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Genia, Horne drop out of Wallabies squad

Will Genia’s World Cup hopes have taken a blow with the Wallabies halfback set for surgery on his injured knee. The veteran played only the first half of Australia’s thrilling 24-20 win over South Africa on Saturday night, having limped...

We’ll review it like a loss: Pocock

Bench weapon David Pocock bluntly told it how it is: The Wallabies have a long way to go and must review their Rugby Championship escape-act like a loss. Former captain Pocock, returning for his first Test in three years, was a key figure as...

Genia sent for scans on injured knee

Wallabies halfback Will Genia has been taken for scans on his injured knee and could be ruled out of the squad that will travel to Argentina for the second Test of the Rugby Championship. Genia played only the first half of Australia’s...

Lucky Wallabies get out of jail

For all the excitement and fist pumping after their last-gasp get out of jail win over South Africa, the Wallabies must treat their first outing in a World Cup year like a loss. Saturday night’s 24-20 escape act won back the Mandela Trophy and...

Kuridrani try steals win for Wallabies

Tevita Kuridrani has scored a dramatic post-siren try to drag the Wallabies to a 24-20 win over South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener on Saturday night. In a case of genuine highway robbery, Australia snatched the scarcely-deserved win at...

Fiji finish over Tonga in Rugby cup

Fiji have come from behind to beat Tonga 30-22 in a bone-jarring Pacific Nations Cup encounter in Suva. In a clash full of direct running and big tackles on Saturday, Tonga had every chance to beat their island neighbours for the first time since...

Carter, Williams rested from Boks Test

The All Blacks selector’s juggling act ahead of the World Cup has continued with Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams among those who will miss the Rugby Championship Test in South Africa. The match in Johannesburg next weekend is the first of...

All Black Naholo out of Rugby World Cup

Explosive winger Waisake Naholo’s Rugby World Cup dreams have been shattered by a lower leg injury. The Highlanders flyer made his All Blacks debut in the 39-18 win over Argentina in Christchurch on Friday night but limped off 11 minutes into...

McCaw’s focus is on his rugby to come

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw has allowed himself little time to reflect on a match billed as the last Test in Christchurch for two Canterbury rugby favourites. New Zealand’s 39-18 win over Argentina on Friday night was seen as a chance for...

Hansen hits out at ‘boring’ lineout drives

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has called for a change in rugby’s laws to allow defending sides to collapse “bloody boring” lineout drives. New Zealand conceded two tries from the tactic in their 39-18 Rugby Championship win over...

All Blacks’ display delights coach Hansen

New Zealand have opened their Rugby Championship campaign with an emphatic 39-18 win over Argentina in Christchurch. The three-time defending champions produced a performance on Friday night that was a marked improvement from their patchy win over...

All Blacks open with win over Pumas

New Zealand have opened their Rugby Championship campaign with an emphatic 39-18 win over Argentina in Christchurch. The three-time defending champions produced a performance on Friday night that was a big step up from their patchy win over Samoa...