New Zealand’s Kieran Read was named rugby player of the year while the All Blacks won the team award, the game’s governing body announced.
New Zealand beat England 30-22 to extend its international rugby winning streak to 13 games and avenge its most recent defeat.
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster recalled prop Dan Cole for the match against top-ranked New Zealand at Twickenham in two days.
New Zealand named the following team to play England in their Nov. 16 rugby union Test at Twickenham, London:
England beat Argentina 31-12 in an international rugby Test match, as world champion New Zealand extended its winning streak to 12 matches.
New Zealand named the following team to play France in their Nov. 9 rugby union Test at the Stade de France in Paris:
New Zealand named the following team to play Japan in their Nov. 2 rugby union Test at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo:
All Blacks reserve fly-half Colin Slade has the backing of coaches, players and fans to cover the loss of injured playmaker Dan Carter as the top-ranked team seeks its first Rugby World Cup title in 24 years.
Dan Carter signed a four-year contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union that gives the All Blacks’ playmaker the option of another sabbatical overseas.
Dan Carter, rugby union’s highest scorer in elite Tests, will take a break from the sport next year in a bid to be fit for the 2015 World Cup.
"I want to play in the next Rugby World Cup in 2015."
- Dan Carter on Aug 08, 2013