New Zealand are not only defending the Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park but also an unbeaten record at the ground that is already nearly twice as long as that achieved by any of the top nations in world rugby.
The All Blacks Bledisloe Cup decider against Australia in Auckland is officially sold out, New Zealand Rugby announced today.
Reaction to the All Blacks’ 26-47 loss to Australia in their Investec Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup Test has highlighted a drop in their favouritism for the Rugby World Cup starting in Japan next month.
The Black Ferns have opened their defence of the Laurie O’Reilly Memorial Trophy with a comfortable 47-10 victory over the Australian Wallaroos at Perth’s Optus Stadium.
The Black Ferns are determined to maintain their dominance over Trans-Tasman rivals, Australia when the Laurie O’Reilly Memorial Trophy goes on the line in Perth on Saturday.
Playing the Richie Mo’unga at first five-eighths and Beauden Barrett at fullback option would give the pair a chance to build on their combination in the Bledisloe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test in Perth on Saturday.
All Blacks management are preparing for ace Wallabies flanker David Pocock to be part of Saturday’s first Bledisloe Cup-Investec Rugby Championship Test in Perth.
Hooker Dane Coles is in no doubt the All Blacks’ focus will be fully applied to Saturday’s Bledisoe Cup/Investec Rugby Championship Test with Australia in Perth.
Hawke’s Bay suffered a case of so near yet so far when beaten in the dying moments of their Mitre 10 Championship semifinal against Otago last year.
The global sporting community has taken to social media to share their thoughts and memories of former All Blacks Captain, All Blacks Coach and All Blacks Selector, Sir Brian Lochore, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 78.