New Zealand named the following team to play England in the first test match at Auckland’s Eden Park on June 7.
Top-ranked New Zealand recalled scrum-half Piri Weepu for its final two Rugby Championship matches and will take captain Richie McCaw to Argentina and South Africa as he recovers from a knee injury.
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 rugby captain Richie McCaw was named to start for the Canterbury Crusaders in their July 2 Super Rugby semifinal against South Africa’s Stormers.
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 named the following team to play Australia in the opening round of the Rugby Championship in Sydney on Aug. 17:
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’s All Blacks won the three major prizes at the International Rugby Board’s annual awards, a year before the nation hosts the Rugby World Cup.
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 beat South Africa 38-27 to retain the Rugby Championship title with its second straight sweep of the southern hemisphere competition. Australia routed Argentina 54-17 to leave the Pumas winless in last place.