August 26, 2019

French team ignored coach at Rugby World Cup

Imanol Harinordoquy says the French team ignored coach Marc Lievremont at the Rugby World Cup because he was "lost". The World Cup runners-up came in for criticism after some poor performances in the pool stages, losing to Tonga and New Zealand before reaching the final. Lievremont called some … [Read more...]

Video shows Rougerie eye-gouge attack on Richie McCaw

Footage of French centre Aurelien Rougerie apparently gouging All Blacks captain Richie McCaw's eye has been released after the All Blacks captain played down the incident. McCaw said yesterday that he got "a poke in the eye" in the World Cup final but is not sure if it was deliberate … [Read more...]

Eye gouge claim against French team in Rugby World Cup Final

The French rugby captain's role in an alleged eye-gouging incident against All Blacks counterpart Richie McCaw during Sunday's final has been questioned by commentator Keith Quinn. Quinn told Radio New Zealand there was an attempt to gouge the All Blacks captain's eye during a ruck towards the … [Read more...]

All Blacks team to play South Africa named

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has announced his team to play South Africa in Wellington on Saturday. There are four personnel changes and two positional switches from the the side who beat Fiji 60-14 in Dunedin last week. Adam Thomson will play No.8. With Jerome Kaoino starting on the … [Read more...]

All Black Mils Muliaina signs contract to play in Japan

All Black fullback Mils Muliaina has signed with Japanese club NTT Docomo and will leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the season. Muliaina, 30, has played 94-test matches for the All Blacks' and considers himself "lucky" to have had such a long career in New Zealand. "I consider myself to … [Read more...]

All Blacks v Ireland preview

The All Blacks have named a strong side for the weekends Rugby international against Ireland at Aviva Stadium. They are going to need it as well. Never in recent seasons have I heard such confidence from All Blacks supporters. It is starting to rival the airs of superiority that swirled around … [Read more...]

All Blacks beat Wallabies in Sydney to clean sweep Tri-Nations

The All Blacks have beaten the Wallabies in Sydney tonight for a come from behind 23-22 victory. With the Tri-Nations already rapped up the All Blacks were playing for the people of earthquake battered Christchurch and the honour of being the first side to go through the Tri-Nations unbeaten … [Read more...]