New Zealand made four personnel changes to its starting lineup for Saturday’s Tri-Nations rugby Test against South Africa in Wellington, while Adam Thomson was chosen at No. 8 to complete the full set of loose forward roles.
New Zealand made four changes to face South Africa in their Rugby Championship match in Dunedin this weekend, including dropping scrum-half Aaron Smith for a disciplinary breach.
The Chiefs came from behind to defeat the ACT Brumbies 27-22 and claim their second consecutive Super Rugby title.
New Zealand beat South Africa 29-15 to move atop the Rugby Championship and keep the No. 1 world ranking. Australia held on to defeat Argentina 14-13 for its first win in this year’s competition.
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.
New Zealand named the following team to play England in the first test match at Auckland’s Eden Park on June 7.
New Zealand rugby selectors named the following 32-man squad for the All Blacks tour to Europe starting next month:
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 named the following team to play England in their Nov. 16 rugby union Test at Twickenham, London: