Incoming Tours

Springboks 55, Scotland 6

The Springboks have six changes to their starting XV  and a whole new bench – as migratory birds have flown north.What has been changed is the team that beat Wales last week by a single point with a penalty try…

All Blacks 36(29), England 13(6)

New Zealand will be out to make it a ‘blackwash’ of England and tie the record of consecutive Test victories in Hamilton on Saturday.England are the only team to have beaten the All Blacks since they lifted the World Cup…

Weir boots gives Scotland win

Duncan Weir kicked a penalty in the second last minute to secure a 19-21 victory over Argentina in Cordoba on Friday. The result means that Scotland will head to Port Elizabeth where they will face South Africa’s Springboks unbeaten under…

Owen Farrell out of third Test

England fly-half Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the third Test against New Zealand with a knee injury. Farrell has suffered a strain to the medial ligament in his left knee which means he will miss Saturday’s final game…

Crusaders team to play England

The Crusaders will host an historic mid-week match against England this Tuesday night at AMI Stadium (Addington).   Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to take on the touring side. Packing down in the front row will be Tim…

Farrell at flyhalf for England

Stuart Lancaster has made five changes to his starting line-up, most among the back division, for the second Test against New Zealand. Having welcomed back 15 players from Premiership finalists Northampton Saints and Saracens, Lancaster has resisted the urge to…

EP Kings 12(0), Wales 34(17)

Wales’ three-match tour of South Africa is set for a rousing start, when the visitors tackle the Eastern Province Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.The Welsh Dragons will be sharpening their claws for the…

Australia 50(29), France 23(9)

Australia, comprised of a team of Super Rugby form players, will welcome a French team that is looking a little thin after the Top 14 Final. None of Les Bleus will fear the Wallabies, however, after they embarrassed them in…

All Blacks 20(9), England 15(9)

The All Blacks will get their international season started against a depleted England side at their Eden Park fortress on Saturday.The world champions went unbeaten last year, and they are fully expected to continue where they left off against an…

Haskell earns recall to England side

Loose forward James Haskell has been recalled to England’s starting team after an absence of 12 months for the opening match of their three-test series against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday. The 29-year-old Haskell will start at blindside…

Mallett warns World XV

Nick Mallett was warned his World XV players to have the right attitude when they run out against the Springboks in Saturday’s international friendly at Newlands. Speaking in Cape Town on Tuesday, former Springbok coach Mallett said he told his…

RFU to move All Black’s Test

The Rugby Football Union have failed in their bid to have England’s opening Test match against New Zealand pushed back a week. England have a three match tour of New Zealand this June but they will be without many of…