New Zealand named the following team to play England in the first test match at Auckland’s Eden Park on June 7.
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 selectors named the following team to play Australia in the Oct. 16 Rugby World Cup semifinal at Eden Park, Auckland:
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 dropped winger Rene Ranger and flanker Liam Messam from its Tri-Nations rugby squad for the July 31 match against Australia in Melbourne.
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.
Australia rugby coach Robbie Deans said his squad must move on from last week’s drought-breaking win in South Africa after making one change for this weekend’s final Tri-Nations match against New Zealand.
New Zealand rugby selectors named the following 32-man squad for the All Blacks tour to Europe starting next month:
Following is a list of the 30-man squads selected by the 20 teams for the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand:
New Zealand named the following team to play France in the rugby Test on Saturday, June 8 at Eden Park in Auckland: