New Zealand captain Richie McCaw recovered from a knee injury in time to lead the All Blacks in this weekend’s Rugby Championship decider against South Africa.
New Zealand named the following team to play South Africa in the final round of the Rugby Championship at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Oct. 5:
New Zealand made two starting changes for its final Rugby Championship match against South Africa, picking Hosea Gear on the left wing in place of Julian Savea and replacing Luke Romano with Brodie Retallick at lock.
Australia picked Matt Toomua to make his Test debut at fly-half in this weekend’s Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand, which recalled captain Richie McCaw following his sabbatical.
New Zealand rugby selectors named the following 32-man squad for the All Blacks tour to Europe starting next month:
New Zealand selectors named the following team to play Australia in the Oct. 16 Rugby World Cup semifinal at Eden Park, Auckland:
The Canterbury Crusaders named the following team to play the Queensland Reds in the July 9 Super Rugby final at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium:
New Zealand omitted wingers Sitiveni Sivivatu and Hosea Gear as selectors picked the most experienced All Blacks squad to try and win the Rugby World Cup on home soil starting next month.
Rugby World Cup favorite New Zealand made nine changes to play Tonga in the tournament’s opening match in two days, retaining only two of the seven backs who started last month’s loss to Australia.
New Zealand included Beauden Barrett as one of three fly-halves in a 28-man touring squad for the final two rounds of the inaugural Rugby Championship.