What leading the haka means to TJ Perenara
The All Blacks' haka is world-famous but for the man who will lead Ka Mate and Kapo O Pango in Japan, it's the connection with the land, his ancestors and teammates that's important rather than putting on a show for the crowd.
Understanding the All Blacks' supreme success
The All Blacks are a global sporting powerhouse with a winning record that sits just under 80% over the past 100 years. But how has that success been achieved, and what sets this team apart in not just rugby but world sport in its entirety?
Bok coach Erasmus delighted with 'wonderful' Kolisi comeback
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus was delighted to get 50 minutes from regular skipper Siya Kolisi in Saturday's 24-18 Rugby World Cup warm-up win over Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.
Springboks name uncapped duo to face Pumas
South Africa have called on uncapped front-row duo Scarra Ntubeni and Wilco Louw for Saturday's one-off Test against Argentina in Pretoria.
New dimension to Wallabies attack: Beale
Shaun Berne's influence as Wallabies attack coach blossomed in Perth and Kurtley Beale thinks their all-encompassing approach to running rugby will only be better at the World Cup.
Is there a better way to deal with Scott Barrett's shoulder charge?
As the rugby world waits for news of the suspension handed down to All Blacks lock Scott Barrett, the New Zealander has found a somewhat unlikely ally on the other side of Tasman.
Wallabies to make tough call on David Pocock
The Wallabies selectors face a dilemma before Saturday's Bledisloe Cup decider as they weigh up whether to play champion flanker David Pocock - and, if so, where
All Black Barrett suspended three weeks
All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will miss this week's Bledisloe Cup decider but will be clear for World Cup selection after copping a three-week ban from the SANZAAR judiciary.
Rugby Championship Round 3: Scott Barrett red card a no-brainer
South Africa are winners of the Rugby Championship for the first time, but the big story from the final round of fixtures was Scott Barrett's red card. Was it the right call?
Michael Cheika plays down Bledisloe I win as Wallabies look to Eden Park
The Wallabies only have to rewind four years for a reminder of how a good win can quickly turn sour as they look ahead to the Bledisloe Cup decider.
Pollard stars as South Africa win Rugby Championship
A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa warmed up for the World Cup in superb style, beating Argentina to claim the Rugby Championship.
James O'Connor impresses in Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup win
James O'Connor has seemingly booked his ticket to Japan after he enjoyed a strong outing at outside centre in the Wallabies' stunning Bledisloe Cup win in Perth.
Wallabies thrash All Blacks after Scott Barrett red card
The Wallabies produced their most commanding performance in years to hammer the All Blacks in front of a record crowd at Optus Stadium in Perth, the Australians capitalising on the sending off of Scott Barrett.
Wallabies roll dice on James O'Connor as outside centre
James O'Connor has been given the chance to push his World Cup case after Michael Cheika named the utility back at outside centre in a shock backline selection for Bledisloe I.
Ardie Savea named at No. 6 as All Blacks shuffle squad for Bledisloe I
Ardie Savea will start at blindside flanker in a back-row trio alongside skipper Kieran Read and Sam Cane for the opening Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth on Saturday night.
Beware, Wallabies, the All Blacks are ready to hit their straps
The All Blacks are warning that the band is back together and they are singing from the same song sheet ahead Saturday's rugby Test against the Wallabies in Perth.
Last chance for Bledisloe glory for Sekope Kepu
Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu is vowing to leave nothing in the tank as he bids to hold the Bledisloe Cup aloft in his last-ever series against New Zealand.
Why this 'different' Bledisloe opener is Australia's most significant yet
The Bledisloe Cup heads to Perth for the first time on Saturday, the Test selling out in under a week last year. That was a good news story, but there have been precious few of those for Australian rugby since.
Forget Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale has the X-factor
Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has got the same X-factor as Israel Folau and will pose a similar threat in Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth, according to All Blacks veteran Ben Smith.
Rugby Championship Preview Round 3: Wallabies vs. All Blacks, Pumas vs. Springboks
Has Cheika lost the plot in selecting James O'Connor at 13? Will a new-look All Blacks back-row prove its World Cup worth? What chance are the Pumas at home? Your guide to the weekend's Rugby Championship games is here.
David Pocock, Jordan Petaia included in updated Wallabies squad
Michael Cheika has bolstered his Wallabies squad for the opening Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth with the addition of David Pocock and the uncapped Jordan Petaia.
Bob Dwyer warns Tevita Kuridrani threat being wasted
Rugby World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer says it's not too late for Wallabies selectors to be experimenting but the threat posed by outside centre Tevita Kuridrani is in danger of being wasted.
Key questions for a big fortnight of southern hemisphere rugby
Just one round remains in this year's shortened Rugby Championship, but there is plenty more to consider as the run to the World Cup continues. Here are some of the key talking points ahead of the next block of fixtures.
Steve Hansen defends Beauden Barrett's goal-kicking gamesmanship
Coach Steve Hansen didn't deny Barrett's intentions but said it was a minor case of gamesmanship which was ubiquitous in the sport.
All Blacks cull five for Bledisloe Cup
Prop Karl Tu'inukuafe is the biggest name culled by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as he unveiled his squad for the Bledisloe Cup Tests in August.
Esterhuizen, Orie added to Springboks squad for Argentina Test
South Africa have added centre Andre Esterhuizen and lock Marvin Orie to their squad for the final Rugby Championship clash with Argentina in Salta on 10 August.
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