September 23, 2019

All Blacks name team for World Cup Final

The All Blacks, who have made no changes to the starting team to contest the Rugby World Cup Final against France on Sunday. The side to be captained by Richie McCaw features just one change on the reserve bench from the team who beat Australia 20-6 in the semifinals, with Adam Thomson recovered … [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...]

Sonny Bill Williams to stay with NZ rugby

Sonny Bill Williams has confirmed he'll stay with rugby in New Zealand for at least another year, and a three-way race is now expected for his signature for Super Rugby. He must decide between the Blues, Chiefs and Crusaders as his Super Rugby franchise. The All Blacks midfielder said when he … [Read more...]

Sonny Bill Williams beats Liava’a on points

All Black and Canterbury Crusaders rugby star Sonny Bill Williams has won a unanimous points decision over Tongan gospel singer Alipate Liava'a in their boxing match at Auckland's Trusts Stadium Arena tonight. The fight labelled 'Fight for Canterbury' went the scheduled six rounds with Sonny … [Read more...]

All Blacks fight hard to subdue galant Ireland

The 38-18 victory for the All Blacks over Ireland at Aviva stadium on Saturday was fast and furious game of rugby. Irish captain John O'Driscoll described the first 15 minutes as the hardest he had ever experienced in a Test Rugby career spanning 105 matches. The All Blacks started with the … [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...]

New Zealand 2011 Super Rugby squads named

New Zealand based Hurricanes, Highlanders, Chiefs, Crusaders and Blues squads for the 2011 Super Rugby competition were announced at Eden Park today. There are few surprises in the line-ups with most transfers of note being well publicised in advance. Newswarped is happy to seed the squads … [Read more...]

All Blacks v Wallabies in Hong Kong – Preview

Both the All Blacks and the Wallabies have gone for experience and reputation over form and match fitness for tomorrows Rugby International in Hong Kong. Any Test match between Australia and New Zealand is an intense affair, but this one is lacking the egde that is normally there. It has been … [Read more...]

Sonny Bill Williams selected for All Blacks

Former rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams has been selected in the All Blacks squad to play Australia in Hong Kong and the Autumn Internationals in Europe. After two seasons with French club Toulon, Williams signed with the Canterbury Rugby Union earlier this year to play in the NPC ITM Cup … [Read more...]

Blog: Quade Cooper-on your bike mate and take Sonny Bill with you

On this side of the Tasman we had the whole Sonny Bill Williams saga a couple of months ago. Would he chose an obese contract in France or a fat contract in New Zealand and a shot at making the All Blacks World Cup squad? Once we had been through all that and he had chosen New Zealand it started … [Read more...]