Australia will give Kurtley Beale “until the final moment” to overcome a hamstring injury and take his place in an unchanged team in the Rugby World Cup semifinal against New Zealand in two days.
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.
New Zealand rugby selectors named the following 32-man squad for the All Blacks tour to Europe starting next month:
New Zealand rugby selectors named the following 35-man squad to attend two training camps before next month’s three-Test series against Ireland. A 30-man squad for the series will be named June 3.
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 rugby union selectors named the following 30-man All Blacks squad for the July 22 Test against Fiji in Dunedin and the July 23-Aug. 27 Tri-Nations tournament:
New Zealand rugby union selectors named the following team to play South Africa in the Aug. 20 Tri-Nations rugby Test in Port Elizabeth:
The Canterbury Crusaders beat South Africa’s Sharks 36-8 to advance to the Super Rugby semifinals.