 23 

Tries: George Bridge, Scott Barrett, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 2, Penalties: Richie Mo'unga 2, Beauden Barrett.

South Africa: 13

Try: Pieter-Steph du Toit, Conversion: Handre Pollard, Penalty: Pollard, Drop Goal: Pollard.

The All Blacks next play Canada on Wednesday 2nd October 11.15pm NZT at Oita.

Other match saw Japan beat Russia 30-10 in the tournament opener, Australia beat Fiji 39-21, France beat Argentina 23-21, Italy beat Namibia 47-22, Ireland beat Scotland 27-3, England beat Tonga 35-3 and Wales beat Georgia 43-14.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

All Blacks Named For First Rugby World Cup Match

The New Zealand All Blacks team has been named for the opening match against South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

The team is :

1. Joe Moody
2. Dane Coles
3. Nepo Laulala
4. Samuel Whitelock
5. Scott Barrett
6. Ardie Savea
7. Sam Cane
8. Kieran Read - captain
9. Aaron Smith
10. Richie Mo’unga
11. George Bridge
12. Ryan Crotty
13. Anton Lienert-Brown
14. Sevu Reece
15. Beauden Barrett

Reserves:
16. Codie Taylor
17. Ofa Tuungafasi
18. Angus Ta’avao
19. Patrick Tuipulotu
20. Shannon Frizell
21. TJ Perenara
22. Sonny Bill Williams
23. Ben Smith

The team features Ryan Crotty at second five, with Sonny Bill Williams on the bench, Richie Mo’unga at first five and Beauden Barrett at fullback, Sevu Reece and George Bridge on the wing, and Ben Smith also on the bench.

The pool B match kicks off at 9.45pm on Saturday 21st September.


The South Africa team was named yesterday by coach Rassie Erasmus, and is as follows:-

15: Willie Le Roux, 14: Cheslin Kolbe, 13: Lukhnayo Am, 12: Damian de Allende, 11: Makazole Mapimpi, 10: Handre Pollard, 9: Faf de Klerk, 8: Duane Vermeulen, 7: Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6: Siya Kolisi (captain), 5: Franco Mostert, 4: Eben Etzebeth, 3: Frans Malherbe, 2: Malcolm Marx, 1: Steven Kitshoff.

Reserves:
Bongi Mbonambi, Tendai Mtwarira, Trevor Nyakane, RG Snyman, Francois Louw, Herschel Jantjies, Frans Steyn, Jesse Kriel.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

All Black Luke Jacobson Out Of Rugby World Cup

All Blacks loose forward Luke Jacobson has been withdrawn form the 2019 Rugby World Cup with ongoing concussion issues.
Jacobson had debuted for the All Blacks this year, playing 23 minutes off the bench against Argentina in Buenos Aires on July 21st, and again last week against Tonga.

Jacobson had been fine after the Tonga match, but developed symptoms after the first training in Japan,. The decision to withdraw was made between medical staff and Jacobsen, and he will be replaced in the squad by Tasman's Shannon Frizell.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Full Draw For 2019 Rugby World Cup In Japan.

Below is the full draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

JAPAN v RUSSIA: 8.45pm at Tokyo Stadium

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
AUSTRALIA v FIJI: 2.45pm at Sapporo Dome
FRANCE v ARGENTINA: 5.15pm at Tokyo Stadium
NEW ZEALAND v SOUTH AFRICA: 7.45pm at International Stadium, Yokohama

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

ITALY v NAMIBIA: 3.15pm at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
IRELAND v SCOTLAND: 5.45pm at International Stadium, Yokohama
ENGLAND v TONGA: 8.15pm at Sapporo Dome

MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

WALES v GEORGIA: 8.15pm at City of Toyota Stadium

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

RUSSIA v SAMOA: 8.15pm at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium

WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

FIJI v URUGUAY: 3.15pm at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

ITALY v CANADA: 5.45pm at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium
ENGLAND v USA: 8.45pm at Kobe Misaki Stadium

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

ARGENTINA v TONGA: 2.45pm at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
JAPAN v IRELAND: 5.15pm at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa
SOUTH AFRICA v NAMIBIA: 7.45pm at City of Toyota Stadium

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

GEORGIA v URUGUAY: 3.15pm at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
AUSTRALIA v WALES: 5.45pm at Tokyo Stadium

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

SCOTLAND v SAMOA: 8.15pm at Kobe Misaki Stadium

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER

FRANCE v USA: 5.45pm at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium
NEW ZEALAND v CANADA: 8.15pm at Oita Stadium

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER

GEORGIA v FIJI: 3.15pm at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
IRELAND v RUSSIA: 8.15pm at Kobe Misaki Stadium

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER

SOUTH AFRICA v ITALY: 7.45pm at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER

AUSTRALIA v URUGUAY: 3.15pm at Oita Stadium
ENGLAND v ARGENTINA: 6pm at Tokyo Stadium
JAPAN v SAMOA: 8.30pm at City of Toyota Stadium

SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER

NEW ZEALAND v NAMIBIA: 3.45pm at Tokyo Stadium
FRANCE v TONGA: 6.45pm at Kumamoto Stadium

TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER

SOUTH AFRICA v CANADA: 9.15pm at Kobe Misaki Stadium

WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER

ARGENTINA v USA: 3.45pm at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
SCOTLAND v RUSSIA: 6.15pm at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa
WALES v FIJI: 8.45pm at Oita Stadium

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

AUSTRALIA v GEORGIA: 9.15pm at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa

SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER

NEW ZEALAND v ITALY: 3.45pm at City of Toyota Stadium
ENGLAND v FRANCE: 7.15pm at International Stadium, Yokohama
IRELAND v SAMOA: 9.45pm at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium

SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER

NAMIBIA v CANADA: 2.15pm at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium
USA v TONGA: 4.45pm at Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Osaka
WALES v URUGUAY: 7.15pm at Kumamoto Stadium
JAPAN v SCOTLAND: 9.45pm at International Stadium, Yokohama

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

QUARTERFINALS

WINNER POOL C v RUNNER UP POOL D: 6.15pm at Oita Stadium
WINNER POOL B v RUNNER UP POOL A: 9.15pm at Tokyo Stadium

SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER

QUARTERFINALS

WINNER POOL D v RUNNER UP POOL C: 6.15pm at Oita Stadium
WINNER POOL A v RUNNER UP POOL B: 9.15pm at Tokyo Stadium

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER

SEMIFINALS

WINNER QUARTERFINAL 1 v WINNER QUARTERFINAL 2: 7pm at International Stadium, Yokohama

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER

SEMIFINALS

WINNER QUARTERFINAL 3 v WINNER QUARTERFINAL 4: 8pm at International Stadium, Yokohama

FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER

3 v 4 PLAYOFF

LOSER SEMIFINAL 1 v LOSER SEMIFINAL 2: 8pm at Tokyo Stadium

SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER

FINAL

WINNER SEMIFINAL 1 v WINNER SEMIFINAL 2: 8pm at International Stadium, Yokohama

Sunday, September 8, 2019

All Blacks Defeat Tonga In Final Test Before World Cup

The New Zealand All Blacks have beaten Tonga 92-7 in their final match before the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Winger Sevu Reece scored the opening try in the 9th minute, and was followed by Ben Smith in the 16th minute. Tries were then scored rapidly by hooker Cody Taylor, winger George Bridge, captain Keiran Read, halfback TJ Perenara, a second for Smith, and Ryan Crotty to give the All Blacks a 54-0 halftime lead.
The tries kept coming in the second half, with Bridge securing the ball from the kick-off and scoring after 8 seconds.
Further tries came from Matt Todd, Ardie Savea, a third from Bridge, then a fourth from Bridge to make it 85-0 after 58 minutes. Ryan Crotty scored his second in the 65th minutes, before exiting the field for the bench, with coach Steve Hansen choosing to make the All Blacks play the remainder of the game with 14 men.
Tonga scored a consolation try Siale Piutau with three minutes remaining, and the conversion was kicked by Viliame Lolohea.

The All Blacks open their world cup with their first match against South Africa on Saturday 21st September at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama.
The All Blacks remaining pool matches are against Canada on Wednesday 2nd October at Oita Stadium, Namibia on Sunday 6th October at Tokyo Stadium, and Italy on Saturday 12 October at Tokyo Stadium.


New Zealand All Blacks: 92 

Tries: Sevu Reece, Ben Smith 2, Codie Taylor, George Bridge 4, Kieran Read, TJ Perenara, Ryan Crotty 2, Matt Todd, Ardie Savea

Conversions: Beauden Barrett 7, Josh Ioane 4.

Tonga: 7 

Try: Siale Piutau

Conversion: Viliame Lolohea

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

All Blacks Named For 2019 Rugby World Cup

The 31-man All Black Team has been named for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey announced the players going to Japan next month at Auckland's Eden Park on Wednesday 28th August.

The team is:

Forwards: Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Liam Coltman, Atu Moli, Nepo Laulala, Joe Moody, Angus Ta'avao, Ofa Tuungafasi, Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Patrick Tuipulotu, Kieran Read (c), Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Matt Todd, Luke Jacobson.

Backs: TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber, Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo'unga, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Rieko Ioane, Sevu Reece, Ben Smith.

Included in the loose forwards was Waikato's Luke Jacobson and Matt Todd, while Atu Moli is included the front row ahead of 108 test All Black Owen Franks.
In the backs Ngani Laumape misses the cut in mid-field, with coach Steve Hansen electing to take Goodhue, Lienert-Brown, Crotty, and Sonny Bill Williams.